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Follow These Easy Steps Before Renovating Your Bathroom

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Renovating the bathroom can be quite a troubling process indeed. Quite often, the bathroom can be relegated when it comes to decorating the home. But why shouldn’t it get the same level of care and attention when you’re planning your interiors? After all, the bathroom has the rather thankless task of overseeing all your daily habits, so it’s only fair to compensate it, right? Generally speaking, though, it’s also the smallest room in the house. So, finding a way to make it shine can be difficult. Here are some of my ideas to get your bathroom shining.

Space and Storage

Since size is often an issue when it comes to the bathroom, you could be forgiven for just cramming in all of the things you need. Shower, toilet, sink. What else is there? If that’s what you think, you’d be wrong. The bathroom is often the place where we keep some of our most personal belongings. It proudly homes the medicine cabinet and the cleaning products. For that reason, you’re going to have to give some serious thinking to storage solutions.

If you’re not blessed by a spacious, luxury bathroom, you may need to compromise. The shower and bath can be easily combined to save space. The medicine cabinet can hang over the sink. If you do have the room, it’s worth putting a proper storage cabinet in there to house all your supplies. It’s better than having them scattered all around the windowsill. If a lot of space is something you’re graced with, make use of it. Consider putting a vanity unit in there for your personal grooming, though be prepared for the inevitable queue every morning.

Accessories

Just like any other room in the house, your bathroom shouldn’t go without its share of decoration. Besides, this is the room you’ve set aside for relaxation – make it feel that way. There is a whole host of items you can buy to fully kit out your bathroom. Think heated towel rails, glass soap dishes and toilet roll holders.

It’s probably wise to lay down a bath mat, too, so you don’t drench the floor every time you get out the tub. Water damage can wreak havoc on your flooring, so take the necessary precautions.

Pipework

While you’re in the habit of doing out your bathroom, you should check out your pipework to make sure there are no problems. With so much plumbing, it’s only natural that eventually you’re going to run into trouble. Consider hiring a leak detection company to make sure everything is in order. You don’t want to leave any problems festering for too long, as water damage can have dramatic repercussions on your home.

The same goes for all plumbing and electrical work. Leave it to the professionals. There are things around the house you should never take care of yourself unless you’re fully qualified. These are two of them.

I hope you learn to give your bathroom the makeover it deserves. Follow these tips and you’ll have a room to be proud of, not just one to take care of your business.

My Guide For Helping Your Family Settle Into A New Home

Moving into a new property can be a very exciting time. The whole family will probably help you on the day, but then you’re left to deal with matters yourself. Settling in is often an issue when you have children. They will feel a little scared to find themselves in a new bedroom at night. There are lots of things you can do to make the transition easier. I’ll give you some helpful advice today that should help to improve the situation. All you have to do is use some common sense and try to make the move seem like an enjoyable experience.

Keep the children away on moving day

Young people can often find change rather stressful. With that in mind, you should get someone else to look after them while you relocate. They will only get bored and frustrated if you keep them around. You can welcome your children into their new home once all the boxes have been delivered. Those of you with a little more cash to spend might buy a premium professional service. Some removals companies will even unpack your items and set the rooms up as you request.

Sort their bedrooms first

It doesn’t matter if your living room and kitchen are sorted during the first week of moving into a new property. However, you’ll need to get the kid’s bedrooms sorted as soon as possible. You want them to feel comfortable in familiar surroundings. So, try to keep things the same as they were in your previous home. That way, they will find it easier to fall asleep at night. You can make changes further down the line when you perform alternative renovation work. Until then, you need to ensure your children recognise their bedrooms.

Buy them a new bed

There is nothing quite like falling asleep in a new bed. Experts at John Ryan By Design say the first time you sleep on a new mattress you always get a better night’s sleep. That is very true. So, investing in a new bed frame and mattress for your special little ones could be perfect. The rest of their bedroom will still look the same, and so there is no need to worry. The only difference is they will feel like they’re floating on thin air. Of course, that only lasts for the first few nights while they’re breaking in the new item.

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The only other things you need to worry about relate to meal times. You should try to keep the same routine you used at your last property. Make sure you erect your dining room table straight away, so you can still sit down and eat food together. Routines are important to children because they help them to ignore potentially stressful situations. So long as you can keep their minds active, they shouldn’t get too worked up in your new home. Maybe you should involve them in the process of decorating their rooms? Kids love to be creative and a little more independent. Just make sure you’re happy with pictures of Frozen characters on the walls because that’s what they’ll probably want.

How to Spruce Up the Garden & Outside of Your Home

When people think about how to improve their home, they usually focus on the interiors. But the outside of the home and the garden can be just as important.

Make the Garden a Natural Habitat

The big mistake a lot of people make when they change their garden is that they make it more generic and sterile. Your garden should be a natural environment, full of life. There’s no need to make the lawn look like a carpet or chop down the plants that you don’t like the looks of. You should think about what’s best for attracting new animals and insects to the garden. You can start by adding a good bird box. Then you could think about adding a pond to attract frogs and toads.

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Make Over the Garage

The garage is important to a lot of people. But it’s also one of those places, like the attic or the spare room, that tends to get filled with junk. This isn’t a good thing because it means you can’t make good use of the garage. So, start by going through the junk you have in there and throw away the stuff you don’t want or need. You’ll probably find that most of the stuff in there is pretty useless to you. You could also find a Garage Door Repair company to fix those dents and scrapes that cover the garage door. It’ll certainly improve how it looks from the outside.

Hire a Landscape Gardener

If your lawn is sort of all over the place and not where you want it to be, it could be a good idea to hire a professional landscape gardener. They’ll be able to give the garden a distinct layout that appears more focused and less haphazard. That doesn’t mean you can’t make the garden into a good natural habitat as I outlined above; it simply means it’ll be a natural habitat that also looks good! You could even ask them to incorporate a small area that could be used for growing vegetables.

Paint the Brickwork

The outside of your house is the thing that people will see first, long before they step inside it. And we all know how important and decisive first impressions can be, so it’s important not to have an ugly exterior to your home. If the colour of the paint on the outside of your home is out of date, you should repaint it. This is something you’ll have to do every few years or so anyway. Paint inevitable fades eventually, and it will start to crack and flake as well. That’s not a good look for you home.

Add a Sculpture

Your home and garden doesn’t have to be merely functional. You need some interesting and artistic touches to make it stand out as well. One of the best things to do if you’re looking to add something different is buy a sculpture. They look great in the garden and add something new. It doesn’t have to be something huge or expensive. There are plenty of options, so get out there and explore them.

My Pet Peeves: The Most Annoying Problems Around The Home!

As you may be able to tell by the title, I have a small list of my biggest problems in the home. I’m sharing this with you because no doubt there are people out there that can relate to my issues. So, sit back and enjoy my biggest pet peeves at home!

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Creaky Floorboards/Stairs

If you live in a fairly old home, you may be burdened with creaky floorboards/stairs. It may not sound like a big deal, but when your kids are asleep, you want there to be no noise at all. One wrong step on your walk up to bed and a loud creak is all it takes to wake the kids up. Plus, creaky floorboards are amplified times a thousand at night time. When everything else is quiet, a creak can sound like a grand piano crashing down on the floor. What makes it so annoying is that it’s a difficult problem to fix. You’d have to rip up the carpet and change the floorboards, then re-lay the carpet. If you’re remodeling your house, definitely think about getting some new creak-less floorboards in!

Electric Problems

Any problems with the electrics in the home are the bane of my life. It can be very annoying when issues arise because we need electricity for almost everything. Power cuts are the worst. Being stuck in a home with candles for lights, it feels like you’ve been transported back a hundred years. One of my biggest pet peeves is broken lights or blown fuses. If you ever find that you have to change the same light bulb over and over, there’s probably a problem with the light, not the bulb! It’s a good thing there are lots of electric companies around, because I always need their help. Once or twice I’ve flicked a switch at home and then a fuse has blown and everything has just turned off. Thankfully, I’ve had people come in, take a look, and change out my fuse box so, fingers crossed, this shouldn’t be happening again!

No Hot Water

There are few things more annoying then stepping into the shower on a cold morning, only to be confronted with no hot water. Sometimes, this can be down to a water pipe issues on the other side of town that affect everyone. Other times, it can be because someone has been in the shower and used up all the hot water before you. Leaving you shivering away in a cold shower and spending hours curled up in your towel afterwards. I do have another pet peeve that links in here a little bit; people who flush the toilet when I’m showering. When they do this, it takes away the water pressure and the hot water. A double whammy to start off my day, great!

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Uninvited Guests

No, I don’t mean family members that turn up unannounced! I’m talking about animals that invite themselves in and around your home. Mice and squirrels can find their way into your attic and scratch around up there. But, my biggest pet peeve are other people’s cats coming into our garden and doing their business on my lawn! Why? Do you not have litter boxes at home? What’s so special about my lawn?!

 

Interesting Reasons Why An Apartment May Be A Good Choice For Your Family

If you’re thinking about relocating your family, you may be looking at different housing options. Well, I’m here to make a case for the lovely old apartment. Living in one could be a great choice for your family, and here’s why:

Cost-Effective

One of the hardest parts of buying a house is the cost. You’ve got the big cost of the house itself, combined with all the utility bills and property tax. But, apartments are a lot cheaper for families to live in. You don’t have to put down a massive deposit; you just pay a monthly rent. Plus, sometimes the utility bills can be covered in the rent, which saves a little money. The big winner is that you don’t have to pay any property tax if you live in an apartment. This can save your family money over a long period of time.

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Different Sizes Available

When people think of an apartment, they tend to imagine it being small. There’s no way a family can live in an apartment, right? Wrong. It’s very easy for a family of three or four to live in a standard sized apartment. You can get apartments that have two, three, even four bedrooms! It’s even possible to get ones that have more than one level too. So, if you’re worried about space for your family, don’t be! You and your family can still live comfortably in an apartment.

Secure Parking

With a lot of houses, you may not have a driveway or garage to park your car. This means you have to risk leaving it on the street overnight. Now, as well as this leaving your car unprotected, it can also raise car insurance costs. But, lots of apartments come with various parking options. Some have their own parking lot; others have a secure garage for residents. The bottom line is, you can park your car a lot safer if you live in an apartment. This could also save you money on your car insurance, which is a nice little bonus!

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 Staying on the topic of secureness, apartments can bring a greater deal of security to your family. When you live in a house, you have your security system installed to alert you of any burglars. This is pretty impressive, but, it’s only one thing. When you live in an apartment complex, you have a few more layers of security. First, people have to buzz an apartment before they come in. This means pressing a button and asking to be let into the building. If you don’t know the person, you don’t let them in – simple. It’s an easy thing that adds to security levels. Plus, you have security systems built into the building and individual apartments. So, if someone manages to break into the building, the alarms will go off before they get a chance to break into your apartment. Also, some apartment buildings have security cameras outside to ward off trespassers. In general, your family can be a lot safer living in an apartment.

How to Give Yourself Spa Treatments Without Leaving Your House!

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I wish I could visit the spa more often, for a bit of me time. The thing is, it always seems like an impossible task. I just don’t have the time or the money to spend half a day at my local beauty centre. That doesn’t mean I can’t have the same kind of experience at home, however. There are loads of ways you can have some real R&R in the comfort of your own living room. It’s far cheaper and won’t use up valuable work or family time. Here’s how you can bring the spa to you.

Homemade Beauty Treatments

Pinterest will become your new best friend when it comes to making beauty treatments at home. There are so many different recipes and techniques; you’ll be spoilt for choice. Most of these treatments can be made with things you find in the cupboard or fridge, too! Popular ingredients include olive oil, coconut oil and natural yoghurt. You can make face masks, for a deep and relaxing facial. You can create your own bath creams and shower gels if you only have a little bit of time spare. There are even treatments you can put together at home, which will do a better job than something at the spa. After all, there are a lot fewer chemicals in something you make yourself. What’s not to love about going homemade?!

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Amazing At-Home Beauty Treatments

If you’re not keen on whacking a load of yoghurt on your face, there are some products you can buy which are of spa quality. You don’t even need to spend a small fortune on these. For example, did you know that Sudocrem can get rid of skin redness? I bet some of you ladies have some of that lying around, anyway! If you’re looking for something a bit more intense, then Platinum Skin Care do a range of chemical peels. They’ve been specially created for at-home use and are as good as the stuff you’ll find in a spa. Dig around in the cupboards and have a look what’s been stored in there since Mother’s Day. If you’re like me, you’ll probably have stashed away a tonne of toiletries you received as gifts. Some of these may be perfect for your at-home spa treatments.

Massages and Relaxation

One of the best things about visiting a spa is the peace, quiet and relaxation. Not forgetting the massages, of course! If you can rope your partner in, see if they wouldn’t mind giving you a massage one quiet evening. You can find a whole range of essential oils and massage lotions that will give it that professional feel. As for getting some R&R, well there are plenty of ways to do this too. Have you ever tried meditation? You only need a spare 10 minutes, and it can help you feel much more rested and relaxed. Download an app like Headspace, that will walk you through the technique. Light some scented candles and put on some calming music. You’ll instantly feel more at ease with the world.

Once you’ve tried some of these tips out, you’ll wonder why you ever forked out so much money at a spa. It’s so easy to recreate at home, and it will save you plenty of time too.

 

I’ve Found These Awesome Family Den Ideas

For many families, spending quality time together is a challenge. Work, school, hobbies, and social commitments often mean each of us are on different schedules. So when the weekend finally comes around and you are all together at home, you want to make your time special. I’ve been looking into some awesome den ideas so the whole family can group together and enjoy some family activities. I wanted to know what goes into the ultimate family room to make sure everyone is comfortable. Here’s what I’ve found:

 

Kids Seats

Kids love to have fun, and their style is a lot different from adults. As a family den, I think it’s important that everyone in the family feels that it is their place equally. I found some bean bag chairs online, and it made me realize that the kids should have their own seats. Bean bag chairs are fun and funky. They come in a range of colors and styles so your kids should be able to find the one that suits their tastes best.

 

Adult Seats

The family den is definitely the place I would want to head to if I were having a pajama day. I want to slouch around and be comfortable. A big comfy sofa with lots of squishy cushions sounds perfect to me. I like to put my feet up too, so I might even look at a reclining sofa. With snacks and drinks on the go in front of the TV, leather is probably the best option. It’s much easier to wipe down and keep clean than fabric.

 

On the Floor

When the kids bring their toys into the room, they love to be sat on the floor. Us poor adults groan as we shift ourselves down to be with them. Some bean bags, cushions, and a very soft rug are definitely going into my ultimate family den! I think this room would best be carpeted too, although wooden floors are easier to clean when drinks get spilled.

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Coffee Table

I love having somewhere to put my glass down, and the kids love a table to put their games onto. For the ultimate den, a big, solid, square coffee table plus a smaller nest of little tables would be perfect. That way there will be plenty to go around. I love dark woods so I would hope to find a complete matching set in something like oak. We will need a nice coaster set too!

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TV

The TV will definitely be used in the family den. It would probably be on all day if I didn’t keep the viewing hours in check! A big screen is essential for a big family so everyone can enjoy it together. I love the idea of a smart TV that is connected to the internet. That way, we can stream TV shows, movies, and music. Watching on demand is far more convenient for us as we have other things to do during the normal programming schedule.

Sound

While I think the sound from the TV is fine, there is often a man around who disagrees with me quite loudly. A sound bar is apparently essential for the perfect family den. I can kind of see his point with a surround sound system too. If we’re watching a big effects movie, it is nice to get the full sound right around the room. It adds to the atmosphere. Maybe I can be convinced…

 

Lights

I love dimmable lights. They can be on bright when we’re playing a family board game, and then we can dim them down for a quiet evening once the kids are in bed. Of course, the lights have to be out for a big movie night! When I’m reading, I like to sit under my nice standard lamp. It’s not dimmable, but I can put in one of those app-controllable light bulbs if I fancy some awesome lighting effects.

 

Windows

When the kids are in the room, I prefer the windows closed as the noise levels can start interfering with the rest of the neighborhood! In the summer, I love throwing them open so I can see the garden more clearly and hear the kids playing outside. When I dress the windows, I’m mindful of how much sunlight is coming in. Venetian blinds are great for diverting the sun’s rays, but they aren’t that attractive. I like to have some lush curtains or drapes hanging in the window. Blackout ones are best for this room, so we can enjoy a big movie in the dark at any time of the day.

 

Furniture

While some people may like to have a mix of great pieces of furniture, I do like things to match from a set. In my perfect den, I would have a great sideboard where I can keep the family games, some pens and paper and a few DVDs. Lots of people like their TV hanging on the wall, but I like mine a bit lower to my eyeline than that. I would love a beautiful wooden TV cabinet that can also hold the Blu-Ray and Satellite machines. I would probably pop a photo frame or two on there as well so I can see my babies while I watch TV.

 

Decor

This ultimate family den would have to be decorated by the whole family jointly. It might be that every wall is a different color, though! I would like a feature wall in a nice bright color like pink or purple. Perhaps we can all agree on some wallpaper with a geometric pattern in those colors? Maybe not! Still, I think if we all came up with some ideas we would find something we all like together. Hopefully everyone will pitch in with the painting.

 

The ultimate family den for me is the place where I see us all together smiling. It’s a happy room where we’re all doing the same thing at the same time. It’s a snuggly room too, where I can give my babies a cuddle and let them talk about their day. For me, it’s important to have that family space so we can make the most of our quality time together.

 

Why I’m Always Property Hunting

I’m starting to realise that having kids makes you think about moving house a lot. As they grow and develop and change, it feels like the house just isn’t that flexible. When the kids are newborn, you probably wish you could wheel the pushchair straight into a utility area out of the rain. That’s so much easier than standing in the rain battling to fold it down. But what if you don’t have anywhere to wheel it into?

The next thing you know your newborn is starting to crawl around. That hardwood floor suddenly becomes a hazard instead of something you loved about the house when you moved in. Toilet training with no downstairs loo is a challenge too. The list of what’s not ideal about the house can quickly get very long!

Whether we take the plunge to move or not, there’s no harm in having a look at houses on the market. If nothing else, it gives you a good idea about what’s out there. It also gives you a peek into how other people live! I know one of these days I’m going to view a house and fall in love, though.

When I’m looking at properties, I tend to look at places that are listed by agents I know like Redmove. I’m always a little bit wary about properties being sold by the owner direct. It’s a big investment to buy a place, so I would prefer to go with a reputable company. If you’re looking to buy a new place but you have to sell your home too, it can often be easier to use a single agent.

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Many agents suggest you get your home in good decorative order before trying to sell it. That makes sense. You want your place to be seen in the best possible light to make sure it sells for the best possible price. I’ve been told it’s important to dress the rooms for the intended purpose. I’ve seen a few dining rooms with exercise bikes and old boxes in the way. It did put me off a little too.

I’m always on top of the decor for my children’s room. I think it’s important it looks fresh, clean and cared for. Decluttering and tidying feels like an endless task at times. Kids grow out of things so quickly! But accidents happen occasionally. A wipe down of the paintwork after some art attempts is usually enough, but sometimes I have to get creative too! A lick of paint or well-placed poster helps.

I don’t know that I will move house. But with a growing family, I know I might not have a choice one day. It would be nice to have more room. And it would be very nice to have a more functional place to suit my ever-changing lifestyle. It might be the stuff of dreams, but I still enjoy browsing the web for places for sale.

It’s quite nice to view properties looking their best for a sale. You can certainly pick up some nice ideas for decor. For now, I’ll just hope my home is flexible enough for us all.

 

Too Much Mess In Your Home? Here’s How To Clear It Out And Start Again

As your children grow up, you can often find your house in a mess. Our kids grow out of their clothes and grow tired of their toys so quickly. If you often find the kids’ rooms are in more of a mess than you can bear, it could be time to start again. Planning a new room for your child isn’t easy, though. And you just know that your ideas for the decor aren’t going to be what you end up with!

As kids get older, they get bigger. They need more room for themselves. If they have started school and regularly have some homework, now could be the perfect time to prepare a little study area in their room. Perhaps their books are usually in a pile in the wardrobe? Having them all organised neatly on the shelf makes it easier to select one.

Start by figuring out what furniture they are going to need. When you are ordering kids furniture, it usually takes a few days for the delivery to turn up. Then you will need a couple of days to assemble everything. This gives you plenty of time to clear the room out and decorate before the furniture comes in.

A bigger child needs a bigger bed. Perhaps you are thinking about getting a bed with storage underneath. You can also buy a bunk bed style bed with a little desk and closet underneath. Kids love climbing, but this kind of arrangement will only last a few years before they are too big for it. If you want something to last right through their teens, you may have to look at a divan.

Storage is really important to keep a room neat and tidy. Plenty of hanging space and drawers for clothes are essential. Shelves for books and cupboards for toys and games will help keep everything in its place. A bedside cabinet provides a spot for the bedside lamp to sit. It will need to be situated close to the electric socket.

Once you have ordered all the furniture, it’s time for the big clearout. It’s up to you if you want to involve your child in this process. Sometimes it’s easier and quicker to manage on your own. To save tears, it might be an idea to ask your son or daughter to put their most treasured possessions into a special storage box for the day. That way, you won’t accidentally throw anything out they will be upset about.

Charity shops always welcome donations of toys, games and clothing. For anything that is no longer useable, you will have to arrange for it to be thrown away. You can find companies like Paul’s Rubbish Removal to help with this. You will be charged a fee for the rubbish to be disposed of appropriately. It saves you several trips to the recycling centre yourself.

It’s easy to get nostalgic about some of the things you find when you are clearing out your child’s bedroom. You may want to hold onto some items yourself for sentimental reasons. Be careful not to fall into the trap of saving every little thing, though! Once you have emptied the room completely, it’s time to get out the paintbrushes.

Your children might enjoy the idea of helping you paint their room. Often, it can become a tedious chore for them, so their input may be limited to choosing the wall colour. The ceiling and skirting boards will also need a coat of paint. Once it is dry, you can decide if you want to replace the bedroom carpet. A good bedroom carpet can be expensive once you have factored in the cost of underlay and fitting. Instead, why not choose a well-placed rug and a carpet wash?

Many children’s bedding sets include curtains and light shades. If you are buying one of these, then you might also want to add some posters or wall art to match. If your child’s room is often sunny, you could add some Venetian blinds to deflect the sun rays. But be wary of the dangers of the cord. Blackout roller blinds can pose the same threat. Store the cord higher up and out of reach if necessary.

Once the furniture is built, you could be ready to start rehoming your child’s possessions. If you ask your son or daughter to do this themselves, it might encourage them to keep their things in place all the time. Designing a good children’s bedroom is about maximising the functionality of the room. You want it tidy, so it’s easier to clean. The kids need it functional so they can find what they want quickly. If they choose where their things live, they will always know where to put it away again.

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Now it’s time for the finishing touches. Once your child has moved back into their bedroom, they might want to invite a friend over to see it. This is a good sign they are taking pride in their new room. Pull out the container of all their treasured items. Your child will probably want some of these out on display. Posters, pictures and other decorations help to complete the room. Now it’s ready to be shown off!

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Kids love spending time in their rooms, especially when they have friends over to play. Now they are a little bit older, they might like to take more responsibility for keeping their room clean and tidy. Perhaps they would like to vacuum the carpet at the weekends? Dusting and tidying are jobs that you might have had to do for them before. Now they may be keen to take ownership of those tasks.

Don’t worry if their interest in maintaining a perfect room soon dwindles. It’s natural. Try to keep the mess to a minimum with clever storage solutions and regular clear-outs. It will make life easier for you. Having friends over encourages a child to tidy up a little. Regular invites might help them take more pride in the appearance of their room. Enjoy the tidiness, while it lasts!

 

Tips For Creating The Perfect Bedroom For Your Child

When it comes to creating a bedroom for your child, it can sometimes be hard to know how to go about it. No matter how old your child is, their bedroom is their own personal retreat. So it is important that it is a place that they love and are happy to spend time in.

If you want your child to sleep in their own bed, instead of your bed, it’s also important that they feel safe in their bedroom. In can be hard knowing the best way to go about decorating your child’s bedroom, but it doesn’t have to be.

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To help make decorating your child’s bedroom easier, here are our top tips:

Opt for a themed room

Kids love having themed bedrooms, from football to Frozen bedrooms, all kids love a theme room. Even though you might think that you know your child’s favourite theme, it’s always best to ask them first.

Sit down together and ask them what type of bedroom they would like. Ask them directly whether they would like a themed bedroom, and see what they respond. Sometimes kids can be crazy about a TV show or character, but don’t want them plastered all over their walls.

Instead of opting for traditional wallpaper, consider using contact paper instead. It’s a form of wallpaper that can be easily, applied to walls and taken down, without leaving marks on the wall. This is ideal if your child is likely to change their mind about the type of bedroom they want, as it makes it easier to change the design.

Give your child space to be creative

If your child loves to be creative, make sure that you give them a space to do that. Adding a giant chalkboard to your child’s room is the perfect way to allow them to get as creative as they like.

You could fix a chalkboard to the wall, or you could paint an entire wall with chalkboard paint. That way, your child can draw as much as they want, and will never run out of room.

Make their bed comfortable

Don’t make the mistake of buying your child a novelty bed, as they aren’t always comfortable. Plus, your child will probably grow out of it incredibly quickly. It’s better to buy a simple single bed, and use bed linen to brighten it up.

As well as thinking about the bed you want to get your child for their new room, it’s also important that you get them a new mattress. There are various companies you can buy mattresses from, but one of the best is John Ryan Contemporary. This is because there are various mattress types and sizes to choose from. The more comfortable your child’s bed is, the more likely they are to sleep in it all night.

Incorporate lots of storage

Children have lots of toys and other bits and bobs, and so, they need lots of storage. That’s why it’s so important that you incorporate lots of storage into their bedroom; this can be built-in or added in.

Creating the perfect bedroom for your child can be tricky. However, by following the tips and ideas in this guide, you can make it easier for yourself.