A Guide To Buying Kids Furniture

A child’s bedroom is his own private space: somewhere to relax, sleep and play. To help your child be happy in his room, it is important to do everything you can to make the space inviting, fun and above all comfortable. If you are redecorating your little one’s bedroom, here are some tips on how to choose the perfect furniture to make him love the space.

Measure Up

Obviously, one of the most important factors is to make sure everything will fit in the room. Measure the room accurately, take notes and do some sketches if you feel it is appropriate. Ask the furniture manufacturer or look online for precise measurements of the products you plan to purchase. It is worth doing a little planning now to avoid any disappointment and stress when you realise your brand new furniture is too large to fit into the room easily.

If your child is a big fan of something in particular perhaps dinosaurs, football, fairies or a certain television character consider investing in decor or furniture which features this. Do consider, however, the fact that children can move on quickly to new fads and preferences, so it may be best to decorate the furniture with removable stickers, pictures or posters rather than spending money on expensive character-based pieces.

To brighten up the room for a boy or girl, think about buying furniture in primary colours or even painting a mural. The ambience of the room should be playful and colourful, yet also calming and relaxing! The colours you choose can help create the ideal environment. Blue and green foster relaxation and calm, whilst reds and yellows are energising.

Safety and Durability

Safety is of utmost importance when buying furniture for a kid’s room. Avoid sharp edges and corners, or invest in some corner cushions or buffers to protect your little one. Young children are investigative by nature so think about how to avoid little fingers becoming trapped in drawers or doors; in particular, look for slam protection and cushioned closings.

Durability is equally as important as safety; kids bounce on beds and climb on furniture, so everything needs to be strong and sturdy. It is also imperative that everything is easy to clean and fabric components are easily removable and washable.

What to Buy

Generally, most children will need a wardrobe, a chest of drawers, perhaps a toy box and, for older children, somewhere to study. This doesn’t have to resemble school science lab furniture  just a basic desk or computer table will suffice.

To save space, or for smaller bedrooms, multi-functional furniture pieces are a great choice. Perhaps a cabin bed with a desk incorporated underneath, a bookshelf with cupboards below or beds with pull-out storage (or even another guest bed) stored underneath. Make sure that all clothes, toys and books are easily within your child’s reach and easy for him to tidy away (not that he will!).

Finally, think about your children’s personalities and their likes and dislikes. You want your little ones to be comfortable and content in their room, so it’s vital to make sure that they will enjoy every minute of their time playing, sleeping, running, crawling in their brand new bedroom.

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