Bedroom / June 24, 2018 /
Arrange furniture wisely. To help parents remember the elements needed for a healthy and well-balanced bedroom, I developed the acronym SPEL—Sleep, Play, Enjoy, Learn. Every room should be able to provide all these functions. In her system, each activity is given its own distinct zone but the rooms primary functions of relaxation and sleeping are given the most attention. Proper placement of beds, storage, toys, desk, etc. varies from room to room and with the childs age, but one thing is certain, the positioning of these stations and the colors, finishes, lighting, and scents will make a big difference in how the room is perceived and used.
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.