Simple guidelines to decorate your child’s bedroom using


Published on Parents who believe in the Montessori method could incorporate a number of these ideas when planning or decorating their child’s room, such as plenty of storage shelves, child-sized wooden furniture, a bed that’s easy to make and/or lightswitches with pull-cords, among other ideas.

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Simple guidelines to decorate your child’s bedroom using

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  2. 2. Page 2Pick a “big bed” for your childthat is easy for her/him to get inand out of.
  3. 3. Page 3Install a good collection ofhooks near the door and/oron the back of the door to hangcoats, bags and hats.
  4. 4. Page 4Provide lots of storagespace, but ensure that yourchild is capable of opening andshutting the drawers or openingthe storage boxes solo.
  5. 5. Page 5Children need space todisplay their treasures.
  6. 6. Page 6Bulletin boards andpinboards are good fordisplaying artwork but thethumbtacks and pins can be ahazard. They also fall out easilywhere people will stand on themin the dark.
  7. 7. Page 7A better solution could be to putup a string or a series of stringsset up around the room or onone wall.
  8. 8. Page 8Your child will need to climb toreach some things, as it’s notreally feasible to install a lowerbathroom sink or a lower lightswitch – or a lower toilet!
  9. 9. Page 9A sturdy stool or stand is a must– and make sure that the stool issturdy and doesn’t tip or rock.
  10. 10. Page 10If possible, get lights thatswitch off and on by pullinga cord. These can havereally, really long cords that getshorter as your child gets taller.
  11. 11. Page 11Keep the backgroundneutral and simple. Clutter isconfusing for children, andhighly patterned wallpapercreates visual clutter. Keep itneutral and simple.
  12. 12. Page 12Provide a vase that childrencan fill with water anddisplay flowers picked fromthe garden. Or choose an easy-care potplant that your child canwater to bring nature indoors.
  13. 13. Page 13Curtains that open andclose by pulling a cord areeasier for children to openor close. You may wish toattach labels to the cordsshowing open curtains andclosed curtains so your childknows which cord is which.
  14. 14. Page 14Draw inspiration from theway a Montessoriclassroom is set up – shelvesgalore, sturdy wooden furnitureof a size that suits the child.
  15. 15. Page 15Choose things that are easyto clean – from your child’sperspective.
  16. 16. Page 16Want more Montessori InteriorDesign ideas?Follow us atMontessori preschool in GoldCoast