The typical design of a child’s room in Sweden, uses aesthetic elements to create a child-friendly area that is safe, functional and conducive to learning. Generally, Scandinavian homes have a distinctive quality of having a minimalist design that puts greater emphasis on having simples lines, natural lighting and organization.
The overall goal ib designing a child’s room is to create an environment that allows for safe exploration and discovery, in anticipation of behaviors that transpire during the early stages of childhood development. In Sweden, child care is an important job but not in a manner that suppresses the natural tendencies of children to move about by crawling, climbing; or to discover by touching, grasping, dropping, throwing or even tasting objects they find in their environment.
A child friendly space is one in which parents do not have to worry about the safety of a child but at the same time conducive to positive behavioral developments and learning experiences.
Actually, even as Swedish parents are confident that their child is sleeping in a child-friendly room, they feel more at ease if there is a babyvakt or a baby sitter device in the area. As a matter of fact, the device is so important they make it a point to buy one that is included in a list of babyvakt bäst i test (the best babysitter based on tests).
That way they can decide on features that will give them peace of mind of being alerted when the baby wakes up. Some baby monitors have built-in cameras and audio capability that enable parents to have a clear visual while doing chores in another room.
Typical Aesthetic Elements of a Child-Friendly Room
To encourage safe exploration, a child-friendly room follows simple straight lines in which aesthetic elements like color, texture, patterns and shape are selected not only for their visual appeal but also for their functionality.
In Sweden, it is common to paint the walls of a child’s room in white; serving as a subtle backdrop for color-accented furnishings and decorations. Wooden, rather than concrete floors are the hallmarks of a Swedish child’s room; providing a modicum of safely features for crawling or when learning to walk. Furnitures have no sharp corners and painted with water-based, zero VOC paint
The windows in a child-friendly room must be large enough to let in plenty of natural sunlight; whilst using simple child-safe Roman shades as opposed to heavy curtains.
Lighting fixtures commonly used in a Swedish child’s room are recessed bulbs. Nigh lights are often ensconced in animal shaped sculptures.
Keep in mind that newborns do not stay as infants for long, which makes the main design of a child-friendly room ready for future play activities. Early childhood education is usually imparted by way of playing activities using colors, shapes, images, textures and geometric patterns that a child immediately sees in his or her own space. When choosing child-friendly decorations, the best ones are those that will tap a child’s interest in learning more about the things that usually surround him or her.