Interior design has great psychology influences in a person’s behavior and bodies without us knowing it. A well-made interior not only increases personal efficiency, improve mood but also develop talents and help bring up the kids. People and designs are usually connected. Most of the time, design is used to define a person. Children especially are extra sensitive to all the elements such as colors, textures and type of lighting used in the interior design therefore utilizing the elements to achieve the perfect ambience of the space where the children spend a lot of their time in can promote the mental tranquility of children as well as their creativity because the imagination formed in a child’s mind will affect the entire life of the child. Incorporating a themed playroom in your home with appropriate concept and safety measurements is the best move you can start with to help contribute to the overall development of your children. What are the things you should consider when designing a kid’s playroom?
1. Space and Storage
Space planning is the one most critical factor to consider when it comes to design a kid’s playroom. You should have a play area with sufficient activity space and entail with effective storage. If you have an open floor in your home, space planning will be much easier. Although it may sound counterintuitive, you can also include a work area in the playroom. Divide the playroom into zones and consider some built-in storage space and ready-made shelves that are easily accessible by your children. Children often don’t like to get involved in cleaning up and organizing their toys. If your budget allows, you can consider building floor storage where you can just sweep all their toys under the floor and out of your sight. Fully utilize your wall space by hanging a net or bag for plush toys and stuffed animals.
2. Age and Interests
Plan and design the playroom according to the age and interests of your kids. Do your kids like to play with toys, work on crafts or they are bookworms? Create space that is relevant to the needs of your children. It is important to resemble the design as closely as possible to the desired of your child. Involve them in the design process to make the area more personal and they enjoy spending time in. Take the age of the children into account and think of the sustainability. Design a room that can easily transform into other spaces in the future when your children grown up. Suggest some long lasting and multipurpose furniture that is suitable to be used for all ages.
3. Safety and Practicality
Safety and practicality is another key aspect to be considered. Nothing is more important than then safety a child. Eliminate any carpentry and products with sharp edges and make sure everything in the playroom is childproof. Especially if you have small children, get some creative furnishing with appropriate height so they can topple them. Place everything your kids need that is within their reach. Soften the floor by placing thick carpet or rug, install rubber flooring that are easy to clean if possible. Create easy to use storage and include cushy element into your design. All textiles and materials must be child-friendly to avoid your children from getting injured.
4. Color and texture
It is important to carefully choose the color and texture of the room as it influences your children personality and mood. Warm color usually inspire happiness whereas cool color can have a calming effect for children. For instance, the color red is said to have the ability to energize the body and excite the mind. Too much red may encourage aggressive behaviour and inability to focus. Orange is one of the great color for children as this warm color help encourage confidence, extroversion and independence. Soft yellow can help a person to concentrate and bright yellow can help to increase memory. However overused of yellow colour might create anger and the feeling of agitation. Blue and green colour have soothing effect. Research found that applying green color in reading zones can improve the reading speed and comprehension of children. Like everything else, excessive use of will bring negative effects so be sure not to overuse the same color.