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It’s cold, it’s dark and it’s that time of year when your sleepover tally heads into overdrive. With this in mind, creating a child’s bedroom that is cosy, welcoming and can accommodate a mini guest or two at the drop of a hat will help you sail through the winter with ease. As a child, there is nothing quite like being invited to stay over at a friend’s home. Eager to discover new experiences and escape the beady eyes of parents for a night, exciting is an understatement! If you happen to be the hostess, it’s important to make your little guests feel safe and comfortable in a bedroom th..
Sleep is as essential as eating and drinking. It keeps you calm, your mind alert and recharges your body to enable you to get up and face each day. As adults we know how too little sleep can affect our productivity at work as well as our mood at home. Our children are no different, yet we may think nothing of it when bedtime is occasionally pushed back or naps are missed. In reality, such instances could impact all areas of your child’s life. What are the benefits of a good night’s sleep? Feeling alert! How groggy or on the ball your child appears on any given day..
Children are busy little creatures who often respond well to a little structure when it comes to activities. So why not give your child a helping hand by creating functional spaces in their very own bedroom? Zoning is a way of ensuring that no space is wasted and also helps hone your child’s organisational skills. But the best bit? You don’t need oodles of space to do it! Zone out A child’s life is usually compartmentalised into three main areas - sleep, work and play. With this in mind, their bedroom should naturally follow suit. Whatever size room your ch..
The internet is a fantastic tool for accessing news, entertainment and limitless information about anything and everything. But it’s also a place where danger lurks – and plenty of it. In fact today we hear much more about these dangers than we do anything positive the world wide web has to offer. As a parent, grooming has got to be somewhere near, or at the top of that list, along with sexual content and violence. So what can we do to protect our children that we’re not doing already? With little chance of cyberspace taking a back seat any time soon, it makes sense to stay one step ahead i..
A new school year means bigger shoes, a brand new uniform and probably more homework too. With that in mind maybe it’s time to start looking for a suitable desk that will give your child their very own space to work and feel inspired. A study haven away from the prying eyes of parents and pesky siblings too. From our cute Looby Lou single desk to our Archie double pedestal desk, Little Lucy Willow has designs to suit every child and their bedroom. Handmade in our UK factory by master craftsmen, each desk is solid and dependable. Built to last your child until their college years and..
School holidays are upon us which means it’s time to start planning some quality entertainment for the long – and with any luck, hot - weeks ahead. This isn’t an easy thing to do for working mums of course, but if you have managed to get a few days off we can help you make the most of them. The great outdoors Getting children to play outside is a lot harder than it used to be thanks to games consoles, ipads and endless movie streaming services! If it’s pouring down and you don’t fancy pressing ahead with that day at the seaside then fair enough. But if the weather is good ..
There’s no need to spend thousands on new furniture or luxurious wallpaper to make your child’s bedroom spring to life. A few simple tweaks will do all that for you. It won’t hurt to start with a blank canvas so before you embark on a major shopping spree, get rid of any unwanted clothes, toys, bedding and general paraphernalia. Once you’ve bagged it all up and shipped it out, you’ll be ready to bring in the new! Sumptuous fabrics and striking patterns could be all it takes to transform a neutrally painted bedroom into a cosy and welcoming space. Or a string of twinkling fairy lights ove..
Children’s bedroom furniture may often seem like an afterthought when redecorating the home. A simple enough task and one that won’t need much discussion. However, it’s worth considering that your child’s room is probably the most used room in the home. It’s a place where toys are stored and friends hang out, not to mention the small matter of sleep. Making sure your child’s bedroom is well equipped with the right furniture to ensure comfort in work and play is in everybody’s interests! A sturdy bed and spacious wardrobe or chest of drawers cover sleep and storage. If you have enough sp..
A child’s bedroom will never stay the same for too long. There’s always a new colour or pattern on the horizon to keep you on your decorator’s toes, not least if your child is hell bent on sticking to the next big thing… One way to avoid such frequent spending is to create something a little off the wall perhaps, that neither adheres to a girl’s or boy’s world but sits right in the middle of all trends. Not only will a unisex bedroom avoid the need for extreme and therefore dispensable themes and colours, it will mean choosing furniture and décor that transcends fashions and fads. If ..
Bedtime can be fraught, not least if your child protests at the mere mention of pyjamas! However, throw a story into the mix and there’s a good chance your little one will be wide eyed and ready before you can say Dumbledore. Nightly bedtime reading, if only for a few minutes, is well worth the effort. Not only does it mean precious time together, it will also calm and settle your child preparing them for a good night’s sleep. So grab a book, get comfy and begin… Short on time? If you don’t have much time to spare, it’s pointless embarking on the chapter of a book. ..
We’ve all been there at some time or another – feeling a little unloved or left out perhaps. Like the time when it was your 8 year-old friend’s birthday party and you didn’t get invited. You were told it was because she could only ask so many people and that’s all there was to it. You’ve never forgotten though and if truth be told, it still stings a little… Fast forward to your turn at being a parent. When your children are small you’re still in control of organising parties and so on. But when they start to cement who their friends really are, things can often get out of hand – not least i..
We know that children’s furniture should last for more than just one season. In fact, it should last for many years if you choose your collection wisely. The trick is to find something that will stay looking fresh and ‘spring like’ whatever the weather outside! So if you are thinking of giving your child’s bedroom a makeover this season, here are some ideas to help you create something that will last long into summer, autumn, winter and many more springs to come… Colour Colour is key to creating an inviting child’s bedroom where your little one feels happy to play, work ..
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What could be more enticing than a beautifully made bed with squishy plumped up pillows at the end of a tiring day? Nothing springs to mind. The thought of your child climbing into a crumpled, unmade crib doesn’t really appeal and can mean a restless start to their slumber which won’t benefit anyone, least of all you! Granted, the world wouldn’t stop turning if we didn’t make our childrens’ beds each morning, but it would certainly seem a lot less organised. Experts tell us that a made bed means less mess in a child’s mind as well as in their bedroom. In view of this, perhaps it’s ti..
If you have a lively little boy who enjoys the sort of games that turn you into a human shield for all things breakable, do not despair. It’s a fact that many children have now moved away from energetic play and settled down with devices instead, leading to countless problems with health and education. So the longer you can encourage your child to be active during their downtime the better! With this in mind, don’t lose heart when the rough and tumble starts, embrace it instead. Join in the fun and find ways to make sure your child has a safe and robust place to play whilst leaving your hom..