Kids’ Room Furniture: The Win-Win Scenario

Kids’ Room Furniture: The Win-Win Scenario

Picking the furniture for your kids’ room can turn into a real hassle. You might be set on something they won’t like, or they outgrow it so fast that you have to buy new furniture very soon. As parents, you want the furniture to be functional and made out of good materials, but you also want your kids to like it. There are so many styles, decorations and options out there, that you can get overwhelmed when choosing. Here are some tips to help you make the right choice when it comes to choosing the right furniture for your kids’ room.

They grow fast

If your kids have a favorite cartoon character, and you wish to make it a room theme, keep in mind that they change their interests fast, as they grow older. This also goes for the furniture itself. They won’t be able to sleep in the same bed forever. The racing car bed looks fun when they are six, but they might be ridiculed for it when they become 16.

The budget

The prices of the furniture vary depending on their quality. First thing you need to decide is how much you are actually going to spend on your kids’ furniture, and then look for items in that price range. This might help you narrow down your choice, and makes it that much easier. Don’t forget about shipping and handling costs –  stores that have high prices usually throw in the free shipping, if you are shopping for furniture online. So, the shipping isn’t actually free, but customers love it when they see the free shipping etiquette.

Talk with your kids first

If your kids are older than 3 you can simply ask them what they like. This way you will avoid putting something in their room that they’ll absolutely hate. Of course, you are not going to let them redecorate the entire room on their own. This simply means that it is their room, and they should choose something for it that they will enjoy. Let them pick the themes and colors of the furniture, but make sure you limit their choices when you present them with options. If you are out of ideas, you could check out some magazines and browse the internet a little – you might find some inspiration.

Furniture should last

Even if you are short on budget, don’t dive in and buy some low quality plastic furniture. It won’t last long and, in the end, you will end up buying new one sooner than you expected. Invest a little money into a good quality piece of furniture, something that your child can use for years to come. Buying furniture only once saves both time and money. Buy something simple and well made. Beds with a lot of details on them go out of fashion fast. Good natural timber furniture never goes out of fashion, and will definitely last longer.

Make it truly kid friendly

Grown-ups like to keep their bedroom and living room tidy and stylish. This, however, doesn’t apply to kids’ rooms – they should be fun. If your kids like a certain color, buy bed sheets or the bed itself in that color. Rugs and curtains can also bring life into your kids’ room and add to the overall theme.

Try to find the perfect balance between fun and functional furniture. You are the one making the choice, but make sure that your kids like it, too. Follow these helpful tips on how to make the right choice.

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