If your child has outgrown their bedroom and you are coming up with a new room design, you might want to consider making it educational.
Did you know that if you create your child an educational bedroom that they love, they will then be more likely to enjoy learning? Designing a space for your child that is as educational as it is fun, comfortable and cool is actually, fairly simple.
If the idea of designing your child an educational bedroom appeals to you, then make sure to take a look at this. To help you create a fantastic bedroom that will stimulate your child’s mind, we have put together some tips, below:
Opt for calming and neutral colors
When it comes to creating an educational bedroom, the first thing to understand is that it should be a space that is clean and calm. Children can become overstimulated easily, so decorating your child’s room in bright colors is a bad idea.
If your child is desperate to have their room a certain color, compromise and paint one wall in their choice of color. Just make sure that if you do this, that you position their study area facing away from the accent wall.
Get your child involved
It is their room after all, so it’s only fair that they are involved in decorating it. Sit down with your child and ask them what they would like incorporated into their bedroom. Perhaps there is a certain poster that they would like, or maybe there is a new bed that they want.
Getting your child involved in decorating their bedroom is important, as it makes them feel involved. They are more likely to like their new room if they are involved in making some of the decisions about it.
Don’t opt for bright lighting
Overly bright lighting isn’t good for your child, especially when they are trying to concentrate. Rooms with bright lighting can cause headaches, so make sure to avoid lighting that is too bright.
While the best light is natural light, for doing work at night a desk lamp is ideal. You can also add solar string lighting around the room to add a little bit of extra light, or you could consider getting a dimmer switch.
Add educational features around the room
Around the room, make a point to add educational features. Things like educational wall art - times tables posters and alphabet posters, are ideal for adding to the room.
You can also add educational decor, like a light-up globe and use educational games to add style. In children’s rooms, things like Rubix Cubes and Newton’s Cradle can be used as decor, instead of as educational games.
Add a study area
As previously mentioned, if your child has an accent wall in their bedroom, make sure their study area is facing away from it. Ideally, your child’s study area should face a window so that they aren’t just looking at a wall - walls can create a blocked mind.
In the study area, include a desk, desk chair, computer, filing area, and an area for storing stationery equipment. To make your child’s study area more interesting, you could also add a couple of motivational signs or prints to the wall. Signs that say things like, ‘I can do this!’ or ‘I will pass English!’, are ideal.
Creating an educational room for your child is a fantastic way to encourage their learning and motivate them to do well. If you are stuck for ideas, have a look online for inspiration or get in touch with an interior designer for advice.