UK families have been advised of the importance of choosing
appropriate colour schemes for a child's bedroom.
Interior designer Jo Hamilton commented at the recent Grand Designs
Live event in London that parents should look to create a bedroom
for their children that is at the
same time stimulating, but with a harmonious atmosphere in order to
promote good sleep.
She argued: "With most colour schemes you can't go too mad, you
need to knock it back. I've done a colour scheme for a children's
playroom and I just used colour on the floors and on the walls,
[though] you can turn it up as well, using colour on lots of
"When they're really young they don't see the colours that we see.
They love black and white and really varied tones."
She added that there are some wonderful furnishings that can really
spice up a child's bedroom, with the possibilities of creating a
stimulating and enjoyable space for kids almost endless.
Beds are arguably the most important
piece of furniture in any bedroom and this is no different when
designing a room for a child.
Ms Hamilton noted there are many bedroom options that are available
today that have not been around before and therefore parents should
look to choose beds and mattresses that will give their
kids a great night's sleep, but which also help promote their
creativity and development.
Meanwhile, people should ensure they remove as many distractions as
possible from the bedroom in order to make the area a sleep-centric
space in which individuals of all ages can get a good night's rest
in order to wake up feeling refreshed and ready to take on the
However, research carried out by shopping channel QVC recently
revealed that many Brits are finding it hard to sleep due to the
distractions they have in their bedroom, such as TVs, games
consoles and other electronic equipment.
Posted by Elizabeth Mewes