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Decluttering and kids’ room storage. Stylish ways to hide toys away.

Hope you have had a wonderful weekend. We were lucky in the UK to have had a Bank holiday weekend, so the Monday off.

It is customary for me to Spring clean on one of the Bank holiday days, and I’m pleased to say, I managed to do some decluttering on Saturday.

I’m surprised at my renewed energy after my Summer break away.

I’ve managed to do 5 blog posts ( including this one) in 5 days. This is pretty out of the ordinary, because I usually post a maximum of twice a week.

If you fancy catching up on my blog posts, I have written about:

1.The most amazing Indian vegetarian restaurant in London that I have recently tried.

2.My newly decorated pastel workspace.

3.A super luxurious Urban resort in Kowloon, Hong Kong.

4.My Autumn Winter 2017 interiors and home decor curate for the Autumn Fair in Birmingham. Anyway, back to the subject of decluttering. I managed to fill up 5 large boxes with clothes and home decor that I no longer needed for the charity shop and friends. This seems like a good result right?

It’s such an uplifting feeling, when you can see the space in your home again. I’ve shown you an image of my son’s room, because I think we all know that children’s rooms tend to be the messiest space in the house. Do you agree that tidying a child’s room seems like an unending task? decluttering and kids room toy storage In line with the subject of decluttering, I have written a guest post for The Shurgard blog on the subject of “Stylish ways to hide toys in your kids room”

The image above is a little sneak peek of that post:

I have separated out, and organised Lego pieces by colour into plastic drawers. I’ve turned organising Lego pieces by colour, what seems like a mundane task, into a fun racing game with my son.

We each pick two colours and then try to fill the drawers as quickly as we can.

Do take a peek at more of my tips here, and I hope you’ll find them useful.

Have a lovely week all.

(All photography are by me, Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell).

6 ways to style a kid’s room on a budget. Best of Pinterest award 2017 shortlisted. 

It was a pleasure to be recently asked by new homes builder, Keepmoat, to create some photos for their home inspiration gallery.

The request came at the perfect time, because I was planning on giving my son’s room a little Spring refresh.

Coincidentally I have also recently received wonderful news that I’ve been shortlisted for 3 Best of Pinterest award, including Best Kids bedroom, workspace and kitchen 2017.

Ever since I started blogging 4.5 years ago, my son’s room have undergone a series of makeovers.

I always do it on a small budget, changing around a few accessories such as wall prints, cushions, duvet covers and bed throws. You will see what I mean as you scroll through the images. This is his nautical theme room using predominantly primary colours and stripes. I have styled this room in blue and yellow hues to match the round rug I was sent all the way from Australia. This bedroom was styled in a British Icons theme. As you can see, the duvet cover has images of London buses and taxis. This was his Christmas bedroom. Think ‘Home Alone’ style, but an updated version.
This is one of my favourites, and the pin that has been nominated for the Pinterest award.

It is bright and sunny, so the perfect place to visit on a dreary British Winter’s day.
kid's room on a budget Finally, here are a few sneak peeks of the new bedroom refresh that I have created for Keepmoat’s inspiration gallery.
I have written my 4 steps to an affordable Spring refresh for a boy’s bedroom over on Keepmoat. The tips will be live next week, so do check back.

Hope you’ve enjoyed browsing through this post on ‘6 ways to style a kid’s room on a budget’. Have a wonderful day.

( This is a sponsored collaboration with Keepmoat. All my own styling and photography. All images are my copyright. )

Christmas-bedroom-decor-Little-Big-Bell Hello all, Christmas is only 3 weeks away!

By looking at this picture, you must think how organised I am with a room looking so festive. If only! This was my son’s room last year. I really need to get my act together this year to create some festive magic for him.

I love Christmas for that glint of excitement and anticipation in my children’s eyes, so creating that special holiday season feel is vital.

I know it’s only 3 weeks away, but you can recreate this look if you want, at a great price too.

I have collaborated with Wayfair to curate a collection of furniture for a child’s room. Take a peek below at my product selections: Little-Big-Bell's-Christmas-Wayfair-edit-2015- I have tried to set the mood by adding pops of red to a neutral backdrop. I have kept the main pieces of furniture such as the bunk bed in white and that red rug with the giant star creates an instant festive feel.

Green and red are classic Christmas colours. However, too much of each when placed together can become visually overwhelming. I’ve decided to use green in small doses, as accent colours in the lighting, set against a dominant palette of red. I have picked the Pagoda 1 mini pendant in green.

The red and white boxes are great for storing new Christmas gifts.They can be tucked into shelving too, like drawers.

The blues in the room soften the overall look. That classic Mickey mouse print will be timeless and it pulls together the blue and red elements of the room.

The red rocking chair above, gives the room a contemporary twist. Perfect for a dad with the little one on lap whilst reading ‘The night before Christmas’ on Christmas Eve.

Hope you like the curation. You can also shop the collection.Take a look at the affordable prices for amazing design. You will be pleasantly surprised. Have a wonderful Christmas all!
Wayfair blogger-curation-Christmas-2015

( This is a collaboration with Wayfair UK, all opinions my own).

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