Children's room with a teepee and toys. 3d rendering

Shopping for children’s bedroom furniture involves careful consideration to ensure that the furniture is safe, functional, and suitable for your child’s needs and preferences.

Safety should be the top priority when choosing children’s furniture. Look for furniture that meets safety standards and doesn’t have sharp edges or small parts that could pose a choking hazard. Avoid furniture with lead-based paint or toxic materials.

Consider your child’s age and developmental stage when choosing furniture. For younger children, opt for sturdy and low furniture that they can easily access. For older kids, consider furniture that can accommodate their growing needs and changing preferences.

Children can be rough on furniture, so choose pieces that are durable and can withstand wear and tear. Look for materials that are easy to clean and maintain.

Measure the room’s dimensions before buying furniture to ensure that it fits comfortably without making the space feel cramped. Leave enough room for free movement and play.

Finally, involve your child in the decision-making process to ensure they like the design and color of their furniture. A child who feels a connection to their space is more likely to take care of it.

7 Children’s Bedroom Furniture Ideas

These elegant and quirky kids room additions are perfect for the young as well as the young at heart.

Tots Montessori Open Shelf, price on enquiry, available from Star Living. www.starliving.com.sg

Tots Montessori Open Shelf

The Montessori approach to education was developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, an Italian physician and educator, in the early 20th century.

This approach emphasizes the importance of independence, self-directed learning, and hands-on exploration in a prepared environment. Montessori classrooms are designed to facilitate the natural development of children’s physical, emotional, social, and cognitive abilities.

Open Shelves in Montessori Classrooms

In Montessori classrooms, open shelves are a fundamental element of the prepared environment. These shelves are typically low and accessible to children, allowing them to independently choose and work with various educational materials and activities.

The open shelf concept encourages children to take responsibility for their own learning and engage in activities that capture their interests and curiosity.

The materials placed on open shelves are carefully selected and designed to promote specific developmental skills. They often include a wide range of activities related to practical life skills, sensorial experiences, mathematics, language, culture, and more. The goal is to provide a rich and diverse learning environment where children can explore and learn at their own pace.

Tots Montessori Open Shelf, price on enquiry, available from Star Living.

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Gtv Waltz coat rack, $1,385, available from Space Furniture

Gtv Waltz coat rack, $1,385

Designed by GamFratesi, a Danish-Italian design duo consisting of Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi. They are known for their collaborative work in furniture, product, and interior design, often merging elements from their respective Danish and Italian cultural backgrounds to create innovative and unique designs.

Stine Gam is Danish, while Enrico Fratesi is Italian. They met while studying architecture in Italy and later established their design studio in Copenhagen, Denmark. Their combined cultural influences and design philosophies have led to a distinctive design approach that harmoniously blends functionality, craftsmanship, and storytelling.

Their designs often feature clean lines, subtle details, and a balance between tradition and contemporary aesthetics. They have worked with various renowned design brands and have gained international recognition for their work. Some of their notable design projects include furniture, lighting, and interior pieces.

GamFratesi’s designs have been showcased in major design exhibitions, and they have received several awards and honors for their contributions to the design field. Their work has resonated with people who appreciate the fusion of Scandinavian design sensibilities and Italian craftsmanship.

Gtv Waltz coat rack, $1,385, available from Space Furniture

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LUSTIGT Wall shelf, $9.90, from IKEA.

IKEA LUSTIGT Wall shelf, $9.90

The “LUSTIGT” collection from IKEA is a playful and creative line of products designed to encourage imaginative play, artistic expression, and fun for both children and adults. The products in this collection often focus on hands-on activities, artistic exploration, and creative engagement.

IKEA LUSTIGT Wall shelf, is priced at $9.90.

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Snowy bunk bed series, price on enquiry, available at KidsHaven

KidsHaven Snowy Bunk Bed

Children’s bunk beds offer several benefits that can make them a practical and fun choice for bedrooms.

Bunk beds are particularly useful in smaller bedrooms or shared spaces where maximizing floor space is important. By stacking beds vertically, you free up valuable floor area that can be used for play, storage, or other activities.

They can make sleepovers more exciting for kids. The top bunk can be a fun spot for sleepovers or hosting friends, creating a cozy and unique environment for socializing.

For younger children, the top bunk can serve as a transitional step towards having their own separate bed. It provides a sense of independence and responsibility as they learn to manage their own sleeping space.

Snowy bunk bed series, price on enquiry, available at KidsHaven

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Nara Coat Stand designed by Shin Azumi, Price from $1,297, available at Danish Design Co

Nara Coat Stand designed by Shin Azumi, from $1,297

The Nara Coat Stand is a minimalist coat rack designed by Shin Azumi. It is named after the ancient Japanese city of Nara, which is known for its historic temples and tranquil environment. The coat stand captures the essence of simplicity and utility, incorporating elements of both Japanese and Scandinavian design influences.

Shin Azumi is a well-known industrial designer with a focus on furniture and product design. He was born in Kobe, Japan, and later moved to London to study at the Royal College of Art. After completing his studies, he established his design studio, “a studio,” in London. Azumi’s work is characterized by its simplicity, attention to detail, and a harmonious balance between aesthetics and functionality.

Nara Coat Stand designed by Shin Azumi, Price from $1,297, available at Danish Design Co

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GTV Arcadia ottoman, $5,855, available from Space Furniture

GTV Arcadia ottoman, $5,855

GTV (also known as Gebrüder Thonet Vienna) is a company with a rich history in furniture manufacturing. It was founded by the Thonet brothers in the 19th century and is known for its innovative use of bentwood and its iconic bentwood chairs. The company is associated with creating timeless and stylish furniture pieces that often blend traditional craftsmanship with contemporary design.

GTV Arcadia ottoman, $5,855, available from Space Furniture

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Mezzo Collection, Fairytale Range

Remember when you were young and every day seems filled with wonders waiting to be discovered? Celebrate that youthful spirit in your child by creating a decadent space where they can wake up refreshed every morning, looking forward to taking those small but vital steps to becoming an adult. A growing zone to let the imagination run wild helps lay the foundation for your little one to look forward to achieving greater things in time to come.

Italian brand Mezzo Collection’s kids range, Fairytale, offers customised furnishing solutions

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