Who said that design was only for adults? Boosted by parents looking for practical and aesthetic children’s furniture, many brands – as confidential as they are demanding – have developed around their taste for innovative, minimalist and contemporary design.
While Scandinavian publishers are naturally overrepresented, creative brands dedicated to children are emerging in the United States, France, Italy and the Netherlands. In addition to decorative objects, they offer baby and child beds, dressers, shelves, toy chests, wardrobes, tables, chairs and even complete rooms.
How to choose your child’s furniture?
Do you want to build a baby or junior room? Discover the various criteria on which you lean to develop it.
Define precisely your needs:
Bed, changing table, chest of drawers, wardrobe, toy box, armchair … determine your needs carefully by thinking about how you will use the space. For example, an armchair can be convenient for feeding bottles in the middle of the night. The changing table can be installed in the room, but can also find its place in the bathroom according to your use. In short, think before you throw on your credit card.
Choose your baby and child bed with attention.
It is he who will guarantee the serenity of your child’s sleep. As much to tell you that this piece of furniture occupies a central place in parental concerns. With or without adjustable bed base? With or without removable bars? Foldable or not? You will find the criteria to choose your cot here, and your cot there. To discover a selection of design baby room, it’s here.
Select stable furniture and fix it to the wall.
With a child, a catastrophe is quickly arrived. Remember to fix the high furniture to prevent it from rocking, especially in old houses where floors and walls are not always plumb. You can also choose a wall-mounted changing table to save space.
Prefer the furniture with plenty of storage space for the baby room.
The compartments of different sizes optimize your storage by organizing it according to your needs and your habits. On the changing table, the storage will allow you for example to store care products and exchange. In the wardrobe, you can sort under, tights, T-shirts, vests, sweaters. What save time each morning.
Give importance to decoration in the baby room.
The decoration of the nursery is an important element, because it will allow your child to feel good in his space. Choose with your child the key elements on which you know it, such as frames, posters, objects or night light for example.
Choose non-toxic materials for the baby room.
Fragile, our baby need an environment as healthy as possible to evolve serenely. Our furniture unfortunately contains residues more or less toxic, which should be limited. Prefer solid wood furniture and avoid the agglomerate that releases formaldehyde. Ask about the products used to make the finishes. Many brands today use non-toxic lacquers or water-based paints. Choose a mattress made of natural material such as organic cotton or bamboo and favor oeko tex labeled textiles.