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Five room design essentials for any kid's bedroom

December 03, 2012

Why not start from the bottom up with your child's future bedroom? You'll want to install flooring that's both durable and good-looking for your child's room. Available in hickory, oak or maple, Anderson Hardwood Floors' Mountain collection is one of the finest available from the experts in hardwood flooring. Marked by hand-scraped character and beautiful natural whorls and streaks, these floors are as long-lasting as their patina is complex and striking.

Hickory Engineered Hardewood FloorAre you the lucky parent of a newborn child? You've probably already noticed how quickly they grow up. Blink and it's been a year! One way you can prepare for that fast approaching future when your kid will need a space of his or her own to learn and play is to start designing a special room for your tyke. Not only will you be ahead of the game turning your kid's nursery into a bedroom, but remember that childhood moves much slower and seems far more epic to young children. Whatever room design you pick for them will make up ages of memories, full of fun days and peaceful nights.

1. Beautiful and long-lasting flooring
Why not start from the bottom up with your child's future bedroom? You'll want to install flooring that's both durable and good-looking for your child's room. Available in hickory, oak or maple, Anderson Hardwood Floors' Mountain collection is one of the finest available from the experts in hardwood flooring. Marked by hand-scraped character and beautiful natural whorls and streaks, these floors are as long-lasting as their patina is complex and striking.

2. A rocking chair
Rocking chairs have been children's rooms staples for ages, and it's hard to deny, even as an adult, that that familiar back-and-forth motion isn't supremely calming. A simple sensory relaxant, a kid-sized rocker is sure to be a much-used fixture.

3. Wall decals
Forget wallpaper, wall decals are becoming the new mainstay in room design. Easy to apply and remove, you can get stylish decals in a variety of looks, from animal designs to spooky black cat silhouettes perfect for Halloween. For your kid's room, maybe trains, teddy bears or other iconic examples would be perfect! And when he or she get too old for these, you can take them down and replace them with new decals.

4. A toy chest
Learning to organize and clean is essential, even at an early age. A toy chest is the perfect way for your kid to learn the importance of keeping his or her space in order.

5. A low-level bookshelf
Reading is one of the primary keys to a successful and rich childhood, as well as getting ahead in elementary and middle school. Be sure to read to your child, but also give your kid a bookshelf of his or her own for the room.