Getting the Right Furniture for your Children’s Bedroom

Getting the right furniture for your kid’s bedroom is a task that wherein both of your should participate.

Ask his opinion. Not that you have to follow what he wants, but by knowing his views, he will take the responsibility of taking care of it as well as his bedroom. Your kid must like the furniture. Ask him to join you when you do your shopping and let him choose. If you prefer to shop online, show him the online furniture sops and click on the pictures so he can select. If he is too young to be involved in selecting the furniture, you may pattern your choices on his favorite color and the cartoon characters.

Buy sturdy furniture for your kid’s bedroom. Even as both of you are checking on the colors and designs, do not forget the furniture’s durability. Pay special attention on this thing for your child’s safety is at stake with the durability of the furniture. Get him furniture that will last long. Examine closely if the nuts, bolts, hinges and knobs are tightly secured.

Buy the most important furniture first, which is the bed. Select the appropriate size – a bed that he can use as he grows up. Choose linens and duvets that are comfortable and pleasing to his eyes. You also need a wardrobe or dresser for his clothes. Other accessories that he may need are a shoe rack, storage boxes or shelves for his toys, a small desk and a chair.

Make sure the furniture is safe with no sharp edges and jagged ends. Furniture must not be too tall as well so he will not have a hard time getting things. Cabinets must be 2 – 3 inches taller than your child’s height.

Provide him shelves for his books and other knick-knacks. He would also need a table lamp for reading. Furniture with more storage spaces is a must for your child’s bedroom.

Purchase furniture that will last him for years. Check on the materials, as this will tell you if it is long-lasting. Children always move a lot by nature; hence, furniture must be of good quality. Do not settle for low quality materials or you gamble your child’s safety.

For other decorations, let your child do the selection. It is his own room anyway; therefore, it must contain an accentuation that is of his liking. The thing here is to make your kid’s bedroom comfortable as much as possible. It should be a room that appeals to his taste and character.

Doing the shopping with your child can be a fun experience for the both of you and strengthen your bond. You will know your child’s likes, dislikes, and another side of him. You child will also appreciate that you give importance to his opinions and his passions.

Kids Room: Thinking about Bunk Beds

When I was a kid, I really wanted a bunk bed, but I never received one. It wasn’t until college that my bunk bed dream was finally realized.

Space

Bunk beds save space in a room by stacking one bed on top of another. This creates a vertical space and significantly opens up a smaller room. You may even be able to consolidate two bedrooms into a single room and create a whole new room for toys, an office or a living area.

Coolness

Every kid loves the idea of sleeping on the top bunk. Bunk beds are just awesome. The problem is that someone has to sleep on the bottom. It is usually smart let the oldest sleep on the top bunk and tell the younger child that he can have the top bunk when he is older. If this doesn’t solve the dispute, then you can always create a schedule where they can switch bunks every few days or every week.

Safety

Many people spend hours debating about a bunk bed. Every parent has fears about their child falling from the top bunk of the bed and crashing to the floor with a thud. The good news is that bunk bed makers have thought about this over the years and put in place certain safety parameters to keep them from rolling over and off the edge. It’s still nerve-wracking, but they are relatively safe.

Types

Take your time in choosing a bunk bed, and let your kids get involved as well. Let them pick out the ones that they like best, but make sure it goes with the décor and feel of the room. Themed bunk beds are cool unless everything else in the room is completely different. A superhero bunk bed sounds great until you put it in a room decorated with Transformers.

Designing for Longevity

It’s inevitable! Your kids are going to change their minds. Whether it’s within seconds, minutes, hours, or days, it’s a guaranteed fact that your child will at one point or another will change their mind about their likes and interests.  Seventeen years of these interest changes can take its toll on any room and most importantly your budget. So how do you prepare for your child’s ever-changing tastes when designing their room?

Stay with the conventional

With the amount of TV and movies your children will watch, it’s hard to say what characters or themes they will like from one day to the next.  So when your child decides it’s time for a new style in their room, simply change the wall hangings or the painting scheme. This is something that can be inexpensive and easy to change. Kids outgrow themes on a daily basis, so if you purchase a new bed with every theme, plan for a lot of spending.

Plan for the long haul

Your focus when planning for longevity needs to be solely on the furniture pieces. Kids are very hard on furniture. That’s a fact. Buying quality, well-built pieces is vital. This doesn’t mean you have to break the bank and buy the absolute best. But look at the manufacturer’s warranty and take it into consideration the quality of the pieces when deciding what to buy. Also, heavier woods are sturdier and will last longer, but can be more expensive. Woods like pine are not as high quality, but will save you money.

The sooner, the better

When designing for a nursery, stay away from gender specific colors like pink for a girl and blue for a boy. Thinking long term means using neutral shades for paints, and then adding bolder colors to the accent pieces. Accent pieces can be changed down the road and are fairly inexpensive. A very easy and inexpensive way to decorate a room are wall stickers. They peel off easily and can be replaced with the next fad.

Finally, multi-stage pieces will also help when planning for the longevity of the room. For instance, cribs that convert into toddler beds will last for years and serve a multi-purpose.  As will a six-drawer dresser with a changer on top instead of just a changing table.

Protecting against Hazards you can’t see

Preparing a nursery for your soon-to-be-newborn is a very special time for parents. You want the room to be completely safe; a beautiful living space for your new special treasure but free from any hazards. But how do you protect them from the hazards you can’t see? Here are some safe and healthy ways to create a living space for your little one.

Avoid hazards you can’t see

Keeping the room safe doesn’t just mean ensuring the edges of furniture pieces are rounded and protectors are in the plugs. You have to protect your little one from things that cannot be seen. This means staying away from synthetic materials that give off formaldehyde gas. Items like press board and plastics are the culprits in this case. Instead, choose furniture made out of natural wood that is not finished. It’s pretty much guaranteed that during your baby’s gumming stage, s/he will come in contact with the crib or other pieces of furniture. Be sure to stay away from painted or stained materials for their safety as well.

Keep it simple and clean

Today’s current fashion is a contemporary style. The modern-and-chic look is one of simplicity, where only a few items are used to bring life to the room. Use colors sparingly is the key here, and stay away from over-using pastels. Go with a calm color for the walls.  This will allow for wall murals or cozy rugs to stand out more, adding style to the room.

Safe walls for little hands

On the theme of non-toxic products, it’s important that the walls of the room are safe from any artificial materials. If you’re choosing wallpaper for the room, look to have it professionally installed with non-toxic wallpaper paste. If you choose to paint, zero-VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) is your best bet here and can be customized to match almost any color you need.

Natural Baby Bedding

Toxins can also be found in bedding. Your baby’s skin will be in contact with nursery bedding for many hours each day. A baby’s skin is very sensitive in the early years, so it’s important to keep their skin safe from substances that cause irritation. Choose natural fabrics like cotton instead of synthetics. This also goes for crib bumpers, pillow inserts, covers and changing pads.

Selecting the Perfect Furniture for Your Children’s Bedroom

Your children’s room is very important to them. It is one of the few places in the home they call their own and many times they will find refuge there.  The different pieces of furniture you furnish their room with will make or break their bedroom and can create a very un-enjoyable environment.

Selecting the correct pieces of furniture is absolutely a must. The following steps will help in the process of assembling a perfect youth bedroom.

  1. Find out what he or she wants in their room. They are the ones that are going to be spending all their time there.  So make sure it is filled with things they want.
  2. Based on how much space you have to work with, the bed is the essential piece of furniture you will buy. Make sure it is as convenient as it is comfortable. Your choices will consist of day beds, bunk bed, lofts, day beds, and storage beds.
  3. Color schemes. This is vital when buying furniture. Lots of kids’ bedroom sets come in assorted color schemes so discuss with your child the color scheme he or she likes best.
  4. Your child most likely will have homework and thus needs a place to do it. Find a desk that he or she can easily fit into, preferably with a book shelf.  Homework is not fun, so make sure their desk is comfortable. Find a matching, comfortable chair for the desk also.
  5. A night stand is next on the list. You child will need a place to put an alarm clock or their glasses once it is time for bed.
  6. Finally, for extra storage, a dresser, armoire, or trunk will work well and keep the room clutter free.

Making Sure Your Bunk Bed is Safe

A parents most important job in life is the safety and protection of their children. From the day our kids are born, we do everything we can to make sure that their surroundings are free from harm. We baby proof our homes, we make sure that they have great food, and we always make sure the toys they play with are age appropriate. But how can we watch over them and protect them when everyone in the house is asleep?

Bunk Beds are one of the most popular beds for youth bedroom furniture. First they save plenty of space in the child’s room. Second, there is something that kids admire and think is very awesome about sleeping high off of the ground.

Here are a few precautions that’s you can take when it comes to keeping your child safe at night:

  1. Make sure your child is age appropriate for a bunk bed. Bunk beds will let you know, like many toys, the proper age of children that should be allowed to sleep on the bed. This is a very over looked rule, and many times smaller children can slip underneath the rails. Have your child test out the bed before you buy it.
  2. The top bunk should always have a guardrail on all four sides, even if it will be placed against a wall. There should be no more than 9 centimeters (3.54 inches) between the bottom of the rail and the frame of the bed to prevent the child from becoming trapped between the rail and the frame.
  3. It’s essential to use the proper size mattress on your bunk bed. Make sure the mattress you buy fits snugly against all edges of the bed frame. If you buy an extra long bunk bed, make sure the mattress is extra long as well.

Make sure you stop into CLS Direct and check out our selection of bunk beds for your children today! You’ll find a wide assortment of mattresses that will fit your child’s bunk bed safely and grown up mattresses for you!