Wood and laminate
A wooden floor in the children’s room can be realized by using planks or parquet. If you decide on a floor made of real wood for your child’s room, you have to be aware that the wood will show signs of wear and tear on a daily basis. Regular maintenance and, after some time, sanding and, if necessary, resealing of the surface are required here. To make the wooden floor quieter, it is advisable to install impact sound insulation between the wood and the screed.
Laminate is easier to care for and cheaper than real wood. Laminate flooring is available in almost every imaginable wood look as well as in other decors such as B. slate, marble or granite. On the packaging units of the laminate, there are information about the stress the floor covering is designed for (keyword: usage class). Laminate has very smooth (high-gloss), smooth and rough-textured surfaces. A structured laminate is recommended for the children’s room, as it is easier to slip on the smooth floors.
How should one decorate the windows in the children’s room?
The window decoration in the form of z. B. curtains, drapes or roller blinds offer a wonderful and easy way to give the children’s room a new touch every now and then. If there are already a lot of patterns or colors in the children’s room or if the room looks more restless, you should be more restrained with the window decoration. Then it is advisable to choose a monochrome and / or structured material or a simply designed fabric.
When decorating the window in the nursery, you should make sure that it can be opened completely in order to allow as much natural light as possible into the room during the day.
When the children are young, blinds or curtains should end above the windowsill. Decorative elements hanging down longer could tempt the child to climb.
When attaching curtains and drapes, one should be very careful and pay close attention to the fact that curtain rods etc. are securely and securely attached.
If the children’s room is on an upper floor, it is also advisable to protect windows from unauthorized opening by the child with window locks or other suitable safeguards.
If the child can only sleep in absolute darkness, it may be advisable to choose light-proof roller blinds or curtains. You can also sew curtains for darkening yourself by lining an existing simple curtain with a dark fabric. Incidentally, a thick blackout curtain not only blocks the light, but also offers protection against drafts and cold and attenuates noise.
It is advisable to prefer a window decoration in the children’s room, which can be easily wiped off or washed.
What is important when it comes to lighting in a children’s room?
As in the rest of the home, the children’s room also needs good and sensible lighting.
By using a ceiling lamp or hanging lamp – depending on the model – a high level of brightness can be achieved in the room, but it is not recommended as the only light source for the children’s room. Good lighting can normally be achieved with the help of spotlights or spots attached to the ceiling. If the spots can be swiveled, it makes sense to align them so that their light is reflected from the ceiling or wall. This also prevents the child from being dazzled.
Wall lights can also be attached for pleasant background lighting in the children’s room. An uplight is recommended for a soft and atmospheric basic light.
A night light is a sensible purchase for smaller children. Such light sources can simply be plugged into the socket and only give off a soft light for nightly orientation. Many children feel safer with some light in the room. Going to the toilet is also easier with a night light.
If the child is already going to school, they also need a suitable lamp at their workplace (desk). The desk lamp should not dazzle and illuminate the study area optimally so that concentrated, fatigue-free work / study is possible.
If a picture book is looked at or read in bed in the evening, a bedside lamp should not be missing in the children’s room. This should emit light so bright that reading is possible without straining the eyes.
Which textiles are suitable for the children’s room?
By using textiles in the design of the children’s room, hard materials and smooth surfaces can be relieved of their austerity. In addition, textiles give z. B. in the form of blankets, pillows, curtains or carpets give the room warmth and comfort.
When choosing textiles for the children’s room, you should make sure that they are easy to care for and hard-wearing. For example, cotton, canvas or linen are ideal for the children’s room.
In an otherwise rather simple children’s room, you can set great accents with beautiful bed linen and quickly and easily achieve a completely new spatial effect by changing to another bed linen.