When it comes to designing your child’s bedroom, you should always aim to achieve a space that helps them have a good night’s sleep. After all, sleep is crucial for the development of children no matter their age, so it’s important to create an environment they can relax and feel comfortable in. To do this, you need to look at the room available and think about how it can affect your child’s sleep, both physically and emotionally.
We have put together our top five tips for designing your kid’s bedroom to help them sleep at night:
Keep the room dark
Everyone sleeps better in the dark; light can disturb the senses and cause sleep to be broken. Blackout blinds and curtains will prevent early natural light and street lamps from disturbing your child.
If your child needs a nightlight, it is best to opt for a warmer, softer colour like red or orange, so as not to overstimulate them. Avoid phones, tablets and TVs as the blue light they emit can make your child feel awake. If they like to listen to something as they drift off, try audio books or soft music.
Invest in a comfortable bed
This may seem obvious, but a comfortable bed can make a huge difference to the quality of your child’s sleep. Whether space only permits for a single bed frame, or you opt for a small double that will see them through to their early teens, a quality bed is an investment that you won’t regret. There are a huge range of headboards and bed bases to choose from that will ensure your child sleeps peacefully and comfortably.
Clean and fresh
As the saying goes, ‘tidy space, tidy mind’ and that goes for your child’s bedroom too. Keep the clutter in your child’s room to a minimum, as signs of mess can distract us from sleep and cause us to make reminders and lists. Keeping their space clean and fresh will allow them to go to bed with a clear mind ready for a good night’s sleep.
Choose appropriate colours
Colours can trigger emotions; there are certain colours that have more calming benefits than others. Of course, your child’s favourite colour will evoke positive emotions for them and in turn will make them feel content in their space. However, incorporating a mixture of colours can balance emotions and allow for a more relaxing and comfortable atmosphere.
For example, blue is said to have a calming effect capable of lowering feelings of anxiety, while yellow is associated with happiness and motivation. It is best to keep the walls a more neutral colour and use accessories to bring contrasting colours into the bedroom.
Let them have a say
It is your child’s bedroom, so why not let them have say in the design? If you involve them in the decorating process, this will allow them to have input into creating a space they feel invested in, and to incorporate colours and textures that they love.
Whether you’re looking for a single or double bed, we have everything you need to create a comfortable place for your child to sleep. Not only that, our headboards and bases are available in a wide range of colours and textures, so you can choose something that will complement the colours of their room!