Creating an inspiring bedroom for your child
We spoke to Sulin Sugathan, President and Director of Retail at Royal Furniture, about designing your child’s bedroom to set them up for success!
A child’s bedroom is not just a place to sleep; it’s their sanctuary, a space where dreams take flight. As parents, we strive to give children an environment that promotes restful sleep, fuels their imagination and nurtures their creativity. Below are five ways to create a lovely, inspiring space for your child.
The colours in your child’s bedroom can significantly impact their mood. It’s good to opt for soothing shades, like soft blues, gentle greens and lavenders, to create a tranquil atmosphere that promotes relaxation. These colours are known to facilitate restful sleep, but don’t shy away from injecting vibrant hues into the room as accent colours, as these can ignite children’s imagination.
The centrepiece of any bedroom is the bed. When it comes to your child’s sleep quality, comfort is essential. Invest in a high-quality mattress to ensure restorative sleep and consider soft, hypoallergenic bedding made from natural fibres for a comfortable and healthy environment. Adding a dreamy, colourful bed canopy creates a cosy nook where your child can retreat and feel safe.
Lighting plays a crucial role in setting the mood and ambience of your child’s bedroom. Incorporating different lighting options will cater to their different needs and activities. A dimmable overhead light is great for general illumination during playtime or reading, but also consider adding a bedside lamp for a soft, warm glow that creates a calm atmosphere before bedtime. Additionally, fairy lights or a constellation projector can transform the ceiling into a starry night sky, sparking your child’s imagination and turning their room into a magical wonderland.
A dream bedroom should inspire your child’s creativity and provide ample space for play. A dedicated corner or an area where they can explore their hobbies and interests is helpful. Setting up a small art station with a drawing table and supplies, and a bulletin board to display their masterpieces, encourages kids to make art. By installing shelves filled with their favourite books and toys, you allow them to dive into imaginative play. Making these dedicated spaces empowers your child to explore their passions, cultivating their creativity.
A child’s bedroom should ideally reflect their unique personality and interests, so it’s always better if they have a say in the design process, incorporating elements that speak to their aspirations. Whether it’s a wall adorned with their artwork, a gallery of photographs of their favourite memories, or a themed décor inspired by their favourite story or hobby, personalisation adds a touch of familiarity and makes the space their own.
Designing the right bedroom for your child goes beyond aesthetics; it’s about creating a space that nurtures their dreams, fuels their imagination and promotes a good night’s sleep. You can create a haven for them using colour, textiles, lighting and honouring their creative side. Remember, a well-designed dream bedroom is not just a place to sleep, but a sanctuary where your child can blossom.