Not sure if its that New Year feeling or the fact that I have just finished reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying by Marie Kondo – but I am wanting to make some big changes around our home.
Besides a new bathroom, a massive de-clutter, rearranging the front room and decorating the hallway – I have been looking at ways to improve Miss Marnie’s space. The older she gets the more stuff she seems to be acquiring. As much as I said ‘no toy gifts’ they keep coming and now finding space in her already tiny bedroom is proving difficult.
One thing I have been looking at on Pinterest – of course – is loft style beds. A bit like bunk beds but there is no bed at the bottom – meaning you can use the space to create well, extra space.
Some pins I have spotted have done really creative things like built a play house, desk area or even a small living room type area underneath. Not only does this mean you’re gaining more storage space it also means less floor space is taken up.
Although, at the moment I’m not sure I’m ready for Miss M’s bed to be that high up – it’s definitely an option I’m considering to make the most of her bedroom and allow her some of her own creative space.
I have teamed up with Ollie & Leila specialists in handmade children’s furniture to show you a quick and easy way to get this ‘loft style’ bedroom look for your little ones – with no building required.
Using the exclusively made Belsize Park collection Mid sleeper bed you can create any sort of area you like underneath. Perfect for girls and boys and available in 6 colours you can also fit the ladder either side to suit. The collection includes cabinets, desks and chest of drawers to help maximise the area.
Using their matching cube bookcases you can create a reading area – add a beanbag, some cushions, a small table and a lamp for a mini library with style.
Adding a children sofa bed underneath means kids have their own space to read, play games and are ideal for sleepovers. Or, these ‘bed in a bag’ are an instant sleeping space for friends and relatives – and roll up for storage.
Keeping the area under the bed free of furniture (if you have a big enough room) and placing a toy box under there and maybe a rug means little ones have the ideal space to play. Meaning they can tip their toys out and not worry about the mess.
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