Peer into Little Big Rooms
Designing a child’s room presents a particular challenge: the space must be fun for both the parents and the children. As it's here that budding young minds first explore the world, these rooms must be fine-tuned to nurture creativity and flexible enough to stand the test of time as a child grows older. Our new book Little Big Rooms explores how to set up a children’s room that is fun, colorful, and that gives children room for playing, daydreaming, and letting their imaginations run wild. Browse the book, which is also available in German as Kinderkram, in our webshop, or read on to find some of the top tips on designing a kid’s space from our recent release.
Creating a Concept
As a child grows and their personality becomes more refined, the child’s room should be flexible enough to develop alongside their interests. That isn’t to say fast-fashion interior design is necessary—staples such as wallpapers, curtains, rugs, and carpet should be chosen based on that which can last a lifetime of being paired with passing trends and temporary interests of the child or children in question.
A growing mind needs plenty of rest, so the design of child’s bedroom must carefully consider how to build and maintain healthy sleeping habits. The secret to a successful sleeping arrangement is to ensure that child feels safe, secure, and comfortable. Soft textiles offer a material comfort; calming colors might lull a kid into a bedtime mood. A room should also consider the progression of growing up: as the child grows into a teenager, the space should be prepared for a series of bigger beds to be set up in the future.
Childhood is the perfect time to learn to respect one's possessions and one's space: be sure to provide ample storage for clothes, toys, and books in a kid’s room. Some retailers offer small-scale adaptations of their classic racks, shelves, and dressers made for children’s rooms.
Plenty of room for activities is a necessity to foster a child’s imagination and encourage their creativity. Whether it’s a simple reading nook or an elaborate child-sized house in which they can daydream, the place for playing is not to be neglected: it’s a where a kid learns valuable social and interpersonal skills.
Desk and Accessories
To help ease a young learner into healthy habits for completing schoolwork, writing stories, or drawing pictures, consider working together to build and decorate a desk that they will feel comfortable at, and one which will continue to inspire them as they grow older.