Is it possible to create kids bedroom furniture that combines functionality and good looks?
Here at Nest we have no doubt that the answer is yes!
When talking to and collaborating with our European suppliers, we have recognised a marked shift in the furniture market from designing a product to designing a solution within a price point.
When sourcing products for our range we search for the best solution at a realistic price rather than looking for the product itself.
We think about what a Nest customer would truly value and then balance that between product features, quality and affordability.
We look for products that offer our customers innovation, flexibility and longevity but still look great!
2020 has been a challenging year for many families. Following the world’s work/study from home experiment, the impact of COVID-19 has forced a rethink on how we design residential interior spaces.
Our kids need sufficient space and privacy to enable them to study and relax within their home environment.
So we ask, what problems do we need to solve for our customers? Knowing our customers’ needs and expectations helps us evolve our offer in the right direction.
Nowadays we need flexible room layouts, adaptable for kids to be able to do a range of different activities within the space.
Increasingly the bedroom is becoming the child’s living room. They do more things in it and spend more time there. So mostly our product is about getting as much usefulness out of what is often a limited space – and still making that space comfortable and inspirational for the inhabitant!Chris Lusty
Managing Director, Creative Director, Furniture Designer at Little Folks Furniture
These are our top 5 tips to consider when designing a genuinely versatile bedroom for your child with the space and functionality they’ll need:
1) It is important to remember that your kid’s room is their own, to be used by them. Many parents believe that giving them some control and a space to call their own is psychologically important. It makes sense to therefore involve them in the redesign from the beginning.
2) A room design should provoke emotions, should make your child feel good and create happiness and calm. As kids grow older, their minds are stimulated by their environment. They need to like their bedroom environment.
3) When it comes to choosing a paint colour try and settle for a timeless style that will last for years. Nobody wants to repaint all the time! Neutral colours are generally going to be more versatile and better long-term picks. The look and feel of the room can be adapted with a wide variety of more colourful accessories or accent pieces of occasional furniture.
4) It is important to cater for emotional and functional needs simultaneously, for example strategic storage solutions are key to keeping clutter at bay. Our mind cannot live completely independent from our environment; therefore, keeping a bedroom tidy, organised, and clean is significant.
5) In today’s world, one piece of furniture must fulfil several different needs – be it the need for rest, work or play. An all-encompassing piece that has so many different uses makes it very cost effective as well!
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