Thursday, July 7, 2011
Probably one of the rooms in the home where buying furniture can prove to be difficult is the kids’ bedroom. Kids have their own predilections. This is the reason why you need to know your kids. The best thing to do is to ask them or they come with you when buying furniture. Let your child take part in decorating his room and guide him.
Children can always say what they want for their room but without you guiding them, they might go beyond your means. It is, therefore, essential that you make them understand that there is a certain budget allotted for his room. That way, both of you will understand each other and no row will ensue. Since they are still kids, they also choose furniture based on the color and the look neglecting the most important factors to consider like functionality, durability, space and most importantly their safety.
The first thing you need to do is put your heads together and decide for a theme. If they want to have a Disney theme, then that would mean having Disney characters. However, you need to consider that they grow so fast and this theme will naturally outgrow them. Hence, choose decorations that will not require you to change in just a matter of 2 or 6 months.
Suggest a color-themed bedroom instead, specifically the basic or pastel colors. Have the Disney characters in the bed linens, sheets, blankets, pillowcases or curtains. These are easier to replace and less expensive than furniture.
Have a specific place in his room where he can play. Doing so will minimize the mess inside his room. Make sure, though that he has a cabinet or shelf where he can put his toys in order after playing. Ensure that the shelves are fastened to the wall. Stackable boxes can also act as storage. This will keep his room neat and will likewise teach him to tidy his room. Better have this area in one corner of the room but do not overstuff it with big furniture. Provide more space for play area as much as possible.
Buy furniture that is suitable for your child’s age. Make sure that furniture is without pointed edges. Dressers and chests with broader base are good choices especially if your child loves to clamber. Avoid getting narrow furniture, as this will invite accidents.
Get furniture that is within easy reach. Avoid dressers and shelves where your child will have to make use of a chair or climb on something to reach for an item. The danger of falling is sure to happen if you do not check on this. The ideal furniture height would just be about 2-3 inches taller than your child as this allows him to get something without straining his legs, body or climbing or stand on a chair.
Furniture for your kid’s bedroom does not have to be complicated. Durability and resiliency are the two most important elements that you need to look into when choosing furniture for a kid’s bedroom. Better invest on something that is quite expensive as you can be assured of its durability. Choose furniture that is not easily scratched. Furniture made of pine and oak belongs to these types; they easily get dents. If there are screws on the furniture, make sure that they are properly fastened.
Do not take any chances on buying furniture for your kid’s bedroom. After all, his safety must still be your first priority.