It is easy to fall into the trap of buying a piece of children’s furniture because it is adorable. It may look like something right out of a dollhouse, but if it does not perform a needed duty, then it is merely a waste of space. When it comes to furnishing children’s rooms, each stage of childhood brings with it different functions to be fulfilled.
When decorating a baby’s room, it should be filled with items that make parenting chores easier and the baby as calm and comfortable as possible. Changing tables with adequate storage for diapers, wipes, and clothes, a relaxing glider that parent and child can fit comfortably inside, and a soothing and inviting crib: these pieces of furniture perform a function first and foremost. They can be cute or follow a particular design, but what makes them so valuable is their functionality.
The most useful function of an item changes for children of different ages. All of a sudden, a room’s decor must primarily meet the kids’ needs. Chairs aren’t just for sitting. They need to be fun to climb on and jump from. Beds aren’t just for sleeping. They have to function as forts, princess castles, or racecars. The furniture has to serve basic needs such as storage and comfort while injecting a dose of fun.
As children become teenagers, the purpose of the items in their room takes a drastic shift once again. Rooms have to be inviting to friends, and that means modern, fun designs, multi-functional items that conserve space, and an adequate area where schoolwork can be done. Of course, many other considerations must be taken into account when it comes to functionality. Base these decisions on the personal preference of the teen, and the right type of furniture will provide just what the young adult needs.