When a room for a newborn, keep in mind that decorating a nursery can go as much about creating a comfortable space for you if your child plans. With babies rarely spending time alone in their room, a quiet corner for you to nurse your baby is essential. As they grow, energetic toddlers will need a place for supervised play, and a safe and cozy bed to encourage them to just be cuddled down at night. The more independent Tweenies will crave their own den for games and sleepovers with friends, while self-teens, privacy and a place to do their homework is very important – what was once your domain will most certainly their own.
But it is also important not to lose sight of your own aesthetic. “It is easy to abandon your sense of style when it comes to decorating children’s rooms,” says Esther Wise, founder of cool linen and accessories company Renegade Kids. “Instead of going all out with pink or puppies, to to apply the same procedure as you would when decorating the rest of your home. no danger to your own taste. “
Yes, the ideas on the following pages you will be inspired to a space that adapts to your changing needs children, without breaking the bank or compromising your personal style to create.
Rest and comfort are all important for newborns, so choose delicate hues and tactile fabrics for comfort. Instead of furniture designed with babies in mind, choose well-made items that you can personalize with your child. For example, one may be supplemented by a changing mat to make a chest of drawers, and cabinets with adjustable rail may be increased as your child grows. For a really trendy to white lacquered furniture is a timeless Scandinavian look and works well with colorful accessories and textiles.
New babies should form and movement to encourage, “says Laura of places and play spaces. “Mobile phones are great, but make sure they are hung high enough to reach out when your child is old enough to stand on.”
A two-in-one cot will last until your baby is ready for an adult bed. For a beautiful Scandinavian design check out the design of Stokke.
Blackout blinds are a good choice for babies’ rooms. They make it much easier for children to adjust to light during the day or night and should help stop them awake at dawn in the summer months. Blinds you can to let as much natural light as possible at other times.
To prevent your baby becoming too hot or too cold, not the position of their bed next to a window or through a radiator. It is also a good idea to invest in a room thermometer. Babies are much more sensitive to temperature than adults and SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) is associated with overheating, so it’s important to try to keep the room at about 18 ° C
Children grow out of the latest fads as quickly as their first pair of shoes, so instead of giving in to a whole room of Dora the Explorer, choose a neutral background and the introduction of color in textiles, graphics wall stickers (which are fast and easy to change) and fun accessories. “Mount photographs of the leaders in cheap frames, ‘says Anita Kaushal, author of the family home lifestyle,” or encourage your children to draw their own pictures and instead the frame. “
Teach children to clean as soon as possible by low hanging pegs and keeping store at your fingertips.
“Small children spend much time on the floor, so they treat a very small rug to keep warm soil,” says Laura Slack. The Speed of carpet Habitat is a nice circuit design.
Boxes and baskets are ideal for storing toys and games, and can easily be carried around the house if necessary. Label the fronts for easy identification and keep a basket at the foot of the bed for stray toys that are still kicking around at bedtime.
Dimmers are a blessing for the control of a sleeping toddler and can be left on low for a child who is afraid of the dark.
Cover electrical outlets and keep loose cords away
Older children will enjoy with any input in how their room looks. Ask children what they like about their favorite toys, “suggests Laura Slack. “Use these colors, textures and patterns and the basis of the scheme around them.” As a bubblegum pink and electric blue against all your interior design principles, a compromise with powder pink and dove gray. “Instead of dousing entire walls in vivid colors, buy cheap or second hand furniture and paint the place, ‘says Anita Kaushal. “Then your children can have what they want, but it is completely disposable.”
Bunk beds make the most of every inch, and they are ideal for sleepovers and caves. Alternatively, a single bed with a pull-out trundle another mattress for when friends come to stay houses. The White Company has a stylish design.
Adjustable shelves can accommodate large picture books for small children, are adjusted for paperbacks as CDs and DVDs.
Lights are an easy way to add a magical touch – string twinkling lights around a mirror for a little girl or pin-up a network of light to a personal cosmos for a budding Spaceman it.
Murals can be a focal point in a nursery. “A modern, minimalist room that appeals to adults can be fully updated with a stylish graphic mural,” said Mandy Collis Funky Little Darlings, who can a custom mural with your child’s favorite things to create. “Pick modern furniture and upholstery in the colors of the mural of a coherent look. “
Not position furniture near a window, and apply the catches on the windows as an added security measure.
When kids hit the teen years, a whole new challenge in designing their waiting rooms, “says Judith Wilson, author of Teen Zone. “The layout may require radical changes as fresh issues arise, from controlling noise allowing privacy.” Late teens to personalize the space so they stay where they will make?
“A montage of photos, pictures and memorabilia is a great way for youth to express themselves,” says Anita Kaushal. Cover a wall in cork tiles on the wall of Blu Tack store brands and isolation of the rest of the house the sound of the Sugababes latest CD.