Design your kid’s room (5-12 years)

Make sure your children’s ever-evolving needs are accounted for by creating a multifunctional space infused with their big personalities. Designing such a room is a challenging yet rewarding task. We’ve rounded up a few expert tips to help you along the way.

1. Start with the basics

While decorating can be fun, especially in a kid’s room, it is easy to go overboard. To avoid a cluttered room with a bunch of things that your child will soon outgrow, start with essentials and build up from there. A bed, a desk, and a wardrobe in neutral or wood tones make for a good base. You can make changes to the décor as your child grows older.

2. Experiment with colour

Children at this age may still be indecisive, with their favourite colour changing often. To incorporate their changing tastes, opt for less permanent ways to add a pop of colour to their room’s interiors. All the while, maintain a neutral base that’ll highlight all the other colours. Changing the bedding and the draperies to the colour of the month is easy enough. Painting the shelves in vibrant colours, peel-and-stick wallpaper, decals, etc., are also great ways to introduce accent colours.

3. Create well-defined zones

Children’s rooms are usually multifunctional spaces — play, study, and sleeping areas all in one space. With clearly demarcated zones, children will be better able to compartmentalize. There are a couple of different ways you can do it. You can use anchoring elements such as area rugs and different wall décor as indicators. Task lighting for each zone in addition to ambient lighting will also help.

4. A little nook to wind down

Children also appreciate a little nook to wind down in privacy. Start with establishing comfortable seating. A rocking chair, a swing chair, or even floor seating are great starting points. Add a couple of pillows and a warm throw blanket will add finishing touches. If your little one has the flair for the dramatics, you can design this nook with a canopy flowing down from the ceiling or as a tent!

5. Creative outlet

Children need creative outlets— it can be in the form of a play area, art space, a library, etc. Incorporating one of these in their room will go a long way. Start with something simple like a table and a chair. And as the child grows, you can turn it into a full-sized study. Remember, to make it accessible to children, design these spaces to be child-friendly in terms of size, materials, etc.

6. Involve your child in the process

From colour options to layouts to picking textile, include your child in each step of the process. As a result, they will have a room that they love and you can ensure that all their needs are met. Helping design their own room will be a great way for the child to express themselves. It will also help build a sense of responsibility to maintain the room.

How can Arrivae help you?

Designing a child’s room is no easy task. With Arrivae’s end-to-end interior design services you can now design the perfect room for your child. We want your little one to be safe and happy in their space, and to ensure it we have developed a brand new technique- Wooden Fun Kids.

With Wooden Fun Kids, you get interiors that are child-proof and made with high-quality materials. And you get all of this without compromising on aesthetics. For more details, visit our Experience Centres spread over eight major cities or get in touch with our designers over a call for a free consultation.

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Edited by Relin Hedly

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