Creating a Playful Paradise
Wednesday, 6 December 2017 08:34:38 Europe/London
When it comes to your child’s nursery, nothing is too much trouble. The space where your little Prince or Princess sleeps is of the utmost importance to your growing family, giving them their own independent place where they can rest, grow and be increasingly independent.
Creating the ideal balance of sleep and stimulation in your baby or child’s bedroom will make the nursery a place that invigorates and educates, and by choosing nursery furniture sets with personality will mean they recognise that this is their very own space in a busy and sometimes overwhelming space.
But how do you create a baby bedroom so perfect that it could ultimately be described as a ‘playful paradise’?
Gone are the days of cot beds being stereotypically monotone with each only being minimally different in design than the next. Today’s cot beds have colour, whether a splash of primary colours to inject personality or bold block grey for a highly contemporary look. For those who look for longevity in their nursery sets, this means that when you have your junior bed, it reflects the next stage in their development and sees their bedroom visibly moving on from babyhood. Match play objects such as mobiles, push and pull toys and even soft and cuddly toys in with your colour theme so they want to spend time playing in their room whilst knowing that when it’s lights out, it’s time to sleep.
Are you looking to have two children in the one room? Whether it is a necessity or often just choice, remember that your children are different people with different personalities. Consider having 2 toy boxes or storage boxes so that each child has a sense of their own belongings. It’s great to learn how to share, but it’s also important to respect other people’s stuff, and it will ensure that both bedroom occupants feel equally at ease.
Toys are meant to be played with, so when it’s the daytime, let them enjoy what they have. Start as you mean to go on by making sure that at the end of every busy day, they realise that everything needs to go back in its place, and as it is their room, give them ownership over the tidying process. This not only encourages independence and respect but also gives them a feeling of responsibility regards the bedtime routine and serves as a definite reminder that play is over and now is the time to sleep.