As your child grows, so will their tastes and needs in furniture. Creating the right environment will help kids develop a strong, healthy identity and sense of independence. When you give your child a space to call their own you show them that you trust their judgement, building self-confidence to last a lifetime. Consider these suggestions as you look to create a great, cozy space for the loved little ones in your life.
Room Styling by Age
The Baby Bedroom
As you design a space for your baby, remember that color plays an important role in your infant’s relationship to the world around them. Think about incorporating colors that are soothing and tranquil to help eliminate distractions and make it easier for your baby to fall asleep and maintain a restful schedule.
The Toddler Bedroom
It’s a good idea to give your toddler healthy sensory stimulation as they grow, and invigorating colors and patterns encourage creativity and exploration. When a toddler moves up from a crib to a toddler bed, consider letting them help you pick out their new bedding to make the transition easier.
The Kid Bedroom
Since childhood is a fundamental time for cognitive and social development, take your child’s unique personality and interests into account as you design their space. You can include them in the process by letting them see the different options available, and seeking out furniture and decor that reflect their interests. Childhood is full of exploration and possibility, and a child’s space should mirror that exciting process.
The Tween Bedroom
The transition from child to teenager can be a difficult and confusing time, so it’s especially important to give your tween a space that can be a safe haven from the pressures of their everyday life. While stability should be a priority, you'll want to make sure their setup is flexible enough to grow along with them. Tween bedrooms tend to trade the bright, energetic colors and patterns of childhood for a look that’s a bit more subdued and consistent with their shifting identity.
Your child’s bed will change as they grow up. While a crib keeps babies and some toddlers safe overnight, a toddler bed is necessary to accommodate your growing youngster. Twin size beds are most common in kid bedrooms, but full-size beds are a great choice for older kids and tweens. Bunkbeds help capitalize on space for kids who share a room, and a hidden trundle bed is perfect for keeping friends and extended family comfortable during sleepovers or visits.
An important staple in any kids' space, storage keeps books, toys, and keepsakes neatly organized and off the floor. Bookshelves are great for displaying artwork and decor, while a toy chest or storage bench will keep away the clutter that comes with playtime, and double as storage for extra blankets and pillows as needed.
A dresser adds important storage to any bedroom, but it’s especially helpful for kids who may be prone to a messy room. Look for a dresser that has enough drawers to keep your clothes neatly sorted and separated, and make sure it isn’t too tall for youngsters to reach. If kids share a room, double dressers are a great way to save space and keep the bedroom well organized.
Comfy, kid-sized seating is an important addition to any kid or toddler space. Whether it’s a small sofa or armchair, or a big poufy beanbag, nothing makes a kid feel more special than having a seat to call his own. A huge variety of style and design options mean there’s a cozy chair for any kid and personality.
Small tables are great choices for kid-friendly arts and crafts. They’re perfect for building with blocks and create a charming setting to enjoy a snack. Tables designed for kids often feature easy-to-clean laminate surfaces that are impressively tough and resilient.