There are many stages in your child’s life that bring both hope for the future and a bit of sadness for the toddler that is no more. One of the milestones that marks that journey to adolescence is the need for real bedroom furniture beyond a toddler bed and dresser.
You should give your child the ability to choose their own furniture and décor, but you should also give them limits and recommendations based on budget and other factors. It can be very helpful to have several furniture sets in mind for them to choose from.
In any case, you should think of the future, not just their immediate needs. If you choose their furniture wisely, you can get a bedroom furniture set that will easily accommodate them as they grow, decreasing the likelihood of replacing the furniture in another few years.
Here are some of the key things to consider:
Skip to a full size bed
If your child is moving from a toddler bed or novelty child’s bed, you might think you should just upgrade to a twin. This is a mistake, because your child will quickly grow beyond the size of that twin mattress. A full size mattress is a bit bigger. If your child is nearing pre-teen and you want to get them their first matched furniture bedroom set, a queen sized bed might be more appropriate for teens that are likely to grow to be over 5’11”.
Traditional bedroom sets only come with one nightstand, but it is a good idea to get a second. Even though there is only one sleeper in the full size or queen size bed, matching nightstands gives your child or teen more surfaces for their knick knacks and other treasured items. They can also use one of the nightstands for books, drinks, or other items while they are lounging in bed.
Nightstands that are set up as charging stations are also a good option for kids that spend a lot of time on devices.
Dresser with mirror or vanity
Bedroom sets generally come with a dresser and optional mirror, but you can also get a chest of drawers and a vanity instead. The chest of drawers is narrower and taller than a dresser, and gives you additional space for that vanity for your little girl. For a boy, a dresser with a mirror is more manly but still gives them the ability to groom themselves without taking up time in the bathroom.
Create the perfect chill corner
Don’t stop with traditional bedroom furniture. You can also get a media chest to match your bedroom set so that they can have a place for their television, gaming consoles, and other media. Add a small accent chair or gaming chair with an accent table to create a cozy corner where they can hang out with their friends.
And, of course, there are a lot of design elements like area rugs, wall hangings, and the like that your child might want. Shopping at an online furniture store gives you the ability to easily find matched décor for their new bedroom furniture.