When you go about designing a child’s room, there are naturally a lot of factors that you would have to consider. Ideally, you would have to make it appealing both for the child, and consider all the natural aesthetics that give out a clean feel.
Choosing out furniture, cots, and other decorative items may seem like a mountain to climb, but if you take a cold, hard look at it, it really does not need to be so.
When designing children’s rooms, parents are automatically faced with the challenge of selecting the right furniture. This article presents tips and ideas parents should consider when choosing furniture, as well as photos to illustrate how these ideas can be conceptualized.
Choosing children’s furniture, such as cots, tables and closets can appear futile, especially to first-time parents. Nevertheless, parents still have to try their best to provide the best home environment for their children as the environment is crucial to children’s development.
In general, children’s furniture should be functional and divide the room into four main zones:, i.e.
- An area for sleeping and resting
- Working or training area
- Storage area
- Playing zone
Baby Cots and Cribs
It is common knowledge that the resting area is the most important zone in a child’s bedroom and therefore, the furniture should reflect this fact. For children’s bedrooms, the choice of furniture ranges from fully-fledged single cribs to loft beds, sofa beds and bunk beds.
As a principle, you should always ensure the bed you choose for your child is made from quality material and has a comfortable mattress.
Quality rest is the primary basis of choosing furniture for a bedroom, especially if it’s a child’s bedroom.
Tips for Selecting the Material of the Cot
The modern market offers a wide variety of design options at the most attractive prices. Nevertheless, the design and price should not be your primary focus. Instead, you should focus on the material used to make the cot.
Experts have always considered the best material for a baby’s crib to be natural wood, particularly beech or oak. Of course, such cots are a lot more expensive than analogues from other materials. However, cots made from natural wood carry an enormous advantage as they allow the baby to breathe comfortably. If you cannot afford a bed made from natural wood, you can opt for one made from MDF.
In addition, furniture made from natural wood does not release harmful fumes, unlike furniture made from low-quality materials such as cheap chipboard.
Another point that you should pay attention to when buying a bed for your baby is your financial capability.
Usually, children grow up fast and having bought a crib for your newborn, you will soon have to get a bigger crib for the fast-growing baby. If your financial status allows you to periodically update furniture, adjusting to the speed of a growing child will be easy! Otherwise, it is better and more economical to get an adjustable bed that can accommodate the child for a good number of years as he or she grows.
It is also critical to pay attention to the material of the mattress cover. Cheap mattresses are often covered by chintz and coarse calico. More expensive mattresses, on the other hand, usually come with jacquard covers. Jacquard is a more durable material and therefore, mattress covers made from it last longer.
Picking the Right Table for Your Child
You do not need a table for your child’s room until the child is old enough to attend school. Luckily, tables for children’s rooms take on several forms and designs, so parents have many options. Based on the forms, tables for children’s rooms can be grouped as:
- Classical/ linear tables;
- Computer tables (with special shelves for the system unit, keyboard, monitor, etcetera)
- Angular tables
The designs of modern desks include:
The perfect solution for a growing child is a transformer table, which can be made bigger as the child grows, eliminating the need to buy new tables regularly.
Even though parents mostly buy tables when children start school, setting up tables in rooms for younger children helps keep the room organized. For young children, you can get plastic furniture.
Having tables and chairs helps children learn to stay organized from an early age and provides them a comfortable space to engage in fun activities like painting, drawing and playing games.
In general, the models of children’s closets differ a slightly from those for adults. The types of closets you can install in children’s bedrooms include;
- An ordinary wardrobe;
- Corner closet or cupboard;
- A chest of drawers/ pedestal.
Unlike ordinary furniture, children’s furniture works better with in-built storage for toys and other children’s essentials. Without the storage option, the children’s essentials can easily litter the nursery.
Alternatively, you can functionally separate the elements of the storage system by buying, say, a normal wardrobe for clothing, and allocating a separate cabinet for storing toys. However, a more compact and practical solution is using a universal cabinet.
If you go with the universal closet, then you will have virtually limitless possibilities for internal filling, which is perfect. Unlike many standard cabinets, a universal closet can be tailored to the needs and preferences of you and your child.
Another convenient option, especially when it comes to a children’s area that is small, is a corner cabinet that functionally uses only the corner of the room, leaving the rest of the room for other purposes.
On the exterior of the furniture, you can use interesting themes that your child will love, such as those of cartoons.
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