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Furnishing a Kid-tastic Bedroom

by Simple Happy Home

Growing tots, with their peculiar needs and ever-growing minds, learn faster than we ever can imagine.

It is a good idea to decorate your child’s room to stimulate and inspire creativity! Imagination plays a great role in developing your child’s mind, and it is a great idea to fashion kids room to be safe, bright and beautiful to encourage creativity and learning through play. They will probably spend a lot of time in their room, so make it a space they love to be and that helps them grow.

Modern kids & teen furniture if often based around versatility, and this is an important factor for you to keep in mind. Kids grow fast and their needs are ever-changing. Rather than replace the furniture every few years, it’s better to look for pieces that can adapt and grow with your child.

You can balance these classic, versatile furniture pieces with kids toys and accessories that are carefully selected for different age groups.  Look for toys that fulfil the needs and preferences of your child’s particular age. It is easier and cheaper to update toys, bedding, curtains, lamps and other small accessories rather than redecorating or repainting the whole room, but you can really change the feel of the room and make your child happy with these small updates.

If you like you can also work out a theme and add décor items that allow you to personalize the room as per your child’s liking. The following are some of the furniture items you may like to take a look at.

Depending on the age of your child, you may need some or all of the following:

Adaptable Baby Cribs/Toddler Beds

Cribs and bassinets are the most important pieces of furniture for new parents. They are available in a range of styles and finishes to match any nursery theme or color. These days you get bassinets, cribs, and convertibles that can be used as toddler beds long after the baby has grown. A few of the available features include adjustable mattress height, mattress supports, release mechanisms, rolling casters and also teething rails. There are many other baby essentials you can look into to promote good sleep such as a Sleepyhead and white noise machine.

Crib Mattresses

Mattresses are mainly of two types: foam and innerspring/coil. Foam weighs less while the innerspring/coil is designed to last longer. Bedding accessories include sheets, wedges and waterproof mattress pads. If your child is still an infant, be sure to look up safe sleep guidelines as certain types of bedding are not recommended for young babies.

Infant Changing Tables

One of those high-utility furniture items, changing tables come in different styles to add functionality. Any good changing table should have guardrails to prevent the baby rolling off. Additional features include draws and shelves and also wipe warmers. The unit can be used till the baby is about two years of age. For a longer life and more adaptability, you can add a changing table on the top of a normal chest of drawers that can be used for many years after the changing pad is removed.

Rocking Chairs

These are suitable from birth, as they are especially useful for nursing moms or for the parent to rock a small child back to sleep. Kids love the swaying movement on rocking chairs and enjoy it thoroughly. It also allows moms to introduce the child to the rocker as a playmate quite early during infancy. There are great rocking chair models that are fun for growing tots. It also makes a great gift for new parents.

Playpen

Playpens as also play yards are a great furniture for toddlers. The basic model can be used as a crib that can be easily dissembled and mounted back. You can add accessories that include a changing station, netting for outdoor use and sheets.

Dresser and Storage

Kids dressers are important for storage and are available in different styles and shapes and colors in the nursery. Consider other storage options such as a chest for toys, and a bookshelf. You might think younger children don’t need a book shelf but in fact reading books to your child has so many benefits even from a very young age. A child who has a bookcase in their own bedroom will grow up seeing books as a normal and welcome part of daily life, which is very important for developing their attachment to reading. Of course, there are so many books for children of any age so you are bound to find a wide selection that will appeal to your child.

High Chair

You get all kinds of high chairs for infants. Apart from the conventional models, you get a adjustable chairs, booster chairs in different materials like steel, plastic and wood. Ideal one should come with an adjustable tray, a safe locking mechanism, some fully reclining chairs are designed to be used for just born infants.

Beds: Twin Beds, Bunk Beds, Toddler Beds

Beds are the most versatile furniture for kid’s room. Bunk beds are in vogue with great themes and easily accommodate twin beds saving on lots of space. Some designs allow you to easily dissemble the beds into separate ones. Twin beds are also popular owing to its functionality and can be easily used to match up with any theme. Then there are beds that come with smart boxes to store extra stuff like toys, bedding and other things beneath the bed.

Kids Chairs and Tables

Kids chairs and tables should be decided after looking into practical details. Does your child need the table for writing and study, or also to keep the computer. Computer workstations for children allow great space functionality with draws and open work area for writing. Chairs should be well-designed allowing the right posture while studying. Look for details while rounding up on the best option. Ask questions as it always helps. You can ask someone about the practical details, someone who has kids and that should be great piece of information.

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