11 Pretty Montessori Room Decor Ideas for Your Kids

11 Pretty Montessori Room Decor Ideas for Your Kids

I’ve been so excited to share these 11 room decor ideas for your kid’s room. I am a huge proponent of children having rooms that reflect their unique personalities and interests, so I love putting together theme-based rooms. This is the first in a series of living room posts where we will be doing just that. Today, I’m focusing on my favorite theme: Montessori.

The room decor ideas are not all necessarily Montessori, but you can find great inspiration in these ideas to create a functional and fun space for your kids. I’ve tried to include items that are available both online and in stores (and I linked you to everything I could).

11 Pretty Montessori Room Decor Ideas for Your Kids

What is a Montessori Room?

Montessori is a teaching philosophy that was developed by Dr. Maria Montessori at the turn of the 20th century. In her practice, Dr. Maria observed how children naturally learn to read, write and do mathematics without being taught these skills directly. She then designed spaces and tools for them to discover information on their own from a young age.

The philosophy focuses on the idea that children learn through observation and hands-on experiences rather than by being told or shown something. The belief is that this approach to teaching aids in a child’s natural development as a curious, independently thinking individual. Children are given the freedom to explore their environment within specific boundaries and encouraged to be self-sufficient if they need to be. Montessori classrooms are also based on a high adult-to-child ratio, which allows for one teacher to manage a number of students.

Since the philosophy is focused on developing children’s independence and thinking skills at a young age, it only makes sense that we practice the same principles in our homes! That being said, I wanted to share some inspiration for Montessori kid’s rooms…

11 Pretty Montessori Room Decor Ideas for Your Kids

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Keep in mind your child’s interests. Before you decide on a theme, make sure you consider your child’s personality and current interests. If your son is obsessed with ships right now, then choose room decor that reflects his interests! This will keep him excited about the space. You may also want to be open to any new areas of interest he might pursue as he grows.

1- Mattress on the floor

This is probably the most well-known aspect of a Montessori environment. By allowing your child to have a safe place to sleep up off the ground, you are allowing them to naturally develop their sense of independence by being in complete control over where they are sleeping. You can check this model.

2- House frame around the mattress

A house frame allows your child to make their bed in the morning without you having to give them too much instruction. The act of making their bed is an act of independence, and children can take pride in making it on their own! Plus, they are able to learn about geometry (i.e., how many pieces does a rectangle have?)You can check these models, they are awesome. Here you have model N1, this is model N2, and this is model N3

3- Mirror on the wall

Mirrors are often used in a Montessori classroom because they help children see themselves from different angles, understand spatial awareness and learn about self-reflection. In the child’s bedroom, a mirror allows him to check on his appearance throughout the day and make any necessary adjustments (or admire himself).

4- No excess decorations or furniture

In a Montessori classroom, the room is kept relatively bare because it’s not about what’s there; it’s all about what your child does with his environment. It allows children to focus on activities and learning rather than be distracted by pretty colors and toys that can potentially harm them (for example). This also helps keep the room organized and tidy.

You may also like: 11 Tips For Keeping Children’s Bedroom Tidy

5- Toy Boxes and Chests

In a Montessori environment, it is essential that you allow your child to clean up after herself. In order to do this, you can provide an accessible space for him to store toys when she’s done playing with them.

6- Colorful and comfortable rugs and mats

This helps provide a cozy and inviting environment for your child to play in. They can add color, pattern, and depth to the room, which is really important when trying to create a space that feels like it is their own environment! You can check this model it is awesome.

7– Photos and pictures of friends and family members

Montessori theory is that a child should not be able to rely on their parents for everything, so it’s important to teach them the importance of relationships with peers and adults outside of their household. A photo or two of your son’s best buddies can really bring his room to life! Here you have my favorite one.

8- Low shelves

Since you don’t want your child to be able to access anything that might be dangerous, it’s best to keep all of their books and toys on lower shelves. This makes them easily accessible for when the time comes for schooling! Shelves can also add a cozy touch if you choose some pretty ones from IKEA or Crate & Barrel.

9- Window coverings

This is particularly important if you have a little one who tends to wake up early! Use window coverings to ensure your child can get the rest they need. You can even add some blackout curtains on the windows so that their room is nice and dark for naps!

10- Low cabinet

In the event that your child needs some time alone, this is a great place for him to go. You can even stash a few of his favorite books and games in there so he has something to do! This also helps you keep the room organized and functional.

11- Night light

My friend Lili recently asked me what I thought about her son having a night light in his room. I have to admit that I’ve never been a fan of them, but in infancy, my daughter slept with one every night because she was afraid of the dark.

As she got older and more independent, however, we discussed how big girls don’t need lights on at night. We moved her hand from instinctively turning on a light to just going back to sleep.

I really don’t think your child needs a nightlight, but it’s up to you! The best thing you can do is fully explain what the lights are and that he doesn’t have one in his room at home, so it’s okay if he doesn’t want one in his room at grandma and grandpa.

Once he realizes it’s okay not to have one, I feel like our kids (even if we try to deny it) grow up saying things like ”I’m not scared of the dark” or ”The dark is my friend”. :

Making your child’s bedroom a fun and inviting place is crucial to helping him feel at home away from home. Use these tips to make the space as comfortable as possible, but remember that it’s okay if he still wants to sleep with you occasionally!

As parents, there are few things more important than making sure our kids feel safe and secure in their environments. In order to feel safe and secure, kids need a sense of home in the places where they spend time when you’re not with them. Having a comfortable bedroom for your child is one way to make sure they always have a home base when they are away from you.

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