1. Stripe Throw, £20 // 2. Basket, £15 // 3. Bunk Beds, £399 // 4. Deer Money Box, £3 and Tiger Hot Water Bottle, £5 // 5. Rope Basket, £7 // 6. Bedding, £12 // 7. Chest of Drawers, £149 // 8. Wardrobe, £249 // 9. String Lights, £10 // 10. Geo Cushion, £6 // 11. Typography Cushions, £5 each //
Somehow, I’ve still not finished the kids room. Everything was almost done, and I was just making them a little noticeboard for the cupboard door and I just looked around and went, ‘meh’. Daisy is four and Ben is seven, so finding stuff to put on walls and decorate with that is pretty hard; you want to keep an element of childhood in there (because they’re, you know, children) but they’re a bit past cartoon animals and cutesy stuff. If I asked them for an input, Ben would tell me he wanted everything Minecraft, and Daisy would counter back with My Little Pony and their various friends, and I’d get a twitch in my left eye, and we’d get nowhere.
So when the lovely folks at Asda invited me to take part in their blogger competition to design a moodboard for a child’s bedroom, I thought I’d take part to try and get some inspiration, and it worked! I picked some furniture from the Alfie range, which is pretty much my idea of dream kids furniture – it’s modern, clean-lined and has beautiful wooden accents – and then topped it off with some neutral bedding from the adults range to keep things fair and even. Storage wise, I added some baskets; these are so handy for holding everything from ponies and dolls to ten tonnes of lego, and the beauty of these ones is that you can’t see what’s inside – which makes the room look way tidier. I added in some coloured throws and pillows, and a pair of amazing letter cushions (who doesn’t love typography?!) – these are a great idea if your children are sharing and feel like they can’t really put their own stamp on the space. I finished off with some fairy lights, a kitsch deer money box and a tiger hot-water-bottle to keep things fun and child friendly. Job done!
You can keep track of the competition and find out who wins by heading over to the Asda Life and Style blog.
Many thanks to Asda for inviting me to be part of their competition. This is a collaborative post.