It's no secret that I'm obsessed with tinkering with my boys' bedrooms. Partly, it's due to their changing tastes and interests but mostly it's because kids' rooms are so much fun. You can pack an extraordinary amount of colour, interest and quirkiness in them which would look a bit strange elsewhere in the home. I always keep any big purchase plain, though, - beds, wardrobes, cupboards, carpets - tending to opt for white or neutral colours so that they serve as the perfect backdrop for the ever-changing accessories.
If you've been reading The Ordinary Lovely for a while, you're probably rolling your eyes right now at seeing yet another mention of clipboards. But, they're just so cool! I apologise for my continued excitement about them but they really can change the look and feel of a room with little fuss, little effort, and little expenditure. And when it comes to children's rooms and our cheeky cherubs ever-changing affections, that's no bad thing, surely? One week, Paw Patrol reigns supreme and the next, Yoda rules the roost. Five year olds are extremely fickle so I refuse to wallpaper or blue-tac pictures and prints to any walls ... a clipboard feature wall is my best weapon when it comes to quickly responding to latest crazes.
For the past few nights, I've been busy painting and glossing my littlest's bedroom ready for a change in furniture (he's losing a chest of drawers and gaining a much-requested desk) and because he has suddenly become more opinionated about what his room should look like. Just as the fumes from the gloss were sending me slightly dizzy, I suddenly remembered that I had this post sitting in my drafts folder and, as the room will soon look nothing like this, I should probably finish it off and share it with you.