Kids Room Decor

How to Get your Clutter-Kid to De-Clutter

OK Moms…it’s time to stop the clutter freaks that live in our houses!!! It’s amazing how my house can start off clean in the morning (cause I cleaned it last night) and then within a few hours it’s totally trashed with clutter piles that spontaneously popped up throughout the day. When I ask whose clutter mess it is the fingers start pointing in every direction, but no one actually fesses up. I’m sure many of you moms out there go through this same thing and have had enough!
Tips on Getting Kids to Clean
Well I’m here to tell you that I’ve figured out a few things that actually make my kids de-clutter without putting up too much of a fight and I just had to share these with all my fellow moms who are living amongst the mess and want to escape.

Five Minute Cleaning Rule

The first thing I did was create a Five Minute Cleaning Rule. My youngest daughter is the biggest clutter maker in my house, so now she has to speed clean for 5 minutes after dinner to clear some of her piles she’s made during the day. This doesn’t get my house spotless, but because it’s only 5 minutes she cleans without whining and gets rid of a few piles here and there. Because I tacked on the “speed” part, she goes super fast and thinks it’s funny and all the while, I’m the one giggling, cause I got her to clean up without having to nag.

Get a Friend to Help

My youngest daughter’s best bud lives right next door and comes over often. He also helps in making several of the messes. So I told her to ask him to help clean up and to my surprise…he did! Now she asks him to clean on a regular basis and more clutter piles are slowly fading away.

One Garbage Bag a Day

I also gave my daughter a garbage bag and told her that when she filled that up with old clothes or garbage…her choice…then she was done cleaning for that day and she didn’t whine or cry with that rule either. Win for me and for mom-kind everywhere!

No Contact with the Outside World

If all else fails and your kid just won’t clean, then I guess you’ll just have to ban him/her from any contact with the outside world till the inside world is clutter-free.

If your child doesn’t have anywhere to put his things consider getting him one of our dressers or bookcases or storage bins or baskets, to help keep things organized.

August 31st, 2012

Classic and Modern Boys Bedroom Furniture Sets and Design Tips

Attention moms of boys! Give that wired up bundle of testosterone, otherwise known as your son, a place to chill out after a long day at school! Don’t just make his room comfy, make it stylish too and he might actually keep it clean enough to have friends hang out! A mom can dream right?

If you’re not quite sure where to start, I have a suggestion…pick a style. Is your son a more traditional type of guy who wants his room to be super comfy and appealing in a typical way or is he the type of kid who wants to really impress his guests and if so, consider going more modern!

To make this task easier, I’ve selected two of my favorite bedroom furniture sets for boys, one in a classic style and one with modern charm and I’ve paired these sets with accessories you could add to create a great guy space. Check out the picture below and let your imagination run wild with boy bedroom design ideas, then read on for some more info.
Classic Design Modern Design for Boys Bedrooms

If you like what you see continue reading to get the scoop on the furniture and accessories featured above.

Classic Boys Bedroom Furniture Set and Accessories

In the classic style I chose the Antique Black Treasures 3 Piece Bedroom Set – Twin Bed, Trundle and Nightstand by Alligator (1). This set is classic because of the square bed and nightstand design, along with standard head and footboard on the bed. Your son will appreciate the storage space he’ll get in the headboard and nightstand. This furniture set is also great because it’s finished in a rich Black stain that goes beautifully with any wall or bedding color, so your son can decide if he wants to go with blue, green or any other color he can dream up.

I’ve paired the Lite Source Henrick Metal Desk Lamp in Polished Steel (1A) with this boys bedroom furniture set because it has a classic design and would fit perfectly on the nightstand to provide enough light for reading in bed.

As for classic seating, there’s nothing more traditional and fun than a bean bag chair like the Blue Sky Suede Big Bag Bean Bag by Comfort Research. (1B) Their beanbag chairs are made to last and provide optimal comfort to every sitter thanks to the top quality foam filling inside. You might want to even get more than one to give your son’s friends a place to sit!

Modern Boys Bedroom Furniture Set and Accessories

When it comes to modern you don’t get more cool and hip than the Chocolate Back Bay 4 Piece Bedroom Set – Full Headboard, 5 Drawer Chest and Matching Nightstands by SouthShore (2). I’m totally crazy about this boys bedroom furniture set because of the sleek straight line designs and decorative molding on the headboard along with fancy silver handles on the dresser and nightstand. It’s just so modish in a manly way!

What’s not to love about the Lite Source Tiya Table Lamp in Black (2A). Can’t you just picture it sitting on the nightstand? The unique shape of the base makes the lamp totally contemporary and the black is just stunning with the chocolate furniture set.

A room wouldn’t be modern if it didn’t have that one piece that added extra pizzazz and that’s why I included the Ebony on Walnut Perch Leather Lounge by Offi (2B). I’m nuts about the modern shape of this chair and the beautiful mix of black cushions with silver frame. The extra storage space below is just another benefit and can help your son stay a little more organized. Get a few of these contemporary seats and your son will love inviting friends to hang out.

No matter which style you go with, just remember, your goal is to give your son a room that he’s proud of and it’s a win/win for you both! Good luck designing!

August 23rd, 2012

The Most Modern Fish Kids Bedroom Theme Ever!

If your kid wants a fish bedroom theme, but you want to keep your home looking modern and fresh then I have the perfect solution. Combine kids furniture and bedding from Argington with a cool lamp by Lite Source and you’ll have the coolest most contemporary fish themed kids bedroom ever!
Kids Bedroom Fish Theme

In the above Fish Themed Kids Bedroom Design Board I’ve combined (1) The Argington Ayres Twin Bed covered by the Fish and Pebbles Twin Sheet set. I love this bed because of its modern, sleek design and the bedding also has a modern flair thanks to the golden fish mixed with black and gray pebbles. I’ve also included the (2) Argington Ayres Nightstand that matches the bed perfectly and gives your child great bedside storage and a spot to put a cute fish tank or fish picture. Add the (3) Argington Ayres Organic Fish and Pebbles Quilt to the bed to really make that sleep space pop with fabulous fish design. Last, you’ll want to illuminate the cool fish space with the (4) Lite Source Nakia Chrome Table Lamp in Orange Shade that is in the perfect tone of orange to match the unique Fish and Pebbles twin bedding set. The Argington Ayres Kids Furniture Set is coated in a non-toxic White stain to be extra safe for your child and all the bedding is organic to create the healthiest sleep space for your little fish lover.

To view the entire Argington Furniture Ayres Collection and Lite Source Lamps visit us at today!

June 21st, 2012

In Honor of Memorial Day We Present Our Patriotic Kids Furniture Design Board

The staff at extends a big “Thank You!” to all soldiers and military personnel who dedicate their lives in keeping this country safe and free.

Patriotism runs deep, even in kids furniture design and that’s apparent by the stars and stripes, red, white and blue furniture in our Memorial Day Patriotism Board featured below. We’ve put together this board to show our support for our troops and all the family members who stand by them. Thanks so much for all you do!
Kids Furniture with stars

Below is the list of items on our Patriotic Memorial Day Design Board.

1.) Alligator Stars Mirror in Denim Blue
2.) Dexton American Teepee
3.) Alligator Stars Nightstand in Red Spice
4.) Room Magic Star Rocket Nightstand
5.) Alligator Stars 8 Drawer Dresser in Denim Blue

May 24th, 2012

Moms Give Yourself that Dream Mother’s Day Gift: A Clean Kid’s Bedroom!

There’s one thing that ALL moms want for Mother’s Day and that’s for their kids to clean their rooms without having to be told to “Do It!” Unfortunately, the one gift all moms want is the one gift that most moms NEVER get. Well, we have a solution. It takes you…Mom…getting your kids the gift of storage before Mother’s Day and asking them to fill up the storage items, so on Mother’s Day you can get your gift of a clean and clutter-free kids bedroom. When doing this don’t give your kids a stack of boring, plastic storage bins that they’ll hate. Give your kids some ultra stylish kids bedroom storage pieces that will make their room pop with style. This will encourage your kids to use the storage pieces in the room during every clean-up time.

I’ve put together an inspiration board of some of our modern and stylish kids bedroom storage solutions that will not only create a very hip looking space, but a very neat kid’s room as well. I hope this gives you inspiration to do what you have to do to get that perfect Mother’s Day gift you’ve always wanted!
Kids Bedroom Storage Furniture
And Happy Mother’s Day on behalf of all the staff at SimplyKidsFurniture!

Here’s the List of kids bedroom storage furniture that is on our inspiration board.

1. Badger Basket Set of 3 Trapezoid Shape Nesting Baskets in Brown Polka Dot

2. PrePac Series 9 Designer Cubbie Bench in Espresso

3. KidsKorner Clothes Tree with Stool

4. Badger Basket Three Drawer Hamper

5. SouthShore City Life Corner TV Stand

6. KidKraft Toy Box in Espresso

May 8th, 2012

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