Kids’ Small Bedroom Furniture Solutions

It is no secret Buba is tall for his age. He is fast outgrowing his little toddler bed that I hoped he would be in until he was long into school before I had to start my search for his big boy bed. Unfortunately with him starting school in September and his head and feet nearly touching both ending of the toddler bed it’s time to start my search early.

Another thing that will be pushing me to find his big boy bed is Missy Moo is nearly two years old now. I know! I can’t believe it either and will need a toddler bed which I will be gifting Buba’s toddler bed to her. We have been lucky enough with their age gap that every time Missy Moo is about to move up a stage, Buba is about to grow out of it. We have saved loads just using Buba’s car seats, cribs, nursery sets, and even many of his baby clothes. 

This will not be an easy search for me for a few reasons. First and foremost I am trying to save money by giving Missy Moo his toddler bed and his dresser and selling her entire Mamas & Papas nursery set together. This leaves Buba without a bed and dresser. Secondly his room is the smallest and weirdest shaped room ever. It’s the room above the garage with part of it jutting out over the garage and all windows with a small radiator under the windows leaving that space utterly useless. (Thanks design team). So I have a tricky task at hand. 

How do I fit a single bed, dresser, little desk, and wardrobe in an L shaped small bedroom for him. I want to utilize space but I don’t want it to be cramped in there either. I have started my search and here are a few great options for kids’ small bedroom furniture that will provide storage and space to play around at the same time. 

Trendy & Unique Bedrooms:

I love the unique and trendy look of these two beds below. Both give you extra space for either an extra bed or storage and bring a great vibe to any bedroom. For me, this tent bed rocks and if we had it for Buba’s room I would minus the extra bed underneath and use it for drawer storage and not buy a dresser. The Loft Bed is great too for an added space to read and store toys in their toy box underneath. I mostly love it for it’s Scandinavian style. 

Kids Small Bedroom Furniture SolutionsTent Bed

Kids Small Bedroom Furniture SolutionsLoft Bed

Space Savors Bedrooms:

With small kids’ bedrooms space savors are a must. I came across these two in the Next catalogue and I am leaning towards more practical. They have everything I need all in one unit which does what it says ‘saves space’. The desk would be perfect for Buba for his homework, it’s not too high off the ground and has a rail for safety which I like. I looked at bunk beds and they were higher and I don’t think he would be ready for that just yet. The first Cabin Bed was high on my list as it has a dresser underneath, storage toy box for a chair to the desk and a side cabinet for more storage. In small spaces with children storage is EVERYTHING. At £725 I am highly thinking about it. It would cost me that to buy a desk, bed, and dresser all separate if not more when I break it all down. The lower bunk bed one is similar just has two storage units instead of the dresser but I could easily get some nice canvas boxes for it and bring more color into the room and use those for socks, underwear etc. Kids Small Bedroom Furniture Solutions

Cabin Bed, Desk and Storage Units

Kids Small Bedroom Furniture SolutionsBunk Bed, Two Storage Cabinets and Desk

More Sleepers Bedrooms:

I keep going back and forth between what he needs and what we might need too. We have one spare bedroom but my family is huge and when they fly over to stay we need more space. The more sleeper beds with pull outs are great for this or any friends sleep overs he may have when he is older. I liked this one because it has a pull out bed and still has two drawers for storage underneath that. For boys you don’t necessarily need a lot of drawers they have socks, pants and boxers that’s it. With Missy Moo her drawers seems packed with socks, tights, shorts, skirts, leggings, pants etc. the list is endless. I think I could get away with this in his room and get a small desk next to it. 

Kids Small Bedroom Furniture SolutionsHide Away Sleepers

Overall, it’s just about what I want it to look like. It’s hard to make good decisions. I want it to last, be practical and not cost me a small car price. I love doing my research and we probably won’t be making a decision until we are back from America in August but until then I will keep skimming the interest for quality, bargain space savors for my son’s small bedroom. 

What are your thoughts? Have you had one of these types of bedrooms for your children? Any negative or positives on them? Love to hear your thoughts? 

Me & Mine {January}

Another year has started and it’s time to share our very first Me & Mine family portrait for January. This year is a little different as Lucy, our gorgeous and loved Dear Beautiful host has asked me to join the team of cohosts. I was ever so excited to be a part of such a great family portrait project beside so many other great bloggers that I admire.

January has been a calm month for us like most families we are recuperating from all the festivities of the holidays and taking things slow and one day at a time. I often wonder if that is what makes January seem so long and drawn out. This month we have been finding balance in our lives between work and play. Our social diaries and work diaries were bursting last year and we have enjoyed more little moments as a family this month which has been so rewarding.Me & Mine January Family Photo Project Blog HopBuba is loving…

  • Reading in his new wigwam
  • Dancing and singing Frozen at the top of his lungs
  • Speaking Spanish 

Missy Moo is loving…

  • The sound of her own voice and trying to form new words
  • Playing with her dollhouse
  • Running wild outside in the fields behind our house

Mommy is loving…

  • Having more practice with her camera on manual
  • Food styling and vignettes on instagram
  • Trying out juicing

Daddy is loving…

  • Golf season and the driving range
  • Getting outdoors with the kids more
  • Planning our 2015 family vacations

Me & Mine January Family Photo Project Blog Hop
As January comes to an end we are done hiding indoors from the cold. We have pulled on our wellies, hats, gloves, scarves more often this week to explore the great outdoors as a family and I hope we continue to do more in February. Buba starts school in September and we are off for two months again to see my parents back home in the states so we only have a few more months to make the most of it with both kids at home. Roll on the family adventures…

dear beautiful

There is some very exciting news for all you Me & Mine linkers. Each month one lucky family will WIN a photo prize from PhotoBox. January’s prize is a photo cushion so everyone that links up is already automatically in the drawing! Good luck and thanks for linking up!

Now, I am going to send you over to Lucy’s gorgeous family at Capture By Lucy. Her photography is amazing and her family is ever so sweet and fun. I love her Me & Mine post each month so pop over and have a peak too!



Modeling, eating, and losing my voice #littleloves

It’s almost the weekend and I am looking forward to having a nice chilled out family weekend. Hoping the weather is a bit better so we can go on a family adventure somewhere and ignore that both kids once again have a cough and sniffle.

This week has been a relaxing one. I think finding balance has really done us all good. My journey on the juicing is still ongoing. I did find the three detox a little of a belly ache, literally but I am enjoying having one juice a day now. I didn’t think I would like the taste of it but I really do. Fingers crossed I stick with it, the machines are not easy to clean! 

So here is what we have been up to and loving this week for our #littleloves of happiness.

Read

I have been trying to catch up on blogs I love and my commenting in December was poor (sorry everyone) but I am on a mission to make up for it. I have loved these posts this week…

Heard

I have been listening to the sound of my own voice (I know cringe) and I realized that when I try to speak louder and more clear my voice often cuts out or comes out croaky like I am about to lose it. This is not a good thing for a vlogger if I can’t speak clearly. So I have been trying to find ways to fix it. Someone said peppermint tea? Another recommended a mini microphone? I have had surgery on my vocal chords before and I am just worried I will have to do it again or worse I am losing my voice all together, forever. I know extreme! A true tragedy for a blabber mouth like me! So while I still can I will share my latest vlog with you. 

Watched

I have been watching Mike & Molly. A silly USA comedy show that is only 30 minutes long each week but sometimes I am in need of a little OTT cheesy tv to relax and laugh at. Mr P thinks its stupid and that I am crazy when I snort with laughter in my coffee while watching it. I love cheesy USA tv, I really can’t help it.  

Wore

We were so excited this week to get asked to review some Mayoral girl designer clothing for Missy Moo. She took it in stride too smiling and having fun with the camera. I was impressed. I thought it was going to take me hours trying to get her to pose and smile. She even pointed to her butterfly hair clips and asked for one in her hair. A true model in the making, I shutter to think. lol 

Kids Designer Wear Base Fashion

Made

I made this Fruit Puff Pastry Tart for an afternoon treat the other day. I literally had some left over puff pastry and thought I would just throw some brown sugar on top and bake. Then I found some fruit in the fridge too and this recipe was born. I love when a recipe comes from nothing but the remnants of the fridge. They are the best kind and it took me five minutes to make up and ten minutes to bake. Boom, you have yourself a tasty treat for the whole family. 

Fruit Puff Pastry Tart Recipe

And lastly…

I am so excited that I have been asked to cohost Me & Mine family portrait project over at Dear Beautiful along side so many amazing bloggers I love and admire. I would love it if you joined in with your family captures, it opens up tomorrow until mid February. You can link up from my blog post or any other cohosts if you like. It was such a great project to be involved with last year and really made me get out from behind the camera and get in the photos with my kids and husband without it I wouldn’t have some many snapshots and great memories of all of us together. 

Linking up with the gorgeous and lovely Morgana at Butwhymummywhy for her #littleloves and the amazing and beautiful Vic at Vevivos for #PoCoLo