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Monthly Archives: August 2019

  • Choosing Colours for your Child’s Bedroom that may Improve their Mood

    Some parents may feel that they can improve their children’s moods by adding colours in the house. These colours can also be included in your children’s bedrooms to aid with tantrums and heighten their good moods. Perhaps you don’t fancy splashing colour all over the walls so you could incorporate colour into the boys cabin beds or your childs midsleeper in the form of a patterned tent or duvet set.

    Studies suggest that choosing specific colours can boost your home’s value by up to 5% should you wish to sell your house or move in the future. This can do wonders for your mood, and if certain colours can also evoke a positive response in your children then it’s a no brainer to whip out the paint brushes and add that pop of colour to your living space!

    Before redecorating you may wish to research colour psychology in order to set the right tone in each room of your home. If painting isn’t for you, we suggest adding throws or blankets, pillows, frames, vases, rugs and other accessories in your desired colour. Be sure to steer away from black as too much of this can be depressing. Instead, make use of white throughout your home for a peaceful state of mind and add accents of colour to each space. Read some of the colour options below for the ambience you are looking to bring to your home.

    Purple

    Purple is considered calming, perfect for those tantrums you can’t control. It can be a trickier colour to place in your home and is often a favourite of little girls. Stimulate your daughter’s brain activity and keep the peace with a new purple inspired bedroom.

    Blue

    Blue is the most common colour used in the household and can provide us with a well-rested nights sleep. It can also boost imaginative thinking, so it might be worth adding some cool blue tones to your rooms to enhance your child’s creative thinking. Not only a former favourite colour but it is believed to reduce heart rates and lower body temperatures.

    Green

    Green can be the most refreshing colour for your home helping us to focus and promote fresh ideas. This colour is considered more versatile as it can also have a relaxing effect, represent renewal and good health. Maybe it’s time to introduce green into the bedroom and why not add more delicious fruits and vegetables at the dinner table! We love adding greenery in the form of plants to the home.

    Red

    Red conveys passion, power and strength. This colour is more dominant over the others and can convey energy and excitement. Unlike its cool blue friend, red raises blood pressure and can increase the heart rate. A passionate, warm colour like red is best for the dining room space rather than firing up your child when you’re trying to get them to go to sleep! If they insist on red, why not compromise with a darker shade of pink as this colour is calming and again, a preferred colour choice for most girls.

    Orange

    If you’re looking to get your child to interact more then orange may be the colour for you. Social interaction is promoted with this colour as it is considered to increase happiness. We often associate orange with energy and warmth and when used sparingly can have a positive effect on your little ones.

    Yellow

    Lastly, the colour yellow enhances metabolism. Great for fussy eaters! Like orange, it is a happy colour. Often connected with the sun it can uplift our moods and inspire hope and confidence about the future. We are certainly staying optimistic when it comes to using yellow!

    For our other top picks on decorating your children’s bedroom check out our post here.

  • Story time: three books your little one will love

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    Reading before bed isn’t just an enjoyable way to introduce your kids to an important skill, it should help tire them out at the end of a long day. It’s a healthy interest for kids to develop early. Whether they’re taking in their first picture books or they’re starting to read independently, we’ve got the book for them.

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the release of Eric Carle’s creation: The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Educational as well as entertaining, the book follows the caterpillar on his culinary adventures right through to his transformation into a butterfly. The creative design, holes punched throughout the book show the various foods that have been eaten, has continued to captivate children for decades. Selling well over 50 million copies, its popularity has transcended the world of children’s picture books, spanning toys, video games and a TV series.

    Where the Wild Things Are

    Initially received poorly by critics, Where the Wild Things Are went on to net Maurice Sendak the Caldecott medal in 1964. A beloved children’s picture book that captures the turbulent emotions and fierce imagination of Max: a wolf suit clad boy in the midst of a disagreement with his mother. The story follows Max from his bedroom into the world of the ‘Wild Things’ and back again. The unique window into the childhood psyche that the book provides has meant that it has been the subject of endless debate - even provoking psychoanalytic responses. It is a book that has proved enduringly enticing for young children, the sheer number of kids gravitating towards it in the year of its release helped change popular perceptions of the book. A live action adaptation of the book, directed by Spike Jonze, came out in 2009 – demonstrating its continued resonance decades after it was first released.

    Charlotte’s Web

    The consensus pick for critics in a BBC poll about the best children’s books, EB White’s Charlotte’s Web incorporates a range of deeply important themes into a captivating tale about the friendship between a pig and a spider. It’s widely considered an American literary classic and, for slightly older kids, it’s an enjoyable read that will have them pondering (perhaps for the first time) mortality, change and friendship. If they enjoyed the book, there’s a film to watch too!

    Kids’ beds

    Creating an environment that is conducive to your kids’ reading is incredibly important. A clutter-free space where they can relax and unwind at the end of the day can help their reading habit – and their sleep - flourish. A mid sleeper bed gives you the luxury of space – in addition to a high vantage point where your child can curl up with a book. Whether you use this space to stow away toys or as a reading den or play area, it’s a welcome addition to any room. If you have any questions about any of our cabin beds, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

     

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