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This year we have a few bits and pieces to do in the house – we have some ‘big’ jobs which we plan to do in the next month or so and have made a start on the painting of our bedroom and living room. The next thing we need to sort out is the children’s rooms. We no longer need to use the changing table, so that can be dismantled and the various bits and pieces it holds can be tidied away. There are books and toys that they’ve now grown out of that we need to sort through and the big job after that is to switch E and H’s rooms around. We basically need to re-evaluate the space in the rooms and how we can best make use of it.
The boys will share and E will get her own space. We have been thinking about the best way to utilise the space and we are probably going to go with a mid or high sleeper for her room. This will allow us to use the space underneath the bed for either clothes storage or a space for her to play. The boys will keep the two single beds (which will be made into bunk beds when H is a little older and less likely to jump from the top of them!). We have been looking at some of the beds from Bed Guru and have got a short list for E to look at this week and plan to get her bed purchased by the end of April. We then need to think about the other furniture that we have between the two rooms and who needs what, and whether we need anything new.
H is a little reluctant to move into a room with D – he loves his current bed and is a little reluctant to give it up! We have promised him some new bedding and trains were the request! Like many small children, he is endlessly fascinated with vehicles and trains are no exception! Where we live we can see the trains go by and he will often shout out as he sees them so I’m not surprised that trains were his bed linen choice! The cover we have got for him is super bright and colourful and has helped make him that little bit more excited to switch rooms.
Of course, D and E tell me they need new bedding too. E chose a unicorn themed duvet for her room – it’s very pretty and I suspect the unicorn theme may continue through to the other decor she will choose too. D has a football-themed duvet – it’s quite a dark colour but we will accessorize it a bit with a brighter blanket and a bright sheet! I like that the covers are reversible so they can have different designs on each time – it makes it feel like new bedding D tells me!
Suffice to say all three are thrilled with their new bedding and it’s made the discussions about changing up the bedrooms a bit easier! The bedding is from the Kids Club range by Portfolio home and I’ve been impressed with the quality of it. It washes well which is a big plus – we have had some that faded really quickly and the fabric went really bobbly but thankfully haven’t seen this so far with the Portfolio Home range. I also really like the fact that these fasten with buttons rather than poppers – I’ve no idea what the kids do in their sleep but poppers always seem to open and then they lose the duvet from the cover in the night! Buttons keep it fastened up tight.
The big bedroom switch will also see us need to go through the toys and games we have ahead of H’s birthday in June and think about where we store their things for now. Like any family, we seem to have accumulated a lot of ‘stuff’ and I hope that the bedroom switch will see them make some choices about the things they really want out, and rotate some of the toys so we can play some new games for a change.
We will also need to get new blackout blinds for the children’s rooms (and ours in due course). If you have any recommendations for bright and cheerful blinds that are well priced drop me a comment below!