Do you remember what your room looked like when you were young? All the colours, textures, even the smell… so many wonderful memories! As kids, we spend a lot of time in our little nests of happiness, where every corner is full of toys, stories, drawings and, most importantly, dreams.
Believe it or not, there’s a certain logical structure in the way we arrange our most secret treasures – probably consisting of a sea shell from the last trip to the seaside and the cutest figurine from the Kinder Surprise. No matter their shape, form or size, each of them has its own designated place. And the same applies to each drawing – they all have a story to tell and, even when they may look a bit random to the naked eye, as the wonderful Willy Wonka once said: “A little nonsense now and then, is relished by the wisest men.”
Every millimetre of a child’s bedroom exudes personality, and, by letting them design and construct their own personal space, we can help them not only to feel more safe, warm and happy but also to express their emotions and share the most amazing details of their imagination.
If you’re thinking of redesigning your children’s bedroom (with their permission, obviously!), we highly recommend browsing our vast online collection or visiting our furniture store here in Sheffield. Bring the little ones so they get to explore our children's bedroom furniture display in our Classic building, with funny wallpapers and positively magic beds.
In the meantime, if you need some extra inspiration, we’ve put together a list of colourful, creative and practical ideas to make the most of their precious space. So, let’s head to the second star to the right and straight on 'til morning!
Like cotton candy
Start by giving a soft and gentle touch to the room with a high-quality carpet. The York Wilton collection combines the softness, comfort and warmth of wool with the hard-wearing properties of nylon for optimal performance - as well as being suitable for extra heavy wear. With a comprehensive palette of 40 colours in an array of plain and heather yarns, and with gently textured twists conveying a simple yet artistic style, this carpet is sure to stand the test of time in the face of endless hours of games and dance routines.
Sleepovers a gogo!
The Spectrum Detachable Bunk Bed is the perfect solution if you’re struggling for space. It provides ample sleeping space for three children but can be detached to create two separate beds if you'd prefer. Better yet, this bed is made from solid pine, with wooden slats and a white lacquered finish ensuring lasting quality – very much needed in case of unexpected jumping competitions. The extra bed is on castors, allowing you to easily slide the extra bed out as and when needed and neatly tuck away under the frame when not in use. Alternatively, you can remove the mattress from under the bed and use the extra large drawer for storage.
Fee-fi-fo-feel like a giant
We’ll help your little ones to feel like Jack climbing the beanstalk with the Stompa Curve Mid Sleeper. Featuring a curved step ladder with grab handles for ease of climbing and a practical built-in drawer for extra handy storage, this sleek and modern bed is practical without compromising on style. Beautifully finished in silk white and oak with smooth edges, this is the perfect piece if you’re looking for something that adapts to any décor and provides a unique sleeping experience for the kids.
The lion, the witch and the wardrobe
The Spectrum Robe may not be as deep as the one that takes them to Narnia, but it does include a full-width hanging rail beneath a deep storage shelf, suitable for clothing and accessories. This is a hard-wearing piece with a white lacquered finish and easy-grip brushed steel metal handles to ensure long-lasting quality. Please note this wardrobe is not supplied with Aslan’s powers, so carefully add the magic touch with the appropriate fairy dust. Ponsford will not be held liable for the acts of the White Witch.
Arrr, batten down the hatches!
The Spectrum Storage Cabin Bed is the best solution to hide valuable treasures from the pirates, as its frame includes two spacious customisable cupboards along with shelves and display areas. With a sleek design featuring wooden slats, a white lacquered finish and easy-grip brushed steel metal handles that combine style with practicality, your youngster will become the bravest (and most stylish) commander sailing the seven seas.
Down the rabbit hole
With the Almighty-B Bean Bags, the kids will spend so many hours sinking into stories that they may get lost in Wonderland! Constructed with a breathable, splashproof and very easy to clean polyester fabric, this is a comfortable and fun addition to any child’s bedroom. And don’t you worry - these bean bags are available in 12 different colours and three different sizes, just in case the Queen of Hearts is as picky as she is with the roses in her garden… we don’t want to lose our heads!
A whole new world
A bed needs a mattress just like Aladdin needs his magic carpet. The Spectrum Superior Sprung Mattress, for example, is the perfect accompaniment to any bed frame and could help kids escape the guards while running through the bazaars of their dreams. Keep your kids wrapped up in softness and comfort for endless nights of adventures and “thank you for choosing Magic Carpet for all your travel needs. Don't stand until the rug has come to a complete stop. Thank you. Goodbye now.”
Like a walnut-shell cradle
Keep Thumbelina safe from the toads in the Spectrum Pocket Tidy. Designed with durable velcro straps to allow it to fit any part of the rail and hang on any bed frame, this practical design ensures any smaller items (or little creatures) are kept close by. This pocket tidy is also available in a choice of colours and patterns, which complement the rest of the range perfectly. Put simply, this must-have bedroom accessory will add a personal touch to any kids’ room without practicality having to take a back seat.
An accent chair like the Stuart Jones Vermont could be a lovely addition to your children’s kingdom of dreams. This chair is constructed with elastic web suspension and foam, and, featuring a classic tub chair design with a deep foam cushion, will make them feel like King Arthur of England commanding the brotherhood of the Knights of the Round Table.
Mind the pea!
The Spectrum Scatter Cushions are the ideal finishing touch when it comes to completing the look in children’s bedrooms. They’re ideal for cosy spaces on the bed, which create comfortable sitting areas for chilling and chatting with friends - and we assure you they wouldn’t need a pile of 20 feather beds! These cushions are available in a selection of colours and patterns, meaning kids can choose a style to suit the rest of their bedroom.
And they lived happily ever after.
At Ponsford, we’re proud to supply luxury furniture options that suit a variety of individual styles and tastes. Discover more by exploring our bedroom range online or, alternatively, visit our showroom in Sheffield to speak with one of our interior experts today.