Our children grow fast! Its feels like not so long ago they took their first step, pronounced their first word and now they are already in high school facing a new stage of their adult life with all its responsibilities, liabilities and a whole slew of  independent decisions. And now we as well not only have to make sure they are ready for school but also create comfortable conditions for study and rest. So how do we design a room for a kid convenient enough for him to play, sleep, meet friends, practice art and save all his things?


Visually separate the room into a bunch of zones:

The working zone should be equipped with either a writing or computer desk, a chair and a bookshelf. When choosing said chair pay attention to your child’s height and age, since the seat should anatomically fit the kid’s back. A proper lighting is also required. Its best to position the lamp on the left side of things. And when it comes to a bookshelf and/or cupboard that has be easily reachable make sure its situated accordingly, so that a kid can get to it without any help.

Choose a place for a sleeping zone. Usually the best location for a single bed is a corner between an entry door and a window. In this case the head of the bed should face one of the walls with the bed preferably set farther from the door. All of this creates a feeling of security. Mind though that any shelves above the bed are strictly forbidden.

The best place for a gaming zone is to the side or behind the desk. This way a kid won’t see his toys that much and won’t be tempted by them. If you have some spare space, equip the room with Swedish wall, a pull-up bar, gymnastic rings and a rope. Cover the floor beside them with something soft to avoid injury in case of an accidental fall.


The most universal color for walls is soft white. Other good ones include beige, light gray, grayish green and grayish blue.

Some calm colors such as green, orange, blue and brown with subtle touches of bright hues that can help concentration and stimulation of brain activity will suit the working zone the best.

The gaming zone should be full of contrasting warm tones.

And the sleeping zone will be best filled with bright pastel colors such as beige, milky, creamy or slightly dulled violet, blue and pink. A calm color pallete helps with relaxation, stress relief and general well-being.

Some helpful tips

Try to aid your kid in using his PC and internet only for studying and overall development. You can limit his access to any dangerous sources and unwanted content with “parental control” filters.

Put some flowers in your child’s room. They will create a nice atmosphere, freshen the air and will become an object that the kid can watch and care for.

Don’t forget about the safety! Don’t use the furniture that has sharp edges and put some caps on electrical outlets. Choose the light sources and other decorative elements that lack glass components. Install some lock on the window handles, but leave the main door without any. Also make sure any heat sources are covered with protective planes.

Always remember, that kids’ tastes change often and that’s why the most basic interior elements (a bed, shelves and a desk) should be basic yet reliable while other decorative things (lamps, posters) can be more experimental.

Use some educational tools as design pieces, for example a globe, geographical map, some interesting letters and numbers, reproductions of the art pieces. All of them will be beneficial for a kid and at the same time will work as decorations.

Distinguish a place where you can put your kid’s achievements. Hang different certificates and diplomas on the wall, while medals and cups can be nicely arranged on a bookshelf or in a locker.

Do your best creating a perfect room for a growing child, where he can have fun with friends, creatively spend his spare time and eventually come of age.