The most essential nursery items for any new family.
As most new parents know, kids don’t come with an instruction manual. Lucky for you, when it comes to kid’s bedroom furniture, we’ve got the low down on all the pieces you’ll need until you’re shuffling them out the door for college. For all you new (or soon-to-be) moms, here’s the guide to nursery basics you’ve been looking for.
Dressers are a must for baby’s essentials, and if the room allows for it, look for an option that’s large enough to grow with your child as they get older. Many full size dressers from retailers like Crate & Kids and Pottery Barn Kids have coordinating changing table toppers that sit perfectly on top of dressers, giving you added functionality and versatility. You can even purchase changing table covers that coordinate with your crib sheets! Wardrobes, armoires, and chifforobes are also great options for larger clothing storage, especially if the inner shelves are adjustable so you can re-organize your storage as your needs change over time.
With all nursery furniture, it goes without saying that safety is of the utmost importance. Along with looking for non-toxic finishes, avoid sharp corners, and for any taller pieces of furniture along the walls, ensure you have the proper fixtures to attach them to the wall.
For toy and book storage, modular pieces are a great option for flexibility in terms of becoming a piece that can be used as your child grows older. Cubby systems like the KALLAX shelf unit at Ikea are also super customizable in terms of adding doors or bins to suit your storage needs.
Not sure where to start when designing your child’s room? Our designers are experts at marrying form with function and can help you design a room that your child can grow with.