Create a cosy kids bedroom this autumn
In case you haven’t noticed, the nights are drawing in and it’s getting a little chilly outside…
Which means your kids are now going to be spending plenty more time around the home. And to help your youngsters enjoy the colder months, we’ve got plenty of tips to create a cosy kids bedroom.
With a sprinkle of Danish ‘hygge’ and splash of fun, you can create a bedroom that kids won’t want to leave. So while the weather outside might be a little dismal, kids will be more than happy to chill out in the comfort of their bedroom.
Read on for some cosy bedroom inspiration…
Make rainy days fun with a house bed
When the weather takes a turn, we all want to pull the duvet over our heads and stay in bed that little bit longer… and with a fun novelty bed, your kids can make the most out of those sleepy rainy days.
So when it gets too cold to play out in the garden, a house-style bed means kids can still have fun in their bedroom. Whether they’re hosting a teddy bear’s picnic or playing house, a bed with a roof and window creates endless imaginative possibilities. And since a house bed doubles up as a fun hideout, it’s the perfect spot to curl up with a fluffy friend and wrap up warm.
Take a look at these house inspired beds…
… And pair it with cosy bedding and blankets
Nothing says ‘cosy’ like a chunky knit. Toasty warm, timeless, and traditional, knitted wool is perfect for mastering that hygge vibe. So if you want to give your youngster’s room a cosy makeover this autumn, don’t hold back on those knitted fabrics and soft blankets.
And if you want to embrace the cosy look without making your child too hot to sleep, this knit-patterned bedding by Snurk (below) is ideal. While it looks like a chunky knit, this bedding is actually made with smooth and breathable cotton. So, kids stay cool yet cosy while they sleep at night.
Along with cosy bedding, be sure to grab a few blankets and scatter them around the room. Designed to offer both comfort and calm, the weighted blankets by Beanbag Bazaar (below) are ideal for chilling out over the autumn months.
Set up a cosy reading corner
The colder weather means there’s plenty more time to hunker down inside and enjoy a good story. So whether your little one is getting to grips with phonics or tearing through chunky page-turners, autumn is the perfect time to create a cosy reading corner.
With an oh-so-comfy spot to curl up and read, you can encourage your kids to pick up a story before bed. It’s the cosiest way to spend those darker evenings inside.
All you need is a big bookcase to stash away those storybooks, warm lighting, fuzzy blankets, and a soft and comfortable seat. Your kids won’t want to get up and leave the house…
For a cosy ‘hygge’ style, stick to natural wooden bookcases. A wooden bookcase is ideal for creating an authentically traditional and cosy effect – especially if you opt for unfinished and natural wood, like bamboo.
Then, once you’ve found the perfect bookcase, make sure your little one can snuggle up on a soft seat. For a lightweight, hassle-free, and fun seat, pop a bean bag next to the bookcase. Pick a velvet or cord bean bag, kids can get extra cosy and warm while they get through their latest read.
And to complete the reading corner, make sure you light up your little one’s reading sessions. Since the evenings are getting darker earlier, you’ll need to fill their bedroom with bright yet cosy light.
For a soft light, look no further than the Wild & Wolf globe light. As it gives off a calming hue, it’s ideal for helping kids wind down before bed. Plus, the globe is handy for helping little explorers learn about their countries!
Don’t forget the walls
To create a cosy bedroom for your kids, you can’t go far wrong with fuzzy textures and fluffy friends. Don’t be afraid of overdoing it – there’s no such thing as feeling too soft. Fill every last corner of the room with soft textures and you’ll create a super warm and cosy vibe. And the walls are no exception…
With these fun animal heads by Wild & Soft, you can attach some friendly fluffy friends to the walls. So, there won’t be a single part of your child’s bedroom that isn’t soft, cosy, and fun!
Cover the floor with a fun playmat
So, it’s pouring down outdoors and you’ve exhausted all of your rainy day plans…
That’s why it’s important to set up your child’s bedroom for indoor play. When there’s plenty of play options in the room, you won’t need to rack your brains for new ideas every time the rain pours. And over the drizzly autumn months, that’s basically every day!
A fun playmat is the cosiest way to provide a fun spot for your child to play. Because not only will it cover up any cold floors and keep little feet warm, it can also open up a world of pretend play possibilities. With the woodland-themed mat by Kids Concept, kids take their toys on a magical trip through the mountains all day long.