YOUR CHILD’S BEDROOM IS A DISASTER AREA – IS IT BECAUSE OF THE KIDS BEDROOM FURNITURE YOU BOUGHT?

Is your child’s bedroom a disaster area? Is it a horrible mess with clean clothes and dirty laundry all mixed up, his games and toys littering the floor, his books, and homework heaped in untidy piles turning his bedroom into a booby-trapped minefield? You probably feel like screaming at him. But wait! Is it really his fault? Is there enough storage space in his kids’ bedroom furniture to keep all his organized and easy to find?

Are the existing wardrobes and closets in your child’s bedroom already filled to the brim? When you help him to clean up his bedroom, can you put away all his games, toys, books and other belongings in an organized fashion, such that everything is in its own place and easy to find when it is needed? If not, then clearly his existing kid’s bedroom furniture does not have enough storage space to meet his needs. If you are serious about having him keep his bedroom clean and tidy, you will need to buy him additional storage.CHILD'S BEDROOM IS A DISASTER AREA


What kind of storage solution you add to your kid’s bedroom furniture partly depends on his tastes as well as what is practical and available. Rather than buying an entire bedroom furniture package, you should be looking for various standalone pieces of furniture. If you have a tight budget, you can take him with you when you go looking for high-quality used bedroom furniture. For example, families put up their used kids’ bedroom furniture when their son or daughter grows from the mid-teens to the late teens. If your child is now in his mid-teens, this can be a good opportunity for you to pick up some good quality bargain bedroom furniture. Even if the existing color may not be to your child’s liking, if the closet or shelf you bought is made from solid wood, its old paint can be easily stripped away and you can then repaint it in the desired color.

If you not only have a limited budget, but convenience in finding your child his storage furniture is also important, you can try shopping for bedroom furniture online. You can look for bargain bedroom furniture shelves, closets and storage chests on the websites of reputable online bedroom furniture retailers. Do this with your child and keep him engaged in the entire process. Ask him for his opinion and help him to choose the furniture he wants. Pay with your credit card and get it delivered right to your doorstep, then all you need to do is unpack and assemble the new furniture.

Yet another option for buying kids furniture on a tight budget is to visit bedroom furniture sales with your child. These furniture fairs are regularly held by many bedroom furniture warehouses to clear their old discontinued stock of furniture. These are bedroom furniture on sale, so they will be priced right to keep your wallet happy. Let your child pick his own discount bedroom furniture to keep him happy.

Once you receive and install the new shelves, closets, cupboards or storage bins for your child’s bedroom, you may need to help him tidy up his room for the first time. You may need to show him how to organize his stuff so that everything will be easy to find when he needs it. Once he can put everything in its own place such that it is easy to find, he will more naturally keep his room neat and tidy without any prompting from you.

Wood bedroom furniture is not the only option. For children who are old enough, other good furniture options are metal bedroom furniture, wicker bedroom furniture, and rattan bedroom furniture. Good quality metal shelves are solid, robust and versatile. They can carry heavy loads and can be helpful in organizing the plastic storage bins and cardboard boxes used to put away your teen’s old toys and least used belongings. Wicker hampers can be used to collect your child’s dirty laundry until there is enough to load into the washing machine. Wicker and rattan shelves are a low-cost, lightweight and excellent way of displaying your daughter’s dolls and teddy bears or your son’s model collection. Cheap plastic drawers and stackable storage bins can also provide good service under the right conditions.

When your child’s bedroom is always a horrible mess, it may not be his fault. Before you start screaming, take a deep breath and see if it is because he is outgrowing his kids’ bedroom furniture and may need additional storage. There are many ways for you to quickly add supplementary storage to your child’s bedroom. Make it easy for him to keep his things organized and you won’t have to throw a hissy fit.

IS YOUR LITTLE GIRL FRAZZLED AND DISORGANIZED BECAUSE OF HER KID’S BEDROOM FURNITURE?

Has your daughter been grumpy and frazzled since starting school? Do you have to shoo your little girl and her homework off the dinner table every evening? Have you had to pick her textbooks and exercise books off your writing table in the study? Has your previously neat and tidy little angel started showing a rebellious streak? Perhaps it’s just a phase she is going through. Or perhaps not. You may have spoken to her, but have you stepped into her bedroom recently? Are her dolls, teddy bears and books still organized in their own place? Or have they been strewn throughout the bedroom? If it is the latter, it is quite possible that she is outgrowing her bedroom furniture.


One of the first places you need to check is the writing table or study desk in her bedroom. She does have one, doesn’t she? So that she can at least do her homework in peace and privacy? Getting back to the point – can your little princess do her homework comfortably while seated at her desk? Is her desk too high or too low? Can she lay out all her books on her desk or is it too small? Is her chair at the right height and is it providing her with sufficient back support? If your her “working” environment is deficient, you will need to make the necessary replacements.little girl's bedroom

The size of the study desk in her bedroom is not the only consideration. You should also think about whether or not the desk needs built-in storage. Many writing tables/desks come with built-in shelves and drawers. A few come integrated with a bookshelf. You might want to think about getting this type. With this type of table, your little girl only needs to stretch her hand out to grab whatever reference book or textbook she needs for her homework.

One other important thing to think about is the lighting in her bedroom. When their children are very young, not many parents think about the lights in their child’s bedroom. It just doesn’t register as part of kids’ bedroom furniture. But it actually is an important element. Is your daughter’s bedroom bright enough when she needs to study and do her homework? Does she need additional lights? Is her study area too bright or too warm when she most needs to use it? You may need to fit heavier curtains, maybe even shutters for her windows.

Here is another item not traditionally considered part of kids bedroom furniture – the bookshelf. Does your daughter have a bookshelf in her bedroom? If she does not have a dedicated bookshelf, does she at least have enough space to keep her most important textbooks and study materials ready to hand? Does her existing bedroom furniture allow her to easily organize and find her study guides, old exercise books, and old notebooks? If not, you will need to replace her old shelves and cabinets with something larger and more spacious.

If she has a TV, radio, hi-fi or other home electronics in her room, does she have a centralized place for all these items? When your little angel was still in grade school, she probably won’t have anything and you probably never gave it any thought. She will probably never have as many items of electronic entertainment as your son. But by the time she enters high school, even she should have accumulated at least a CD player and hi-fi. Does she have an entertainment center of some kind to help her keep all her CDs organized?

How about her clothes? Does your daughter still have room for her increasing collection of clothes? Is her old wardrobe still large enough? If you bought her wardrobe when she was five years old, and she is now ten years old, it may now be too small to fit her larger clothes. A three-foot tall wardrobe or dresser may be just right for her 5-year old kiddy clothes but is definitely inadequate for her 10-year old clothes. Remember that she is not a boy. She has dresses and skirts which she needs to hang up. She has clothes which cannot be folded. It may now be time to buy her a larger wardrobe – something more appropriately sized for her today. As she grows into her teens, you may even want to think about installing a fitted wardrobe in her bedroom.

As your daughter grows older, more and more of her old kids’ bedroom furniture become too small for her. Many parents remember to at least keep track of their little angel’s bed. Those who do not will quickly and forcibly be reminded by a cranky and petulant child because she has no alternatives to sleeping on her bed. But she may not notice the increasing problems with her bedroom’s slowly decreasing storage space, as well as the increasing unfitness of her study area. Like all human beings, she will adapt to these slow changes. She will adapt by spending less and less time in her bedroom. She will do more of her studies in your study, on the dining table or coffee table. As her parent, it is up to you to notice these changes that even she may not be aware of.

3 DECORATION RULES TO SAVE YOU MONEY WHEN BUYING YOUR KIDS BEDROOM FURNITURE

Decorating your kid’s bedroom is no joking matter. You could decorate your baby’s (and toddler’s) nursery with no problem because it is just a reflection of your taste. But by the time your child enters kindergarten or pre-school, he or she will have very definite ideas about what is considered acceptable. Denying his or her input and feelings would result in a sullen and withdrawn child, or maybe a cranky child constantly throwing temper tantrums. But giving in to your child’s every whim and fancy in his bedroom decor could drive you to the brink of financial ruin. Young children quickly change their ideas of what they must have based – very often depending on what cartoons are hot at that period of time. How could you possibly pick your kid’s bedroom furniture this way?

Fortunately, many parents have gone through this kind of issue before, and you can pick their brains for the lessons they have learned in picking their kids’ bedroom furniture.KIDS BEDROOM FURNITURE


1. The first rule is to pick sturdy but neutral kids bedroom furniture. That means no fancy designs which go to waste every time your child becomes a fan of some new cartoon. You want to avoid pictures of cartoon characters printed directly on top of the furniture or decor. You should also avoid cartoon wallpapers for the bedroom unless you can buy them cheap as well as get them to put up cheap. You should aim to buy bedroom furniture that has lots of plain undecorated surfaces.

2. The second rule is to rely on decals and stickers for decorating your kid’s bedroom furniture. So your little boy starts showing an interest in trucks, lorries, excavators and all the other types of construction vehicles? Then it is time for you to take him shopping to look for stickers and decals to use for decoration. You could even look on the internet for good color pictures of these vehicles which you can print out and use as posters for his bedroom walls. Every time he changes his interest, all you need to do is strip away the old decals, stickers, and posters and put up the new replacements. Believe me, you will appreciate this advice when the cartoon networks come up with a hot new cartoon every few months.

3. Not every item of kids bedroom furniture needs to be for your child’s benefit. For example, there is no reason why you should not install a fitted wardrobe in your child’s bedroom. So what if he or she cannot use them? You can use the wardrobe to store his spare mattresses and bedding, his spare curtains and old toys and other knick-knacks that he is not using anymore but cannot bear to part with. If you are afraid of your child trying to climb up the shelves inside the fitted wardrobe, you can always keep it locked up. Overhead storage bins and cupboards are another useful item of furniture you should not overlook in your child’s bedroom. Most people, kids included, do not take much notice of things above their eye level. This overhead furniture is useful to you yet often do not need any decorating.

If you are careless in buying your kid’s bedroom furniture, you could easily end up with a major headache a few months down the road when the cartoon networks show a brand new cartoon. You cannot afford to give in to his whims every few months – it would be too expensive. But if you follow the three rules described above, you will have far fewer troubles and both your wallet and retirement account will appreciate it.

WILL THE KIDS BEDROOM FURNITURE YOU CHOOSE to TURN YOUR CHILD INTO A REBELLIOUS SULKY BRAT?

Your child will spend a lot of time in his bedroom when he is young. He will sleep there, have his afternoon naps there, and play there. Gone are the days when you can let a young child roam around freely outside the house – the world has changed and it is too dangerous to allow innocent children out of the home without a trustworthy chaperone. That is why it has become important to choose the right kid’s bedroom furniture – your child needs to love what you buy for his room or he will get sulky and throw tantrums when forced to spend time in there. Something very important you need to do is to involve him when shopping for his bedroom furniture – if he feels that he was the one choosing the furniture for his bedroom then he will be much happier to spend time in there.


Even though you need to get your child’s agreement in the bedroom furniture you buy for him, there are still two important points you need to keep in mind. The first is that you want to get him used to sitting on chairs and doing work at a table. Even though he may be too young to start schooling, he will still want to draw pictures with crayons, color his coloring books and “read” his picture books. You really don’t want him to pick up the habit of doing all his stuff on the floor. So a child’s writing table or study desk and chair need to be part of the kids’ bedroom furniture collection you buy.

A second important point to keep in mind is that you want your child to learn how to keep his things neat and tidy. You do not want him to just toss everything into the closet – you want him to learn to organize his toys and belongings so that it is easy for him to find and retrieve them without making a mess. That means you need to provide him with enough organized storage space to do so – you need to make sure the kids’ bedroom furniture package you buy has enough compartments in the wardrobe to help him store and arrange his belongings tidily.

I still remember my parents screaming at me to clear my stuff off the floor. Unfortunately, their idea of keeping things clean involved stuffing all my things into the closet willy-nilly without any organization and without any regards to protecting the more fragile toys. Irrationally scolding your child unjustly for problems which are not his fault will turn him into an antisocial and apathetic member of society. This is probably not something you want to happen. So if there are not enough places for storage in the kids’ bedroom furniture you buy, you should strongly consider supplementing it with additional child-safe shelves, chests, and trunks.

Alright, enough about the functional aspects of the kids’ bedroom furniture you need to buy. Let’s move on to something that is equally important – the “looks” of the furniture. This is where getting your child involved in decision-making becomes really important. You want to get stuff that he likes. The furniture needs to fit his tastes. Does he like bright colors or does he like cooler colors? Just be careful to moderate his desires when necessary – he may want lots of red in his bedroom because he wants to become a fireman, but studies have shown that too much red can make a child too emotionally aggressive.

If you have a second child, or intend to have another child and may want to hand down this set of kids bedroom furniture to him in the future, you should consider buying painted wood bedroom furniture. Solid wood bedroom furniture that is painted is also helpful when your child has a change of heart and decides that he likes some other color after all. To suit his new taste, all you need to do is strip away the old paint and re-paint the furniture in the new color scheme. You just need to re-do one piece of furniture at a time – stripping away of paint is easy with the sanding attachment of a power tool. For example, the Dremel Multi-Pro is relatively cheap, robust and reliable. You can easily buy it from Amazon for around $40.

One advantage of plainer kids bedroom furniture is the ease of changing the way the room looks. All you need to do is change the curtains and the bedding and the room instantly looks different. For example, let us say that the bed and wardrobe are painted light brown and the walls are a light blue color. Add dark blue curtains for the windows and blue camouflage bedding and you have a nice blue-themed bedroom suitable for many boys. Switch to green camo and you have a forest theme to suit the mood when he anticipates going camping with his dad. Switch to white sheets and comforters to brighten the bedroom during the winter months.

How your kids’ bedroom furniture looks is not the only consideration. Some parents like to buy new unfinished bedroom furniture made from pine or cherry wood. This kind of furniture actually releases a pleasant and natural fragrance into the air. If you live in a highly built-up area, this can be a nice way to get your child to feel closer to nature.

The modern urban environment is rather dangerous, especially for young children. The safest place is to keep them indoors. But if we do not want them to become whiny, sulky little brats, they need a refuge to call their own. They need a place of their own where they can spend their time. If you buy them kids bedroom furniture which they chose, they will naturally spend time in their bedrooms without you having to chase them there. They will stay safely indoors and out from under your feet without any screaming and yelling on your part.