Children's rooms furniture and accessories
PUBLISHED: 01:17 13 June 2011 | UPDATED: 19:33 20 February 2013
There's a huge market now for furniture and accessories for children's rooms and nurseries. We have a look at some of the new kids on the block Compiled by Sue Campbell
At one time, furnishing a childs room was somewhat utilitarian. Smaller versions of what occupied mum and dads room was about as good as it got in the way of options.
Bit the market in childrens furniture, accessories and storage solutions has grown enormously over the years.
There are four fairly distinct markets - babies, toddlers, tweens (between toddlers and teens, and teens - and there is a plethora of companies out there in the region and on-line competing for our custom.
Claire Hornby, creative stylist at Barker and Stonehouse, says: Decorating a childs bedroom can be anything but childs play. Safety concerns and the pressure to create an area that is both restful and educationally stimulating can take the fun out of what should be an enjoyable process.
To avoid constant redecoration and tantrums, try to decorate in a way which will allow the room to develop and evolve together with your childs personality.
Try the Stompa Casa 8 Highsleeper, comprising a top bunk, pull out sofa bed and hidden storage areas with a ladder which can be assembled either side of the bed.
And childrens furniture neednt be twee. Barker and Stonehouse has childrens versions of some of our most popular pieces for budding fashionistas.
The stylish 1950s style childrens Rar rocking chair features a glossy white fibreglass shell, which sits on stainless steel legs and American walnut glides to produce a smooth rocking motion.
The market-leading nursery furniture brand from Canada is now on sale in the UK - thanks to the passion of a first-time father.
Monte Designs range of bespoke gliders and other high-end pieces are uber-chic and look at home anywhere in the house. Each piece of hand-crafted furniture can be tailored to suit any interior - from modern to traditional - to bring luxury and comfort to parents and children alike.
Designers Ralph and Michelle Montemurro founded Monte Design five years ago and created the original modern glider chair to support parents and their young children.
Now, CMT Distributions Chris Turness - a new father himself - is to begin shipping Monte Design products to the UK for the first time.