I have a question for all the parents out there: If I stepped into your child's bedroom, what would I see first? Would it be the vivacious yellow walls, the bold chevron patterns on the furniture, or overbearing designs on the rugs and bedding?
The real question I want you to ask yourself is – do you think the room overstimulates your child? Overstimulation occurs when a child is overwhelmed by experiences, sensations, noises, colors, and activities. It's often more than they can cope with. With all the toys, books, and games a child typically has, the overall room design should be more relaxed to help balance things out.
Going to bed and waking up each morning should be comforting - serene, if you will. Could you imagine waking up to bright lime green walls, or perhaps going to bed with walls adorned with high contrasting stripes? It's easy to see why some children are terrified when come night-time or why they may start their mornings off cranky. A child is constantly barraged with information all the time, from media, to learning; it's all designed to stimulate them. Their room needs to be their sanctuary, a retreat away from the overload brought on by the day's activities.
Do you think it might be time to breathe fresh life into your child's room? It might seem overwhelming at first, but in all honesty, less is more. Let me give you some beginner's tips to help guide you:
Simple, non-distracting elements implemented in a child's room. Photo Credit: Paulina Arcklin
Tone It Down
Try to set the right mood in your child's bedroom. Start by choosing monochromatic shades. Stone, light gray, or soft tans are all great places to begin your redesign. If you or your child has a favorite color, simply soften the tone. Warm, inviting elements like this will serve as the perfect starting point for your child's newly redesigned space.
To make the room more inviting, find a cozy rug for the little ones to play on. Choosing a cotton-based material will add comfort and make the process of cleaning it more straightforward. Not to mention the overall aesthetics of the room will be absolutely on point.
Adding Some Flare
Are you still looking for a few more additions? If your toddler has transitioned to a big-kid bed, you should consider purchasing different varieties of pillow covers. When you think about it, any modern, boho design creates an inviting atmosphere, and the kids will adore them! If you have a nursery, try out a tasseled pillow cover. The options are endless! Pillow covers are a great way to accentuate any room while still adding a casual and or playful effect.
Toys can overpower a house or room. Most of which are made with harsh chemicals, plastics, and other toxic materials. Especially for babies, having their mouths and on these sorts of toys can be hazardous. There are better solutions out there.
It doesn't take much to entertain children; their imaginations tend to take care of this for them. Help them to fine-tune their motor and cognitive skills by giving them natural toddler toys. These are perfect for both older babies and toddlers. These sustainable solutions offer them the ability to learn colors, motions, and exploration!
Make a cotton rug a comfortable area for children to play with their all-natural toys. - Fabhub
Organization Is Key
Be honest. Does your child's bedroom look like a tornado passed through it? It's easy to allow their space to fall apart. It's a space where children spend the majority of their time. As a parent, I am sure that you've opened your child's room and been surprised on multiple occasions. You need a solution, and organization is a great place to start. A woven basket can be utilized as an organizer for toys and other miscellaneous items found in your child's room.
You can take it one step further and use the basket as a method to instill good habits into your child at an early age. Talk about the importance of keeping a clean room and putting items away after they are done with them. Work alongside them to help get their room neat and tidy. A clean room is a room devoid of distraction.
Decorating and designing a space for your child should be an enjoyable experience. I'd encourage you to allow them to help. Show them options and give them choices. Involving them will enable them to feel accomplished and vested in their newly designed space. It might feel like a challenge at first, but in the end, the results will be functional and swoon-worthy.