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What does your baby/kid furniture look like?

medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
We did all natural wood when decorating the nursery, as well as my son's room. But I'm looking to do something different...I'm just not sure what.

Here's what we did (there's also an armoire against the wall that's not in the picture):

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I'm sort of over this natural furniture phase. I'm thinking I'd like to go with a bed like this (I'm not crazy about the rest of the furniture):

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  • geekygeeky Posts: 4,995Registered Users
    Natural wood, shaker style from Gothic Cabinet Craft. I wanted something neutral that would last through the teen years.
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  • Brown_Eyed_GirlBrown_Eyed_Girl Posts: 1,353Registered Users
    I think the white furniture is pretty, but it doesn't seem to take the wear and tear as well, and white really shows smudges and dirty fingerprints. (I've noticed this on a white bookcase and white trim, and there aren't even any children in my house yet.)
  • rainshowerrainshower Posts: 4,420Registered Users
    both our kids have shaker-style wooden furniture, one in cherry, one in pecan.

    i like the shaker look because it can't get dated. all you have to do is change the style of bedding and you can give the room a different look.

    my husband and i have a classic shaker king head/footboard. even though it's beautiful wood, i'm really not feeling it anymore. i want to change our bed to just a wrought iron headboard, no footboard. we'd still keep our mattress and springs and also the dresser and chest because the knobs are worn metal and would match the kind of wrought iron i'm hoping for.

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    ^^ this is most like what our kids' beds look like, only one is in cherry and the other is pecan.
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  • deezee02deezee02 Posts: 1,509Registered Users
    Dark cherry wood.

    My sister had white furnature growing up. right now, since she is on college it is still in my parents house. She managed to trash the top of the dressers growing up, so my mom has to replace everything.

    I had a natural/osk color and I was able to take it with me.
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  • subbrocksubbrock Posts: 8,212Registered Users
    we have dark cherry wood too. crib, changing table, glider, and soon to be armoire...
  • inheritedcurlsinheritedcurls Posts: 2,954Registered Users
    We have dark walnut. It's a very dark brown...almost black looking.

    I love it. There are a few bite marks on the crib....but you don't really notice them.
  • webjockeywebjockey Posts: 2,786Registered Users
    We have nothing because baby doesn't have a room in our tiny house. We both like european style/modern furniture. I like black, but hubby would probably lean towards a birch.

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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    We did all natural wood when decorating the nursery, as well as my son's room. But I'm looking to do something different...I'm just not sure what.

    All my kids have natural wood furniture. I don't love it, but it was very economical to continue the theme, because I've been able to switch pieces amongst them and always have it match.
  • PhDCowPhDCow Posts: 1,621Registered Users
    The demons have matching twin beds circa 1950. Colin has an art deco dresser. Emma's got my old childhood furniture (ivory with gold hardware). Clearly, style wasn't one of our priorities.
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  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I just bought this set for DD. 0900631b812770afM.TIF?wid=250&hei=250&op_usm=1.5,.8,0,0&resmode=sharp

    But I bought two addtional matching pieces (a tall dresser/chest of drawers and a bench). I spent literally 5 months searching for this. Then I stumbled upon it...and it was on sale! It was exactly what I was looking for. And DD's walls were already this color (the lighter of the two shown) and she already had curtains like these. I would have loved for her to have nice white and lavender bedding like pictured...but she insisted upon Li'l Mermaid or Spiderman. So I chose Li'l Mermaid. It ruins the look slightly but it's what she wanted so I went along.

    I love this bedroom set! I hope she does, too. I'm thinking about buying the headbord and footboard also in a full or queen size so that when she gets older, if she still likes it, we can give her a bigger bed but keep the same set.

    DS has a typical honey pine set from BRU that looks similar to the following crib with a matching changing table/dresser and armoire. (Hand me down from DD.)
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    This is his bedding, minus the wall hangings. (Thanks, Peppy.)
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  • geekygeeky Posts: 4,995Registered Users
    I love that bedroom set, Spiderlashes. I think it will be fabulous for every age from toddler to adult and I like that it is a little girly but not too girly.
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  • marielle448marielle448 Posts: 1,823Registered Users
    I like RCW's idea. Right now Ian sleeps in a twin next to our bed and it's just one of the bunk's from a bunk bed set. The boys' room is currently a toy containment area and a playroom. So it has two ikea units and a hand me down buffet piece that we use as a changing table.

    I'm hoping to get a flexabed system for when they start using their room for sleeping.
  • Brown_Eyed_GirlBrown_Eyed_Girl Posts: 1,353Registered Users
    geeky wrote: »
    I love that bedroom set, Spiderlashes. I think it will be fabulous for every age from toddler to adult and I like that it is a little girly but not too girly.

    I love it too. My bedroom is that lighter shade of purple, and I've always pictured it with white curtains, except I prefer something to block out the light.
  • medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
    This is my son's room:

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    I do get the idea of having everything grow with them and the idea of mixing different pieces. I guess I just think of the natural wood as a little too bland for a little girl's room.

    Anyone here have this color furniture in their daughter's room? How did you decorate? What accents did you use?
  • fuzzbucketfuzzbucket Posts: 996Registered Users
    Once Harry is out of the crib phase, he's getting my grandparent's old bedroom set, which is all maple with a full size bed. That ought to last him. Thu nursery furniture is white, but will be re-purposed for the guest room, which currently has the maple set.
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  • WileE-DeadWileE-Dead Banned Posts: 24,963Banned Users
    Well, for me, that one wall will absolutely not get painted over. The little one may end up in the guest bedroom :laughing7:

    I like the lighter wood too & that's what we we going for, something easy to incorporate into other colors when the little one gets older & just use accents, etc...

    Altho, I am of the mindset I can make it work..lol

    And I absolutely love the older furniture!
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  • medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
    I like the lighter wood too & that's what we we going for, something easy to incorporate into other colors when the little one gets older & just use accents, etc...

    If anyone has any ideas for me on how to "make it work", that would be nice. :)
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    medussa wrote: »
    This is my son's room:

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    I do get the idea of having everything grow with them and the idea of mixing different pieces. I guess I just think of the natural wood as a little too bland for a little girl's room.

    Anyone here have this color furniture in their daughter's room? How did you decorate? What accents did you use?


    As I said, all my kids have the natural wood furniture, including my daughter. What I did in her room was to get a natural wicker headboard for her queen size bed and that makes it seem a bit more feminine, and still "matches" the natural tone. She has light purply-pink walls and frilly curtains, with lavendar bedding and a silk fairy bower canopy thing that hangs over the bed. It looks quite girly.
  • cosmicflycosmicfly Posts: 1,814Registered Users
    Both of my kids also have the natural wood furniture. Not necessarily what I love, but unfortunately, I've been unable to buy them furniture, so I take what I can get. Maxwell sleeps in a loft bed, and there is a small dresser and shelf that slide underneath it. He also has an older chest of drawers that needs to be replaced that really isn't the same color and kind of irritates me. I think it makes sense to keep to the same color scheme so pieces can be repurposed as necessary, if that makes sense.

    Maya's room is girly in that the walls are a purplish pink, and there is (the remainder of) a fairy princess border (pink to match the walls, dark blue, and silver) (I say the remainder of because she was so kind as to remove part of it one afternoon when she awoke from her nap). Eventually, I might like to get her a more feminine bed (she currently is in a wooden toddler bed), and maybe replace the hardware on her dresser to make it prettier.
  • AmnerisAmneris Posts: 15,117Registered Users
    It looks like nothing because we don't have any, and no nursery - he sleeps in our room. But I love all the pics on this thread! I'm starting to think about a nursery, but he still wakes and eats too much for one.
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  • badgercurlsbadgercurls Posts: 3,077Registered Users
    Growing up, I had natural wood furniture similar to the furniture in your son's room. I picked it out myself in about 2nd grade and I still love it (though the pieces are now scattered throughout my younger siblings' rooms). I went through a bunch of different phases where I liked/hated certain color schemes and styles, but the furniture always fit because it was neutral. It worked well when I was going through my bright primary colors phase and had a BRIGHT red quilt, and later it looked great with a more delicate ivory and pink double-wedding ring quilt.

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  • nynaeve77nynaeve77 Posts: 7,135Registered Users
    My daughter's furniture is all white. We got it for free from my sis-in-law after her babies outgrew it...yay for free stuff. It's pretty cute, though. The crib has storage drawers underneath, and the changing table is attached. The dresser is just a basic white one. When she's old enough for a "big girl" bed, I'm not sure what we'll go with, since I plan to keep that furniture for quite a while!

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  • SweetPicklesSweetPickles Posts: 850Registered Users
    Aw, now I'm feeling bad/sad. Zora has the same thing we have ourselves: a *set* of mismatched, hand-me-down, whatever-we-could-round-up furniture. I seriously don't know when, if ever, we're going to be able to buy decent stuff that actually looks good and goes together. For any of us. Sniff.
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    nynaeve77 wrote: »
    My daughter's furniture is all white. We got it for free from my sis-in-law after her babies outgrew it...yay for free stuff. It's pretty cute, though. The crib has storage drawers underneath, and the changing table is attached. The dresser is just a basic white one. When she's old enough for a "big girl" bed, I'm not sure what we'll go with, since I plan to keep that furniture for quite a while!

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    See that horizontal bar where it folds down? That's a launching pad for climbing toddlers. That particular design leads to early crib escape and she will need a toddler bed very early, possibly by a year old. Manufacturers have changed that design on most convertable cribs now, because it was such an escape hazzard.
  • velvet pawsvelvet paws Posts: 1,250Registered Users
    We got distressed black nursery furniture for Lucas - the crib is one of those 4-in-1 type things where it converts from a crib to a toddler bed, a daybed and then a full size bed. We also have a matching tall dresser and we'll probably purchase a wide dresser with a shelf type thing that sits on top or an armoir to complete his room. I didn't really want anything that looked too babyish, as I hope to use all of this stuff for as long as possible for him.
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  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    geeky wrote: »
    I love that bedroom set, Spiderlashes. I think it will be fabulous for every age from toddler to adult and I like that it is a little girly but not too girly.

    I love it too. My bedroom is that lighter shade of purple, and I've always pictured it with white curtains, except I prefer something to block out the light.

    Thanks. I hope she likes it, too. So far, she seems to.

  • curlymelcurlymel Posts: 359Registered Users
    Audrey's crib and dresser are a dark honey color. When she is ready for a real bed, she will get our master bedroom furniture. It was my furniture before I left my parents after college and it really isn't our style now.
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  • medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
    Thanks for the suggestions.

    I like the idea of changing the hardware on the dressers and making the furniture more feminine with nice bedding.
  • cosmicflycosmicfly Posts: 1,814Registered Users
    Aw, now I'm feeling bad/sad. Zora has the same thing we have ourselves: a *set* of mismatched, hand-me-down, whatever-we-could-round-up furniture. I seriously don't know when, if ever, we're going to be able to buy decent stuff that actually looks good and goes together. For any of us. Sniff.


    Aww, don't feel bad, I'm in the same boat. Anything new that they have, my mom has bought for them. And forget about me- I don't even have a bed frame. Even my couch is a hand me down from my ex husband's parents.
  • Brown_Eyed_GirlBrown_Eyed_Girl Posts: 1,353Registered Users
    cosmicfly wrote: »
    Aw, now I'm feeling bad/sad. Zora has the same thing we have ourselves: a *set* of mismatched, hand-me-down, whatever-we-could-round-up furniture. I seriously don't know when, if ever, we're going to be able to buy decent stuff that actually looks good and goes together. For any of us. Sniff.


    Aww, don't feel bad, I'm in the same boat. Anything new that they have, my mom has bought for them. And forget about me- I don't even have a bed frame. Even my couch is a hand me down from my ex husband's parents.

    Same here. I've gotten some very nice hand-me-down livingroom furniture, but the bedroom is still a hodgepodge.

    ETA: I love looking at everyone's pics though!
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