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Buying kids furniture takes a lot of planning. It could even be a slightly more complicated process than furnishing other rooms, because this space actually belongs to someone else: your child. These tips just might make your job easier.

Use Space Saving Options

Most children’s rooms are not very large, and must serve a variety of functions. Therefore, it makes sense to have furniture that performs double duty, such as headboards that also perform as bookcases, or storage chests that double as stairs. Toy chests can double as seats.

Consider Safety

Make sure to buy sturdy furniture that has been well put together. It should be able to withstand rough use. Make sure there are no obvious safety hazards, such as loose safety rails on bunk beds, or ladders that are flimsy or not fastened securely.

If you are using older furniture make sure the paint doesn’t contain lead. If you are going to paint the furniture yourself, it is a good idea to use water based paints.

You should also research if there are any safety issues with the furniture you are considering buying.

Author

Robert Gombos

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