Children are so playful and fun and it has been very rewarding for to me to represent a child’s personality through their space. A child’s space doesn’t have to follow all the rules that adult spaces follow and can be more whimsical and creative.
I thought it might be fun and hopefully helpful to share a few of my tips for decorating children’s space:
Tip # 1: Give your children a space where they can be creative and express freely. I think it’s important to provide a space for productivity; drawing, painting, and sculpting. Children learn to problem solve by being creative and making “messes”. This “creative nook” doesn’t have to take up much space, and can be a wall or a small desk. My children love drawing on Maja’s large chalkboard wall. And it has also helped eliminate my daughters desire to draw on all the walls and furniture in our home.
Tip #2: Keep books, toys, and clothing easily accessible to encourage healthy independence. For example, in my daughter’s room I have kept most of her clothing hung low where she can reach and dress herself, along with her favorite toys and books. The storage items that I would not like her getting in to are kept in the red bins on the top shelf.
Tip #3: Give your child an everyday environment that is warm and inviting. For example, in my children’s bathroom we have framed prints taken from some of our favorite sea voyaging books. As well as other small accessories and pops of color that add warmth to the bathroom, and make it feel more childlike and a fun place to spend time.
If you’d like to see our entire home as well as some more of my ideas on decorating you can see our home tour featured on Design Mom.
p.s. To read more from Meta, visit her inspiring and creative blog One More Mushroom.