Choosing the Right Furniture for Your Child’s Room

29 Mar

When it comes to designing your child’s bedroom, fun and function should be the two primary considerations.  Furniture is a large element in any design, and there are certain things you might want to consider when picking the right pieces for your child.  Below are some excellent tips and suggestions to keep in mind…

  • Children know where they want to sleep, so when it comes to their bedroom set, narrow down the options and then let them decide.  They are the ones that will be sleeping in the bed night after night, so be sure they are comfortable and will be able to sleep well.
  • Fancy make look dandy, but until when?  Your little boy may love to sleep in a toy car bed now, but how long will that remain true?  When purchasing a bed, keep the “shelf life” in mind.  If you don’t mind buying another bed a few years down the road, let your child choose the most colorful, frilliest bed they can find.  If you’re looking for something with staying power, look for more classic designs.
  • Kids can be rowdy, so make their furniture can endure it.  Select bedroom furniture that is sturdy enough to last a long time, despite occasional rowdy play, by choosing a material that is strong and known to have staying power.
  • Keep your child’s health in mind, too!  If options are available to you, choose a material that is eco-friendly and non-toxic, so your child is not at risk of being exposed to chemically-infused materials while sleeping.
  • Colors are fun, but just be sure they match!  One of the things that is so fun about designing a child’s room is having the ability to use colors you may not normally use in the rest of your house.  Go wild….but just be sure the colors coordinate.
  • Use appropriate colors. Choose colors based on what your child will enjoy and what you think is appropriate for their age/gender.  To help you with color selection, ask your kids what color they want for their walls.  If you are designing a room for a newborn, look through magazines for nursery ideas.
  • Set a budget for your child’s bedroom. We can tend to get a little out of hand when it comes to buying things for our children because we want what is best for them and what will make them happy. However, that can leave us with empty pockets if left unbridled. Set a budget and stick to it…..it will help you maximize your money and will likely result in more creative ideas.
  • Remember safety! Ultimately, your child’s safety is the most important thing, so be cognizant of sharp edges, height, etc. when shopping for furniture.

Jennifer Fields
Oklahoma City & Edmond Real Estate Agent
405.330.0031

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