Kids Off to School and Empty Nester Furnishing Ideas

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Sending a child off to college means setting them up for success in a well-equipped dorm room, and choosing quality functional furniture is part of the process.

  • Your college students need furniture that's comfortable, durable, and easy to maintain.
  • When your child leaves home, you may find room to get some new pieces for yourself.

As the summer days wind down, it's time to think about going back to school. For millions of families every fall, that means sending a child off to college. The experience can be hectic and emotional for parents and students alike, and many people aren't sure exactly what to buy to furnish a dorm room properly. Parents sending their last child out into the world may need to shop for new pieces to fill empty spaces. Cardi's Furniture & Mattresses can help with all those furniture needs.

Back to School Furniture

Choosing furniture for a college dorm means balancing comfort with space. Most dorm rooms are small, so college students need pieces that don't take up much space. However, the furniture must also hold up through multiple moves, spills, and heavy day-to-day usage. While colleges often provide the basics, you may want to consider upgrading some items. Here are a few pieces to consider.

Dorm Room Furniture

Most college dorm rooms come with a desk and a chair. However, the chair is probably built for durability rather than comfort. Since students spend a lot of time in their study chair, you want to be sure it's comfortable and sturdy. Chairs are a matter of personal preference, so before departure day arrives, visit Cardi's Furniture & Mattresses to check out the variety of desk chairs with different features and materials. We have leather, wood, swivel-style, modern, classic, and models with and without armrests. Have your student sit in the different models to see what fits the body best.

Functional Furniture for Students

You may think college students never sleep, but they do eventually crash after the all-night study sessions. The dorm room may include a mattress, but you'll probably want to upgrade to one of higher quality since you want your student to get the best quality sleep possible. Check out the Purple mattresses at Cardi's Furniture & Mattresses. It's available in the Twin XL size required for most dorm bed frames, and it's designed to keep you cool and comfortable, no matter your sleep position.

Furniture for Empty Nesters

The term "empty nester" refers to someone whose children are now adults who have moved out of the family home to live independently. Parents may find themselves with empty rooms to fill once the children leave the nest. You can create an authentic home office, a study, or a game room. Cardi's Furniture & Mattresses can help with everything from a fluffy sofa to an efficient desk and hutch.

Where Can I Learn More?

When you need functional furniture for kids, dorm room furniture, or a comfy couch for your newly appointed study, visit us at Cardi's Mattresses & Furniture. We have everything you need, and our team of friendly and knowledgeable professionals can give you some excellent recommendations. If you aren't sure where to start, let our Decorating Solutions team help you get started. With locations all over New England, you're sure to find one near you.