Kids Furniture - Shopping Tips to Create the Perfect Child Bedroom
By Michael Holland
There are all different types of kid's furniture that you can purchase to go with the theme of their room. However, regardless of the type of furniture you obtain for your child, you will want to make sure that it allows them to move comfortably; does not take up too much room so they still have a nice, safe play area; and is easily accessible to them.
When purchasing kids furniture there are a few aspects you will want to keep in mind. They are the following:
1. The size of their room. In other words, how much space you have to work with. You don't want to overload your child's room with furniture.
2. The theme of the room: is their furniture that will match? For instance, if you are doing a fairytale room there is castle bookshelves.
3. The size and/or age of your child. If you are purchasing kids furniture for your toddler or small child, you won't want to select items that are too tall or out of their reach. Although you may think it better to purchase furniture that your children will "grow into", as it will save you money in the long run, remember; growing children like to be independent and do things themselves, if you place things out of their reach this could be potentially dangerous to them.
With these things in mind, here is an example of the type of kids furniture you can use to decorate a girls room that is based on a floral theme.
Beds: Aside from the standard twin, or double bed, the perfect bed to go with a little girl's floral themed room is a daybed with a canopy. You will also find that some daybeds, like the Bristol Canopy bed that can be found at www.yourkidsdirect.com, is a trundle unit that is equipped with casters and can be rolled out and raised to hold another twin mattress.
Storage Furniture: The most popular storage kids furniture is bookshelves, and for the floral room, a dollhouse bookshelf would be the perfect touch to the room. This bookshelf is shaped like a standard open dollhouse with a number of different sized rooms that act as shelves.
Another great storage items you can add to her room is a toy box bench, which is a nifty piece of kids furniture that acts as both storage for her toys and a perfect sized seat for her. Choose a basic one that matches the color of the furniture in her room, and add a cushion to the seat that matches the color of the bedding or walls. You can place the bench by a window, or against a wall.
Dresser and nightstand - These come in different sizes and colors, and depending on what you are looking for, these kids furniture pieces can often be purchased in a set along with a bookshelf and sometimes even a desk. For the floral room, the best colors would be a light brown wood or furniture that has been painted white. Make sure you get the appropriate size for your child, and ensure that the furniture doesn't have sharp edges that they can hurt themselves on.
Fun Furniture - This kids furniture can include a vanity, chairs like beanbag chairs or rocking chairs, pillow chairs and stools.
Finally, remember, while you may shop with your kids for their bedroom furniture, make sure that you purchase only the quality and safe kids furniture that you know they need and will use.
About The Author
Michael Holland is the creator of the Web site http://www.kids-rooms-and-crafts.com. His web site offers lots of FREE home decorating tips and ideas.