If you are looking for new furniture for a child's bedroom, the most important decision to make will be the type of bed that you want. Once your child has progressed from sleeping in cots and beds designed for toddlers, there are a whole range of different types of bed available. You could choose to buy a traditional single bed, but it's also worth looking at other types of bed, such as bunk beds, hideaway beds and sleep stations.
Storage beds don't have large box springs or other heavy objects so it is easier to pullup. Small stills on the back end of the storage bed pulls out, allowing it to rest easily on the floor. Storage beds are great for storing seasonal items under the bed to help save space and keep your room from becoming cluttered. However, if you have a wood floor you might want to place a space rug in the area so when it is folded out it does not scratch the floor, do to the movement of the stilts.
The mattress exterior is called ticking. Visually it is really not too important to select a "pretty" mattress as it will be covered most of the time. Instead you want to make sure the ticking is sturdy and well made and not prone to ripping. The higher quality ticking is made of material that is knitted or woven using cotton or viscose yarn. Cheaper mattresses are made of polypropylene or polyester. The cheapest mattresses are made of stitchbond or bonded cloth. Manufacturers now make external mattress covers with special features such as anti-allergy, anti-bacterial and anti-static. They may be resistant to staining, water and fire. Amazingly enough, there are even mattresses that give off different scents conducive to a good night's sleep.
If you have children who share a bedroom together, but who also happen to be very far apart in their ages, then a twin over full bunk bed is a great way to consolidate space while giving each child a bed that meets all their comfort requirements. A twin over full bunk bed is exactly as it sounds, it's a twin bed on top of a larger, full-sized bunk bed sitting below. Of course, a twin over full bunk bed is also perfect for single children as well - as it provides a fun and convenient sleeping space for friends during sleepovers.
Beds for children tend to change as they age, so why are so many parents surprised when their kids ask them for new furniture once they reach that certain age? Maybe the twins no longer want to share a double bed, and the time comes when brother and sister not only need new bedroom furniture, but also need separate rooms!
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