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  • Introducing our favourite beds with desks

    With the spread of the coronavirus completely upending everyday life, we’re all scrambling to adapt. On top of getting to grips with social distancing, educating ourselves on virus transmission and learning to live our entire lives indoors, we’ve also got to contend with having kids at home - all day, every day. To ensure they don’t spend all of this time glued to a screen, and are spending at least some of this time productively, many parents are scrambling to create suitable workspaces. With this in mind, we’ve tried to highlight some of our bestselling beds that come with desks.

    Steens pull-out desk in cool grey

    Midsleepers are a popular choice because of their ability to make the most of a small space. On top of a sturdy, robust and stylish bed, they give you the ability to use this additional space generated however you see fit. It might be that you need it for storage - for anything from bedding to books - or you might prefer to use it as a play area (this pink midsleeper from Steens is a fantastic example). 

    This cool grey pull-out desk for kids from Steens is a slick option for those looking to give their child a space to do their work. With a rounded edge that fits neatly onto a midsleeper, it’s functional as well as attractively designed. There’s storage space for all of your kids’ books and folders too.

    Gami duplex highsleeper

    highsleeper beds with desks

    This highsleeper bed from French brand Gami is elegantly constructed: it features a gorgeous chestnut finish that complements a gleaming black foil surface. It’s got everything a stuck-at-home student could possibly need - from shelves for books, paper and folders to a solid and sizeable desk that can cater for laptops and anything they’re currently working on. There are loads of additional options to choose from too. So, whether you want an extra comfortable memoflex mattress or a bunky light, it’s all available.

    Kidsaw JCB desk and chair

    desk with chair

    For those who’ve only just started at nursery or school, you might want something a bit more lively and engaging. Learning and creating is meant to be fun and this desk and chair is definitely that. Designed to look like an anthropomorphised JCB, it’s a great way to attract their attention and encourage them to take a seat and make their way through anything they’d like to work on.

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  • Creating the perfect study space

    cabin bed with a desk

    Governments are doing everything they can to slow the spread of coronavirus. Just a few days ago, the UK took the unprecedented decision to close schools. With it, the education system has ground firmly to a halt - exams have been cancelled and teachers sent home. Already under pressure parents are now being asked to scramble to cobble together a suitable workspace. 

    While a corner of the table can work when it’s only expected to handle an hour or so of homework a night, when you’re expected to provide something a bit more substantial for a longer period of time - and source it inexpensively and quickly - it can be a close to impossible task. To help you out, we’ve compiled all of the helpful advice we can think of into one easily digestible piece. Follow the advice detailed and you shouldn’t have a problem creating a quiet and comfortable working environment that will allow your child to concentrate on their studies.

    Quiet

    In the modern age, homes are full of distractions both big and small: TV’s, laptops, tablets , phones and even smartwatches. Creating a space where all of these distractions are absent can be difficult but putting the effort in will surely be rewarded with a ready-to-work and laser-focused child. If the rest of the home is noisy - as it is likely to be with the whole family cloistered indoors -  it might be an idea to drown out any head-turning background noise with some ambient music. Songs without lyrics allow your children to dedicate themselves to the task at hand.

    Greenery

    Sometimes practical limitations mean you simply can’t afford to allocate one of the bigger, brighter rooms to study. There are, however, ways you can make the space you do have available more inviting. House plants have become extremely popular in recent months. In part, because they can help re-establish a connection to the outside world in even the smallest, darkest corners but also because they can remove toxins from the air, bolster mood and improve concentration. 

    Pick a study room and stick to it

    Working in the same room where you’d normally watch TV, play games or relax with a book can take a bit of adjustment. Each room in your house is likely to evoke a different frame of mind, which is why we’d recommend selecting a room for studying and sticking to it. When your kids enter that room, they’ll know what is expected of them and should have a better chance of getting on with their work without incident or interruption.

    We have a broad range of beds and desks available on our site. Whether you’re looking for a temporary stop-gap solution or a cabin bed with a desk that’s going to last years and years, we’re confident we can partner you with the perfect product. And, for a limited time only, if you spend over £300, you can get free room of choice delivery. Got any questions? Don’t hesitate to get in touch!

  • Bite-size guide to the KonMari method

    mid sleeper with storage

    A new year brings with it new challenges. And some of them are entirely of our own creation.

    After mining our last twelve months for positives and negatives, we resolve to make changes that we hope will make the next twelve months even more enjoyable.

    For many, the key to a better year lies in our appearance. We take up new sports, change our daily routine and follow an exacting nutritional plan to warp our bodies into our imagined ideal. Even if the pursuit proves futile, we’ll reap the benefits of living a healthier lifestyle.

    Others decide that their immediate environment is a more deserving recipient of their turn-of-the-year enthusiasm – or at least, it is a target that is more easily accomplished. The reality is though, if you’re contemplating a complete revamp of our home or just a few minor tweaks, the task ahead can be daunting.

    Naturally, if you’ve got a tenuous grasp on the basics of both home management and interior design, you’ve got to look elsewhere for inspiration. And whether you’ve turned on the TV or made the effort to read up on the subject, you’ve likely encountered Marie Kondo.

    A bestselling book, The Art of Tidying, and a Netflix show, Tidying up with Marie Kondo, have made her simple organisational philosophy – the KonMari method – ubiquitous.

    But if you haven’t got the time to read 256 pages or sit through eight 45 minute episodes, what are you meant to do?

    To help you get to grips with the essentials of the KonMari method without wasting a minute, we've distilled everything you need to know into one simple, digestible blog post. You’ll be making real strides in your goals for the New Year in no time at all.

    Does it spark joy?

    The most important aspect of the method is, when determining whether to keep or throw away an item, assessing its capacity to ‘spark joy’. If it does, you keep it. If it doesn’t, you don’t. It’s a simple approach that has been embraced by thousands. Enthusiastically so too; ‘spark joy’ has worked its way into the lexicon of the cognoscenti – appearing on the signs of protestors in the UK and the US.

    The process

    To break down what can be an arduous, lengthy and complex process into its more easily digestible constituent parts, Kondo recommends sorting your belongings in the following order:

    •         Clothing
    •         Books
    •         Paper
    •         Komono (miscellaneous items)
    •         Sentimental items

     Kondo recommends pooling all of your belongings into one place and then systematically working through them item-by-item. Ordered this way, you can work your way through items in ascending order of their emotional value. The things that are most difficult to throw away are saved for last.

    She is also fond of humanising every item – asking how your socks, for example, might feel balled up and stuffed away in the corner of a drawer. Bizarre as it may seem, some people find that this perspective helps them better appreciate the value of their things.

    The benefits

    Your mind can take on the characteristics of your home. When your living space is cluttered, your thinking can become muddled and convoluted. Scientific studies have demonstrated the health benefits of a cleaner, clearer space and several participants in the show talk enthusiastically about the improvements to their mental health. 

    Adopting Marie Kondo’s methods is a great starting point for decluttering your home. If you want a head start, why not look at a space-savvy mid sleeper with storage?

  • What is The Healthiest Sleeping Position?

    Self Sleeping Habits for Infants and parents

    When it comes to catching those all-important zzz’s the sleeping position you and your children choose could be affecting the quality of sleep as well as having negative impacts on the body. Your most loved sleeping pose could be the cause of aches and pains, tummy troubles and even premature wrinkles (for the parents). We wanted to address some of these issues and help you discover the best sleeping positions and childrens beds for you and your little ones.

    Let them sleep alone

    Babies ideally, shouldn’t co-sleep with a parent or adult for any reason. This is easily said than done. You could consider having your baby or infant sleep in the same room as you, just not in the same bed, especially for the first six months as recommended by the NHS. Placing your baby on their back to sleep from the very beginning, both during the day and night will reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) which brings us to our next point.

    Put them on their back

    Place babies on their backs to sleep every time. This position has reduced the amount of SIDS nationwide by more than 50% according to recent studies. As babies grow, it’s ok if they roll over on their own during their sleep. So long as you keep their sleeping area clear and have a tightly fitted sheet and firm mattress this should ensure a good sleep.

    Making their sleeping space safe

    It’s important not to allow babies or infants to sleep in an adult bed, on a sofa or in a chair. Instead, use safety approved cots, bassinet’s or for infant’s appropriate childrens beds. Make sure all sleeping spaces are kept clear, include a firm mattress, and are covered with a tightly fitted sheet. Objects such as toys, cushions and blankets should be kept out of the way. You may want to consider a one-piece wearable blanket rather than loose blankets to keep children warm.

    Sleeping positions that are good

    Sleeping on the back is recommended for a good night’s sleep. This posture also prevents neck and back pain by maintaining a neutral position for the head, neck and spine. It can also reduce the risk of acid reflux by keeping your head elevated above your stomach. And for adults, you’ll be please know can minimise wrinkles as there is nothing pushing against your face. The only downside to lying on the back is that it can encourage snoring.

    Sleeping positions that are ok

    So, if you wish to reduce the snoring perhaps you may want to try sleeping on the side as this elongates the spine. This, like sleeping on the back will also help to prevent acid reflux by keeping the head elevated above the stomach. For mums to be, however, this can be a useful position during pregnancy as sleeping on the left is ideal for blood flow. Unfortunately, though, it is considered bad for the face and breasts as it pushes on the body parts and can cause prominent sagging. 

    Sleeping positions that are bad

    Although another position that can be useful during pregnancy, the fetal pose can be considered bad for others. This position can have a bigger effect on adults as it increases arthritic pain as knees are bent for long periods of time. It can also be bad for the neck and spine posture and it is crucial not to curve your back too much. As well as this, curling up in your sleep can restrict deep breathing which is useful to slow your body and heart rate down making it easier to drift off to sleep.

    Sleeping positions to avoid

    Sleeping on the stomach should be avoided as it is difficult to maintain a neutral spine and can put pressure on joints and muscles which can irritate nerves leading to tingling, numbness and sometimes pain. This is usually the position that causes aching in the neck, shoulders or back. However, if you don’t suffer from body aches and pains and you often snore, then keeping the face down will help keep your upper airways open so perhaps this is the position for you.

    As well as sourcing the right childrens beds we encourage you to find the perfect pillow and mattress to ensure you and your little ones get the best night’s sleep you deserve!

  • Introducing your child to a new sport

    low sleeper beds

    With the arrival of the New Year, it’s natural to start eagerly looking for ways to make the next 12 months even better than the last.  For many of us, to realise our aspirations for a happier, healthier life, we need to change our lifestyle. It might be something simple (like eating less sugary, fattening foods) or something drastic (like sticking religiously to a personalised training and diet plan). Whatever it is, this period of self-reflection typically produces positive results and leads us to also think about the lifestyles of those closest to us - our children.

    One year older and growing all the time, if they’re aren’t already participating in some kind of physical activity, it might be the time to introduce them to a new sport. It’s a great way to ensure your child gets the vital exercise they need. (We’ve already written about the importance of regular exercise here.) But, when they’re starting their very first sport, it can be difficult to gauge how long their interest will last.

    A little bit of trial-and-error is probably unavoidable. The sport their closest friends at school love - which they insist on taking part in too - might not deliver them the same kind of joy. To give you the best possible chance of selecting the right sport straight away (and avoiding the cost of your child starting and then quickly abandoning an activity) we’ve summarised the appeal of three of the most popular activities and recommended some useful tools.

    Swimming

    Swimming was the most popular physical pursuit for kids aged between 5 and 10 (and the second most popular for kids aged 11 and 15). It’s easy to see why. Being able to swim is an important life skill and a prerequisite for spending time in the pool or on the beach. It helps improve cardiovascular endurance and builds strength. Although it’s an individual sport, lessons normally take place in a group which allows for some - if limited - psychosocial benefit.

    Cycling

    Cycling is popular for largely the same reasons as swimming - many see being able to ride a bike as an important life skill that is best learnt young. It improves health and gives children the means to travel further distances than they would be able to otherwise - on their own or with a group of friends.

    Football

    Football continues to appear at the top (or near the top) of the list of most popular sports for children in the UK. In a football-obsessed nation, this is no surprise. Its popularity is, in part, explained by the challenge of testing the limits of your endurance, speed and agility. But the psychosocial benefits of training and competing as a team are an important draw too.

    While this is far from an exhaustive list, we’ve tried to give you an insight into a selection of the UK’s most popular sports. If, however, all of these activities have failed to pique your child’s interest, there’s an extremely useful resource that might be able to lend a helping hand.

    The Healthy Sport Index allows you to rate the importance of three different criteria - physical activity, safety and psychosocial benefits - and gives you a list of sports to choose from in order of their corresponding suitability. It also factors in gender too.

    Bear in mind that this tool is primarily targeted at a US audience so don’t be surprised if it introduces you to a range of fiercely American sports like baseball and cheerleading. And, of course, try not to roll your eyes too hard if ‘soccer’ pops up as an option.

    Taking up a new sport is bound to lead to exhaustion. To make sure they get a solid night’s sleep to rest and recharge, get them a comfortable bed that snugly fits the dimensions of their room. Regardless of your taste in interior design - or any practical limitations - we’ve got a comprehensive range of products that can cater to all possibilities: from simple low sleeper beds to more complex children’s midsleeper beds with in-built storage.

  • What is the best bed frame?

    mid sleeper bed with storage

    Tog, tufting, hypoallergenic: the lexicon of beds can be surprisingly impenetrable. They’re all terms you’re likely to be unfamiliar with if you’ve just started your bed-buying journey. It goes to show, buying a bed can be bewilderingly complex. To help you get to grips with the essentials, we’ve put together a post that covers three of the most popular types of bed frames. Hopefully, you’ll find something that appeals to your aesthetic sensibilities and meets your practical requirements.

    Metal bed frames

    Metal bed frames are rarely outside the most popular choices for visitors to our site. Prized for their longevity, metal frames offer excellent value for money. They won’t wilt, dent or spoil over time, retaining their rigid structure and glossy sheen for years to come. And with an impressive range of designs available on our site, there’s something for everyone – from those who favour the decorative, traditional look iron can offer to the sleek sophistication of more modern designs.

    Canopy bed frames

    For some, the only place you should find a canopy bed is in the long-since uninhabited bedrooms of medieval European aristocrats. And, until recently, I’d have agreed with them. Canopy beds, complete with frilly curtains, were a relic of a bygone and distinctly unfashionable era. Today though, the silhouette has been reclaimed and modern design has transformed them from dreary and domineering to inviting and airy.

    They are still, however, an indulgent and dramatic choice. You really have to commit to it being the focal point of the room and arrange everything else around it. Shaped to resemble the silhouette of a house, this canopy bed from Birlea is an elegant choice that any child would be delighted to call their own.

    Bed frames with storage

    For the space-conscious homeowner, bed frames that cleverly incorporate storage into their designs are an absolute necessity. Modern designs are engineered to help you cram in even more into previously unusable dead space. The right mid sleeper bed with storage can make your room feel much, much bigger than it really is.

    Courtesy of the some of the industry’s leading brands, we’ve got an impressive and extensive selection of beds with storage, the scope of which you’ll struggle to find anywhere else – online or offline.  Julian Bowen, Stompa and Steens are just three of many renowned brands whose products we’re delighted to stock.

    We hope that you’ve emerged from reading this piece with a better understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of a number of popular bed frames. You should know enough to ensure that your next purchase is an informed one. If you have questions about any of our products, don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can send us an email, give us a call or use the chat on our website. One of our team will be on hand to help.

  • What type of mattress is best for my child?

    children's single mattress

    The importance of finding the right mattress for your child can’t be overstated. A well-suited mattress can play a crucial role in determining the quality of your child’s sleep. And, as has been demonstrated in countless clinical trials and books, sleep is incredibly important: a poor night’s sleep hampers concentration, memory and mood.  

    There are, however, a dizzying number of things to consider before settling on a mattress. Size, firmness, and weight are just three of many things to take into account and, even after giving all of these factors commensurate thought, it can be tremendously difficult to arrive at a decision you have 100% confidence in. To help you pick the perfect mattress, we’ve put together this guide. 

    How do I choose a kids mattress? 

    While our intuition tells us we’re more likely to sleep well on a soft, fluffy mattress than a concrete floor, there isn’t a massive body of evidence that supports that assertion. Studies into the effect of mattresses have struggled to secure the independent funding that is required to produce data robust enough to stand up to scientific scrutiny.  

    Should a child sleep on a firm mattress? 

    However, an independently funded, peer-reviewed 2011 Sleep to Live study that investigated the impact of mattress firmness on sleep found that the optimal mattress firmness differs from person to person. The results serve to underline the importance of taking the time to try out a mattress for as long as possible before making a decision.  

    Size

    Picking the right size mattress can be tricky. Ideally, you’d want to pick a mattress that is big enough to accommodate for your child’s growth as they get older. But, you don’t want the mattress to occupy too much space in their room if they aren’t going to really need that a mattress of that size for a few years. Finding the balance between the two is key to selecting the right children's single mattress.

    Support 

    Mattresses need to be ergonomically designed to properly support your child’s frame as they grow. If you go for a mattress that is ill-suited to their needs, you run the risk of your child’s posture being detrimentally affected over time. A good signifier of a mattress that suits their frame is one where as much of their body as possible is in contact with the mattress at all times. This is likely to reduce the chance of any pain/soreness developing from sleeping in an awkward position for hours overnight. 

    Safety 

    In addition to thinking about size, support and any additional health considerations (like allergies), there are certain safety requirements for bunks and cabin beds. Each structure is only able to support a specific weight and being aware of this is essential for every customer looking into a potential mattress. 

    Children’s mattresses are crucial in determining your child’s quality of sleep. It is, however, important to note that factors like diet, lifestyle and even watching too much TV or spending too much time on the computer before bed are just as pivotal in affecting your child’s sleep. 

  • What age can your child use a bunk bed?

    bunk beds for small rooms

    If your child has started school, they may have already started clamouring for bunk beds. For kids, bunk beds hold a kind of magnetic appeal – they represent the excitement of getting older and new responsibilities. For parents, children’s bunk beds are a stylish and reliable choice and, crucially, they create precious space in already crowded bedrooms.  But how old should your kids be before they can safely use a bunk bed? And what considerations need to be made before making a purchase?

    When can kids use a bunk bed?

    As you’ll know if you’ve seen Stepbrothers, bunk beds are only as safe as the people making – and using - them. If your kids are mature enough to use the bunk beds as they are intended – without using the top bunk as a diving platform – they are absolutely safe to use.

    Kids are old enough to use a bunk bed when you are sure they are mature enough to use them safely. The only chance at all of your children encountering any harm whatsoever stems from using the bunk beds irresponsibly – not from any inherent design flaw or faulty materials.

    If you have any concerns or doubts about their ability to use the bunk beds safely, you can mitigate the risk by opting for low bunk beds. We have one of the most extensive selections of small bunk beds in the UK and we can help find a solution that dispels any reservations you may have.

    Are bunk beds safe?

    Safety is of paramount importance to manufacturers and each product is carefully designed to minimise the possibility of anyone getting injured.

    Almost all of our products are covered by 1 year manufacturer warranties too. So, if it doesn’t meet your expectations, you’ll have the opportunity to replace it or get your money back.

    Additionally, if you have any reservations about assembling the bunk beds yourself, they do come with detailed instructions – eliminating the possibility of uncertainty clouding your work and adversely affecting the beds.

    What is the maximum age for bunk beds?

    There isn’t necessarily a maximum age for bunk beds. Age doesn’t determine a child’s suitability for a bunk bed – but height and weight definitely can. Different bunk beds have different maximum weight capacities. The size specifications for each bed are listed on the product page (including length and width) but if, for whatever reason, you can’t find all the information you need, don’t hesitate to send us an email or give us a call. Our team are always on hand to field any of your questions and ensure you the get the best fit for your home.

    If you want the bunk bed to last for a long time (and be able to weather the storm of any out-of-the-blue growth spurts) you should consider getting a bed that is considerably larger than your child’s current frame. There are a variety of cool bunk beds suitable for a range of ages and sizes. Have a look on our website to view and compare space-saving bunk beds from leading manufacturers.

  • Creative space-saving solutions

    Parisot Midsleeper Cabin Bed with Desk

    As kids get older, they need more and more space in their bedroom. Not only do they grow in stature, but their range of interests grows too. Their bedroom space needs to be able to accommodate new clothes and shoes as well as the items that accompany their growing list of hobbies. Unfortunately, your house doesn’t grow with your kids. You have more stuff than ever before but the same amount of space to fit it all into. We’ve come up with a variety of ways you can more efficiently use the space in your home.

    Cabin beds with storage

    A bed occupies the most space in a bedroom. When you’re pressed for space, any way you can utilise this space more efficiently should be welcomed. Midsleeper cabin beds that incorporate storage are a must for getting the most out of your space. We have a range of space-saving beds available from quality brands. The extensive range of options caters for all tastes and requirements: you’ll find mid sleeper beds in a variety of sizes and designs.

    Cabin beds with desk

    When kids start school, they need a space that gives them everything they need to learn effectively. As well as a quiet room free from distractions, they need a desk. Fitting a desk into an already cramped space can seem like an impossible task. Thanks to the innovation of industry-leading manufacturers though, there are products that integrate a bed and a desk into one space-saving product. There’s an impressive range of options available on our site in a comprehensive range of sizes, making finding a product that is ideal for your needs straightforward.

    Colour

    If you’ve ran out of ways to create more space, you can turn to the powerful psychological impact colour can have. Without completely overhauling you bedroom, you can make it feel bigger for the price of nothing more than a few tins of paint. Lighter colours reflect light and darker colours absorb light. Because of this, lighter colours appear to recede, making a space look bigger than it really is, while darker colours appear to advance, making a space look smaller than it really is. So, to maximise your space, consider using lighter colours for the walls and ceiling.

    Clothing rack

    It might be slightly unorthodox but opting to use a sleek, simple clothing rack instead of a bulky, boxy wardrobe can be a great way to create space. A stylish, minimalist approach to designing and decorating a bedroom that looks great while eliminating any unnecessary excess. Minimise expense and maximise space.

    Shelving

    And, depending on the age of your children, putting out-of-reach, high shelves in their bedroom might be an idea worth pursuing. Floating shelves give you the opportunity to stash away stuff in an area you’d never be able to use anyway. And thanks to the simple, minimalist design, they are usually inexpensive to get hold of too.

    Hopefully, in this post, you’ve picked up a few different ways you can make the most of the space you have available to you. If you have any useful space-saving ideas, please let us know in the comments.

     

  • 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.

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