The furniture you choose for your children's bedroom will largely depend on how old they are. This will dictate the style, size, material, and quantity of furniture that you need.
Typically most kids bedroom sets come with a bed, a nightstand, and a dresser. However, different configurations will cater better to either older or younger children's needs.
Babies and very young children have very specific requirements that differ quite significantly from those of older children. One of the key things you'll need to take into account when choosing their furniture is the dimensions.
Toddler beds are smaller and more approachable. They are also often much lower to the ground allowing your child to more easily get in and out of bed and ensuring that they won't harm themselves if they fall out of bed while sleeping.
Aside from the bed, storage pieces are excellent for young children so that their toys can easily be stashed away during a quick clean up. Chests and under the bed storage are particularly useful as they free up space in the room for your child to play.
These other types of furniture should also be designed with your child's age and size in mind, being both easy to reach and useful to lean on if they are still a little unsteady on their feet.
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The older they get, the more your kid will be looking to put their own stamp on their personal space. This is when you will need to steer them towards more simple, neutral designs (see above).
While they will still likely require a fair amount of storage space for toys, some of these will be fine to set out on a bookcase alongside their school and reading books. This may be preferable to tidying them away out of sight in a chest or under the bed storage.
It may be better though to place smaller, more fiddly toys, games, and other items in baskets to keep things looking tidy and to stop them from constantly falling on the floor.
Another potentially useful item that can be included in a set for this age is a trundle bed. These are great for allowing you to always be prepared for sleepovers and can often double up as extra storage space.
It absolutely goes without saying that teenagers will require very different furniture to younger children. They are also likely to want to have far more say in the style selected.
While you can feel less concerned that they are likely to grow out of the ones they choose, it is still good to be a little cautious -- especially with younger teens.
In terms of types of furniture, shelves, and bookcases where they can keep store all their study materials and belongings are essential. They'll also need a large desk where they can do their homework and plenty of space for clothes.