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How To Choose A Dollhouse

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Apart from the obvious charm and beauty a dollhouse brings to a space, they are a perfect way to encourage your children to use their imagination and keep them entertained. After your kids grow up, they can keep it as a precious collectible.

A few vital things you need to consider when choosing the perfect dollhouse for your home. Our guide below will explore different types, styles, and features to help you make the right decision.

How to select the right dollhouse for different age groups?

The younger your child is, the more likely you are to be concerned about sharp edges and small objects.

Toddlers

Toddlers have not yet fully developed their motor skills, so a tiny dollhouse can be frustrating since they will struggle to grip the toys. You need to make sure all the dolls and furniture are too big for them to fit in their mouth.

3 to 6-Year-Olds

At this age, kids will have acquired fine motor skills, but it still a good idea to stick to big accessories. Look for ones in colorful shapes, especially ones that relate to color and shape matching. The whole dollhouse should be one large piece still to ensure safety.

Pink Mini Dollhouse to Go
3 to 6 Years Old Kids Pink Dollhouse
3 to 6 Years Old Kids Open Dollhouse
3 to 6 Years Old Kids Dollhouse in Pink Sparkle
3 to 6 Years Old Kids Beach Dollhouse
3 to 6 Years Old Kids Tall Dollhouse

7 to 11-Year-Olds

Children at this age will be aware of their environment, so they will start asking for particular things and toys they have seen other kids have, such as castles and movie merchandise. It is very important to listen to and find suitable toys to match their interests or fantasies.

7 to 11 Years Old Kids Castle Dollhouse
7 to 11 Years Old Kids Fancy Dollhouse
7 to 11 Years Old Kids Country Home Dollhouse
7 to 11 Years Old Kids Country Open Dollhouse
7 to 11 Years Old Kids Open Furniture Dollhouse
7 to 11 Years Old Kids Business Dollhouse

12 Years and Older

At this point, your little one is not so little, and they will stop seeing the dollhouse as a toy but more as a collectable. Look for more intricately designed dollhouses, which can then be family heirlooms and a proud collector's piece.

Green Dollhouse for Older Kids
Wooden Open Dollhouse for Older Kids
Brown Wood Open Dollhouse for Older Kids
Pretty Dollhouse for Older Kids
Dark Brown Dollhouse for Older Kids
Elegant Dollhouse for Older Kids

Which material should a dollhouse be made of?

The most common dollhouse materials are plastic and wood. Each of them comes with their advantages and disadvantages:

Blue Wood Kids Dollhouse
Brown Wood Kids Dollhouse Trail
Wooden Cottage Kids Dollhouse
Plastic Store Kids Dollhouse
Plastic Country Home Kids Dollhouse
Plastic Restaurant Kids Dollhouse

What size dollhouse should I pick?

To determine the size of the dollhouse, ask yourself the following three questions:

  1. Where are you planning to place it?
  2. Will a life-sized dollhouse leave enough room for people to move around freely?
  3. What scale do I want?

Depending on your answers, you will then find a huge variety of sizes to choose from. It is best to measure the dedicated space first to make sure it will fit. The size of the dollhouse also depends on the size of the dolls and furniture you would place inside. In dollhouse terminology, scale relates to how a miniature is sized down.

What style dollhouse should I select?

For Children

Children's dollhouses should include features such as painted exteriors, lift-up roofs, and opening windows and doors. It is best to look for a house with an open face design, which allows easy access. Kids can enjoy an abundance of themes related to their fantasies. It is best to ask and let them make the decision, but most common themes such as princess castles, majestic mansions, and modern homes are the most popular.

Baby Nursery Dollhouse for Children
Country Dollhouse for Children
Enchanted Forest Dollhouse for Children
Pink Dollhouse for Kids with Tree
Girly Loft Dollhouse for Kids
Modern Dollhouse for Children

For Adults

The best choice for a dollhouse collector is a kit, which turns into a collection building or home decoration. Look for a dollhouse made of MDF if you would like to add lights. Miniature dollhouses, which are in the range 1/16 to 1/24, would look best within your living space. The last thing you would like is an oversized dollhouse screaming for attention and taking up extra room. Adults and teens would much more prefer a closed-side dollhouse because their intention is not to play with it. Depending on your personal taste and home décor, the most common styles you will come across are Victorian and other century aesthetics, luxury villas, and rustic libraries.