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3yr old's bedroom - do I choose a desk, comfy chair or floor space

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Justremember Mon 09-Nov-15 11:30:04

DD (3yrs) is having her own room soon.

Which of these do you think she'd get most pleasure /use out of (there's limited space):-

A desk
A comfy chair for bedtime stories (a papasan chair or something equally cosy and comfy for us both to sit in)
Empty floor space so she can play with her plastic tat toys

So far she has a bed, tall bookcase, and hidden cupboard in the wall for clothes.
Usually we read bedtime stories in my bed then transfer her to her bed once she falls asleep but once she has her own room, I'd prefer to read in her room. The head of her of bed is elevated, so I'm not sure we can both sit on her bed to read (maybe we can??)

Thurlow Mon 09-Nov-15 11:35:07

Floor space. Definitely floor space.

DD has a kids Poang chair that she never uses. We sit and read on the bed - just sit sideways, there's loads of room that way.

A desk is nice, but it depends whether you're going to be happy to let her use paints and colours etc in her room? We only let crafty stuff happen in the dining room (wipe clean table cloth and wooden floors) so I don't know how much use she would get out of a proper desk in her room. Instead she has one of these folding tables which can just be folded away after she's used it, which is pretty rare, tbh).

But floor space is always used. Whenever she plays in her room it just becomes knee-deep in tat...

Justremember Mon 09-Nov-15 13:47:41

Thank you, this is really helpful. I'll go with floor space! It's also cheaper!

SweetAdeline Mon 09-Nov-15 13:52:02

I think thurlow has summed it up well. She's years off needing a quiet space to do homework and you can read on the bed (plus any chair in my house would just end up covered in laundry).

yomellamoHelly Tue 10-Nov-15 05:50:28

Floor space definitely. Dd is really limited when she gets out her dolls house / pony palace / two pushchairs .....

doceodocere Tue 10-Nov-15 05:55:40

Floor space. With a couple of big cushions or a bean bag to relax on for reading times.

wallywobbles Tue 10-Nov-15 05:58:52

Floor space

VocationalGoat Tue 10-Nov-15 06:08:05

Floor space...and I can highly recommend IKEA Trofast storage for toys and clothes. My two youngest share a smallish room, so floor space is essential.

VocationalGoat Tue 10-Nov-15 06:10:10

Just to add, DH put a desk in the bedroom, which I got rid of for more floor space. The kitchen table is where homework and drawing happens realistically. The desk is a waste of space at this age.

Justremember Tue 10-Nov-15 23:22:10

Thank you everyone, this is really helpful.

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