When it comes to your children, you only want what’s best for them. Sleep is so important to your kid’s health and well-being that creating a peaceful sleep environment is crucial to ensuring that perfect night’s sleep. You can create this by using a few tips and tricks, and with a little creativity, you’re well on your way to making the peaceful sleep haven your child needs.
Choose a Soothing Color
The color can really set the tone for a child’s room since children are proven to be more sensitive and reactive to colors. While there are many colors to choose from, you should focus on finding a color that is cheerful and promotes healthy, happy behavior. Children can really benefit from a color that sets a happy tone.
There are quite a few colors that exceed all cheerful standards during children’s room renovation. Orange, for example, is one that tends to be underused but is one of the most beneficial colors for a child’s room. Orange is said to encourage confidence and independence – two qualities we can only hope our child will gain. Yellow is another shade associated with happiness and motivation.
Colors like blue and green also have positive aspects. Blue has been proven to decrease depression and anxiety, depending on the shade, of course. Children who have tantrums are able to relax more in a blue environment.
Green is one of those colors that is naturally calming and soothing to a child. Green may also help increase a child’s reading speed and comprehension during school study.
While warm colors like brown and tan have some positive effects, the darker shades tend to be too much for a child. It could be hard for a child to focus in such a dark environment. A child needs brightness and cheerfulness.
Red, for example, is a color that can encourage bad or aggressive behavior. Cool colors can sometimes remind a child of a hospital-like environment; so providing them with softer tones throughout the room would be necessary if you were to paint the room a cool color.
Make Sure It’s Cozy
Once you’ve decided on a color, you’ll need to make sure to incorporate items into the room that will comfort your child. Children love soft items so plush animals, pillows and, plush throws are sure to make your child feel comfortable and cozy at all times.
Children also love family photos. By decorating your children’s room with family photos or their own artwork, you will promote warmth and feelings of security. Visit your local store or search for fun artwork ideas that you can do with your kids, and hang them up on their walls. Children love to feel proud and accomplished of their work, and will always remember the project they completed for their own room.
Add Magic with the Right Lighting
This can be a tricky part, depending on the age of your child. When you think of happiness, you probably think the brighter the better. While this may be true especially for children, older children may want dimmer lighting at night to encourage bedtime. Dimmer switches are a safe way to enable your child to choose their own lighting depending on their mood. Encourage something stylish or that goes with a theme in their room that they will surely love.
Always keep wall mounted lights out of reach of children at all times. Also, a good idea is to use LED light bulbs so that less heat is emitted. Safety is always a main concern when redoing a child’s room to ensure no accidents.
If you choose to go the creative route, you could always decorate your own lampshades or look up ways to incorporate some unique design by searching online. One popular way to decorate a lampshade is a circle style, where different colored circles are pasted onto the lampshade to create a fun, modern look. The ways to create a fun lighting technique are endless.
A Job Well Done
Once you’ve completed your child’s room remodel, you’ll want to keep the environment peaceful by always keeping it uncluttered. A messy room can promote over-stimulation caused by any clutter in the room. Keeping everything closed and organized will ensure no sleep disruption.
Your child will thrive in a bedroom that encourages cheerfulness, is calming and cozy and will help them grow into well-adjusted adults. Providing them with this happy environment will keep them content and safe in their own home.
Jeff E. Brown is a freelance writer and a self-taught handy man with a knack for lifehacking and DIY projects. Based out of his home office where his two dogs keep him company while he types, Jeff loves writing about home improvement topics, teaching others all the tips and tricks he has learned since he moved out of an apartment and into a house. When he’s not writing, he loves organizing barbecue parties in his garden.
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