Choosing Furniture for a Child's Bedroom
Nearly every bedroom needs a bed, a bedside table and a dresser. Beyond
the basics, take a look at your child's daily activities in the bedroom and
decide what they need from there. Bookshelves, a play table or a desk can all
be highly useful, depending on your child's interests and which of their
activities they tend to do elsewhere in the home.
Consider your goals for the room's function, theme and style when
choosing furniture. For a child who is just getting used to a big-kid bed, a
platform frame can be a great choice since it's easier to get in and out of. If
you're designing a room for one child that they may eventually need to share,
you may want to consider a trundle bed or bunk bed. When closet space is minimal,
an armoire can help keep clothes organized, or can be used for media storage.
Before you purchase, make sure your furniture will fit neatly in your space.
Map out furniture placement on a floor plan.
Multipurpose furniture – especially pieces with built-in storage – makes
efficient use of space. A bed with built-in headboard shelves or under-bed
drawers does double duty. A shelf beneath a nightstand is a great place to
store a stack of favorite books, or can hold a basket full of toys and stuffed
If you have plenty of space, setting up a play table in your child's
room is a great way to encourage them to initiate crafts, puzzles and building
Finishes can also set the tone for the room. Wood has a warm, natural
look, hides fingerprints and is available in a wide range of shades. Painted
furniture tends to look more playful, and is often available with rustic
finishes that give the furniture the character of a vintage find. White
furniture works well with brightly colored walls and accessories. You'll want
low-maintenance wipe-off surfaces on activity pieces like tables and desks.
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