Childrens Bedroom Furniture
Form and function for your child's bedroom
Your child's bedroom doesn't only have to be where they go to sleep at night - it should also be a safe haven where they feel comfortable, and somewhere they enjoy being. So how do you turn your child's room into such a place? Let's start with a few basics.
First of all, choosing the right bed for your child is important, as every kid deserves a nice, comfy bed to relax and sleep in. The bed can also be the signature piece of the bedroom, with other furniture purchased to match.
There are many different types of kids beds, from singles to twins, trundle beds to bunk beds. A single or twin bed can be appropriate for children of all ages, and the choice mainly depends on the amount of space the room allows.
Twin beds are generally a common choice among families because of the wide range of styles, and the fact that they are created in a standard size, which makes it easy to buy mattresses and box springs to fit. (Be sure to look for the word "standard" when buying a twin bed set, because countries outside of the U.S. don't always use the same measurements.)
Are you a parent of more than one child? Perhaps bunk beds would be the perfect choice, as they offer convenience and versatility ideal for kids that share a room. These stackable beds can also be separated into two matching twin beds later on if your kids decide they're too old for bunk beds. Top bunks come equipped with safety rails and a ladder, and are usually the most coveted spot. Some bunk beds offer storage space underneath, which can be convenient for trundle drawers.
Speaking of trundle drawers, another popular style of kids bed is the trundle bed, which can be as stylish as it is functional. Especially practical for bedrooms with limited space for dressers or armoires, trundle beds provide a great storage solution. In addition, trundle beds can be used for a spare bed, as a twin mattress can easily be added to the frame to create an extra bed for an overnight guest.
Now that you've chosen the perfect bed for your child's room, here are a few other furnishings that you'll need, particularly if your child's room doubles as storage or a kids playroom:
- Dresser, chest, or armoire for clothes
- Nightstand to hold a lamp, clock and other bedtime essentials
- Bookcase to hold books, knickknacks or other personal items
In addition to these basics, depending on the available space, there are many other pieces of furniture that your child would certainly find useful, including a childrens desk. Kids desks are designed with your child in mind, and are generally able to accommodate computers, with ample space for books, CDs and schoolwork materials. Kids chairs that are not only comfortable, but give the proper back support are available as well, and can be adjusted as your child grows.
Does your child look for something cozy to snuggle into at the end of the day? A childrens rocking chair might be the perfect answer. Available in a wide range of materials and colors, rocking chairs can be a wonderful addition to your child's bedroom.
Coordinating and matching pieces of furniture can give your child's room a sense of balance, making it a welcome and secure place for your child to feel right at home. The only downside might be that instead of a punishment, "Go to your room!" might actually be a reward!
By Alaina M. Coyle