Kids need to play - they love colour, hanging out with friends, their own space and above all, they love fun. When winter comes around and it's too cold and wet for outdoor play, here is the best way to keep your kids occupied and out from under your feet - create them a haven. With a little imagination and a few inexpensive accessories it is easy to design a warm and cosy bedroom for your child to escape the winter chills.
Bright colours instantly create a tempting space for children. A colourful quilt cover, some cheeky floor cushions and a few fun prints on the walls will appeal to your child, inviting them to stay and play. Reinvent an old shelf or cupboard with a cheery coat of paint. Fill it with books, games, toys, paper and pencils for hours of winter entertainment.
If carpet is out of your budget range, add some warmth to the space with a sheepskin or funky floor rug. Soft and fleecy, they are great to lie on and under for all those wildly imaginative games. Another versatile and affordable addition is a St Albans throw rug. Warm and light these rugs are perfect to snuggle down for a quiet read, an afternoon nap or to drape over a chair for the ultimate in tents and tepees.
At the end of the day, exhausted from their activities, ensure your child's sweet dreams with a comfy bed and all natural wool bedding. Whether it's a bunk or a trundle with room for a friend, adding a MiniJumbuk Dreamers quilt, mattress topper and pillow will see them wrapped in wool, snug as a bug and fast asleep in no time.