I must admit, parenting isn’t easy, but that doesn’t mean we can’t do it. While there’s no specific recipe to being the great parent, there are things that add to it certainly. For me it’s the choice of having a kids’ bedroom instead of nurturing the idea of the family bed. A kids’ bedroom can not only be helpful with getting both parents and kids the much needed quality sleep, but it can also teach kids how to build up their independence from early age; everything adds to their proper development.
Besides, who can resist having their own kids as the helpers when it comes to picking kids bedroom furniture, and decorations? It turns into quality bonding time spent together, and I can assure you, fun, as kids would enjoy it greatly; an unforgettable and exciting experience to be sure. Every detail and piece you choose can help in the creation of the perfect retreat that they would cherish in their memories even well beyond the fun days of childhood.
A bed is one of the essential furniture pieces in a room. If you want to make the most of this purchase, get one that’s extendable, like those with convertible bed frames and mattresses that can easily be transformed into bigger ones, so your kids would make use of it for a longer period of time; it would save you money from going for another bed hunt once your kids pass the toddler phase. There are even those convertible beds that have the much needed barriers for keeping restless toddlers safe from falling, and as soon as they are adjusted to single beds, the barriers detach – best of both worlds!
When shopping for kids bedroom furniture, you can’t overlook the importance of a wardrobe. Even if your kids aren’t old enough for one yet, it would help you keep their clothing in perfect order, and as soon as they are on their feet and able to help around, it can serve as the piece to teach them the organising lesson. The same goes for the toy boxes, and keeping all the piles of toys out of sight when not in use. Not to mention, both wardrobes and toy boxes can add to the décor of the room!
Once you’ve chosen the essentials, there’s always room for more if your preference, or budget allow it. Additional can mean shelves, drawers, a kids’ table and chair set, or a desk. If your kids love to enhance their artistic skills (then again don’t they all), a table or desk would be perfect, and oh, a washable wallpaper since walls are always the most attractive canvas for kids.
Now then, you’ve got the necessary pieces of furniture, all that’s left is finishing up with textures. You can brighten up the room by adding matching patterns, or colours of curtains, rugs, or bedding, then adding a fun clock that would teach your kids about time, days, and months, a lighting fixture in an interesting shape (e.g. ball or a globe), and murals with animals or maps so kids would learn more of the world we’re all part of.