Why Your Kid’s Bedroom May Be Curbing Their Growth

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While a baby’s bedroom needs to be soothing and calm, a kid’s bedroom require something a little more bright and cheerful It’s important to recognise that your child’s bedroom is going to be where they learn, grow, and mature. That’s why it has to be conducive to the formation of your child’s creative mind and habits! Here are some things you might be doing wrong – and how to fix them!

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Your kid’s bedroom colours decrease productivity

Children can be extra sensitive to colours, so it’s important to pick the right one for their personal spaces. Steer clear of darker shades and pale pastels; it’s bright, vibrant colours you’ll want. There is no hard or fast rule for which colour to use – this depends on your child’s predisposed personality, and different personalities react differently to different colours.

In general, warm colours like red, orange, and yellow encourage energy, creativity, passion, cheerfulness, and concentration; use red and yellow sparingly with neutrals, as too much of these may incite agitation and anger. Green and blue are both calming and good for focus, with the former colour aiding reading speed and comprehension. Be careful with blue, as too much of it has been known to literally give a child the blues! Be sure to ask your little ones for opinions when painting the kid’s bedroom too!

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The lighting is too jarring in your kid’s bedroom

Lighting is key to creating a conducive space! Take a good look at the lighting options that come with the house. Are the ceiling lights too bright or jarringly white? Learn to position your child’s bed, study desk, and reading corner in spots that have comfortable lighting. White task lights are important for focus, and therefore are great when incorporated into table lamps for the desk area. You can also install reading lights by the bed, which can be aimed to the page without glaring over the shoulders, as this can easily become uncomfortable.

To create a comfortable ambience in the kid’s bedroom, remember to include diffused warm lights and uplighters, while smart lights that change from warm to cool are great if you want a multipurpose option! Don’t forget natural lighting options for daytime, also. Layer your child’s curtains, so that they can catch the early morning rays while also blocking out the harsh afternoon light!

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It has too many distractions

Children can easily fall prey to distractions in daily life! While a colourful and fun bedroom is important to promote mental and physical health, parents need to make sure that their choices do not adversely affect their children. In particular, clutter and chaos can really throw your child’s focus into disarray, so there need to be some rules in place for the kid’s bedroom!

Prepare plenty of storage containers and shelving for books and toys and encourage your child to return things to their rightful places after use. Wall decals can also be a fun little addition to the room, but make sure they aren’t overdone so your child’s attention does not wander!

The furniture is too restrictive

Allow your children to engage with the furniture in their bedrooms! Look into furnishings that are fun as well as functional; consider a little tortoise chair that is both a seat as well as a friend. The layout of the furniture also matters. If you are able to, separate the bedroom into multiple zones for sleeping, playing, and learning. This way, your child will instinctively know what they are meant to be focusing on when they are in certain zones!

What are your kid’s bedrooms like? Tell us what your little tricks are for keeping your little ones happy at home!

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