While it may seem
unnecessary or counter-intuitive, it is worth investing in
higher-quality pieces when buying kids furniture. It’s
important to know that your child’s furniture is safe
and well made; but more so, you want to know that it can stand
up to slamming drawers, slumber parties, bed-jumping, and wrestling
matches. Since kids will be kids, durability is key. And if
you’re concerned about space, it’s easy to find
fun and practical options like lofts or bunk beds, Captain
Beds, or combination pieces designed to suit a smaller room.
Also important to include: storage. Beds with built-in drawers
or bookshelves with storage baskets will encourage kids to
keep toys and clothes off of the floor—or at least
make it easy for them to clean up in a jiffy. And it makes
the furniture fun for them too; a unique toy chest or a “secret
compartment” in a nightstand is the perfect places
to safe keep childhood treasures.
Finally, when shopping for kids furniture, get them involved.
If they are part of the process, they’ll be more likely
to take pride in their room and to love it for a longer time.
They can help you understand their tastes and needs and guide
the purchasing. It’s an excellent way to bond with
your child and to create an environment in which they can
thrive and grow.
Insider tip- Try to buy all the pieces you think you will
need. If a manufacturer or furniture store discontinues a
collection you may not be able to finish out the room at
a later date.
Insider tip-Kid induced chips and dings can be minimized
by pieces that use laminate or high pressure melamine tops.