Designer Children’s Furniture

How much furniture did you have in your room as a child? I’m guessing that if you are a child of the 60’s, 70’s or 80’s your bedroom will have been what we now term as ‘minimalistic’. Furniture, if bought new came in white MDF flat packs that never lasted more than a year, but more often than not we ended up sharing one wardrobe between six and having just one drawer each. posters barnrum

This recycling attitude has been revitalised since the recession. Furniture is no longer thrown into the skip to make way for new, it is now revamped and rejuvenated thanks to all those daytime DIY programmes. But perhaps also we understand the value of good furniture and are more willing to buy high quality furniture that we can pass down through the generations. Today’s modern designer furniture will most definitely end up on tomorrow’s Antiques Roadshow. So you are not just buying a piece of furniture, you are buying an investment.

Now if you were going to invest in something you would do your research first and take time over such an important decision. The same goes for designer furniture, you need to take your time to choose just the right piece (or pieces if you are feeling a bit flush!) that will take pride of place in your child’s room. So what to look out for in designer children’s furniture.


  • Possibly the most important consideration – make sure that your child likes the piece! It’s no use investing in a £1,000 bookcase if your child hates it and refuses to use it.
  • Don’t necessarily think it has to be timeless, often inspirational and wacky designs are the best pieces to go for as they will soon be regarded as ‘retro’
  • Don’t choose something delicate that your child will be too paranoid to use, furniture is meant to be fun, to be used and played with.
  • It doesn’t have to match. If there is one room in the house where you can get away with pick and mix furniture it’s in children’s rooms. Be bold!