It’s that time of year where we start out with good intentions of getting our homes in order. Whether you’re looking to get organised or refresh certain parts of our homes, we all have a room or two that needs some help. With Spring just around the corner, we can at least start thinking and planning, if not the actual doing. Today, I thought I’d start with the Nursery/Little One’s Bedroom for those that have them. For those of you that don’t, I’ll be covering other rooms in our homes over the coming weeks so there’ll be no excuses ;)
Get Organised – The Nursery & Little One’s Bedroom
If you’re expecting a little one or are already trying to deal with the masses of paraphernalia that they tend to bring with them, there’s one thing you’ll learn fast and that is you can never have enough storage for the ensuing toys, clothes and nappies. When they reach their teens you’ll be looking at a whole different ball game, believe me, three children later and I’ve definitely learnt the hard way!!
I say start them young with books and you’ll have them falling in love with them forever! From my own experience of 3 avid readers, there can be an issue with younger children’s books with their size/shape. Larger picture books are a nightmare on bookshelves as they don’t tend to fit neatly and end up poking out on their sides or not fitting at all!
This Bloomingville bookcase, which is actually a book box on legs, solves the larger book size issue and any safety concerns over vertical bookcases and little ones. It also makes it easier for them to choose books themselves and it’s a great way to start their own collection of books. It reminds me of the book boxes (albeit more tastefully decorated) in our local library. This type of book storage actually encourages your little darlings to interact with their books as the covers are easier to see. It’s available from Eiichten Design based in Germany, but they ship worldwide if you’re after one.
Of course, if you’re not into books it would still look cool for hiding away all those bulky plastic toys they somehow accumulate.
Good To Know: Price: £96.65 Dimensions: W 90cm x H 50cm D 30cM
Baa Baa Book Shelf
If you’re looking for a more playful piece that your child/children will interact with the Baa Baa Bookshelf by Rowen and Wren might be the one. It’d look just as good in the living room as it would in their bedroom.
Unlike the Bloomingville Bookcase which holds any sized books, this one is limited to smaller books only but it is a fun piece that might encourage them to read more!
Good To Know: Price: £92 Dimensions: Width 65cm, Height 38cm, Depth 27cm.
Fargo Hook On Hanging Shelf
This clever little shelf that hooks on to their bed is perfect for keeping your little one’s dearest toys and books close at hand at nighttime. Perfect for smaller bedrooms where bedside tables are an issue and also a great solution for bunk beds and high sleepers too. Hopefully having their treasured possessions right next to them will encourage them to stay in bed that little be longer…. fingers crossed!!
Good To Know: Price: £51.00 Dimensions W 58cm x H 14cm x D 13.5cm. Available in Ivory White, Farleigh Grey and Painswick Blue
Shelf Regal Schneckenform Bloomingville
This shelf may have saved me from my daughter’s slimy finds of snails and worms from the garden when she was little. Thankfully at 19, she’s grown out of this stage as I was always had to put on a brave face when faced with her finds!! It may be your saviour too if you have like-minded children. It’s also a fun way to introduce a little bit of nature-inspired decorative shelving to your little one’s room. It’s a friendly one for sure.
Of course, it’s not only about the practical and functionality of children’s rooms either. You’ll want them to look good too. This adds a fun modern way to display those treasured gifts and precious mementoes. Its neutral colour should go with most decor too.
Good To Know: Price: £84.24 Dimensions: W50cm H 40cm D 8.5cm Materials: Metal
I’m in love with these Luggy Baskets available from Bobby Rabbit. It makes me wish my children were dinky again, No wait! They make me wish I was a kid again! These are so much fun. Kids love things on wheels and portable storage is great for when they’re on the move outside and indoors. They also look good.
Good To Know: Price: £45 Ages 1-3 Material: Rattan
HOUSE STORAGE BAG – BLACK/WHITE
These stunning monochrome House Storage Bags are on the larger size at 70cm high and are durable as they’re made from heavyweight organic cotton canvas. They’re the latest creation by Rock & Pebble.
The house print is all the way around and the drawstring closure is finished off with a beechwood key. Practical and stylish whats not to love!
Good To Know: Price: £59.00 Size: 40 x 30 x 70cm high Materials: Organic cotton canvas and inks 100% GOTS certified. Fusing paper. Beechwood key.
Bloomingville Storage Box on Wheels
Bloomingville Storage Box On Wheels – Outthereinteriors
As with the Luggy Basket, anything that is mobile offers more flexibility especially when gathering up 101 blocks. Toy explosions that hit every corner of the room are to be expected by the way. You only have to go put the kettle on and they can empty the contents of a box at remarkable speed! This Bloomingville box should help a little.
Good To Know: Price £95.00 Dimensions: W60 x D40 H30 Materials: Wood
Paper Bag Storage Bag
Ok this storage sack is made out of paper so probably won’t stand the test of time, but aesthetically it is perfect for styling their rooms with. The paper used is durable and reusable and can be manipulated into shape becoming more of a design object. Just don’t let them touch it with messy fingers.
Good To Know: Price: £14 Handmade in white with black print. Size: 55 x 22 x 80 cm
Felt Bunny Storage Basket
This felt basket is perfect for adding softer welcoming textures into a room full of plastic. Handmade in Nepal from soft wool felt with the longest, sweetest ears, the bags are big enough to store away favourite toys and books whilst looking super cute in your child’s room.
Good To Know: Price: £55 Also available in smaller sizes as a fox and a cat. Measurements: 30cm (diameter) x 26cm (height).
HANG IT UP
Superhero Wall Hook Knob
Calling all superheroes with this fun hook, which I absolutely adore. It’ll hopefully encourage your little ones to hang up their stuff. If you start them young you’ll be in for a chance they’ll continue when they get older. Well, you can all but hope!
If we haven’t reached that stage yet, it would look great as a nappy bag hook or why not customise a drawer unit or wardrobe with it. Other designs are available if you’re not keen on the superhero look.
Good To Know: Price: £16.95 each Material: made from a single piece of solid Oak, hand painted and sealed in hard-wearing non-toxic varnish. Size: 6.5cm Ø X 3cm D / 2.6″ Ø X 1.2″ D
Umbra Multi Subway Hook
If you’re looking for something more colourful, this fun tube map multi-hook will hopefully do the trick. It has ten hooks so plenty of hanging space for storage bags, dressing up clothes. Each hook has a round knob at the end so you won’t have to fret about them poking their eyes or injuring themselves if you hang it lower down for easy accessibility. You don’t want to give them excuses for not hanging things up! Start as you mean to go on I say!
Good To Know: Price: £30 Material: Stamped metal Dimensions: 57.8 x 3.8 x 20.3cm
MyLittleDavinci Expandable Picture Frame
I actually bought a couple of these for my nephews and they are brilliant at storing the endless reams of artwork children produce. They’ll love showing off their latest masterpieces and so will you as your fridge doors will become fridge doors again! Each frame stores up 50 A4 paper (just over 1 inch thick) They can be hung vertically or horizontally.
Good To Know: Price: £19.99 A4
Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!