Add some city style to a little one's room with this Kids’ Cities Wall Clock from Habitat, £30.
When I was little I was absolutely fascinated by time zone clocks. True I mostly saw them in films, as I wasn’t exactly a frequent visitor to The Stock Exchange, but fascinated by them I was.
And how excited would I have been if the Kids’ Cities Wall Clock from Habitat had been around when I was a nipper? Very, that’s how.
Ideal for adding a splash of colour to a kiddie’s room, this clock tells the time in New York, London, Paris and Tokyo which makes it perfect for budding travellers.
Add a nautical touch to your little one’s bedroom with this Seaside Beach Hut Keepsake Box from Lindleywood, £49.
Having lived by the sea for many years, I love a touch of nautical style in the home. Sadly, most of it is a little over the top and doesn’t quite work for city dwelling.
Where is does work well is in a child’s room, and there’s an array of seaside-themed products available to decorate a little one’s space from lifesaver-shaped cushions to pirate-themed bed linen.
I’m particularly taken with this Seaside Beach Hut Keepsake Box from Lindleywood which, needless to say, has been designed to resemble a beach hut.
Perfect for hiding away little knick knacks, the handmade hut can be personalised, making it extra special.
Add some animal magic to a little one's room with this Felt Elephant Wall Hanging from Design 55, £62.50.
Animal heads are everywhere at the moment, with stags being particularly popular.
However, mounting Bambi’s daddy’s head, faux or not, might be a step too far when it comes to a little one’s room.
Which is why I’m rather taken with this Felt Elephant Wall Hanging from Design 55 and think it will be the perfect gift for my goddaughter’s upcoming birthday.
Also available as a zebra, rhino or giraffe, try displaying these friendly faces in a row to create a focal point in a nursery or bedroom.
Add some fun to a little one’s room with this Mr Bear Cushion from Art Star, £48.
When it comes to decorating a little one’s room, the last thing on your mind is probably which scatter cushions to choose.
But if you’re nurturing a young design aficionado, then it’s a sure fire way to ignite a passion for home accessories!
While we’re not suggesting you splash out on Missoni or Ralph Lauren Home versions just yet, we are rather taken with these Mr Bear Cushions from Art Star.
Available in four colours, they feature a friendly looking bear and will look gorgeous in any child’s (or big kid’s) bedroom.
Brighten up a little one’s room with this Penguin Wallpaper from Bodie and Fou, £45.
Aside from dogs, penguins are my favourite animals and, having consulted some of my little kiddie friends, it seems this opinion is shared by most children.
So why not add some fun to a little one’s room with this Penguin Wallpaper from Bodie and Fou?
Available in four colourways - blue, silver, green and plum (shown here) - it features rows of the cute little creatures, and is the perfect way to add some interest to a plain wall.
Alternatively, it’s ideal for lining a bookcase or toy chest.
Create a fun kids' room with this Knitted Lambswool Cowboy Cushion from Folly, £39.95.
Finding kids’ accessories can be tricky. They either seem to be covered in the latest big hit cartoon character or made from brightly coloured plastic.
If you want something a little different, then this Knitted Lambswool Cowboy Cushion from Folly is just the thing.
Made from super soft lambswool and adorned with cowboys and cacti, it’s perfect for adding some Wild West style to a little cowboy or cowgirl’s room.
Keep little ones’ rooms tidy with this Jacinto Elephant Trunk from Anaiza, showroom models currently available at £500.
Whenever I visit my goddaughter, it seems her toy collection has grown by at least 50%. As she grabs the latest game/cuddly toy/book to show me, her exasperated mum yet again bemoans their lack of storage.
It’s fair to say that in order to get children to help keep their space tidy, storage in their room needs to be pretty cool.
This Jacinto Elephant Trunk from Anaiza definitely ticks that box and is rather beautiful too. Crafted from wood, simply open the double doors and two generous drawers and a shelf are revealed.
Ideal for stashing away books, games and art equipment, it’s bound to be a huge hit with little ones and might, just might, persuade them to tidy their rooms.
Liven up a little one’s room with these Light Switch Stickers from Folly, £5.95.
If you’re not a fan of Disney or the latest “in” kids’ character, then finding items to decorate little ones’ rooms can be tricky.
These Light Switch Stickers are a great way to add some fun with minimum fuss and come at a bargain price too.
Each set of stickers (boys, girls or animals) comes with four sheets of stickers including eyebrows, rosy cheeks, hair and facial hair which can be used to create “faces” for your switches.
Great for encouraging your little darlings to get involved in decorating their rooms, the options are truly endless. When they’re bored with one look, the stickers simply peel off and they’re ready to create the next.
Enjoy yet more wonderful Christmas finds for youngsters with our second Christmas Gift Guide for Kids.
Following on from yesterday’s great selection, today we have yet more fab gift ideas for kids.
The Osborne & Little – Cockatoo’s Zagazoo Cushion, designed by Quentin Blake and featuring the funky birds from his Cockatoos book will look great in a child’s bedroom or playroom, whilst the Dotty Dolls House Bookcase from Great Little Trading Company carries out its book holding duties beautifully.
Clockwise from top left: Dotty Dolls House Bookcase from Great Little Trading Company, £125; Woodland Height Chart Sticker from Great Little Trading Company, £20; Onion Bull Terrier Dog Light from Found Home Store, from £70; Osborne & Little – Cockatoo’s Zagazoo Cushion from Amara Living, £55; Toy School Bus With Wooden Puppets from Design My World, £29.95; The Good Life Red Owl Framed Print from Heal’s, £155.
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Find some gorgeous Christmas goodies for your little ones in the first of our Christmas Gift Guides for Kids.
Christmas is primarily a time for children. And buying for children at Christmas primarily means buying toys.
However, here at Furnish we have many gorgeous homey bits and pieces for your children’s room which would make ideal Christmas gifts.
Here are some of our faves, with more to follow tomorrow.
Clockwise from top left: Designers Guild – Little Owl Cushion – Aqua from Amara Living, £35; Fire Engine Bookcase from Great Little Trading Company, £125; Nextime Colour Guide Clock from Red Candy, £59; Judith Kerr – Mog with Medal Framed Print from John Lewis, £25; FatBoy Junior Beanbag from Found Home Store, £109; Pick Up A Penny Money Box from Design My World, £17.50.
Add a touch of wonder with the Twinkle Fairy Duvet Cover Set from Great Little Trading Company, £40.
If you’re looking for a pretty gift for a little girl this Christmas, how about this gorgeous Twinkle Fairy Duvet Cover Set from Great Little Trading Company?
With the sweetest wand-waving fairy, it would bring a touch of magic to any girl’s room.
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Keep toys under control with the Stacker Toy Box from Great Little Trading Company, £55.
Half term is (finally) over, and my son is back at school.
With both his 6th birthday and Christmas rapidly approaching, I'm going to take the opportunity to have a bit of a ‘tidy up’ of his toys, finding new homes for anything no longer played with, and freeing up space for the new ones which will undoubtedly be received from friends, family and Santa.
The Stacker Toy Box from Great Little Trading Company is an ideal storage solution for kids’ rooms.
With blackboard labels for identifying the box’s contents, and the option of stacking boxes in pairs, they’re great at helping to keep bedrooms tidy and toys under control.
Strike it lucky with the Hickory Dickory Clock from Folly, £34.95.
I love it when someone produces an item for the home that uses humour whilst looking fab. And this Hickory Dickory Clock from Folly does just that.
With a cute little mouse which obligingly runs down when the clock strikes one, it’s the cat’s whiskers.
Keep your bits and pieces tidy with this Magis Globo Wall Hook from A White Room, £24.
Regular readers will know that I am Mum to a 5 year old boy, and getting him to keep his bedroom tidy is an uphill battle.
Cars and trains end up all over the floor, as do superheroes, dinosaurs and pants!
Definitely the best way to keep things in order is ensuring there is plenty of easy-to-use storage, so that when he does get to tidy up, he can easily find a home for everything. So… baskets and buckets and boxes for toys, a dirty laundry bag and a big bin.
One outstanding issue is getting him to hang up his hoodies and coats, and I think some of these funky Magis Globo Wall Hooks from A White Room are just what's needed. A few, at kiddie height, should be just the thing to encourage him to keep them organised. No?
Swing high with the comfy and cosy Animundo Hammock for Children from Wholesale Hammocks, £108.
Children love things that are fun and interesting, and a little bit different.
And, in gorgeous vivid colours, decorated with funky animals, this wonderfully comfortable-looking kids’ hammock is all of those!
My only concern is that, once the little
Add a touch of Jurassic fun to your kid's bedroom with the Dinosaur Chalkboard Sticker - Spin Wall Stickers from Spin Collective, £20.
It’s the school holidays and we have oh so many days to fill and days out to organise.
Wth my 5 year old being hugely into animals, you can be sure that at some time over the summer we will visit the Natural History Museum, the zoo and the farm.
He loves the farm and the zoo, but the Museum is far and away top of the list as it has his faves – the dinosaurs.
He knows them all – the obvious ones like the stegosaurus, triceratops and T Rex. But also the more obscure – such as the micropachycephalosaurus, tsintaosaurus and stygimoloch. (And his amazement that I cannot remember all their names and characteristics is rather sweet.)
This Dinosaur Chalkboard Sticker is a brilliant idea. Not just a cool dinosaur sticker, it’s also a blackboard, ideal for doodling and for practising those tricky dino spellings.
Get active without going outside with this Kids Football Game Wall Sticker from 95% Danish. £34.95
Unless you’ve had your head stuck down a mine lately, you’ve probably noticed there’s a rather important football tournament taking place.
Whether you love or hate the beautiful game – personally, I fall in the former category – it’s hard not to get swept up by the excitement.
This Kids Football Game Wall Sticker from 95% Danish is the perfect way to get involved and is ideal for big and little kids alike.
Create a stylish children's room with this Dot Bed Linen from ALSO Home. From £10
A common complaint I get from friends with children is that they can’t find nice bed linen for their little ones’ rooms.
It’s either too cutesy or too dominated by characters from the latest big cartoon hit.
If you’re having the same problem then I may have just found the solution.
This Dot Bed Linen from ALSO Home is made from 100% cotton meaning there’s no nasties to irritate delicate skin and has a sweet multicoloured dot design.
Perfect for girls and boys alike, this bed linen will create a stylish children’s room and please the parents too.
Make homework fun with the stylish yet space-saving Junior Living Wall Hung Desk from Found Home Store. £349
When I was at school I hated having to do homework. I could usually be found doing it in the morning on the bus to school.
With the brilliantly designed Junior Living Wall Hung Desk from Found Home Store, however, homework time is no longer to be put off as long as possible.
The stylish, yet space-saving, wall unit has separate sections for books, pens, papers, etc., and the writing desk can be lifted up and secured in place to keep any mess hidden away. Perfect for untidy kiddies and, given that it works equally well as an small office space, untidy grown-ups.
Give your childs bedroom a playful finish with one of these rugs.
Jazzing up a bedroom floor has never been easier, than investing in one of these fabulous and fun rugs for a childs room.
The Transport Rug from Great Little Trading Company is not only a rug but also a super-road play mat for any young petrol head. And the Owl Rug by Selina from Bodie and Fou brightens up any youngsters’ room and makes a great focal point.
(Clockwise from top) Designers Guild Woof Woof Rug Aqua from Heal’s, £195, Butterfly Rug – Large from Great Little Trading Company, £145, Designers Guild Flying High Blue Rug from Heal’s, £195, Owl Rug by Selina from Bodie and Fou, £150, Mexx Candy Flower Multi Rug from Heal’s, £325, Transport Rug from Great little Trading Company, £65.