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What Should I Consider When Shopping for Kids' Bedroom Furniture?

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  • Written By: Phil Shepley
  • Edited By: Bronwyn Harris
  • Last Modified Date: 30 August 2018
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The first considerations you should make when shopping for kids' bedroom furniture depend upon ages and genders of the children, and how many children plan on using the furniture. Obviously you will be looking for completely different items if you are buying a bed for a two-year-old girl than you will if you are seeking one for a 12-year-old boy, so it is important to know if the item you are buying will be shared and by how many children. There are a plethora of options for every type of kids' bedroom furniture that you plan on buying.

Of course, deciding which furniture you plan on purchasing is equally important since it will guide you to your next step, which is deciding where you plan on buying the furniture. The options are limitless; for example, you can buy a nightstand new or used online, from a department store, at a garage sale, at an antique store, and more. If you are looking to save money, your best bet could be online, but you can also get stuck with high shipping charges if you are not careful. Some retailers will offer free shipping for large furniture, while others seek to make additional money through shipping. For the sake of quality, you should consider shopping in-store rather than online, just so you can check the integrity of the furniture in person.

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All of these factors are equally important along with the safety of your new or used kids' bedroom furniture. It may be difficult to find information about the safety of antique furniture, but there are many watchdog organizations that exist to tell you if new products may be hazardous in any way. You should definitely try to find any possible safety hazards with any new or used furniture, especially when you are buying it for small children or infants. The right websites will warn you of such hazards as lead content, choking and suffocation hazards and more. It is also up to you to be sure the furniture you buy is age-appropriate, or to buy necessary safety guards such as bed rails if it is not.

If possible, don’t forget to involve your child when picking out the furniture. Kids' bedroom furniture can be bought as individual items, mix and match, or complete sets. Much of it is customizable, and there are many items, such as desk and bunk bed sets, that grow with your child and that they will even be able to take to college someday. The most important thing to consider when buying furniture for your children is that they will enjoy it, and you will be guaranteed to get many good years out of it.

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