Anyone with kids will know that when it comes to decorating their room it’s not simply a case of buying the same kind of furniture you’d use for adults bedrooms. Kids have their own taste too, and a sense of style and this is accommodated for with some great designs and colour schemes both attractive and practical.
For a start youngsters don’t have long legs like us adults and that’s why there are manufacturers who specialize in dinky furniture, including chairs, desks and bed frames, all miniature in size to fit small people.
Apart from looking good most parents when searching for furniture for youngsters want products that are resilient and made to last, not as careful as adults with their belongings chests of drawers and blanket boxes are guaranteed to be banged into, drawers and lids slammed closed, as well as furniture getting kicked, scratched and marked over the years. So it makes sense to buy good solid bedroom furniture unless you want to have to replace it again in a year or so.
Along with strong durable products, your child also want items made to size, chairs and beds should be lower to the ground than normal so the little ones can climb up and down by themselves and don’t have to ask for a helping hand from mum or dad every time.
How about the safety aspect? Well, manufacturers have that covered too. Beds can be found complete with rails along the side to prevent small children from falling out when asleep.
Kids like adventure, colour, and fun and this also stretches to the kind of furniture that appeals, theme beds are good fun made to resemble racing cars, bulldozers, and princess’s horse and carriages. Letting them help choose their bedroom furniture will also make them proud of their room and appreciate the things they have.
Kids only need a single bed but like to have their friends over to sleep sometimes, so it makes sense to invest in one that comes complete with a guest bed, if you’ve never heard of it then the idea is very simple, it’s just a bed with an extra one tucked away underneath! When a friend comes for a sleepover the bed is pulled out, attached wheels make them easy to manoeuver, and pushed back under again in the morning. If the extra bed is needed elsewhere then it can be detached and used separately offering a high level of flexibility. It’s a great idea and very practical in saving space and extremely useful.
You can never have enough storage space with kids, the amount of toys, books and clothes they seem to acquire is astounding and it can be difficult to know where to put it all without creating a mess in the room and cluttering up the space. This is where underbed storage drawers and blanket boxes come in, generally the space under the bed is wasted so incorporating drawers into a bed design is very clever and handy for storing away all those bits and pieces kids seem to collect.
Online you’ll find manufacturers who stock some fantastic ranges of solid wood children’s furniture, high in quality and which can also be made to order. Many items are painted in colourful, bright designs or simply left in the traditional oak colour. Check out chest of drawers for storage, bookcases and cabinets to keep their belongings neat and tidy, and funky blanket boxes which are ideal for keeping toys and games in order.
There are all kinds of colours and natural woods to choose your children’s furniture in, from white painted bedside tables and wardrobes to pink and blue options. Oak is popular as it’s a fine solid wood that produces high quality pieces and looks just as good when painted in pastel or funky colours, or left with a natural look, and it’s incredibly hardwearing.