Children’s Bedrooms

How To Design The Perfect Child’s Bedroom

How do you design a bedroom for the perfect child? No, that’s not really what we’re asking. No one is perfect, but with a bit of clever planning and investment in quality pieces, your child’s bedroom just might be.

Steer clear of fads

Of course you’re designing the bedroom for your child. But that doesn’t mean you should over-theme to suit their tastes. This may sound harsh, but think about how quickly they change their minds. If they love butterflies this month, they may not be so keen the next. You can invest in some classic pieces and still have fun. And if they are desperate for those butterflies, consider wall stickers or prints that can be easily replaced. Notonthehighstreet.com has a good selection of tasteful vinyl wall stickers.

Childrens Room's - Butterfly Wall Stickers
Notonthehighstreet Vintage Butterfly vinyl wall stickers

Keep the basics neutral

Good quality furniture will stand the test of time. If you keep the basics neutral, then toys and soft furnishings can inject colour and fun, and be tailored to your child’s personality. We love this colourful clothes stand – Paradise Tree by Magis

Whiteboard and blackboard paint is also a great way to allow your child to express his or her creativity.

Children's Bedrooms - Magis Paradise Tree
Cool and funky Magis Paradise Tree Coat Stand

Storage, storage, storage

Essential if you ever want to be able to push the door open and find a path to the wardrobe, good storage can work with the design of your room. This String storage system comes with cabinets, shelves and two desks.

Cheildren's Bedrooms - String Shelving
String Storage with desk – great for kids of all ages

Soundproofing

And finally…once you’ve created the perfect room, he or she will want to share it with their friends! So don’t forget the soundproofing. Rugs will help to muffle those footsteps. Why not try this colourful HAY Pinnochio rug.

Children's Bedrooms - HAY Pinocchio Rug
Muffle out all that noise with the HAY Pinicchio rug
Keep track of Time

Vitra Zoo timers are a fun way of helping children to tell the time and make sure they get to school on time!!! Available in 3 fun animal design’s.

Children's Bedroom's - Vitra Zoo Timers
Vitra Zoo Timers with Junior Panton Chairs

Be creative with Children’s rooms, they dont have to be boring or age restrictive and if designed correctly can be fresh for many years. Check out our Pinterest board for more information – http://www.pinterest.com/cimmermann/childrens-rooms/

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Credits –

http://design-milk.com/colorful-modern-kid-friendly-apartment-by-incorporated-architecture-design/

Rocking Horse for Children

A wooden rocking horse is a classic toy of childhood. Its origins can be traced back to the Middle Ages and the hobby horse, a pretend horses head attached to a pole. The rocking horse became slowly more popular in the 17th century, and in Victorian times they became valuable family heirlooms, often with secret compartments concealed in their bellies. Horses were frequently grey and dappled in homage to Queen Victoria’s preferred steed.

There is still something wistful and nostalgic about a rocking horse, and children ride them with genuine delight. There are some superb vintage pieces available; a search on ebay or on etsy can yield some treasures.

Rokki Rocking Chair for Babies - cool colours
Rokki Rocking Chair for Babies – cool colours
Nowadays there are great modern twists on the classic rocking horse. Many are adapted for babies and often feature other animals. Rocking sheep, elephants and dinosaurs are now increasingly common. Innermost does a great one – we love this sheep rocker.
Rocking Horse - Sheep Rocker from Innermost
Sheep Rocker from Innermost
This Magis piece rocks! Fusing the traditional and the modern with the horse silhouette reimagined for the 21st century, children everywhere are going to love it. Available in 3 great colours.
Rocking Horse - Magis Rocky
Magis Me Too Rocky Rocking Horse by Marc Newsom
Whether its traditional or modern hopefully there is something here for you.

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Christmas Gift Ideas for him, for her and the little ones

Christmas gift ideas

Christmas is fast approaching and what better way to spoil your loved ones than with a well chosen gift from Cimmermann!

For Him:

Brighten up his office space with this piece of Modern Art Bay Of Naples by artist Dan

Be the most stylish DIYer on the block, with this Kartell stepladder, make all the other Dad’s jealous!

Kartell Upper Step Ladder
Bright and colourful Upper Step Ladder by Kartell

Tripod desk clock – a classic and timeless design from George Nelson for Vitra

Vitra Tripod Clock
Timeless Christmas gift -Tripod Clock by George Nelson
To complete the stylish look for his desk the Kelvin LED light by Flos

For Her:

A unique and thoughtful gift: the Gubi Adnet circular mirror will look superb above her dressing table, a design that has stood the test of time.

Gubi Adnet Mirror - a great gift
The beautiful Gubi Adnet mirror made with the finest leather
Kartell front page magazine rack will really showcase all her glossies in style.

Keep her toasty with a Bora Da wool throw. Bora da are traditionally made Welsh throws designed by Donna Wilson for SCP.  It comes in a range of different colours to coordinate with any scheme

Nos Da Throws - a great gift for Christmas 2013
Love the colours of the Nos Da throws by SCP. Image courtesy of SCP
The super cool Birds n Bees cushion from fabric design legend’s Timorous Beasties

A set of Hay boxes will organise any home in style and win you Christmas brownie points!!

HAY Box Box
HAY Box Box storage boxes, lots of cool colours and designs
For the Little Ones:

Let your little one create their own individual home this Christmas Time with Villa Julia by Magis, a build it yourself flat-packed cardboard house that comes complete with stickers for personalisation.

Villa Julia by Magis
Villa Julia by Magis. Image courtesy of http://www.dezeen.com/2009/05/02/villa-julia-by-javier-mariscal/


Eames elephant, whether as a sturdy indoor-outdoor toy or simply as an attractive object in a child’s room, this friendly looking animal with prominent, oversized ears will bring delight to children and parents alike.
Eames Elephant - cool gift for the kids
Eames Elephant’s by Vitra – timeless design

Zoo timer, the Zoo Timer clock offer children a playful and enjoyable approach to telling the time. There are 3 designs, Omar the owl, Fernando the fish and Elihu the elephant.

Vitra Zoo Timers - super gift for kids
Vitra Zoo Timers – great present for the little ones

Philippe Starcks cool little Gnomes Attila and Napoleon from Kartell

Kartell Gnome
Kartell Gnome by Philippe Starck

Happy Christmas Shopping…..

Wishing you all a Happy Christmas and New Year from The team at Cimmermann

Links and Credits:

Vitra Eames Elephant at Christmas – VitraHaus, September 2013
Photographer: Lorenz Cugini
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