In my ten (almost 11!) years as a parent, I have overseen the decoration of many bedrooms. For some reason, since we moved into this house seven years ago, the kids have moved bedrooms three or four times. We like to swap them around (no idea why, to be honest) and keep them on their toes. So each move means a new look, of course. And so I thought it was high time I shared my ‘expertise’ with you. Ha! Here are five top tips for making a child’s bedroom awesome.

Five top tips for making a child's bedroom

Take your child’s interests to heart

Try to see this little space in the world through your child’s eyes. Yes, bright green walls may give you a headache, but to him it’s the exact same colour as dinosaur snot and who wouldn’t want a room like that? It’s not your room, remember? This is their little corner of the house and they deserve to have it the colour they want. Of course, we’ve had to dissuade The Big One from brown walls in the past because, you know, we’re still the parents.

Now, of course, children can be fickle. A child who loves pink princesses one day might be into ninja turtles twelve months later. This actually happened. And her room was pink floor to ceiling, even the blinds. And she STILL has pink blinds today (and in the last five years her brother has been in that room, and he had pink blinds too) so the lesson here is: make sure the characterisation of your child’s room is easily fixed. So leave things like carpets and curtains neutral, and think accessories instead. View Post

When I was asked think about where my better place is the first place I thought of was my bathroom. The place I escape to to have a child free hour with a cuppa and Netflix. View Post