The cliché is true – our children really do tend have better clothes than us parents. But stylish as they might be, no outfit looks so great when it’s strewn across the floor with nowhere to go. For their ever-blossoming fashion sense, a child-friendly wardrobe is a must.
One that they will enjoy having in their bedroom and be able to select their own clothes with ease as they get older. Of course, if kids had their own way, their furniture choices might not be quite what Mum and Dad would choose! But here, we’ve found a selection that children will adore and you’ll be thrilled to buy too.
When selecting a wardrobe to purchase, it’s worth considering whether or not you want this piece of furniture to be one that lasts for many years. If you’re after a temporary solution in early years, splashing out isn’t necessary – there are loads of budget-friendly options that will do the job well. If you would love a wardrobe that might see your child into their teenage years, it might be worth spending a bit more for something really robust and larger in size.
Our favourite kid’s wardrobes, however, are ones that you can adapt or even grow to suit your child’s ever-changing needs. As with almost every aspect of parenthood, this sort of versatility can be extremely helpful!
Here, we’ve rounded up a selection of children’s wardrobes that we think will please everyone in the house for a variety of reasons and, regardless of price, are suitable for children in terms of robustness and safety.
Fantasy Fields Magic Garden Dress Up Station
Hand-carved clothing rail decorated in fairy garden design with non-toxic paint
This dainty little hanger will add a truly magical air to your child’s bedroom while offering them the chance to start getting independent with their outfit choices. Everything is within arm’s reach for a toddler here and the solid wood construction and water based paint means that parents don’t have to worry about any nasty chemicals.
It’s easy to set up and ready to go, with four delightful wooden hangers included in the price. But although extremely pretty, this rail is definitely on the small side – perfect for a select few outfits that need to be hung but an accompaniment to other furniture rather than a standalone piece. Fortunately, this gorgeous clothing rail comes as part of a whole Magic Garden range, so there’s plenty for you to choose from to fully kit the bedroom out.
Kousi Portable Wardrobe
Customisable, kid-friendly clothes storage
The brightly coloured, friendly faces of the characters featured on the KOUSI portable wardrobes are what will overjoy children, but for parents it’s the customisable potential of this wardrobe that makes it a real winner. You can configure the boxes in almost any way you wish and add or take away storage space as you need it.
The stainless steel frame and polypropylene resin construction makes for a wonderfully light but sturdy wardrobe that goes together with ease and can be wiped down clean in moments. But be warned, some parents have found that it can also be quite easily taken apart by toddlers with curious minds!
Happy Beds Explorer Space Ship Wardrobe
Brightly coloured rocket ship wardrobe with matching bedroom set available
Let your little explorer’s imagination run wild with this enchanting space rocket wardrobe, complete with generous hanging space and bottom storage shelf.
This fun space-themed furniture is one of the most exciting we’ve come across and the solid construction means this can be a fantastic play piece in a child’s bedroom, as well as somewhere incredibly cool to keep clothes!
If you’re daunted by assembling flat-packed furniture, you’ll be delighted to read that this wooden wardrobe (and the rest of the Explorer range) can be simply slotted together, jigsaw-style.
East Coast Nursery Toulouse Wardrobe
Vintage style wardrobe made from sustainably sourced wood
The first thing worth noting about this wardrobe is that the designers obviously understand the needs of a child with lots of clothes to put away. Unlike other offerings, the cupboard of this wardrobe rather cleverly conceals not one but two hanging rails at half the height of the usual full length (which obviously isn’t really required for small-sized clothes!), in addition to a single drawer.
The vintage style, French Grey finish and ornate metal handles all make up the attention to detail that gives this product its aesthetic appeal. The fact that it’s also made from sustainably sourced solid wood is also another huge plus. It also means it not only looks great but makes for a durable item.
A matching cot bed and dresser are also available to complete the room set. Alternatively, you can select from the other East Coast grey pieces, which colour match perfectly.
Tutti Bambini Lucas Wardrobe
Classic sleigh design wardrobe made from solid wood
A wardrobe doesn’t need to be garish to be adored by kids – this classic sleigh style is undeniably beautiful and part of a gorgeous full nursery set. Made from New Zealand pine and MDF, and designed with the highest standards of quality and safety in mind, you can expect this product to stay a part of your family for many years to come.
The soft-close cupboard comes as a welcome addition (as any stealthy parent knows, the less potential noise in a nursery the better!) as will the smooth gliding, slow shutting drawers, helping to avoid trapped fingers.
This is a large wardrobe for a little one, with plenty of space for hanging, folding and storing on shelves, in drawers and in the cupboard. And it’s sturdy too, which means it will take a little longer to assemble, but it’s worth the wait!