As we drift along through October you can’t help but notice that the leaves are beginning to turn and the temperatures are starting to fall, which has me lighting up the hearth, reaching for a steaming hot chocolate and wrapping up tight inside a snuggly blanket. This is my favourite time of year to take stock and overhaul my bedding – it’s time to pull out the heavy tog duvet, flip the mattress and, slightly more excitingly, invest in some beautiful new bedding.
With the nights getting longer, it’s all about making sure your family feels cosy and comfortable. We’re all tempted to hibernate in winter, and whether it’s a family breakfast in bed on a Sunday morning or curling up together for a bedtime story, nothing makes kids feel more rested then a gorgeous new set of bedding. With that in mind, the new Little Home range from John Lewis has landed just in time to get the kids’ bedroom kitted out for the season. Choose from a a brilliant collection of fun, whimsical and charismatic designs to bring a sense of magic back to bedtime. Does your little one dream of being an astronaut? The stylish Moon & Back range (above) is full of out-of-this world prints, accessories and fabrics to help transform a simple bedroom scheme into an intergalactic room that’s packed with personality.
Single Moon & Back bedding set, £35 for a duvet cover and pillowcase; illuminated globe, £40; all John Lewis
Little girls will be besotted with the Fairy Princess collection (above), full of delicate illustrations in a pretty palette of pink, purple and soft grey. Let them take flight with fairies and butterflies, then keep them toasty this winter by adding easy-to-coordinate throws and cushions. Ensure your child gets the best night’s sleep by teaming the bedding with the Enchanted Garden blackout curtains, for a room that’s as practical as it is stylish.
Single Fairy Princess bedding set, £45 for a duvet cover and pillowcase; Enchanted Garden blackout curtains, from £60 for a pair; all John Lewis
Fancy something simpler? Add style to this contemporary day bed with the adorable Dogs in Clogs print from Sanderson (above) – teaming white with primary colours gives the look an easy-to-live with, androgynous feel, making it perfect for last-minute sleepovers! A cute trunk acts as a make-shift side table and would be a brilliant Christmas gift – why not fill it with colouring books or odds and ends for a bonus storage solution?
Dogs in Clogs duvet set, from £40 for a single duvet cover and pillowcase, Sanderson range; small metal trunk in Marshmallow, £25, Croft Collection range; all John Lewis
As well as the comic-book inspired Marvel design, pared-back Stars & Stripes set and Scandi-style Birds & Buttons range, sometimes all it takes is a well-placed accessory to bring a bedroom to life. These gorgeous peg lights (above) are a fabulous alternative to a traditional nightlight – try pegging up family snapshots to make your child’s new room really feel like home. Finally, the super-charismatic selection of soft toys is sure to pop a smile on a little one’s face – the sea monster has to be my favourite!
Peg lights, £10; Sea monster soft toy, £36.99; all John Lewis
There are plenty more adorable accessories to help you complete the look – don’t miss our wish list below:
1. Task lamp in Pale Aqua, £29; 2. Jersey cushion in Steel, £5; 3. 3D Spaceman toy, £10; 4. Luna photo frame, £50, Umbra range; 5. Star pendant ceiling light, £22; 6. Fairies cushion, £18; all John Lewis
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