Kids grow up, but they don’t have to grow out of their stuff
There is a challenge that every parent faces: with a child’s tastes and preferences changing so quickly – to say nothing of the fact that they grow like weeds – it can be difficult to buy kids’ furniture for the present, but with an eye toward the future. With this dilemma in mind, we’ve come up with some kids’ furniture ideas and decor picks that will stand the test of time in your child’s bedroom or be repurposed in another area of the home. Who knows; they might eventually become family heirlooms, too.
Bed, lounge chair and desk – what more could a growing, Zoom-learning kid need? And with its compact footprint, this all-in-one furniture solution can fit even the smallest bedrooms. From $4220 at Gautier.
With solid English walnut construction, Mash Studios’ LAX series storage bench provides ample stuffable space that can stand up to even the rowdiest kid (and, much later, their rowdy kids, too). $1350 at Neat.
Don’t hide Monte Design’s Jackie Rocker after it’s done with nursery duty. With mid-century inspired design, including walnut rails and chrome or rose gold copper legs, it’s worth keeping out in the open. $1395 at Kids at Home.
Takeshi Sawada’s artful deer-like chair is guaranteed to become an heirloom, if not the family pet. Tykes will want to pet the plush faux-fur seat while they relax against the antler backrest, made from solid European oak. $358, at Ella + Elliot.
Blush pink, etched with a diamond pattern and treated to matte gold hardware, the ash and poplar veneered Jewel dresser strikes the difficult balance between timeless and cheerful. $1200 at Crate and Barrel.
Don’t worry: ideas for kids furniture haven’t gone to the birds. With its glossy resin body, craning brass neck and opal glass diffuser, Pablo, part of Viso’s avian-inspired Feathers collection, is good fun; functional, too. $1208 at Viso.
Copenhagen’s Ferm Living designs home goods that are both eco-friendly and stylish. Case in point: their Round Dorm shelf, which hangs from the wall to save valuable floor space and display you or your kid’s favourite knick-knacks. $208 at Advice from a Caterpillar.