When baby has graduated from his or her crib, it’s time to make decisions about what will go in their “big kid” room: What color will it be?
When baby has graduated from his or her crib, it’s time to make decisions about what will go in their “big kid” room: What color will it be? What sort of furniture will you choose together? She wants a bunk bed and a playhouse, but her room won’t fit both—how do you compromise? (Hint: try the Mission collection).
Creating a bedroom to last from preschool to middle school is a balancing act. Here are some tips for choosing kids furniture and décor to get the most bang for your buck—and put a smile on your child’s face:
Invest in quality pieces: Buying pieces that are well-constructed ensures that they’ll last through the years. A stylish, modern dresser can last into adolescence and even adulthood. You could even use a longer, lower dresser as a buffet in the dining room in future years.
Look for multi-functional furniture: A storage bed is a great option for saving space. Look for styles with drawers underneath the mattress, which can be used to store toys, clothing or books. A loft bed is an option that maximizes vertical space and gives your child a workspace when they have homework to do. A bunk bed makes room for siblings!
Let them have fun: Kids should be kids. A bedroom that lets their imaginations run free is a worthwhile investment. A tent bed—which uses the space under the loft bed for a play area—combines practicality and fun. And never underestimate the joy of a pile of pillows: Aside from being cheap and cheerful accessories, they’re the building blocks for a fort.
For more ideas, see: http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/home/kids-bedroom-decorating-ideas.htm