The Right Furniture for Your Child’s Room
From the wardrobes to the children's bedroom bed and the desk where they will start studying, we tell you in this article everything you need to know about children's furniture so that the what you choose responds to your child's needs and fits the stages of growth.
1. Storage parts and sets
Choose children's furniture that is versatile and responds to the stages of growth, that is, that can be used for both an infant and a child. For example, a modular shelf is a great ally that will allow you to have in order all the stories, stuffed animals and the decoration of your child's nursery. Basket drawers can also be placed on these shelves.
In the decoration of a small children's bedroom, the solution can be to hang these modules on the wall, as in the image, freeing up space on the floor.
Another of the key pieces to decorate children's bedrooms are the drawers. A piece of furniture that will serve in all stages of the child and that is efficient for storing clothes and diapers.
Above the drawer can be adapted a changing cushion that will serve to change the diapers during the first years, but that will continue being useful later.
If the size of the bedroom allows it, creating a playground is an exciting idea.
This play area can have an Indian tent or tipi, a low table to play or draw or a mini kitchen, among other ideas, as well as drawers to store all the toys.
2. Children's wardrobes
A neutral and timeless aesthetics so that this children's wardrobe is still worthwhile when the boy or girl is 18 years old. To do this, opt for plain or molded doors, depending on the style, and in wood or shades that do not go beyond the scale of dusty white-beige or light grey.
As for the layout of a children's bedroom, the interior designer tricks is to put a couple of drawers seen at the bottom, which can be opened without having to open the closet door. When they are smaller, you can set the clothes and folded trousers there. That way, the child will be able to choose and store the clothes himself, something that encourages their autonomy when they start dressing on their own.
The ideal wardrobe is the one that grows and changes with the child. If at least you can't do it on the outside, do it on the inside with shelves, drawers, shelves and hanging bars that can be moved and adapted to the height of children's clothes. When they can dress, it's essential that they are able to see and access their clothes and accessories.
A good piece of advice for giving a personalized look to children's furniture is to look for a theme - animals, travel, a sport - and integrate it into wardrobes. Use children's vinyl, for example; the advantage is that these stickers can be easily removed, and when we want to recover the original state of the wardrobe, we only have to remove them.
3. The children's desk
You may not need it for the first few years, but as soon as you start going to school, you need a comfortable space to do your homework.
The height of the children's desk has to be appropriate to the height it is at that moment, as well as the chair. In this way, the child will gain autonomy and confidence.
The material of which the children's desk is made must be resistant and easy to clean. Avoid glass and soft woods, which will soon end in scratches.
Place the children's desk near a window so that your child has the right light to write, paint, cut.
4. Children's beds
If you start by buying a crib, look for one that is convertible into a bed or that is larger than usual.
In the next stage of growth, when you already need a bed, place it flush with the floor or on a bench: it will serve as a step and help the child to go up and down independently. Also, the bench will help locate other auxiliary furniture.
Another type of solution is a nest bed, with another removable bed underneath. Whenever possible, put a nest bed instead of bunk beds, to avoid leaving us with a very high static piece of furniture that subtracts luminosity and gives the sensation of fullness.
Bunk beds can be dangerous, and the beds are more uncomfortable to make. The option of train beds is also very versatile because it adds a wardrobe under the bed.
Forge beds are also an ideal choice as children's beds; they are visually light and will not overload the space.
Also, they adapt to any decorative style -vintage, rustic or modern-, depending on the textiles, complements, and colors that we choose.
As the last option, we have the children's bunk beds, which have the advantage of taking advantage of the space in height; something interesting when the children have to share a room. Put a protective barrier at the top of the children's bunk to avoid possible falls. The staircase to climb is another element that defines it, being able to be with steps, broader and more comfortable, or vertical type.