Having kids is a blessing, but one riddled with various challenges. One of them is making your youngsters happy and playing into their desires while still doing what’s best for them. Needless to say, these two things don’t necessarily coincide with each other, and there’s no better example of that than something as simple as choosing the furniture for your kids’ bedroom. So, is it really possible to make your kids a room they have always dreamed off while still providing them something that will be worthwhile and keep the pace with them as the time goes by? Let us try to find out.
Kids Grow Fast
One of the main things you should keep in mind while designing your kids a bedroom is that they grow fast. Really, really fast. And their bodies are not the only things that change. Their interests change as well. So, while the racecar, or Disney princess bed may seem like a really good idea at the age of six, they will become very inappropriate as soon as you kids hit teens. Same goes for any other piece of furniture. If you want to satisfy your kids’ current taste and sensibilities do that through pictures and other easily replaceable items, not expensive furniture pieces.
Don’t Forget Your Budget
Furniture pieces are no different from any other item you keep in your house – although there are some exceptions, the general rule is the more you pay the better quality you’ll get. So, if you have problems deciding on some piece, your budget can serve as a great way to narrow down the list of possible choices. There’s one thing you should keep in mind, though, and those are the shipping costs. If you don’t take them into account when you are making your budget, you may end up unpleasantly surprised when the delivery service comes knocking at your door.
Ask Your Kids for Opinion
When designing a kids’ bedroom most of the parents don’t think that they should actually ask their kids for an opinion and that’s a big mistake. After all, they are going to spend the most of the time there, and if they are anywhere above the age of three, they are capable of making some good decisions. Sure, they will be limited by your ultimate plan and budget, but if you are trying to make a decision between few pieces just ask your kid for an honest opinion. Also, they should have final say on the choices like theme, color, etc. Do a quick internet search together and you will find a common language really quickly.
Think About the Future
Of course, all the decisions you are making to make the kids’ room more lasting will amount to nothing if the furniture you are buying isn’t worthwhile. That means that, even if you are operating on a shoestring budget, you should skip cheap plastic pieces that won’t last long and become dated very fast. What you should choose instead is natural timber furniture that is warmer, of better quality, more eco-friendly, and overall, more visually pleasing. If you want to save some money you should go with simple, but never compromise the well-made part.
Don’t Forget the Fun Factor
So, you have now taken into account quality, price tag, overall theme, and you have put the things into perspective. Great. But, don’t forget one thing – You are making a kids’ room. It should be fun. It should be whimsical. Striking the perfect balance between these terms and the words like “timeless”, and “reusable” won’t be easy, but it can be accomplished. If you, on the other hand, can’t find the pieces that will satisfy both ends of this spectrum, up the child-friendly game with colorful bed sheets, rugs, etc.
Kids’ bedrooms are their own little worlds. Those are the place where they’ll spend some of the most joyful moments of their lives and where they’ll resort when they’re lonely or sad. Do your best to make this place as pleasant as possible. It may be harder than it seems on the first glance, but it’s well worth the effort.
Check out this awesome resource from Trouva for more tips when it comes to decorating your child’s bedroom.