Different colours set differentn moods. Select wall accents that will accentuate your child’s personality. The right colour can liven the space. Garima says, “This year, the colours have mainly been neutral with fun bright accents —both walls and furniture have had a high popularity of whites. From wallpapers and murals, to picture frames and pop art, varieties of DIY looks have been used to enhance the interiors in children’s spaces.” A wall is like a blank canvas waiting to be filled. Adding to this, Mithila says, “Pick an accent wall and use a striking wallpaper that compliments the theme. Keep the other walls neutral and adorn them with accessories like personalised wall art, faux taxidermy animal heads or mix and match picture frames to create a gallery wall. Removable wall decals instantly spruce up any space and are a great cost effective option.” Speaking on one the latest trends, white imagination, Ayushi says, “Using a neutral colour on the walls and getting in the required brightness through furniture and furnishings, including accent lighting, is in trend. The trend is thereby called white imagination where the base is white and the colours through different elements are the imagination you bring in. For example, having a polish done on the furniture with the kid’s favorite colour or using accent lighting of that colour is a good idea. One can also opt for blinds of the chosen colour too.”
One should always use non-toxic colours in the kid’s room since kids are in general sensitive, especially their skin. It’s safe to use soothing colours in a child’s room with a few bright accents.
Ayushi says, “It’s vital to go for the best quality paint, even if it is a tad expensive. Having a good paint on the wall with the right shade could make or break the overall look of the room.” You might end up spending a little more in selecting a wall accent as this has become a trend and a ‘must have’ lately.
Keep In Mind
● Parushni advises, “A wall theme looks resourceful for an interior and one can do a lot around it, particularly by integrating the theme as well as the interior articles at disposal. But it can easily turn into a nightmare if one is not careful in assimilating and augmenting the furniture with the wall accent. If there’s a wall illustration then keep the same touch with the floors so that it doesn’t look disconnecting.”
● The room of a child is not a place to get them excited— they need to rest too. To get a perfect time spent in any space, the right balance of colour usage is a must. Colours and accents create the mood in a space and have an impact on behaviour and health.
● Make the room fun with a white board wall where the kids can draw and put down their thoughts and schedules, advises Ayushi.
Each year, themes keep fluctuating from the variety of options the markets have to offer. Parents do not go for a theme that will go out of style in a year or two. Speaking on theme preferences, Garima says, “Most parents have opted out to not have a thematic room for their child. Some basic colour palate and style is used but a complete super hero, water world and circus theme has been avoided. Needless to say, animal, princess and sporty themes can never go out of demand.” Adding to it, Mithila says, “We recommend implementing the theme through loose furniture and accessories like bedding, wall art and other fun add ons. This allows you to revamp the room to suit your growing child’s personal preferences.” Some of the latest themes are nordic, animal, royalty, parisian and nautical. Ayushi recommends, “Having a more general theme is what you should look for. For example, going for a theme like magic wonder, imagination galore or space exploration could be examples of general themes. If one is going for magic wonder then one can have fl oating steps that take the child to the bed where he sleeps under the starry sky (curated through inbuilt LED lighting).
This can be a concern if you choose certain fancy elements to go with your theme. For example, the floating steps need to be build out of materials that are nonslippery; the steps should be wide enough to provide support to the child.
Now-a-days, parents are aware that themed-based rooms are short lived, and once the child grows up these themes will burn a big hole in their pockets. Garima says, “Themes have been used subtly and more in accents. New-age parents are spending more on the quality and not creating elaborate princess castles.”
Keep In Mind
● Flexibility can be maximised by keeping minimal themed-furniture.
● Parushni says, “While choosing a theme, be assured that if you can incorporate all its features. If not, then don’t use it. It’s important to maintain a harmony in your design.”
● It’s easy to indulge and splurge really fast while doing a kids room. Hence, you need to take practical decisions and make the whole room functional and kid-friendly, as well as safe for the child. |MB