How to do up your child’s room
Bear in mind that:
- Our babies are what we make of them. We “shape” them daily, starting from the day of their birth.
- With the colours we choose for the baby room, we influence their thoughts and mood. Their surroundings affect them in positive or negative ways ... and, of course we choose the first!
- The proximity of our bedroom with that of the child is also, the fastest way to get to our baby even with our eyes shut (consider those late nights when the baby whines in its crib).
- The sun is a friend. The southeast orientation of the room is the ideal choice. This is the only way to achieve the best natural lighting in the room. The sun may, of course, be a friend, but it must not directly fall on the crib and annoy our little treasure!
- Of course, we do not want air drafts in the children's bedroom, but we do want good ventilation. The proper temperature is around 20-23 degrees Celsius.
- We do not want a damp room for our baby, but we should increase the humidity of the atmosphere in a natural way as possible (wet towel on the radiator). Avoid ionisers and humidifiers.
- Inside the room, the baby should feel free to play with their friends, while growing, without being obstructed by accumulated toys or sports objects, which with time will become one too many!
- Our target is to adapt the baby room (as easily and inexpensively as possible) to the baby’s needs and personality. Your little angel changes every day and, at the same time, their needs are also changing!
- Kids will cause a lot of mess! ... Indeed, when they start exploring, they will cause a lot of mess ... everywhere ... We must create an environment with materials that are not only healthy but also easy to clean. (And this applies until puberty. After that, you will not be able to even cross their room).
- At first, pay attention to basic things. The light and mattress are more important for their development than curtains.
Painting the children's room
It has been shown when babies are born and for few more days, they cannot recognise any colours apart from the very bright ones.
Toys with high colour contrasts, such as striped and plaid patterns, are more appealing to them. They distinguish objects and faces only within a 20-25 cm distance. But, this stage is very brief. With time, they recognise pastels and indeed these colours have a positive effect on them. The beautiful pastels are, thus, the colours recommended for a baby bedroom. Feel free to use them, until their teens when you will have to use the gorgeous bright... blacks! Take advantage of this age to enjoy a room with calm and tender colours.
Green, blue and the neutrals white and grey are cool colours. They provide relaxation and tranquillity. Warm colours evoke intense and mixed emotions, from joy to frustration. They are yellow, red, orange, pink. Moreover, black and brown can be considered as warm colours, too. Silver, ivory, grey, white, black, gold and beige are considered neutrals. These colours make most vibrant colours stand out and can be easily combined with all colours.