Choosing Kids Bedroom Furniture Can Be Easy And Affordable
Even from a very young age, kids have specific tastes. Whether it be food, music, movies, or toys, there are certain things your children will love — favourite foods, songs, movies and toys — and some things that they will absolutely hate!
That is also true when it comes to furniture. Sometimes a child will fall in love with a piece of furniture. They will treasure memories of it long into adulthood. Other times, however, your kids might spontaneously loathe, or even fear, a piece of furniture — like Bart Simpson with his spooky clown bed.
Don’t buy your little one the wrong bed or wardrobe. Follow our handy guide, and equip yourself with the information you need to choose bedroom furniture that your kids will love.
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Have a conversation with your child about different types of furniture
One of the best ways to ensure that your child likes their furniture is to involve them in the decision-making process. Not only will they be able to vet anything they hate (nipping any potential tantrums in the bud) but you’ll make your child feel bold and empowered.
To get your child thinking about interior design, you could try buying a magazine and asking them to point out things that they like and don’t like. If you have a shy or taciturn child, you could try to ask some leading questions to get them involved. For example:
- What’s your favourite colour?
- Would you prefer a bed that you can store things underneath?
- Would you like a wardrobe with shelves?
- Do you want a mirror on your wardrobe?
Take your child shopping with you
It’s not easy to take kids your kids shopping. You have to watch them like a hawk, making sure that they don’t run off or get into trouble. To avert disaster, you have to make sure they’re well fed, and not too tired.
It’s worth taking your child shopping with you when choosing kids bedroom furniture. You can engage with any last minute complaints that a child might have (“It’s the wrong colour”, “I don’t like how it feels”, “I don’t like it but I don’t know why”), and see what inspires them.
Think about the practical realities
As well as incorporating what your child wants, it’s also important that you think about the pragmatic side of things. There are many elements to take into consideration, from the price tag to any potential safety hazards.
- Pay careful attention to the materials: Wicker furniture is very much on-trend right now, but it can be easily unpicked by little hands.
- Think about the size: If your child has a small bedroom, a massive bed or wardrobe will take up lots of the space that could otherwise be used for playing.
- Keep messes in mind: A pure-white woollen couch might look terrific, but if it’s going to be in a messy little person’s room, dark grey might be more practical.
- Set a price cap: Set a limit on what you’re willing to spend, and try to stick to it.
Set some rules with your child about their new furniture
Kids bedroom furniture can be cherished for years if it is kept in excellent condition. Generation after generation of children in your family might get to use and enjoy the piece, so long as it is kept in good nick.
To keep furniture loveable for longer, set some rules with your child —such as:
- No jumping on the bed
- No eating on the couch
- No going into the wardrobe and finding a hidden portal to Narnia
- No leaning back on the chair
And so on.
Choose furniture that your child can get enthusiastic about
Some pieces of furniture are just for kids; there aren’t too many over-thirties sleeping in a race-car bed. For a child, though, a formula one car bed could be a bonafide thrill.