Living Room Decorating Tips Designs
Children’s Rooms are charming and practical
WHILE grown-ups live, as it were, throughout the house, a child spends most his time in his own room. This is his domain, his special place, an interior that should be designed and planned to please him and to accommodate all the various activities of a growing child.
Children love exuberant, often vividly-bold colors and color combinations, so plan a room with a more dazzling color scheme than you might give yourself. Many of the children’s room shown here suggest the kind of bubbly, vibrant colorations a child adores. Stay mainly with primary tones, rather than sophisticated off-beat shades. If you are splashing the room with print, take your color scheme from this and apply it in a total way—to painted finishes, accessories and wall decorations—as well as for major areas, such as walls, floors and windows.
Organize a child’s room for work and for play. Arrange the furniture so that there are separate sleeping, sitting, study and fun areas. Provide, if you can, facilities for a visiting friend—a trundle bed, or a twin bed in a room for a single child. Provide ample storage cabinets and more than enough bookshelves. If you plan specific storage for all your child’s paraphernalia, he will develop naturally a sense of tidiness, of putting things back where they belong.
If space is at a premium, eliminate nightstands, and place a writing table between two beds. Purchase furnishings that are hardy and washable and that will “grow up” naturally with your child. Included in this section is a step-by-step story showing how a room, with a minimum of change, can be redesigned to suit new age levels.