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Festive Bedding, Range of Sizes & Designs | Children’s Rooms

Festive Bedding, Range of Sizes & Designs | Children’s Rooms

The colder winter months are the perfect time to snuggle up, get cosy and enjoy watching the horrible weather outside. Furthermore, once we are into an autumn, Christmas is truly just around the corner, and Christmas Bedding represents the perfect way to countdown until the special day. All of our festive bedding is perfect for both Children’s and Adults alike, and as such is available in junior, single, double and king size sizes. The designs featured all represent the very best which the autumn and winter months have to offer, and traditional and contemporary designs can be found which include everything from Polar Bears to Cats and from Father Christmas to Elves.

Below we run through some of our personal favourites from the collection:

Disney Bambi Single Bedding – Wonderland

This bedding has already been a massive hit with our customers. The set features Bambi and his best friend Thumper playing on a frozen pond. Trees are in the background, which look beautiful in the frost, above snowflakes fall. The image has a charcoal drawing effect, and the latest technology has been used to provide a crisp, clear image. The reverse of the bedding has the same image, but in a smaller size and dotted across the bedding, as does the pillowcase.

This bedding is available from us at £21.95.

Bambi festive duvet

Winter Ski, Alpine Mountain King Size Bedding

This bedding set is a firm favourite with winter sports fans, so if you enjoy watching Ski Sunday – this is the perfect bedding set for you. The alpine setting is complete with snow covered pine trees, skiers dressed in traditional ski gear skiing across snow covered pistes. The reverse of this bedding set is blue with snowflakes running across it.

It’s available in King Size at just £14.95. The perfect addition to any skier’s bedroom, all year round.

Alpine Ski bedding

Buddy the Elf Single Bedding

Will Farrell, AKA Buddy the Elf has been transformed brilliantly into Christmas Bedding. The cover has rows of rocking horses, snowflakes, and trees behind a massive image of Buddy. The duvet features his full body, in full Elf Uniform whilst the pillow holds his face and elf hat. This is one of our most recent additions into the Festive Bedding range and is already proving to be a very popular option.

This bedding is for sale at £23.95.

Buddy The Elf single bedding with Will Farrell

Garland Stag – 100% Cotton Bedding

This brightly coloured bedding, adds an element of class and tradition into any bedroom. The full set is themed with a red check pattern with stag heads in laurels dotted over the front. The reverse of the bedding is plain check. The stags look incredibly majestic, and this is a must for countryside and animal lovers. Furthermore, this bedding is 100% cotton so provides unbeatable comfort, for a brilliant night’s sleep.

It’s available in single, double and king size – with the single size starting at just £14.95.

Garland Stag bedding

It’s Christmas Single Bedding in Grey

Of course, the highlight of the festive calendar is Christmas Day and the very special time surrounding the big day. This contemporary bedding makes no secret of the time of year, and has rows of Christmas themed words and terms including: ‘I believe’ ‘Happy Holidays’ ‘Snowflake’ and ‘One More Sleep’ the reverse is an elegant white, with grey snowflakes.

This bedding is available at just £12.95 and is also available in double, and king sizes.

It's Christmas single bedding in grey

Festive Bedding at Children’s Rooms

At Children’s Rooms, our Christmas Shopping starts in spring – where we go out and seek the very best Festive/Winter/Christmas Bedding for our customers. Boasting a massive range, we are confident that there is the perfect bedding set for everybody, allowing you to make the most of the colder months all snuggled up. Below is a link which will take you to our full range of Festive Bedding, and if you have any questions, or cannot see the right bedding set for you, please just get in touch and we will be happy to help.

http://www.childrens-rooms.co.uk/christmas-bedding.html

Christmas Double Bedding & Duvets | Children’s Rooms

Christmas Double Bedding & Duvets | Children’s Rooms

Adults & Children alike absolutely love our Christmas Double Duvets. Cutting edge technology applies fantastic designs to the most comfortable bedding materials – providing an excellent collection of Christmas Bedding Sets which are simply perfect for the colder, cosy evenings. The range of Double Christmas Bedding is made up of favourites we have stocked for years, as well as new and exciting additions we have worked hard to source.

At Children’s Rooms we are proud to be one of the biggest suppliers of Christmas Bedding online. Both traditional and contemporary designs are available, which are perfect for every bedroom interior. Below we run through some of our most popular designs, and some of our personal favourites here in the office.

It’s Christmas Double Duvet in Red

This contemporary Christmas bedding is popular with everybody, boys and girls as well as adults. It’s design includes rows of Christmas themed words and Christmas trees. Christmas sayings make up the rows and include ‘I Believe’ ‘Happy Holidays’ ‘One More Sleep’ ‘Hello Winter’ and ‘Dear Santa’ The reverse of the bedding includes red snowflakes on a white background.

This double bedding set (with pillowcases) is just £16.95.

Its Christmas double bedding in red

Selfie Elfie Double Duvet

This double bedding set is one of our personal favourites. VERY festive, and very fun this bedding set allows you to become a pair of elves this Christmas. This cotton rich bedding set features a cheeky elf and his glamorous assistant on the front of the duvet, with Elf hats on the pillows. So when you are in bed, you really do look brilliant in the full costume. The background is a lovely snowy scene, with the slogan across the bottom reading ‘Have a Selfie Elfie Christmas’ We have thought of everything with this bedding set too, so if you and your partner sleep on different sides – the reverse of the duvet is the same image, just the other way around.

This set is sold at £22.50.

Elfie Selfie double

Christmas Northern Lights Double Duvet

This stunning festive duvet cover features a large photographic image. There’s a large Christmas Tree in the centre of the image, decorated in a snowy, forest background. It’s snowing and Father Christmas is flying through the sky above, in his sled. This is one of our prettiest Christmas Bedding Sets, which is also supplied with two matching pillowcases.

This set sells at £18.95.

Northern Lights double duvet

Ivy & Snowy Double Duvet

Gaining Five Star Reviews from our customers, this duvet certainly makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. On the front, are best friends – Ivy & Snowy. This Cat & Dog are full of festive cheer, sitting on a purple rug with their presents. The main image is on a white background, with the background of the bedding being covered in silver snowflakes. The pillowcases feature a close up of Snowy’s head.

This duvet is available at just £18.95.

Ivy And Snowy Double Duvet

Night Before Christmas Double Duvet

This festive cover is perfect for the run up to Christmas. Popular with kids & adults alike, it features a range of animals all wearing festive jumpers and scarves – all of which are decorating a Christmas tree. There’s Polar Bears, Robins, Rabbits, Mice and Squirrels. This set features two pillowcases with the same design.

The night Before Christmas bedding

Double Christmas Bedding Sets from Children’s Rooms

New products are being added to this range all the time, and we are confident in delivering the highest quality and best value range of Double Christmas Bedding Sets Online. If you have any questions about these products, or can’t see the exact duvet set you want – please do just get in touch and we will do our utmost to help. Click here for our full range.

Girls Christmas Bedding Best Sellers & Favourites

Girls Christmas Bedding Best Sellers & Favourites

If your girl is looking forward to Christmas, the cosy nights in, the potential of a white Christmas and presents – then our Girls Christmas Bedding Sets will be perfect for the Christmas count down. At Children’s Rooms, we are proud to stock and supply one of the largest selections of Kids Christmas Bedding online, with a number of options being perfect for girl’s bedrooms. So whether your girl prefers traditional Christmas scenes, or novelty Christmas bedding featuring characters from the biggest Christmas movies, there’s the perfect set of Christmas Bedding for everybody.

Buddy the Elf Double Duvet, with Will Farrell

Already one of our best sellers, this double duvet features Buddy the Elf – a character made famous by Will Farrell. The cover of the duvet features rows of festive symbols which include snowflakes, rocking horses and Christmas trees. One half of the bedding features a ‘full length’ Buddy the Elf with the body on the duvet, and the head on the pillow. On the other side of the pillow, the words ‘OMG Santa’s Coming I know him’

Buddy the Elf Double Duvet, with Will Farrell

Christmas Tree Single Bedding

This Bedding Set is perfect for those feeling festive, with an appreciation of traditional Christmas scenes. This bedding is dominated by a large, decorated tree in the middle of a snowy scene, which has beautifully wrapped presents underneath. Colours which stand out on this bedding include Blue, Green, Gold, Red, Yellow and White – making this the perfect bedding to snuggle up in, during the colder festive months.

Christmas Tree Single Bedding

Noel Christmas Themed Bedding

This bedding set is popular with kids and adults alike, and offers a very classy Christmas bedding set. The bedding combines a contemporary twist with traditional images and boasts reindeer, Christmas trees, baubles, snowflakes and hearts. The reverse is a simple design, with white snowflakes on a red background.

Noel Christmas Themed Bedding

Christmas Party Animals Double Duvet

This bedding is perfect for girls who love animals. This double duvet includes two pillowcases, and features a Boston terrier, a Cat, Beagle, Labrador, and Spaniel all sat on presents wearing Christmas hats. Above them is the words ‘Bark the Herald Angels Sing’ whilst the reverse is red with white snow spots.

Animal Party king size Christmas bedding

Twilight Santa Super King Size Bedding

This Super King Size Bedding features a side view of an old fashioned Father Christmas, holding a candle lantern, with a robin perched on his hand, and a rabbit keeping warm in his pocket. Santa’s pulling a sled with a little white dog sat upon it. In the background is a snowy Christmas tree forest, this bedding looks fantastic and is perfect for those who love the traditional images of Christmas.

Twilight Santa Super King Size Bedding

Girls Christmas Bedding at Children’s Rooms

If you have any questions about the range of products above, please do get in touch and we will be happy to help. If you haven’t found what you are looking for check out our full range of Christmas Bedding here. We are adding to this range all of the time, so keep checking back to see what new additions we have added, or if there is something particular you are looking for, we may be able to help.

Boys Christmas Bedding Our Favourites & Best Sellers

Boys Christmas Bedding Our Favourites & Best Sellers

Christmas is an exciting time for all children, but boys in particular. Whether it’s the arrival of new toys, a bike, or simply some time off school and an opportunity to play out in (hopefully snow) – Christmas is the most exciting time of year for boys of all ages. To help your boys get more excited on the run up to Christmas, and to add an extra element of cosiness to their bedroom over the winter months, we source and supply an excellent range of boys Christmas bedding. Available in a range of sizes from toddler bedding to kind size bedding, there’s designs to appeal to everybody.

Below we run through some of our most popular Christmas Bedding Sets for Boys.

Reindeer Postcards Double Duvet

This monochrome Christmas Themed Bedding Set has been one of our most popular sellers this year. Boasting a very contemporary design, there’s flashes of gold across the bedding which adds to the feeling of luxury. The reindeer are all in postcards, complete with stamps. The bedding is reversible and the underside is black, with small gold reindeer throughout. This double bedding set also includes two pillowcases.

It’s available at just £14.95 and is machine washable.

Reindeer Postcards Double Duvet

Highland Stag Single Bedding

This photo of a lone Stag with a highland backdrop is perfect for boys with a love of the great outdoors and nature. The bedding has been printed using the latest in print technology, which delivers a clear and crisp image of this mighty animal in its natural habitat. The bedding set contains a duvet, and two pillowcases.

Available for just £12.95 in single sizes, double sizes and king sizes are also available.

Highland Stag Single Bedding

Ivy and Snowy Double Duvet

This Christmas Duvet is perfect for the young animal love. It features Ivy & Snowy full of festive cheer sitting on a purple alongside their gifts. Ivy is wearing antlers adorned with baubles whilst snowy is wearing a very traditional Santa hat. This main image is on a white background, which is covered in silver snowflakes, whilst the pillowcase feature a close up of Snowy’s very handsome face.

This double duvet is available for £18.95 with two pillowcases included.

Ivy And Snowy Double Duvet

Christmas Greetings Double Duvet

This high cotton duvet cover features a festive, patchwork design which includes baubles, snowflakes and Christmas sayings. Sayings features include ‘Deck the Halls’ ‘May all your wishes come true’ and ‘Merry Christmas’ The reverse is the same design, but in silver. This bedding set includes two pillowcases and is available at just £19.95.

Christmas Greetings Double Duvet

Retro Santa Single Bedding

This bedding has an incredibly retro feel, and is one of our personal favourites. It’s brilliant for building up Christmas excitement and features an incredibly Jolly Santa below the words Santa Stop here. The reverse is red with gold script and snowflakes.

This bedding is available at just £12.95.

Retro Santa Single Bedding

Boys Christmas Bedding at Children’s Rooms

If you have any questions about the above products, or can’t see the product which is perfect for you – please do just get in touch and we will be happy to help. We are adding to our range of Christmas Bedding all the time and have a number of designs going live on the site in October.

Alternatively, click here to view the full range of Christmas Bedding.

King Size Christmas Bedding

King Size Christmas Bedding Massive Designs in Massive Sizes

King Size Bedding is one of our favourite products here at Children’s Rooms, as well as providing an extra comfortable bed for your little ones (which you will never need to change) King Size Bedding also shows many of our designs off perfectly, allowing you to quickly and cheaply create a stunning focal point in any bedroom. King Size Bedding looks particularly great in Christmas Designs, and below we run through some of our best sellers and personal favourites. (Oh, and these are also great for adults)

Selfie Santa King Size Bedding

Receiving five star reviews from our customers, the Selfie Santa King Size Bedding is a best-seller. This Cotton Rich bedding has Mr & Mrs Claus on the front holding presents, whilst the pillowcases have a Santa’s hat on. When you lay in bed, your head completes the outfit and you can become either Santa or Mrs Claus! The reverse is the same design but the other way around, so it doesn’t matter which side of the bed you sleep on! This bedding comes with two pillowcases as standard and is available at just £27.00

To take a look at this bedding click here

Santa Selfie king size bedding

Highland Stag King Size Bedding

One of our personal favourites, this bedding boasts a photo of a brilliant lone Stag with the beautiful backdrop of the Scottish Highlands. This photo has been printed using the latest in print technology, and looks fantastic across king size bedding, with incredible levels of detail. This bedding set is available at £16.95 and comes with two pillowcases with the same image on as standard.

To take a look at this bedding click here

Highland Stag Bedding

Blitzen, 100% Brushed Cotton King Size Bedding

The Blitzen bedding is another example of one our products gaining five star reviews. Ho, Ho, Ho is the happy message on the pillowcases of this novel bedding, and the front of the duvet boasts large image of Blitzen, complete with Santa’s Hat and an excellent set of antlers.

This bedding is available at just £18.95 and represents the perfect choice for kids and adults alike. The 100% cotton gives this bedding a soft, luxurious feel.

To take a look at this bedding click here

Blitzen Christmas Bedding

Christmas Party Animals King Size Bedding

This high cotton bedding boasts a fun and festive cover with a number of animals wearing bows and Santa hats, looking very innocent sat amongst a bundle of presents. Dogs featured include a Labrador, a Beagle, a cat, a Boston terrier and even a King Charles spaniel. Above them are the words ‘Bark the Herald Angels Sing’ The pillows are also wrapped up in bows.

This set is perfect for both kids and adults alike, and is definitely best suited to animal lovers! This bedding is available at just £23.95.

To take a look at this bedding click here

Animal Party king size Christmas bedding

It’s Christmas King Size Bedding in Grey

This Contemporary bedding set is best suited to contemporary interiors, and is a popular choice with adult and teenage customers alike. This festive bedding has row upon row of Christmas themed words and evergreen trees. The reverse is white, with snowflakes. This bedding is available at just £21.95 and includes two pillowcases.

To take a look at this bedding click here

It's Christmas king size bedding in grey

King Size Christmas Bedding at Children’s Rooms

If you have any questions about our range of King Size Christmas Bedding, please do just get in touch and we will be happy to help. Alternatively, you can view our entire range of Christmas Bedding, including all of our king size options by clicking here.

How to Design & Create a Kids Christmas Bedroom

How to Design & Create a Kids Christmas Bedroom

Christmas is arguably one of the most important times of the year for children. Family, food and toys as well as the chance of snow can often bring kids to fever pitch levels of excitement. The hysteria can set in anytime from around September, and seeing a child excited for Christmas and opening presents on Christmas Day are some of the most memorable moments for parents.

To help with the build up to Christmas, we stock and supply everything you need to transform your child’s room into Santa’s Grotto, allowing you to enjoy endless cosy nights whilst turning your kids’ dream into a reality. Below are some of the products which will allow you to inexpensively, theme your child’s room:

Christmas Bedding

The starting point in theming any room is to change the bedding, with the bed being such a large focal point in a bedroom, a themed duvet can quickly transform the look of a room. Here are some of our most popular options:

Elf Bedding

The Selfie Elfie Bedding Sets have been incredibly popular at Children’s Rooms over the last couple of years. This bedding has an elf on the front, and an elf hat on the pillowcase – so when your little one is in bed, it looks like they are wearing the elf outfit. The background is a snowy scene and the bottom reads ‘Have a Selfie Elfie Christmas’ Elf bedding can be bought in single, double and king size sizes.

Selfie Elfie bedding

Reindeer Bedding

It’s hard to think of a Christmas without Reindeers, as well as being topic of many Christmas Carols – how else would Father Christmas deliver presents? At Children’s Rooms, we stock and supply a wide range of Reindeer bedding, in a number of designs and sizes.

One of the best sellers within this collection is the Blitzen, Christmas Themed bedding – available in single, double and king size.

Blitzen Christmas Bedding

Father Christmas Bedding

Where would Christmas be without the man himself? One of our favourite Father Christmas Bedding Sets is the Retro Santa Duvet. This bedding set features Father Christmas with a sack full of presents, wording on the pillow and duvet says ‘Santa, please stop here’ The reverse is red with gold script and snowflakes.

Retro Santa Bedding

Christmas Bedroom Lighting

Injecting a little bit of light into a room on those dark winter nights, is easy with our range of Christmas themed lighting. The bestselling of which is our Christmas Themed Fabric Ceiling Shade. This brightly coloured shade has an all over pattern of Santa with his favourite Reindeer – Rudolph. There are also snowmen and Christmas trees for good measure.

Christmas themed light shade

Christmas Blankets & Throws

Perfect for adding another layer onto the bed, the sofa or just carrying around the house well wrapped up, we sell a number of Christmas Blankets (for children and adults alike) as well as the more traditional Christmas Blankets, one of our best sellers is our Christmas Owls Fleece Blanket. These owls boast Santa Hats and Mistletoe on their heads.

Owl Christmas Fleece Blanket

If you have any questions about any of our Christmas products, or can’t see the product you are looking for, then just get in touch and we will be happy to help. Remember, Christmas is only ever around the corner! To view the full range of Christmas Bedding & Bedroom products click here

Pirate Bedroom Ideas, Products & Tips

Pirate Bedroom Ideas, Products & Tips

As well as looking funny, talking funny and dressing funny – Pirates provide an excellent subject for kids to learn about. Playing an important role in history lessons, and also in modern films (Pirates of the Caribbean) their high seas exploits can easily be the subject of hilarity. Particularly great for kids with a love of adventures, whether Pirates are sailing the seven seas, or burying secret treasure – excitement is never far away. Below we look at some of our products you can use to easily transform your kids bedroom into cabins good enough for Blackbeard himself.

The best part of it is, creating a Pirate themed bedroom is easier and cheaper than you think.

Pirate Bedding

Pirate bedding is the starting point for any kid’s pirate bedroom. Bedding is able to very quickly and cost effectively inject a room with any theme, and the range of pirate bedding looks excellent. Single and double duvets are available, and all include a Pirate Pillowcase. One of our best sellers is the Pirates Ahoy Single Bedding.

The background of this bedding features a pirate map, with Treasure Island’s full of all of the usual hazards (as well as palm trees) Pirate Ships can be seen sailing in between these islands searching for treasure. This bedding set is reversible, and the reverse boasts portholes and similar pirate related images.

Pirates Ahoy bedding

Pirate Curtains

Curtains are able to project a huge image and theme into a bedroom. The added bonus is of course, they help your child sleep in! Many of our customer’s pair pirate curtains with blackout curtains, and a massive range of designs are available. A favourite in the CR office is the Patchwork Pirate Ship Curtains. This set features pirate related images, all set within the patchwork design. Images include Pirate Hats, Skulls, Crossbones and compasses. Fish & Squid are also present.

Pirate Ship curtains

Pirate Wallpaper

The ultimate in room transformation – Pirate Wallpaper. By far our most popular pirate wallpaper is the ‘Pirates Ahoy Wallpaper’ featuring a treasure map design, the islands are full of palm trees, pirates, trees and crocodiles. The ships are sailing against blue seas – with pirates looking towards the islands for treasure.

Pirates Ahoy Wallpaper

Pirate Art

If you don’t fancy wallpapering an entire room, then a dramatic pirate effect can be achieved easily with wall stickers and wall art. As well as sets of Porthole Canvas Art, the range of Pirate Bedroom Wall Stickers are loved by our customers. This set contains a massive 45 decals, and includes everything from pirates (naturally) to galleons, treasure islands, treasure, barrels, pirate flags and parrots.

Pirate Wall Stickers

Pirate Lighting

Perfect for late night reading, our Pirate Lamp Shade sheds light on whatever pirate related adventures are going down. It’s child safe and represent excellent value.

Treasure Quest Pirate Lamp Shade

Pirate Rugs

Doing an excellent job of protecting the floor against stampeding children, our pirate map rug is one of our best selling products. Perfect for playing on, the pirates have finally found their treasure island, which is surrounded by shark infested waters, schools and fish and even whales. If you think the sea is hostile, the island isn’t much better. The island is complete with skull and crossbones, parrots, volcanoes and rivers.

Pirate rug

Pirate Pop up Tent

The Pirate pop up tent provides the perfect place for adventures, whether they are in the garden or in the house. This tent features a treasure chest, a palm tree, skull and crossbones with eye patches and bandanas. It has a Velcro flap front door for easy access, which can be tied up and it’s quick and easy to fold up.

Pirate Pop Up Play Tent

The Complete Pirate Range

If you have any questions about these products, please do just get in touch. Alternatively, if you want to view our complete Pirate range – please click here.

Christmas Bedding - The Children’s Rooms 2017 Favourites

Christmas Bedding: The Children’s Rooms 2017 Favourites

Here at Children’s Rooms, Christmas is always around the corner – and we spend a lot of our time in the spring and summer months searching the market for the very best Christmas Bedding. Once we find the products we think our customers will love, we then work hard to negotiate and buy these products at the very best prices, which we pass directly onto you.

So without further ado, here are some of our favourite Christmas Bedding Sets this year:

Selfie Elfie Bedding

The Selfie Elfie Bedding is a hit every year, and we love seeing the customer photos which we receive from around October onwards! This very fun, and very festive bedding features the body of an elf on the front (in uniform!!) and a hat on the pillowcase – so when your little one jumps into bed, they are wearing the outfit. The background of this bedding is a beautiful snowy scene, completely with wrapped up presents. The slogan on the bottom of the bed reads ‘Have a Selfie Elfie Christmas’ The reverse of this bedding has a check pattern, it’s also available in double and single sizes.

Selfie Elfie Bedding

Advent Calendar Themed Bedding

This very quirky Christmas Bedding has a gift pocket at the very bottom, so when Father Christmas sneaks in on Christmas morning – he can put the gifts directly in the duvet, no need for a stocking! It’s an excellent product for Christmas morning. Don’t think this bedding set is suitable for only one night though, there is a tree on the front, which is made up from number blocks, which countdown to Christmas day. Father Christmas is shown where to deposit the products with a very helpful arrow. As fast as we stock this design it is flying off the shelves. You can view the Advent Single Bedding Set here.

Advent Christmas Bedding

Jolly Santa

If you (and your little one) get excited by the Coca Cola Christmas adverts on TV, then this bedding is perfect for you. The Jolly Santa/Father Christmas bedding is incredibly retro and classy. The front boasts an image of a very jolly Santa Claus, complete with full sack of toys and of course his rather large belly. It comes complete with matching pillowcase.

Jolly Santa Bedding

Night before Christmas

This Night before Christmas Bedding boasts a particular lovely design. The animal kingdom is represented in complete harmony, with a Polar Bear, Robins, Foxes, Mice and Squirrels gathered round decorating a wild Christmas tree. All of the animals are wearing a mixture of jumpers, scarves and hats to keep themselves warm in the snow.

Night Before Christmas Bedding

Santas Chimney

Santas Chimney is one of our most fun and vibrant Christmas bedding sets. Festive fun is literally all over this bedding and Father Christmas can be seen diving head first down chimneys, with presents, ladders and holly enhancing the scene. This bedding set is one of our double Christmas duvets.

Santa's Chimney Bedding

Highland Stag

For those looking for a more sophisticated Christmas Bedding Set, then look no further. The Highland Stag Bedding Set uses a photo image of a lone highland stag, printed with the very latest technologies to produce a beautiful, crisp and clear image of a stag in its natural habitat. The bedding is set on a backdrop of the Scottish highlands, and this bedding has been a popular choice with kids and adults alike.

Highland Stag Bedding

Christmas Bedding Sets at Children’s Rooms

Head over to our dedicated Christmas Bedding page, to view our entire collection. Here you will find the perfect Christmas bedding sets, as well as Christmas home accessories which add the perfect finishing touches to your Christmas countdown.

If you have any questions about the range, please do just get in touch and we will be happy to help.

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The Power of Pocket Money & the Pocket Money Gender Pay Gap

Forget the spare change we used to receive when we were kids, a survey carried out by RoosterMoney this year found that children aged between 4 and 14 in 2016 received on average £180 in pocket money across the year. Whilst a separate study carried out by Childwise showed that boys receive £2.20 more pocket money a month than girls do. Showing that the gender pay gap seen in the UK starts earlier than you would think.

At the Children’s Room offices we decided to look into the topic of pocket money further, discussing it amongst ourselves, and chatting about it to our customers. Below are our thoughts, ramblings and findings on the topic.

The Pocket Money Minefield

Pocket money has always been a bit of a parenting minefield, mainly because children are pretty curious creatures who are ultra-receptive to advertising and marketing. Making them permanently interested in their next acquisition and where they can spend their pocket money as quickly as possible.

Taken back to basics however, it’s easy to understand the reasons why we should choose to give pocket money. It’s also easier than you think to determine how much pocket money your child should get, and what behaviour they need to display to qualify for pocket money.

Doing chores to help out in the house.

Done right, pocket money can be a fantastic way of helping your child understand financial responsibilities, hard work and budgeting from a very young age. Furthermore, it is imperative to remember that the purpose of pocket money should be to teach your children about the value of money.

It’s important as a parent that you clearly define how your child can earn pocket money and what they can do to earn extra ‘bonus’ pocket money. As well as making it clear how they can lose pocket money through bad behaviour and messy rooms! Taking your child shopping with their money can also help them understand how to manage their own money, with higher value and more desirable items being accessible the longer your child has saved.

When to start giving pocket money?

Children are generally ready to understand the concept of pocket money when they are able to add and subtract quantities. A common age to start giving pocket money is at four years of age, where the average weekly pocket money totals £2.36 in the UK.

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What should children have to do to earn pocket money?

Whilst our warehouse at Children’s Rooms isn’t full of all the kids within the family, there are a number of jobs around the home which your child can carry out to earn their pocket money. Whether your pocket money is given on a series of weekly tasks, or tasks completed earn a ‘bonus’ is entirely up to you.

Some of the most common tasks carried out for pocket money include gardening, cleaning the car washing the dishes and hoovering. Whilst other incentives could include completing homework on time, completing extracurricular education, looking after pets and tidying rooms.

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If your child becomes a pocket money driven, hard worker, don’t worry! You can keep the amount of pocket money given small. It’s up to your child to negotiate a better deal as their awareness of money increases with age.

What do kids spend pocket money on and how much do they save?

This varies a lot from child to child, but as a sign of the times most pocket money is spent pretty quickly on apps, toys and of course sweets. Having said that, if you discuss a larger present or event which is taking place in the not too distant future, such as a toy release or a holiday – you will be surprised at your child’s saving ability.

When it comes to spending your child’s pocket money, it can be a good idea to have the child carry out the transaction themselves with your assistance. Most retail staff will enjoy this, and by ‘exchanging’ pocket money for items your child wants, valuable lessons are learnt.

Taking this idea further, you can always create a shop environment at home. Where you exchange goods with your child, helping them understand the process of buying.

What about birthday and Christmas money?

When children receive pocket money, suddenly money given at Christmas and Birthdays makes much more sense. In our opinion, children who get pocket money on a regular basis are more likely to save ‘special occasion’ money, not rush out and spend it. If your child takes to saving well, it’s well worth opening up a children’s saving account with them. Knowing that when they are 18, they will have a lump of money to help them with life’s expenses, such as buying and running a car.

What do we think?

We are in agreement that pocket money is a great way to give your child a sense of purpose and aspiration. Through teaching them that they can have anything they want in life, if they put the hard work in, you can instil a strong work ethic from a young age.

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More importantly, what do you think of pocket money and if you do use it, how do you use it? If you don’t give your child pocket money, we would also love to hear your opinions on the matter.

Here at Children’s Rooms our aim is simple. To provide children and their parents with the largest range of top quality children’s bedding, children’s bedroom furniture and children’s bedroom accessories online, at unbeatable prices. In the process we also like to think that we are playing our part in helping ensure that your child’s bedroom is a place in which they feel both relaxed and inspired in, ready for both work and play. Children’s bedrooms are something we understand.

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2017 Children’s Bedroom Trends

A child’s bedroom is a room in which both parents and children place huge demands upon. It must be tough enough to be able to withstand vigorous and dare we say it, destructive playing. It should also feel both comfortable and secure, which are crucial elements that allows a room to act not only as a playroom but also as a place of rest and relaxation. The room must also be versatile in its design, not only should the room grow with your child as they mature, it should also allow your child to easily keep up with the latest trends and characters from their favourite films and TV shows, with a range of simple to make changes.

The above is a huge ask of any room, that’s why we have written this article, to help you navigate not only how your child’s bedroom should look, but also to encourage you to think how it should function. So whether you are decorating a nursery for a baby which is making an appearance soon, updating a nursery for a toddler, or are just looking to update your existing child’s bedroom, we have got the design and decorating inspiration you need, to help you achieve the perfect room.

Nature & Animals

Whether its safari bedding, butterfly curtains, bird’s bedroom accessories or high definition daisies, we are seeing a huge increase in sales of all things involving nature. It’s possible that these sales represent an increasing effort from parents to get their children interested into the great outdoors! Our predicted best sellers in this category are farm themes, jungle themes as well as forest & flower themes.

Kids bedding in a variety of themes

Storage

There are a few things which are just timeless, and a clutter free bedroom has to be one of them. To this end, we stock and supply a wide range of children’s storage options, meaning that you (hopefully) never have to stand on another piece of Lego again. The range includes storage bins, storage boxes, toy boxes and bookends, everything your child needs to keep their bedroom in great condition.

Often purchased as part of a full bedroom theme, a number of these kids’ bedroom storage products enhance the aesthetics of a room, as well as serving an important function. One of our favourites has to be our camouflage storage box, the irony of hiding clutter in a camouflage box isn’t lost on us!

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Feature Walls

A feature wall is certainly nothing new with regards to interior design, they are however becoming increasingly popular in children’s rooms, creating a fantastic centrepiece which children love.

There are a wide range of wallpapers which can be used as feature walls – some customers choose colourful stripes and more neutral themes, whilst others dive head first into the amazing array of cartoons and characters from hits such as Frozen, Disney and Marvel. One of our favourites, and a paper which has already proven itself to be a bestseller this year is the Marvel Avengers Breakout Wallpaper:

With a number of Marvel films due out in 2017 & 2018 including Spider-man Homecoming 2017 Thor Ragnarok and Avengers Infinity War – we are confident in this paper continuing to be a popular choice.

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Rooms Which Grow

Alongside neutral colour schemes, we are seeing our customers relying on accessories to quickly and easily change the design of a room over time. This method allows a children’s bedroom to be almost continually updated with products such as Wall Stickers, Bean Bags, Rugs, Curtains and Bedding at a low price point, avoiding the need for total decoration and theme change from age restrictive themes which children very quickly outgrow.

An example of this would be a boy’s bedroom, painted in pastille shades of blues which provides the perfect platform for easy customisation with bedroom accessories.

Kids bedding in a variety of themes

Miniature Seating

Another range which is increasingly being discovered by parents is ‘miniature seating’. This range typically includes everything your child needs to sit, lounge and relax in their room, either with friends or alone.

Popular seating options include bean bags, as well as inflatable and non-inflatable sofas and chairs. The inflatable options are perfect for smaller rooms, which struggle holding permanent large pieces of furniture. Bean Bags also represent another very flexible option, bright, comfortable and easily stored, they are a popular choice.

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Children’s Rooms provide children and their parents with the largest range of top quality children’s bedding, children’s bedroom furniture and children’s bedroom accessories online, at unbeatable prices. You can visit their website here: www.childrens-rooms.co.uk.