TIPS FOR CREATING A ECO-FRIENDLY SPACE FOR KIDS
by Sherri Smith Interiors
Decorating your children’s bedrooms and play areas can be so much fun! A chance to Introduce some soothing and stimulating colours depending on the need of the space. Integrating healthy eco-friendly decorating materials and décor items are a breeze when you know what to look for. Plus when you choose eco friendly products you are not only helping create a healthy home, but you are helping the Earth as well – a double win!
Colour psychology is fascinating and scientifically proven to impact our mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. Choosing the right colours in the bedroom can significantly impact restful sleep.
- Blues are soothing, calming and peaceful. They evoke a sense of security, stability and a feeling of reliability and make a great choice for boys bedrooms when you want to help your young man feel safe, secure and calm before bedtime.
- Pinks are nurturing and compassionate evoking a feeling of being wrapped up in love and tenderness. If the thought of a pink room is too much, consider a neutral palette with beautiful pink accessories.
- Corals make a great colour for a playroom as they are warm and dynamic, invigorating and outgoing and socialising. Just what you want in a playroom with the space to learn, explore and interact with others.
- Consider teaming blues with corals in the playroom for your children and let these colours work wonders on your young ones. The Corals will stimulate learning and the Blues will help with relaxation after invigorating play.
When decorating with the environmental health of you family in mind, choose low to zero VOC paints rugs and cushions in natural fibres. Choose solid timber furniture over MDF products that are full of VOC’s that release toxins that compromise the air quality and family health. Consider your floor coverings, natural is best. Natural wood floors with natural finishes, tiles with zero VOC sealants, polished concrete flooring.
Introduce kid friendly pot plants into the rooms to assist with cleaning the air, reconnecting with nature and providing a soothing element to the space. Spider-plant, Boston fern, Prater plant, Parlour palms and Christmas cactus are great easy care choices.
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