The renovation of the children’s room in the new home requires special attention from every parent. It is important to know the basics in order to create a safe, beautiful and comfortable room for your kids and they must keep in mind some things to ensure their comfort and safety.
Choose a suitable room
Unlike a regular bedroom, a kid’s room has to be a combination between a playroom and a place to sleep. This will be the place where your child spends most of their time and you have to make sure the room is bright enough. However, if you live somewhere with a hot climate, it is better to choose a room where there are no sun rays hitting the room during the day. The room should also be well insulated from outside noise (from the street, the neighbors) and away from wet areas.
The paint has to be of high quality and the colors shouldn’t be too bright. Since they are for a child’s room, settle on light shades with the appropriate decoration. You can paint something on the wall, especially if you have a creative child. Moreover, it is good if the walls can be washed. It is a well-known fact that most children at some point are going to pick up a marker and draw on the walls.
The same goes for the ceiling. Whatever you choose, it is best to be of calm shapes and colors. Don’t start decorating the ceiling with cartoon characters or a child’s drawing because children grow really fast and their taste changes all the time. It is better to concentrate on the lighting and maybe choose a lamp in the shape of airplanes or motorcycles, the moon, or flowers.
Floor and door
Hardwood flooring is probably the best choice for a child. Wood floors are durable and unlike carpets can be cleaned easily. As for the door, you have to make sure it provides a good sound insulation. Glass is not a good choice because it can be broken easily and your child might get hurt so it is best that the door is made from solid wood. Thus, you will be able to do chores around the house and even run a vacuum cleaner while your child is sleeping.
No matter where you live, if you have financial stability, it will not be superfluous to install an air conditioner in the room. It will provide the optimal temperature and fresh air, which is vital for your child’s health. It is important to determine the location of the air conditioner so that the air flow is not directed to the bed. Another essential thing to have is an air purifier. Think in advance where the device will be plugged in because most of these devices produce little noise while working and they should not be placed too close to the bed.
Specialists’ advice for lighting is 15 watts per square meter. Consider installing a combination between hanging lamps and built-in lights in order to control the brightness in the room. Another essential thing is to have additional lighting in the reading area and a night light. Keep in mind that the light bulbs should be placed a meter above the floor for the convenience of the child.
Kids love experimenting, no matter how dangerous you tell them something is. To ensure your child’s safety there must be a minimum of electric appliances. It is best for the cables to be hidden and inaccessible.
It is also good to consider windows that are child-resistance. However, if it is already built-in, you could install special handles that will prevent them from opening easily.
Choose a well-lit place where you can put a table or a desk with drawers. This will be the place where your child can get creative and it will be convenient for storing all the pastels, crayons, glossy blocks, glues, and all kinds of art materials.
The desk with a lot of drawers mentioned above is also a great place for storage. This is a great way to teach your child from an early age where to arrange his belongings and avoid them being scattered all over the house. What is more, shelves with convenient textile boxes and toy baskets are also a great way to prevent complete disorder in the room.
Decorate the room according to your child’s gender, age and interests so that it feels like the most special place in the world for them. Bright posters and stickers for example are great for interior decoration of furniture and walls. Throw pillows in unusual shapes, interesting door knobs and shelves are also something that adds a personal touch to the room. Use your imagination and you will discover that the ideas are endless.