Cosy Bedroom Ideas: Tips For Making A Cosy Kids Room

Cosy Bedroom Ideas: Tips For Making A Cosy Kids Room

For children, it is important we understand how to make a bedroom cosy in order to ensure they are getting all the rest they need in order to grow, develop and function daily. A cosy bedroom can differ from person to person but generally making a bedroom cosy would involve making it a secure, safe and personal space centred around the individual child and their interests. We have a wide range of children’s furniture for sale which enables children to create a space they love.

Calm, relaxing, comfortable and safe – these are all words we would love to apply to our children’s rooms. A child room should be a personalised retreat they enjoy. We have five tips for children's cosy bedroom ideas that are easy and require very little expense and no major renovations.

Why Do Children Need A Cosy Bedroom?

The sleeping environment is one of the main things which can contribute to how well a child is able to sleep; if they aren’t happy with their sleeping space it is likely they won’t want to go bed in the first place and will struggle to fall asleep once they do. That is why one of the most important steps in making a bedroom cosy for a child is to ensure you enlist their thoughts and preferences when designing their room for a start. From there you can include some of these tips to ensure a cosy bedroom and inviting to ensure they get the best night’s sleep possible.

How To Make A Bedroom Cozy

You may be thinking about how to create some cute and comfortable features in your childrens bedrooms. With a little creativity you can build fabulous cosy corners – proving that kids beds are not the only place to snuggle down. Here are our top tips and cosy bedroom ideas:

#1 Pick a Theme

Work with your child to choose a theme to provide a cosy bedroom look and feel. We all love to be surrounded by things that remind us of good times, and using your child’s favourites will create a cosy bedroom and intimate feeling. When choosing a theme, also consider the mental impression created by your choice.

A seaside theme may be perfect for the child whose memories include evening walks on the beach collecting shells, but not for the child who experienced a hurricane. What you are looking for is a theme that gives your child a sense of peace and relaxation and makes their room a place they enjoy.

Our collection of teepees are fantastic for building mini dens or grown-up reading nooks. They can be customised to your child’s tastes and last throughout childhood. Most of our teepees come with a playmat and bunting, so this can be where you start. Draping the bunting around the roof, entrance or the side of the teepee gives lots of options for playtime and a cosy bedroom!

#2 Create a Mood

Subdued lighting creates a cosy bedroom atmosphere. If you're looking for cosy bedroom ideas; replace overhead lights with strategically placed lamps. Your child only needs to light up whatever area of the room they are using. Use brighter bulbs for steady areas or reading in bed, a dimmer lamp to highlight toy areas. Additionally, consider recessed track lighting to create shadowed areas for a peaceful feel. Use window coverings that contrast with you wall colour. Remember that muted colours are warmer and cosier than bright ones.

When it comes to bedtime, the darker the better. There should, ideally, be no source of light. If curtains are not suitable because of the age of your child or allergies, choose neutral shades designed to keep light out. Getting blackout blinds can help with this, especially in the summer. We understand this isn’t always simple, as some children are scared of the dark. In this case, it is worth investing in a children’s bedroom lamp which emits a warm, relaxing glow rather than harsh light.

It will come as no surprise that technology in the bedroom is not advised if you're looking for cosy bedroom ideas. Not only does technology go against a cosy look in a bedroom but the light emitted by screens such as phones, TV’s and tablets can impact sleep quality massively and harms our sleep cycles. Screens such as these emit a blue light which has a direct impact on a hormone produced by the body, melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone that regulates the sleep cycle and blue light can delay the release of this hormone meaning sleep is delayed. The body’s circadian rhythm, our body clock, is then disrupted and our sleeping habits are negatively affected.

#3 Go for Comfort

Feeling cosy physically adds to your child’s comfort. For the ultimate cosy bedroom ideas; choose bed coverings that are soft, furry, and fluffy. Use throw rugs in muted toes to keep feet warm. Add fluffy, plush throw pillows to sit on and for decoration. When choosing bedding, pick fabrics with comfortable texture. Many children’s sheets are made with muslin, which is inexpensive. However, these sheets tend to pill and do not remain soft. A better choice is a light jersey for spring and a soft flannel for colder months.

Add in fairy lights or other ambient lighting as well as fun little accessories such as cushions, wall art and displays. This is another aspect which can be led by your child and their imagination; as we mentioned, if they are happy in their bedroom, they are much more likely to go to bed and sleep soundly.

Although you may have your own specific ideas about what makes a bedroom cosy, be sure to include your child’s thoughts, personality and imagination in their cosy bedroom ideas & designs as they are never going to find their room comforting or cosy if they don’t feel like it is their space. A great way to find a balance between your ideas and theirs is to let them include their personal touch and interest in the form of accessories or bedding; we have a wide collection of fun kids bedding for sale which will be certain to help them express their personality.

#4 Consider Colour

Warm, neutral colours tend to be considered more cosy colours so, therefore, work great for cosy bedrooms. For children, these colours may not be as fun as they’d like so you could consider slightly brighter shades such as oranges and yellows. Alternatively, blue is a calming colour which works great in a child’s room, so you may want to consider adding a pop of colour to your child’s bedroom.

Choose a coluor your child loves and that is pleasing to the eye. For cosy bedroom ideas; warm colours range from pale yellow, through oranges and browns and to every shade of red, from deep scarlet to a delicate apple-blossom pink. Painting the ceiling a very light oatmeal reflects light and makes the space appear cosier. Wood is always warm, especially darker shades of maple or oak. Look for darker wood furniture and consider wood flooring – easy to clean and easily covered with area rugs in warm tones or theme-related throw rugs.

#5 Accent and Accessorise

For a cosy feeling bedroom, avoid overly large or very small prints in the fabric you choose. Look for bed and window coverings with a textured weave. Quilts and covers that appear hand-knitted work well to create a cosy look and feel. Use storage to avoid a cluttered look. Cosy is not busy, and you want the eye to take in the elements you have added for that cosy bedroom feel without distraction. Choose wall coverings that fit with your theme and colour palette.

Including different textures in the room helps to make it feel more comforting and inviting; specifically, fluffy textures such as rugs or carpets. Layering different textures is something interior designers look to do in all rooms to help bring them to life. Choose furniture with curved lines, cushions, and muted tones. A beanbag chair is a good idea for a cosy bedroom reading nook. Loft beds with space underneath for play or a desk work well, as do beds built into a niche in the wall.

Try painting one wall a different contrasting colour – perhaps behind the bed as a feature wall. Another idea is to hang a quilt or colourful large rug on one wall to mute sounds and create warmth. With a bit of thought and imagination, you can create a retreat for your child that will match their personality, interests, and provide a cosy feeling for play, study, and sleep.

3rd Dec 2021 Zee

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