Setting up a room for a child is more restrictive than you think: like putting toys, bed, storage in one room. They will be spending a lot of time there. But how do you fit everything into the room while making the child feel good?
We have looked into this, and here are some tips we have learned to make your child feel really good in a still functional room:
Above all, know that there are 3 spaces in a child's bedroom: a sleeping space, this is a reassuring space, a cocoon where they will feel comfortable and safe. Then a space to play, plenty of free floor space with a soft surface. Finally a space to create, a place where their imagination. For example: a wall covered with paintings, a magnetized surface to display their latest creations and so forth. In the room, your child will be able to have fun, rest, and develop their creativity. It is safe, and gives them a chance to explore the world, expanding when they feel comfortable. It will also give you a way to direct their energy. No more toys in the middle of the living room and sleeping in your bed! They enjoy their room, it is their world and they enjoy spending time in it.
Now for the practical tips:
Develop your child's imagination by helping them design a world that your little one loves: Feel free to make it themed. Does your daughter love space? Make a moon theme where she can feel like an astronaut. Does your son love knights? Make a room with a castle theme. It really doesn't matter, you can find the fitting theme for any child.
Sometimes you have more than one child in a room.
If two children share the same room, create 2 universes. The room must be the room in which each child feels good, everyone must be at ease there, it is better to let them choose very different universes. For example, you can assign each of the occupants a color of their own: the green drawers of the dresser are for Alex, the yellow ones are for Quentin. Even if they share the same room, everyone has to feel at home and have their own bearings when they are there!
To give your children good habits and empower them, here are a few tips. Storage for example: place large bins at each child's disposal (or for a single occupant), make them easily accessible, where they can easily store their belonging paint or stencil, the toys that are intended for each container. Thus, storage can even become a game: the goal is to put the toys back in the right bins!
I'm sure parents will be just as thrilled with this new distraction!
To gratify and develop the creative nature of your children there is nothing better than to exhibit their drawings. Don't hesitate to put them under glass, in frames, and use them as decorative elements! Your child will be thrilled and it gives you a memento. Have the child sign and date them.
Don't hesitate to share your tips for children's rooms!