Whether you’re looking for designer-style beds or rugged outdoor play stations, you’ll now know where to go!
One of the ways to help your children settle into a new home or environment is to give them ownership. So if you’re trying to get your kid to move out of your room into her own, or are trying to get her settled after relocating, creating a room that’s solely her space, and getting her involved in the décor (let them pick the complementary items like rugs or a lamp or pictures to put up) will help. Not sure where to start?
We’ve done a round-up of some of the best kids’ furniture stores here, and don’t worry, we’ve taken all the important things into account – aesthetics, safety, durability, functionality, and most of all – fun!
For Colourful, Fun Decor
Cluny Court at Bukit Timah is the go-to place for mini furniture. Look out for The Children’s Showcase and its treasure trove for all things playful, colourful and fun. They also have tons of toys to keep the little ones occupied while you shop in peace.
#02-31-33 Cluny Court, Tel: 6474 7440.
For Time-Saving Online Shopping
Ni-Night has a showroom but you can shop online for a full range of baby cots and beds (storage beds, loft beds, bunk beds and trundles) made to ISO certification. They’ve also got an adorable collection of chests, bedside tables, study desks and bookcases. Grab some matching Australian bed linen to top it all off! Price of furniture is inclusive of local delivery.
7 Joo Chiat Place, Tel: 6440 7567.
For Fairy Tale Rooms
Whatever your little one’s desire, Piccolo House can help make their little wishes come true. Decorate the bedroom in a theme of their choice or fill the playroom with ideal tot-sized chairs and tables, complete with wall decorations and creative jigsaw floor mats and rugs.
#01-63 (Lobby D) Ubi Techpark, 10 Ubi Crescent, Tel: 6743 8884, and #01-32B The Grandstand, 200 Turf Club Road, Tel: 6763 3612. Order online.
For Furniture That Grows With Them
Founded in Denmark, Flexa specialises in practical Scandinavian interior solutions for kids, using only non-toxic and environmentally-friendly materials such as medium density fiberboard (MDF), and pine and birch wood. All Flexa products are designed to create a safe and stimulating environment which adapts, grows and transforms to meet children’s ongoing developmental needs.
Apart from regular mini furniture sans sharp corners and edges, they also sell separate bed parts, such as slides and ladders for bunk beds, so that every piece of furniture literally “grows as your child grows”.
For Solid Pinewood Furnishings
Looking for a loft bed with a slide or a sturdy computer desk set? Ibenma Trading is your one-stop centre for high end children’s furniture made from 100 percent solid Finland pine wood, so you can be assured you’re bringing great quality and durable furniture home.
#04-38 Funan Mall, 109 North Bridge Road, Tel: 6337 7476.
For Great-Value Designs
Well known for affordable prices, unassembled DIY furniture and choice of colours, all kids’ furniture at IKEA is thoughtfully designed to be age specific. Where else can you get a market stand, furniture for her favourite dolls, a play kitchen or even a balancing bench?
60 Tampines North Drive 2, and 317 Alexandra Road, Tel: 6786 6868.
For Clever Space Creators
You’ll appreciate the clever designs at Junior Suites, which specialises in space saving mini-furniture models, designed to maximise available space without compromising on comfort or functionality. Come here for creatively designed stow-away beds with drawers and hidden utility compartments.
#05-07 Toh Guan Centre, 21 Toh Guan Road East, Tel: 6515 3013.
For Older Kids & Tweens
Using only 100 percent plantation recycled wood, sustainably-grown hardwood and sturdy MDF panels, Littlewode brings you their wooden Huckleberry Collection for the older boy, and selections like the Angel and Chloe super single beds your tween daughter will love. Space-saving yet good-looking trundle and storage beds are also available.
#02-03, 9 @ Tagore, 9 Tagore Lane, Tel: 6459 9677.
Time For Outdoor Fun
If you’ve got the garden space, the right furnishings and stations will keep them occupied for hours.
- At Toys R Us, you’ll find all things outdoorsy, ranging from jump-and-slide castles, trampolines, kiddy motorbikes and cars, and inflatable castles and tents. Visit Toys R Us online for the store nearest you.
- Head to J-Kidz and start creating your own mini outdoor playground. Best of all, you can do all of your buying online.
- Besides baby essentials like strollers and car seats, Aprisin’s the place to go for giant playhouses, scooters, swings, slides and climbers from Little Tikes. #B1-02 Entrepreneur Centre, 50 Tagore Lane, Tel: 6336 8311.
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By Priyanka Elhence, The Finder, July 2015