To add a tree or not to add a tree?
Christmas is coming! In my house that means getting two boxes of decorations out of the loft, untangling the lights, of course, and hopefully purchasing a few new decorations to add to the horde.
Since having the girls I have started to add just a couple of decorations to their room, last year I debated getting them a little tree each, but couldn’t find what I wanted, but maybe this year? An Instagram poll a few weeks ago had you split 50/50 on whether or not you would put a tree in your child’s room, so it’s clearly a contentious topic!
If you do plan to add some festive vibes to their room, I’ve hunted out some great ideas for you from all the big hitters. The choice is vast, and for all budgets and styles – velvet life-sized reindeer anyone? But these picks are the ones that really jumped out at me (not literally, thank goodness!) and I am sure will add some festive spirit to their little abodes.
If a floor standing tree feels too much for their room, how about a hint of a tree?
Wall Tree – I can never be left alone to shop for my kids, as I would easily buy all four of these, but the wall tree with the lights and rustic branches, offering up some mood lighting, really helps create that cosy Christmas spirit. How could I say no?
Colourful Trees – No explanation needed on these, they’re bright, they’re fun and kids will love them!
Table Top Tree – For a more traditional look, how about ‘less is more’ and putting a lovely little Christmas tree on the windowsill?
Wooden Tree – Or maybe an interactive option? Here’s a cute little wooden tree which they can decorate themselves.
Not on The High Street
If you’ve ruled out tress, how about a cushion to add to their bed or reading corner as you curl up and read The Night Before Christmas? These are my four favourites:
Gingerbread Man & Woman – Seriously, they are so cute and scream (or rather, sing!) Christmas and fun.
Penguins – Simple, scandi, adorable penguins, and you don’t have to worry about colour themes, as they would fit in anywhere.
Polar Bears – If you prefer a more subtle, traditional option, then these bears would be perfect.
Noel Star – For those of you that like to inject a bit of jazziness (husband is really going to cringe at me for using that word in a blog post, haha) into your rooms, then this will be a hit!
This cushion had to be added to the ‘best of the best’ list for one reason only – pompoms! Who doesn’t love a pompom? I’m not sure why Santa is on a llama, but there’s a cactus too, so it’s ticking a lot of boxes for what I have seen all over IG this year, and at the end of the day it is bright and colourful I think the small would like it. If, however, you would like to go for a more traditional look, this gorgeous red and white throw would do the trick, I know mine would like to curl up with it.
Whilst looking around I did of course come across a vast array of Christmas bedding, but there was so much choice I’m going to have to write a separate post! There are some great options from lovely traditional designs to cartoon classics and even a design that I absolutely had to send to my brother, check back in a couple of weeks to find out what had him laughing out loud.
But, if all else fails and you can’t decorate their rooms, then just decorate them! I picked these up from my local post office last Christmas and the girls loved them.
Good luck with the planning, shopping, wrapping, and of course, decorating!
See you next week with an interview from our third and final columnist, the wonderful Talya who has years of experience, and over the last year has been doing kids room makeovers for the brilliant Make A Wish Foundation. And don't forget Lisa from Born & Bred Studios is offering 10% off her Kid's E-Interiors packages for all Rooomy subscribers.
Thanks for reading, and remember to share your pics if you decide to go for it with the kid’s rooms Christmas décor.