From the age of 6, the desk becomes an indispensable part of your child's daily life. Homework, creativity, drawing and manual work start to appear and occupy your toddler's days. That's why Rêves et Merveilles has selected for you a range of functional and playful desks to accompany your child's daily life, and this, from their youngest age.
Our favourites: the Bohème desk from Bonton or the ergonomic and practical products from Oliver Furniture.
Before the question of design or decoration of your children's room, the dimensions of the child's desk must be taken into account in the choice of it. Essential for comfort and good posture, it is necessary to adapt the dimensions of the desk to the size of your child.
In order to fully appropriate their work space and encourage them to work in good conditions, children's desks must be totally suitable for them.
Therefore, choose a desk at the ideal height for your child, not too high, not too deep, not too small, not too big.
Choose a desk where the top is at elbow level. With this posture, your child will not need to bend over too much to write, nor will he or she be too tense if it is too high. The elbows are the ideal place to agree on a good position for your child.
Some desks have standard dimensions such as 75 cm high, 60 cm wide and 50 cm deep.
However, if these measurements do not match your child's height and build, you can also find desks with adjustable legs. These adjustable desks allow you to choose the height that best suits your toddler.
This type of desk is the perfect alternative. You can adjust the desk to your child's height, but it can also be used for several years as your child grows.
You can also opt for an evolving desk, which will follow your child throughout his/her school years.
A little advice:
When your child is writing on the desk top of a children's room desk, he or she should not have to lift their shoulders or forearms. If this happens, the size of the desk chosen is not suitable.
In addition, his knees should be at about 90 degrees to his chest. This is a good alignment of the spine and a suitable position for manual work or schoolwork.
Don't hesitate to optimise your child's working space but above all to maximise space by opting for various storage options.
First of all, you can choose a drawer desk. A desk with drawers is ideal for helping your child to be more organised and to adopt a healthy and tidy working environment.
There are desks with a column of drawers on one side, two columns of drawers on each end of your furniture or even compartments underneath the desk top positioned in different ways. As an example, Rêves et Merveilles has selected the Oliver Furniture children's drawer desk which is practical and functional thanks to its various storage units located under the desk top. These storage blocks will allow to store notebooks, pens, books... everything that allows him to meet his needs and to organize his work sessions.
In addition to this, a pretty desk lamp, a pencil holder and other accessories will help him to optimise his children's desk and to be tidy in order to be more productive in his tasks in his children's room. The choice of lamp and lighting is an essential point.
Similarly, for your child to feel 100% comfortable, he or she needs a good seat to create good posture all the way. A desk means a chair. Children's desks and chairs should be comfortable. Therefore, opt for a padded seat that also adapts to your child's growth. The ideal alternative is adjustable chairs that allow you to choose the height according to your child's height. Your little boy or girl should not have their legs hanging out from under their desk. Choose a chair where your child's feet are flat on the floor so that they can concentrate. In order to gain stability but also concentration, choose a chair without castors.
The children's table should be attractive, tidy and pretty to make your child want to work and practise.
In addition to its functionality, the children's room/office in our homes must be aesthetically pleasing. The child's desk must therefore be in keeping with the rest of the room.
Choose the desk according to different visual criteria for a good harmony within the room.
According to the theme of the room. For example, a princess room, a circus room, a car room... adapt the materials and the style of the desk.
Then choose according to the colours of the furniture in the room. If flashy colours prevail in the room, opt for a white children's desk to soften the space and not overload your child's room.
On the other hand, if the interior is rather soft and refined, you can have fun with the choice of children's desk, such as a wooden desk for example, or even more original models, such as a hutted desk.
In short, the patterns, materials, colours and textures of your child's space should be taken into consideration when choosing the design of their desk.
Choose also according to his tastes, needs and desires to engage him in the choice of his workspace and also to make him enjoy the time he will spend on it.
There are a number of features to consider when choosing a desk for your child. First and foremost, the dimensions. This will ensure that your child has a good working posture and does not lead to back pain or back problems in the future.
Also, make sure you use different accessories for your child's work area. A tidy and harmonious place will help your child to work and concentrate. Desk lamps, drawers, storage columns and pencil pots are ideal for accompanying your child's work.
Also, don't neglect the design of this piece of furniture. Wooden desks, white desks, vintage style desks and many others are available to suit all types of worlds, styles and decoration.
Adapt the dimensions, decoration and storage of your child's workplace to their age. Remember that as they grow up, their storage needs will also grow as the number of materials increases.
The size of the desk should also change as your child becomes a teenager, for example. You can reuse the first desk chosen for your second baby.
Similarly, the decoration and visual aspect of the structure can vary according to your child's desires.
Our favourites are the lovely vintage-style school desk designed by the young Belgian brand IN 2 WOOD which comes in many colours or our child's cabin desk which reminds us of the famous architect's desks with the tiltable desk.
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