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Old 01-27-2010, 07:01 AM
 
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Anyone shopped in the Triangle for youth bedroom furniture lately?

Looking for local stores with a good selection of bedroom sets with twin beds in their showrooms.
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Old 01-30-2010, 10:59 AM
 
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Hey erin!

I just saw your post. Having 2 kids of our own, having spent for the best available youth furniture, and seeing time fly like it does, I would recommend SKIPPING altogether youth furniture for either gender.

If you have the space in their room, get at least a twin bed and furniture suitable for an adult. Even at the age of 10 or 11 they will be tall enough and mature enough to use it. If you opt for kids' furniture you will be craigslisting it before you want to (a pain) and shopping all over again for the right set later. Just something to consider.

I always cringed when I saw all the NASCAR-themed sets and Snow White sets in pink and glitter and thought how the marketers are so adept at emptying your bank account.

I would also SKIP the trendy desk in the kid's bedroom as my kids have used them strictly for clothesracks and dumping grounds and wind up doing homework on their beds or the couch. The youth desk will just become another useless castoff in your yard sale pile.

Good luck!
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Old 01-30-2010, 11:02 AM
 
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Roomstore on Glenwood has a really nice kids section. Also Rooms To Go Kids, but they do have customer service issues. Maybe post the age of your kids?
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Old 01-30-2010, 11:48 AM
 
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We got some great stuff at IKEA in Charlotte. They will deliver a truckload for $99 so if you want to get other stuff, too, like we did, it's really a good deal.
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Old 01-31-2010, 09:44 AM
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The flea market is a great place to pick up furniture. You could find something funky and repaint it or use it as-is.

You could get the twin bed and frame at a mattress store new and accessorize with some vintage/antique items.

Both my kids rooms are done this way (one boy, one girl) and they are totally unique.
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Old 01-31-2010, 10:29 AM
 
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If you have the space in their room, get at least a twin bed and furniture suitable for an adult. Even at the age of 10 or 11 they will be tall enough and mature enough to use it. If you opt for kids' furniture you will be craigslisting it before you want to (a pain) and shopping all over again for the right set later. Just something to consider.
That's more along the lines of what I'm trying to accomplish. Our first will be born this summer. My goal is to find a nice bedroom suite (twin bed)... store the bed until needed and use the dressers, etc. and buy a crib that matches. My parents did something similar, and I've bought a queen bed that matches and still using the other pieces. I'm hoping to find quality furniture and make that's taken care of so that it lasts.

I'm having trouble find stores that carry twin bedroom sets that are well built and aren't created around a specific childhood theme/colors.
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Old 01-31-2010, 10:33 AM
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I have not ever bought one myself but I know they make cribs that convert to toddler beds AND twin beds. FYI.
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Old 02-01-2010, 06:27 AM
 
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I have not ever bought one myself but I know they make cribs that convert to toddler beds AND twin beds. FYI.
I've seen those too. They seem to a big selling point on cribs now. The ones that I've seen locally though don't seem to have the best quality dressers in the sets. I've not seen night stands available either. The cribs seem to be fine though and have good customer ratings.

I'm going to try Room Source soon, and may end up making a trip to High Point.
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:52 AM
 
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Havertys, Pottery Barn Kids and Rooms to Go Kids or you could travel to Furniture Land South in High Point if you feel like taking a drive.
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Old 02-01-2010, 04:48 PM
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I wish I had an excuse to go shopping in High Point!

Maybe twin beds are being phased out or something. I love sleeping in a twin bed. I still sleep in the twin bed in the guestroom sometimes, it was mine when I was a child. I have had people say that they would fall out of it if they slept there (it is a higher bed), which I find weird.

So maybe if they are falling out of fashion, that's why you are having a hard time finding what you want but I imagine High Point would have everything.

Since rooms in new houses are generally bigger, maybe people just get bigger beds?
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