How To: Kid Rooms That Grow

[dropcap custom_class=”normal”]Stay in your lane, race car beds. When it comes to kid rooms, City Furniture suggests taking a more versatile approach. And while we’re all about creating a whimsical and imaginative escape for the little ones, we like the idea of a room that doesn’t require redecorating every few years. So with that in mind, we offer a few easy tips to design a room that grows with your kids (and looks good with the rest of your décor).[/dropcap]

Don’t pick specific themes:

While it’s tempting to get carried away with superhero beanbag chairs or princess beds, remember that in the not-so-distant future your child will outgrow this interest—and you will definitely grow tired of looking at it.

Instead: Choose pieces that transition

Save the themed décor for pieces that are inexpensive to replace, like comforters or wall art, and opt for furniture that is more timeless. City Furniture offers a variety of youth furniture that is designed to hold up to changing tastes and inquisitive hands.

Don’t make permanent color choices:

Before you even think about pink wallpaper covered in ballerina shoes for your tiny dancer, remember the hours of work it will inevitably take to scrape off when she decides she’s actually more into sports or animals.

Instead: Be strategic with color

Kids do need color for stimulation, so we recommend saving your bold color choices for throw pillows, curtains, and wall hangings. These will be far easier to replace down the line, and the room will still be full of color in the meantime.

Don’t design for just one age:

While your toddler may not require a bed with storage drawers underneath, your active tween-ager most definitely will. Avoid designing yourself into a corner of mini furniture that will be too small as your child grows.

Instead: Anticipate the future

When selecting your pieces, think about future functionality. It’s worth investing in quality pieces that offer plenty of storage. It’s better to have too much room when they’re little, than not enough when they’re bigger.