A Guest Post: Inspiring interiors for children’s rooms

One of my favourite things to do, is to plan and design the interior decoration of the rooms in our house.  I’m almost disappointed that the house is more or less finished now, as I no longer have an excuse to browse endless home-wares websites or lust after cushions (of course I still do, I just have to be more strict with myself about buying anything).  Anyway, if you, like me, love a bit of room planning, then hopefully you’ll enjoy this guest post, which gives some inspiration for creative decoration of kids’ rooms….

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Children’s five senses are developed with rapid speed and creatively decorated rooms stimulate the five senses, cultivating creativity in children. When arranging your child’s room it should of course be based on the child’s gender and age. Additionally, look at the individual child’s needs, interests and habits. At the same time, a good storage place where toys can be easily located by the children is advisable. A child’s room is a space where there should be an opportunity for your child to play, develop and be creative. Therefore, happiness, imagination and joy are the keywords in creative kids interior.

Accessories in the nursery

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Kids love mattresses. They are good to jump on, jump off and snuggle in. If the room is not large enough to permanently house a mattress on the floor, the mattress can be fastened to the wall with a rubber band or belt, so children can have the freedom if they want to play around.

Also, even very young children can be involved in the tidying-up by making toy boxes with a sign on like “soft stuff” and “hard stuff” as this is easy for most children to figure out how to distinguish what goes where.

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Decorating the nursery

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Sliding doors with a papered motif is always a nice and practical touch to a kid’s room. All toys and clothing are assembled in racks along one wall.

It is important for children to be stimulated by colours, without ending up in chaos. We adults can easily select a portion of the spectrum and then control all furniture and paint after it.

Since children’s five senses are developed with speed you must think of expression instead of organising and arranging so that the environment of the bedroom only encourages small play. From approximately 2 years old, children love to jump on and jump off things, climbing back up and jumping off even more wildly. As children get a little older again, one of the most important parts is the floor space, where they have enough free space to create large Castles and LEGO projects.

Also, you could make fun storage boxes painted in the same colour as the walls. Make sure that the kids think it’s a little exciting to find their toys in certain boxes.

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Best details

A roller blind is rarely particularly attractive, but it can be made more attractive by drawing a design on the back, then cutting out the shape with a utility knife. The nimble fingered  DIY types could cut an entire fairy tale! A good tip is to cut on a glass or mirror plate. Remember to keep your subject at the bottom of the blind, so the decorated part can be pulled down over the window sill and the room kept completely dark.

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If you are not the type to cut out fairy tales on Roller blinds – it can be quite ambitious; you could get some cheap beautiful Japanese blinds to give the room some light and colour. Also, Vertical Blinds are the most versatile blind option for many rooms and are an excellent choice for large windows. Getting the right measurements for blinds can sometimes be tricky when it’s your first time. However if you follow these simple step it should be fairly manageable.

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Best do-it-yourself idea

A bed loft in the children’s room could free up space on the floor and give the child a fun and creative way to play and, at the same time stimulate the child’s imagination.  You could for example do so by creating an exciting cave ceiling. The cave can be used to play and have fun, but it can also easily serve as a sleeping place with a moulded mattress at the bottom.

Tip: Build yourself a bed loft

  1. A bed loft requires a solid concrete wall, the right screws and wall plugs and proper sizing of the posts. If the event must withstand 200 kg, each pole could carry 50 kg. – Ask for guidance in a DIY store.
  2. Then buy four posts at the desired height and two bars (10 x 10 cm and the desired length) to put on top of the posts.
  3. Posts and beams are screwed together with MM-steel brackets (bars screwed to sixth in the bars).
  4. Then screwed into the joist from above the beams. On top of the joists down a plywood plate screwed to joists.
  5. Now you can design screwed to the wall with a solid MN-bracket.
  6. It can be closed off with walls of plywood or protected by a railing.

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