As you are probably aware, kids perceive their environment much different than their parents. This involves most areas — and most specifically childrens furniture. While toddlers are happy with almost any material, as they grow older, their tastes change. Many of them want to be like mom and dad. You have to realize this is the norm.
If you have a house furnished with nice furniture, you child will want the same thing. They are much more sophisticated than what was originally thought and will pick up on any differences.
Most kids really begin to pick up the subtle nuances between kids and adult furniture by the time they are ten. You don’t however need to replace every item in the child’s room over night. A good idea is to take your offspring to a store that has kids beds for instance or shop online. Give him or her the opportunity to pick out something they like. This can make a big difference in your kid’s life and they will remember this for a long time.
Cheap items such as plastic tables while sufficient for early childhood are typically outgrown as kids reach the teen years. Your children will vocalize the fact that they don’t have nice furnishings in their room. As they transition through puberty, the trappings become outdated quickly. That is why it is important to make sure you pay attention to their sense of style and try and find items to go with their emerging tastes.
Another great idea is to get a quality item built to last for many years. There are all types of styles that can be easily afforded with proper planning. If you are forward thinking, the transition to adult styles should not be hard. Let your child know that they are growing up by choosing their own bed, dresser or nightstand. They will thank you for this.