5 Children’s Room Design Ideas to Aid Sleep at Night
First added 14th June 2021
By Lewis Ridley
5 min read
Making sure your child is getting enough sleep is crucial for their development, and one of the biggest factors contributing towards this is their bedroom. To make sure they're getting the best sleep possible, it's essential you design their bedroom in a way that promotes sleep and allows them to drift off into the land of nod.
To give you a helping hand, this article will provide 5 quick and easy ideas to designing an effective bedroom to help your child sleep. If you're looking to help your child have a well-rested night, keep reading on.
Make Sure It's Quiet
Noise levels can make or break your child's sleep. Even the slightest bump or rustle can keep them awake, so it's essential you make sure their room is silent during their slumber. With a quiet room, your child will experience a blissful night's sleep.
To create silence in your children's bedroom, experiment with padded furniture and accessories. This can include thick rugs and puffy cushions. These items will prevent sounds from reverberating around the room, amplifying small bumps and scratches which could wake your child.
Clogging cracks in windows and doors can also stop sound from entering the room. With children's bedtimes occurring before adults, your footsteps and conversations could keep them awake. With a door snake or draft excluder, you can help prevent sounds from getting through the small slits in their door.
Reduce the Amount of Clutter
To help your child get a good night's sleep, making sure their room is clean and tidy is key to reducing stimulation and distractions. Even if the lights are off, the mess of a bedroom can still cause disrupted sleep patterns. So, make sure everything is away before they go to bed.
To reduce clutter, ensure all toys and clothes, and other supplies are tucked away in boxes and drawers. With the help of an ottoman bed, all items can be hidden within the bed itself, preventing any access whilst the child sleeps. Additionally, creating a rule for no screen time after a certain time can be a productive way to reduce the impact of blue light emissions.
Experiment with Colour
Colour has a large impact on mood and emotions, and through the application of different tones you can create a relaxing environment for your child that aids their sleep. Different colours have different psychological effects, so understanding how they influence your child is crucial.
To reduce psychological stimulation, make sure to remove any bright, exciting colours during bedtime. These include red, yellows, and oranges. If your child plays with red toys, this could be a good item to hide in a drawer.
To create a relaxing environment to promote sleep, experiment with neutral greys and pastel colours, such as lavender. Try to avoid contrasting colours and messy, vibrant wall designs which can increase stimulation and prevent your child from getting the rest they need.
A secondary benefit of using neutral tones for your child's bedroom is that it's difficult to grow out of. If you paint their room in one, generic colour like blue or pink, they may grow out of it. With neutral, modern colours, you can avoid re-painting their room for years to come.
Make Sure They're Sleeping Comfortably
One of the key factors influencing your child's sleep is their bed. Therefore, making sure their primary sleeping environment is comfortable should be a high priority.
To make sure they have sufficient rest, getting your child a small double bed can give them room to move and turn. Depending on their age, a single bed might prevent them from fully stretching, causing discomfort.
As well as the bed, making sure they have the correct bedding to keep them warm and comfortable throughout the night is key. Ensure they have the right tog rating for the season to prevent any over or underheating.
Make Clear Associations with Zoning
The human brain is very good at making connections between objects/areas and behaviours. Therefore, to make sure your child is ready for bedtime, zoning areas with colours can prepare their body for sleep.
This means you should section off an area of the room designed specifically for play and another for sleep. By associating areas of the room with specific behaviours, you can prevent the child’s bed from being associated with playtime. This helps them relax and get to sleep with ease.
You can even use the power of colour to create even stronger associations. Try using deep blues to zone the sleep area and bright reds/yellows for the play area.
Designing your child's bedroom to aid sleep is easier than you think. By creating the ultimate environment for sleep, you can aid your child's development and ensure they get the rest they need.
By using the tips above, you can create the perfect bedroom to aid sleep. If you need any further advice or need helping to decide on the best bed for your little one, get in touch with the team now.
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