Skyes New Bedroom

We recently moved Skye back into the box room, she was in a much larger room but it just didn't suit her needs. She found the acoustics to much and as she listens to a radio it was too loud bouncing off the walls. Skyes room is quite minimal as it has to be set up to be all about sleep. So it has a few toys but mostly books, the box room was a better choice for her. But it was a terrible green and brown combo, no idea why we decorated it that colour in the first place. We asked her what colour she wanted her room and she said pink! I knew that would be the response and I found a stunning vibrant pink in Wilko's, at only £10 per pot it only cost me £20 to transform the room colour. 
It so much nice than the snot green! She was in need of a new carpet and as the pink was a little dark I went for a stunning pale grey carpet, its velvet touch and Skye loves the feel of it, I have to admit its quite relaxing running your hands through it. My carpet fitter had it left over from a previous job so it got it for just over £100, which is an epic bargain its usually £15.99 per square metre.
Her bed was another bargain, I got the bed and mattress for just £160 including delivery at Argos. It's a full metal bed and its solid. It took me about an hour to fasten all the fiddly screws! I am going to get a pool noodle float and put it over the steps on the ladder as Skye finds them a bit hard to climb up. 
If you get a new bed, you have to have some new bedding! The team from Ollie & Leila sent us the beautiful Butterfly-Flutterby Single Duvet Set to feature in Skye's new room. The stunning appliqued butterflies embellish the fresh white 100% cotton bed linen in lovely pink, purple and turquoise hues. Mixing textures, colours and fabrics, this delicious 100% cotton bed linen set is beautifully finished - with gorgeous details such as a contrasting pink trim with pleated detailing on the pillowcase and polka, gingham and stripey butterflies. Go Check them out they do a stunning range of girls beds.
I love a bit of a bargain and like to shop around before I buy something. I spotted these curtains on a website for £29.99 but thought that was too expensive and shopped around! Her curtains are my best bargain buy, they are fully lined and a nice match to her Ollie & Leila bedding. They were £9.99 from eBay and bonus they included tie backs.
I purposely chose a mid sleeper as it's the perfect space to hide her book storage. We have had the cabinet for a few years and it has really stood the test of time. Skye doesn't have many toys, she doesn't see the point of them, but she loves a good book. The lovely bunting hung around the underneath of her bed is from Kiddies Kingdom. Its 100% cotton and a mixture of the polka dot, striped and a pretty floral print, its 2.7 metres long and it's completely machine washable. You can get lots of coordinated pieces to match also if you are planning a matching theme.
Skye will only sleep with a light on and I have tried and failed a few times to introduce a lamp. I decided to try again when introducing her to her new room for the first time. The main difference being this time is that I have removed the bulb from the main light in the room, so its either a lamp or nothing! It's working so far, I have put an energy saving 30-watt bulb in so its casts a nice soft glow over the room and it's in the corner away from her bed. This lovely lamp cost is about £10 from Argos.
Skye hates silence, it hurts her ears and if she walks into a room with no sound she covers her ears. So, the final and most important part of the room is the radios, Skye will not sleep without some kind of background noise. The Team over at My VQ sent me a Retro Mini DAB radio for each of the kiddies rooms.
The VQ Retro Mini is small but perfectly formed with making it a stylish and functional addition to any home. Retro Mini will compliment any décor thanks to its premium leatherette wrap which is available in 11 design influenced colours & 3 Emma Bridgewater patterns. Both the childrens radios are Emma Bridgewater and I love them both. The Retro Mini features DAB, DAB+ and FM radio reception which means you have access to the full range of digital and analogue services across the UK and Europe. You can simply connect any smart device via Bluetooth, or if you’d prefer use the 3.5mm aux-in connection. Other cable connections include, a 3.5mm headphone jack and a USB charging port so you can charge up your device as you stream. It also features a single premium ultra-wide full range stereo speaker with a room filling 5 Watt total output. The acoustics of Retro Mini can be further enhanced with the MyEQ equaliser which offers 6 presets. I'm so in love with the radios and a little jealous so I am definitely putting one on my Christmas list this year! I made a Youtube video of the whole makeover from start to finish, take a look at it below.
Thanks For Reading
Mandy
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