The arrangement of a children’s room is a very responsible and hard work. Any parent would like to buy safe, practical, beautiful and at the same time inexpensive furniture to create the perfect environment for their child. But as there is no perfect interior, it is unrealistic to find pieces of furniture that combine a good way the very best qualities.
Criteria for the selection of furniture for a children’s room
All the furniture, which will be used in furnishing a child’s room should correspond to the child’s age. Therefore, one of the most important criteria for selecting the bed, storage system, working place and game furniture is its presumable service life. It is obvious that the child is growing very quickly and it is already uncomfortable for them to sit at a small table on a low stool, the length of bed “is running short”, while the number of outfits fits in the storage system no longer. However, not every parent is capable of changing the full set of furniture every 2-3 years. Therefore, the perfect solution in choosing the furniture will be a model that can “grow” with your child. There is a lot of tables and chairs, the height of the legs and backrest of which can be adjusted for the height of a child. There are models of beds, which can extend in at least three positions lengths. Built-up racks, shelves of which can be arranged depending on the height of the child are also a great help in the formation of an environment, which will be comfortable for the child. Modular systems are also perfectly suited for the creation of an interior, which will remain relevant for several years.
With age, priorities of the little princess change and the room environment should change too. Over time, the play area is getting smaller, and more space is allocated for creative and school studies. Therefore, at an early stage it is important to try to choose the furniture that can be transformed with the changing image of the life of the little owner of the room. Toy storage systems can be equipped for storing book and accessories for creative activities, sports. The dressing table can be combined with a working desk, saving space and money. It is enough to equip the space near the table with shelves for writing materials, but do not forget to install a mirror and places for small things storing boxes.
The second important matter of choosing the furniture for children’s room is environmental safety. We are all aware that the room in which the child spends most of their time, should beautiful, comfortable, and also safe for health. We know that solid wood is the best material we can find materials for arranging a child’s bedroom. But when it comes to the purchase of furniture, we often rely on model photos from sites, order the furnishing online, saving our time and money. However, it is important to see the pieces of furniture that will be placed in the child’s room with your own eyes, to check all the certificates, manufacturing safety, working condition of all fittings, sliding, hinged and other mechanisms. With the help such a study, you will be able to put a tick in the next criteria for furniture selection for a child’s room – safety in terms of injury prevention.
Perhaps, the creation of an entirely non-traumatic environment in a child’s room is an impossible task. However, we can reduce the risk of injuries, pinching and other injuries. Most models of children’s furniture are made with rounded corners, surfaces equipped with special protective overlays, natural “breathing” materials are used for upholstery, and the filler is not able to harm the health, even if the construction will be breached. But you need to check all of these aspects out a need in the store or at home delivery. If you sign the documents on the compliance of the purchase with all qualities stated by the manufacturer, then it will be difficult to prove your case if you find defects or malfunctions.
And last but not the least criterion for the selection of furniture for a children’s room – it should please your child with its appearance and be easy to use. Very often, the child’s choice and our preferences differ and it may not be easy to find a “middle ground”. That is why a growing number of parents who, not finding a suitable model in furniture stores, are turning to manufacturing firms with individual orders. Of course, production of a custom furniture will be more expensive than mass market models, but the created set will be a harmonious complex, made of one type of material, with the general color palette and style. This furniture will perfectly fit into the dimensions of the room, meet the height of the child, their temperament and lifestyle preferences in the way of spending time.
The bed – a central piece of furniture
All of the above criteria for the selection of furniture, in general, relate to the choice of bed. Environmental friendliness, safety in terms of injury prevention, aesthetics and sympathy of the owner stand in the foreground. However, it is also necessary to consider some rules for choosing a mattress for the bed. An orthopedic mattress with a rigid frame, springs in individual segments and environmentally friendly filler if the best option for the health of the young child’s body.
In terms of bed design, there are plenty of ready solutions. However, there is hardly a girl who would not want to feel like a real princess. And the easiest way to create a palace atmosphere in a children’s room is with the help of a four poster bed. This can be a full-fledged frame for draping the sleeping place from all sides or a small canopy, allows to hide only a small part of the bed from the rest of space with a translucent fabric.
Talking about the palette choice for the bed and the rest of the furniture much depends on the color solutions taken for the finishing of the room. If the walls of the kid’s room are light or even snow-white, it is better to buy furniture of bright, contrasting colors. A lot of girls choose pink and purple shades whenever possible. However, there is a mass of options – keep the girlish nature of the room can be done even with using more vibrant colors for the furniture.
In turn, white furniture will look great even on the background of pastel tones and especially of striking surfaces or pattern finishing – it is almost a universal option. White color furniture is relevant at all times and suitable for arranging a room as for a baby and a teenage girl.
Storage systems – versions
If the room for a newborn baby had enough storage space in the form of the small chest, now the young lady will need a wardrobe. The chest of drawers will need to be higher, bigger and have safe withdrawable drawers, because the child must be able to get the necessary wardrobe items from the storage on her own.
If you decide to make a built-in storage system in the child’s room, execute it in a neutral palette and without pictures. If your child now loves bears or pictures of princesses, then, having become a teenager, the affection will pass, and the façade of the chest will have to be changed.
In addition to storage systems for clothes and accessories, you must organize fittings for placing toys, books, attributes for sports and creativity in the room. One of the simplest and most universal ways is using shelves with cells of different sizes. You can put the items directly into the cells or through intermediaries – containers, baskets. The universality of these shelves is that at first only toys may be stored in its cells, but all the necessary items for games, studying, sports and creativity can be added with the child’s growth and needs changing.
Storage systems and the rest of furniture in baroque style with many decorative elements – carvings and moldings, beautiful furniture, look the most fitting it in a girl’s room. In such a baroque interior, it is possible to feel like a queen, not just a princess, in particular, with adding appropriate textile design – many decorative cushions, beautiful bed covers with frills and ruffles, rich upholstery – to the classic furniture.
Working place or a zone for creativity
If a small table and a couple of chairs for the organization of doll tea parties and engaging in creativity is enough in the room of a little child, the room of a preschooler and schoolgirl should be equipped with an appropriate working place corresponding the age and height of the girl. In addition to the ergonomic arrangement of the working place countertop and a chair with a back (or an armchair), you must create a storage space near the place for storing writing materials tools for creativity.
If the child’s room area permits, you can add a pair of comfortable puffs (with frames or frameless) in addition to a standard set of furniture items. These furniture items do not take up much space, they are mobile and can simply be pushed aside to make room if necessary. But if friends come to the owner of the room, they will have a place to sit comfortably.
Furniture for a room of two girls
When designing the interior of a bedroom in which sisters reside, one of the major problems is the rational use of space. Most often, parents do not have the possibility to allocate separate rooms for a bedroom and a zone for games and studying. And you are lucky if the area of the room in which girls have to sleep, study, play, and even receive friends, has sufficient space. Quite often all the functional areas must be arranged in a medium-sized room. In this case, two-story designs, built-in furniture and a variety of transformers – sliding countertops, hidden storage boxes, folding mechanisms come to the rescue.
A bunk bed is an ideal option for the organization of a sleeping and rest area in a small room for two girls. Using space of the room in height, you will be able to leave more space for games, creative activities. There are plenty of two-storey design options. Here is a traditional model, which can be purchased as a turnkey solution in a store selling inexpensive household items.
And here is a custom-made set of two beds and a whole gaming complex, which includes, among other things, storage systems – it is a small world in which girls will be able not only sleep and rest but also come up with new funny ways of spending time.
The main problem for arranging the room is a location of two beds. In the case you don’t like bunk designs or they are not suitable for girls because of a great difference in age, you will need to decide how to arrange two beds in the common room. The layout of beds will depend on the size of the room, location (and quantity) of window and door openings. In fact, there are only two options – parallel and perpendicular arrangement of the beds.
If you place the beds perpendicular to each other along the walls, you can free up the maximum space for organizing games and creative activities. However, such an arrangement is not possible in every room. You can not place the beds by the window because this is the place where the heating radiator is located in the most Russian apartments.
The parallel arrangement of beds has more options. Of course, the best option is island installation of the beds – the structures touch the walls with headboards only, approach to the sleeping places is open from all sides. With this arrangement, bed-stand tables or small tables can be placed by each bed.
Even in a small, narrow room two beds can be arranged, having pulled each of them to the wall. With such a planning there is a place for only one table or small chest between the beds. If there is no possibility to equip the stand with two table or floor lamps, wall sconces can be used. In this way, you can zone the space for every girl, and also provide them with a lighting to read in bed before going to sleep.
The second problem of the interior design of a room for two girls is the lack of storage systems. In this case, it is necessary to use every opportunity – beds with drawers at the bottom, open shelves and small cabinet modules, suspended almost from the ceiling, storage systems, located around the doorway – this space is the most rarely used.
Examples of room arrangement for a teenage girl
If in the creation of an interior for a preschooler you can limit yourself to a consultation on the theme, color palette and style of execution of the room interior, with a teenage girl you’ll need to be in direct cooperation in the selection of all elements of the design. It is obvious that the interior of a teenage girl’s room includes a full-length bed, storage systems for clothing, footwear, accessories, a working area with a space to put a computer, shelves and drawers for books, documents and writing materials. When creation a design for a teen room there is no need to leave a space for games, you can install a bed box or a table stand near the bed, add a chest of drawers to the basic storage systems.