Children’s rooms need specific furniture designed for that purpose. You’ll need something that’s safe, painted with non-toxic paint and stimulating for a growing child’s mind.
Cot to bed
You can buy cots that transform into a ‘big bed’ once your child is old enough. This cuts down on the amount of furniture you have to buy for your child’s room. With these hybrid items it’s also easier to make the, sometimes-tricky, move from a cot to a bed.
Bedroom oak furniture is the perfect choice for a child’s room. The wood is sturdy and can be sanded and painted if there’s a specific colour scheme you need to stick to.
Another reason to choose wooden furniture is that it’s easier to get items to match one another. A few items of oak furniture from different manufacturers will all look similar enough to carry on a theme. Plastic or wood-veneer items will look out of place.
Furniture and accessories in a child’s room should be stimulating. Go for furniture that is decorated with pictures or words. Perhaps even find an item that has something built in to encourage play. For example, you can get beds in the shape of cars.
Entertaining items like this can teach your child to have fun alone.
These pieces of furniture can also be educational. You can get chairs and tables that come with building blocks and wooden shapes. You child can have fun building things themselves or working out what sort of shape should fit in what sort of hole.
A colourful room (and no it doesn’t have to be pink or blue) can provide a cheerful environment for a child to grow up in. Mix colours and introduce furniture and accessories in a wide range of shades.
When it comes to shelving and storage, you’ll want something you can reach that your child can’t. Perhaps have one low down bookcase for them to use but keep the items on it minimal or you will be spending a lot of time clearing up discarded books and toys from the floor.
You’ll also have to think about how quickly your child will grow. You don’t want shelving at head height once your child begins to walk.
Another way to keep your child entertained is with a lot of textures in the room. Blankets, different shapes and sizes of furniture, and interesting fabrics are all a good choice for a child’s bedroom.
Organisation for toys, books and other items is essential in a child’s bedroom as it can get quite untidy, especially if you child has a habit for taking things off shelves and leaving them on the floor.
It’s a fact of life that you’ll have to tidy your child’s room but make the job easy for yourself by having a place for everything.