Fit For A Child – Measurement Guide

by gracebrooke

When decorating and organizing a child’s bedroom or play room, efficient storage plays a key role in how well a space works and should be a goal when planning it’s layout. Consider your budget, physical layout, and the age of the child. Use storage pieces and other furnishings that can grow with your child (i.e. stackable drawers, wall-hung shelves, rolling cart). A good example would be the use of a toy chest. The toy chest offers storage for stuffed animals, games, and blocks when a child is of toddler age. However, that same toy chest can be converted into a place to store files, books, and other school supplies during high school years.

When creating systems and bringing order to a child’s bedroom or play area, follow this guide to determine the appropriate height for tables, chairs, and shelving. Children enjoy their rooms more when they can sit and play comfortably at a table or desk, and when many of their belongings are at eye level or within easy reach.

This chart, which contains average measurements, will help in creating a safe, livable, and self-suffient environment for a child, from toddler to teen. By following it, you’ll make it easier for the child to develop the habit of putting things in their place. This will also make life easier on the parent and decrease the amount of times the parents has to say, “Pick up your toys!”

Age Height Eye Level High Reach Table Height Chair Height
3 37 33 41 15 8
5 39-47 35-43 43-52 18 10
7 44-52 40-48 49-59 19 11
9 47-57 43-53 53-65 21 12
12 53-64 49-60 61-73 23 13
15 61-71 57-66 70-82 26 15




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