How can you replace your children’s bedroom furniture to suit their growing needs? With sleek design and adaptability, here’s a solution that will last the distance.
Dot and Cross grows with you
Designing a nursery is a beautiful experience, but not one that generally stands the test of time. Italian brand, Dot and Cross, addresses this practical issue with lashings of style. With the intention to create bedrooms that transform along with your kids, designers Margherita Rui, Daniele Bortotto and Giorgia Zanellato founded a children's furniture collection featuring convertible items that do just that.
It’s not all about practicality though. The sleek designs prove that kids' room ideas can be stylish too, enhancing the ability to see children through from their baby steps to the transient tastes of their teenage years. Meanwhile, you get to sit back and reap the rewards of convertible furniture, not the least of which is its aesthetic appeal. This really is one of those concepts that keeps on giving.
From cot to sofa
The star of the Dot and Cross brand is a cot bed that transforms into a sofa. A soothing, circular design provides the type of cosy environment that’s perfect for new-born babies to sleep in. Toddlers can start to explore in a safe space and the padding provides for freedom of movement. To make the transition easy, the mattress base features an adjustable height to switch from smooth baby lifting to more room for crawling. Children up to the age of 10 can benefit from the same, familiar bed transformed into a grown-up sofa just for them, with plenty of room for a couple of friends too.
For the sofa version, simply remove the wooden front side – though you might miss the visual appeal of the elegant, Finnish birch plywood. To top it off, bring your children’s bedroom ideas to life with different dual-colour versions. With covers made of 100 percent natural cotton fibres, choose from delightful shades of green, pink or light blue to pair with a sleek, white quilted fabric. In terms of practicality, this item features handy removable covers for washing, including on the all-important mattress.
Convertible furniture ticks all the boxes
When you add up all the benefits, you might wonder why you’d spend more money on furniture that only does one thing. Convertible furniture, especially when it comes to children’s bedrooms, is gaining in popularity for its budget-saving appeal. In addition, a range of benefits ensure the concept will thrive long past the trend factor. So, if you’re considering a home décor overhaul with one eye firmly on the future, look no further.
Imagine adding up all the time you spent searching for children’s bedroom furniture, whether it’s because little feet start to hang over the bed, or changing study requirements dictate a new desk. Along with cutting costs, convertible furniture takes the pressure off looming modifications, so you can rest easy in an adaptable environment. Better yet, instead of accumulating loads of stuff, it provides a sustainable way to update, while taking up much less floor space in your home.
In terms of design, the sleek nature of pieces like the Dot and Cross convertible cot allow you to maximise space while enhancing a contemporary look throughout your home. To complete the design, combine items with fun wall painting techniques, like stripes with on-trend colours that the kids will love, such as Sorbet or Marine Splash from Dulux.
It’s possible to transform your entire house with stylish, economical, functional, and sustainable items that make the most of your space along with your hard-earned cash.
Transform your home with convertible furniture
Children’s bedroom furniture that grows with them makes so much sense that perhaps it’s time to jump on board and use the concept throughout your home! Along with the Dot and Cross convertible cot, kids’ room ideas include modular bookcase units that adapt to your ever-increasing storage needs. Toddlers will love finger painting on drawing boards that switch to desks when it’s time to start studying. You’ll find change tables that transition to smart storage, bunk beds that switch from two to one, and stylish nesting tables to suit your space and daily requirements.
Moving through the home, we all know how handy convertible sofas are for sleepovers and visiting guests. Take the concept to new heights with hidden wall beds that feature shelves, coffee tables that transform for those never-ending birthday parties, and pop up desks to use anywhere you like. If you have a playroom just for the kids, convertible furniture makes it easy to pack everything up and leave plenty of space for fun. Stackable stools act as chairs and side tables, flexible organisers last the distance with changing toy preferences, and day beds with storage provide a functional spot for you whilst being a perfect place for the kids to take an afternoon nap.
With sleek design and functionality, convertible furniture makes it possible to transform your kids’ room ideas into stylish assets for your home that offer a wide range of solutions for storage, work, and play. Best of all, you can enjoy the benefits that keep on growing with your family.