A room for our little ones is not just about toys and blue/pink paint. On the contrary, the children’s room should be a place where everything is thought out to the last detail. The child grows in it and takes its first steps both physically, but also mentally. Colors, equipment and furniture layout all have an impact on the development of creativity and personality. We will share with you what interests us…
Traditional Chinese art that helps us to establish harmony in the room (house or office). Literally translated as „wind and water“, the wind dissipates the energy in the space and the water retains it. Deroating according to feng shui principles should positively affect our housing and health. It is more complicated with children‘s rooms which have to perfectly fulfil three functions. The first function is a creative space for games, the second is a healthy place to sleep, and the third a quiet and bright corner for learning. It is therefore ideal to divide the children’s room into three zones. It is not only about walls or high room dividers. You can optically separate one from the other with, for example, carpets, curtains or wallpaper, even in a small room. Be sure to avoid rich colours. Opt for more neutral, natural tones. Kids love variety, but if there are many bright colors in the room, it can promote inattention and hyperactivity. Furnishing also includes lightning – multi-stage lightning with optional light intensity is the best. Moreover, young children cannot do without a bedside light or light chain. Beware, according to feng shui, there should not be an aquarium in a children’s room, because water retains all emotions. When it comes to materials, be sure to take wood into account when furnishing. Equip the play area with a soft carpet or play mat. Choose colours according to the child’s personality. The best toys are the wooden ones and especially the ones which promote the child’s curiosity and development. And the good news is that the play area is allowed to be a little chaotic. Kids like toys loosely placed in the space where they can see well, so let them have their little mess.
Nowadays, Montessori education is popular among parents. This education philosophy is named after Maria Montessori – an Italian doctor who dedicated her life to raising children and their physical and mental development. According to her, a child under the age of 6 will learn more than a young person during university studies. Lots of kindergartens are Montessori in the city. What’s more, you will find a lot of Montessori toys and accessories in the shops. You can also equip the children´s room in the Montessori style. The environment in which the child grows up is very important for the child’s development. The basis of a Montessori room is that the child has everything at hand, can reach everywhere and is as independent as possible in its own space. For example, instead of a cot, a bed is placed directly on the floor to encourage the baby to crawl or sit unsupported. According to Maria Montessori, movement “feeds” the child intellectually. Choose soft colors as well as decorations and, most importantly, decorate the room simply. The rooms should be naturally calm and peaceful to help the child feel safe. It is recommended to place a family photo there so that the child learns to distinguish all family members. Montessori toys should be changed in the room to prevent them from becoming commonplace. However, at the same time, there shouldn’t be lots of them and have to be chosen to correspond with the child’s age. The toys are not thrown away but kept and stored as they can be used again. An interesting element is a mirror in the Montessori room. It develops imagination and self-awareness. In addition, the mirror helps learning self-dressing. The child sees itself and the process of self-dressing is easier. Montessori education also emphasizes touch and the opportunity to touch. When choosing accessories, you should prefer crocheted blankets, fluffy rugs, cork mats or soft pillows. The more materials, the more opportunities to explore and discover.
We could go on listing more different principles, tips and inspirations for a long time but, for now, we wanted to outline at least a few interesting tips you can use when furnishing a children’s kingdom.