Sustainable Accessories for kids bedrooms

Sustainable Accessories for kids bedrooms

Sustainable Accessories for kids bedrooms

Sustainable Accessories your kids will love

Rooomy’s best sustainable accessories for kids

and the family home

 

Whether you’re redecorating or simply looking to update your kid’s space, accessories are where you can have a lot of fun with stylish or playful items that can bring some true character and personality to your child’s bedroom.  With sustainability at the core of this issue when you’re looking for new ideas think about the kinds of materials to introduce bamboo, cork, rattan, straw, clay to name a few basics.

Bamboo lampshades

Bamboo is a gorgeous material, the colour alone being light yet warm bring a lovely feel to any interior.  There are bamboo chairs and beds but as an accessory a simple light fitting can make all the difference and lighting a key accessory that is often over looked in interiors.  So much time is spent on the colour palete and key elements of furniture, flooring and window dressings etc.  Lighting is neglected but if you start to notice how a room is lit you’ll soon see how it can detract from a great space or enhance it brilliantly.

 

Giraffe Cork Placemat, Rooomy magazine for kid's
orangutan cork placemat, rooomy magazine sustainability for kid's bedrooms
lion cork placemat, rooomy magazine sustainability for kid's bedrooms

Bamboo Clock

Another bamboo feature and there are lots out there, I felt this clock would appeal to all ages as the big numbers are great for those kid’s starting to get their head round the whole telling the time gig, yet it’s stylish enough to not look out of place and kid like in a teens space, another note on sustainability is to buy items that will last, not buying a clock that will only last two years because it’s covered in paw patrol but a piece that can just be present for all the time it’s needed.

bamboo calculator, rooomy magazine sustainability gofts for kid's

Hello Rustle Lion Head

As a Leo I am a fan of all things lions and was very happy to come across Hello Rustle on Instagram recently.  Using air drying clay and raffia these little lion creations come in a huge variety of finishes and are made to order so you can have a chat with Ryan about that you need.  Check out his Instagram feed to see all different colours of faces or manes.  You could have a lot of fun here choosing what would look best, better yet show the idea to your kid and ask them what they’d like their lion to look like.  It’s really wonderful for children when they can get involved in the decision making and take some ownership and pride in their room.  Ryan is in such demand that he opens sales when he can so you need to follow him and then when he’s open you simply message him, make sure you’re in with a chance of placing your order.  I think I need to get myself one of these, the problem will be deciding on what colour!

 

Giraffe Cork Placemat, Rooomy magazine for kid's
orangutan cork placemat, rooomy magazine sustainability for kid's bedrooms
lion cork placemat, rooomy magazine sustainability for kid's bedrooms

My Rooga

Cork Rugs

As seen in Chloe Spillett’s feature the cork rug!  Aren’t these a fab idea?  This circular rug will add a sprinkle of magic to your kids room. Let the kids climb the mountains, sail the boats and reach the stars… The warm tone of the cork and the classic design ensures it will blend naturally into any space and is available in two sizes

I had never heard of a cork rug until Chloe wrote her feature.  Silly really as I used to have cork placemats which I bought in Portugal years ago.  But a matt/rug for the kids room, too thin to trip over, easy to clean and even easier to move about, fun, stylish and smart.

Eat Sleep Doodle colouring gifts for kids as seen in rooomy magazine
Eat Sleep Doodle colouring gifts for kids as seen in rooomy magazine

Eco Birdy

Rhino Lamp

Eco Birdy continue to be one of the best solutions to the problem that is kids plastic!  Do you worry about plastic toys? Do you recycle? Are you concerned about what will happen to your kid’s toys when they are no longer played with?  It’s great to hand things down, donate to the local charity shop or make a bit of cash back at a boot fair or on Facebay, BUT eventually they need to go somewhere and where? Think on Toy Story 3, where does a toys life end up?

Well Eco Birdy have solved this by creating four wonderful products for kids to enjoy, made entirely of recycled plastic from kid’s toys, accessories like scooters, ride along cars and more.  Their products include a kiwi toy storage unit, a chair, a rhino lamp and a table.

 

They collect unwanted toys from schools, remove all metal elements from each product, and clean everything, the plastic is then batched into similar colours and melted down. It is then moulded into one of their four designs resulting with a fun mottled affect with rounded edges and a smooth silky surface making the furniture pleasant to the touch and easy to clean.  The outstanding results are a sustainable and environmentally friendly product for your child’s room that is made of 100% recycled plastic, looks great, has a function and is fully recyclable. 

Eat Sleep Doodle colouring gifts for kids as seen in rooomy magazine
Eat Sleep Doodle colouring gifts for kids as seen in rooomy magazine

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Rooomy Loves | Sustainability for kid’s

Rooomy Loves | Sustainability for kid’s

Rooomy Loves | Sustainability for kid’s

Rooomy Loves Sustainability

Rooomy’s best sustainable finds for parents, that kids will love

 

In each issue of the magazine we have the Rooomy Loves feature.  My chance to share with you some brilliant finds which I think other parents will love, which are not related to your child’s bedroom.  Something for the home, a great gift maybe, a great book find or possibly something silly but fab.

 

Leave Nothing but Footprints

I bought this book because I love the illustrator.  She’s worked on other kids books and her art work is gorgeous.  The book has a clear message about looking after our environment particularly the oceans and seas.  For us it was reaffirming that we are doing the right things already, we always take our rubbish home and don’t leave anything on the beach, in fact as long as hygiene isn’t an issue we often put other peoples rubbish in the bin, the girls are happy to do this.  It was a great reminder that using less plastic bags is important and something we have become much better at in recent months, one of the few bonuses of lockdown.  The girls were heart broken at the prospect of saying no to glitter, but it’s prompted me to research the why some more for them, I guess this is the key to sustainability with our kid’s it’s all about educating them.  Telling what they must and must not do it simply not good enough, we need help the understand why our actions are important and the impact we have when we don’t act.  This will cement their understanding and commitment and hopefully be less likely to be led astray by peer who litter when they’re older, they can set the example and be passionate about their reasons why.  Education, strength, conviction.

 

Leave Nothing but Footprints, kid's books

Corkando Placemats

Whilst on the hunt for cork rugs I came across these glorious placemats.  With 7 lovely illustrated designs to choose from you’ll be able to make your dinner time setting a truly joyful place to be.  Lovingly designed with great motifs from a sustainable material. The cork table sets are non-slip and easy to care for. So your table always stays clean and the food is even more fun!

Giraffe Cork Placemat, Rooomy magazine for kid's
orangutan cork placemat, rooomy magazine sustainability for kid's bedrooms
lion cork placemat, rooomy magazine sustainability for kid's bedrooms
elephant cork placemat, rooomy magazine sustainability for kid's bedrooms

Bamboo Calculator

The number one reason for the Rooomy Loves feature is because when I am researching kids rooms I always stumble upon products that I don’t think would have ever crossed my path otherwise.  This Bamboo Calculator is a perfect example of just that.  Had you ever heard of one? Well if you are looking to introduce more natural products and less plastic then this is a must have!  Bamboo offers such a great colour and the chunky buttons are fab for all ages and it is of course solar powered!

bamboo calculator, rooomy magazine sustainability gofts for kid's
Green Toys pink fire truck for kid's play

The BeBehive – Green Toys Inc

I live with a pink obsessed 5 year old and this fire truck made me smile.  It comes in red too, if like me you love a more traditional style.  There are lots of great sustainable vehicle toys available from Green Toys but I wanted to give this pink beauty a top spot here. 

Solidly constructed from 100% recycled plastic milk containers that save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the Green Toys Fire Truck has no metal axles, so it’s safe for both the earth. 

Green Toys pink fire truck for kid's play

Eat Sleep Doodle

Pick a product, any product

All of the Eatsleep Doodle products are great and they have something for everyone.  I include them here because they meet a sustainable level for me as their products can be washed and reused and then passed on.  Nothing is going into landfill, the lifespan is fantastic and worth spending on.  We just need the creative industry to find a way of making plastic free felt tips!

Eat Sleep Doodle colouring gifts for kids as seen in rooomy magazine
Eat Sleep Doodle colouring gifts for kids as seen in rooomy magazine

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Halloween Decs for Kid’s Bedrooms

Halloween Decs for Kid’s Bedrooms

Halloween Decs for Kid’s Bedrooms

Halloween for kid’s rooms

Rooomy brings you top Halloween decorations and activities

to help make the most of a spooky half term with your children 

 

After a year of scuppered celebrations, all the birthday parties, weddings, anniversaries and more that have been missed, and we know Christmas is awaiting us at the end phew.  But let’s not forget that Halloween is coming up at the end of the month, yay!  Are you like me and decorate during the day of the 31st?  I always have great plans for pumpkins, but everything ends up a little last minute.  Or have you found yourself following in the Americans footsteps going all out with the decs early?

Well this year after all the indoor parties ( I had a birthday banner up for 6 months, I’ve told you before I don’t win any interiors or organisation awards) and with Halloween falling at the end of half term, I think it’s the perfect opportunity to have a little fun and make the most of the decs with the girls.  If you’re thinking this sounds like a plan to you then I’m here to help with some great decorations ideas for you to check out.  Each will be able to be stored and re used for all your Halloween celebrations to come plus there is some helpful pumpkin decorating advice, especially if you have any left-over paint from this year’s interiors projects.

 

meri meri balloon garland for kids rooms

Balloon Garland

Meri Meri

More and more birthday pics are featuring balloon arches and they look fun but either a lot of effort to make it look good yourself or expensive to outsource.  Well Meri Meri have this sorted for Halloween, bringing you a balloon garland PLUS hanging bats at the bargain set price of £25!! If you love party balloons, then this is the Halloween party decoration for you! This easy to assemble kit of 40 balloons creates a terrific balloon display featuring black, silver, orange and pre-filled confetti balloons and 8 fabulous hanging bats.

 

Peg Dolls

Little Peg House

All the classic Halloween characters in one little peg doll family.  These characters will at home in your child’s room or anywhere else in the family home.  Not a pink fairy in site, it’s just not Halloween is it?  I think kids’ can get away when they’re 2/3 years old.  These little faces bring colour and cuteness at a scary time.  You will be able to start building your Halloween decorations collection just like your Christmas ones. 

halloween peg dolls for kids bedrooms
Halloween Decorations featuring Decal Folks

 

Spooky Decals

Decal Folks

Decals are great as they don’t damage the wall cab be put back on their paper rolled up and brought out again next year, they allow you to add details to a larger space creating the spooky atmosphere eve quicker.  This pack comes with bats and pumpkins in different sizes and you can choose the colours for each of them, you can go traditional black and orange if you want or you can style them with your décor, fun!!!

 

 

Boo Letters 

Little England Gifts

Kid’s names in wooden letters have been popular for several years now and over the last few Christmas has joined in, so why not add Halloween into the fun? Just like the peg dolls they will go into your collection and come out every year.  BOO is the perfect little touch for your kid’s room, it’s not too scary for the little ones and will still be a fun addition when they’re older and wanting more of a spook these will be a timeless edition to your collection.

 

 

Boo Letters for kids rooms at halloween
Halloween garland from Nelly's Treasures for kids bedrooms

Spooky Garland

Nelly’s Treasures

Garlands make such wonderful borders and wen decorating it looks awesome when some height can be added to the space, it takes the eye on a journey round the whole space, that way all your hard work get noticed and is thoroughly enjoyed by the beholder. This garland from Nelly’s Treasures is cute, big, bold and I love the colour palette.  It is a complete bargain for £7 which also means you could buy a couple, what a treat!

Hocus Pocus Colouring Book

Squidgearoo

Whilst you are decorating and probably trying to get some work done during the half term then this gorgeous colouring book is just the ticket, adorable doodles that your child will love to fill in.  Each design has been hand drawn and comes on its own page so you can cut it out and put it on the wall or send to someone, perfect to add to the decorations.  The book is A5 size so it will fit perfectly in your bag for those days when you are on the move.  Printed on quality card and wrapped in a bellyband your little ones (and you!) will have hours of fun.  You can also add on a pack of Stib Positive Worded pencils in either a mini travel pack or jumbo pencils. 

halloween colouring book from squidgearoo for the kids during half term

Pumpkins

If you want to make more of your DIY skills and if we’re in lockdown over half term then there may be time for a few more crafts activities in the build up to the big night.  Pumpkin carving is always great fun but it also take a lot of effort and some parents are worried about the safety side, especially for younger ones.  Painting your pumpkins is a wonderful way to bring the festivities into the home plus they are big too, so very satisfying.  Kid’s can have free reign on how theirs looks which is wonderful autonomy for them.  And the toddlers can always join in by adding to yours, Ava did this a few years ago now and it was a really lovely afternoon chilling in the kitchen, music on and having some fun with the paint.

Pumpkin Painting for kids and toddlers rooomy magazine
Pumpkin Painting for kids and toddlers rooomy magazine
Pumpkin Painting for kids and toddlers rooomy magazine

Pumpkin Stickers

Doodle Moo

If you want to join the kid’s I highly recommend it, it’s great to get creative I think as adults we don’t spend nearly enough time doing the things we loved as kids.  Plus, it’s perfect modelling for the kid’s too!  If you want some tips on how to make them look great then Emily of Doodle Moo has your back plus some awesome free printable stickers that you can cut out and stick onto your pumpkin to enhance your design.  Emily recommends using up any left-over interior paint and acrylics always work well too.  Always leave time for coats to thoroughly dry before adding details on top, making this a great project for half term!

Doodle moo pumpkins
doodle moo pumpkins

Pinatas

Doodle Moo

And one last treat, I highly recommend are Emily’s Halloween pinatas, another fun project and a great game for the big night, something for you to prep yourself or you can get them to decorate their own.  They might even like to decorate, fill with a few sweets and your child could drop it off to a friend during the half term break, it’s always nice to get surprises and everyone get to enjoy the gift of giving, passing the positivity forward, which we need to do more than ever right now.

doodle moo pinatas, kids crafts for halloween

There you have it, great decoration to add to your Halloween collection and some fun craft projects for the break.  If you go forward with any of these ideas I’d love to see your pics you can email them in or tag us on social.  If you use any of Emily’s please give her a shout out @DoodleMoo

Have a wonderful Halloween and stay safe.

Best wishes

Rachel

Ps You know it’ll be the C word next, I’m just saying, only two pay slips to go, eek!

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Nautical Styling for Kids Bedrooms

 

How to achieve the professional approach to styling a kids bedroom

Fi Campos of Cubby Hole talks us through the nautical theme

 

When it comes to designing rooms for little ones, it can often feel as though there are so many practicalities to consider. From layouts to colour schemes, bed types to themes, it’s so important to work out what matters most to you and your child. Once the ‘sensible’ boxes are ticked, it’s time for the creative part to start!

Re-styling a child’s room can be a fun experience, and, if they’re old enough, consulting your little one along the way will help them feel involved in the process and result in a wonderfully imaginative space that is personal to them.

Why not start by creating a mood board together? As well as being a fun crafting activity, it’s such a creative process that can really help spark imaginations, and may even result in some unique art work for their walls!  

Here are some of my top styling tips to help get their room looking ship shape: How to instil hope for seaside dreamers! Nautical stories are the perfect theme to give your kids rooms that happy, fresh, relaxed coastal vibe all year round. Red, navy and white is a classic palette that’s ideal for any mini seafarer, but why not add in a dash of teal for a modern twist?

Rooms with low ceilings
Vertical stripes can really help to create the illusion of more space. This summery striped wallpaper by Arthouse gives a subtle nod to deckchair stripes and pulls the colour of the room together perfectly.

Walls
For little ones who just can’t wait to explore the world, check out this cool vintage world map decal by Oxo Workshop, available from Etsy. Customised to fit your own wall space, this giant map is sure to get little explorers excitedly planning their next trip on the seas.

They’re mad on pirates

If you’re not sure just how long the pirate phase will last but would love to create some walls big on personality, stickers are your new best friend!  With so many options on the market now from spectacular sailors through to fabulous fish, we’re spoilt for choice. 

Whale of  a Time

How cute is this ‘Whale of a Time’ wallpaper by Scion? Available in bright blue or Scandi grey, it creates an immediate feeling of calm, hazy days by the seashore. The ultimate snoozing environment for dreaming of faraway lands …

Inject a nautical twist into the study space with hand painted deep horizontal stripes in Indigo blue. ‘Sea Forever’ canvas from Love to Home.  

For an instant refresh and to give new life to old chests of drawers, try adding some quirky nautical style drawer handles.

Blankets can provide an instant room revamp by adding layers of texture and colour. Try the Elephant Stamp for gorgeously classic stripes.

Finally, a few words of practical advice for achieving nautical style for your mini mariner:  Keep it simple. A reduced three colour palette can work wonders in creating a pulled together room.

Embrace the stripes! Horizontal bands of colour instantly say beach, and work fabulously with ditsy whale prints and plains to break up all the pattern.  Whether you choose laid back beach vibes, pirate, or whale schemes, one thing’s certain, the nautical theme has so much variety that should serve them well for years to come.

Happy Styling!

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Nautical Bedroom Accessories

Nautical Bedroom Accessories

Nautical Bedroom Accessories

Bring the beach adventure feel to their bedroom

 

Rooomy’s round up of great accessories for your kids’ bedroom that will give them  

a sense of being on holiday and chilling out.

Bring a taste of the beach and some wonderful texture to your child’s room with this brilliant rug. The little details on the pebbles are wonderful: the designer has thought of everything, including different sizes for the stones to give it a true pebbled beach vibe, just as you would find on Brighton sea front.  All the fun with none of the discomfort

BWall hangings are becoming more and more popular: macramé is having another moment! Considering something different for their walls? Featuring a playful dolphin and the serene yet humongous whale, whose enormity never ceases to amaze us. Perfect for a nursery (they can double as a mobile too_ or for any child who loves all things under the sea, sing with me now…….

If the worn, shabby look is what you are after, this driftwood clock brings a touch of colour to the room without being too bold. It’s always great to have a balance of new and old when styling a room.

In the celestial universe of Petit Pan, kites are kings and they show this passion off beautifully in their lamps. The lamps are made of bamboo and hand painted bamboo silk: this description alone makes us want to buy one! The finish is wonderful, a stunning way to bring creativity and beauty to your child’s room. They are also available in the style of clouds, seahorses, hippos and more. Check out the range here

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Bright & Bold Accessories

Bright & Bold Accessories

Bright & Bold Accessories

Bring Bright & Bold Accessories Into Your Kid’s Bedroom

 

We bring your our top picks, for wonderful bedroom accessories that will being your child’s bedroom to life. 

 

Children love colour, it bring joy into their lives, their favourite colour can be fixed from a young age or it may change every few months. Committing to a bold colour palette can sometimes be daunting in these circumstances, therefore adorning their bedroom with bright, bold and colourful accessories is the perfect way to bring the joy in for all to enjoy, knowing you can change whenever you need to.

If you’ve gone fairly minimalistic in the room as you just can’t choose between fuchsia pink and emerald green, then bring a whole rainbow of options in with this great lettering from Twenty Two and Six. They offer initials in a similar style but as someone who loves to promote the importance of Play for children I had to highlight how wonderful this creation is.

Maybe colour isn’t where you want to be braver, then look at the style of furniture you’re using. There are amazing designs out there and although this guy has been around a while I couldn’t resist reminding you all that he is about and is completely brilliant! Rodnik Shark Chair from Made.com

Colourful lighting is the perfect way to bring your child more colour without having to experience it yourself, if this is something that takes you out of your aesthetic comfort zone, let them enjoy a little dazzle at night, lovely to wake up to on a restless night and with any luck they’ll feel assured enough to drift off back to sleep due to their lovely glow.

Garlands are a great colourful accessory to be hung from walls, windows, furniture, wherever you want.   – MK Kids Interiors Garland

And of course, one of the easiest ways to bring a statement to a room with no strings attached is an awesome rug! It’s not a permanent feature so can be changed as their style/taste changes but also ticks another design element helping you add some layering to the room. Win win.

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