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Effects of spatial design on psychological well-being

At Little Lahlou, we don't just craft furniture; we craft experiences rooted in psychology and neuroscience. Our pieces are the product of extensive research into how shape, color, and texture can impact children's cognitive development and emotional well-being.

Spatial design plays a key role in shaping children’s experiences, behaviors, and cognitive development. From bedrooms to medical spaces, the places' design significantly impacts children’s emotions, learning outcomes, and overall well-being. This guide explores the multifaceted influence of spatial design on children, focusing particularly on its relevance to the furniture design philosophy Little Lahlou adopts, encompassing proportions, colors, and their psychological effects.


Properly proportioned furniture is essential for children's comfort and safety. Research suggests that furniture designed to suit children's anthropometric measurements promotes ergonomic support and reduces the risk of musculoskeletal issues (Smith et al., 2017). Additionally, appropriately sized furniture empowers children by fostering independence and autonomy (Lam et al., 2019).

Color psychology

Colors exert a profound influence on children's emotions, cognition, and behavior. Studies have demonstrated that warm hues like red and orange stimulate energy and creativity, making them suitable for play areas (Valdez & Mehrabian, 1994). In contrast, cooler tones such as blue and green evoke calmness and concentration, making them ideal for learning environments (Lichtenfeld et al., 2012).

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