Projects that Explore Interior Design for Children


The world appears vast, exciting, and somewhat overwhelming through the eyes of a small child, and it has long been assumed that what we meet as infants moulds our perspective of the world. Peter Zumthor said that his childhood memories in Switzerland contain the deepest architectural experience, which have become reservoirs of the architectural atmospheres and pictures that he investigates in his work as an architect today.

Children’s Fascination With Decor And Spaces

Miniature Architecture: 17 Projects that Explore Interior Design for Children ,Alfornelos Apartament / Miguel Marcelino. Image © Archive Miguel Marcelino photo Lourenço T. Abreu

To fully comprehend how children change and grow physically and psychologically throughout their childhood, researchers must examine a variety of factors, including their hereditary traits and genetics, their interactions with other children and adults, and the environment in which they live, play, and learn. In honour of World Children’s Day on November 20th, we look at how architects and designers used architecture and interior design to support children’s autonomy and mental and physical well-being.


Sharp edges and angles, especially when aligned with kids’ eye levels or near their heads, hands, and legs, are one of the most harmful aspects when building children’s places. Designers have resorted to developing curved forms with rounded and/or smoothed edges to avoid having to put protective extensions or stickers to the corners of furniture components. According to ArchDaily’s 2020 Interior Design Trends, curving silhouettes offer interiors a fresh, lively, and futuristic appeal that “takes us back to our childhood.”

 Children’s Interior Spaces And Creating A Sense Of Security

Miniature Architecture: 17 Projects that Explore Interior Design for Children ,Blue and Glue / HAO Design. Image © Hey! Cheese

“A man looks at the creation of architecture with his eyes, which are 5 feet 6 inches from the earth,” Le Corbusier said in his landmark essay Towards a New Architecture, rather than from the perspective of a small child’s eyes, which are on average around 3 feet 6 inches from the ground. Children’s interior spaces should be scaled down to match their height and spatial needs, allowing them to walk around and engage with the environment without the assistance or intervention of an adult. Furthermore, being in smaller-scaled environments alleviates the feeling of being dominated that comes with larger rooms and furniture, allowing children to feel more secure and uninhibited.


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