It has always been a pleasure especially to new parents when you are starting up a room for your little one. Whether it's the first furniture or just an add-on, we find bliss every time we see that the place is starting to look like a great place to stay. There is something fulfilling when we are seeing tiny cabinets fit exactly how we imagined it.
Though it's generally a good experience, there are still a lot of things that we need to consider before we hoard all the cute little stuff that we see either online or in the department stores. Think that kids will not stay as kids forever, hence, it will be best to think for a long-term and not to be swayed with our emotions just because we saw something that catches our attention.
In buying furniture, always think the length of service that it can hold for the family. It's tempting to buy a very affordable stack-on plastic cabinets but are we sure that this will hold a lot of clothes? Remember, you might end up paying double the original price if you go on the cheap and buy less durable furniture.
Drawer types will force us to fold tees and pants which is pretty much not an issue for adults, but definitely not advisable for kids. They will end up creating a chaos, destroying neatly pressed dresses and even turn the closet upside down just to find their favourite shirt. For younger kids that can already dress up themselves, choose something that will give them an easy view of their items-preferably hanging. I bet you would rather choose to do different chores then to keep on pressing and folding their clothes every day.
Energetic little ones would run, jump, play around and even fight with their siblings, so safety should be one of the top priorities. Keep in mind to choose robustness over style and comfort over fashion. As an adult, we always want to have something pleasant to look at but this is not always the same for our kids. We have a more conscious and careful mind compared to them so I'd rather get a bulky looking bed that has soft and foamy edges than to get those high-quality oak frames that can cause painful bumps.
Study tables are also a good add-on to our kid's furniture. Given that they will study for at least 12 years, it's safe to say that investing for a good quality study desk is not putting your money to waste. A comfortable place to study will also help your kids find learning a good experience. Always look for a table big enough for writing and reading with proper lighting. If the room is spacious, you can also consider a table that can accommodate a laptop or a PC that they can use for research. I learn it the hard way. I once bought two separate tables: one for PC and other for my lessons and it was one of the biggest mistakes I made my entire life. My room became so crowded that I can't work comfortably anymore. I ended up selling both of them and bought myself a single table which is not too big or too small and that made me happier ever since.
Buying furniture for your kids is not about how fancy, or grand or cheap the item will be. It's actually how useful it is to their daily lives. If you find you self still undecided or end up having an argument with your partner, consider seeking the expert: your kids. They are the ones who will use it after all, and besides, children always have something interesting to say.