Decorating a room for kids can be especially fun. When making spaces for children, you get to really let your imagination take over and use the kind of bold design that rarely appears in other areas on the home. Children enjoy lots of excitement, so bright colours, crazy patterns and eclectic furniture all work well in here. The goal is to to create a room that will spark their imaginations, encouraging fun, creative, and educational games. In this ideabook, we present some photos from our own Indian experts that are sure to give you some great ideas for decorating your kids' rooms.
So many of our kids dream of living in a castle, and with this room, created by Mumbai-based interior design group Hopsoch, they can truly be the little kings and queens of their own kingdoms. Everything in this room, from the wardrobes to the desk, is cleverly designed to resemble a fairy tale castle. The project even includes a whimsical balcony; a perfect little terrace from which your child can survey the territory or enjoy a book. If you look for a minute, you might notice that one important element of a child's bedroom is missing: the bed! The bed is cleverly concealed underneath the desk area and can be easily pulled out at bedtime. This arrangement is perfect for smaller spaces or for creating a room that can be either a playroom or a bedroom, depending on the needs of the moment.
As we can also see from the first picture, the ability to customize your kid's room from moment to moment can be a valuable asset. Kids like to have lots of little areas and stations they they can use to create different play scenarios, so a customizable space is always a good idea. One way to achieve this flexibility is through the use of small items of furniture that are light enough to be easily lifted and moved around. These ottomans, sold by retailers Natural Furnish, can be rearranged to match whatever is needed at the moment. They can be anything ranging from seats for flipping though a picture books to walls for a secret fort!
When we think of kids rooms, we often picture the bedroom, but, of course, kids have control of lots of other spaces in the house as well. Here, from Gupta’s Associated Architects, we see a fun, imaginative bathroom for kids. The mirror is decorated to show an underwater scene, which works quite well considering that the reflective material resembles water. You can be sure that your kids will look forward to brushing their teeth with a bathroom like this!
This design for a kindergarten school, by M & P Architects, is full of inspiring ideas that you can apply to your own home playroom designs. First, and perhaps most important in a child's room, is the use of lots of bright colours. These cheerful, primary hues help to make the space feel friendly and imaginative, perfect for young children. We also especially love the little recesses built into the brick wall. It is always nice for children to have cosy little nooks for reading or quiet time, and these small arches create perfectly sized hiding spots.
As we mentioned earlier, decorating a kids room gives you the opportunity to make the kinds of fun, funky design choices you steer away from in other areas of the house. Why not try something like these colourful and creative walls by Krishna Equytech? The pattern of bright circles makes us think of bubbles and other fun childhood activities and is sure to liven up any room!
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