A Practical Guide to Choosing Kids’ Furniture

Choosing furniture for your kids can be a challenge especially if you are first-time parent. If you wonder about the things that your kids might like for their rooms, it could help you a lot in choosing the right type of furnishings and decor. Don’t be surprised if your kids want color and more color in their room because it’s what will make their room stand out and truly say that they own it.

Many parents are usually strapped on cash these days and their remedy to fill in the missing pieces of furniture is by either refurbishing an old one or purchase from a garage sale. There is nothing wrong with these solutions if you are truly trying to budget everything. You can make the items new by refurbishing, repainting and repairing them. Making the furniture sturdy and safe should also be your main goal to assure that your kids will be safe using them.

If you have the money to spend it is easier to plan and purchase the furniture and other items you need for your kids’ rooms. You can always be practical even if you have spare cash in your wallet. By taking time in knowing what your kids would need for their room you’re sure to buy the right stuff that will benefit your kids.

First things to do are to plan and to jot down the purpose of the items you’re going to get for your kids. These days you’ll often hear many parents saying that storage and purpose play important roles in a kid’s room. Designers follow that trend and reinvent the used-to-be mundane items such as the toy chest, study table set and bunk beds among others so that parents and kids can enjoy the full benefits of these furnishings.

Second thing to do is to measure the size of the room so won’t overstuff or under-furnish it. By knowing the dimensions of the room, you can easily plan and select the right size of furniture when it’s time to purchase them.

Third, stick on the number of furniture that you’ll buy so as not to overspend and overstuff your kid’s room.

So what should you get for your kids?

Get a good-sized bed and dresser for your kid. These two are the most important pieces and they are usually the largest to have in a kid’s room. Make sure that the bed can accommodate your child until he/she reaches early adolescent. Some parents make a mistake of buying the fancy-looking children’s bed only to find themselves buying another bed once the child has grown up.

Think of storage and functional items that your kid would need as he/she grows. He/She will need storage for toys, books and school items. Think of a spot in the room where your kid can play, relax and enjoy. You can create that space, even if it’s just a small one, by adding some small pieces of furniture there such as a lazy boy or bean bag to sit on, an area rug or carpet where he/she can put out all the toys while sitting on the floor.

A study table and chair set is appropriate if your kid is already going to school. You can find study table sets that have drawers and additional storage for books and other stuff. Some sets are also dual-purpose and can accommodate a desktop computer, complete with spaces and drawers for computer peripherals.

Other smaller furniture such as shoe rack, an extra chair or bench and a small cabinet or dresser for his/her extra clothes can be good additions to your kid’s room.

Don’t be afraid to plan and purchase your kid’s room furniture because it is a fun thing to do with your entire family. Listen to your child and ask his/her opinion about the color scheme and style that can match his/her personality. The important part of it all is the fun and enjoyment of putting together a cool room for your little one.