Give Your Child’s Room a Back-to-School Makeover

Going back to school for your child means going back to the morning rush, going back to homework, and going back to bedtime routines. All of these activities will be headquartered inside your child’s room – does he or she need a school-year room makeover?


When you create an organized bedroom, you help your child do his or her best. Here are three things you need to consider before the school bell rings and studies begin:


computer desk
1. Your child needs a desk. Studying, homework and projects are best completed at a desk. When you put a desk in your child’s bedroom, you provide a quiet work environment away from the hustle and bustle of the household in which your child can get things done.


Student desks are appropriately sized for children and will be a more comfortable furnishing for your elementary and middle-school child to use. Whether your style is casual, traditional or contemporary, Art Van Furniture has designs that will look at home, and many kids’ desks have an optional hutch that adds storage.


bunkbed with desk
If space is limited, consider a bunk bed with an attached desk. Lofted beds are a great choice for the teen who craves extra space for a computer and books.


child dresser
2. Your child needs adequate storage. Getting ready in the morning will be a breeze when clothing options are readily accessible. A dresser will provide ample drawer space for storing socks, shirts and everything else. Also, consider closet organizers that allow you to hang items at your child’s height.


child chest
Set aside bookcases, baskets and benches for storing additional items that are kept in your child’s room, such as art supplies and toys. An organized room is easier to keep clean because there’s a place for everything. And a tidy room won’t distract your child while he or she is studying.


child bed
3. Your child needs a comfortable bed. A good night’s sleep is the foundation for a good school year and a new mattress could be your most important back-to-school purchase. The right mattress will give kids have a more fitful and productive sleep. Sleep helps us all retain what we learn during the day. At night, we go through different stages of sleep where our minds are working, filing and organizing all of the information we collect during the day. If the mattress doesn’t support your child properly, he or she will toss and turn and that can lead to fragmented memory.


At Art Van PureSleep, we can find the perfect fit for your child. Just as with an adult, the right mattress will provide two things: proper support and proper pressure relief. Our PureSleep diagnostic machine will find a mattress that fits your child – one that can grow with him or her.