What if the design taste of your client changes with respect to time? Could the stability in design be achieved in that case. Speaking of children, how is it that one standard interiors could grow with your kid turning from a kid to a teen? You might be thinking that designing any space could be simpler than a kids’ room. Ha!
For a child, a bedroom is more than just a place to sleep. Right from sprawling on floor to a room to do schoolwork, listen to music, play games, read, build models, visit with friends, and keep innumerable toys, it is used by him / her almost 12 hours a day.
Designing such a space involves not only minimal redecorating and repainting every few years but also should sustain serving all the above functions, yet should be comfortable and inviting throughout.
The following tips will help you get through it –
- SPEAK WITH THE KIDS ABOUT THE DESIGN
The ultimate experts on what kids like best are kids themselves. Involve your children in the design process by letting them help with color selections for their rooms. However, do not go overboard with their opinion because they’d want change often so use color schemes that can be easily modified when their passions go another direction.
Include their interests, and ask for their opinions as you create a decorating scheme, especially when it comes to paint, furniture, and fabrics. What you want is a room that both meets your needs and pleases your child. For young children, colors that help them create and explore are best.
- USE PATTERNS
Patterns also begin to come into play as kids reveal their personalities. Stripes, polka dots, zig-zags, and abstract motifs play well with children’s furniture and are easy to swap out for something a little more sophisticated as they grow into young adults.
Pre-teens and teenagers often prefer muted color palettes that feature one or two accent colors. Incorporate a favorite color into the room somewhere.
- LOOSE FURNITURE IS THE THING
Use a castle bed or a bunk bed as loose piece of furniture. This can be modified as and when your child grows. Inculcate furniture which can be changed with respect to time. One could also consider adding a mural or chalkboard wall or stick-on wall decor. Black and white with a favorite color all over in items that are loose is an easy way to go about it.
- SAFETY FIRST
For any child, a safe environment is critical. Review the literature on all surfaces and products, and get up-to-date on product recalls before you make major purchases. The younger the child, the more durable and easy furniture and surfaces should be to clean.