This feature appeared in Tiaralestari’s print magazine

How to make a piece of bedroom furniture last from the time your baby is born until they leave for uni.

The decor of a child’s bedroom can, and should, evolve as they do. Whether it’s a baby’s nursery, a play space or a chill-out teenager zone, little touches can make all the difference to them — and you. One chest of drawers can be reinvented for every age.  


Begin as you mean to go on: a practical tallboy with multifunctional drawers will start your baby off on the right foot and last through the years. Use soft textures and gentle colours in your decorating.


For the under 10s who adore pink, add a touch of their favourite shade to the tallboy with new pastel knobs — and a sumptuous canopy will have her feeling like she lives in the tower of a castle.


With so much going on elsewhere in their lives, it’s vital a teen’s space is somewhere they can totally relax. Upcycle the tallboy with the latest in leather tab handles to make an individual statement.