To highlight International Children’s Day, set up on 1 June 1856 to promote the welfare of children, we’ve listed our favourite items for creating cocooning spaces where kid’s can flourish, and where to find them.
1 Beddy buys
Make bedtime a treat with a themed cabin bed. Tree houses, campervans and a Routemaster bus are just some of the ways you can lure little ones into a restful sleep at featherandblack.com There’s also a wonderful choice in wallpapers, wall stickers and just about anything else you need to create a dream bedroom.
2 Fun flooring
When it comes to stylish kids spaces, the Scandinavians have things sewn up; cool neutrals, clean lines and charming accessories like this Star rug and adorable Rocking Mammoth.
3 Show and tell
A humble bedroom becomes full of fun and adventure with this gorgeous set of three Gesso dolls house shelves by Cox & Cox.
4 Sweet dreams
There’s more Scandinavian style to be had at Soren’s House, where they effortlessly combine cute and cool in the form of beautiful bedding, lighting, wall decor and toys from independent design companies.
5 Quiet time
The Little Architect desk and chair set with its pen pockets, comes in a series of cool colours: rose, grey, dark green, dark blue and bordeaux, and makes an inviting place for kids to sit and draw, craft or do homework. Available from Cloudberryliving.
6 Light the way
Kids will never be scared of things that go bump in the night with the Joseph Bunny Lamp beside them. Its soft, warm glow makes it the perfect night light and a soothing accompaniment for those who don’t like the dark. Find this and more charming furniture, lighting and accessories at Cloudberryliving.
7 Stylish storage
Storage doesn’t have to be dull. The Nidi Graphic Wardrobe has a multitude of internal colour options and modular drawer choices. It also comes complete with dry wipe markers and a penholder handle so that kids can get creative – or parents can leave reminders – on the wipe clean doors.
8 Wonder walls
If garish colors and commercial cartoon characters strike fear into your heart, check out these charming children’s wallpapers and fabrics. This will please playful youngsters and suit a modern, stylish home.
Everyone benefits from a good night’s rest, so make sure your little ones are ready for the day ahead with a set of black out curtains. This set of chic grey star print curtains is available with coordinating wallpaper, duvet set and lampshade.
10 Time out
Learning to tell the time becomes a fun activity with the beautiful Buster the Bear wooden clock. Made from FSC birch-ply, its clean lines and simple Scandi aesthetic works well with modern or traditional styles.