Children’s Furniture Basics – What Do They Need?
So your little one is growing up and is no longer considered a baby or a toddler. We’ll give you a second to get emotional, cause things are changing and your child now feels more grown up and wants a room that reflects that. Don’t worry, he or she will always be your little darling, but at some stage you should probably make sure that their room does suit their age and provides them with all of the stuff they need to feel right at home.
A very important way to do this is by considering what furniture options they will need in order to turn their room into their happy place, and make sure they are keen to spend time in their room while also being proud to have friends over.
Let them be involved in how they want their room to be decorated, and the colours, textures and themes that they will use to make their room their own. This will guarantee that their room is a place that they love and can take proud ownership of, and it will be a wonderful bonding experience between you and your child.
Here are a few children’s furniture options that your son or daughter will appreciate in their room:
The all-important bed is one of the things that makes a child’s room the comfortable and safe spot it needs to be. Children have energy to burn, but all of that energy comes from plenty of rest. The bed needs to be comfortable and strong, as we all know that children love treating their beds as trampolines at times. Make sure that the bed you choose is built to last for a long time, as that will ensure that you get maximum return on investment. The more comfortable the bed, the easier it will be for you to get your children to adhere to bed-time, important stuff so that mom and dad can have some time to themselves at night.
Often ignored as an important element of the room from both a functional and aesthetic point of view, a comfortable and beautiful headboard is the perfect way to finish off the bed and will serve as an excellent backing for those reading, studying and talking moments before bed when your child wants to sit up comfortably while in bed. A sturdy headboard that matches the bed will pull the room together and allow decorative licence to parent and child in deciding the colours, textures and style of the room.
Side Tables and Desks
Having a surface to use for work and play is an important part of any bedroom at any age, and it becomes increasingly crucial as your children grow up. A side table gives your children a place to store things at bed time, while providing the ultimate spot to keep a bedside lamp. A desk provides teenagers and younger kids with the ideal space in which to do their homework or inspire creativity through learning and drawing, writing or colouring in. The desk is key to unlocking this creativity and building a sense of pride in a child, while getting into the habit of doing homework on a daily basis and being disciplined will ensure an easier time for your child at school and a happier teacher too.
Storage space is incredibly important, and as our children get older, they need more of it, but so often we do not have nearly enough. Between all of the clothes, toys, school stuff and other possessions they build up over time, some space to store things and the privacy of being able to lock it away is important, especially as they grow up. A freestanding wardrobe provides this to your child, and will fit comfortably in any room. Kids also love the freedom to be able to change their room around from time to time, which is where a freestanding wardrobe has the advantage over a built-in cupboard that cannot be moved at all.
As we said, storage is a consideration that needs to be made with the room in mind, and often shelves can provide a solution within a child’s room, especially when the space is smaller. Walls are perfect places to add shelving to make the wall a functional part of the baby room, as shelves and hooks provide storage and easy access to frequently used items, which can be hung up or placed on the shelves. Decide with your child where they would like the shelves to be, but give them some freedom with regards to what to store on the shelves, whether it be teddy bears or a favourite musical instrument. Your child will give the room a taste of their own character and personality if given the chance.
Dream Furniture provides a variety of wonderful children’s furniture and décor options that both kids and parents will love, ensuring quality at affordable prices. See our website for all of the options available and pricing. You can now buy our furniture directly from the site thanks to our new e-commerce functionality.