Well-chosen children’s bedroom furniture improves the appearance of any little one's space whilst providing a safe, comfortable place for them to sleep, play and learn.
With so many different colours and designs available, it can be difficult to choose the best kids furniture. Some designs may be too big to fit into a small bedroom whilst others might simply feel impractical. Ensure you choose the best children's bedroom furniture with these 10 buying tips.
Pick the perfect size
Don't be tempted to skimp on size to save a few pounds, as your children will grow older in the blink of an eye and they’ll soon need the extra space to stay comfortable. Most importantly, all those stuffed bears and dolls will need the wiggle room too! The Elfin mid-sleeper bed is a very popular choice for a toddler bed as it’s both compact and an extremely strong, sturdy piece of furniture. Sold as a furniture set, the bed includes a handy chest of drawers, a cupboard and several shelves underneath, which means you're getting a lot of storage for your money. These items are also available as separate pieces of furniture.
Consider various styles
Children’s beds come in many styles and colours, including arched, grooved, high and low bed frames, with or without storage, complete high sleepers, mid sleepers, bunk beds, upholstered bed frames, detachable bunk beds, high beds with desk, chair bed, and so on. Our children’s furniture section gives you a great idea of all the options available.
Don't blow your budget
Even the most luxurious furniture doesn't have to cost a fortune, so find furniture that fits your lifestyle and budget. Make the most of the money you’ve put aside by choosing solidly made, quality furniture for your child’s room so that it lasts as long as it needs to. If you’re in the market for a bunk bed for two young ones, the Spectrum Detachable Bunk Bed provides suitable sleeping space for two children and can eventually be separated into two single beds.
Understand what your child needs
For older children, the Elfin Complete High Sleeper is a sturdy bed that includes a small wardrobe and a single pedestal desk. With 13 colours available, this is a great combo for sleep, study and storage space in your child’s bedroom. Also, if your child is a fan of sleepovers, he or she will love the Spectrum High Sleeper with Desk and Chairbed underneath! Mid and high sleepers keep the floor space clear and provide a smart homework space or a cosy nook underneath.
Like the sweetheart carved in the headboard of this Majestical bed frame, girls might enjoy a touch of feminine touch when it comes to their furniture. Mix that with a wardrobe for all those Supergirl outfits and a glamorous dressing table and mirror and your girl will want to keep her furniture for as long as its practical. There are tons of colour options for children’s furniture so don’t feel like you have to pick pink for a girl’s room. If your daughter would prefer something more of the blue hue then there’s plenty to choose from.
Kids love special little areas to play in, and this Stompa Curve Mid Sleeper with a ladder will give them just that. Hang some blankets on the sides for ‘walls’ and their fun hideaway space will be ready for playtime.
Chests and hidden storage
The Majestical open toy box displays clean lines, and with its generous proportions will provide safe storage for your child’s toys. Many of the children’s bed frames come with indispensable storage underneath, which is great when limited floorspace in a room won’t allow for an extra chest of drawers.
Compare colours and styles
With so many colours and designs available, selecting the right finish just might be the most difficult part of your furniture buying decision. Narrow your search by choosing shades that match the overall mood or tone you want to set for each room - and remember, light colours can make small rooms feel larger and more open. Before settling on a shade, decide whether you want your child’s furniture to serve as a focal point or fit subtly into the background. Only go neutral if your walls, furnishings or artwork serve as focal points by themselves, as this can help you avoid an uninteresting design.
Be cautious with steps
Before deciding on the height of the steps, carefully assess your child’s capabilities. If your child is afraid of heights or climbing steps, bunk beds are probably not the best choice for their bedroom.
Go bean bag crazy
It’s easy to make a statement with a fun and colourful bean bag. Super trendy, they’re simple to move around and help your child play pretend - from attending a tea party with the Mad Hatter to driving a racing car. They won’t blow your budget and are easy to maintain. Plus, some of them come with trays on top for even more convenient usage, like this B-Qubed Bean Table.
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