Optimizing space while creating a personalized corner is the challenge for all parents to design a child’s room. Colour, cot, paint or wallpaper, follow our inspired ideas to redo a child’s room from floor to ceiling….
Like a child, the child’s room is in constant motion. At any age, he needs to feel at ease in his space. A new room layout or a better daily organization are good starting points to redo a child’s room. A durable decoration that is as close as possible to its personality completes this redevelopment. Before embarking on small jobs or robbing decoration sites, discover our ideas for redecorating a child’s room.
1. Choose a custom bed for your child’s room
After the bar bed stage, you have several options. Depending on the surface of the room, the wishes and the age of the child, his bed can be progressive, of different dimensions, half height or mezzanine.
The evolutionary bed is an investment, profitable over time. It modulates according to the child’s age and adapts to his or her rhythm. Make sure you invest in the right combination: the purchase price is often higher, so it is better to anticipate your child’s needs.
An intermediate bed (with a bed size of 70 x 150 cm) is a smooth transition to a king size bed for children aged 2 to 5 years. Another solution, the single bed (with a bed of 90 x 190 cm) allows the child to sleep from 3 years old in a bed that he will keep for a long time.
The high crib provides space on the floor for storage or a desk area, for example, under the crib. Between 4 and 6/8 years old, prefer a bed at half height (about 130 cm). After 6 years, if the child is skillful, he or she is able to climb up or down a secure mezzanine bed.
2. Add a touch of originality to the wall decoration
Available in all themes and colours, wallpaper offers many ideas for a child’s room. On a whole wall or a single strip, it can bring character to the room. We also use it with pleasure to delimit space. Behind a bed, a wallpaper with soft patterns marks the sleeping area. A playful wallpaper, for example, to colour in, is synonymous with a playground for children.
Another alternative: decorative accessories to be glued to the wall. Geographical patterns, well inspired quotations or colourful animals, stickers can be adapted to all styles. Often at low prices, they allow you to dare a touch of originality in a neutral child’s room.
3. Installing smart storage
In the bedroom, baskets filled with toys for storage have the advantage of being accessible to children. A good way to teach them to tidy up their own little things!
If floor space is limited, use high-rise storage. Be sure to keep the things the child often uses handy. A few shelves on a wall for the most fragile books or toys. At the top of a cupboard or closet, you can store anything that is not useful in everyday life.
Have fun by highlighting the decorative side of the storage space. A hanging closet hanging from a branch, an animal-shaped coat hook, hijacked lockers… Inspire yourself from the sites and DIY to create practical and playful children’s storage spaces at the same time.
4. Setting the tone in the child’s room with colour
Forget the classic powder pink for girls and baby blue for boys! Start on a neutral base for the whole room and accessorize the decoration with a few touches of more offbeat colors. If the choice of colours is infinite, don’t forget to keep a certain amount of light in the child’s room.
On the materials side, opt for a natural paint if possible, with few solvents, or with an ecological label. If the children are young, think of a washable paint or preferably satin, with a slightly shiny appearance, easier to clean. The more dirty mast will have the advantage of creating a softer atmosphere and hiding imperfections on the wall.
5. Furniture: settle for the essential to save space
Instead of overloading the space with a multitude of furniture, it is better to list the child’s needs and keep it to a minimum. A bed and bedside table, a wardrobe or chest of drawers, a desk and a chair. The accumulation of furniture stifles the room, already cluttered with toys. This allows the child to enjoy better circulation in the room, which is very important to him, and a larger floor space.
At best, the idea is to invest in evolving furniture that can grow with the child. A bedside becomes a desk, a cot becomes a big bed, etc. Otherwise, anticipate the different stages to come: the entrance to primary school and the need for an office, the arrival of a little brother and a new bed, etc. to avoid changing furniture every two years.
6. Don’t neglect the floor in the child’s room
By concentrating on furniture or walls, we almost forget to think about the floor, which is a key element in a child’s room. From a very young age, we understand that a child likes to lie down, play, read on the floor. Choose a suitable covering, rather comfortable for small feet.
Parquet is a good solution if it is massive. In laminate, beware of shocks that could damage it! The carpet comes back into the house more beautifully, why not install it in a child’s room like a cocoon… The option of plastic floors (vinyl or PVC) allows for practical daily maintenance.
Once the flooring has been determined, create different areas in the child’s room using carpets. A rest area with books or a play area with your favourite toys for example.
7. Adjust the brightness at any time
The child’s room must be well lit and smart. The child evolves in his room at all times and needs a light adapted to each of his activities. For the general lighting of the room, a suspension or a floor lamp allows to have a great luminosity. With several small table lamps, you create a light for homework and other quiet activities (reading, colouring…). During the evening or at night, a dimmed light is the most appropriate. Nightlights or lights illuminate the child’s room just the right amount of light.