It is very important for a child to have at his disposal a personal space – comfortable and functional, in which it is fun to play and develop. In many ways, the practicality of the nursery depends on the furniture you have chosen, and if the choice has not yet been made, we recommend that you approach it with all care and seriousness..
Features of the choice of furniture for boys and girls
In both cases, the comfort of items for the child is important, but when it comes to boys, it is better to pay attention to multifunctional and practical furniture, which can be used as a repository for designer parts, toys, cars and other interesting things the boy needs. In this case, a multi-level shelving unit with a large number of open and closed compartments will come in handy. The boy’s room will be complemented by comfortable unusual furniture, for example, a pear chair. The bed should be solid, laconic, like a mini-sofa, sideboards or wardrobe: decorative details fade into the background.
A touch of tenderness is important for a girl’s room, the furnishings will breathe it if you choose a bed in light colors, a chest of drawers or a wardrobe to match with decorative handles or a beautiful painting. If you do not have the opportunity to purchase expensive furniture, you can furnish the girl’s room with more affordable furniture, but complement the image with a rocking chair, a light canopy over the bed, fluffy ottomans and a shelf with openwork details in the design.
Focus on quality materials
What is cheaper is not always worse, and high cost is not at all a guarantee of quality. But if you take responsibility for finding furniture for a nursery, you can find the best option: practical and affordable furnishings.
The environmental friendliness of furniture is paramount here, so you should think about purchasing a wooden bed, work or play tables and other items. Oak furniture will serve well and look soundly, but beech or walnut as the main material can be an alternative..
There should not be a lot of metal parts in children’s furniture, as they are quite traumatic and cold to the touch. The use of glass and plastic items is also not recommended..
Upholstery of upholstered furniture should be chosen natural, with an admixture of synthetic fibers for easier cleaning. But in general, the rule when arranging children’s rooms is less, but better, therefore, it is more appropriate to put two or three basic items from practical and environmentally friendly material than to clutter up the nursery with many things of dubious quality.
Every piece of furniture in the room where the child grows up must meet the requirements of unconditional safety.
Choose from two options for filling with children’s furniture to stay confident that the child is not in danger of collapse of the shelving or falling from a wobbly chair.
If the bed is necessarily with strong fasteners, the wardrobe is low and stable, and the shelves are securely mounted, but light.
There are very convenient options for cabinet furniture, represented by built-in wardrobes, open shelves, and work tables with pull-out elements. Such furniture is placed along walls or in niches, thereby saving space for outdoor games for a toddler or for an older child. Built-in pieces of cabinet furniture will not turn over, they are reliable and compact, and also spacious, so the rest of the furniture may not be needed.
The second option for furnishing a nursery is modular furniture: freestanding dressers, bookcases, shelves, consoles and wardrobes. When choosing them, pay attention to the fact that each item is stable (on low wide legs, or without them) and commensurate with the dimensions of the room – there is no need to clutter up the valuable area.
If the room has a bunk bed, in addition to the strength of the supporting elements, the ergonomics of the steps leading to the upper shelf is important: it is better if the stairs are made of wood, with wide treads and a non-slip roller.
Make sure that all the corners of the furniture are rounded and smooth, the wooden elements are free of roughness and burrs, then your peace of mind will not significantly disturb anything.
You buy furniture for a children’s room, which means that your children should like it and suit them according to their age and needs. An older son or daughter can be consulted about what items he needs and which he can do without. It is better for the baby if the environment is light, filled only with top-priority furniture, which can be further supplemented with other items..
But in general, children between the ages of 3 and 7 will feel more comfortable if the furniture is sized appropriately so that it is at the level of the child’s eyes, and not threatening «watched» down on him.
Postpone the purchase of a cabinet, let it temporarily be replaced by a low chest of drawers, and toys can be stored in bright containers on light but durable shelves of a neat shelving or floor shelf.
Secrets of furnishing a room with furniture
Space zoning also works great in the children’s room: the child has an area for work and creativity, games, relaxation. For each functional area, you need to choose the right furniture: in the playroom, these are poufs, containers or a chest for toys, in the creative area – a desk or a low table and chairs for drawing and modeling, whatnot; chest of drawers or closed wardrobe can be placed next to the bed.
In a room where two children of approximately the same age live, you need to make the space comfortable for everyone: visually divide the room into two parts, in each of which put a bed, and replace the common wardrobe with two identical dressers at the foot. Instead of two work tables, it is better to mount a long tabletop along the wall, put chairs and provide high-quality work light for each of the children, especially if this area is not near the window.
These simple furnishing techniques will help unload the room, zone it, and provide privacy for both children..
Alternatively, in the common nursery, you can install a bunk bed or two with working corners in the lower tiers of each.
Furniture in the play area
At a certain stage in a child’s life, his room contains a play area, in which special furniture can also be placed: for outdoor games.
Its assortment is represented by different slides, swings, ladders, poufs and children’s houses. When installing their parts, it is very important to carefully and slowly carry out the installation, fix the fasteners. All furniture for games must be strong and stable enough, but not too heavy, and its shape – streamlined.