It can be really nice way to treat your growing child by offering to let them change their bedroom furniture and decoration. Giving them the chance to get involved in the choice of colours and furnishings will make them feel grown up and it allows them to express their individual style and taste.
There is a lot of great furniture available for kids today – much of which is designed to maximise on a minimum amount of space. So, for example, there’s a huge choice of cabin beds and bunk beds with sofas or wardrobes and chests of drawers underneath them. These are pretty tempting choices – especially for younger children, but you need to temper their decisions by getting them to think about whether they’d still like to climb up to bed when they’re 15 or 16. Of course, you may be ready to redecorate and change their furniture again by then, but if they have to keep a cabin bed through their teenage years, will that really suit them?
It might be that they prefer the idea of having a normal single bed with a small sofa or armchair in their room instead. There are some really great bedroom furniture collections available online and your kids shouldn’t limit themselves to looking at furniture designed specifically for children.
You might want to encourage them to choose a subtle set of furnishing that they can have as a base for their room, which can then be personalised with accents like bed linen, curtains and cushions, and their choice of prints on the wall. Changing the details every couple of years is far easier than changing all the furniture.
There’s a great range of oak bedroom furniture available online today, and this can be great for any age. Oak bedside tables alongside a matching bed and wardrobe will look good with any choice of linens. You can buy one of the many different sized oak bookcases to give your child somewhere to keep their books and display their favourite knick-knacks.
Giving your child a new look room is a great idea for a birthday or Christmas gift, and it’s one they’ll be able to appreciate for years into the future.