Children have certain needs that you might not have considered. If you want to redecorate their room, then think about the basics with your child in mind. Decorating with their current needs in mind, and for later on might seem a little too complicated, but its not. Childrens room accessories are not simply a bunch of things that are very fancy, but it can still be a lot of fun to do. Read on to learn about how redecorating now with the future in mind, will ease many frustrations later.
Basic accessories for a child’s room include the bed, chest of drawers, lighting, toy chest, and a table. Of course, as your youngster grows, these things will change with the child. The point is that by decorating with and around these objects, all you will have to know is the size of the room. Most parents of primary age children do not realize that by knowing these simple accessory facts will help them to easily change out the room as their child grows. It is simply a matter of getting the wants and needs of your child in line with the confines of their room.
The bed will be the centerpiece of the room and you should always use one that is well constructed and age appropriate. Knowing that your child will grow and the length of the bed will change, pick out an appropriate width, and always plan around that and not the length.
Toddler beds are perfect for your child after they graduate out of their baby bed, and they are safe as well. Pull up rails and an open foot at the bottom allows them to get up and go potty and it gives them a sense of independence as well. Of course, they are shorter in length at this point, so it gives them more play room, too. If your child’s room is a little small, you can plan around a twin sized bed as they mature. The great thing is that they are about the same size in width within a few inches.
Chests of drawers for their clothes when young are not just drawers anymore. Not only can you find drawers for them, but also new designs have space for easy access to hang up clothes, and wonderful places to set their toys out. When buying a unit like this, make sure that it is stable, and if necessary attach it to the wall behind it. Children love to climb, and it could topple over and cause a serious accident. As they grow, the closet can be used for clothes on a hanger, and you can either go to a narrower drawer, or keep the same size. If you bought a quality one you can always refinish it, and hand it down after your child has a home of their own.
Space for a play table is a necessity for a child. They can paint, color, draw, or use it for any type of craft activity you approve of. Most folks find that a well-constructed plastic coated table works just great with size appropriate chairs for playtime with friends. However, keep in mind that this small table will not be used forever, and eventually you will want to replace it with a larger desk for homework.
A toy chest is a necessity especially if you have a small closet, so buy one that is safe for small hands and fingers. When placing the chest in the room make sure that it is in a corner away from the bed otherwise your child might just end up playing when they are supposed to be sleeping. In addition, there is a risk of a very young child falling out or bed and hitting their head on it.
Childrens room accessories will change as they get older. For instance, know that the chest will go, and lighting will take its place. Floor, swag, and overhead lighting will be concentrated around the desk. You will need space that is not encumbered by other furniture, and floor space where the toy chest once sat.
If you remember the basic needs of your child now, and know how to plan around the necessities, you will be able to change out their room in a snap later on, as they mature. It has not hard too do, and in the end you will be glad that you kept these basics in mind.