The Little Mermaid theme or a visualization of sunny fields, designing a room for kids requires a lot of thinking. Getting it right is imperative, after all nobody wants to disappoint their child. Kids’ furniture is not merely a scaled down version of adult furniture. In fact, kids' furniture needs to be sturdier for all the monkey business that it’s going to be prone to. So naturally, choosing something that can take all the beating and is soft and warm takes due consideration. We have answered those first basic questions that every parent might want to know about before decorating their kids' room.
1. Material: Since the kids’ bedroom furniture is susceptible to more wear and tear, it is a must that you choose right kind of material. Furniture like beds, cribs, tables and chairs, study tables come in a lot of varieties. However, solid wood furniture made out of pure Sheesham or Teak is more durable and long lasting. Also it is important to ensure that the material is water resistant and fire resistant. Metal is another kind of material commonly used for kids’ furniture. Bed frames made up of metals like iron and stainless steel prove to be great for the long run.
2. Dimensions: For comfort and safety of a child, it is advisable to keep in mind the dimensions of all the furniture in a kids’ room. The average height of a table for a child between 3 to 10 years of age should ideally range from 20 to 27 inches; and that of a chair should be 10 to 15 inches. If you are going for bunk bed, make sure it is not higher than 90 inches and the gap between two bunks is within 30 to 40 inches. A child’s study table shouldn’t be higher than 20 inches in the age group of 6 to 10 years. Further, there should be ample space in a kids’ room for various activities. Hence, the furniture pieces should ideally be placed 2.5 to 3 feet away from each other.
3. Designs: Leaving behind plain cots and square tables, today there are plenty of designs for kids' furniture. Starting with the beds, at Stitchwood there are various designs like bunk beds, beds with attached side tables, with drawers, and beds cum bookshelf. Table and chairs boast of smooth edges and a creative built to maximize the fun at activity time. Cribs and cradles are built with sturdy slats and hinges to avoid any accidents. Cabinets, chest of drawers, and bookshelves are built with low height and ample of storage area to store everything, from clothes, books, to toys. Moreover, there is a wide range of upholstery, from different colors to different materials, to complement any design that you prefer.
4. Hardware: Fixtures and closures form a vital part of kids' furniture. Hardware like door knobs, handles, levers on drawers, side rails of a bed, and more, need to resilient and appealing. Material like brass and aluminium are generally used for manufacturing hardware parts of furniture. Since these metals are more pliable and less prone to rusting, they provide optimal use for frequently used furniture. Further, for a kids' room secure and compact hardware is ideal to prevent any mishap. All the kids' furniture at Stitchwood comes with top grade hardware, which is tested and safe for use in a kids' room.