Your kids' interests change
Design your children's room according to age
The needs and interests of growing children change faster than those of adults, which is why the children's room needs to grow and be redesigned as the years go by. There are approximate guidelines per age, after which a children's room should be renewed or transformed.
The age limits are as follows:
- Baby room
- Children from 2 to 6 years
- Children from 7-13 years
- Youth room from 14 to 18
The children's room for babies
Some tips for decorating the baby room
So that you are well prepared after the birth and your new family member also immediately feels comfortable, we tell you how to furnish rooms for babies optimally and child-friendly. The basic equipment includes:
- Changing table
- Baby cradle
- Baby crib
- Mattress + overlay/waterproof molton carpet pad
- Comforter covers / fitted sheets
- Sleeping bag
When furnishing your baby's room, you should pay particular attention to the issue of safety. Babies have completely different requirements for their children's room than children from the age of two and up. It is important that you pay attention to rounded corners and edges so that your baby cannot injure himself. In addition, surfaces and fabrics must not emit harmful substances, and the GS test mark is a good recommendation, as this furniture has been tested according to legal requirements. It is recommended to additionally fix pieces of furniture to the wall so that they cannot topple over. You should also immediately fit child-proof sockets throughout the apartment. You should also check the distance between the bars of a baby crib. They should only be far enough apart so that your child's head does not fit between them.
From when you should furnish a baby room
In general, there is no "right time" to decorate a baby's room. However, it is recommended to have the room furnished at the time of birth, as many parents want to have everything ready as early as possible so that they can concentrate completely on their new family member after the birth.
If you want to furnish your new baby room in gender-typical colors, you should wait until the doctor is sure whether you're expecting a boy or a girl, so you don't have to redecorate twice later. However, most baby furniture is fairly neutral as far as color schemes go. If you are already sure that you want your baby room to be bright and not too colorful, you can definitely buy and assemble the furniture in light wood tones early on. You can always choose the right color and accessories still choose after the gender is clear.
What furniture is important specifically for babies
We at form.bar offer you freely formable and also child-friendly Möbel that adapts precisely to your baby room and offers you enough storage space. They are not only practical, but also make your baby room special with their unusual curved design. In addition, our furniture is particularly child-friendly, as it can be configured without edges and corners and therefore poses no risk of injury to your children. You can choose from different furniture such as shelves, room dividers, commodes, etc. and deform and customize them as you like with our award-winning furniture configurator.
The choice of colors for the children's room for babies
Light blue for boys and pink for girls - these are the typical colors and mostly they are tradition in many children's rooms. However, there are many other beautiful colors. We recommend a warm basic color scheme, as it creates a pleasant and cozy atmosphere in the room. Children love it colorful, that's why bright colors in the room have a motivating and invigorating effect. However, you should decide whether you prefer to use bright colors in the wall design or rather in the furniture or accessories. Note that the children's room does not look too colorful, because toys are usually already very colorful. So the more restrained the basic colors are, the easier it is to set specific accents with pictures, bedding or pieces of furniture.
The accessories for children and babies up to 2 years old
Babies up to the age of two do not need much in the way of furnishings. The basic equipment consists of a crib, a changing unit, a cradle and a closet. When it comes to accessories, you should definitely look for toys that are suitable for children and do not pose a risk of injury, have enough clothing available to quickly change dirty clothes, and a sleeping bag, diapers and, if necessary, a potty should not be missing either.
Children's room for children from 2 to 6 years old
As your child grows, he automatically needs more freedom and space to learn to walk and explore everything. You should also choose more age-appropriate toys and cater to the needs of children at this age. Children at this age start painting and crafting in kindergarten. They should also have the opportunity to do this at home. For this purpose, you should choose a creative place in the room with a size-appropriate table and chairs. Make sure, however, that you choose washable furniture without sharp edges. At some point, even a crib will slowly become too small, so you should reach for a bed that grows with your child. At this age, many children want a loft bed that they can use not only for sleeping but also as a cave, princess castle or knight's castle for playing and romping. In addition, these beds are very practical and space-saving, because under the bed is valuable storage space for toys. For toys such as cars, building blocks, books or dolls are particularly suitable shelves, whose compartments provide space for baskets or boxes.
What furniture is important specifically for children between 2 and 6
We at form.bar have in our assortment a lot of furniture that is suitable to be placed in a children's room. Children at that age slowly start reading or look at many picture books. That is why a spacious bookshelf from form.bar is a nice solution. With its curved forms it will make your children's room special. You should also divide the children's room into different areas. For example, into a sleeping area and a play area. These areas can be optimally separated with a room divider from form.bar. These are particularly practical, as they can be filled from both sides and offer plenty of storage space. Corner shelves or wall shelves are also a good way to create additional storage space. For this purpose, consider a low bench.
The boys room and the girls room
Knight's castle or princess castle? The differences in a boy's or girl's room are smaller than you think. Neutral furniture or colors such as yellow, orange, green or red are suitable for girls and boys at the same time. So furniture and color don't have to give away gender right away. So you can create a different flair with neutral, same furniture only with accessories. The sleeping area of a girl is usually equipped with dolls and doll strollers, stuffed animals, Barbies and accessories in pink or pink. However, with the same furniture you can decorate a boy's room and make it a knight's castle, a car paradise or a jungle. With the right accessories, wall design and color scheme, anything is possible!