When I first started looking for furniture for Lucy’s “big girl” room, I had a really hard time finding what I wanted. I wanted something modern, without being cold and sterile. I wanted something with clean lines that would adapt to any style I (or eventually, she) chose. I also really wanted her to have a trundle under the bed for eventual sleepovers. Oh, and it had to be affordable! Did you get all that?
I lucked out when I found Argington. Their Ayres twin bed and trundle in all white is exactly right. It’s a platform style, with extended sides, which make the bed feel wider and take the place of a bedside table. The trundle can serve as an underbed storage drawer, or it can hold a mattress for overnight guests. You can also purchase matching wooden bed rails, which install right to the bed—eliminating the need for bulky mesh rails.
When it came time to buy Finn a twin bed, I knew this was the one. Instead of all white, we chose a combination white & cherry, which kept things bright but added a masculine touch. And we lucked out with our timing, because they were discontinuing that color combination and we snagged all of his furniture at a huge discount!
And the bookcase… oh, how I love the bookcase. The Eiffel bookcase is a rectangular cabinet that is short enough so the kids can reach everything in it and on top of it, but wide enough to hold lots and lots of books—and even some toys. The open middle is a perfect place for displaying stuffed animals (or “stuffies”, as Lucy calls them). But the best part is the doors. No matter how hastily the kids (or I) may put books away, everything looks as clean as can be when you close those doors. Genius! This was one of the only bookcases I could find with doors and, again, this was a no-brainer when it came time to buy a bookcase for Finn (see his white/cherry version below).
All of Argington’s furniture is made from renewable, sustainable wood with zero emissions, and all glues, stains and finishes are HAP free, 100% non-toxic and low VOC. And, right now, if you use the code AYRES at Argington, you can get the Ayres twin bed (in White or Ebony) for 40% off with free shipping! That’s an amazing deal!
Have you shopped for children’s furniture lately? What was your criteria?