A crib is often the centerpiece of any nursery and likely to be the most used piece of furniture in the room. No wonder shopping for one is agonizing and time-consuming! New parents want many things from a crib – it should fit the needs of their family, be safe for the baby, come in under budget and fit with the decor.
Unfortunately, selecting a crib that fulfills all your criteria can take a lot of time. There are so many styles, designs, and feature options to choose from. Do you want a traditional or modern looking crib? Should you get one that doubles as a toddler bed as your child grows or the standard model?
Once you’ve decided on the features and budget, it’s time to look at styling and design.
Upholstered or wood panels
Not all cribs feature a headboard panel but many of them so. You can often choose between a wood panel and an upholstered one for your crib. Several brands offer both options within their collection.
Each style of the headboard panel has its pros and cons. For instance, wood panels are a traditional option and work well in small rooms. Many popular cribs come with wood panels and you can always find one that matches your decorating style.
Upholstered panels, on the other hand, add a touch of style to any nursery. There are lots of reasons to opt for upholstered panels instead of the traditional wood option. But before you go down this route, always remember that safety is a paramount concern.
Many manufacturers include buttons on upholstered panels for cribs. Unfortunately, these buttons can fall down or the baby may pull on them, creating a choking hazard. Whatever your budget and design process, be sure to select an upholstered headboard panel that does not have any buttons or small parts that can become a safety hazard in the future.
Why select upholstered panels?
Style and design
One of the biggest reasons to select upholstered panels is because they add a touch of style to any nursery. Upholstered headboards often look more luxurious than their older counterparts. They’re more comfortable and softens the straight lines of a crib.
It also offers an opportunity to add a distinctive design to the centerpiece of the room. Upholstered panels come in a variety of fabrics and colors that you can coordinate with the other textiles or furniture in the room. Match the crib panel to the bedding, area rugs or the comfy sofa across the room. You may not want an entire crib in rose gold colors but a crib panel with the soft shade would make an elegant statement in any nursery.
Comfortable and versatile
Upholstered panels are also extremely comfortable and soft to the touch. They provide a soft surface for all the times your baby decides to start exploring the world around them. Upholstered panels are a good option for active babies or those that tend to move around a lot in their sleep.
Upholstered panels are also versatile, especially if you purchase a convertible crib. These cribs grow with your child, transforming into a toddler bed, day bed, and even full-size bed over the years. An upholstered panel will make a fabulous headboard for a growing child or tween.
Upholstered crib panels from Natart
Natart is one of the few companies that don’t use any buttons on upholstered panels. We understand that safety and choking hazards for babies abound in every room. Why add to that with crib headboard panels when there are other options? Buttonless panels are so much more elegant and work well with different decor styles – from rustic to bohemian.
Natart’s crib panels offer a choice of flat or diamond tufted headboard panels for nurseries. The flat panels work well with minimalist and modern nursery rooms. The diamond tufted panels are more at home in a traditional or luxurious nursery. Whichever one you choose, rest assured there are no buttons or other small parts that can pose a safety hazard for babies.
Natart crib panels are also easy to clean and maintain. Let’s face it, very few items in the nursery will look pristine by the time your baby grows out of them. But our panels are built to last, especially as you continue to use them as part of a daybed or full-size bed. A gentle vacuuming with an upholstery tool or dusting brush will keep the panel looking as good as new for years to come.
So don’t pass on the upholstered crib panels when you’re shopping in the store or online. You may be surprised by the sheer variety of styles, colors, and designs available in this comfortable and versatile headboard panel. Go ahead and create the nursery of your dreams with Natart upholstered crib panels!