Are you tired of your young ones coveting other kids’ playrooms whenever they are on a play date? Why don’t you try and make their play room more fun? Furniture for your kids’ room should be a fun experience but there are a few factors you may need to consider before making any purchases.
For children that are older than five years, it is important to engage them in the choice of furniture whenever you decide to decorate their room. At this age, they have started to develop their own interests and will likely have certain items that they would like to hang up in their playrooms. For children above the age of 9, a playroom will likely not necessary as they might have outgrown the need to have one.
Before you make up you mind on what furniture you are going to buy, here are some additional factors that you should consider.
Depending on the theme you are going for, the cost of furniture you would like to get will vary. However, as important as it may be for the playroom to look beautifully decorated, you should keep in mind that there will eventually be a time where your children outgrow the need for a playroom. It may then unwise to buy overly elaborate and expensive furniture, especially if they are pieces that your children will not use often. An option may then be to try out furniture rental first before buying them. It is also important to ask for your child’s opinion as they may have specific ideas of what they want. If what they want is not available, you should consider customising furniture to get something that fits their request.
Toys and furniture that are incorporated into the playrooms are always evolving. With this being said, there are different themes you should consider for the playroom before purchasing any furniture. If you are going for a more traditional look, a wooden horse with wooden drawers that will store your children’s toys will definitely be advisable. For a more modern theme, you may prefer to purchase plain furniture and add fun stickers and other add-ons with your children as a great bonding activity. As much as you would like to stick to colors that he/she likes, try to also blend their favorite colors with a different one so as to ensure that the room will look more balanced instead of looking too extreme.
Furniture with long lasting fabrics that are easy to clean will be more suitable for the playroom. This will help the furniture not succumb to wear and tear as easily, especially if you have more than one child. You can also add a small sofa and an equally small coffee table to the playroom to give it a grown-up touch. This way, they will not feel the need to intrude into your space.
Child Safe furniture
Unlike the normal furniture, furniture intended for your kids’ playroom should not have very sharp corners or have a height so far up from the ground. This is simply to ensure good child safety whenever they are in the playroom and help to minimize any accidents.