Many people may consider wooden furniture much too sophisticated to be used as children’s furniture, but there are many options when you need to model a bedroom or other area for children. While you may prefer something a bit on the elegant side, you may also find many wooden choices that are playful and whimsical. In any case, it is important to consider all the pieces you need.
Of course, most people build a bedroom motif around the bed. The benefit of a wooden bed is that they can last for a long time. There are lots of choices in wood including cherry, mahogany and pine among others. Wooden beds also come in different styles such as platform beds, which can be very ideal for smaller rooms that can use a bit more storage space.
Dressers/Chest of Drawers
Depending upon the age of the child, a dresser may be a bit too sophisticated for some children. However, all children will need a chest of drawers in order to store clothing and other materials they need. Fortunately, there are many options available, so you can choose a chest of drawer to match a bed or go in another direction in order to provide some variety and uniqueness to a bedroom.
Toy chests like this one in the Woodwork Mary collection from Saffron & Lewis may also be a necessity for many children. One of the nice things about toy chests is that they can be converted to other storage space if your children ever outgrow their toys. Furthermore, with a wooden toy chest, you can repaint it with the changing tastes of your children. For instance, a chest can start off in bright vibrant colours, but muted colours may turn out to be your child’s taste.
Children of any age can use a wooden bookshelf in the room. Wooden shelves have many advantages in that they can match almost any kind of décor. Furthermore, there are some designs in which the shelves are adjustable, so you can accommodate books of many sizes. Whether you read to your child or your child reads, you can make a bookshelf part of his or her bedroom.