Buying furniture for your treehouse is an important part of designing the overall feel of the space. But not just any furniture will do for your tree house. Here are several things to keep in mind as you begin your search for the perfect furniture to adorn your tree house space.
Since most tree house are accessible only by a trapdoor or narrow entry space, the most important thing to consider is how you will get your furniture lifted up in the air and fit through the doorway into the treehouse. To that end, the smartest choice is to purchase modular or some assembly required furniture. Selecting furniture from stores like IKEA or Target ensures that you can bring the furniture up, piece by piece, and then assemble it in the tree house. While larger pieces of furniture could be lifted up into the tree house by pulley, selecting modular furniture is a lot easier.
Because many tree houses are relatively simple in terms of basic construction (and because they are located up in trees) it only makes sense that you select furniture with a rustic or all-natural feel. Think rough hewn timbers or unfinished furniture when selecting chairs or tables, items that might be just as at home in a log cabin as in a tree house. These types of pieces have a lot of personality, and since they are unfinished and rough around the edges, they are relatively inexpensive.
Most tree houses are the sole domain of young children, and it stands to reason that they will be boisterous, rambunctious, and more than a little accident-prone. Select pieces of furniture that are durable and will stand up to years of play from a large number of children, to avoid the costly scenario of having to replace furniture every time a child accidentally breaks off a leg or an arm from a piece of flimsy furniture.