May 2019 - Childrens Bed Shop

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  • Childrens Cabin Beds and Midsleepers to Turn Kids Bedrooms into an Adventure Playroom

    Planning to get creative with decorating your kids’ bedroom? At the Children’s Bed Shop we welcome playful and artistic ideas to incorporate into your child’s bedroom. You may wish to consider several things when decorating children’s bedrooms such as creating a theme, accessorising the room and adding fun storage options.

    You might want to look at childrens cabin beds or mid sleeper beds to house all their toys and utilise the space in the most efficient way possible. Determining the colour and style of the bed is also important in order to fit with your chosen theme and all your storage needs. Making your child’s room a creative and playful space should not be overlooked either so turning their room into an adventure is probably a great idea to keep them excited!

    We have put together some tips on turning your kids bedroom into an adventure playroom to satisfy their wild imaginations as well as cater to all your needs in keeping the room neat and tidy!

    Choose a theme

    As well as this short guide, you could also browse the internet or look for inspiration in magazines to get ideas for a theme for your kids bedrooms. You could make it a gender theme and colour coordinate it to traditional blues and pinks, or you might choose a princess style room or create a Jurassic Park dinosaur scene.

    How big is the bedroom?

    Considering the size of the bedroom before implementing your ideas is extremely important. Think about the colours you choose and any feature walls you may wish to add. Be mindful in opening the space so stick to one wall if you opt for wallpaper or bold and bright colours. We also recommend wall stickers to add characters to your kids bedroom, again don’t go overboard as you don’t want to make the space chaotic!

    Accessorise the space

    If you are a little scared of splashing colour over the walls you may want to add some accessories instead. Adding personal touches in the form of cushions, toys and lamps can truly bring their room to life. These finishing touches are often inexpensive too. Try things like hanging mobiles or colourful ornaments. Little girls often like butterfly or heart lights to light up bedtime reading before going to sleep. We have a range of childrens bedroom accessories available from toy boxes to desks, tables and chairs.

    Creative storage options

    When you are a child you can never have too many toys or books or game but storing all these things can soon become a problem. It’s time to get creative with your storage options. There is a range of childrens storage units for you to match with their bedroom furniture and add some adventure into their room. Try a pirate treasure chest or a beauty bar dressing table. Try and avoid throwing everything under the bed or in the wardrobe. If you are opting for kids cabin beds, then you may want to choose cabin beds or mid sleepers with storage.

    Incorporate feature walls

    Finally, think about incorporating a feature wall. There are so many choices of wallpaper for kids these days. Why not customise your wallpaper, you could even have a family photograph from Disneyland blown up to remind them of their magical time with their favourite Disney characters?

    We hope this mini guide on adding some adventure into your child’s room has been useful. Check out our other post on ideas about how to get your kids bedroom ready for spring.

  • Activity Ideas for Sunny Days

    The sunny days have finally landed, and the cool weather is well and truly behind us. We want to take advantage of the warm weather and fresh air, so we have put together this guide on some activity ideas for sunny days. Whether you fancy a picnic in the park or you’re planning a huge clear out ready to freshen up your kids' room with a new white mid sleeper cabin bed we have your covered.

    Beaming sun rays are few and far between in the UK so we must make the most of the dry weather and look for things to do outside as a family. Below are some examples of activities you can enjoy in the sunshine with your little ones!

    Picnic in the park

    Use a picnic in the park as an excuse for a little break for mummy and daddy. While the kids run around in the glorious weather you can finally sit back and dive into that book you’ve been wanting to read, you too can use this activity to lounge in the grass with an ice-cream.

    Remember it is important to use sunscreen to protect your children so you can drift off for a little afternoon nap as they build daisy chains and chase each other around the park. This activity doesn’t need to be complicated, pack some sandwiches, outdoor games, a good read along with your blanket and you’re all set to experience a picnic in the park!

    Bike ride

    What better way to enjoy the great outdoors than to go on a family bike ride? This is a fun way to not only spend a day in the sun but to exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle. You could rent a bicycle made for two to carry younger children and pedal off on refreshing scenic routes taking in the surroundings and nature of your bike ride. Check out some walking and cycling routes here.

    Car wash

    Washing the family car seems like a pretty great way to bask in the sun as well as getting some chores done. It’s all hands on deck to clean the 4x4! Many of us have fond childhood memories of helping wash the car which would often end in a water fight getting drenched with the garden hose.

    However, if it is done properly, regular car washing can extend the life of the exterior paint and will also look the part when the sun rays are bouncing off the bonnet. This is not only a good way for children to earn some extra pocket money but ticks one job off the long list of chores whilst preoccupying them for a few hours!

    Yard sale

    Summertime is the perfect time to have a good clear out and set up a yard sale. Entertaining children during the summer holidays can be stressful so why not take advantage of the weather and give your kids a creative project to get stuck in to.

    Not only will this keep them amused for a day, but it finally allows for a clear out of all the unwanted toys and games that have been stuffed under their low sleeper cabin bed. Once all the clutter is cleared, set up a stall outside or go to a local car boot sale to find new homes for all the things you no longer want. This is a great way to declutter as well as a chance to make some extra cash to redecorate or buy new toys!

    Perhaps it is time for a new Steens bed as they may have outgrown the white mid sleeper cabin bed, they had last year when you revamped the bedroom. So, use the money you make from the yard sale to go towards a new bed for their summer bedroom. There are plenty of Steens for kids available if you are looking for new children’s furniture, it might also be worth checking out the current Steens bed sale offers in our previous post to get some inspiration as well as fantastic prices!

    Let us know your plans and which activities you’ll be enjoying this summer?

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