Some kid friendly decor inspiration by Shalini Ganguli
Filling your little one’s space with oodles of creativity just got breezy with Décor Chutney’s guidance as we got in touch with Shalini Ganguli, the décor connoisseur and blogger.
Surroundings, ambiance, and furnishings form a deep impact on the young ones as they scurry around adding light to the house and your life. Ganguly shares the best of kids’ friendly decor, helping you brighten up your little one’s life a tad bit more.
What are the primary elements for decorating a nursery?
A nursery should be treated as a separate entity onto itself. It’s unlike any other room because it has a specific purpose.
The key element that I feel you need in a nursery other than the obvious criteria for storage and a cot – is a sitting area for when the parents need to soothe or feed the baby at odd hours of the night. It’s just easier to have a nice comfy sofa or rocking chair in the room than to have to walk to the living room and risk waking up the baby after he or she’s gone back to sleep.
Another key element is a changing table, it helps so much to have one close by so you’re not running around with nappies and soiled clothes and a baby to clean.
Lighting is an important aspect in a nursery, while in the day you want your baby surrounded by a lot of natural light, at night you’d want something soothing so your baby has no trouble falling asleep. I recommend dimly lit floor and table lamps.
Keeping aside the usual blues and pinks, what are the colors that will adorn a child’s bedroom?
It’s 2017! We don’t need color divisions anymore. Treat your baby as another human, go for neutrals and throw in any color you like no matter what rule books say. The key words are soothing and relaxing.
Could you share a classic DIY for a child’s bedroom where both parents and the kid can participate?
My personal favorite here is definitely art- It’s a bonding experience and one that becomes a memory for a lifetime. So go ahead, frame those colored handprints and footprints, you’re going to cherish them forever!
What component will you ensure while designing a child’s bedroom in the house?
No sharp ends, maintain smooth lines on your furniture. Try and go for quality even if it’s slightly costlier. It’s a wiser option in the long run.
The baby cot should be high enough so the baby can’t climb out. The room should be well ventilated but windows should be secure. Also, try and choose a room which is furthest from the noisiest street outside your house. A silent room makes for undisturbed sleep.
And lastly, keep ample moving space so you’re not knocking things down or bumping into stuff while carrying your baby.
What’s your suggestion while designing a bedroom considering how fast a child grows up?
This one’s easy. Keep your base neutral and embellish with color. You don’t want to throw your beds and chairs out every 3-4 years. But curtains, cushions, carpets and bedding are easily changeable, and keep the room looking fresh over a longer period of time.
Could you give one advice for all those parents looking to design their child’s room?
Don’t get hung up on rules. A happy baby makes for a happy home. Once you ensure your room is clean and your baby is safe, you can let your personality flow into creating your perfect nursery.
Thank you for the tips Shalini.
I specially liked the gender neutral color shade idea.
A question – do babies respond to color and prints, if yes what should they be ?