7 Kids’ Room Ideas That Inspire Creativity, Calmness, And Mindfulness
It is the wish of every parent to see their child grow into a healthy, creative, fulfilled, and emotionally mature individual with great awareness and understanding of the world. However, many don’t know that the development of such a being commences the day he or she is born. Since day 1, children spend an enormous amount of time in their rooms, therefore this particular space is a fantastic place to start from:
1 – Turn the room itself into your child’s canvas
Little ones love to express themselves and share the power of their imagination through the wonders of drawing and coloring. It’s also a significant form of self-discovery and self-exploration and can play a huge role in the blooming of one’s artistic side. Although parents are generally not at all enthusiastic about their children creating little masterpieces on walls and doors, there is a way to allow them to do so which also prevents messiness and chaos in your home. Consider covering the child’s doors or walls in chalkboard paint in order to transform them into a big chalkboard-like canvas on which your child can scribble and draw as freely as it wants.
2 – Don’t neglect freedom of movement
Children are vivacious creatures by nature, so it’s a great idea to always leave enough room in their own private space for different kinds of physical activities and games. If you live in a bigger house, choose for your child a room that will accommodate those needs as well. Many parents turn their attic space into a kids’ room precisely because it is usually spacious enough to welcome various entertaining physical challenges. Thus a child always has an opportunity to expend its energy in a way that will help him or her improve physical health, strengthen motor skills, but also contribute to his or her overall mental balance.
3 – Choose furniture that will follow the child’s rhythm
The importance of making the right furniture choices is often overlooked, though there are plenty of reasons for parents to do the opposite. Carefully picked furniture for a kids’ room can make a world of difference, especially with really young children. Opting for smartly crafted baby furniture adds a special touch to children’s space by appealing to them both perception-wise and mind-wise. It is also an esthetic attraction because of its color and softer shapes. Moreover, it is made to be highly sturdy and durable, which helps prevent accidents and injuries during your child’s playing/thinking/creative activities. Put differently, well-chosen furniture for a kids’ room not only looks nice, but also embraces and facilitates children’s rhythm of sleeping, resting, learning, and enjoyment, simultaneously providing additional safety.
4 – Fill the room with a plethora of colors
Kids thrive in and absolutely adore colorful surroundings! By exposing your child to different colors, you are also inspiring a more vivid imagination. Secondly, you are allowing him/her to develop his/her own aesthetic taste, learn about what he/she likes and dislikes, as well as the countless ways in which colors can interact with one another. Take into account, though, the psychological effect of colors. Stronger, bolder or prominent colors tend to have an overly stimulating effect on the mind. So, if you want to nurture calmness and a soothing atmosphere in a kids’ room, remain inclined to softer or pastel nuances, which achieve exactly that.
5 – Pick toys that develop thinking skills and mindfulness
Not every toy makes a wise choice for a child, despite the fact it is made for kids. Certain toys are far more successful than others at boosting your child’s calmness, creativity, and thinking skills. For instance, building blocks, kinetic sand, improvisation games, models, 3D, and jigsaw puzzles, and the like, would be a great addition to your child’s room. Naturally, you will also be taking into account your son’s or daughter’s age when making the decision on what to get.
6 – Bring the world to your child’s room through wall images
Just because your child is not spending time outdoors while in the room, it doesn’t mean that you cannot bring fragments of the outside world inside. We know that nature affects the mind in a particularly soothing manner. Therefore, it’s a smart idea to implement some natural elements in a kids’ room as well, through colors, shapes, scents, but especially through images. The more realistic, the better, which would make photography the ideal solution. An abundance of nature photographs on your child’s walls can inspire serenity, but also encourage the child to be curious about the world and its spectacular phenomena.
7 – Bear in mind the effect of sound
Having mentioned the effect of nature, another solid idea is to surround the child with a variety of sounds and soothing noises we experience in nature. Speaking more generally, how you approach sound itself here is highly relevant. Ensure the room is properly insulated and cover the floor with soft carpets or similar items to avoid excessive sound wave permeation. That way, external noises will not interfere with the room, and the sounds coming from the room will not be heard in the rest of your home.
Building a mind-nurturing and psychologically desirable environment for your child does involve more research and planning. However, the results of such efforts can be highly gratifying.
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