For school-age children, go for wall-hung pieces to make space for a dedicated desk for homework. These compact wall-hung units can hold books, games and more. Battistella Klou open units in Fuchsia, from £100 for (H)32x (W)60x(D)30cm; Battistella Klou closed units in Fuchsia, from £125 for (H)32x(W)60x (D)30cm; Metro sliding door wardrobe, (H)228x(W)182.5x (D)67cm, £1,380 (not including installation); two-drawer bedside table, (H)38x(W)60x (D)45cm, £185, all made from laminated MDF, Go Modern
What to consider when choosing children’s bedroom storage
- A mix of bookcases, wall shelving, chests of drawers, cupboards and hanging storage is always useful in children’s rooms.
- Make sure you include plenty of open-style storage as well as closed units so that children can display their favourite things.
- Fitted furniture comprising a bed with storage will maximise the available space.
- With young children, keep as much floor space clear for play as possible. Choose wall-hung storage for a small room to make the most of the available space.
- Be aware of safety by fixing tall or heavy storage furniture to the walls so that it can’t be pulled over.
- Look for robust pieces of furniture and fingerprint-proof materials, and avoid storage that has glass doors.
- If you want to make your budget stretch further, choose storage that will work through the childhood years or can be adapted, rather than age-specific pieces.