Choosing furniture for your home can be stressful, but the real stress kicks in when choosing furniture for your kids’ room. What colors will unleash their imagination? Which patterns will create delightful memories? What kind of children’s furniture will be functional, safe, and exciting? Here are key factors to consider to achieve all these and more:
5 Things To Consider When Choosing Furniture for Your Kids’ Room
1). Have a Plan
Granted, you can’t buy every chest of drawers, bunk bed, table, cot, or changing table you come across, no matter how good they look. You need to first think about the amount of space available, your kids’ needs, your budget, and the kind of room you want to design. Have a plan—it will help you know the type of furniture to prioritize and why.
2). Think Versatile
Do you want a multifunctional room that doubles up as a study room, playroom, and bedroom?—Most likely. Would you like to buy furniture that will take care of your kids’ needs now and in the future?—Most likely.
Having said that, you need furniture that will adapt to your needs as your kids grow (because they outgrow everything so fast). How about a changing table that can be turned into a study table later? Perhaps a double-duty cot that can be easily modified into a chest of drawers? A shelf with an adjustable height? Think versatile and save money, effort, and time!
3). Safety, Safety, Safety
Look for safety features such as soft, curved edges, small openings on cribs, drawer stoppers on drawers, safety straps, and so on. Moreover, quality is of utmost importance when choosing furniture for your kid’s room. Imagine a weak bed that you expected to serve you for a couple of years, only to break apart when your kids jump up and down the bed (you know they will).
Such weak furniture can not only pose a safety hazard but can be a waste of money too. Make sure all furniture is sturdy enough to hold the weight of at least 5 times the weight of your child.
Is the table in question fit for your 3 or 4-year-old son or an older child? You need to imagine the piece of furniture in use or tag your kid along when shopping to make sure the furniture is a perfect fit. When buying online, look at the specifications or relate the pictures with human figures to know how suitable it is for your child.
Furniture that won’t be comfortably used by your child is not worth buying in the first place!
5). Storage is a Necessity
Whatever you buy for your kids, make sure it doubles up as a storage space, especially if you’ve got minimal space or multiple kids sharing a room. Kids have got a lot of items that need to be stored categorically: books, toys, school uniforms, home attire, shoes, games, color boxes, name it! If you’d like to avoid quarrels (multiple kids in one room), or keep items from being scattered on the floor, always opt for furniture with plenty of storage space.
Buying kids’ furniture isn’t child’s play, but the good thing is that it’s worth all the hustle. When buying your kids’ furniture, you are building their world, bringing out their personalities, and shaping their thoughts. That said, consider all this and along with it, consider your child’s preferences and opinions. That way, you can build a room they are attached to!