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Tips on how to organise a teen boy’s room with with Curver’s concrete looking Beton boxes

I have come to realise that banishing clutter is the way forward to a happy and relaxing vibe at home. That, and of course the addition of some colour.

What does one do on a long bank holiday weekend? Well, for me it was about reorganising the home.

I decided to start in my son’s bedroom. You may recall that, a while back, his bedroom was just blue and black.

However, over a period of time colour crept in.

I’m not sure he is totally happy with a rainbow coloured room, so I’ve decided to balance it with shades of grey, in the form of concrete looking plastic boxes from the Curver Beton range. Curver Beton boxes As you can see, I have 3 large Curver Beton boxes by his bed side. It’s so cool that it also doubles as a bedside table. My son loves playing games with his dad. It is not uncommon to see cards and dice strewn on the bed. I wanted to make his games accessible, yet easily cleared away. These Beton boxes were just perfect for his bedside space. I have unstacked them here for you to see. So now his bed looks so neat. Don’t you think that despite the colours, it feels very calm and relaxing?  The Curver Beton boxes come in different sizes.

As you can see, I have made full use of the boxes in organising my son’s things. I just love that texture and look of concrete. The good news is that it’s super light, unlike the real thing.

They would be great as storage in a men’s Den or perhaps in an industrial type interior space. The grey tone works really well with the blue walls and pops of yellow in my son’s room.

I have stored his socks in that super large Curver Beton box under his shelf.

The box is easy to open and has ample room. There are so many uses for these Beton boxes, for example, I’ve used them to organise his collectible cards.

He loves Pokemon cards, and it’s great that we can now keep them all in one place. Hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my son’s revamped colourful room.

So, what do you think? Those Curver Beton boxes are great for a tween turning into a teen room.

I’ll be showing you more aspects of his room on instagram soon, so watch this space.

(This is a paid partnership post with Curver, however all opinions are my own. Photography and styling are by myself. The frames on the walls are gifts from e-Frame and rugs by Pappelina.)

Meural Canvas digital art frame that brings true to life art to your home.

There are times when as a parent, I feel I should be exposing my kids more to the world of art.

We are lucky in London because there are a wealth of art galleries to visit for free. 

However, being so busy , this often becomes a neglected perk.

The other day, my son showed me his school art journal. He was learning about the works of artists from Van Gogh to Damien Hirst.

I decided I should be embracing his interest in art more, and that’s why I got so excited when I discovered NETGEAR’s Meural Canvas.

You can see the canvas on the left hand side wall of his room. meural canvas I’ve decided to style a workspace around his Meural Canvas. meural canvas The Meural Canvas is an amazing piece of technology which brings art to life.

It’s a digital canvas that allows you to subscribe to artwork from galleries around the world.

The image quality is so pristine and life like, with its anti glare screen and ambient light sensor. It’s almost like staring at that art in real life.

Navigating the artwork collection is easy too.  You could use the Meural app on your phone or wave your hand in front of the canvas. This weekend marks the birthday of Antoine de Saint-Exupery, renowned author and illustrator of ‘The Little Prince’. To celebrate his birthday, Meural has released a virtual “The Little Prince” storybook, exclusively for the Meural Canvas. 

The storybook includes beautiful custom illustrations formatted to fit the screen, providing a new way to interact with the beloved characters and themes of The Little Prince. If you wave your hand upwards in front of the frame’s gesture sensor, text from the story appears on each virtual page, allowing you to read it out loud like you would a traditional book. It’s so fun to read with my son. For those who have read the book, the images are a great talking point too.

The images can be viewed both in portrait and landscape orientation, by using meural’s swivel mount. So many fantastic features in an art frame don’t you think?  You can even stream your own photos if you so desired. I can’t wait to walk my son through the galleries of the world from the comfort his room. Imagine having a Klimt, Monet or Turner on your wall, at the touch of a button!  I’d like to end my post with a happy birthday to Antoine de Saint-Exupery. His illustrations and writings are simply inspirational.

( All photography and styling are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. This is a paid partnership post with Meural).

How to style a fun and colourful Easter table at home.

After a rather downcast weekend, I’m so happy that Spring has returned again with some glorious sunshine.

I can’t believe how time has flown, as next weekend is Easter.

This year I’ve been very organised, and have started thinking about how I would style my Easter table for a tea party.

As you can see in the photo above, it is very light and colourful. Easter table styling Easter colours are my favourite, maybe because I’m a Spring person. The palette tends to be soft pastel hues with the occasional pop of yellow.

I’ve styled my Easter table using the homeware collection from Matalan. easter table I love those pastel blue placemats from Matalan.

How cute are those bunny plates? Love their pink cheeks and dotted orange ears. They come with matching egg cups, bowls and mugs too.

The prices are an absolute steal too. The plates are £4 each and the egg cups are £2 each.

I think they would make great Easter gifts for kids too, if you don’t want to overdo the chocolate gifts. An Easter table is never complete without some Spring flowers.

You may want to purchase some pretty Tulips or Daffodils, but if you want something that would last longer, then take a look at the pretty Faux flowers on my table from Matalan too.

They look so realistic and totally light up the table. Of course an Easter tea party is not just for kids right? We as adults need to join in the fun too.

I’ve selected some blue rimmed plates from Matalan to match the placemats, and also a pretty floral tea set collection. Here you can see the floral plate and teacup up close. This collection was actually being sold at Matalan for Mother’s Day, but I think the floral pattern is perfect for an Easter table too. I’ve placed some of the Easter egg hanging decorations in the bunny egg cups to create some fun.

You could of course hang them all up as an Easter table centrepiece too. To make the table more colourful, I’ve also added some other pastel mugs. The cute unicorn and pink with gold mugs are all from Matalan.

In the distance, on the fireplace, I have added a Happy Easter carrot sign and the fluffy rabbit head on the dresser is a bag for the Easter egg hunt. It goes without saying that cakes and chocolates should feature in the Easter tea party. Don’t those cupcakes look tempting on those floral tiered plates? I’ve also scattered chocolate eggs with cute pastel wrappers on the table.

The Easter paper decor are from an Easter egg hunt kit, again from Matalan. In the top left corner of the table is a fun Easter DIY kit, for children to decorate their own ceramic Easter eggs. After all, Easter tea parties are not just for eating chocolates right? There has to be some DIY followed by a vigorous run around for the egg hunt.

The silver cutlery is from Matalan too. I hope you have enjoyed the post, and that it has given you some inspiration for your Easter table. Everything in this place setting is from Matalan and they are so affordable too.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend and a fabulous upcoming Easter holiday.

( All styling and photography are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. This is a paid partnership post with Matalan).

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