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Celebrate Twenty Five Years With Friends … and the launch of the new officially licensed bedding range.
This year, 2019, Friends celebrates it’s twenty fifth anniversary.
The pilot was aired on the 22nd of September 1994 in the Uk and after ten series of this iconic show millions of people tuned in to see the final episode which was shown here on the 28th of May 2004.
We all had a Friends character that we wanted to be and one that we thought we would most suit being with. For those of us who waited with baited breath to see the conclusion of each cliff hanger the last series was bitter sweet. Many of the loose ends were tied up but ultimately it meant there would be no more Friends.
Since then, however, it has become one of the most popular repeated shows on television and new generations are watching the six Friends with equal enthusiasm.
Obviously there are a whole host of fun facts attached to the show and it’s actors but here are a few of my favourites …
Eagle eyed viewers will have noticed that Monica’s apartment was originally number 5 and then became number 20 which had a knock on effect with the number of Joey and Chandler’s apartment number.
The young actor who played Ross’s son Ben in a handful of episodes, Cole Sprouse, later starred in The Suite Life With Zack And Cody with his twin brother and also by himself in Riverdale as Jughead Jones.
Courteney Cox was expecting her baby, Coco, during the filming of the final series but where as Lisa Kudrow’s pregnancy had been written in to the story line Courteney’s was not as the the show had already established that Chandler and Monica could not have their own child.
The show had such pulling power that it attracted many famous people to star in cameo roles some of who are listed here … Christina Applegate, Hank Azaria, Alec Baldwin, George Clooney, Jennifer Coolidge, Billy Crystal, Danny Devito, Morgan Fairchild, Jeff Goldblum, Jennifer Grey, Chissie Hynde, Hugh Laurie, Jon Lovitz, Elle Macpherson, Gary Oldman, Sean Penn, Brad Pitt, Freddie Prince Jr, Julia Roberts, Paul Rudd, Winona Ryder, Susan Sarandon, Jennifer Saunders, Tom Selleck, Charlie Sheen, Brooke Shields, Ben Stiller, Kathleen Turner, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Robin Williams, Bruce Willis, Reese Witherspoon and Noah Wyle.
Not forgetting Elliott Gould who had a permanent role as Ross and Monica’s father.
In addition the actor who played the father of Rachel’s boyfriend Joshua, in the episode when she accidentally ends up going to dinner in her underwear, is actually Matthew Perry’s dad John Bennett Perry.
So this is “The One With The 25th Anniversary Bedding Launch”.
We are joining in the anniversary fun with new officially licensed Friends bedding available now from our online shop in two styles and two sizes (single and double).
You can click through to the shop with the following links to check on stock availability …
Friends Love Laughter (red) … single … click here.
Friends Love Laughter (red) … double … click here.
Friends Slogan (neutral tones) … single … click here.
Friends Slogan (neutral tones) … double … click here.
Although providing a safe and comfortable environment for our children to sleep in is important many of us can’t afford to keep redecorating as their tastes and ages change.
It is possible to update your child’s bedroom on a budget with a little forward planning using wall stickers.
If you choose a colour for the walls, bedding and curtains that your child is keen on you can buy generic accessories which will remain in the room each time you change the wall stickers.
A good base is key to the successful application of the stickers, and most manufacturers will provide you with guidelines to follow, but essentially you must make sure that freshly painted walls have had enough time to completely dry out before you apply your stickers or they will peel away. Remember that even if you run your fingers over the wall and it feels dry it actually takes much longer than you would think to be ready to decorate with the decals. The average time manufacturers recommend is around thirty days. Even the best quality decals can not stick to a wall which isn’t properly cured.
Now for the best part. There are no rules attached to how you set out your wall decals and you can have some fun here. You might want to create a scene using the characters in your pack or you might want to go for a random look. Your kids might even be old enough to decide for themselves where they want things to go.
There’s no need to feel daunted by a blank wall, a pack of stickers and an excited child. If you are stuck for inspiration cut round the stickers while they are still on the backing sheet, leaving enough of an edge round each one so you don’t cut in to the sticker itself, and have a practise run setting them out on the floor.
When you are ready to get started it’s a good idea to have a soft cloth on hand to smooth the sticker on to the wall and get rid of any air bubbles. With larger ones don’t peel the whole thing off the backing sheet and try to get it flat on to the wall instead peel away the top edge and smooth that on to the wall then slowly peel the backing sheet away, keeping it as close to the wall as you can, smoothing as you go.
Wall stickers labelled as removable and repositionable should come off your wall with out taking the paint off with them however it’s still advisable to give them a helping hand, especially if they have been in place for some time, by gently warming them with your hair dryer and then peeling the decal away slowly. Don’t use a craft heat gun or a decorating paint stripper gun for this as they are too hot.
If you would like to watch a quick video demonstration you can click here to visit Look Sugar on You Tube.
Don’t rule out the use of wall stickers in a young teenager’s bedroom or even a spare room. Our Marvel Avengers range is a massive hit with kids of all ages and I’m keen on cheering up my own office with some wall decals too.
Following this method you could feasibly start with wall stickers in your toddler’s nursery and then revamp their bedroom two or three times through out their childhood by simply replacing the wall stickers and updating worn bedding.
Why not take a look at our range of Wall Stickers over on the Children’s Room shopping site.
As you can imagine we get to see quite a lot of bedding here at Children’s Rooms but every now and again something creates a real stir in the office … this is one of those times.
There is obviously a huge choice of unicorn bedding on the market so it’s fab to see a version that’s just that bit different … and the fun doesn’t stop with this legendary creature as the powerful T Rex bursts on to the scene in vibrant lime green.
If you have a fan of the undersea world in your household then why not go for the shark with it’s striking flash of red and bold blue?
Or the friendly narwhal which is often dubbed the unicorn of the sea. These magnificent porpoises live in Arctic coastal waters but our version is a little easier to find. The narwhal is particularly suitable for younger children and will give you a great starting point if you like to make up your own bedtime stories.
Finally we have the teddy bear and the cat which are two favourites.
The cat has been cleverly designed to make it fit in to a young teenager’s room as well as being suitable for a smaller child while the charming simplicity of the teddy bear gives it classic appeal.
Each pillow case is shaped to provide detail specific to the creature it represents and four of the duvet covers have additional accents, like feet or a tail. The reverse of each duvet cover features a repeat pattern appropriate to the over all design.
You can find out more about all six of our NEW shaped single bedding designs HERE.
Getting children to go to bed can be a struggle. It can be even harder if their nursery is not set up properly to help them fall asleep. Here are some tips and tricks to help make your nursery a room that is more restful than it is now, to help both your toddler and yourself get more sleep. Remember, the better they nap, the better you nap.
Add Light Blocking Curtains
Many of the fabrics that make up our nursery are light and floaty, including those used to make baby curtains. Often, these curtains are beautiful, but they don’t do anything to keep light out of a room. The human body is designed to sleep when it is dark and be awake when it is light, so the light could be causing problems for their sleep schedule. In order to help your child nap when the sun is up, we recommend adding light-blocking curtains to their room.
If you love the curtains you already have, there are detachable linings that are easy to add to the back of your curtains that will block light and make the space more restful for your toddler.
At the end of the day, you wouldn’t want to sleep in an uncomfortable bed, and neither does your child. If they are struggling to sleep in their own bed, it might be because they are uncomfortable with their mattress or their blanket.
Figure out what textures they like to sleep under and check out the Children’s Room offerings to find the perfect blanket for them and their nursery design theme!
Toys: Out of Sight, Out of Mind
If you store your children’s toys in their rooms, they are going to be more tempted to play with them while they are supposed to be sleeping. To avoid this issue, put your child’s toys somewhere where they cannot see them from their bed or crib.
If you don’t have to a lot of storage space that’s out of sight, try putting them in bins or behind a screen where your child can’t see them.
Keep all electronics away from your child and their nursery for as long as possible. They should not be using your phone or tablet to play within three hours of their naptime or bedtime in order to help them sleep as much as possible.
Electronics like this emit blue spectrum light that tells their (and our) brains that they need to wake up and pay attention to what’s on the screen. This is terrible for their circadian rhythm because it keeps them awake for longer. In fact, it forces their brains to stop producing melatonin for a while, which makes them stay awake, no matter how tired they are.
With that in mind, keep electronics out of their bedrooms so that they are tempted to use them when they are supposed to be sleeping or when they are struggling to sleep. The same policy would do you some good as well.
Guest blog written by Katie Phillips from MattressReviews.net
As with any DIY project, renovating and decorating a children’s bedroom can very quickly turn very expensive, especially if (like us) you aren’t blessed with arts and crafts skills to do a lot of the work yourself. Fortunately, at Children’s Rooms – we make it incredibly easy, and relatively cheap to design and update your child’s bedroom in a range of styles.
It makes sense to not spend a fortune on your child’s bedroom either. Children very quickly become ‘bored’ of certain themes and characters as they very quickly develop, and in changing just a few elements of a kid’s bedroom, you can change the entire theme and design of the room, easily and cheaply using just a few products.
Whether its characters from the latest films or TV shows, we have it covered.
Kids Wall Stickers
Children’s Wall Stickers are a brilliant way to inexpensively decorate a kid’s bedroom. Purchasing them for as little as a few pounds, they can be quickly put up and taken down. We have carefully selected a wide range of wall stickers, which keep up with how quickly your children develop, gaining new interests and hobbies – which wall stickers can perfectly reflect.
Some of our bestselling wall stickers include Dinosaur Wall Stickers, Construction Wall Stickers, Butterfly Wall Stickers, Disney Frozen Wall Stickers, Animal Wall Stickers, Under the Sea Wall Stickers, as well as Marvel Wall Stickers and Graffiti Wall Stickers.
You can view the full range here.
Toy Storage is another excellent, inexpensive way of adding style and design into a children’s bedroom. As well as adding style, these products also provide a vital function in protecting parents feet from toy’s on the floor, and play an important role in transforming a bedroom from chaos into order.
Toy Storage options are available in a massive range of styles, themes and colour options, with an excellent range of both boys and girls options available. Boxes, Seats, Baskets, Chests and Laundry Hampers are all available within the collection. Some of the most popular themes include Animals, Birds, Dogs, Space and the Alphabet.
You can view the full range here.
The Bed is one of the biggest single pieces of furniture in a child’s bedroom, so it makes perfect sense to use that space to style and theme a bedroom. Again, this is an incredibly cost effective way of adding colour and style into a room, with bright vibrant bedding sets – in a massive range of themes, patterns and colours are available from us at brilliant prices.
Kids bedding is available in all sizes from toddler/junior bedding to single bedding, double bedding and even king size bedding. Popular styles include: Animals, Ballerinas, Diggers, Farms, Dogs, Films, Cartoons, Marvel and Disney.
You can view the full range of bedding here.
As well as bedding, Kids Curtains take up a huge amount of space in a bedroom – and offer an ideal opportunity for room styling and theming at a low cost, with easy install. At Children’s Rooms, we offer a wide range of kid’s curtains for boys and girls bedrooms from toddler to teens.
Available in a range of sizes, the collection includes themes such as: Farms, Boats, Disney, Disney Frozen, Marvel, Ballerinas, Fairies, Animals, Owls and Diggers.
The full range of curtains can be found below :
So there you have it, just four products which can be used to make a massive impact in your child’s bedroom. Simply browse the site to select the best possible products for your child’s bedroom. New stock is being added to the site all the time, so check back regularly. Alternatively, if you can’t see the exact product you want, just get in touch and we will see what we can do.
Bean Bags are some of personal favourite products here at the Children’s Room offices. They are some of the most versatile pieces we sell, and as well as being excellent additions to children’s bedrooms and playrooms, they also serve as important source of extra seating during busy times! When they aren’t being sat on by your child, they also make excellent footrests for us adults.
We have worked hard with the world’s leading suppliers to bring to market a wide range of character bean bags, which are perfect for both boys and girls. Below, we will run through some of our most popular, all of these bean bags boast clear, bright and vivid images and are of an excellent quality, providing years of faithful service.
Care Bear Bean Bag
Care Bears have been around forever, and today still prove very popular with children of all ages. This bean bag features Funshine Bear, Cheer Bear and Share Bear all over this pastel coloured bean bag. On the pink background, there’s rainbows, stars and hearts. This bean bag, is also currently in our sale.
Batman VS Superman Bean Bag
The epic tale of Batman VS Superman is told on this bright and vivid bean bag. It features iconic designs and stills from the film, allowing you…and your child to relive this box office hit.
Disney Cars Bean Bag
This incredibly cool bean bag features red images of Lightning McQueen and pale grey images of Jackson Storm racing against a blue background. Speedometers are printed in blue and yellow, and are also spread across the bean bag.
Disney Frozen Bean Bag
p style=”text-align: justify;”>For those who have children which are big fans of Disney’s Frozen – we are pretty sure that as you read this, the song ‘Let It Go’ is bouncing around your head. This bean bag is the perfect accessory for a Disney Frozen Bedroom and features a repeated pattern of Anna, Elsa and Olaf on a blue background.
Disney Princess Bean Bag
At some point or another, most girls become massive fans of Disney Princess. This Disney Princess Bean Bag as such is a pretty safe bet for any girl’s bedroom! It features Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, and Rapunzel in pastel coloured colours. The virtues of the princesses, Loyalty, Kindness, Truth and Bravery are written across the bean bag.
Minecraft Bean Cube
Minecraft has taken the world by storm in recent years, that’s why we are proud to offer this excellent Minecraft Bean Cube. Any players of Minecraft will instantly recognise it as a green and brown pixelated building block. It’s the perfect, useful gift for any Minecraft Fan.
Character Bean Bags
Bean Bags are some of our most popular products here at Children’s Rooms, and we are lucky to have access to such a large, high quality range. You can view our full collection here.
It’s a big moment when the cot gets relegated to the garage and as a parent, you put your faith in your child switching to, and most importantly sleeping in a Junior/Toddler Bed. The move represents a very exciting stage in your child’s development – and their newfound confidence and interest in almost everything – will certainly keep you busy.
To help with the transition from a cot to a ‘grown up bed’ at Children’s Rooms we stock and supply a massive range of Boys Toddler Bedding. Not only does this bedding help style a room, making it look great – it also helps create an inviting bed space for your child. The range encompasses everything from TV and cartoon characters, to plainer and more discreet designs.
Below, we will run through some of the best sellers and favourites from the range.
Marvel Comics – Strike Toddler Bedding
Jumping straight in at the ‘Laddy’ end of the collection, we are proud to offer this Marvel Comics Toddler Bedding, in the very popular Strike Design. It’s the perfect bedding set for any budding superhero, and we like to think it inspires enough bravery to make it through the night in peace and quiet! Various images taken from the classic Marvel comics are show in squares on the front – whilst the pillowcase features a giant image of Iron Man.
This bedding is available at just £18.95, a great price for a bedding set which can completely transform a bedroom.
Space Rocket Toddler Bedding
This bedding set is perfect for inquisitive toddlers, and is also popular with parents looking to encourage a natural interest in all things science from a young age. The set contains a duvet and pillowcase, with rockets and space ships blasting through the galaxies and planets. The bedding set is a lovely midnight blue colour, which also features white stars. The pillowcase features a man on the moon.
This bedding set is excellent value at just £11.95.
Apple Tree Farm Toddler Bedding
The Apple Tree Farm Bedding set is popular with both boys and girls, but especially popular with young boys interested in the outdoors. The duvet features a busy working farm, complete with windmills, barns, hay, orchards and a wide array of animals. Animals featured include cows, ducks, chickens, dogs, horses, cows, sheep and rabbits. The pillowcase has the words ‘Apple Tree Farm’ written on it and also features the farm rooster.
We supply this bedding at just £12.95.
Blaze Toddler Bedding, Zoom Design
Blaze and the Monster Machines (for those not in the know) is an incredibly popular Nickelodeon TV programme which features the adventures and friendships of a number of monster trucks. This bedding set features blaze front right and centre, on this brightly coloured duvet cover with matching pillowcase.
This bedding set is available at just £9.95. Representing fantastic value for such a bright and bold bedding set.
Boys Toddler Bedding from Children’s Rooms
Above is just a few examples of bedding from our wider range of Boys Toddler Bedding which can be found here. All products featured here are of the highest quality, with excellent printed designs on warm and comfortable bedding. If you have any questions about this range of bedding, or can’t see the exact toddler bedding set you are looking for – please do just get in touch and we will be more than happy to help.
As the darker months nights draw in, the importance of gentle lighting in your child’s room becomes so much more important. Our range of lamps & lighting gently illuminate a room, without the use for harsh and too bright, main lights. So whether it’s for reading, or warding off bedroom monsters at night – our range provides an excellent collection, of safe lighting and lamps which your child will love.
A wide range of designs are available, including all of the latest themes & characters. Below we run through some of our most popular, and personal favourite items.
3D Ceramic Night Light – Balloon
This night light is perfectly suited for sitting on tables and bedside cabinets. It’s been crafted into the shape of a balloon, and lighting from the inside illuminates the entire nightlight, whilst extra light passes through the pin holes in the design. It provides a soft and soothing light, which is perfect for creating a warm, safe and comfortable environment for your child.
Butterflies, Fabric Table/Bedside Table Lamp
This is one of our prettiest, and most classic designs. Perfect for children of all ages it’s made from a natural coloured fabric, which showcases a unique design which features meadow grass, butterflies and dragonflies. This lamp is perfect for those looking to create a natural, relaxing bedroom space.
Cloud LED Wall Light
This cloud shaped, battery powered LED light is perfect for hanging on walls, placing on shelves, or even sitting on a bedside table. Widely used in both nurseries and bedrooms, this is one of our personal favourite lights. The gentle light it provides is great for helping create a warm, comfortable and safe environment.
Marvel Comics 3 in 1 LED Clip on Reading Light
This light is absolutely perfect for kids who love the creations of Marvel Comics. Designed to be used as a clip on light, it works brilliantly when clipped onto a bed, a bedside table or hanging from a wall. It has an adjustable gooseneck, whilst the base and the top of the light is covered in scenes from Marvel Comics.
Space Bedside Lamp in Black
This lamp has been a firm favourite of our customers for years. It features a very striking black shade, which is filled with planets, rockets and stars of different sizes and brightness. The LED light is also fully enclosed, so no naughty fingers can reach it.
Owl & Friends Bedside Lamp
This beautiful beside lamp is host to a wonderful array of sweet little songbirds and beautiful owls. Happily sitting on branches, the design features leaves and flowers in abundance. Again, the energy efficient LED bulb is fully enclosed, so can’t be reached. This lamp is an incredibly popular choice in girls bedrooms, and offers the perfect accessory to an owl themed bedroom.
Kids Lamps at Children’s Rooms
Above are just a few examples from our collection of Children’s Lamps available online from Children’s Rooms. To view the full range, visit the link below:
We are adding to the range all of the time, as new designs and character sets are introduced. Keep checking back, or if you cannot see exactly what you want – please do just get in touch and we will be happy to help.
Bean Bags are some of the most versatile products we sell here at Children’s Rooms, perfect for everything from studying, to watching TV – they provide an amazingly comfortable and portable seating option or kids.
We stock and supply one of the largest collections of Kids Bean Bags Online, with designs varying from plain colours, right across to themes and character bean bags suitable for toddlers, boys & girls. The images on these bean bags are fantastically vivid and clear, all are filled with fire retardant beads and a wipe clean, fire retardant cover. The vast majority of our bean bags are 2.5 cubic feet, which are perfect for 18 month year olds to five year olds. A small selection of larger bean bags are available, as well as a few bean bag chairs.
Below we run through some of our personal favourites, as well as some best sellers from the collection.
Marvel Comics Bean Bag – Strike
This brightly coloured bean bag is a favourite with boys of all ages. It features most of Marvel’s characters individually, featuring Thor, Captain America, Hulk, Hawk Eye and Iron Man. Some of the cubes feature the Marvel Comics Logo and sound effects and captions can be seen across the design, including ‘Crassh’ and ‘Thopp’
Owl Patchwork Bean Bag
This Pastel coloured Owl themed bean bag is the perfect seating option to compliment a girl’s bedroom. Featuring pastel colours of blue, yellow and pink – this bean bag also features gingham, floral designs, owls, and songbirds – with a fair share of love hearts thrown in for good measure.
Pokémon Bean Bag – Catch
It’s the craze which simply doesn’t fade away. First of all, it was Pokémon cards, then Game Boy Games and lastly the hugely popular Pokémon Go. This bean bag features all of the favourite characters, of course including Pikachu and Poke Balls in an all over design.
Star Wars Bean Cube
This bean cube allows your children to join the dark side. Darth Vadar along with his Stormtroopers feature on this bean cube, with each of the six sides featuring a different, vivid and bright image. One of the sides has the famous Star Wars logo on a white background. It’s perfect when used for seating, and speaking from personal experience it’s also a pretty handy foot stool.
George Pig Bean Bag
George Pig is certainly keeping busy on this bean bag. Riding all sorts of heavy machinery, he can be seen working in both digger and dumper trucks – making this perfect for a child with a parent in construction. There are words around the vehicles describing parts of the vehicles, and the word DIG is printed across the beanbag – making sure everybody knows that George is there to work.
Bean Bags at Children’s Rooms
Above is just a small selection of all the bean bags on offer at Children’s Rooms, visit the link below to view the full range:
If you have any questions, or can’t see the exact bean bag you are looking for – then please do just get in touch. The range is constantly being added to, so keep checking back for the latest designs.
As parents, it’s always the colder months which make us really notice our messy our children can be. It’s those cold, wintery and rainy days where you look at your floor in sheer disbelief that so many toys are being played with, and this raises a number of questions:
- Who bought all these toys?
- Where did they all come from?
- Who is going to tidy all of this up?
- Where are they all going to go?
Fortunately, we are on hand to provide a massive range of Toy Storage and Toy Boxes to ensure that no matter how many toys your kids have, they can all be safely stowed away. So if you are reading this blog after standing on a particularly painful piece of Lego, you have come to the right place. Below we will run through some of our storage options, and show you a few of our favourite products.
Storage Bins are some of the most versatile products we sell, they are widely used to store everything from toys and books to dirty laundry. One of our most popular storage bins is the Blue Elephant Storage Bin. The front of this bin has an appliqued blue elephant, whilst the interior is wipe clean. When not in use, this storage bin simply folds away.
Toy Chests are perfect for organising even the most chaotic of bedrooms. One of our favourites is the Fluffy Sheep Toy Chest. The sides are re-enforced with cardboard to ensure that it stands freely, and the lid does a brilliant job of keeping all those toys completely out of sight. The deep cream, wipe clean materials has a fluffy, beige sheep on the front. It’s absolutely perfect for boys and girls bedrooms.
Pop Up Room Tidy
Pop up Room Tidy’s are perfect for busy periods of time and school holidays, they are best used for storing everything from books, to laundry to toys. Their large size means that they can completely transform a room. One of our best sellers is the Cupcake Pop up Room Tidy, which is pink with three cupcakes on two sides, and plain pink mesh on the other sides.
Toy Boxes are the traditional choice for Toy Storage and as such come in an excellent range of shapes, sizes, and designs. One of our favourites, and an excellent choice for the winter months is the Christmas Village Folding Storage Box, which also doubles as a seat. It’s ideal for filling with Toys or Christmas decorations and features a stunning winter scene in which houses are decorated with lights, snowmen are in the garden and Victorian cars are driving through the cleared roads.
Toy Storage from Children’s Rooms
At Children’s Rooms, we stock and supply everything you need to completely kit out your kids bedroom. The range of Toy Storage encompasses everything from small toy boxes, right across to pop up storage and toy chests. To view the full range of products click here. If you have any questions about this range, or can’t see the exact product you are looking for – please do just get in touch and we will be happy to help.