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The junior Deco edit: 18 stylish buys for kids rooms

Give the little ones in your life an early initiation into the joys of good design with our edit of furniture and accessories

cube chair by bekind
Bekind.

Good kids room furniture should be practical but, more than that, it should also be beautiful. Whether you are looking to completely redesign your little ones room with inspiring decor that will boost their imagination or simply want to find that one new item that will give your kid’s sanctuary an instant style boost, we have the pieces that will do the job. Storage ideas, kids beds, miniature takes on classic chairs, even playful accessories – it’s all present and correct!

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1 ‘CH411’ table and ‘CH410’ chair, Carl Hansen & Søn
‘ch411’ table and ’ch410’ chair, carl hansen søn
Carl Hansen & Søn

Crafted by Hans J Wegner as a gift for his friend’s son, these enduringly stylish pieces are produced using FSC-certified beech and slot together like a pleasing puzzle. The set is sure to inspire a long-held love of good design in young users. £376 for the chair, skandium.com

2 ‘Kasbah’ polar bear rug, Doing Goods
kasbar polar bear rug from amara
Amara

We all know from Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials that polar bears are noble creatures and now children can experience their majesty and magic in their own room with a hand-tufted rug. £92, amara.com

3 ‘Trotter’ chair, Magis
trotter chair by magis
Magis

What’s more useful than a kids seat that your child can wheel around with them? This one is designed to function like a wheelbarrow for a fun take on functional furniture. Designer by Rogier Martens back in2015, it’s still bringing joy today. £247, utilitydesign.co.uk

4 Wooden storage box, Lego
lego wooden storage box
Lego

Perhaps the world’s most famous children’s toy – Lego is an abbreviation of the Danish word for play well – the brand’s beloved blocks make the perfect form for stackable storage – especially when crafted from dark-stained or soap-treated wood. £174.99, johnlewis.com

5 ‘Up Step’ stool, Ferm Living
up step stool by ferm living
Ferm Living

Give the younger generation a step up (literally) with this practical piece of furniture that’s available in red, beige or black. Ideal if you want your child to reach the kitchen countertop to help out with baking, or be able to get their favourite book from the shelf. £114.88, fermliving.com

6 ‘Busenkel’ duvet cover, Ikea
kids room furniture busenkel duvet cover ikea
PER LIEDBERG

Big top style is the ideal way to bring fun and flair to a kids room. With bold stripes on walls and ceilings seen in the playrooms of several interior designers’ offspring – see our edit of inspiring kids room decorating ideas – this duvet set is a way to try out the look without even picking up a paint brush. £27, ikea.com

7 ‘Eames’ elephant, Vitra
eames elephant by vitra
Vitra

Whether you love them as decorative objects or as handy stools for little bums, these colourful elephants designed by the lord and lady of mid-century design, Charles and Ray Eames, make a fun addition to kids rooms and play areas. £219, johnlewis.com

8 ‘Ice cream’ mirror, EO
eo ice cream mirror
EO

Give your kid’s room an injection of summertime cool with this mirror by fun children’s furniture brand EO. Shaped like a traditional lolly, it is the ideal addition above a bed or desk. £98.95, scandiborn.com

9 ‘Twist’ kids cutlery, Georg Jensen
twist kids cutlery by georg jensen
Georg Jensen

Designer Alfredo Häberli drew the fun characters that make up this four-piece cutlery family. Made of mirror polished stainless steel, the set is hardwearing as well as entertaining. Mealtimes will always be fun with these practical dinner guests. £75, georgjensen.com

10 Elephant rattan bookcase, The White Company
elephant bookcase the white company
The White Company

Who said bookcases have to be boring shapes? Why can't they be animal shaped? This elephant storage unit has just enough space to artfully display favoured toys, books and trinkets. Plus, none of the shelves are higher than little hands can reach. £245, thewhitecompany.com

11 ‘Tripp Trapp’ chair, Stokke
cube kids room seat by bekind
Karl Helge Skytterholm

Investing in pieces of furniture for your child can be disheartening when they grow up so fast, but this design by Peter Opsvik – celebrating its 50th anniversary this year – has the unique selling point of adapting as your child’s needs change. £209, stokke.com

12 ‘Knox Spindle’ bed, Habitat
knox spindle kids bed by habitat
Habitat

Single bed, chaise longue, sofa… this stylish piece of children’s furniture does it all. Its birch wood frame and spindles give this piece a look that belies its affordability. Plus, its scandi-style looks are unlikely to go out of fashion. £380, argos.co.uk

13 ‘Series 7’ chair, Fritz Hansen
series 7 childrens chair by fritz hansen
Fritz Hansen

Reissued for young design fans in a smaller size back in 2005, this classic chair by Arne Jacobsen is also available in pastel blue and white, with powder-coated metal legs in matching hues. £257, skandium.com

14 Peanuts towels, Zara Home
peanuts towels by zara home
Zara Home

Take a dip or a shower with Snoopy, the beloved character from the Peanuts cartoon. Available as a hand towel and a larger bath towel, this set is perfect for youngsters (but likely to be just as coveted by their parents!). From £15.99 for a hand towel, zara.com

15 ‘Little Architect’ desk, Ferm Living
little architect desk and chair by ferm living
Ferm Living

Is your offspring drafting tomorrow’s landmarks or doodling pictures of the family home? Either way, feed their creativity and ambition with this miniature and minimalist desk. It’s available in five muted colours and a matching chair is also available. £249, twentytwentyone.com

16 ‘Flexa Dots’ storage bench, Nubie
flexa dots storage bench by nubie
Nubie

Kids’ rooms deserve furniture that works hard. This simple but effective bench by Nubie offers a place to sit, but also a place to store toys, books and more. It is available in five shades, but we are rather fond of this ‘Natural Green’ variety. £129, nubie.co.uk

17 ‘Cube’ chair, Bekind.
cube chair by bekind
Bekind.

Founded by two dads, Lars Theenhaus, Philip Dabrowski, Bekind. is dedicated to creating sustainable, practical furniture that feeds into children’s imaginations. This chair, they say, is not just a chair – it can also be a step for adults, a coffee table or even a playhouse. From £166, kiddesso.com

18 ‘Up Junior’ armchair, B&B Italia
junior up chair by bb italia
B&B Italia

Designed by Gaetano Pesce, the ‘Up’ armchair is an instantly-recognisable design icon that can be found in some of the most stylish homes around the world – as well as the most luxurious kids rooms. £1,420, innes.co.uk

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