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How to Make a Child's Room Safe So They Can Explore and Grow

by Kari Weingart

A toddler happily playing in a bedroom designed to be safe, comforting, and inspiring for her to grow and learn.

How to Make a Child's Room Safe So They Can Explore and Grow

Home is a sanctuary for you and your family, and your child's room should be a safe space for them. Designing your child's bedroom with unique and carefully crafted decor helps create a special space for your little one while giving you peace of mind. With thoughtfully chosen products, you can make a room everyone will feel excited to spend time in.

Age-Appropriate Beds

Children's rooms are used for more than sleeping, but your child will spend a great deal of time resting in their bed. Choosing a crib or bed that feels secure can give you both a good night's sleep.
For young children transitioning from a crib to their own bed, a convertible crib or a toddler bed with security rails is essential. Many of our toddler beds pair calming colors and sturdy builds that can ease the transition to a big kid bed. We’re particularly fond of Oeuf’s 2022 Classic Toddler Bed, offering a safe, sleek design.

The sturdy safety rails of this toddler bed make children feel confident about moving from a crib to a big kid bed.

Bunk beds are another great choice for siblings, giving them the chance to sleep near each other.

Calming Colors

Like any other room in the house, a color scheme defines a kid's room. Painting with soothing shades, muted hues, or colors your child loves can make their bedroom design perfect for playtime and bedtime. 

Pastel blues, light greens, muted purples and pinks, and soft whites all offer tranquility and safety. You can also go with a patterned wallpaper like this favorite safari print from Ferm Living:

A child enjoys pretending to be a lion in front of newly installed inspiring and playful safari-themed wall paper.

Play Nooks

A secret reading nook, hiding space, or pretend play toy gives your child a place they can use to take some quiet time or enjoy imaginative play, allowing them to feel protected in their bedroom. Play tents are one of the best and most space-saving options that offer your child an area to play and feel snug.

Children feel safe and comfortable inside this indoor play tent. Perfect for reading, pretending, and even napping.

Comfortable Rugs

Little ones will take tumbles, and the best way to prevent more tears is to lay a soft, cushioned rug on the floor. Floor coverings are especially useful in nurseries with hardwood or tile to give children floor space to comfortably play with legos, explore their bookcase, or cuddle with a favorite stuffed animal. Try a colorful option like this Monstera leaf-shaped rug from Lorena Canals, perfect for your nature lover.

Colorful, soft, and imaginative, this leaf-shaped run inspires children while helping them avoid bumps and bruises.

Artful Lighting

There are a million and one ways to incorporate calming lighting into your bedroom ideas. From nightlights that make your bedtime routine less stressful to overhead lighting that helps your little one wake up in the morning, adding extra light can make a room feel secure for you and your child.

Unique Décor

Making your child's bedroom safe isn't just about baby proofing. It's also about developing an interior design that matches their personality. Including art like mobiles, wall art, and home décor that fits their interests is a thoughtful way to ensure your child feels safe and at home in their own room.

Cozy Chairs

Adding a comfortable chair for you to use during read-alouds, cuddles before bed, or visits during playtime reminds your child that you're always nearby. Rockers like our Babyletto Kiwi Electronic Recliner let you spend time in your child's room without needing to crouch on the floor. 

This comfortable recliner is the perfect addition to any child's room. Perfect for reading time cuddles, and relaxing naps.

A relaxing chair also gives other family members a place to come play or read with your little one. As their love of reading develops, older children can even enjoy the chair as their own reading nook.

Creative Toys

When your child's bedroom also doubles as a place for play, including opportunities for creativity is essential. Whether it's a chalkboard for drawing, a tub of clay for modeling, or a box of dress-ups, giving your child the chance to express themselves can make their room feel even safer.

Furnish Your Child's Room with Natural, Sustainable Products

At fawn&forest, we choose our product collections based on safety and quality. Explore our selection of furniture, décor, and other nursery products to design a secure space for your child to safely play, sleep, explore, and grow.


Holiday Sale 2021

by Whit Weingart

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SALE ENDS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2021 AT MIDNIGHT MST.

 

 

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Black Friday Sale EXTENDED!

by Kari Weingart

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Black Friday Sale 2021

by Kari Weingart

SAVE 10% ON SELECT BRANDS

WITH CODE 

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SALE ENDS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2021 AT MIDNIGHT MST.

 

 

*Restricted brands not included in sale:
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* Cannot be combined with Rewards discounts*


EARLY HOLIDAY SALE 2021

by Kari Weingart

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*Restricted: Bumbleride, Monte, Stokke, Naturepedic, Babyletto, Ubabub, Nursery Works, Million Dollar Baby, Naturalmat, Baghera, & Oeuf.  
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Holiday Sale 2020

by Kari Weingart

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10% discount on select brands!

 

 Sale ends December 31 @ midnight MST.

 

 

 

Restricted brands not included in sale: 
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Black Friday Sale EXTENDED!

by Kari Weingart

Let's keep the party going for Small Business Saturday & Cyber Monday!

Save 10%  with code

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at checkout.

Sale ends Monday, November 30, 2020 at midnight MST.

 
 
*Restricted: Bumbleride, Stokke, Naturepedic, Babyletto, Ubabub, Nursery Works, Million Dollar Baby, Naturalmat, Baghera, & Oeuf.  
* Cannot be combined with Rewards discounts*


Black Friday Sale 2020

by Whit Weingart

Save 10%  with code

BLACKFRIDAY2020 

at checkout.

Sale ends Friday, November 27, 2020 at midnight MST.

 
 
*Restricted: Bumbleride, Stokke, Naturepedic, Babyletto, Ubabub, Nursery Works, Million Dollar Baby, Naturalmat, Baghera, & Oeuf.  
* Cannot be combined with Rewards discounts*


Early Holiday Sale 2020

by Kari Weingart

 

 

Save 5%  with code EARLYHOLIDAY at checkout.

Sale ends Thursday, November 26, 2020 at midnight MST.

 

 

*Restricted: Bumbleride, Monte, Stokke, Naturepedic, Babyletto, Ubabub, Nursery Works, Million Dollar Baby, Naturalmat, Baghera, & Oeuf.  
* Cannot be combined with Rewards discounts*


Well-Designed Play Areas

by Abbey Dunn


Children go from crawling to walking to dancing, jumping, and building; and it all happens so quickly! They need a space where they can experience active play but also enjoy quiet play. A well-designed play area gives boundaries while providing space for independent and peer play. 

A Place to Sit and Play 

An essential part of a play area is a place for kids to sit and play independently or with a friend. The P’kolino Little Modern Table and Chairs is perfect for this. With built-in storage, a chalkboard on one side, and moveable dividers, this set is the perfect addition to your playroom design. 

A Place For Creative Play 

A well-designed play area will give children visual cues of what type of play is where. A table set up suggests one should sit and play with small blocks, puzzles, and drawing tools. A cozy tent in a corner with throw pillows might suggest a place to read or play with a truck.  Another corner may hold a workshop outfitted with pretend play tools or a pretend kitchen complete with the accessories needed for creative play. By setting up these separate areas of play, you help give boundaries while letting them using their imaginations. 

Everything In Its Place

Everything has a place and teaching that at a young age will help in the later years.  A good storage system in the form of shelves, cubbies, or toy boxes is essential in a child’s play area design. The Oeuf Mini Library allows easy access and high function and is perfect for those looking for a larger piece of furniture with a duel purpose. The Oeuf Toy Store, on the other hand, is perfect for small spaces. With multiple sized cubbies, this is the perfect shelf for kids to learn to help to pick up since they can easily see where everything goes. 

At fawn+forest, the growth and development of children is an essential part of what drives us and our collection of playroom essentials were chosen with that same care. 

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