How To Arrange Your Kids Room To Spark Creativity
Start by organizing their room
The best way to organize your child’s room is by using color schemes and grouping similar items together. For example, if you see that their collection of cars includes only race cars, then put all those cars in one place so they are easy to access.
The same goes for dolls or action figures. You can group them by size, or type (toy-making materials like plastic bottles or pots).
Once everything is organized, ask yourself how much space each item takes up and get rid of things that take up too much room.
Avoid buying new toys unless they are really needed because this could hinder creativity. If your kid doesn’t need another toy, don’t buy it for them! It will end up collecting dust.
Also, consider donating or selling some of your old toys to make more space for new ones. A yard sale or freecycle event would be a great way to do this.
Use color schemes
Color is one of the most powerful tools in designing kids’ rooms. There are endless possibilities but at the end of the day, whatever color your children and you like the most will be the way to go.
Color psychology has become very popular in recent years. According to this theory, each hue comes with an emotion that is strong enough to alter your emotional state.
For example, red is considered a powerful color because it stimulates action. A room full of bright red makes you feel like you should do something!
Blue is said to inspire tranquility, which may be what you want when your kids are settling down for bedtime or before they go to sleep.
And green? That one is just neutral — nothing more, nothing less. It does not invite anything specific except relaxation.
These emotions only apply to how someone perceives the color, however. What matters most is the context of the color. For instance, if the color blue is used correctly, it can invoke feelings of calmness.
The best way to use colors for inspiration is to look at things you love, learn about color psychology, and mix different shades together. You can also find color palettes designed just for children’s bedrooms. Many online resources have collections and tips.
General rules: When painting walls, keep textures such as furniture, fabrics, or even patterns consistent.
Create a theme
As we mentioned before, kids will pick up on your decorations and how you organize things in their surroundings. If they see that their parents are trying to inspire creativity in them by organizing and decorating their room with themes, toys, and colors, then they may want to do the same.
The way us parents organize their bedroom can influence what kind of hobbies they pursue. For example, if there is no color scheme or theme, then it may hinder their artistic potential.
Your child could be creative all he wants, but if his own style is not represented, then it will go unseen. This would possibly prevent him from finding his inner artist.
By having a themed room, your kid will know what to look for when seeking inspiration. The fact that his parents made an effort to create a certain feel will help them enjoy putting together their own space and giving it their personal touch.
There’s more to designing a room than picking some shades of red and blue and calling it a day! Hanging onto these concepts will take your kids room from great to extraordinary.
Let kids choose things for the room
After you have done your best to organize the kid’s rooms, let them pick what they want! This gives their creative side a chance to shine.
Children of all ages enjoy choosing decorations and colors for their own space, giving them chance to choose things with their own touch will make them feel listened and special.
If your children are old enough to decorate their bedroom themselves, then start letting them choose some of the items in the room.
Ask if they would like to add color cards or pictures of favorite toys or people. They can also include things such as plants or soft furniture to make the space more comfortable.
By giving them this freedom, they will be able to express themselves through the decoration of their space.
Let kids get creative
When thinking about creativity, think about problem solving, the best way to help your children's creativity spark is by helping them think for themselves, their best ideas will emerge when they find themselves in a pickle. Having an organized setting in their room will be key when planning their space, this ensures a calm, clutter free environment for ideas and imagination to run free.
Placing things like drawing pads, crayons, markers and generally arts & crafts related materials in your kids room will help trigger their creativity and encourage them to create original thoughts and creations.
A designated space for crayons, toys, clothes, coloring books and so many more stuff that can be easily found in any kids room, will be key to create a sense of independence in them, as a kid, knowing that everything has its own ''home'' will help them put things in their place and avoid getting caught up in a messy area.
There are many ways to do this. You could ask around about some easy re-organization tips or whether there are any kid friendly products you should invest in.
Let them be kids
Children have a curious and carefree nature and it is our duty as adults to really care for that innocence while we can, letting children be children is a very valuable lesson in todays fast pace world.
Allowing children to explore their surroundings in various ways is an excellent way to start this process. When they are young, they may need help figuring out how to organize everything, but as they get older, let them even if they make mistakes here and there, with our guidance they can thrive!
As parents, we sometimes get so involved with our own lives that we don’t give much thought to what happens after we leave work. But when kids are ready, they will ask us about it!
Encourage their creative side
When your kid gives you one of their drawings, what do you do with it? A good idea to encourage them is putting their art on full display, nowadays there are great tools to do that and we can assure you this will make them feel special, appreciated and proud of their achievement.
While it is very important for children to have a happy and meaningful experience in school, we have a huge responsibility to make their time off school just as nurturing.
Learning about different cultures is a great way for your little one to learn about different parts of the world, you can start by eating their food or watching a movie, this will give them a boost of information that will help them understand how diversity and different ways of life work.
You never know what the source of your child's inspiration may be, the wider the experiences you give them or help them live, the more knowledge they will have when it comes to make their own decisions and getting creative.