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TOP 5 common mistakes when designing a nursery room

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Designing a nursery room is an arduous and responsible task. There are a number of requirements for safety, environmental friendliness, color scheme, window style etc. that the designers or the parents who decided to do the renovation themselves are faced with. Having so many tips available on the Internet and certain standards to adhere to, it is very easy to get lost and make mistakes.

Therefore, we have made a list of the most common mistakes, which should be avoided when it comes to renovating a nursery room:

1. Do not clutter up the space with furniture. In the nursery room, you need to leave enough room for games and chatting with friends. Instead of putting there another chest of drawers or getting a huge wardrobe, you can make use of other storage options such as niches under the sofa, the space under the bed or perhaps arrange the shelves in the closet in a more efficient way.

2. Do not use complex design elements. For example, in the past, people loved to get a complex multi-level ceiling made of gyprock, which literally closed down on the bed. Such a design element is absolutely inappropriate in the nursery. Among these unnecessary design elements are decorative niches equipped with lighting (they are much more suitable for living rooms and it is much better to get better panoramic windows for that matter), arches (to ensure privacy it is better to install a door in the children's room) and other purely decorative techniques that are not functional.

3. Do not buy too expensive furniture. Yes, often parents want to show others that can afford some expensive furniture purchased from Italy for their child. Nevertheless, in the end you are most likely to keep telling you son or daughter to be careful with the furniture to avoid it being scratched. You do not need to turn a nursery room into an exhibition. Let it be a room that will grow with the child. What is more, you will have to change the interior quite often as the child grows.

4. Do not buy furniture "to grow into". Making a room for a child, which looks overly adult is certainly, very economical, but a faceless room in which the child does not like being in will hardly make them happy.

5. Do not ignore your child’s wants when designing a nursery room and be sure to listen to their opinion. They are no longer a toddler and are able to decide for themselves which wallpaper they like best and what color they want to be the sofa in. You do not need to provide them with absolute freedom but you should offer at least several options to them. For example, you can say, "choose which one of the two chairs you like better". In this case, the child will have a sense of involvement in the design of his room and he will like it much better.

To conclude, we hope our tips will come in handy to you. In addition, we strongly encourage you to find a good Toronto windows replacement company that will install some nice and environmentally friendly windows into your nursery room and provide it not only with good sound insulation but also help you preserve heat in winter.

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