Tips for Choosing Kids' Chairs for the Playroom
If you're putting together a child's playroom, then it's important to choose furniture that is the right size for them. Kids furniture should be fun but should also meet their needs and be size appropriate. Follow these tips for choosing comfortable seating for your kid's playroom.
Types of Kids' Chairs to Consider
- Upholstered chairs: From arm chairs to recliners that have built-in cup holders, kids' seating is just as comfy as your seating. Tip: Look for a recliner that extends only when your child is seated.
- Rocking chairs: Give your children a self-soothing piece of furniture in which they can learn to relax. Look for a traditional rocker with slated back and seat or, for more versatility, consider indoor/outdoor vintage wicker rockers.
- Time out chairs: Although brightly colored with kid-friendly themes, low-to-the-ground wood or composite wood chairs come without padding to make the time out count.
- Desk chairs: These brightly colored task and desk chairs beckon kids to do their homework. Look for stable five-caster bases, height adjustability, and swivel capabilities. Computer chairs also come in sports themes, from soccer to basketball and football for boys and girls.
Look at Different Materials
You want to be worry-free when your child is playing with paints, crayons, and glitter, or even eating on a chair. A chair made of plastic or painted with a durable finish is the easiest to clean by wiping down. Other materials such as wood or metal are specifically made to be easily cleaned because when they're used to make a child's chair. Fabrics and faux furs typically need spot cleaning, and they're not as quick to clean up if your little one spills a snack. However, these chairs can be softer, cozier, and more comfortable to sit on for longer periods.
Pick a Fun Theme
Kids chairs come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and patterns. If the playroom has a design theme, find a chair that goes along with it. From fun animals to princesses to sports, chairs have fun designs that match your child's interests. If you haven't yet chosen a theme for your child's playroom, pick one that goes along with your child's personality. Even just choosing your child's favorite colors will entice him or her to spend more time in the playroom.
Relaxing in comfort is easy when your child has the right chair to settle into. Select a chair that helps you create a family-friendly hangout zone where everyone is welcome.