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Storybook Walls: How to Create a Magical Bedroom For Your Child with Canvas Prints

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Creating the perfect bedroom for your child offers a unique opportunity to foster their imagination, comfort, and sense of self. As parents, we desire not just to provide a space for rest but to construct an environment that feels magical and inspiring. One underexploited approach to achieving this goal is through the strategic use of canvas prints. This art medium merges the charm of traditional painting with the personal touch of your chosen imagery, turning your child's bedroom into a storybook setting they will adore.

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Capturing Childhood Imaginations
To capture the essence of childhood, integrating canvas prints into your decorating scheme allows you to display photos beautifully in a way that captivates and stimulates your little one's imagination. From fairy tale landscapes to galactic adventures, the themes are endless and customisable. The trick is to select images that resonate with your child's interests and dreams, effectively turning their room into a visual story that they are part of.

Selecting The Perfect Images
Start by involving your child in the selection of images. This not only makes the decorating process a bonding experience but also ensures that the final result is something they are genuinely excited about. Whether it's their favourite storybook characters, animals, or a scenic landscape, ensure that the images are vibrant and full of detail to captivate and inspire.

Embracing Themes and Colours
When selecting canvas prints, consider the current or intended theme and colour scheme of the bedroom. For a cohesive look, the prints should complement the room's overall design. This doesn't mean everything needs to match precisely, but the colours and themes of the prints should harmonise with the surrounding décor to create a unified and enchanting space.

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Quality Matters
Not all canvas prints are created equal, and when it comes to creating a magical space for your child, quality is key. High-quality prints will not only last longer but will also look more vibrant and detailed, contributing significantly to the room's overall magical feel. Look for suppliers who use durable materials and offer crisp, high-resolution printing to ensure that your chosen images look stunning and remain a cherished part of your child's room for years.

Size and Placement
The magic is in the details, and when it comes to canvas prints, size, and placement play a crucial role. Consider larger prints as focal points or mix various sizes to create a gallery wall that tells a story. By placing prints at your child's eye level, you can engage their sense of wonder directly, making the artwork more interactive and enjoyable.

DIY Magic
For an even more personalised touch, consider creating canvas prints from your child’s own artwork. This not only boosts their self-esteem by showcasing their creations but also adds an unmistakably personal charm to the décor. Imagine the delight on your child's face when they see their own drawings transformed into professional-looking art that adorns their walls.

Creating a Gallery Wall
A gallery wall composed of canvas prints can be a dynamic feature in your child’s bedroom. Mix and match sizes and orientations to create an engaging display. Incorporate prints of their favourite characters, their art, and even family photos to make the story even more personal. This approach ensures that the bedroom truly reflects your child's individuality.

Enhancing With Accessories
To complement the canvas prints and elevate the magical atmosphere, incorporate themed accessories around the room. Soft, glowing lights can mimic the feeling of being in a fairy tale. Plush rugs and soft furnishings in thematic colors complete the setting, enveloping your child in a cozy, inspiring world each time they enter.

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Final Thoughts
Creating a magical bedroom for your child goes beyond decoration—it's about crafting a personal sanctuary that celebrates their imagination and individuality. Canvas prints offer a versatile, durable, and personalisable solution to turn blank walls into storybook landscapes. 

By thoughtfully selecting and positioning these prints, combined with a sprinkle of thematic accessories and personal touches, you can transform your child's bedroom into a mesmerising retreat that encourages dreams and storytelling. In doing so, you're not just decorating a room; you're creating a backdrop for the precious memories and adventures that your child will cherish throughout their childhood.

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5 Tips to Decorate Your Child’s Room

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Decorating a children’s bedroom can be a lot of fun, but creating a space that both you and your child will love for years to come isn’t always easy. There’s a lot to consider, including the size of the space on offer, the age of your child(ren) and your budget. Here are five tips to help.

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Storage

Having a storage unit that allows children to tidy up after themselves should be a top priority. It means messes can easily be cleared away and gives your child ownership over their space, encouraging them to take responsibility for keeping their bedroom clean and tidy. You can opt for a bay window storage unit that is easily accessible for little hands and also provides a comfy seat for reading.

Keep it Simple

When it comes to kids’ rooms, there can be a temptation for parents to go overboard including everything they wish they’d had as a youngster but when it comes to creating the perfect children’s bedroom, less is usually more. By keeping the décor simple and furnishings to just the essentials, you’ll create more space for free play, which is a must for children of all ages.

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Play With Colours

Children love colour and redecorating your child’s room is a great way to introduce fun colour to your home, but it’s crucial to choose the right one. Involve your child in the process of choosing the colours and shades for their bedroom, but avoid going all-in on a single colour. Kids can change their minds at warp speed, and you don’t want to end up with a room that’s entirely red if next month, their favourite colour will be blue!

Instead, opt for two or three complementary colours or shades, and introduce them as pops of colour that can easily be updated as their tastes change, for example, by having one feature wall and then choosing soft furnishings such as curtains, bedding and rugs to match.

Frame Artwork

Art prints are a great way to brighten a neutral bedroom, but they can be pricey. Why not use your kid's artwork to brighten up their room instead? Cheap, colourful frames and a few favourite paintings or collages can bring a fun, unique feel to your child’s room.

You can also use picture pockets to hang photographs of all your child’s favourite memories, and these can easily be swapped and changed to include new pictures as you make new memories together.

Make it Functional

As your children grow, their room will need to adapt and change as they do. This means you’ll need to think ahead to avoid constantly needing to update and refresh the furniture and décor.

Opt for multi-function furniture, for example, high-sleepers with a built-in desk that they can use for homework as they get older or repurpose items they no longer need. For example, an old cot can become a child’s desk or a changing unit can be converted into shelving.

Consider whether your child’s room will have enough storage for books, toys and clothes, bearing in mind that their clothes will grow as they do!

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Cosy-up Your Home with this Ultimate Guide

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Do you feel as though your home isn’t as cosy as it could be? Maybe you want to make a positive change but just have no idea where to begin. Either way, this guide will detail some of the top changes you can make, so you can make sure that you are not wasting any time or money on your property.

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Update your Bedding

One of the biggest changes you can make is updating your bedding. Crisp cotton and linen are all great for summer but in winter, flannel is the way to go. Trade your crisp sheets in for ones that are able to hold the warmth in. Jersey is another great option here. While you are at it, it could be worth trying to put a blanket or a quilt over the top of your bed so you have something for when the nights get cold. This is a great way for you to make sure that you are always putting yourself first, and that your bedroom is as warm and cosy as it should be. If you want your pet to have somewhere as comfortable as you do, then now is the best time for you to look into Pet Rebellion personalised dog beds.

Snuggly Throw Pillows

If you don’t have any yet, then now is the time for you to add some snuggly throw pillows to your sofa. Add a few of them and then add some normal fabric ones. If you can do this then you will soon find that you can achieve a nice balance and this can work in your favour overall. Don’t be afraid to explore options such as woolly knit, rich velvet or anything else comforting. If you can do this then you will soon find that it is easier for you to cosy up your space. 

Add Some Warmth

Flat-weave rugs are ideal when it’s warm outside but when the weather grows colder, it’s wise for you to have some smaller rugs dotted around. Try to layer them in strategic positions and also make sure that you put some blankets over the reading chair. Little things like this can make a major difference to your home and you would be surprised at how much it could help your home to feel more like yours.


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Soft Lighting

When the nights draw colder, it can be tempting for you to go to bed. One way for you to avoid this would be for you to get some soft lighting installed. The great thing about this is that you can add some warm-toned LEDs and candle-light bulbs. By doing this, you can then make sure that your lighting is never too harsh, and that you always feel like you can stay up if you want to.

Warm-up Window Treatments

If you have linen curtains or sheer curtains then why not trade them out for some nice velvet drapes? When you do this you will soon find that you can take advantage of a nice thermal lining. Besides making your space look and feel warm, you may find that it ends up stopping any cold air from leaking through the windows. If you have single-glazing or if you have windows that let a lot of heat out then improvements like this can save you money on your energy bill too, so keep that in mind.

Rethink your Sofa Cover

If you have a couch that has a cover then why not buy a slipcover? The great thing about doing this is that it makes it way cosier for the colder months. If you want to help yourself here then one thing you can do is choose a deep jewel colour and then a soft fabric. This is a great way for you to add a bit of personality to your space and you would be surprised at what a difference it could make to your space.

Put Memories on Display

Putting memories on display won’t warm up your home but it will help to remind you about what your home should be. A place where you feel safe and secure, surrounded by love. Put up family photos and make sure that you always focus on things that make you happy. If you can do this then you will see a huge improvement in the way that you feel. You will also find that it is easier for you to make your home feel warmer on those cold nights as well,  so make sure that you keep that in mind.


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Radiator Covers: The Ultimate Solution to Your Heating Needs

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A radiator is an essential heating element in your home, providing warmth and comfort, especially during the cold winter months. But let's be honest; they're not the most aesthetically pleasing element of your decor. That's where radiator covers come in. Radiator covers are becoming increasingly popular, and not just because they can enhance the look of your home. 

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Adds Style to Your Home

Bespoke radiator covers have become popular because they add a touch of style to your home. 
They are available in various designs, styles, and finishes to suit different preferences and requirements. Whether you want a classic, vintage, or modern look for your decor, radiator covers can help you achieve that. Radiator covers come in different designs, which are versatile and can add texture and warmth to your home.

Provides Protection

Radiator covers are popular because they provide protection. If you have children or pets at home, a radiator cover can be a safety feature, shielding them from hot surfaces and preventing burns and accidents. They also protect your radiator from damage by preventing items from being placed on top of them.

Energy Efficient

Another reason for the popularity of radiator covers is their energy efficiency. Radiator covers trap heat, preventing it from escaping through external walls, and direct it towards the room, keeping your home warmer for longer. This leads to less energy wastage and lower heating bills, which is a significant advantage in the long run.

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Customisable

Radiator covers can be customised to suit your preferences. Whether you want a specific colour, size, material or design, radiator covers can be made to fit your requirements. You can also add features like bookshelves, cabinets, and benches to serve multiple purposes, which is especially useful if you have limited space in your home.

Convenient

Finally, radiator covers are popular because they are convenient. They are easy to install, remove, and clean, which is useful in case of maintenance or repairs. They don't require any specialised skills or tools, making them accessible to anyone. Radiator covers can also hide unsightly pipes, giving your walls and decor a cleaner look. So, why not spruce up your decor and invest in a mirrored radiator cover today.

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What Factors Should I Consider Before Installing Vinyl Flooring?

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If you've decided on luxury vinyl flooring, such as Luvanto, for your home, you may be drawn to its stylish appeal. However, have you thought about how its benefits relate to your home and what you can do to maintain its appearance over time?

Undoubtedly, you're thrilled with your choice and the potential cost savings if you're installing it yourself. Let's delve deeper into how it can work out for the better.

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Which Room Are You Targeting?

Different rooms have varying requirements, with some needing more care and consideration than others.

For instance, when installing vinyl flooring in a bathroom or kitchen, moisture becomes a major factor. In these cases, 100% waterproof properties are necessary, but it's important to note that leaving large amounts of water unattended can damage any flooring, including vinyl.

Hallways, which experience heavy foot traffic, require highly durable and long-lasting flooring. Examining the specific needs and usage of each room is crucial when selecting the right vinyl.

How Will Children and Pets Affect the Flooring?

Children and pets can contribute significantly to wear and tear on the floor. Ideally, you should choose vinyl with the most resilient wear layers and anti-slip design.

Luvanto luxury vinyl flooring offers durability and resistance to constant use. It could be the perfect choice for reducing accidents and providing overall comfort when kids and pets are roaming around.

Luvanto flooring is designed to be practical, soft, and long-lasting, ensuring maximum satisfaction and easy maintenance.

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Will the Flooring Disrupt the Room's Cohesiveness?

Unless you're planning a bold, outlandish colour scheme throughout your home, vinyl flooring comes in numerous designs that complement your interior choices. The flooring can seamlessly transition between rooms, providing a cohesive look even if you desire a different vibe without separate floors.

By carefully selecting designs that can integrate perfectly with your existing rooms, you can achieve a harmonious balance in your home without sacrificing personal style.


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Elegear Cooling Blanket and Pillowcases

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I am the type of person who is always hot yet I like to snuggle under a blanket on the sofa if I am watching  TV or if I am in the garden in the evening. I would even take a blanket to the cinema if John would let me. As you can imagine finding the right blanket has always been tough. They are either too heavy, too fluffy or too hot so I usually end up with one or two legs out of the blanket or it just draped over my feet. 

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When I heard about the Elegear Cooling blanket I was keen to give it a try as it sounds perfect for me. The idea behind the Elegear cooling blanket is it can absorb heat and sweat from your body, absorbing the heat helps to keep you cool. It does this by using special Japanese Q-Max 0.4 Cooling fibres. 

The Japanese Arc-Chill Cool Technology Fabric can quickly absorb human body heat. It does this when the human body touches the fabric. The body surface temperature immediately drops by about 2 to 5 degrees, so that the body feels cool.

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The blanket is lightweight which surprised me at first as I thought it looked heavy when I took it out the packaging. There are different 'feels' on each side of the blanket and one side felt more clingy than the other. When I checked one side is made of 80% mica nylon and 20% polyethylene cool fabric which makes this side perfect for hot summers. The other side is 100% cotton so perfect for keeping cool on a Spring or Autumn evening. 

I have been using the cooling blanket on the sofa however it would be ideal as a throw over the bed as the range also features matching cooling pillowcases. The pillowcases work exactly like the cooling blanket, perfect to keep you cool during the hot evenings. 

Unfortunately I haven't been the only one using the blanket, I have had to share with the kids. This means that the cooling blanket has had to deal with sticky fingers and muddy hands. Luckily the Elegear Cooling blanket is machine washable. Wash on a gentle heat of up to 30° and then hang out in the shade. It's recommended that you do not iron, tumble dry, bleach or dry clean. 

We also found that the blanket felt warm after a few days so I would recommend popping the blanket near air conditioning or a fan if you have one. This will help to absorb the cooler temperature in to the blanket. If you don't have a/c or a fan then it can take a while for the cooling blanket to release the absorbed heat. 

However you choose to use the cooling blanket it will definitely keep you cool. It's perfect for the sofa, out on the patio, as a throw for the bed or even for travelling. 

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The Elegear Cooling Blanket and Pillowcases are available to buy online at Amazon and come in a range of colours and sizes including blue, pink and grey. We chose 200x220cm in grey and it's a perfect size for the sofa or our bed. 

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Huge Benefits of Vinyl Flooring for a Family Home

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As a busy parent, it can be difficult to keep up with the daily cleaning demands of a household, especially when it comes to maintaining flooring. With children running around and creating messes, it's important to have a durable and easy-to-clean flooring option that can withstand heavy traffic. This is why luxury vinyl flooring, such as Quick Step flooring, is an excellent choice for a family home.

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Comfortable and Durable
Luxury vinyl flooring is no longer a flimsy product that looks cheap. It has advanced significantly over the years and now perfectly replicates the look of wood, stone, slate, and other flooring options while providing incredible underfoot comfort. Its cushioned design offers more durability for long-term use, making it comfortable for your children to play on without getting hurt. Quick step flooring comes in multiple designs and patterns such as oak vinyl flooring.

Easy Installation
One of the advantages of luxury vinyl flooring is that it is incredibly easy to install. You can choose to install it yourself using the click-together method of flooring planks. This makes it a great DIY project to undertake if you find some time. Alternatively, you can have a professional installer fit the flooring for you, saving you time and money in the long run.

Advanced Safeguards
Luxury vinyl flooring has advanced safeguards that can withstand a high amount of abuse from children. It is highly stain-resistant, meaning that spills and stains from dropped dinner plates or crumbled-up crisps and melted chocolate won't leave a lasting mark after being cleaned up. Additionally, vinyl flooring is 100% waterproof, which is perfect for kitchen and bathroom spaces where spills are more likely to occur. This feature ensures that spilled drinks won't soak through to the subfloor and cause further damage.

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Easy Maintenance
Compared to other flooring options, luxury vinyl flooring is incredibly easy to clean and maintain. Simple seconds after a spill happens, a quick wipe or mop can take care of the mess. You won't have to worry about stains or scratches from heavy foot traffic, making it a practical solution for busy families.

Furthermore, luxury vinyl flooring, such as grey herringbone vinyl flooring, is a great choice for a family home environment. Its durability, ease of installation, advanced safeguards, and easy maintenance make it an excellent investment for any parent looking to reduce their time spent on cleaning and increase the overall comfort and style of their home.

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8 Inspiring Ways To Redecorate Your Bedroom

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 One of the most satisfying home renovations you can do is to redo your bedroom. It’s a space where you can truly express yourself and create an atmosphere that suits your personal needs and desires. Whether you want to go for a dramatic makeover or just give it a subtle refresh; Here are some inspiring ways to redecorate your bedroom.

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Start With A Colour Palette
Choose colours that reflect your personality and create an inviting ambience. For example, if you prefer cool tones, try shades of blue and grey, as they are calming and tranquil. Or, if you’re more inclined towards warm hues, opt for earthy shades such as brown, orange, and green which will add warmth to the room.

Invest In A Comfortable Mattress
Your bed is the centrepiece of your bedroom, so it’s important to invest in a quality mattress and bedding. Consider factors like firmness, support, size and material when making your selection. Also be sure to    that is right for you. 

Add Texture To Walls
To make your bedroom look more interesting, add texture to its walls with wallpaper or panelling. Different materials such as wood, stone, brick and metal can create an eye-catching effect that will take your room to the next level.

Refresh Window Treatments
If you’re looking for an easy way to spruce up your bedroom, try switching out old window treatments with something new and fresh. There are several options to choose from, such as blinds, curtains, and shutters. Pick a style that reflects your preferences and complements the decor in your bedroom.

Incorporate Art
Another great way to refresh your bedroom is to add artwork or photographs. Not only does it make the space more visually pleasing, but it also adds a personal touch. If you don’t have any pieces of art that you like, try browsing through local galleries for unique finds or even creating something yourself!

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Accessorise With Plants
Adding greenery to your bedroom is a great way to bring some life and colour into the space. Choose plants that are easy to maintain and can thrive indoors, such as succulents, herbs, or ferns. This will bring a natural feel to your bedroom and make it more inviting.

Replace Furniture
If you’re looking for a quick and dramatic change, replace your existing furniture with something new. Consider investing in quality pieces that will last a long time, such as a dresser, nightstands, and storage solutions.

Add New Lighting
Lighting can make a huge impact on how your bedroom looks and feels. Experiment with different types of lighting, such as bedroom pendant lights, accents, task, and ambient, to create the atmosphere you want. When choosing lamps, take into consideration factors like size, shape and style to ensure they match the aesthetic of your bedroom.

These are only some of the ways you can give your bedroom an upgrade. With a bit of creativity and imagination, you could come up with endless design possibilities for your space! 

And if you’re stuck on ideas, don’t be afraid to consult a professional designer who can help create the perfect dream bedroom for you. Whether you want to go all out or just spruce it up with small tweaks, redecorating your bedroom is an enjoyable project that will leave you feeling refreshed and inspired each time you step in!

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