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Designing the Ultimate Boy’s Bedroom

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When it’s time for your little boy to move out of the crib and into a larger bed, it’s time to design his ultimate boy’s bedroom. The transition is exciting and fun, and one of the best tips is to keep it that way. We here at The RoomPlace put together this handy guide to help you choose boy’s bedroom furnishings and finishing touches that are as functional as they are fantastic.

Determine the Color Palette or Theme

Before you start buying every type of bedroom furnishing that excites you or your kid, it’s best to set the foundation. That starts by determining the color palette for the room. Letting your boy pick his favorite color is a fun way to narrow it down while also ensuring he’ll absolutely love his new room.

Use whatever color he picked as a starting point for paint samples for the wall color, then bring them back for his approval. Before you deck out the entire room in bright purple, however, keep a few things in mind. Changing the color of the walls and accessories is relatively easy and inexpensive if he happens to change his favorite color as frequently as he changes his socks. Changing curtains, upholstery and furniture can be much more costly and time consuming.

Choosing an overall theme is another way to set a foundation, whether the theme is rustic, deep sea, outdoor adventure or outer space. The theme can help guide you on colors, furniture style and other furnishings with which to outfit his room.

Pick Furniture that Lasts

When it comes boys’ bedroom sets, you want to opt for quality materials that last. Instead of buying a racecar bed and bright yellow dresser, invest in handsome wood furniture and a classic twin bed. Doing so ensures your young chap can continue to use the furniture all the way through his teenage years, even if the wall color, wall décor and other accessories change.

If you boy must have a racecar-shaped or themed something, choose a decorative nightstand lamp, inexpensive chair or other item that can be painlessly passed on when he outgrows it. For the big items, purchase a boy’s bedroom set or staple furniture that he won’t outgrow.

Incorporate Plenty of Storage Space

For best results, your boy’s bedroom should include a combination of open and closed storage areas. Open storage areas can include bookshelves, cubbies and other easy-to-reach areas to store items he uses all the time. This can include school books and supplies, toys and his favorite books. Closed storage areas include dresser drawers, platform beds with storage options, and cabinets. These are places you’ll want to organize his clothes and other items he doesn’t use multiple times a day.

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Provide Bedside Necessities

Even if you don’t go for a racecar bedside lamp, you will want to set up his bed area with all the necessities he’ll need for a good night’s sleep. Bedtime rituals are typically an important part of bedtime for children, and you want all needed items close at hand. Choosing a nightstand with a storage area is a good idea, giving you space for his favorite bedtime book of the moment.

Some type of lamp is also a must, preferably one with a pull cord or switch that is easy for your little lad to reach. Keeping a little jar or box on the nightstand is another good idea. It can serve as storage for small toys or other items that somehow end up in the bed right before sleep.

Choose the Right Lighting

In addition to the bedside lamp, it’s essential to have overhead lighting and task lighting. Overhead lighting lets your child safely move around his room at night, while task lighting adds extra light to the desk or play area.

Window treatments are another necessity for proper lighting as well as privacy. If your boy’s bedtime is before sundown, you’ll want a window treatment that blocks out the light so he can more easily fall asleep. Depending on the style of the room, you can choose curtains, blinds or shutters to align with the aesthetic.

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Add the Finishing Touches

Finishing touches can pull the entire room together, and they include things like linens, wall decorations and an area rug. Feel free to be a bit lenient if he insists on racecars or a space scene for these items, as they can be easily swapped out when he outgrows them down the road.

The most important thing to remember is to let your kid have a say in some of the choices. Even if you end up not agreeing with his exact choices, you can give him options that are parent-approved and along the same lines. This way his room is not only stylish and functional, but it doubles as a space that’s truly his own. Shop boys’ bedroom sets at The RoomPlace now.

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Choosing the Right Bed for Your Child

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Every child needs a good night’s sleep, and you can increase the odds of that happening with just the right bed for your child. Choosing the right bed starts by taking a variety of factors into account, such as the size, support, comfort level and design. These tips from The RoomPlace can help.

Bed Sizes for Children

While a baby crib is still the choice for infants, cribs are much more advanced than they used to be. Convertible cribs can convert from a baby crib to a toddler bed, and from a toddler bed to a day and full-size bed that lasts for years. Going for this option covers all bases, although it’s not the only option available.

Toddler beds can provide a smooth transition from the crib to a big-kid bed. Your child still feels safe and secure with the familiar bead boards at the foot and head of the bed, along with optional rails on the side.

The next step is the twin-sized bed, which features a mattress that’s longer and wider than those found in cribs or beds for toddlers. A twin XL is even longer, giving your child extra space for those anticipated teenage growth spurts.

While most children grow out of a crib and into a big bed between the ages of 2 and 3, you want to make sure your child still feels secure with the option you choose. Some may prefer the smaller size and safe feeling of a toddler bed, while others may be fine going right to a twin bed or larger.

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Support and Comfort

Support and comfort are both integral for any size bed for your child. The first ensures a child’s growing and changing body is always supported, while the latter is a must for that good night’s sleep. The most important thing to look for is a mattress that maintains its shape so it can provide that all-important support a child needs.

Crib and toddler mattresses are typically made of durable, supportive foam. Look for child safety and comfort features that can include welded seams, hypoallergenic covers, and water, stain and odor-resistance.

Adult-sized mattresses, such as twin mattresses, may have a foundation of foam or springs. Additional features can increase the comfort levels, such as pillow tops, moisture-wicking materials and ventilated foam interiors.

Design

Once you have a good idea of the size and support and comfort level you’re looking for, it’s time to focus on the design. Looks matter, but so do the materials used. Stick with high-quality wood or other durable material that can withstand years of use with no issues.

Then look at the amount of space you have, the type of style you that aligns with the room décor, and useful features. Platform storage beds come with built-in drawers to use as storage areas beneath them. Some even include a bookcase in the bed’s headboard.

Other headboard and footboard options range from stunning to minimalistic, with the choice depending on the type of look that goes best with the room. Full bedroom sets are another option, one that lets you create the entire look you want with an ensemble of matching pieces.

The transition from a baby crib to a bed for toddlers or larger is a big move, and these tips can help ensure you get it right. Browse the kids and baby selection at The RoomPlace to find your perfect pick today.