A child’s room is a place that should respond to his various needs. It has to provide him with a safe and versatile environment for learning, playing and, of course, developing!
Designing your child’s room appropriately is key to allowing your little one to discover their own independence and will help them to explore the world. One important aspect to take into account when decorating a space for a toddler is colours, which have a significant impact on a child’s development.
Newborn’s room – The need for security and sensory stimulation
In the earliest stages of life, babies need, above all, closeness and security. It is for this reason that the furniture and decor of the room should, above all, stimulate their sensory input, stimulate their senses and support their developing mind. Wallpaper with contrasting patterns, for example, can help to develop visual perception, while soft, calming colours can promote a sense of security. In the wallpaper shop, you can find black and white wallpaper with animals like Animals White, or the delicate Floral Vintage wallpaper – a hit with Decorator.
The nursery room – the need for autonomy and exploring the world
As the child grows this need changes…. Yes around the age of two, the child begins to express his or her independence and desire to explore the world. During this period, it is a good idea to ensure that your child’s room is designed to support their need to explore and act on their own terms.
This is where children’s wallpapers with nature or animal motifs are perfect, which can encourage your little one to explore the world! A hit is the Savanna wallpaper featuring beautiful wild animals: lions, elephant, giraffe, ostrich, toucan. This wallpaper is the start of a wonderful adventure! This wallpaper is composed in bright, cheerful colours, which will encourage a positive attitude towards learning about the world!
How do colours influence a child’s development?
Colours have a huge impact on a child’s mood and behaviour. For example:
Blue: This colour is best for calming and preparing for sleep. It can also promote attention. A blue wallpaper with fish in the background is a great idea for a nursery, especially one that is overly active.
And for younger children, we recommend the balloon wallpaper: Toddlers will love this wonderful pattern! Contrasting colours, red, white….
The colour green: Associated with nature, it has a relaxing effect and stimulates the child’s creativity. Introducing green into a room can stimulate his imagination and encourage movement. If you want your child to cross the so-called developmental windows faster, choosing green wallpaper for your toddler’s room is definitely the best idea!
Red: This is an intense colour that can stimulate energy and activity. It can be a good choice for a space where the child plays and spends time with peers….
Pink colour: Traditionally associated with little princesses. Ideal for a little girl’s room, but this colour can also have a calming and relaxing effect… so for a toddler’s bedroom, it’s perfect! Although we have also seen this pattern in parents’ bedrooms….
What should you bear in mind?
Children’s colour preferences can vary, so it’s worth taking their individual tastes into account too. It’s a great idea to involve young artists in decorating a fabulous space. This does not mean forcing your child to do hard physical work.
It’s a good idea to ask if he or she likes the colour, or perhaps wants a different wallpaper pattern for the wall? We know from experience that children really like it when we ask them for their opinion. Especially if the room is being created for them
In conclusion, when creating a space for a child’s development, it is advisable to be guided first and foremost by their emotional and developmental needs. When choosing wallpapers and colours, it is worth ensuring that stimulating patterns and friendly colours are used to support your little one’s development and create a pleasant environment for learning, playing and resting. A properly designed room can contribute to a child’s positive development and enable them to fully explore the world in a safe and inspiring environment.