Monday, 23 April 2012 4:21 PM
While mahogany furniture has long been a popular choice in lounges and dining rooms, it also works well in children's bedrooms. As well as looking great, there is a wide selection of products made from the wood to choose from, so you and your little ones can have fun picking out the items you like the most.
However, it's also worth bearing in mind the practical benefits that this wood can bring. If you've got particularly young children, you'll probably find they have mishaps in home - such as spilling drinks and breaking furniture - quite regularly. By choosing products made from mahogany though, you needn't worry that your little ones can damage it - no matter how boisterous they are.
Mahogany has long been regarded as one of the world's premier materials for high-quality furniture, both because of its robustness and ease to maintain, so if you choose it for your child's room you should find it is more than capable of withstanding any knocks and spills. If any accidents do happen though, the wood is very easy to keep clean, with just a quick wipe with a damp cloth all that should be required to remove stains.
The furniture's fantastic aesthetic appeal also marks it out as a good choice for children's bedrooms, particularly if you want to give this part of your home a classic, timeless look. Indeed, with many mahogany products based on the popular design trends of the Georgian and Victorian eras, you have the opportunity to establish a traditional, yet utterly stylish, space. Of course, kids are notorious for frequently changing their minds about how they would like their room to look, but as this kind of furniture complements a range of designs, it can be easily incorporated into whatever their current tastes may be.
In fact, it is worth bearing in mind the wide selection of solid mahogany furniture that is available allows you to pick items that are not only practical but also match your children's hobbies and interests. Kids who enjoy drawing pictures will love having a stationery box where they can put their pens, pencils and crayons away while they are not being used, while a mahogany bookcase gives plenty of space for avid readers to keep their favourite storybooks. Little girls who love dressing up, meanwhile, will be able to spend hours on end preening themselves in front of a mahogany mirror that features ornate carvings.
Other options include TV stands - that can not only be used to place a television on top of, but also games consoles and DVD players - and Georgian-style wardrobes. You'll find that the latter can include features such as panelled doors and brass swanneck drop handles that give it an authentic traditional look, while adjustable shelves give you an element of flexibility about how your child's clothes are stored.
Obviously, the most important piece of furniture in any bedroom is the bed. Choose one that's made from mahogany, however, and not only will your children have something comfortable to sleep on, it will be utterly stylish too. Before you get too carried away with picking items for your kids though, make sure you ask them about what their preferences are first so you can get products that both you and they will love.