The little ones never seem to tire, they are full of energy! So much so that at the end of the afternoon it seems that a tsunami has passed through his bedroom. The toys appear scattered here and there and a trunk then becomes a great alternative to bring order to chaos.
The trunks they allow us to keep children's toys organized. In addition to practical they are a fantastic option to decorate the bedroom or the children's playroom, providing in each case the desired style. In wood, metal or wicker, can become a positive point to convince the little ones to pick up their toys.
It is important that children acquire certain responsibilities. Collect toys and dolls , after an afternoon of games, it is a good way for the little ones to acquire positive routines. Having a physical place for everything is essential to teach them, hence boxes and trunks become a great tool.
A trunk for toys It is one of our favorite options for this purpose, among the many that exist. Why? Because by definition they have a cover. Once the toys are collected they are out of sight, helping to maintain the order of the rooms in which they are located, whether in the children's room or in the family room.
Chest for toys: Types and styles
There are many varieties of trunk to have toys ordered. We can find variants of wood, wicker or metal with varied designs. When it comes to decorating a children's space, the options grow as there are many children's furniture companies that create exclusive designs for the little ones.
Trunk for wooden toys
Wooden trunks are the most common in our homes. In natural tones they can provide the bedroom with rustic and / or industrial touch very interesting. You will find them in light woods, the favorites to decorate spaces of Scandinavian inspiration; in dark and veined woods, appropriate to reinforce the rustic ambience of a space; and decorated with letters and large metal fittings in order to provide this industrial trend today.
But it is also possible to find painted trunks and even with patterned patterns. There are many companies that have thought of children when designing these trunks and have opted to paint them in bright colors or draw on them star motifs, among others. Beyond color, there are chests that play with the design and incorporate pieces shaped like a cloud or animals.
Wicker toy chest
The wicker trunks are returning to take a major role in our homes. We use them in the bathroom to deposit dirty clothes, but also in the bedroom to organize the bedding or children's toys. Placed at the foot of the bed this type of chest brings natural charm to the bedroom.
We can find wicker trunks both in natural tones as painted . The first fit in any space and are currently preferred to decorate these spaces. But also the finishes in white, rosewood, mint green or bluish gray have a great acceptance.
If you choose a trunk for toys in natural wicker you can cover your interior with a printed fabric to give that funny touch that we always look for in a children's bedroom. Depending on the finish of the trunk and what you want to keep inside, it can be a great idea to avoid snagging.
Wooden and wicker trunks are the most common in our homes, but there are other options as well or more interesting. The metallic trunks in black, gray or green tones are fantastic to decorate an industrial style bedroom. Nor can we fail to mention the textile trunks that combine modernity and functionality. The animal designs of 3 sprouts are lovely, do not you think?
Tips for buying a trunk for toys
The trunks they can be dangerous for younger children, up to 5 years old. One of the biggest risks is that the covers of the trunks fall on the child's head when he tries to pick up a toy. But we must also contemplate the axfisia in those heavy and unventilated trunks.
With the purpose of avoid unnecessary risks , the Safety Guide of the European Union recommends the following before the purchase, for the proper use of toy trunks:
- Check that the toy trunk complies with the stipulated requirements n the standard EN 71-1: 2011: Safety of toys. Part 1: Mechanical and physical properties.
- The use of trunks with hinges that freely drop the lid is not recommended. It is recommended to buy a trunk for toys containing a cap so that the lid does not come off or one with the lid completely loose. A cover with spring mechanism (can be installed afterwards) can also prevent the cover from falling suddenly hitting the child's neck or leaving him trapped if he plays inside the trunk.
- The best is that the lid is light and that does not have closure. It is important to check that the child can open and close it safely.
- Another feature that we can look for is that the trunk has ventilation holes and that these do not get stuck when you put them on the wall.