When designing a kids’ room, our top priority should be its safety. That includes childproofing it to prevent injuries, creating a comfortable environment, but also making the room as healthy as possible. A number of studies suggest that children are more susceptible to negative effects of polluted indoor air, because they breathe in more oxygen in comparison to their body weight than adults. Many of the elements of room design (e.g. paint colors and furniture) emit harmful toxic residues and thus impact the health of our children. Knowing all that should motivate us to choose the best possible materials for furniture and décor in general. One of the healthiest materials to use is beyond any doubt natural wood.
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THE BENEFITS OF NATURAL WOOD
Natural wood is not only perfectly eco-friendly, but it also supports a healthy indoor climate, helping your kids grow in a safe environment, free from any harmful substances. A report produced by Planet Ark’s Make it Wood campaign concluded that exposure to wooden furniture has tangible health and wellbeing benefits. According to this report, wood promotes interaction and lowers stress. The presence of wood in a room actually mimics the effects of spending time in nature. Furthermore, wood furniture and other products are improving the air quality by moderating humidity.
A MATERIAL THAT IS ALWAYS TRENDING
Although the health aspect is the most important when it comes to kids, we shouldn’t neglect how wood fits into their rooms design-wise. Fortunately, wood has a timeless visual appeal that always add a warm and familiar feel to a room. Natural wood is bigger than ever this year, when the entire interior design industry is directed towards return to nature.
Wood, in its pure form, without glossy or colorued finishes can look amazing in kids’ rooms, because of its light shades and outstanding flexibility. Also, if you’re planning on designing the room in the very popular Scandinavian style, it is by far the best choice you can make.
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