By Ben Weissman
Are your kids ready for larger beds? Is it time to give up the bunk beds and to move on to captain’s beds? Many kids need to make this move for one reason or the other, but some will fight it. Some children love the bunk bed because it is high off the ground. Others enjoy the captains bed because it offers more storage and functionality. Moving children from one style of bedroom furniture to another can be difficult, but there are a few things you can do to minimize the risks and make the transition effective.
Make Them Part of the Decision
One of the ways that you can minimize the tension when switching bed types is to allow your children to help you to make those decisions. Allow them to offer an opinion on the style of bed they like. Some may prefer a bookcase headboard while others may want extra open storage for their skateboard and other gear. The child may prefer a different color or material, too. By allowing them to offer an opinion of what they like, you are more likely to ensure they will enjoy the bed in the months to come.
Dress It Up
When buying new bedroom sets, whether it is bunk beds or captain beds, you can make a big difference in the way your children react to it if you purchase new bedding for it. Choose their favorite cartoon character or colors. Get new pillows and a new mattress if it is necessary to do so. This helps your child to feel more at home and more welcomed in the new space. It is also a great way to dress up the room.
Keep Something Old
On the flip side, many children want to feel at home. Their bed, while it may only be a small part of their lives, is supposed to feel comfortable. This is especially true for younger children who may have a special stuffed animal they are sleeping with. For older kids, switching to a new bedroom style can help them to move away from those childish styles and furnishings but for others, allowing small items like a night light or a stuffed animal to join them in their new bed will helop them to feel more at home.
Take the time to check out a range of bedroom options, too. Buying cheap bedroom furniture will not last and it may cost you more since you will need to replace it after a few years. Buy quality and your children will appreciate it for years to come.
For those who are looking for a way to update their child’s bedroom furniture, it is always a good idea to start looking at your options on the web. Captain’s beds are a great investment because they offer ample storage, excellent features and comfort to your growing child. It may be time for an upgrade of the children’s bedroom furniture and that means taking the time to include them in the decision making process.
About the Author: Ben Weissman writes about using Captains Beds and Children’s Bedroom Sets to create a fun beautiful Bedroom for your children. Make your Home a Personal Retreat.
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