Create coziness and comfort and reduce clutter in your child’s bedroom or playroom with kids’ furniture that helps you stay organized. Whether you need a kids’ table and chairs, a dresser or a bed frame, put purpose and quality top of mind. Follow these guidelines to select long-lasting products that will meet their needs—and yours—as your children grow.
Look for Storage
Life with kids is filled with lots of stuff. Clothes, toys, books and games can find their way into every inch of a room. Kids’ storage furniture can help keep bedrooms and playrooms in order:
• Look for a bed frame with drawer space for linens and bedding.
• Buy a table with storage to hide away art supplies, school papers and your children’s masterpieces.
• Choose a child’s armoire to store coats and shoes—it can hold all their latest fashions while it adds style to the room.
• Find a dresser with a cabinet and shelves to make it easy for your kids to learn how to put away their own clothes.
Opt for Quality
As any parent knows, children aren’t always gentle with their things. Look for kids’ bedroom furniture that will stand the test of time as your children grow. A quality wooden table can be used for artwork when they’re toddlers and homework as they get older. A sturdy armoire can hold puzzles when they’re little and sports equipment when they get bigger.
• Consider wood. Solid wood is a sturdy, long-lasting material that can withstand lots of wear and tear. Paint wooden furniture different colors to match your children’s tastes through the years.
• Keep it neutral. Choose a dresser or table that will blend in with the room or one that you can modify. For example, swap the pulls on a dresser to graduate your child from the toddler to the big-kid years.
• Make it versatile. Choose furniture that works for many purposes, and you’ll get more use out of it. A kids’ picnic table is a great addition to the patio in the summer and can work as an art table inside the house during the colder months.
Create a well-designed space for your children, and you set them up for years of play, rest and everything in between.