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4 Tips for Greening Your Big Kid's Room

4 Tips for Greening Your Big Kid's Room

This week on the Modern Kids Design blog,  we return to our Green Your Room series and share tips on greening your big kid's room. If you have little ones and missed our earlier posts on greening your rooms, click here for infants and here for toddlers. Now for the the next stage... Your independent “big kid” has plenty of ideas—and may want to lend a hand in decorating their room. It can be exciting to let their imaginations run wild and work together to create a space they will enjoy, whether they’ve got their noses in a book, are building with blocks, or are sweetly slumbering...

Thankfully, there are more and more options for great decor and furniture that will spark your big kid’s creativity while still meeting your eco-friendly sensibilities. Check out the following ideas for crafting a green room for your awesome big kid.

  1. Add Green Life ‒ Your child’s room, and your child, will benefit from a couple simple items: a fish tank will bring natural color and a living ecosystem that truly vitalizes a room, ensuring a cheerful, stimulating environment. Green houseplants (especially the mood-boosting flowering ones) will naturally clean the air while bringing nature and vibrancy indoors into your child’s bedroom.
  1. Vaporizer ‒ Your child is most likely in school now and in contact with more cold germs. Consider purchasing a vaporizer that produces bacteria-free steam, not only to provide relief from dry skin, nosebleeds, nasal congestion, and sinus irritation but also relief from cough, cold, and flu symptoms. You’ll find colorful, stylish options with auto shut-off features for when the tank is empty and easy-to-clean dishwasher-safe tanks.
  1. Uniquely Healthy Lighting ‒ A pure Himalayan salt lamp provides a glorious orange glow with a low-wattage bulb for continuous use. Not only does it double as a nightlight, the salt lamp’s properties will purify the room by generating natural negative ions, which draw dust from the air; it’s even purported to leave your child feeling refreshed and less stressed.
  1. Feng Shui the Furniture Arrangement ‒ Furnish your child’s room with eye-pleasing, stylish furniture (think whimsical, so that the “kid décor” can last for a few years!) and then set it up to create at least two areas: a soothing sanctuary for sleeping (optimal is with the bed positioned so your child can see the door with the headboard against the far wall diagonal to the entrance) and an energetic, creative area for playtime. Consider adding your child’s own artwork on the wall as well and provide adequate storage for toys and supplies. He or she will enjoy an overall vibrant, healthy vibe with the room’s free-flowing energy and lack of clutter.

Your big kid can be a big helper as you green their room. Make sure to ask for their input! We bet they’d love to share some ideas! And, last but not least, if you are curious about this week's picture, once again, we feature Nook Sleep Systems. Their products are lovely, earth-friendly and functional and we simply love them. :-)  As always, thanks for reading!