Kids’ Bedding Puts the Focus on Individuality
Even though it may be popular today to think of your children as just small-size adults, it’s simply not the case. Not only do they have different needs, but they also exhibit distinctly erratic and short-lived preferences, in terms of toys, foods and what they want for their rooms. And, make no mistake, kids rooms are a personal refuge, a haven apart from the rest of the family, and your kids are often fiercely protective of their own domains.
In order to provide a comfortable cocoon to serve the physical and emotional needs of your child, in addition to meeting that very real need for sleep, you can afford to cater to at least a few of your kids’ wants. The truth is that your last chance for expressing your own preferences in a kids room disappeared when you put the finishing touches on the nursery!
Kids Rooms: Boredom is a NO NO!
Neutral is a word not often found in a child’s vocabulary. So, don’t think you’ll get away with neutral bedding in your kids’ rooms. Buyer Select searches out the most popular trends and brings the best to you. Accept the fact that a room for anyone under 18 is going to be a very “personal” space. Save the neutral tones for your own bedroom, and create a Zen space to provide the peaceful escape you need at the end of the day. Buy the best mattress and pillows you can afford for your kids to support growing bodies and prevent posture problems, and resolve to have fun with the decorating.
Kids Rooms: Give In to Trendy
You may adore classic, simple and traditional in your family spaces, but know that your kids’ enthusiasms can change almost as often as they change their socks. Embrace some of their quirky design ideas and moderate others to an acceptable level. As much as your toddler loves pink ruffles and sparkly stars, it is likely that pre-teens will be lobbying for giant black and while polka dots accented with brilliant yellow or deep purple tie-die with a dash of orange. Your son may move quickly from sailboats to soccer balls to camouflage prints and then bounce back just as quickly to primary color blocks, rugby stripes, signal flags or robots.
Kids Rooms: Stay Loose, Stay Flexible
Keeping up with your kids’ style wants is easier if you put some thought into initial selection. Shop Buyer Select for reversible comforters or choose a patterned duvet cover as well as a second alternative in a solid color. Buy a variety of pillow shams that you can mix and match. Let your kids pick a couple of inexpensive accent pillows that relate to their current “loves” — they can be sports or pop music “idols” or a particular super hero. Pass them on to a friend or a sibling when your kid tires of them. Shop for quality and value; but remember that long-lasting is not a necessary goal. Nor is high cost. Take advantage of the specials we find, and then take your kids out for ice cream!
Kids Rooms: Mix and Layer, Add and Subtract
You can up the ante on creativity by adding and subtracting pieces based on the seasons; layer blankets and quilts to add a lot of “cozy” during the winter. Let your kids help decorate their rooms with artwork and accessories for each holiday. Encourage neatness, if you can. But, most of all, encourage them to make their own decisions based on your budget and their own preferences. They’ll love you for it!
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