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  • Fun & Friendly Arts and Crafts for the Whole Family

    Whilst we are still waiting for Spring and the warmer days why not try some fun arts and crafts indoors? This is a great way for the family to spend some time together and for the kids to channel their inner Picasso. Let your children embrace their artistic side and use this post as a guide for some creative ideas. We bet they have been dying to test out their new desk on the Gami Montana High Sleeper Bed.

    Get creative with fun family time, it’s a chance for everyone to learn a new handcraft whether you’re making pasta jewellery for loved ones, or moulding animals out of Play Dough, there are multiple ways for your little ones to express themselves, take a look at the fun and friendly arts and crafts we have put together below. Play it right, tire them out and they’ll be tucked up in their high sleeper loft bed in no time.

     Play Dough for toddlers

    So, we realise that we need arts and crafts for the whole family to enjoy and what toddler (and adult) doesn’t love Play Dough? There is something so satisfying about moulding animal shapes or pushing it inside the cutters to reveal spaghetti or star shapes. Toddlers could make their own Valentine’s Day cupcakes from Play Dough using colourful paper cupcake cases. Make sure they don’t put this dough in their mouths though, even if the end results look good enough to eat!

    valentines day cardboard hearts

    This is a great way for the family to make gifts for each other in preparation for Valentine’s Day! Cut out some cardboard in the shape of hearts for the little ones and gather some decorating materials to create the perfect gift! Sprinkle some love onto your hearts using anything from glitter, ribbons, sequins and feathers. Now leave them to busily work at their desk (the practical high sleeper was a great choice after all). We are sure you’ll be head over heels for the designs your little sweethearts come up with.

    Chalk pops

    Use coloured chalks to decorate the back yard or paths leading to the front of the house. If the sun isn’t shining outside yet, why not encourage the children to draw their own? You can also put some time aside as a family to make your own chalk pops using ice lolly moulds. Follow these easy steps to making your own colourful utensils and watch them have fun creating eye-catching pictures and learning through fun time with the family!

    Pasta Jewellery

    How long has that bag of pasta been in the back of the cupboard? Why not use it for this simple and enjoyable craft that will provide the perfect entertainment for you and the children. The beautiful pieces can also double up as a second gift for your loved one. Everyone loves a homemade present! The art of pasta jewellery making isn’t just for little girls either, boys love to dress up too when pretending to be Cowboys and Indians.

    Let us know what fun and creative designs you made as a family.

  • Utilising the Space in Children’s Bedrooms

    Sometimes we struggle for space when it comes to our children’s bedrooms. This can pose a real problem when it comes to redecorating. Luckily there are ways we can utilise a small space and bring their bedrooms to life, with the Julian Bowen Pegasus High Sleeper Bed for example. It is important for our little ones to have a bright and uncluttered room to do their homework and play when the weather isn’t so great outdoors.

     With a little bit of thought and inspiration from this post, you should be able to turn the ‘box room’ that doesn’t fit anything into a wonderful, fun and organised space for your child to play and kick back and relax after a long day at school, once the homework is complete of course.

    Multi-use bedroom furniture

     It is important to open up the small space as much as you can to avoid the room feeling cluttered and slightly overbearing. A smaller wardrobe with a split chest of drawer’s section is perfect for children’s clothes as they don’t tend to take up as much space. Double up with the use for a cosy armchair, it can be a great addition to a desk for doing their homework but also great for story time before bed.

     The most important piece of furniture in any bedroom is, of course, the bed. And choosing the right bed for a small bedroom is crucial when it comes to utilising space. The Julian Bowen Pegasus High Sleeper Bed is the ultimate multi-use piece of bedroom furniture for children of all ages. The Pegasus High sleeper is both practical and timeless in design. A bed such as this with pull-out wardrobe feature and integrated storage drawers would be perfect for this type of room. Complete with working desk and even more storage options a high sleeper is ideal for your children’s bedroom.

    Colour scheme

     When it comes to colour scheme perhaps a more neutral option is better suited to a small space. A lot of bold colours can sometimes make a smaller room appear more cluttered. A slightly subtler tone of paint can make the bedroom appear much bigger than it actually is. Keep it clean, keep it streamlined and add a few exciting touches here and there to still give a little character. Some random bursts of colour such as cushions and soft fleecy blankets will finish the compact look keeping it fun for your little one.

     Limit wallpaper and accessories

     It is worth mentioning not to go overboard with the accessories as there are subtle hints of colour and then there’s brightly piles of clutter everywhere. Instead of scattering cushions, rug and blankets, why not opt for a statement wall and add a coloured and patterned printed wallpaper. Just to clarify, only buy paper for one wall, as you don’t want to close the space up again. Alternatively, bold bed linen could be an option. Afterall it will be easier to change when they get bored than scraping a whole wall of paper.

    Hopefully, this post has helped you with ways to utilise your children’s bedroom space, check out our full range of Julian Bowen beds here.

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