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How to design a child’s room? What is more important and what is less important? These questions are asked by most parents. After all, we want our kids to have a comfortable and nice space for themselves. I will try to help a little with the arrangement of such a space.

Furnishing a child’s room is a very big challenge for a designer. It is a diverse space, which needs to be given the right functions and proportions. We will plan the arrangement of a baby’s room, a ten-year-old’s room, and a teenager’s room. Other designs and colors will be in the room of a girl, and others for a boy. Equally important as the age and gender of the child are his passions and interests. It is worth keeping this in mind when designing even a room for a preschooler. This is because five-year-olds can clearly say what they like and indicate what they like more and what they like less. It is always worthwhile and necessary to listen to them.


A child’s room never has a single function. Most often there are several, so it is worth dividing it into convenient zones. The four basic ones are space i.e. zone for sleep, for study, for play, and for storage. In addition, it is very important to plan a field for the “own expression” of the little resident – a place to present drawings, block constructions, and favorite toys. Such a division will make the space comfortable and functional at each stage of the child’s life. This is also a good solution for both the student and the preschooler. A good example of this is the quick and easy change of the play area into a space where the youngster will be able to pursue his passions or spend time with friends.


Another very important issue is the ability to change the room so that it grows up together with the child. Toddlers grow quickly and designing a space for years will allow you to easily change the arrangement and adapt it to the ever-new needs. It also saves a lot of both time, because you don’t have to look for new furniture and change the color scheme of the walls every year, and money, because in turn, you don’t have to buy everything from scratch.

Begin by choosing the color of the walls. You do not at all have to paint the walls in a boy’s room blue and a girl’s room pink. I advise against this option. Instead, I recommend for both the son’s and daughter’s rooms a calm, subdued, neutral color scheme. White, light grays, and warm beiges will work perfectly in this role. They are safe and calming, and you can enliven them fantastically with colorful decorations tailored to the age and interests of the child, which will stimulate his imagination.
You can choose from a variety of stickers and posters with animals, cars, stars, or fairy tale characters. You can also decide to arrange colorful letters with the child’s name on the wall, or illuminated decorations, which will additionally be a lamp to help the child fall asleep. It’s nice if you give the child a chance to choose what he or she likes himself/herself.

It’s time for furniture. Here, too, I advise you to choose something classic, timeless instead of the typical colorful collections for toddlers. This can be wooden furniture, in wood color, gray or white. Remember that they should be of good quality, made of good materials, and finished with ecological paints and varnishes, which are recommended for spaces where children are present. You also choose furniture with multiple functions. The best example is a crib. Most often, when it ceases to serve its function, it can be converted quite easily into a bed for a child. Another example is a dresser with a changing table. It is best to buy a model with the option to remove the changing table. Such furniture manufacturers offer many different configurations, so I recommend looking a little closer. Open shelves are also a good idea, which will allow you to set up toys first, while books or other decorative items later. And one more piece of advice. It’s worth thinking about a large closet in your child’s room right away, preferably built-in, if possible. It will work well at every stage of your child’s life.

Also, do not forget about the cozy atmosphere in the child’s room. This is very important! The impression of coziness will provide in the interior curtains, pillows, or a nice, soft carpet and wood. And in the case of toddlers, additionally colorful plush toys.