Silver Cross Soho nursery furniture review: I was gifted the items in exchange for my honest opinion.
I love our little house. I brought both of our babies into the world whilst living here, so how could I not – it holds very precious memories. However, ‘little’ is the operative word. Until we recently completed our garage conversion, it really wasn’t big enough for a family of four. I mean, it has three bedrooms so it technically is, but it’s a tighter squeeze than I’d choose. So when I was offered the opportunity to review the new Silver Cross Soho nursery furniture for compact nurseries, I was delighted!
Silver Cross Soho Nursery Furniture for Compact Boxrooms
This neat space-saving furniture is really rather novel. It features a standard cot bed and then – cleverly – a single wardrobe with a small chest of drawers and change unit attached. This sounds like it must be a large item of furniture – but it’s not.
It’s everything you need for a newborn, but put together in such a way that it fits compactly into a small box room.
One of the best features of the delivery service, in my then-heavily-pregnant (and my husband’s
lazy busy) opinion, is that as part of the package a nice man (Tim) will come and build your new furniture for you. It took all the hassle out of getting a nursery ready for a baby and meant I was able to focus on the fun stuff, like buying beautiful new baby clothes. (Or, ahem, washing Pixie’s old gear.)
Silver Cross Soho Wardrobe Combo Unit
As you’d expect from Silver Cross, all of the furniture is of the highest quality. It’s also considered: inside the wardrobe are small compartments for booties, hats, teeny tiny socks, etc. There’s also a large drawer that’s perfect for storing baby blankets and muslins, and two large drawers which are ideal for vests and babygros.
The change unit is situated atop the drawers and is positioned so that baby lies perpendicularly to the wall, rather than lengthways as with a standard change unit. Because of this it’s necessarily a smaller area than a traditional one, but it does the job. The furniture comes equipped with its own bespoke change mat, and the whole unit can be folded away at the back of the drawers when not in use.
Personally, I’ve kept it in place because it doesn’t protrude far enough past the wardrobe doors to be intrusive, and since the cot is aligned with the unit’s edge, its corner does not pose a hazard either. I do look forward to when Elfin is a little bigger and I can put it away for good, but in the meantime it is very handy and means I can have a small wardrobe which I wanted for Pixie but simply couldn’t squeeze in to the nursery.
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Silver Cross Soho Cot Bed
On completion of the build, Tim pointed out to me that there was a ding in one end of the cot. These things happen, and as I always say – it’s not the issues but the way they’re resolved. Before he’d even mentioned it to me, he’d been on to his team to arrange for a new panel to be shipped out to replace the damaged one. I was really impressed with the service.
Elfin is a fan too, and particularly loves the mobile we were sent, which I’ll be reviewing separately.
Silver Cross Soho Nursery Furniture – Should I Buy It?
If you’re looking for top quality furniture that will last and you have a healthy budget to spend on some luxury items, then you can’t go wrong. This furniture is smart, solid, and does exactly what you’d hope: it gives you the space of a full-size cot bed, plenty of storage – and it fits into a tiny room. Of course, at £950 that doesn’t come cheap – because it’s not cheap.
It’s not a value item, but it is good value for the product.