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Smurf’s Up. Designing a Themed Room for a Child

Sagar Datta of Casa Interio tells us how to design a room for a child

Decorating a child’s room doesn’t mean you have to scrimp on style. In fact, it opens up a whole new world of exciting design possibilities. It’s the perfect excuse to be as bold, brave or magical as you want. Gone are the days when design or aesthetic preferences were made only once you grew up. In today’s time, the want of having creative outlining in every aspect of your living has become a trend and it’s reached even infants and toddlers.

Parents today wish the best for their kids like all parents before them, but now the increased spending power means they can transform all those dreams into reality. The factor of style and fashion has gone beyond clothes and has reached their environment, their sanctuary, their bedroom.


When you design a child’s room, you need to understand that you are catering to the needs of a growing child and you must design the space in a manner that does not make him/her feel bored after a point. The key to success is by practically designing the space in such a manner that it fits your requirement and has least number of design alterations to execute later. Also, using the factor of storage capacity provision along with not overdoing the space with loud elements or colour schemes is a vital factor.

In a recent executed project, we worked upon these guidelines and created a ‘Smurf’ inspired bedroom for twins. To begin with, we decided on creating a childlike vibe for which we decided to use a cartoon scheme. We decided to give the clichéd standard cartoon characters the go-by and opted for something more trendy. Enter the Smurfs. Moving on, we chose the colour scheme based on the idea of blue suggesting boys with white a peaceful and pure color signifying their vibe and nature as infants.

We played around with interior elements like false ceiling to enhance the appeal and used lighting as our strength and an important factor to highlight the spaces. We typically broke the concept of storage and display by combining them rather having them as separate sections and broke the trend of colorful curtains with subdued hues of blue blinds in a tie-dye effect. The bunker bed was replaced by a sofa-***-bed to break the expected typical bunker bed style and have it as a multi-utility furniture element. One vital factor that gets forgotten by all is that designing also has styling as its part, and hence, we ensured that the theme was carried forward with having articles and upholstery matching with the Smurf theme to complete the room and give justice to the concept.

At the end of the day, the project was designed by using practical and creative vision along with client’s requirements and feasible budget. The only way to go!