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Furnishing your child’s room with children’s furniture can be tricky – do you cave to their requests when you know that they’ll tire of them in a few years or force them to have kids bedroom furniture that will last but won’t be accepted without a protest? But done carefully and you can pick out kids furniture that suits both your children and your budget.

From bunk beds and mid sleeper beds to children’s wardrobes and toy boxes, there are all sorts of pieces that will make your child feel comfortable but can still make for stylish interiors that will last through the years.

What kids bedroom furniture pieces do I need?

When helping your child pick out furniture, make sure you get all the essential pieces. Besides children’s beds, children’s bedroom furniture should include a wardrobe, desk and desk chair. If there is extra space, a children’s table and chairs would make a great workstation for craft time, and poufs or beanbags would be nice for extra seating when friends come to play. Although kids bedroom furniture should be sized appropriately, try to find some children’s furniture pieces that they can grow into over the years. A good-size dresser can last a child through adolescence, while a desk bought at the end of primary school or the beginning of secondary school will hopefully last them a decade or more.

What style of children’s bed is best?

For children that share rooms, bunk beds are great space savers, but remember that they may not be safe for younger children. Often children request bunk beds even when they’re not sharing because they love the novelty of sleeping up high. If they’re likely to have friends around a lot, a bunk bed may not be such a bad idea, but if not, you could look at high or mid sleeper beds which have the height of bunk beds but beneath the top bed is either storage, a sofa or a desk. Again, these are great space saving kids bedroom furniture pieces and cabin-style beds can appeal to adventurous kids, so take a look at these when shopping for children’s bedroom furniture.

What style and colour furniture should I look for?

Although your child should help pick out furniture, make sure the pieces aren’t too specific. Your daughter might like that pink desk right now, but next year (or even next week), her favourite colour might be purple instead. Make sure that big children’s furniture purchases are neutral in colour and theme, and then let the accessories add decorative flair. Little pieces of kids bedroom furniture that are less expensive, such as poufs or beanbags, can also help bring pops of colour to the room.

What material works best for children’s bedroom furniture?

Finally, you should consider what material works best for the age of your child. A safe plastic play table and chairs work well for younger children, but because they often come in bright primary colours, children’s furniture in this style might seem too childish for a more mature child. For older kids, wood and metal are great options, depending on your child’s preference. Look for practical pieces of kids bedroom furniture that your child will continue to love throughout the years.

Whether you’re shopping for children’s wardrobes, chairs or kids toy boxes, you can find all sorts of children’s bedroom furniture designs online, and you can browse kids room ideas and photos on Houzz to find inspiration for your little one’s spaces, too.
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