FUR­NISH­INGS

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Fur­nish­ings have be­come the most im­por­tant ac­ces­sory while de­sign­ing a child’s space. They are a great way to add a dose of tex­ture and colour to a kids room. “This is be­cause the theme can be cre­ated by us­ing the­matic fur­nish­ings like cur­tains and bed­ding. They are like ic­ing on the cake—helps in giv­ing a visual ap­peal to the room,” says Garima. Ac­cord­ing to one of the founders of My Baby Bab­bles, Mithila Chi­rawawala, “One of the big­gest trends right now are play tents and play mats which en­cour­age a cre­ative hide­away— a place for your kids to call their own. Add this to a play­room or den and let your child’s imag­i­na­tion run wild.” Talk­ing about an­other trend that is here to stay is per­son­al­i­sa­tion. Mithila fur­ther adds, “You can never go wrong with adding fun, per­son­alised ac­cents across a kid’s room. Spell out your kid’s name with at­ten­tion-grab­bing, al­pha­bet­shaped cush­ions in bright fab­rics or coloured wooden let­ters. A name plaque at the en­trance door, a pretty wall clock or a fun­shaped cork board will add charm and per­son­al­ity in your lit­tle ones space.” Ex­per­i­ment­ing with dif­fer­ent ma­te­ri­als like den­ims for blinds is also a big hit. A kid’s room is sus­cep­ti­ble to hav­ing paints, colours and pen­cil marks on dif­fer­ent things, es­pe­cially on fur­nish­ings. Hence, Ayushi ad­vises purchasing fur­nish­ings that are ma­chinewash­able with­out fad­ing out. She fur­ther adds, “In terms of bed­sheets, one can go for the anti-bac­te­rial one which will safe­guard your kid from rashes.” “Us­age of or­ganic fab­rics and nat­u­ral dyes are in vogue. These are safe for a child’s sen­si­tive skin. Easy main­te­nance fab­rics take fre­quent washes—that helps in main­tain­ing your child’s hy­giene,” says Garima. De­spite hav­ing one too many items, try not to splurge.

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