Now that that children have gone back to school, it’s time to tackle the chaos that’s been wreaked over the Christmas holidays! If your child’s room is looking a little worse for wear, think about investing in some new furniture to smarten it up this year.
New chairs and desks are a must-have for school homework, and means all the clutter can be kept in one place. A new desk and chair could even encourage your child to enjoy doing their homework! Here are our top ten picks.
1. Industrial desk, Vincent and Barn
Sure to find favour with the most super-cool teenager, this industrial-style, compact desk has plenty of storage. Made from metal with a galvanised, lacquered and painted metal finish, it’ll stand up to plenty to less-than-careful treatment. It costs £365 from Vincent and Barn.
2. Children’s white desk and chair, The White Lighthouse
A very small, neat desk with a matching stool, this is ideal for a first desk for children aged 3 to 9 . The desk top lifts open for storage of paper, pens and pencil. With measurements of 57cm h x 55cm w x 48cm deep and a sturdy construction, it will last them until they move up to an adult-sized desk. £65, available from The White Lighthouse.
3. Oak mini stroller desk in yellow, MADE
Based on the original adult-sized design, the Stroller Desk has a sleek, Scandi look. Designer Steuart Padwick has reduced the scale for 10-13 year-olds, but it still has the sleek tapered legs and Bauhaus-style handles of the parent version. The pop of colour on the legs and drawers make it bright and fun, and the legs are solid oak while the desk top is veneered in oak. £229, available from MADE.
4. Qubix industrial desk, MY Furniture
Part of the Qubix collection, inspired by early 20th industrial and institutional design, this desk is made from solid oak and steel. Ideal for smaller rooms as the open construction gives a feeling of space, it’s been inspired by vintage British school desks. Complete with pen rests, two drawers and quirky flip-up lid – providing plenty of space to store and easily access possessions. £249 from MY Furniture.
5. Quill desk, Loaf
If you don’t have room for a desk, this bureau/pull out writing desk could be the answer for occasional use. It’s a chest of drawers with a pull down top, so you don’t compromise on storage space but have a temporary writing surface. Handmade from solid reclaimed fir recovered from old buildings with vintage-style bronze handles, it costs £695 from Loaf.
6. Milligan retro multi drawer desk, Atkin and Thyme
To fit in with a traditional decor, how about this Milligan retro five drawer desk with an eclectic mix of iron, bone and cut glass handles? It would make an eye catching centrepiece for any home or work office. Made from sustainable mango hardwood, it’s the perfect size for a desktop or laptop computer and won’t take up too much space. £399 from Atkin and Thyme.
7. Keira office chair, MADE
This office chair has a quirky side – upholstered in pale grey fabric, the copper base adds a touch of glamour. Designed to support your arms and back while working, the sleek minimal lines mean it will fit into any decor. £149, available from MADE.
8. Alice stool in grey, Rose in April
Using a stool that can be completely concealed under the desk when not in use is a great space-saver. This Alice stool with contrast colours of neon yellow and cement grey is made from beech wood with water based paint and finish and costs £60 from Sisters Guild.
9. Alexus desk, Sweetpea and Willow
For budding architects or style queens, this Alexus desk will give them a great start in lide. The eye-catching silver drawer handles and geometric legs give the classic wood a contemporary twist. £546 from Sweetpea and Willow.
10. Star white wooden chair, Kids’ Concept
This hand made wooden white chair is both sturdy and practical. A great accessory in a nursery or bedroom, and just the right height for younger children, it costs £49 from Kids’ Concept.