Your child’s room is perfect—for now.
But with kids, perfect is only a brief interlude between brand new and outgrown. And nothing is less cost-efficient than re-buying the basics.
In some cases, it can’t be avoided (see: new clothes, school supplies), but a little planning can go a long way when it comes to their bedrooms.
As tempting as pink bunny wallpaper or little dinosaur-shaped chairs may be in the moment, items of particularly childish shape or color are subject to childish whims (as well as growth spurts)—and it isn't cheap or easy to upgrade a race car bed.
A carefully planned room of basics, on the other hand, will meet your child's needs over many years, and leave you free to personalize their space in other, less expensive ways.
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And that will save you not only money, but time.
In fact, we’ve gathered ten bedroom essentials that will grow with your child, all the way from baby to adolescent. These items all do their part to make your child's room fun, comfortable ... even organized. They’re also especially useful for rooms shared by children of different ages with different needs.
This time, perfect is for keeps.
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