Children's Furniture: What's Hot This Year? Children's Furniture: What's Hot This Year?


Anything goes for children’s furniture it depends on your design style or how your child wants their room to look. There are plenty of options for the child that likes a fun, creative, colorful room or the more mature child that likes a sophisticated classic design. 

Tips for buying children’s furniture 

No matter what type of children’s furniture you choose it should be well made not flimsy or easy to topple over. Make sure that paint on the furniture is lead free and look for durable furniture materials that can take scratches and spills. Cherry and oak are good for children’s furniture but pine will show the wear and tear that happens with children. Consider your child’s storage needs and what furniture pieces will fit in their room and still give them open space. 

Style and theme décor for children’s furniture 

Beds are found in traditional, country, contemporary or industrial styles. You can find beds shaped like cars or trucks for the adventurous boy or round 52 inch beds for a modern style. 

Bed styles for children’s furniture 

  • Bunk
  • Futon  
  • Canopy
  • Daybeds
  • Sleigh
  • Captain
  • Trundle 

Bunk beds come in double or triple stacked, or twin over full bed. The triple stacked bunk beds measure 86 inches tall. Corner style triple bunk beds have the upper bunks angled at 90 degrees with one lower bed and storage space. You can have L-shaped configurations or two separate twin beds. Combination bunk beds include sleep platforms with a desk, storage drawers, or play areas. 

Futon bunk beds consist of a twin bed over a futon couch. The futon couch is good for seating and pulls out for sleeping. 

A canopy bed lends a Victorian feel to a girl’s room. Sheer fabric used for the canopy gives the bed a light airy look. The bed frame is made from wood or painted iron. 

Daybeds are a versatile classic design. They are comfortable for both sleeping and sitting. Push them up against the wall to give the room more open area or place them away from the wall for more of a couch look. 

The curves of the sleigh bed’s headboard and footboard lend charm and elegance to a room. A sleigh bed is beautiful in stained or painted wood. 

A captain’s bed offers added storage. Below the mattress are two or more drawers for storing clothing, bedding or toys. 

The trundle bed is perfect for the child that likes to invite a friend over for sleepovers. Pull out the extra mattress when needed. 

Dressers and nightstands  

Armoires and three, four or six drawer dressers are available in wood or metal. Two or three drawer nightstands give your child more storage and a place for a decorative lamp. 


Provide a place for homework by picking an adjustable writing desk or a computer table. Desks with hutches on top offer work space and a place for books and other personal possessions. A vintage desk design in the schoolhouse collection from pottery barn kids adds a unique style to your child’s room. It is equipped with drawers that fit CDs, supplies, papers and files. For a more industrial look consider the metal locker computer desk. 

Toy Boxes 

Reduce clutter in your child’s room with a toy box. It gives children a place where they know their toys belong. Toy boxes have hinged tops that are domed or flat. Domed tops allow for more inside space but flat tops offer bench seating. Some models have castors for easy movement when cleaning. Toy boxes are generally constructed of wood or plastic. They are also available in special themes such as trains, circus wagons, fire engines and school buses. 


Child sized upholstered chairs come in themes and floral patterns to match any room design. Chairs have pine frames and can be custom made. Fabric prints include animals, ocean, bugs, western, sports, and planes, trains and cars. 

Artistic children’s furniture 

If cost is not a concern, there is no limit to how you can furnish your child’s room. A boy that dreams of being an astronaut can fall asleep in a bunk bed that is a replica of a space shuttle. Your princess can have her very own Cinderella pumpkin coach bed. An accordion dresser combines fun and function. There is a table that looks like a group of mushrooms in muted blue and orange with a brown base. Dressers that resemble skyscrapers and chairs made of piled together stuffed animals create a whimsical atmosphere. 

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