Shopping for kids furniture can be a lot of fun, but it can easily become overwhelming if you haven’t done your homework. As you consider furnishing a bedroom for your child, there are several things to consider even before you start looking. Firstly, who will be using the room? Are you furnishing for one child, two, or even more? Is it important that your child be able to accommodate guests?
What will the room be used for? Obviously, you will want your child to sleep in the room, but will there be a TV or gaming area? Do you need a homework area with a desk?
What is the size of your room? Is there enough height to accommodate a bunkbed, or some other large pieces? If your child is young, it might make sense to get a twin bed, but if you’re thinking long term, do you have a room that could accommodate a full size bed that your child will grow into? It is always advisable to come prepared with measurements of your room, including height, and doorways and windows.
Consider the personality of your child. While some children may enjoy gender specific furniture, another child might want something more neutral. Even if your child does want a “princess” or a “football” bedroom your plans may include passing the furniture along to someone else in the future. In that case, it might make good sense to keep the furniture classic and neutral while accessorizing with bedding, curtains, pictures and posters.
Inspiring displays are not only fun, but when done well, can give you ideas that you can recreate Some of our favorite displays include the robot room, a horse themed room, the safari room and a monopoly room!
Long gone are the days of putting a twin bed and a dresser in your kid’s room and calling it a day. There are some really clever, space saving pieces designed to get the absolute most functionality imaginable. Loft beds with under bed desk, beds with stairs that have drawers, and bunkeds that have full beds on the bottom with twin beds on the top. Daybeds and futons are great non-traditional furniture options that may offer more flexibility as your child grows. Be open to new ideas, think long term, and most of all, Have Fun!