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Choosing Furniture For Your Kid's Room

Aug 18, 2007
Putting together a child's room can be a daunting task for parents. While adults tend to spread their living space throughout many rooms within the home, kids use their bedrooms to do multiple things: play games, spend time with friends, listen to music anything that kids do, they often do it in their room! So, instead of trying to incorporate a million little things into one tiny space, take a deep breath, and remember that this is your child's room - not yours! Allow your child to be creative and get involved in the process.

Before you choose furniture, sit down with your kid and talk to them! Find out what their favorite colors are, what they like to do best in their room, and ask them what they think makes them unique! Find a way to work this into the room space, and be willing to bring them along when you choose the furniture pieces.

One thing to keep in mind when you're shopping is the longevity of each piece. Try to buy furniture that can grow with your child, or at least last more than a year or two! If this means buying something a little more expensive, don't worry - it'll save you the cost of frequently replacing that item in the long run. Also, think about pieces that can serve multiple functions: can you buy a bed with storage space underneath? What about a set of stackable bookcases and cabinets that can be used as wall units or sit on the floor?

And when it comes to keeping things clean, consider how easy a surface will be to scrub off remnants of crayons, ice cream drips, or sticky finger residue! With your child's help, look for furniture with surfaces that are easy to clean, and also easy to paint. Pieces that are easily painted can be re-coated when it starts to look worn, and as your child gets older, you can just paint the piece to create a new look - instead of spending a fortune on a whole new bedroom set! Also take into account whether the hardware is easily used by little fingers: are the handles small enough for a child's hands? Do the drawers slide open and shut easily?

Since kids can be clumsy - especially when they're having a great time! - be sure to avoid furniture with rough or pointed edges, and stay away from drawers or lids that might slam shut on unsuspecting fingers. Have fun with your kid, and let him open and close things to get a feel for how each piece works! Let her lie down on the bed to see how much growing she'll need to do before you have to get a new one - just have fun with it! Keep your budget in mind, but be willing to be flexible - after all, functional furniture is great, but you also want pieces that your child will enjoy, since he'll be the one living in the room!
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