When you need to equip a children's bedroom for two children, many parents grab their heads. However, the design of such a room is not as difficult as it might seem. You just need to take into account certain nuances.
When choosing a room for the nursery, you should choose the room that is farther from the kitchen and the room where guests usually gather. After all, there is noisy water, crockery knocking, oversized guests can make noise - all this will interfere with the rest of the children or their activities. It is desirable that the windows of the nursery face west or east. With this arrangement, there will be uniform lighting in the room during the daytime.
It is preferable for children's bedrooms, in which several children will live, to use rooms of non-standard shapes, with protrusions and recesses. This will help you easily zone the room when arranging. The most impractical are rooms with cut corners.
Before arranging a children's room, it is necessary to clearly determine what functions are assigned to this room. For sleep, it is enough to have beds, bedside tables and a wardrobe. In this case, the wallpaper should be calm, of the same tone, possibly a pastel shade. It helps calm and prepare you for sleep.
When designing the interior of a nursery for babies (up to 3 years old), the needs of the mother should be taken into account: everything should be accessible (changing table, cribs and much more).
If the room also performs other functions, then it is most reasonable to zone the room.
Children under 6 years old must be given the opportunity to fully experience all the delights of childhood. The room should have areas for games, creativity, sports and sleep.
Older children must have individual jobs. There should be comfortable tables and bedside tables or shelves for storing educational supplies and books. Ideal when personal areas are separated by partitions. There are shelves and drawings on them. Areas for games and sports are shared.
Zoning is carried out using a certain arrangement of furniture, lighting, screens, curtains, blinds, different colors of wallpaper or other finishing materials. Zoning with color is successful: areas for games and sports can be made bright, saturated, creating an atmosphere of energy release, and areas for sleeping and working are usually decorated in calm pastel colors. This creates the necessary psychological attitude.
One of the newfangled design ideas is furniture labyrinths. Sometimes the division of zones is done by using different levels of the floor: some zones are below, some are higher.
When choosing furniture for a nursery, you should give preference to light products. It is better to choose a built-in wardrobe with mirrored doors - this will visually enlarge, expand the narrow space. The number of wardrobes should be equal to the number of children living - or it can be one wardrobe, but with shelves for each child. You can mark the shelves with a specific color or sign the names of their owners. The cabinet should not be high. It is necessary to ensure its stability.
It is very important to arrange the beds well. Options for the arrangement of beds for a children's bedroom for two children:
- near the walls, to the right and left of the passage;
- perpendicular to the entrance;
In this case, partitions of different heights are used to separate the zones of children. They can be made from drywall or shelving. The use of different color wall finishes will accentuate different areas.
Bunk beds and loft beds can save space in small rooms. Children usually like ladders in these designs. The main thing is that the children observe safety measures, are not afraid of heights and do not argue about who should sleep where. The loft beds are on pillars. Other areas are located under the beds: work, play, and so on.
Orthopedic mattresses must be purchased for beds.
The choice of table is important. It can be a long table, placed by the window and divided in the middle by a shelf. Many people use two tables. It should be borne in mind that psychologists do not recommend sitting children with their backs to each other. This position develops isolation. The best location in relation to each other is at an angle.
A chic option for a nursery is a combined option that combines sleeping and sports areas. There are bunk beds, sports ladders, horizontal bars, ropes and much more. The use of sports equipment requires precautions: you must additionally purchase soft carpets.
When choosing a color scheme, do not limit yourself to strict frames of monotonous tones. Babies allow a large number of colors. This is especially true in rooms for children of different ages or different sexes. Picture frames or shelves can be used at the joints of flowers. Young children like cartoon characters, animals, and many teenagers are carried away by travel, sports, and adventure.
Usually girls want to find themselves in the fairy-tale world of fairies and princesses, and boys dream of technology. Girls are traditionally "friends" with pink, and boys - with blue. All this can be played up with the color choice of the children's room. Of course, all children have their own tastes, this must be taken into account first of all. Girls, too, may well be interested in technology and love less delicate colors.
It is important to choose a cohesive window decoration or a place where two different shades will meet. For example, a pink and blue design can combine white, yellow or light green curtain textiles. At the same time, there should be a measure in everything. Saturation with saturated tones will be painful for the psychological perception. Red should be used with particular care.
A children's room is unthinkable without toys, bright posters and other decorative elements.
You can glue wallpaper on the walls, paint with paint, cover with decorative putty, use panels. For a boy's bedroom, the choice of painted walls with chrome panels is a good choice. For romantic girls, you can decorate a room in the Provence style, using non-woven wallpaper with pictures. With the combined residence of children of different sexes, it is possible to create spaces decorated with different finishing materials. As an example: brickwork in one part and textile decoration in the other.
Linoleum, parquet, ceramic tiles, laminate and other materials are used as flooring. Prerequisite: the floor must be warm. When living in an apartment building, you should take care of sound insulation. Carpeting can help here.
There must be high-quality natural lighting. It should be provided with thick curtains for daytime sleep. Bedside lamps are required.
Features of cohabitation
For children of different sexes, it is required to provide a fenced-in place for changing clothes (screen, curtain, plasterboard partition).
Girls tend to live together amicably. Therefore, dividing the room is probably not necessary. It is worth discussing this with the girls. It is possible to design both in pink and pastel colors: beige, sand, lilac, mint and others. You can decorate the room with soft toys, bows, frills, dolls, heroines of Disney cartoons.
When boys live together, it is possible to design a bedroom in the form of a ship deck, a computer game, a safari or a space station. Each boy should have his own personal space, otherwise conflicts may arise. It is advisable to provide a sports area in the boys' room.
When a boy and a girl live, the room is divided. A good option is to connect the separated spaces with one theme. The part for the girl can be decorated in the form of a fairytale palace, and the part for the boy - in the form of a ship arriving at this palace.
With a significant age difference, it is also necessary to separate spaces for children.
Each of the children should have their own area for doing what they love.
The arrangement of bedrooms for twins is no different from the general rules for placing children. Everything should be discussed with the guys.
The need to accommodate more children in the same room complicates the task. The main problem is the size of the room. Design tips for accommodating three children:
- it is necessary to choose the largest room in the apartment;
- if you have a loggia, you can add it to the living area (or arrange a work area or dressing room there);
- a wide window sill can be used as a desk;
- the use of furniture on wheels will provide an opportunity to easily place products;
- if the children are of different sexes, then the room can be divided into 2 zones: for girls and for boys;
- beds can be used not only bunk, but also roll-out (or those that are retracted into the wall).
An obligatory requirement for any designs of children's rooms: everything must be durable, cleanable without problems, environmentally friendly, without any toxic impurities.
With a creative approach, it is quite possible to make rooms for children comfortable and beautiful.
All the necessary conditions for relaxation, self-expression and development will be created in such premises.
You will learn more about how to place two beds in a bedroom in the following video.