Back to School Part 2: The Three S’s of Kids’ Rooms

In classrooms, kids get the three R’s: Reading, Writing and Arithmetic. In their bedrooms, however, they need the three S’s: Sleep, Study and Storage.

Like their own mini offices, kids’ bedrooms are where they conduct the business of growing, learning and becoming. Set up your child for success by choosing the right furnishings – pieces that help them sleep, study and store the belongings that make them special. It’s an easy task at Art Van Furniture’s Kids & Teens Collection, where we have a variety of styles from which to choose.

If you haven’t shopped for kids’ furniture lately, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to see that youth bedrooms have grown up. Less age specific and more sophisticated, pieces will allow your child to express him/herself while at the same time fitting in beautifully with your home’s overall design style. Take a look:

Petite Phillippe Youth Collection
For the Traditional style home, check out the Petite Phillippe Youth Collection. Begin building the room with one of its three bed options – bunk bed, day bed and sleigh bed – and choose a white, black or cherry finish. Twin- or full-sized bed fit any room, and an optional trundle unit is perfect for sleepover guests or growing families. The French inspired look is elegant and timeless. Create a study area in the room with the coordinating desk. Its optional hutch provides concealed storage for schoolwork and an exposed corkboard for displaying momentos. And the collection also includes a seven-drawer dresser, five-drawer chest and two-drawer nightstand, all of which provide ample storage options.

Summer Breeze Collection
If Rustic is your style, experience the Summer Breeze Collection, which offers ultimate versatility and lots of color. Finish choices include white, pine, red, blue and green, and you can select matching pieces or mix finishes for a one-of-a-kind look. Start with the twin or full poster bed, or select the daybed with bookcase. All of the beds work with the collection’s optional trundle. Then add a five-drawer chest, three-drawer entertainment center or two-drawer nightstand. The informal feel is perfect for a youth, tween or teen. And once you’re an empty-nester, the storage pieces can be used throughout the home as a buffet, entertainment center or supply chest.

Village Craft Collection
If your home is Contemporary, the Village Craft Collection offers a striking option. The cherry finish platform bed, in twin or full, is chic and stylish, and quickly takes center stage in the room. Storage needs are more than fulfilled with the matching nine-drawer dresser, five-drawer chest and three-drawer nightstand, all of which feature sleek nickel-finished hardware. A three-drawer computer desk gives the perfect homework station, and an optional desk hutch easily holds books, school supplies and more.

Greenville Collection
Finally, if your look is Casual, you’ll love the Greenville Collection, which offers simple style and loads of function. In either twin or full sizes, chose a classic panel bed or make a statement with a studio bed, which includes a bookcase headboard that offers plenty of room for electronic gadgets, trinkets and books. Both styles can be used with the optional trundle. Add more storage to the room with a six-drawer dresser, five-drawer chest and single-drawer nightstand. This collection easily transforms from youth to tween to teen and beyond, and can be dressed up or down depending upon the bedding you select.
Remember, when buying youth bedroom furniture, you want to choose a collection that will have lasting style as your child grows older. These four collections – all of which work well for a boy or girl – are just a sample of the options we have in store for you.

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