Designing a child’s bedroom can be one of the most rewarding parenting activities—you can create a space of comfort, fun and inspiration. Here’s how to choose pieces that have quality, style and the potential to grow with your child.
Kids and Baby Furniture Essentials
Furnish your child’s bedroom or playroom with durable pieces that will transition from baby furniture to furniture for older kids. For a coordinated look, choose a kids furniture set, or build your room one piece at a time.
• Kids Beds. Choose a crib made to convert into a bed as your child grows—the front and back panels turn into a headboard. For older kids, make the most of your space with a bunk bed or loft bed. Kids beds with storage, like those with drawers underneath, provide a bonus space for clothes, books or linens.
• Dressers and Chests. Your child’s clothing storage needs will expand over time. Use extra drawers and cabinet space for baby blankets in the early years and for sports uniforms as they grow.
• Toy Storage. A toy box and kids storage bench offer handy organization for blocks, dolls and toy cars. Bookcases can add character to a room as a space to display favorite books, vintage games, photographs, trophies and music collections.
• Kids Table and Chair Sets. For playtime fun, select a kids activity table and lightweight stacking chairs so that you can carry them from room to room. Kids folding chairs come in many sizes, and they’re a great choice for indoors and out.
Kids Furniture Styles
The design of your child’s room can be inspired by a favorite fabric, style trend or treasured childhood book. The goal is to create a special, safe place with a nurturing feel. Modern kids furniture—in gray, black, white or espresso brown—give a nursery a clean, fresh feel. Two-toned finishes make it easy to mix old and new pieces.
Rustic kids furniture, like pieces with distinctive wood detailing and wide legs in distressed finishes, help create a natural look. Classic kids furniture with ornate detailing in cherry or oak makes for an elegant set that can be passed down through generations.