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Child's desk for 6 and 8.5 year olds

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Jennifersrabbit Fri 28-Nov-14 11:39:19

Hi

Any recommendations? DS 8.5 has particularly requested a desk for his room on which he can do his drawing etc - he really enjoys drawing and is not half bad at it. Homework is a poor second but may register at some stage in the next few years smile

DD 6 has jumped on the bandwagon and asked for a desk too - she is much more likely to do homework at it!

Any recommendations - IKEA looks a bit horrible and things like great little trading company a bit expensive! They both have IKEA furnished type rooms. Dd will need a new bed soon (titchy, still in a toddler one) so we might think about a high sleeper and desk underneath. DS has a single bed, can't have a high sleeper as he sleepwalks, and has a smaller room to fit stuff into so desk can't be too big.

Many thanks!

WhatWouldTheDoctorDo Fri 28-Nov-14 12:08:08

Hanging around for ideas as we could do with one too.

Ikea had a new high sleeper in this year - it was on display in my local store in white. It looked pretty sturdy - we got DD a mid sleeper from john Lewis last year, which was pretty pricey with the desk etc. but the ikea one was much cheaper and looked just as good.

JohnCusacksWife Fri 28-Nov-14 13:12:25

We've just bought 2 desks for our DDs rooms. Both from Ikea - the Micke workstation and Borgsjo desk - and not horrible in the slightest!

Jennifersrabbit Fri 28-Nov-14 13:15:40

Thanks I will have another look. I am not snobby about IKEA - entirety of kids rooms and 90% of house furnished courtesy of IKEA and usually pfefer it to much pricier stuff! Perhaps I was just looking at the wrong ones smile

WhatWouldTheDoctorDo Fri 28-Nov-14 13:57:04

I've just had a look and it was the stuva loft bed I saw. We have some stuva units in DS's bedroom and they're pretty sturdy and smart looking.

MissLurkalot Fri 28-Nov-14 14:40:50

We're getting this one

m.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/spr/09903014/

InAllFairness Sat 29-Nov-14 11:58:24

Mine both have ikea desks but there is space to do homework on and all their tat around the edge.

InAllFairness Sat 29-Nov-14 12:00:32

Mine have adult desks. The one in misslurkalot link looks a bit small for us but way more practical.

InAllFairness Sat 29-Nov-14 12:01:46

This is what mine have age 7 & 9

m.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/art/00214157/

kateecass Sat 29-Nov-14 13:34:29

My 6 yo DD getting white argos one for Xmas. Only just over £50. Room has got lots of furniture in already and she wants a flip lid.

www.argos.co.uk/m/static/Product/partNumber/1817924.htm?CMPID=GS001&_$ja=cgid:17470457553%7Ctsid:59157%7Ccid:199887753%7Clid:91623789993%7Cnw:g%7Ccrid:55565962233%7Crnd:5242997261932416695%7Cdvc:m%7Cadp:1o2%7Cbku:1

Jennifersrabbit Sat 29-Nov-14 15:37:44

Thanks all. Good recommendations. I was looking at those IKEA ones but maybe I just need to get over myself with them - think maybe they remind me of the office too much smile

Stuva units are nice, that's what dd currently has in bedroom so desk to match wd be good.

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