Have you ever heard of the Montessori bed? Well, it is actually more than a bed model: it is a concept, based on the method created by the educator Maria Montessori. The main objective is to encourage the autonomy of the little ones. Therefore, the Montessori bed is very close to the floor.
With it, the child can be more autonomous when getting up, lying down, and moving around, counting on safety. The simple functionality of the concept favours the development of the child, especially because the Montessori bed is also accompanied by playful elements. The indicated is its use from two years. But, how to include the Montessori bed in the decoration of the room? Just keep reading that we will help!
Why choose a Montessori Bed?
The Montessori bed, as we said, is part of the Montessori Method, which is a set of practices to encourage the autonomy of the child, respect for their freedom (in a supervised manner), and also the individual process of development. There is nothing complicated about this bed: on the contrary, its simplicity is what makes it so beneficial. With it, parents can encourage their children to be responsible for a routine without compromising their safety.
Over time, this helps to create more confident children, as self-discipline is encouraged. Allowing objects from the child’s universe to be within their reach makes it possible for them to explore, in a peculiar and creative way, what interests them. The Montessori bed also contributes to the well-being of the little ones, who feel calmer in environments with stimuli in the right measure and with rules that do not suffocate them, but rather assist them in contact with the world.
How to place it in your child’s room?
Now, let’s go to the practical tips on how to insert the Montessori bed in the child’s room.
Follow the decoration style of the room
The Montessori bed is part of the room and, therefore, should follow the existing decoration style. This means that colours, material, shapes, prints: everything should be in harmony with the rest of the room. Harmony does not mean “equal”, right? It is enough that the elements “talk” in a pleasant way.
Take into account the space and the height proportion
The rule of the Montessori bed is the lower, the better. Thus, it is appropriate that the rest of the decor (tables, dressers) follow this same range of height since the interesting thing is that the child can touch objects and explore the universe of your room. Remember that free space is important for creativity to flow and not to limit movement.
Always prioritise safety
You must pay close attention to the materials chosen for the Montessori bed and also review any item that could result in cutting, crushing of some body parts, and so on. For example: if you choose to assemble a bed by hand, make sure that the wood is very smooth and does not offer splinters. Watch out for gaps where the little one’s feet can get caught.
Work with playful elements
It is possible to include elements to make the room more inviting to the imagination. Children’s lighting (observing the safety issue) is one of these ways, but there are also bed frames that resemble little houses or huts and curtains. Playing with prints and textures also makes the room more attractive.
Choose your colours carefully
Colours are powerful in creating environments and can result in a corner full of energy or serenity. As it is a bedroom, it is good not to use colours that stir in large proportions (such as red and orange). Colour is welcome, but not in a way that is visually stressful.
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