Choosing Children’s Furniture Items

Choosing Children’s Furniture Items


By Claire Jarrett

Choosing children’s furniture items is an important decision when designing a nursery for a new baby. These furniture items are likely to be used in this room for a few years to come so they need to be carefully chosen, of good quality, and have a good aesthetic value. These items are going to come at a cost but there is quite a range of prices depending on where the parent chooses to obtain children’s furniture.

Matching Furniture

It is possible to purchase a set of nursery furniture that all matches nicely. These pieces may include a crib, changing table, and dresser. This option will be convenient for the parent because all items can be purchased in a package of sorts. Another option is to purchase the children’s furniture items separately, either matching or not matching. This may be a more expensive option compared to purchasing a package but nonetheless a great option for some folks.

Parents should beware when purchasing used furniture because it can be structurally dangerous for the baby.  It is unknown what that furniture has been through. Purchasing a used dresser might not be terrible, but any piece of furniture that the baby will be placed on or in it should probably be purchased new.

If a dresser is bought used it can save the parent a lot of money and can prove to be a fun project. If the parent is crafty and creative there are endless options to paint and add flair to the dresser to suit the design of the baby nursery.

Gifted Furniture

Nursery furniture does not always have to be purchased by the parent. At a time when a baby is expected, family and loved ones are very generous and provide children’s furniture as a gift. It may be wise for the parents to wait until late in the pregnancy to purchase furniture items for this very reason. It would be nice for new parents to be relieved of the duty of hauling these furniture pieces themselves.

Purchasing children’s furniture for the baby nursery is an exciting and important step for any parent. The child will potentially use this furniture for a few years so it is vital to put a lot of thought into this decision. Once the furniture is purchased there has been an investment made as the furniture will be trusted to provide for the needs of the child.

Author Information

Claire Jarrett writes on behalf of Nubie, who stocks Ferm living kids and Magis brands amongst many others.

Photo Credit: Lonnie Bradley


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