Bedroom / June 26, 2018 / .
Limit stimulation. A crowded and messy childs bedroom is highly disruptive to sleep patterns—even with the lights off. Plain and simple, chaos causes sensory overload which leads to anxiety. Keep toys, clothes, and other supplies in covered boxes, baskets, or cupboards to avoid overstimulation caused by clutter. Plus, enforcing a screen-free-bedroom rule will eliminate that potential distraction as well as brain-stimulating blue light emissions.
Your challenge is to redesign your bedroom and rethink how it should, or could, function as a multi-purpose space. What does a modern bedroom look like? Consider technology- does this space embrace technology or is this a space to unplug? If you share your bedroom with someone else, how can the space be designed to accommodate you and the other person’s needs and interests?
Consider the acoustics. While good insulation inside the bedrooms walls is necessary to muffle sounds from outside the room, the decorating materials you use within your childs bedroom are also a factor. To prevent sound from bouncing all over a room, we suggest having natural wood floors with throw rugs or carpet, versus tile and laminated surfaces. Wood blinds, soft shades, and draperies are preferable over metal or plastic blinds.
Draw a floorplan of your existing bedroom and include it in this step. Make a list of those features that you really like about how your bedroom looks / functions. Make separate list of all the ways that your current bedroom is not so well designed, too small, the light is poor, the door is in the wrong place, the bathroom is too far away, etc.