Calm Spaces for Kids
Posted on January 24 2017
We’ve been trying to keep some of that holiday calm going as the days get fuller and kid's lives will inevitably get busy again.
In the lead up to back to school crazy we wanted to share our top 5 hints for simplifying children's bedrooms to create a calming space. We all love colour and want to encourage creativity and positive energy, but it’s also great to add some calm so kids have a getaway that helps them re-centre.
We’ve also had a chat with Jacinda Malloy, Interior Stylist from Hide and Sleep to get her top 5 too!
Jacinda’s top 5 hints for calm kids’ spaces…
1) Paint your walls. Muted colors don't have to be boring. Soft lavender, sage, milky greys and dusty blues are all perfect shades to create a peaceful kids room.
2) Storage, storage, storage. An uncluttered space is a peaceful space. The Plyroom coat rack looks much nicer on the wall than coats and school bags on the floor.
3) Inside /Outside - most people find nature relaxing, so bringing greenery and wood into a kids space is a great way of adding a calm feeling. Wood furniture is a perfect base and adding a plant or hanging a vine wreath is another way to incorporate the natural elements of the outdoors.
Imagery sourced from Pinterest, Fanny & Alexander and Plyroom.
4) Don't clutter. Keep decorations to a minimum. Avoid lots of prints and gallery walls. Simplicity is the key.
5) Let the light in - Let as much natural light in as possible and open the windows and allow fresh air into your kid’s room. Use light weight curtains and sheer fabrics if you can. Natural light reflects and bounces off walls making rooms feel larger and more spacious which in turn makes for a lighter, brighter, calmer space.
Top of our list...
Imagery sourced from Friday and Today and Plyroom.
1) Have a space where your child can place treasures that doesn't occupy too much space, even off the floor. Like our Little Nest.
2) Reading lamp that is wall mounted keeps surfaces clear and creates more space.
Imagery sourced from Aimee Tarulli, Pinterest and Plyroom.
4) When bed covers are concerned, less is more. Teddies and cushions are treasured and important, but perhaps don't go overboard!
5) Think about products that have multiple purposes, so there are less things in your child’s room. A toy box that doubles as a seat is a great option.
Our inspiration board for calm rooms we love...
Imagery sourced from Fanny & Alexander, Pinterest and Plyroom.