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Creating the Ultimate Kid’s Room

In partnership with our friends at Purple

A kid’s bedroom should inspire creativity and imagination. It’s a place to dream. To create. To play. And it should also evoke a sense of calm and comfort at the end of the day, which is why the key to their ultimate retreat begins with the right foundation. Thriving children need happy, healthy routines, and what can make a difference is a room that strikes the right balance between structure and flexibility. This helps instill good habits, especially when it comes to focused learning and healthy sleep hygiene, which, when learned young, can stick with them for life. And it all starts with getting a full night of sleep on the softest, most supportive bed, so that they can wake up and face the day with curiosity and full of energy. Add in a few workhorses that do double duty and transitioning from schoolwork to play to sleep can be easy and seamless for you—and for them.

FOR RESTING

  1. Purple  KID MATTRESS
    Purple KID MATTRESS Purple, $499
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    A quality mattress is important for healthy, restful sleep. You want something that’s durable and has enough support for growing bodies. The twin-size Purple kid’s mattress is designed with the same features as the regular one, like the patented Purple grid. It’s a bouncy cushion of gel that conforms to the body’s natural shape while being firm and totally supportive. The best part of the design is that it’s naturally cooling because the grid allows for better airflow. The kid’s version also has an extra layer of foam for ultimate softness, and the cover is machine-washable, so you can both rest easier.

  2. Casa Kids  DUMBO LOFT BED WITH STAIRS
    Casa Kids DUMBO LOFT BED WITH STAIRS Casa Kids, from $5,000
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    Casa Kids DUMBO LOFT BED WITH STAIRS Casa Kids, from $5,000
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    If you’re going for a major upgrade, make it this tricked-out loft bed with a built-in desk (which can be adjusted in height as they grow) and plenty of storage options that can be configured to serve any space.

  3. Purple KID PURPLE PILLOW
    Purple KID PURPLE PILLOW Purple, $69
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    It’s not just any old pillow; it’s a pillow that’s made specifically for smaller, cuter heads. It has the same Purple grid that’s inside the mattress, but it’s lighter, softer, and stretchier. It also helps keep kids cool at night, thanks to the breathable, moisture-absorbing cover. And everyone knows that a good pillow is essential for consistent, quality sleep.

  4. Hatch Baby  REST+
    Hatch Baby REST+ goop, $125
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    This soothing night-light, sound machine, and two-way monitor is an all-in-one device you’ll actually use. The kiddos can ask Alexa for help (so can you, from your phone). And the range of soft hues and sounds offers endless moods to help them wind down and relax.

FOR LEARNING

  1. Petal Lane GLASS MAGNET DRY ERASE BOARD
    Petal Lane GLASS MAGNET DRY ERASE BOARD Maisonette, from $28
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    In these times of distance learning and more screen time than ever, it’s good to go analog when possible. Outfit an entire wall with a magnetic dry-erase board for doodling, writing, and hanging up notes and pictures.

  2. InMovement INMOVEMENT STANDING DESK PRO DT20
    InMovement INMOVEMENT STANDING DESK PRO DT20 goop, $399
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    If your child is remote-learning (aka onscreen schooling), it’s crucial to establish healthy habits—like taking regular breaks and staying active—early and often. This riser is perfect for teaching them how to have good posture while working on the computer, and it’s easy enough for them to adjust up and down on their own.

  3. Crate&kids WHITE LOCAL BRANCH LIBRARY CART
    Crate&kids WHITE LOCAL BRANCH LIBRARY CART Crate&Barrel, $199
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    We love the library-inspired vibe of this rolling cart that makes corralling books, binders, and other items from around the house a little more painless. Tuck it away when it’s not in use and bring it back out for study time.

  4. An Organised Life  A4 WEEKLY TASKPAD
    An Organised Life A4 WEEKLY TASKPAD goop, $20
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    Stay on track and organized with a simple planning pad. This one’s good for little ones if you want to help them build a daily routine. It gives them the space to check off their own assignments, projects, and tasks each day and to see what’s next.

FOR PLAYING

  1. Kid Made Modern STUDIO IN A BOX
    Kid Made Modern STUDIO IN A BOX Maisonette, $40
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    You can never have too many art supplies. Get ready for hours of joy with this kit that has everything they need for sketching, painting, and coloring—including all the paintbrushes, canvas boards, and paper pads for a nice Bob Ross moment.

  2. WS Game Company  CANDY LAND VINTAGE BOOKSHELF EDITION
    WS Game Company CANDY LAND VINTAGE BOOKSHELF EDITION goop, $40
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    Every kid’s room should have a few board games, and we’re all for this edition of Candy Land. It folds up like a book, and you’ll keep it forever.

  3. Lorena Canals A TO Z RUG
    Lorena Canals A TO Z RUG Nordstrom, $200
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    Lorena Canals A TO Z RUG Nordstrom, $200
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    The beautiful rugs from designer Lorena Canals are handmade with natural raw materials and dyes, they’re machine-washable, and most importantly, they’re super soft—perfect for stretching out and relaxing.


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