summer holiday bedroom makeover
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Summer holiday bedroom makeover

The summer holidays are the perfect time to makeover your kids' bedrooms. The light nights and warmer weather make everything a lot easier to manage and give you plenty of working hours to get things done. Plus, the summer holidays are the perfect time to allow your kids to get involved in making over their bedroom and take on some of the hard work too.  Get planning  The school holidays are the perfect opportunity to see what works well in their bedroom and what could be developed or incorporated. As they are spending more time than ever at home and in their bedroom, you can see exactly what they use and what is taking up vital space and storage.  Your kids might also have some great ideas that they’ve seen when they’ve been at friends houses that you might not have thought about and would be perfect in their bedroom.  Your summer holiday bedroom makeover will be complete in no time at all with plenty planning. Let them help decorate  Yes, it might make a little...

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What age does my child need a new bed?
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What age does my child need a new bed?

Sometimes it can feel like you blink and miss your child growing up. Time moves so fast that kids seem to shoot up in no time at all and as they continue to grow that also means that they need a new bed to support this. You can’t keep your teenager in their toddler bed forever!  It isn’t straightforward to know when your child needs to move up to the next bed range, but we’ve put together some pointers for each age bracket to help. Just remember that what works for one child might not be the perfect solution for another. Use your parental senses as to when your child is ready for the next step.  Toddlers Toddlers typically switch from a cot to a bed at around the age of 2. Typically a simple single bed or shorty bed is a great option for a Toddler as it is lower to the ground, allowing for easier access on and off the bed.  Safety is the most important factor for any toddler on a night, so as much as they...

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Parents guide to high and mid sleepers 

Choosing a bed for your child is tough, especially when you know that you want something more than just a standard bed. You’ve got to consider functionality, comfort, space and durability which can come often become mindboggling.  One of the most practical solutions when looking for a kids bed nowadays is to consider a mid sleeper or a high sleeper as a solution as they offer a lot more than just a bed.  What’s the difference between a mid sleeper and a high sleeper? Mid sleepers and high sleepers both offer sleeping solutions that are raised off the ground and are higher than your typical kids bed. They both offer an expansive of usable space underneath which can provide essential usable space.  A high sleeper, as the name suggests is an elevated bed with a lot of space underneath due to the height the bed is from the ground. With so much space underneath high beds are often designed with desks, wardrobes, sofa and pullout beds. There’s a lot of versatility with high sleepers which allows you to incorporate a lot of essential furniture without impacting on vital floor space.  The bed is situated at the top of the ladder so it is important...

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Summer ready bedroom 

With summer now here it is the perfect time to update your kids bedroom ready for the long summer ahead. Plus, if you’ve already spent the last 3 months at home in quarantine then you might be in desperate need of a little change.  Our team have put together their top tips to transform your kids bedroom to create the ultimate summer vibes.  Bring the light One of the easiest ways to transform your child’s bedroom is by adding in some new bright and colourful accessories. Whether its a new lamp and ceiling light, new carpet or clean and crisp bedding, there are lots of simple ways to brighten a bedroom.  One of the best ways to brighten your child bedroom is to keep the walls and furniture in a simple colour and materials that can be easily adapted to most design ideas. The best thing about this idea? You can completely change the look and style of the room for every season by swapping out accessories for hardly any expense. Think about the cosy Christmas theme you cold have in December.  Cotton Bedding Cotton is the ultimate bedding choice during the summer months. Its moisture wick absorbency helps to keep your kids cool and...

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How to survive the school holidays

Even after 3 months of homeschooling and uncertainties ahead, the school holidays can still be an exciting and thrilling experience for both you and your kids. The school holidays are often a stressful time for many parents, so we’ve put together our tops tips to help you survive the 6 week summer holidays.  Get organised  Where possible plan ahead and create a calendar of appointments, days out, family commitments and activities. Not only does it help to keep you organised it also allows the kids to get excited and plan for specific days.  Organisation is key to staying organised during the holidays, whether its planning packed lunches into the weekly food shop or planning activities around an important appointment. Search for offers With tourist attractions, restaurants, shops and beaches trying to get people to visit during after being closed for 4 months there are bound to be lots of offers available. Have a quick search online and try to find a voucher before setting out for the day. Whether it is 2 for 1, 25% off or kids eat for free, there should be a voucher out there to help you save a bit of money.  Plus, what you save on entry prices and meals...

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Ultimate theme beds for every child

A themed bed is the ultimate bed to get your child into bed and asleep as fast as possible. As the focal point of any bedroom, it is important to pick a bed that works with the room as a whole. A themed bed does the talking for the entire room and means that you can keep the rest of the room simple and streamline.  As every child is different there is a bed out there to suit their personality and interests. Let’s take a look at some of our themed beds: Dollshouse  The dollhouse bed is the ultimate girly bed. With 4 different styles to choose from you can find the ultimate bed for your child. Whether you only want the playhouse outer frame or the whole playhouse surround, you have the flexibility to create the perfect dolls house bed and bedroom to suit your daughters existing bedroom.  Any little girl would absolutely adore one of these beds.  Race car  We have the ultimate race car bed, the dream bed for any budding racer or car enthusiast. It’s time to start up their engines and get ready to speed off to the land of nod! This feature red racing car bed offers great fun and...

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Find the perfect bed for your child

Did you know that the average person spends over a third of their life in bed? Whether that’s sleeping, resting or watching TV, we spend more time in bed than we potentially realise. Plus, as a child, this time will be increased as they need a lot more sleep than adults.  Picking a single bed for a child is no easy decision. There are so many possibilities and it can be hard picking a bed that will last them for a good few years. So here is our ultimate guide to picking a bed for your child.  Match a bed to there loves For younger boys, they may love a feature bed such as a race car to channel their inner racer or a playhouse shaped bed for girls that love their dolls house or play kitchen. The gabled roof gives a whimsical feel to any little girls bedroom and it utterly charming.  Buying a bed that is in keeping with their interests and hobbies is a great way to get them into bed each night. It also helps encourage them to spend more time in there and have fun in their bedrooms.  Let the bed do the talking As the focal point of...

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The High sleeper – The ultimate kids bed

The high sleeper is every kid’s dream bed. Kids absolutely love the idea of sleeping on the top bunk and having a fun and practical space underneath to enjoy during the day. There’s just something very exciting to a child about sleeping on the top bunk!  High sleepers are the ultimate in space-saving solutions and multifunctional furniture, you’d struggle to find anything more versatile for your home. With a raised sleeping area, the area beneath the high bed can be utilised for children's storage, study, relaxation and sleep. How do high sleepers work? A high sleeper is set high off the ground, with a large and useable open space underneath which can accommodate a desk area for studying, a sofa bed, storage cupboards, a bookshelf, wardrobe and much much more. High sleepers offer the ultimate in storage solutions, by making maximum use of the available bedroom space and providing room for larger items of furniture. Endless design solutions There are so many design and layout solutions with a bunk bed. Whether you’re wanting 1 or 2 beds, space for storage, desks, seating area or a pullout third bed, there are so many space-saving solutions available.  High sleepers really do provide the ultimate bedroom solution with...

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Multifunctional day bed chic

Not heard of a day bed before? The name might suggest a bed designed for lounging around in all day but in fact, a day bed is a French-inspired design that encases the mattress on three sides, making it the perfect hybrid of a sofa and a bed.  Day beds make the perfect addition to a spare bedroom, home office, playroom or perhaps even a living room. The three-sided design is synonymous with day beds. They appear at first as a sofa but the incorporated head and foot ends to create a hybrid structure between a sofa and a standard bed. If you’re looking for multifunctional furniture for your home then look no further! Ideal for guests You’ll find day beds to be the ultimate in-home office or spare bedroom beds. They often take up a lot less space than a traditional sofa bed and look a lot sleeker than a chunky sofa. As the mattress is a full-size single (with an additional mattress often available underneath to pull out into a king or super king mattress for two people) it is more generous than a sofa bed, so you’ll know your guests will be comfy and able to relax.  Plus, they’re a...

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There’s a cabin bed for every age

Cabin beds are really versatile bedroom solutions, with multi-use designs underneath the bed's platform which is used for storage. Ultimately, cabin beds come in a wide range of designs, formations and sleek features so there’s a perfect bed out there for every child.  With cabin beds there is no one size fits all approach, there are hundreds of different designs and formations to make sure that you can find the perfect solution for any shaped room. With cabin beds its important to think outside the box and find a design you know they will love but it’s important to consider their age and the duration of the bed when you’re picking out a style. Toddlers Cabin beds are the ultimate bed solution for adventurous toddlers. Toddlers will get endless amounts of fun out of a cabin bed, especially if it incorporated a theme they love.  Many toddlers like to make dens and play with tents, slides and tunnels, for which the cabin bed is the perfect addition. We have a range of Cabin beds that have tents underneath the bed which are brilliant for developing imaginative playing and also provide a great place to store toys when they are not in use.  Primary...

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