Children are only young once, so let them have fun. Kids’ furniture doesn’t need to be serious, as long as it is safe and meets their needs. From beds shaped like sports cars to chairs like crowns, fun kids’ furniture helps children feel like their bedrooms are their safety zones. Be sure to let your child participate in choosing the furniture, particularly if you are helping a toddler transition from a crib to a big bed.
- Choose a theme
You child’s bedroom theme could be as simple as their favourite colours or as specific as a favourite cartoon character. You can use this decision to help you and your child narrow down the selection.
- Customize children’s furniture
While you may choose a simple kid’s dresser, you can easily replace the knobs shaped like basketballs or hearts. A canopy adds excitement to your child’s bed; use a light canopy for a princess bedroom or heavier mosquito net for a jungle-theme room.
- Mix colours for a vibrant palette
Look for pieces of furniture with different colours; children will love to see them all in their room. For instance, storage shelves with bins in every colour of the rainbow would be perfect in a child’s room. If you are decorating based on your child’s favourite color, look for a few pieces in a complimentary colour to add fun.
- Mix fun pieces with more practical items
If you would like some of the furniture to last until your child leaves for college, try mixing fun pieces with more grown-up items. For instance, you could use a more traditional bed but get a small desk that is painted in a playful design. You child may outgrow the desk, but he or she may sleep in that bed when they come back visit you long after they move out.
- Use playful accent pieces to decorate on a budget
Kids will likely outgrow their fun furniture, so if your budget won’t allow for replacement after only a few years, stick to classic pieces for the bed, dresser and desk. Then add the theme and bright colours in other pieces, like a child-size accent chair.