If you have one child, he will definitely get all the advantage, especially in getting his own room. Parents are excited when they are designing or planning their child’s room. However, filling the child’s room with sufficient amount of furniture is a task not to be taken lightly. It involves careful consideration of the needs and personality of your child.
It is natural for parents to dote on an only child. You will naturally fill a child’s room with all beautiful and endearing things not only for his or her own delight, but as well as your own. However, when you have more than one child, planning and choosing furniture for the bedroom can be challenging for parents. A spacious room for a female child will naturally be filled with lots of beautiful and girly things – from dolls to small tea cups, pink wallpaper with flower prints on it, plush and pink toys that simply say a delightful little girl uses such room.
On the other hand, a boy’s room will also be filled with all things male – toy cars, wallpaper with blue skies, toy airplanes hanging on the ceiling, mechanical and automated control robots on display. Indeed, everything that defines a boy will be found.
Regardless of gender, there are certain things to take into account when choosing and buying furniture for children’s bedroom. This is not to say that doting and giving everything you can possibly think of to your child is not good. Choices should also consist of focusing on safety and appropriateness. For instance, buying bunk beds with stairs for kids – it is one of the children’s favorites. They will fight over who will stay in the upper bunk bed.
As parents, you should ensure that the stairs are fixed. Bunk beds with stairs should not have trundles. It will only increase the chance of accidental falls. Children may play with the stairs. Since it is movable, they may push or pull the stairs from side to side while someone is trying to get down the stairs. In fact, they may think of it as a carnival ride and play as such.
One vital factor to take into consideration before filling the child’s room with furniture is the space. A child’s room should not only be filled with all things good for his or her development, it should also be spacious enough to stimulate resourcefulness and clarity of mind. A room that is filled with toys with limited space will promote irritability, especially when a child spends most of his time in his room. A sufficient space is good to promote creativity and develop a child’s motor skills. In addition, a clutter free room is also an accident-free room.
A normal child is different from a special child. If you are intending to decorate or design a room meant for a special child, the principles are different. You should take into consideration the usual activities that the child does. Safety with the furniture in terms of the child’s amount of activity should also be noted. Furniture with pointed ends should be avoided as much as possible for a special child. If this cannot be avoided, padding for pointed ends should be installed so as to avoid accidents.
If possible, bring the child with you when choosing the furniture that will be used in his own room. This does not only provide an opportunity for you to get to know your child better through his choices, it will also bring about an opportunity for parent-child bonding. When two children are sharing one room, it would also be best to talk to them first on agreeing on one type of bed – to save money and space. By explaining to them what is possible and what is not will help them choose appropriately as well as lessen the argument while shopping.
It is also advisable to determine additional uses of the room aside from sleeping. If the children spend most of their studying time in the room, it would also mean that you will need to have study tables and chairs for them. You can install or call workers to create customized study space for them. This way, you can save on money as well as ensure that the study space is just the right size in consideration of the room size.
Last but not the least you should take into consideration your financial budget for the kid’s room furniture. It is a delight to decorate a child’s room, but it will not be practical to fill them with expensive things. Extra funds are better spent on a child’s mental and physical development.