Room For a Little One campaign with Silentnight

nursery_2_beds

A few week’s ago we were asked if we’d like to take part in the Room For a Little One campaign with Silentnight, which involved choosing something to revamp the boys bedroom, with the focus on their beds.

Now, the boys’ room hasn’t really changed a great deal since they were born.

I shared a little nursery tour last year and apart from a couple of new bits and pieces, things are looking pretty much the same.

A couple of years ago, I’d spotted the most lovely childrens’ bedding sets from a company called Cologne and Cotton. Grassy green and gorgeous cobalt blue, with graphic trains on the one set and quirky illustrated vehicles on the other.

I loved them because they perfectly matched the book cover prints I made when the twins were born, so these are what I chose to give their bedroom a little facelift.

Room For a Little One campaign with Silentnight

Gorgeous grassy green bedding covered trains…

Room For a Little One campaign with Silentnight

…perfect for little boys who love trains and other vehicles

Room For a Little One campaign with Silentnight

Cosmo’s best friends; Doglee and Billa

Cosmo_sleeps

Sleeping soundly in his lovely new bedding from Cologne and Cotton

Whilst we were thinking about making changes — and giving the boys’ room a little revamp — I thought it was also the perfect time to get their star book ledges from Great Little Trading Co up on the wall.

We are so proud to be part of the GLTC family this year and are on the testing team for 2016. The star shelves are the first thing we’ve chosen to roadtest.

Now, I’m not sure about anyone else’s kids but my two seem to collect a wealth of paraphernalia in — and around — their beds.

Very often we’ll go in to check them at night, to find them surrounded by books and toys — with a sippy cup precariously balanced on the back edge of the cot.

I’d thought how nice it would be to give them a place for all these treasures; a dedicated space for the drinks cup, plus room for all the essential reading material that a little boy may need when he wakes up.

These little shelves are perfect.

Room For a Little One campaign with Silentnight

The Star Book Ledges from GLTC are perfect for a child’s room

Room For a Little One campaign with Silentnight

They fit perfectly over the cots

Room For a Little One campaign with Silentnight

Plenty of space for books

Room For a Little One campaign with Silentnight

Plenty of space for sippy cups and cuddly toys too

Room For a Little One campaign with Silentnight

Perfect starry storage

Just the right size to fit above the headboard of a cot and shallow enough that my tiny boys won’t bang their head’s, if they stand up a little too quickly in the middle of the night!

They’re a great addition to the twins’ room — a bargain at just £23 and beautifully made too; really lovely and chunky.

I can imagine that the star shelves would  look fantastic hung in a group — perhaps with framed artwork standing up in them — but for my littles just one little shelf, hung above each cot, offers the perfect solution to a good night’s sleep.

No more rolling over onto a pile of books or being rudely awaken by a sippy cup landing on their heads in the middle of the night.

With their lovely new bedding and clever little shelves, my little men are sure to sleep soundly.

Room For a Little One campaign with Silentnight

My sleepy baby with his best friend Bigger (and the Silentnight duo, Hippo and Duck)

Room For a Little One campaign with Silentnight

Room For a Little One campaign with Silentnight

This is a collaborative post but all thoughts, words and images, as ever, are entirely my own.

Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

Find me on: Web | Twitter | Facebook

30 Comments

  1. Amanda
    10th March 2016 / 3:26 pm

    What beautiful taste in decor you have! Just the perfect pieces to create a soothing, harmonious space! Loved this post!

    • 11th March 2016 / 11:18 am

      Thanks so much Amanda! They’ve always been good sleepers — perhaps their room contributes to that?! ;)

  2. Ally Mother Under Measure
    11th March 2016 / 8:08 am

    I live this room, it’s perfect! I’d love to do my little boys room but it’s the biggest in the house and will take quite a bit of work! x

    • 11th March 2016 / 10:54 am

      Thanks Ally :) I’d say paint his room white and let the colour come from his toys and accessories. It;s the simplest way to give a big room a quick fix and white — with pops of colour — works SO well for a little one’s room :)

  3. 11th March 2016 / 8:32 am

    Beautiful bedding! And the star boxes look so stylish on the wall don’t they? x

    • 11th March 2016 / 10:52 am

      I’ve had my eye on that bedding for YEARS!! Even before I had the boys!! So happy to see it in their room now :) And yes — the shelves are a winner! :)

  4. 11th March 2016 / 9:28 am

    I love the bedding and the shelves are brilliant. I’ve just decorated my Daughter’s bedroom and need to invest in some of those!

    • 11th March 2016 / 10:51 am

      Aaah Emma! They are ACE! I’m so pleased with them — particularly good if your daughter has lots of books!! Put 2 or 3 together and you’ve got a brilliant library! :)

  5. 11th March 2016 / 12:50 pm

    Those sets are just lovely, perfect amount of print. My kids are dreadful for beds full of treats for me to remove once asleep, I think these little shelves work perfectly.

    • 23rd March 2016 / 3:03 pm

      They’re gorgeous aren’t they? I’ve had my eye on them for such a long time — can’t believe I’ve bought them finally! :)

  6. 11th March 2016 / 3:07 pm

    Ahh I love the Great Little Trading Company – such fabulous products they have! That bedding is just too cute, my eldest would have loved that when he was tiny! H x

    • 23rd March 2016 / 2:57 pm

      They have some amazing things — it’s all beautifully made too :)

    • 23rd March 2016 / 2:54 pm

      Thanks lovely! Honestly, the amount of times I’ve slipped on books by the side of their beds!! I’ve lost count!

  7. 12th March 2016 / 12:25 pm

    aww your little ones are too cute! and I am loving those shelfs! I need some better storage for the girls, they hoard “crap” all under their beds and its soooo annoying lol

    • 23rd March 2016 / 2:52 pm

      Thanks lovely! And the shelves are ace aren’t they? I think 2 or 3 groped together would be amazing as well — you can fit SO much in them!! :)

  8. 12th March 2016 / 9:05 pm

    What a beautiful little bedroom, I love the bright bedding and the star shelves are perfect. How have I only just discovered what awesome names your boys have?!x

    • 16th March 2016 / 6:56 pm

      Aah thanks lovely! And re the names — I guess they’re so often called the Twinkles that I forget to mention what their names are!! ;)

  9. Sarah
    13th March 2016 / 11:49 am

    Love their room it’s lovely :) need to get around to decorating my little ones room, the bedding is amazing 2 I’ll definitely be checking it out…. thanks hun xx

  10. 13th March 2016 / 4:52 pm

    Oh wow. That room is so beautiful! Really love the wallpaper and the frames xx

  11. 13th March 2016 / 10:19 pm

    Sleeping babes and a gorgeous nursery … you know how to tug on my heartstrings!! I adore the bedding. Such fab colours. And those little shelves??!! My boys have ‘treasure’ shelves, too. I have to regularly clean them out though as they collect the most random things and there’s only so many stones and leaves I can stand in the house ;)

    • 16th March 2016 / 6:47 pm

      I’ve had my eye on that bedding for SO long. Even BEFORE I had children of my own!! SO lovely that it’s now in our nursery!! And yep — the treasure shelves are getting more and more full as the days are going on!! I had to confiscate a couple of stones they’d brought back from the allotment last week that actually turned out to be potatoes!!

  12. 15th March 2016 / 7:26 am

    The bedding sets look so great! I love how they go together, but aren’t quite the same so your twins have their own identity (if that makes sense!).

    • 16th March 2016 / 6:41 pm

      Totally!! I love them having matching/not matching things — and I agree — it really does give them an identity of their own :)

  13. Kerry
    16th March 2016 / 12:09 pm

    We’re halfway through updating Noah’s bedroom and I’ve really enjoyed it. I think freshening up your home can be good for the sole, I just wish we could pay someone to do the freshening up for us!! The bedding looks gorgeous, lovely, bright and fresh xxx

    • 16th March 2016 / 6:37 pm

      Aaah I know JUST what you mean chick. We’ve always done all of our home improvements. The only thing we draw the line at is plumbing and electrics but we’ve always done all the rest ourselves. I’d absolutely LOVE to get someone in to do it all!! Just once even!!

  14. 16th March 2016 / 9:30 pm

    I love those sets, the colours are really bright and stand out. I love getting ‘same but different’ for my twin girls, as it sums them up perfectly!!

    • 23rd March 2016 / 2:23 pm

      It’s funny isn’t it? We’ve always gone for matching/not matching for the boys — and I agree — it does totally sum them up! :)

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.