Redecorating the kids? bedrooms can be a tricky task. Getting the balance between what they want now and what they'll need later often feels impossible. We've broken it down into three top tips that let you give them the room that they love now with plenty of space to grow into later.



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JUNE, 2016

How To Tranform A Spare Room Into A Beautiful Nursery



One of the biggest tasks faced by pregnant couples is the creation of a functional and beautiful nursery before their baby arrives. This is where your child will spend a great deal of time in the early stages of his or her’s life. So the pressure is on to make it safe and secure. While also being fun, colorful and packed with plenty of personality. Spare bedrooms are a popular choice, but they often need a lot of work to get them up to scratch. So to quickly transform your unloved spare room into a nursery you can be proud of, use the ideas in this guide.


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Paint the walls


The color you choose for you nursery is vital as it will influence other choices you make for the space. The furniture, storage solutions, and decor you choose will all have to work alongside your chosen color. So it’s a decision you ...


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DECEMBER, 2015

How To Create The Perfect Bedroom For Your Teenager



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If there is one age group that's hard to appease, it is, without a doubt, the teenager. So, when it comes to planning their bedrooms, there is a lot that can go wrong. I have some friends who have recently gone through a bedroom makeover with their teen son and daughters, and I was amazed at how well it went. So, me being me, I asked them! Here are a few of their secrets.


Get them involved


Here’s the problem with designing teenage bedrooms. If you do it yourself, you’re going to end up giving them something that you love, but they will hate. If you leave them to get on with it themselves, they will end up painting their walls and ceiling black, and growing strange things on their carpet. Somewhere in the middle, there will be a trade-off.


So, your first step is to get them involved. Create an ideas ...


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NOVEMBER, 2015

Décor Ideas for a Kid’s Room





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Many parents are faced with the problem of furnishing small-scaled kids' rooms. The littlest members of the family are usually given the littlest rooms but still have a whole host of toys and games to store away, as well as needing allocated areas for homework or crafts, depending on their age, and then there comes the inevitable sleepovers that present a whole new set of space issues!

1. Choose a soothing wall color, like lavender, that gives a room an ease-into-sleep feel.

2. Chalkboard paint makes a fun, interactive backdrop for any bedroom. Note the re-purposed school lockers, used here to store gear of all sorts.

3. Unify a dual-function room with a simple, relaxing color scheme. A dresser can work as both a changing table and storage for office supplies.

4. Create a warm place for your shared reading time: a bookcase stocked with favorites, good lighting, and cuddle-worthy seating.

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OCTOBER, 2015

Why Bunk Beds are a Great Choice for Your Child’s Room





When it comes to the design of kids’ bedrooms bunk beds have become a popular choice amongst parents for a variety of reasons. Many parents choose bunk beds if they have two children who are roughly the same age sharing a room but they are often also ideal for a single child, as children will often have friends over to stay and this will help to make things far simpler.

 

While some parents may worry about factors such as safety, you can resolve this issue by getting the beds from a reputable retailer such as Bedstar. This will enable you to ensure the bunk beds are of high quality and will provide you with greater peace of mind.

 

 

Boosting fun, imagination, social skills and communication between the children

 

For children, having bunk beds is something that is fun and ...


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SEPTEMBER, 2015

How to Redecorate Your Child's Bedroom in Their Favourite Theme



Whether it be Disney Princess, Marvel Avengers, superheroes, fairies, cars, or even something completely off trend, your child probably has a favourite theme that they simply have to have everything in. If you are planning on redecorating your child’s bedroom they’ve probably been begging for you to do it in their favourite theme, and if you’re not a DIY expert it might seem pretty tricky or time consuming to decorate it exactly how they want. However, there are some simple ways to get around it – we’ve put together a few ideas that your child will definitely be thanking us for.


Wall Stickers

If the idea of painting a full blown mural of all the characters from Frozen isn’t one that really appeals to you, you’ll be glad to hear that wall stickers are a viable option that will work just as well. Getting a large wall ...


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JULY, 2015

Wizarding inspiration for an imaginative children’s room


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Since the Harry Potter books and films first came out, children up and down the country have been fascinated by the wizarding world. If your child loves everything to do with Hogwarts and potions, why not give them a bedroom they will love? With a touch of imagination and some creativity, you can create the perfect wizard-themed room for them.

 

How to achieve a wizard’s room

 

A Harry Potter-themed room can be as elaborate as you want. The film sets themselves are awash with luxurious fabrics in reds, golds and purples, so your colour scheme should be based on this palette to achieve the true Hogwarts look. There is also a large amount of wooden furniture with ornate decorative features.

 

A wizard’s bed

 

A famous wizard cannot just sleep in any bed, and looking for one that fits ...


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JANUARY, 2015

Keep Out! 3 Top Tips For Decorating the Kids' Bedrooms



With the economy the way it is, the expensive task of bringing up a child has been made almost impossible. However, that doesn't mean that you don't want the very best for your kids, and so as they get older, it's important that you decorate and equip their bedrooms to ensure they feel comfortable, safe, and happy. Their tastes are likely to change, so if you don't want to be throwing money away, you might want some tips on how to keep your kids satisfied with their bedrooms, while minimizing the damage to your wallet. So, without further ado, here are three great ways to decorate your kids' rooms on a budget. 

 

1 Keep Fixtures and Fittings on Lockdown

 

Firstly, recognizing that while your tastes as an adult might be firmly established, your kids' tastes probably aren't. This means that if you make ...


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DECEMBER, 2014

Keep Out! 3 Top Tips For Decorating the Kids' Bedrooms



Redecorating the kids' bedrooms can be a tricky task. Getting the balance between what they want now and what they'll need later often feels impossible. We've broken it down into three top tips that let you give them the room that they love now with plenty of space to grow into later.


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  1. Think Long Term


Let's face it, seven is the only age in your life when you can get away with theming a room around a Disney movie. No one should miss out on that experience. We all know kid's tastes are fickle, so choose a palette rooted in the colours of the movie for the walls, but resist the urge to paint murals and stencil designs. Chances are that accent wall is going to outlast the current playground fashions, and it'll only break your heart painting emulsion over all those hours of work.


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NOVEMBER, 2014

Basic Decorating Principles for Designing a Childs Bedroom



Children join their families as small and helpless babies who are unable to express their likes and aspirations. As time passes, things quickly change and young children become more than capable of voicing their own opinions, likes and dislikes. Some may want their room to be transformed into a superhero's den or decorated top to toe in their favourite colour, but it's important, as parents, that we create an environment that our children can thrive in.

 

A bedroom is one of the rooms in the home where children spend a lot of their time. Whether it is sleeping, doing homework, or playing with friends, a bedroom needs to be comfortable and the have the facilities to effectively serve the needs of your child.

 

Each child is unique and has their own hobbies and interests as well likes and dislikes. When designing a ...


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Top Tips For A Fabulous Kids Room



There isn't anything you wouldn't do for the kids. That includes helping them make their room all about them. There has been a sudden surge in bedroom furniture ideas incorporating the bed that is bringing much excitement to the market. It used to be that bunk beds were for sleeping in, and cabin beds would have a cupboard underneath. Now there are hundreds of design ideas incorporating sleeping, studying, storage and playing into a single piece of furniture. Some designs even incorporate fireman's poles or slides for getting out of bed in the morning!


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It really is an exciting time to be a kid (or the parent of the kid!). Modern houses are so much smaller than they used to be, and it is difficult to afford a home with a playroom. Storage ideas require a whole different level of creativity. Gone are the days when simple trolleys with ...


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JUNE, 2014


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Create adequate storage
Organisation is paramount in a childs room and storage should be visible and easy to reach if kids cant see their toys, theyre less likely to play with them. The trick is to display toys in a neatly arranged fashion shelves work perfectly for this purpose and allow for toys to be easily rotated. You can never have enough baskets and crates to store neatly under beds or at the bottom of cupboards. Storage boxes on casters make for easy moving and can be pulled from room to room.

Personalise their space
Its important to stamp the childs identity onto their space as it gives them a sense of ownership and belonging. A traditional décor idea is to have their names displayed on their bedroom door this is the first thing theyll learn to recognise when they go to school. Name flags also work well as they ...


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MAY, 2014

5 Commandments for Kid-Friendly Decorating


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Invest in Versatile Storage
"The key to a happy life with small children is having a plan for emergency cleanup: lots of concealed storage. I've got beautiful boxes throughout my apartment, so I can almost run my arm across a table, dump everything into the box, stash it, and replace it all with fresh flowers. Done!"Celerie Kemble

Choose Upholstery You Can Easily Clean
"You can have soft upholstered chairs just choose a great vinyl or pleather for the seat bottoms, so you can hose them down after meals." Elizabeth Martin

Bring Outdoor Fabrics Inside
"Use outdoor fabrics indoors in high-traffic areas. I love the Breathe Easy fabric by Great Plains. Its super-soft bouclé is reminiscent of a classic Chanel suit. And Dedar makes incredible faux leathers and suedes that are completely wipeable. They look great on walls, as well as furniture."Natasha Baradaran

Create More Floor Space
"Give kids a lot of floor space in their rooms. ...


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APRIL, 2014

Introducing Pippi & Jip - Design led children's products from across Europe



Pippi & Jip is an online marketplace selling an edit of the very best design led children's products from across Europe - many of which you cannot find elsewhere. Set up by Lenneke Klomp (29) after she was unable to find individual, high quality products for her friends children without a huge price tag in the UK - something she took for granted in her native Holland.

Pippi & Jip sources the best local designers and manufacturers across Europe and provides them with a platform to market and sell their products without retailer mark-up, language difficulties and high individual shipping costs. Many products can be produced bespoke or to your individual requirements.




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MARCH, 2014




Babies spend much of the first years of their life asleep. That is why many parents are keen to ensure that their baby has a unique and wonderful little bed. From stars and fairy tale figures to your babys name, just complete our three steps using the Dremel® Engraver and transform your babys cot into a realm fit to dream in.


Step 1:

First take our template or make one of your own on a sheet of A3 paper.  Unleash your creativity at this stage of the proceedings. Transfer your motif to the end of the bed using a pencil and tracing paper.




Step 2:

Now for the engraving. Fit an engraving tip to your Dremel® Engraver. Use it to work your personal motif slowly and carefully into the wood. Take care to ensure that you exert equal pressure on the lines so that they remain equal in depth.




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Pink Teen Room


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Maximise space with this bunkbed solution


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DECEMBER, 2012

Declutter Your Kids' Room



 
 
If you have 5 minutes: Make a game of it. Challenge your child to pick up as many items as possible in five minutes. If you have little ones who arent old enough to pick up, spend five minutes before they go to bed picking up a few things.
 
If you have 10 minutes: Target one area to clean up, such as a disorganized dresser, a messy desk, or a haphazard bookcase.
 
If you have 15 minutes: Pick an area that needs a purge, such as a toy collection or the clothing closet. If your child is old enough, have him or her work with you to identify items that can be donated or tossed if they are broken or no longer usable.


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NOVEMBER, 2012

Toy Explosion


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Toys, like dust bunnies, seem to multiply when you're not looking. This is particularly true during the holidays, when children have lots of time on their hands to play with new toys and rediscover old ones.
 
Fast fix: Designate labeled areas in your mudroom or children's bedrooms for toys, and encourage kids to clean up every day before bedtime. Create a chart that rewards each day's good work with a star.


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MAY, 2011

'What a Hoot' by Harlequin


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