For most parents, decorating their child?s room is an extremely exciting task. In fact most parents I meet are often more excited than the kids themselves when it comes to designing or decorating the child?s room. Of course whether you are decorating a room for a new born or for a toddler, there are a number of things you should take care of to ensure your child makes the best of their new room.
For me, the first thing I look at is the colors. Did you know that different colors can affect the mood of your child in a variety of ways? In fact colors can make a difference to your child?s concentration, energy, focus etc. For example, colors such as red or yellow create energy. Yellow is often used in many kids? rooms as it is associated with the brightness of the sun. Also it helps light up a room even if there is no direct sunlight entering the space. While brighter colors create energy, colors such as shades of blue are associated with relaxation and soothing your brain. Blue can be a great color to get a child to calm down whereas shades of green can be used to help a child focus. The color that you want to use is up to you but doing a little research on the effects of each color on a human being can be great for your child?s future.
Another thing to keep in mind is that a child will always be quite possessive about their own rooms. It is a space which they can call their own. Many kids use their rooms are their own sanctuary. That?s why if you notice, many kids who are older, try writing their names on the walls or at the entrance of the room. Psychologically, they are trying to convey that you are entering a space belonging to them. That?s why when I decorate a room, I find out the best ways to write the name of the child at a place where it can be read easily. May be on the wall above the bed or outside on the door to enter the room.
To spell the child?s name, I love the eco-friendly wooden letters you get nowadays which come in all kinds of designs such as wooden letters with dolphins or fairies on them. There are plenty of varieties from which you can choose from and these letters stick easily to any surface. Most important of all is that they are eco-friendly and free of harmful toxics.
In fact that is the other factor I look at while decorating a child?s room. All materials used whether colors, furniture, decorative items etc must be all eco-friendly. This is not just good for the environment but it is one of the most important things you can do for your child?s future health. Problem with non eco-friendly products are that it slowly enters the system and hence you do not see immediate effects on your child. But you can be sure that they are causing harm and kids who are exposed to non-environmentally friendly products have shown various health problems as they grow up.
These are little things that you can take care of while creating a special space for your child but they go a long way in helping a kid be happy and enthusiastic all of the time.