The need for solitude is a natural part of growing up. They start life unable to be alone, and after a few years we have to allow them to take the first steps towards solitude and independence. Privacy of space – psychological impact of interior design. Giving your child the opportunity to explore this newfound independence in a safe and fun environment can build family trust and a sense of competence, which in turn will help develop decision-making skills and resourcefulness as they grow older. Add a mezzanine, a secret room or wardrobe space or divide your child’s space into zones, put a wigwam in the corner, hang a canopy over the bed. Any corner, for example, under the stairs or the hall area, can be turned into an idyll for a small person.