First, the nurse, then lyalka. This is how our ancestors voiced their desire to acquire two different-sexed offspring. Of course, desire is desire, and life disposes of its own way. And yet, all the normal parents probably dream of giving birth to a girl and a boy. A girl for mom, a boy for dad - that's how they reason, when planning a family. When dreams come true, satisfied parents, consider their mission accomplished, but life puts before them more and more new tasks. It turns out that educating heterosexual children is often much more problematic than two brothers or sisters. And the organization of the heirs' living space is also not an easy task. Most families are able to allocate only one room for children, where they will be inhabited by two or even three children. If the age difference between the heirs is small, then at first the problem as such does not exist. There are no problems in organizing a children's room for children of different sexes, when one child is much older than the other. But as soon as children close in age enter the era of teenagers, conflicts are inevitable. And before parents there is a delicate problem of "correct" registration of a children's room. Let's find out what the experts suggest about the interior design of the children's room for children of different sexes.
Psychologists recommend decorating the interior of a nurseryrooms for children of different sexes, maximally differentiating individual zones. This means that each child in the room should have a personal space, but at the same time - enough space for joint games. The problem of leadership is inevitable if the children are close by age. In this case, parents should be able to decorate the interior without violating the hierarchy determined by the children themselves, but not emphasizing the obvious advantageous position of one of them. It is a common room for two children of different sexes - the problem of interior organization, taking into account the maximum security of personal space. In humans, genetically laid cautious attitude to representatives of the opposite sex, the desire to break the intimate space of the "neighbor" and protect against such an invasion of their personal territory. It is these nuances that should become the starting point for planning the interior of a common room for children of different sexes.
It is desirable for the brother and sister to distinguish two clearlydemarcated parts of the room. Usually the individual territory of each child should include a sleeping place and a locker (a cabinet) for storing personal belongings. If there is a possibility, then that part of the nursery, where the window is located, should become a common zone. Here you can organize a place for classes, put a TV and other interior items that involve sharing. If the window is located in such a way that only one child will get it, that is, two options for the allocation of individual zones. In the case of an explicit and even aggressive leadership of children of similar age, a part of the room with a window is likely to be given to the leader in this pair. With sufficient age difference, it is more expedient to settle in this part of the younger child: he sleeps earlier. And one more possibility is to settle children according to temperament. A calmer and quiet child will feel better in the distant (not through) part of the room, and his active neighbor will not be bothered by constant walking back and forth and stormy pastime. It is desirable to demarcate such zones visually: each zone should be emphatically framed in "boyish" or "girl" style. In addition to visual distinction, it is desirable to designate children's zones as a completely perceptible border: a screen, a curbstone, a rack. Therefore, in a room for children of different sexes, it is best to draw this border perpendicular to the long side wall. Of course, parallel zoning is also possible, when beds are placed along opposite walls, and a desk near the window located between them. However, this distribution of living space will make personal areas as open and unprotected, and children will not feel very comfortable at the same time. The common bunk bed, oddly enough, does not violate the rule of individual zoning. The sleeping place for each child will be private and hidden from the curious eyes of a neighbor. And the question of a dedicated individual zone can be solved by organizing, for example, two isolated places for the occupation and storage of clothes, books and toys.
Furniture selection rules
When decorating any children's room should be guided not only by their own tastes, but also by the rules for selecting furniture for children of different ages. Take into account these rules.
- A child under the age of four mustto provide the opportunity to freely realize the thirst for knowledge. Furniture should be light, soft, safe and should not restrict free space. Of colors, bright shades are best, but without sharp changes in color.
- Since the age of four, the criteria for choosing children's furniture slightlyare changing. It's time to organize your own workplace. Pay special attention to the convenience and safety of furniture: it must be solid, not have corners and be made of environmentally friendly materials.
- At ten to eleven years, flavors are formeda person must choose furniture with the participation of a child. Not bad, if the furniture in the nursery is not heavy - in this case, the teenager can change the situation in the room according to the mood.
The layout of the children's room for children of different sexesshould be carried out taking into account the age of its inhabitants, their hobbies and temperament. Let's consider the most widespread variants of the decision of a similar problem.
- A spacious room for children close by age
This is the simplest case. Interior can be planned taking into account the wishes of children and the possibilities of parents. The most correct solution is the color designation of private zones and the organization of a common zone for games, communication and classes. Such a solution of the problem will be convenient not only for parents, but also for children. Take care that the working corners are sufficiently lit and located as conveniently and equally. Strictly speaking, this observation is also relevant for the planning of the sleeping area of each child.
- A room for children with a big age difference
Individual zoning is also appropriate here. And the younger child can give a more comfortable part of the room, and the older one to compensate for this "injustice" with a larger area of his zone. In this variant of the layout, the interior should be divided only into personal zones for each child. In the common zone, children of different ages do not need and will fully satisfy the need for communication in a neutral territory - in the living room, in the dining room, in the kitchen.
- Small room for children of different sexes
Here, parents will have to reckon, first of all,with a small area of the common children's room, and the task of saving space will come to the fore. It will be appropriate to choose a bunk bed, and in the case of a small difference in the ages of children - in a child's corner with two beds. You can make a common place for work, wardrobes for books and books. And yet, do not deprive children of the opportunity to have a private zone: think about how you can plan an interior with this in mind. Let at least a nightstand or a bookshelf for each child will have its own.
- A very small children's room
Place in such a room different children -the task is not easy. However, even here there are optimal solutions. The main thing - do not try to shove all the children's things into the room. For example, clothes can be stored in a general family wardrobe, books and textbooks - in a large bookcase in the living room. The interior of even a very small room needs to be planned, delineating the private zones for each child. The furniture-designer (transformer) is the most suitable for solving this problem. It, as a rule, combines a sleeping place and a working corner or a bed and a wardrobe. Do not forget about the opportunity to zonate the interior, using different design of the "living space" of each child. And remember that even exactly the same organization of individual zones in a room for children of opposite sex will not prevent them from conflicts. It is more reasonable not to strive for maximum satisfaction of children's requests (which, as you know, do not have boundaries), but to teach children to compromise, show generosity and respect for each other. By the way, this skill is necessarily useful to them and in adult life. We advise you to read: