The times they are a changing; new beds, new theme

We were talking last night about buying the boys some new beds.

The little cotbeds that have served us so well, up until now, are beginning to look a little ‘pinched’ — for want of a better word.

There is still a little bit of room, between their feet and the end of each bed; but not much.

It seems like yesterday when we bought them. I remember thinking that 4 years seemed like ages away, when the lady in the shop said that they’d probably last until the boys went to school.

But in the blink of an eye my babies are grown. We’re preparing for them to start school in just 6 weeks time and the little cotbeds have been outgrown.


But anyway.

I think we’ve pretty much settled on the idea of bunkbeds  but it’s got me thinking about redecorating.

I’ve always loved their room; white and brights. The perfect combo for little people.

The twins room

These cute little beds have finally been outgrown!

Pops of colour from books and artwork.

We inherited these little hooks from our first house! So nice to see how they fit into the boys’ room!

As they’re a little older, I think now’s the time to lose the colourful wallpaper (maybe?) and try to think of a theme that will carry them through the next 4 or 5 years.

My godson is now 10 and he’s recently had his room redecorated. He was instrumental in choosing the theme; the way that it looks and feels is very much his taste. Prior to that he had a little boys bedroom, with a train mural running around the  circumference of the room.

I’m definitely going to ask for a bit of input from the boys but might draw the line at TV character bedding.

Introducing the Home and Living Seasonal Style Guide from Nectar

Children’s television programmes and films aside, there are so many other places to look for inspiration.

Aside from the usual suspects — Pinterest and magazines — did you know that Nectar has created a ‘Home and Living Seasonal Style Guide’?  It features trends Autumn/Winter 2017 for various rooms in the home. Including kids rooms!

Packed full of inspiring ideas and images, with lots of design tips to spark the imagination; the added bonus is that you can collect Nectar points as you shop for your new room update.

So simple; particularly as Nectar is now available as a browser extension. It means we can now collect up to collect 200 points each month from all of the 500+ brands who are partnered with Nectar; including Argos, Currys, eBay and House of Fraser.

But anyway; back to the boys’ room.

According to Nectar, adventure and fantasy is a huge theme for kid’s rooms for 2017. Mountain murals are going to be a big trend this year.

kids room with mountains

Mountains are a huge trend this year. Original image courtesy of Kinderkamerstylist

kids room with mountain theme

I love this cool grey and white theme. Original image courtesy of Kinderkamerstylist

As are space-themed bedrooms (which would please the boys as they’re obsessed with Star Wars).

I particularly like the thought of an inky dark wall covered in constellations.

star themed bedroom

This starry theme would look fab on a ceiling! Original image courtesy of Pinterest

star themed kids bedroom

I love everything about this — definitely a catalyst for sweet dreams. Original image courtesy of Project Nursery

But for now. I’m just going to ponder on it.

The boys have expressed an interest in a LEGO themed room — that could lend itself well and could be quite fun.

But we need to track down the perfect bunkbeds first and the design of the room will come later. I can see that I’m going to be dreaming about bedroom updates for the foreseeable future!

This is a collaborative post but all thoughts, words and images (unless stated) — as ever — are entirely my own.

Caro Davies
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.

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  1. 2nd August 2017 / 11:48 am

    I love the pop of colour in their room currently! However I’m also a total sucker for anything mountain/tribal themed! x

  2. 2nd August 2017 / 1:58 pm

    Oh I do love the idea of dark walls covered with constellations! Mountain murals are also always a winner, and easy to achieve. Shall link up my son’s bedroom makeover to your linky :-)

  3. 2nd August 2017 / 8:25 pm

    AH it’s so sad when they outgrow the baby stuff isn’t it, whether it’s clothes or decor. I love the mountains and the stars, so cute yet not too childish. I agree about TV character bedding too, I accept PJs but that’s as far as I’ll go! x #HomeEtc

  4. 2nd August 2017 / 9:44 pm

    Ah I love the mountains they are so cool, but a lego themed room would be fab, you could have a lego base panel running around the wall!

    • 5th August 2017 / 12:51 pm

      I think the mountains are sweet but fancy something a bit different. The boys would love Lego — I keep seeing Lego sticky tape and wondering how I use it for the basis of a design… HOW cool would that be!!

  5. 7th August 2017 / 12:13 pm

    Oh wow I bet it must have felt like the time has passed so quickly!! I love your inspiration pics and just know that you will create something beautiful for them Xx #HomeEtc

  6. 8th August 2017 / 9:29 pm

    Ah, sounds like much more time is needed on Pinterest :) Thanks for hosting #homeetc

  7. Ali - We Made This Life
    12th February 2018 / 12:36 pm

    Aw their two little beds together look so cute too! Bunk beds are fab though and they’ll have lots of space on the floor to play. Gorgeous room ideas.

    • 11th March 2018 / 4:59 pm

      I keep going backwards and forwards with the bunk bed idea — I think we’re looking at two single beds again. Better make a decision quick — we’re planning on doing the makeover next month!!

  8. 15th February 2018 / 12:00 pm

    These ideas are beautiful Caro! I’m so in love with the penguin book cover posters you have there already! Thanks for linking up #BLOGGERSHOMES xx

    • 11th March 2018 / 5:02 pm

      Thanks lovely — the Penguin prints are mine! I sell them on NOTHS — they’re my best seller funnily enough! Well spotted!!! ;)

  9. 28th February 2018 / 10:59 am

    I absolutely love your ideas here Caro… The colours before are also lovely, but it’s nice to change up a room isn’t it. Always exciting! Thanks for linking up to #BLOGGERSHOMES xx

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