Whether you’ve got a new tyke on the way, or an experienced, Certified ParentTM, designing a room for your little one takes a ton of considerations based on their age and personality. Children often start their sense of character from home, and it is important that their rooms reflect their own likes and dislikes.
At a very young age, however, exploration and curiosity are the most important factors to nurture in kids as they create a picture of their environment. Learning and brain stimulation is essential for all life stages: from infancy to adulthood, and you should consider the educational factors of items in your child’s bedroom.
Children’s Room Renovation Ideas for Every Life Stage
Of course, children’s rooms should also have a sense of fun! Play around with colors, shapes, and textures that your little ones would like, or have your teens involved in the design process so they can fully express themselves in their rooms! And with that, let’s look into different designs for kids’ rooms!
Infant Age: Stimulate with Colors and Sounds
Newborns and infants don’t have fully-developed eyesight yet, and rely on blurred shapes, colors, touch, and sounds to make sense of the world around them. It is best to renovate the kid’s room before the baby arrives and consider soft, easy-to-clean surfaces, bright colors, and soothing sounds in your baby’s room.
Safety is your number one priority in baby’s rooms, as you aim to provide the best for your little one. For any renovation projects, hiring a construction company is the safest option as they would know the proper ways of creating stable design pieces, especially if you’re considering hanging shelves, lighting, or heavy items on the walls.
Remember, anything that is hung up can fall down, so be extremely careful when hanging heavy objects, such as shelves, lights, and fans, above cribs to avoid dreadful accidents. Mobiles are terrific for children at this stage, as their brains get stimulated with the different colors and sounds from the toy!
Toddler Age: Age of Exploration
Children are naturally curious and explorative when they get to the toddler stage. This is also the stage where they shift from crawling to walking, with a few stumbles along the way! Provide your toddler with a soft landing by lining the floors with plush carpeting, foam flooring, or soft rugs to cushion their fall as they learn how to walk properly.
Provide fun and educational toys in your child’s room, and entertain them with activities that drain out their energy in time for bed! You may also start teaching your kids to clean up after themselves by having organizational pieces in their room: shelves, toy boxes, cubby holes, and more. Your goal is to create a space for your child to explore, learn, and have fun!
Preschool Age: Character Building
The preschool age is when children start to gain a sense of their unique personality, based on their home life, their friends, the shows they watch, the games they play, and plenty of other factors. This is the sensitive stage where everything the child sees, hears, and experiences will affect their character building in the long run.
Ensure their character building is steered in the positive direction by instilling good values in them at this stage. This is also the stage where you can introduce a child’s bed instead of a crib. Customized furniture is great for building a sense of identity, especially with items adorned with the child’s name!
School Age: Functionality Meets Fun
The kids are now getting their formal education! With their school comes homework, lessons, and studies they need to do at home. Provide them with a safe and productive environment to do their school work, and consider adding a study into their rooms where they can concentrate on their lessons during school nights. A nice, firm and comfortable mattress are also a must-have!
However, all work and no play make Jack a dull boy! Remember that your child’s bedroom isn’t a library, so mix up your renovations with some fun aspects that your child enjoys. Renovate the room to include spaces for studying and focus, as well as a relaxing space where they may read, play games, and rest up as they please.
Adolescent Age: Gateway to Adulthood
Let’s face it – as parents, we may never understand the trends and preferences of our teens and pre-teens. Yet, we have to try to give them the space for them to express themselves. Their rooms serve as their solitude at home, where they can feel like themselves without the judgment or scrutiny of an adult.
However, this does not mean that you should be hands-off with your teens. Adolescent children are in need of guidance as they transcend into adulthood. Teach them proper values such as organization, cleanliness, and responsibility of their space with their own cleaning tools, organizational shelves and spaces, and even personalization tools to make their space!