The third thing to think about is what do you want the storage function to be. Do you just need a spot to store bed linens, or are you looking for more? Benches with storage take on many shapes, one bench that may house your linens, would not be what you want if you want to store shoes or boxes with old memories inside. Another function you may want is that this piece of furniture not only has enclosed storage, but may have display areas underneath the bench as well. The final area of consideration for function to think about is what kind of top do you need. Are you going to be sitting on it often, or do you want the beauty of solid wood or other material. If it is in front of a window consider a sitting style bench and if you will sit on it infrequently like for changing clothes a hard top will do just fine.
Storage Chest: Cedar chests in particular offer a great visual appeal and a fair amount of storage. If your dress-ups aren't used on a weekly basis, try a chest that will get more air like a white wicker chest. Otherwise, just make sure that the wooden chest is stored in a dry place! Pros: Visually appealing, large, protects clothes. Cons: Takes up space, doesn't allow clothes to be organized. Note: tub options do not allow you to hang those princess dresses.
Plastic Tubs: These are simple, economical, and fairly simple for children to use. But what you save in money you pay for in visual appeal! These are a good option if your child has a large closet that these can be stored in. Pros: Cheap, customizable, organized (if you purchase a couple with smaller sized ones for accessories) Cons: May not last as long, not visually appealing. Note: tub options do not allow you to hang those princess dresses.
These boxes should be made again of non toxic material because the toxicity could seep into the toys making the toys unsafe for your kids. If you are going to buy plastic boxes see to it that they are made of high quality plastic because they are durable. Should your kids poke, hammer, push, tinker, and what other things they can imagine doing to the boxes, they don't break easily.
Divide your child's shared bedroom into three obvious sections. You may choose to decorate each area in your child's chosen theme or divide the room with folding screen dividers. Each child should have a personal area with plenty of children's storage for toys, clothing, and other items. The remaining area should be a shared section of the room. The shared area may include an activity table or desk if there is not enough space in the separate areas, and should have kid's storage for shared toys and games.
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