If large areas are to be painted in one color, one should bear in mind that the desired color may appear relatively light on the pattern, but appear much stronger on a large area. Either you can get professional advice from a retailer or you only buy a small amount of the paint and carry out a test coat on a small area of the wall in the room. Then you can get an even more precise picture of how the paint actually looks and works when it is painted.
A test coat can also be a very good decision-making aid if several colors / shades are suitable. Here you can get a small amount of all your favorite colors and paint them next to each other on the wall as a test. In this way you have all the colors under real conditions in a direct comparison and can usually make a choice more easily.
When choosing a color, it should be noted that oil-based paints are much more durable than water-based paints. Painted surfaces can usually be simply wiped off. If possible, you should prefer colors with only a little solvent. The eco-wall paints, which are now available in a large variety and can be processed like normal paints, are ideal.
Before the walls in the children’s room are painted, they should be prepared for painting. The best way to prepare the walls can usually be found in the manufacturer’s recommendations for the wall paint, which are usually printed on the paint containers.
After painting the walls, the children’s room should be adequately ventilated (no more paint smell!).
Wall design in the children’s room with wallpaper
There were times when wallpaper with children’s motifs was almost automatically used when designing the wall in a child’s room. Since these often all too cute, large-scale designs, especially smaller rooms, quickly become visually cluttered and you usually get fed up with them or the child quickly develops their own preferences, they are usually dispensed with today. Classic children’s wallpapers are only used sparingly – e.g. B. in the form of individual tracks or individual walls / wall areas.
If you opt for a simple wallpaper in one color or in white, you can use a child-friendly border z. B. Make it child-friendly with your favorite children’s hero, without it getting too restless.
More simply patterned wallpapers for the nursery are also nice. By choosing stripes, dots or checks, you can create a pleasant, child-friendly environment that does not create too much unrest in the room.
Wall design in the children’s room with panels
You can also provide individual walls or wall areas with wood paneling or cladding, which adds a cozy touch to the room. This can be done very easily by using boards with tongue and groove, which can simply be plugged into one another. These panels are attached to a substructure made of strips or battens.
The panels can be provided with a glaze or paint to protect wood and to adapt the color.
A hard-wearing wall cladding with panels is ideal in the children’s room, for example. B. in the area of the play area, where the wall can sometimes be damaged while playing.
Which floor design fits in the children’s room?
The floor is the surface or area with which the child has the most direct contact in the nursery. People walk, sit, lie and play on the floor. When choosing the floor covering for the children’s room, you should therefore ensure that it is not only visually attractive and fits the rest of the room design, but also offers the necessary comfort and is also easy to care for.
Overview: floor coverings for the children’s room
Carpet is soft, warm and sound-absorbing and is therefore ideal for flooring in children’s rooms. When it comes to carpeting, a distinction is made between “fluffier” high-pile floors or velor qualities and flatter loop pile fabrics. – Loop fabric is usually better suited as a floor in children’s rooms, as these are usually much more robust than carpets with a high pile. Carpets with synthetic fibers are more durable than z. B. Pure wool carpets.
Natural fiber floor
Flooring is also made from natural fibers such as jute or coconut. For the children’s room, however, only a natural fiber floor made of seagrass is suitable, because it is not only soft, but also resistant to stains.
Linoleum flooring is made from the natural materials linseed oil, cork flour and jute fabric. Linoleum is soft, warm, sound-absorbing, stain-resistant and also has antibacterial properties, making the material ideal for use in children’s rooms. In the trade, linoleum is offered as carpeting / yard goods or in the form of “tiles”. There are many different colors and patterns to choose from.
In terms of its properties, cork as a floor covering is in no way inferior to linoleum, but it is characterized by a lower price. Since the cork floor tiles require a seal, cork is a bit more slippery as a floor covering than in its natural state.
Vinyl is an artificial floor covering that is characterized by high durability, ease of care and durability. Vinyl is usually offered by the meter or in the form of click planks / click tiles. There are big differences in the quality and price of vinyl. When buying, you should make sure that the vinyl is suitable for a higher level of wear and tear. The usage class provides information on this. In terms of appearance, vinyl floor coverings are available in many variants. B. floors in wood imitation or with stone decor.