When you are looking for idea and tips on how to successfully purchase children’s furniture, you will find there are no shortage of places eager to sell you this furniture. By following five good tips for how to go about the process, you can ensure that you, your child, and your wallet (rather than just the furniture store) are all happy with the end results. Read on to learn why some planning ahead can save you heart aches and financial disappointment in the children’s furniture buying spree.
Golden Rule #1 – Furniture Size is Important
You should start with the understanding that size and safety have to come ahead of color and style. It does not matter how beautiful a children’s room bedroom set is, if you can not fit it in the room in the first place. Remember that if your child’s room is typical, then it is not too big. It also has to serve a range of utility. This means that double duty furniture makes great sense. Try finding bunk bed stairs that are also storage chests, or headboards that can also be book cases. Toy chests might also function as seats when they are closed, if you plan ahead. Naturally, if you have two children together in the children’s room, then daybeds and bunk beds make imminent sense. Trundle drawers can usually be added to the bottom of a day bed to create additional space saving storage. When it comes to furnishing a child’s bedroom, size actually matters a lot.
Golden Rule #2 – Think about Safety Next
It is critically important that you buy solid furniture that has been expertly put together. This means that it should be able to take its share of knocks and not fall apart while your child is on top of it. Safety hazards must be foreseen and eliminated, such as loosely attached safety rails on any bunk beds or ladders that are not safely attached. Where older furniture is concerned, the main safety issue revolves around the paint. Paint must never contain lead, but should instead by water based. It is also prudent to spend some time researching any furniture that you are considering buying to make sure that there are not any safety hazard issues surrounding it.
Golden Rule # 3 – Style Does Count to You and Your Kids
Now that you have picked out the furniture that will fit in the bedroom and eliminated any safety concerns, it is time to think about the style and color of your children’s furniture. Beware buying something too childishly themed. Kids develop pretty fast, and their interests will rapidly change from Dora the Explorer, to Princesses, to Barbie, to Hanna Montana. Rather than re-buy their furniture every two to three years, go more generic on the theme. Many furniture makers also create a juvenile furniture line that roughly matches their adult lines, so this would allow you to coordinate your entire home’s furnishings. It is always a good idea to furnish a child’s room with colorful pillows, bedding, toys, and rugs to make it both fun and inviting for your youngsters.
Golden Rule #4 – If you Blow Your Budget Away, You Will Not Enjoy the Children’s Furnished Room Much
There is nothing that will so quickly kill your joy at your child’s beautifully furnished new room than having absolutely overspent what you planned on or could practically afford in the task. This is why it is critical that you sit down before you start spending money and determine what you can realistically afford to spend. It is a smart idea to save where you can. You might locate a terrific deal on a nightstand and bed frame. This could help you to still buy a toy chest and stay under budget. Another good idea is to spread out the expenses by acquiring furniture over a period of time rather than all in a weekend. You could obtain the new bed today and work on the other items little by little over a period of months.
Golden Rule #5 – Be Sure to Leave Room For Your Kid’s Personality
Every child is unique. Your kids might enjoy reading, which would mean you need book shelves or cases and a corner for them to sit comfortably in and read. Think of ways to make their own little space in the house suited to their one of a kind personality. You should get their input while you are planning this. They will be far more excited about the whole ordeal if you include them in the furniture and room design decision making. You could let them help choose the theme or pick out a color that works. This is about more than just giving them a feeling that this is their own room. It also shows them all about budgeting and making decisions at a young and impressionable age.
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