Furniture in a child’s room is as useful as it is decorative. Whether you want to create a harmonious whole, a classic or themed decoration in a child’s room, each piece of furniture must be chosen with care. From the dresser to the child’s bed, dimensions, materials, colors and look are important.
- Adapted to each age
- Meets the child’s needs
- Develop their autonomy
- Non-toxic natural materials
- Different styles and shapes
Children’s furniture: indispensable and decorative at the same time
Furnishing a child’s room is initially a way of projecting yourself before the arrival of a baby, and then an expression of the time that passes with the growing children.
Here is the essential furniture to make a complete child’s room:
- child’s bed;
- bedside ;
- desk ;
- dresser ;
- small reading chair;
Some parents opt for a set of furniture from the same line, others like to compose an atmosphere with individual pieces of furniture, still, others equip themselves with a few second-hand pieces in very good condition.
We choose children’s furniture according to different criteria:
- the child’s age (defines the size of the furniture);
- the size of the child’s room;
- the habits already in place;
- the number of children (born or to come);
- the budget ;
- the style (sober, colorful, character, theme);
- environment and health (no VOCs, water-based paints, natural wax).
As soon as the child is interested in drawing and can sit down, we can buy him a small desk. Of course, it will then have to be changed into a school desk before moving on to the college desk.
Find the style of a child’s room
Furnishing a child’s room is above all a question of aesthetics. What room do you want to make for your child to enjoy? A place of rest, reflection, play, and dream, the bedroom is also a refuge, make your child participate in the choice of his furniture.
What style for children’s furniture
When choosing the furniture for a child’s room, you can do just about anything in terms of decoration:
- decoration by color code: pink and silver, orange and blue, white and gray, etc. ;
- decoration by atmosphere: Scandinavian decoration, fairy decoration, car decoration, animal decoration, forest decoration, etc. ;
- decoration per character (superhero, Frozen, Nemo, etc.).
Very fashionable, the cabin bed (70 x 140 cm) is very popular with children, girls, and boys, who enter primary school. It has the advantage of being very easily decorated with drapes, garlands, accessories to hang. As they grow up, the child then passes on a single bed (90 x 180 or 200 cm), most often without a decorative structure.
To achieve a harmonious decoration, here are some tips:
- limited number of representations of the theme (on the headboard and on a wall);
- color per key (a chair, a bedside) or on a single wall;
- colorful furniture with light walls;
- children’s furniture in raw wood with plain or patterned walls.
For toddlers who walk, furniture in their size should preferably have round edges.
Decorative ideas for the child’s room
For a modern children’s room, there are many ideas to test and adopt.
The wall trend is single-wall patterned wallpaper (dandelions, clouds, characters, stars, etc.). On the walls, color coexists with very light tones and draws shapes like mountains in the gradation of shades. Very popular, the corner of the wall painted on both sides in a triangle to form a trompe l’oeil tipi.
In terms of accessories, here’s how to make children’s furniture beautiful:
- openwork lockers on the wall to clear a desk and chest of drawers;
- fairy lights above the headboard;
- photo garlands stretched over a dresser;
- an open locker cabinet with decorative boxes;
- adding a patterned or graphic rug at the foot of the bed.
Another kid’s decorating trick without using paint: draw with masking tape (decorative tape). This colored tape does not damage surfaces and allows you to create frames, drawings, or even a headboard.
Which materials to use for children’s furniture
As always, the ultimate is wood for beautiful, durable children’s furniture. Ideally, the wood has received as little chemical treatment as possible. We choose it raw to help have clean air in the child’s room, or we check the type of paint products used (no solvents). Alternatively, one can turn to children’s furniture made of good quality fiberboard, MDF (medium-density fiberboard), or HDF (high-density fiberboard).