I have certainly had my fair share of designing kids bedrooms from my Daughters first nursery to a Peppa pig themed bedroom onto the perfect little girls sanctuary.
Apart from my Daughter now needing to upgrade to a bigger bed I think I am pretty much done on the bedroom projects but wanted to share a few tips that I have picked up along the way.
Here are four tips and tricks to help you plan in creating the perfect children’s room
It is best to make the most of your space and invest in extra storage needs to provide for a growing collection of toys and books.
Beds with under bed storage help keep spaces tidy for younger children whilst cabin beds are a great space saver for older children. Cabin beds usually provide hanging rails and extra drawers for hiding away various bits and bobs!
2. Find the right mattress.
I know I did great choosing my Daughters first cot bed mattress and she has had many sweet sleeps on it, but actually now that she is growing it is time for me to think about protecting her developing bones and muscles. As I said earlier in this post it is time to invest in a bigger bed for her and that means investing time into finding a good quality mattress also.
It is a good idea to opt for a mattress that is also water proof if you are buying for a toddler.
Research suggests slimmer pillows to support children’s bodies. Children tend to get warmer than adults so choosing a duvet tog between 4.5 and 7 tog is recommended.
We have several bedding sets to save making washing a chore and of course I adore so many sets from Laura Ashley children’s range. We already have the Esme set featured and will be purchasing the Amelia ballerina set whilst it is on sale. The linens wash really well and do not bobble or Frey. You can see our bedroom make over here!
I found it quite hard to shop for my Daughters curtains. Firstly she has two windows in her bedroom so fiddling with blinds was not an option. I wanted curtains that were plain to match the interior but also a set that were thick enough to block out the light and keep in the warmth. Not forgetting I would have to purchase two pairs for the two windows.
Eventually we sourced some black out lined curtains from John Lewis. They were more expensive than what I would of liked to spend but really are good quality and do the trick. They will last for many years now and the plain pattern will suit most interiors if we choose to redecorate.
Our night light is from white rabbit England and is the cutest lamp I have ever seen. Olivia has had it since she was born and the reason we decided to purchase was because her Daddy had a similar one when he was small! When Olivia was born my best friend also had her baby a few months later and we decided to purchase a night light for her little girl also as a welcoming present.
Sometimes little ones need just a little warm light to make them feel safe and these lamps not only provide a warm glow but also look adorable.
I hope you enjoyed my tips! Does your child’s bedroom have a certain theme or an object with a story behind it? I would love to know in the comments below.