Lively and a conduit for creating memories that will stay with a person forever, kids’ room are the most important space for any parent. It is the space that they hold dear to their heart, as it is undeniably meaningful for their child and its growth. Here are some designed kids’ room that infuse life and vibrancy into a child’s own space.
Project: Napeansea Road Apartment
Firm: A&K Design Studio
Designers: Aarti Somani and Kruti Sheth
Image: Photographix India
A child’s room should be a space is which they blossom and grow up having beautiful memories. With this in mind we ensure that the rooms we design are very safe, fun and adventurous for children. The spaces have interesting features like rock climbing walls, swings etc which make them like play areas along with sleeping and study zones.
Colours used here also reflect the character of the kids and the finishes used are extremely maintenance free so there is no damage caused. Floorings are usually soft laminated wooden floors or hardwood floors so that it is a protective layer to ensure no injuries. Study areas are practically designed keeping in mind a growing child’s needs and requirements for storage with a big desk and yet making it practical and aesthetically pleasing. We also make sure that the room has a lot of bookcase space and corners for a child to record his memories and notes.
Project: Warm White
Design Team: Anu Chauhan, Prashant Chauhan and Nirali
Area: 1800 sqft
Image: Too Photographed
The kid’s bedroom is a white base with a pale yellow niche that holds the toys and complements the wall with hot air balloon graphics. The blackboard painted elephant makes an excellent surface for kids to scribble on. The refurbished bunk bed forms a mini-house for the kids which they relate to like their own little haven.
Project: Apartment 1001
Firm: Between Walls
Designer: Natasha Shah
Area: 1400 sqft
Image: Inclined Studio
The child himself inspired us for his room. He was an only child and usually had weekend sleepover nights with friends and cousins. The space is designed to accommodate three children. The lower part of the bunk bed has a trolley which doubles up into a double bed and the upper level sleeps one. The stairs leading to the level above are used as a storage for his toys. There is a study space that seats two. The child’s love for animals is depicted in the form of framed illustrations on the study wall. The customised curtains were made to merge into the perfect white and blue concept of the house. The bay window is the child’s most favourite space as that’s where he sits gazing at the stars and reading a book.
Project: Nahar Residence
Firm: Limehouse Design Studio
Principal Designer: Tanushree Lakhotia
Image: Biju Gopal
When we started the design discussions for this project, the requirements that emerged for the kid’s room were simple – to retain open spaces within the room, maintain a bright and airy feel, and make spaces look aesthetic while retaining functionality. We ensured that the kid’s room preserved its own individual characteristic while also fusing into the bigger holistic space of the apartment designed in an eclectic style. An amalgamation of new and refurbished furniture (painted white), light furnishings, and an open layout with floor to ceiling cabinets running across one length of the room created much needed open spaces and added plenty of storage. The cabinets were designed to include a mix of open and closed shelves with the floor to ceiling yellow metal door handles merging seamlessly into the cabinet design. A customised paper planes motif wallpaper on the wall opposite the wardrobes gives out chirpy vibes. The matte finish painted interior doors act as a reflection of those occupying the space behind it and the yellow door here is for the bright and sunny kids room.
Project: Slit House
Firm: MS Design Studio
Principle Architects:- Manav Patel and Shivangi Patel
Design team:- Ekta Kamdar & Deepika Khatri
Area: 4,250 sqft
Image: Tejas Shah
The very first thought that arises for a child’s space is ‘vibrant, interactive and motivating.’ Apart from fulfilling basic necessities by it’s function, it also acts as a ray of sunshine to the one using this space. The sensitivity towards designing is wisely addressed by the graphics painted on the two sides of the wall. Rejecting stereotypical ideas, artist Priyanka Thaker came up with a concept where these wall mural’s indicated mythological stories and the narration of history. The notion behind this design vision is to help develop curiosity in children. It is also to make learning fun, playful, so that when they are of age this would help them relate to these life lessons. Adding on to it, the use of colours here is light and warm. The overall composition of the space is narrated in a way where one half of the room has a beautiful play of colours and textures, and the other half is subtle with minimal use of the material and colour palette.
Project: Blue Door Project
Firm: Ariyona Interiors
Designer: Rittika Chokhany
Area: 1300 sqft
Image: Bizou Photos
I keep two important things in mind while designing kids rooms. First, that as they grow up their needs and likes are going to change. So the design must be as flexible as possible. Use pieces of furniture which will last the test of time. Add in colours and themes using paint, wallpaper and furnishings which can easily be changed over the years to suit the child’s varying choices as they grow. Second, to give them as much open space as possible in their rooms so that they are able to move around freely, spread their toys/board games/craft materials and gather around with their friends easily. If the room is small, using a single or pull out bed helps make space.
Firm: Casa Paradox
Creative Director: Raseel Gujral
There are so many factors to consider when it comes to a kid’s room design – from thinking through kids’ bedroom layouts that are functional, to making sure you’re keeping your little one in mind with all your kids bedroom interior design choices. To begin with, we should try and keep the basics simple, plan in plenty of storage but don’t be afraid to have a bit of fun with cushions, throws and curtains. In this particular image, I have kept the furniture contemporary with a gender neutral colour scheme which looks simple and yet classy.