Creating a nursery for your soon-to-be baby is an exciting task, yet one that requires a balance of quality, style, and practicality. We spoke with Phil Taylor, Design Director at leading British baby brand Silver Cross, to help identify what parents should consider for providing the best environment to last beyond the early months.
What should parents consider when purchasing furniture?
Choose something classic that will still be stylish in years to come. If you’re looking to keep furniture for the long term or grow your family, chose designs that will last beyond the early months and make your investment worthwhile.
How can parents plan for longevity?
Buy furniture that can grow with your little one: such as cot beds that become toddler beds, deep drawers with room for bigger clothing, and rails that can be height-adjusted for growing children, for example. However, practicality doesn’t mean you should compromise on style. Currently, white spaces and high gloss are in fashion. Furniture such as Silver Cross Notting Hill and Soho not only stay on trend but feature soft closing drawers and dividers to make the most of space.
At Silver Cross we have designed a range of timeless furniture styles to suit all tastes, which can be personalised and updated with soft furnishings from our bedding range.
What should parents look for when purchasing furniture?
High quality durable furniture meeting safety standards is essential, but flexibility for growing children, and assembly services can often make a difference when choosing which range to buy. For example, Silver Cross offers a complimentary build service that is extremely helpful for new parents.
We go the extra mile by sending a team to assemble your furniture if you buy two or more pieces – a service that ensures your nursery furniture purchase is a stress-free experience.
Versatility again is another key point. Keep in mind that by the time a baby is just a year old, they will have had a nappy change thousands of times, meaning parents should consider a comfortable and safe changing table. Choose a design that also functions as a table or dresser to use once babies are clean and dry. In most Silver Cross designs, the surround of the changer top is removable so that the dresser remains a long-lasting staple in the room.
Why choose Silver Cross designs?
With every new furniture collection, there’s always something extra special. For instance, the latest design, Soho, is the big idea for small spaces. Soho consists of a full-size cot bed with three adjustable height settings, making it suitable from birth to approximately four years old and is ideal for a small space. That’s alongside an innovative dresser combo with both hanging and drawer space so there’s no compromise on space. Soho’s most impressive feature is a hidden changing table which can be folded away when not in use for maximum space-saving flexibility.
For more info check out the Soho Nursery Furniture video here.
Top tips for picking furniture:
- Consider timeless styles together with quality and space
- Plan for practical longevity without sacrificing style
- Look for versatile furniture that will adapt as baby grows
- Surpass your expectations with trusted brands that offer more
- If you’re short on space, try furniture with a small footprint but internal space-saving solutions