Trends come and go throughout the years, especially when it comes to kids rooms. The ones right now appear to be more toward reasonably sized and even small family dwellings, but still influenced by urban life. Unfortunately, lots of children play outside even less than once a week. Staying at home, they expect fewer bookshelves but more flat screens, Playstations and power sockets. That’s why, nowadays, the kid room’s design can be very challenging, taking into account the rapidly changing urban environment and the fast pace at which kids are growing up.
Here comes the new role of the design – to fit into and improve children life. In brief, the latest trends follow not merely aesthetic but practical, sustainable and child – friendly approach.
1. Lean Design Concept in your Kid’s Bedroom
If you don’t have the luxury of space, we suggest keeping everything planned, organised and tidy. In-trend style at the moment is the Scandinavian, neutral, monochrome, with colours inject in the forms. It perfectly combines with geo and abstract forms, cut out shapes with colourful backing. The clean-lined look and abstract patterns inspire a tidy but playful atmosphere.
If you’re not a big fan of clean, white walls and want to add a bit of colour to them, you can easily make that happen by using maps as wallpapers. Just cut the maps as needed to fit them around windows and doorways, and use double-stick tape to attach them to the walls. It’s so easy and the investment is not at all large.
However, following a simplified design concept certainly pays off in the future. It will help you make the transition from a toddler’s room to a big kid’s room, saving money on interior decorating.
2. The Clever Storage Trend
Storage-optimized room for play allows children to foster their creativity and imagination. Making storage practical, easy-to-use and accessible is essential for teens and all ages in-between. Also, space-saving and storage ideas let the kids create their own space where everything goes. Last but not least, it allows for further remodelling and decorating without changing lots of things.
What to focus on?
Multipurpose comprehensive storage solutions
A kid storage bed is a great way to optimise your kid’s room space as it keeps the floor always ready for play. You will also free up plenty of space for homework when the child grows up. The wardrobe or the dresser can be even omitted as there is a lot of space under the bed mattress, which can be effectively used.
Taming the Toys and Books
Make sure there are designated places where the toys and books go. The sooner your child develops the habit of tidying up after themselves the better. If your kid is not particularly fond of the idea of cleaning, turn everything into a game.
Create a “Tidy Area” where all the toys should go and decorate it with lights, stickers and drawings. Usually, baskets and bins are the perfect storage solution for your children’s toys, whereas for books we recommend using rolling and open shelves, cupboard with doors, and storage tables.
Clutter Detox With Corner Shelves
Sometimes framed photos, toys, artwork, books, first – aid kits and others should be placed in a higher and safe place so as not to be swollen up or trodden on. Truth is, most kids don’t really pay attention to those things anyway, so if you can declutter the area and leave only the important items, it would be even better.
Still, if you want to have some space where you can place the framed photos, drawings, old books, etc, install some shelves in the corners of the rooms. Make sure to go for a minimalist design and a neutral colour so that they can be implemented in any future interior plans. The home corners are usually overlooked and unutilised place, so you can install shelves anywhere in your kid room to gain extra storage space.
3. Create a multi-sensory environment
A sensory room or an area serves to improve your child’s perception of the world around it and its senses. The design implements special objects, music, lighting, and other furniture that will increase the self-expression of your children and ultimately improve their everyday lives. It’s a very common practice for individuals with ADHD, ASD, SPD, and general problems when interacting with the world around them.
This child-centred environment needs distinct activity zones, including calm areas for sleep and messy areas for play. You will help your child blossom with a bespoke design of a wooden playhouse in the playground area. A nice addition would be a DIY swing made of pallets. The calm space can be spruced up with a lovely frame house bed for sweet dreams. And there are so many other DIY ideas. Just make sure to build invisible barriers to divide the playing from the sleeping space.
Another thing you can do is create a blackboard wall with paint. There is a big variety of them on the market and the best part is that this paint can be applied to a lot of different surfaces – metal, wood, drywall, glass, and more. It can be a small section or an entire wall, the decision is yours. Just make sure it’s not close to the bed so you don’t get it dirty with chalk.
4. Embracing the neutral
Imagine being a kid and being able to put your design imagination into action. How wonderful it would be in the child’s eyes if they can decide on furniture, upholstery, wall decor and many more. That’s why you don’t “lock” the child in the decor. Go for the natural white ceiling and opt for a more neutral design. This will keep things simple to encourage your kid creativity.
Here are a couple of design suggestions your kid will love.
- Give the child freedom and thousands of stickers to create its own amazing wall art installation.
- Let him display his artwork through a twine on the wall.
In conclusion, we need to stop pushing our kids. Let them grow in unison with their surrounding environment. Encourage them to influence the overall decor and design of their rooms so they can be a part of the process and appreciate their space even more.