What Equipment for Children’s Room? Part II

If a children’s room is to be equipped for use by two children, the choice of a bunk bed can be a great advantage. A bunk bed has two standard size beds that are stacked so that only the space of a single bed is required. However, the upper bed is usually not suitable for children under the age of six. Otherwise you should try to clarify in advance which child wants to sleep where so that there is no argument afterwards. You can find some more information on this in our sleep magazine article: Loft beds for the children’s room .

If quality was invested in the first large bed and a model that was as timeless and versatile as possible was chosen, the child does not necessarily need a new one as they grow up. However, we recommend checking the mattress and replacing it if necessary. Most of the time, the requirements for the sleeping pad change with puberty.

What do you have to consider when choosing seating furniture for the children’s room?

In the baby room it is pleasant when there is a seat available for mom and dad. For this purpose z. B. a rocking chair in which the baby can be comfortably rocked in the arm. For breastfeeding or to give the bottle, you can also put a special breastfeeding chair in the nursery. These seats are characterized by a lower seat height and flat armrests, so that the feet can be comfortably placed on the floor and the baby can be held in a comfortable position.

Play chairs or special children’s chairs with adapted seat height offer smaller children – especially in combination with a matching table – a perfect area for painting and playing in the children’s room.

Later, depending on the size of the room, you can accommodate a flexibly usable sofa bed, bean bags or floor cushions in the children’s or teenagers’ room .

What is the best way to set up a work and study area in the children’s room?

As soon as children go to school, it is advisable to set up a work or study area in the children’s room. If there is not enough space in the children’s room, a corner in the dining or living room can alternatively be set up for the child to study.

In any case, the child should be provided with a suitable desk and chair. Models that can be adjusted in height are advantageous, so that the children’s desk and desk chair can “grow” with the child. Under certain circumstances, it is also advisable to choose a desk with a tiltable top and / or additional storage space.

The study area should be well lit. A focused work light is recommended to promote concentration. Articulated lights or other adjustable desk lamps are ideal. If the child is working on the computer or laptop, a ceiling washlight is ideal for pleasant background lighting.

A pin board for the visible placement of the timetable, notes and other important information at the workplace is usually a useful addition.

How much storage space do you need in the children’s room and how can this be created?

Wherever you sleep, play and study, you naturally need a lot of storage space to properly store clothes, toys, school supplies, etc. Nowadays, or in this country, there are seldom built-in cupboards in bedrooms and children’s rooms, so that “movable” furniture and furnishings are necessary to create the necessary storage space.

Anyone who opts for a changing table or a changing unit and a dresser instead of a changing table for the baby room equipment has already “gained” the first storage space. This is ideal for children in infancy for storing rompers, laundry, diapers and care items. If the child no longer needs to be swaddled, a joint decision can be made as to whether the chest of drawers should continue to be used for laundry (underwear, nightwear, socks, tights or bed linen ) or e.g. B. to be used for toys.

A small closet is ideal for normal clothing. Well-suited children’s wardrobes are available both as a component of a baby room or children’s room program and in a neutral design as individual children’s furniture in a neutral design. The older children get, the more clothes they usually have to hang up on. If there is no space for a wardrobe in the room, you can also get a roll stand or attach a clothes rail to a shelf or in a niche.

For safety reasons, tall and / or heavy furniture in the children’s room should always be anchored to a wall. This is not only recommended for the wardrobe, but also for any chests of drawers that may be present.

Small children get more independence when shelves, clothes rails and / or clothes hooks are at a height they can reach. In this way the child has e.g. B. the opportunity to try it all by yourself with clothes.

Winter jackets, thick sweaters or even spare bedding can be stowed away very easily in bed boxes.

For toys, especially if the children are still relatively small, we recommend a “mobile” solution in the form of play boxes that can be carried into the living room or into the parents’ bedroom if necessary. In addition, wall boards and shelves are ideal, where z. B. books, games or cuddly toys can be accommodated.

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