Bright and cheerful, give your little one an interactive space of their own
If you’re tired of seeing ‘cutesy’ children's rooms flooded with every cliché in the book, then you’re in for a real treat. Full of colour and natural calm, we styled a kiddie space that’s conducive to both napping or enjoying brain-building playtime.
We know that a large part of a child's brain growth happens from zero to five years of age. So, making smart decor choices can look great while helping with creative thinking. Pay attention to details, and you’ll realise you don’t need a laundry list of expensive toys or fancy furniture!
Start with a broad theme centred on something that you would like your toddler to learn about - colours, planets and stars or even book characters. You can take a leaf out of our book and start with nature. We chose sunshiny yellow to dominate the space and spiked the palette with shades of blue and green. Next, we added floral printed wallpaper, animal-themed cushions, and child-friendly figurines. You can choose to include a stuffed toy from your childhood and tell your child about favourite memories, incorporate some unstructured storytelling, and expand their vocabulary without trying too hard.
Wicker baskets are great for storage but also perfect for teaching kids to count and organise their toys. A thick dhurrie serves as a fun take on a picnic blanket and helps give them a space to read, do crafts and teaches the importance of sitting in one place to concentrate on an activity. Add a simple wooden toy-house frame to hang colourful mobiles and encourage gross motor skills like building forts and perhaps inviting over some imaginary friends for a campout too!
Overall, aim to create a room that will grow and evolve with your child - something you add to and subtract from as their tastes and preferences change over the years.
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