I do love a good challenge, so when the team from George Home, Asda’s home range, asked me to take part in their ‘Kid’s Bedroom Makeover Challenge’, I jumped at the chance.
With an imaginary budget of £400, I was asked to design a dream bedroom for either Jack or Phoebs using only George products, so that’s exactly what I did.
Jack’s bedroom was given a makeover at the beginning of the year, so we decided to turn our attention to a bedroom for Phoebe. The team from George Home asked each blogger to enlist the ideas and imagination of our little ones in the planning stages, but I knew that asking Phoebe to help me out would have been a bit of a disaster. At two years old, it would have been nigh on impossible to make her realise that we were just pretending to shop and we weren’t actually going to be buying all the bits that she liked, so big brother Jack (aged 4) stepped up to the plate.
Jack and I spent ages browsing the children’s homeware range and having never bought anything from this range before, I was really pleasantly surprised. Featuring Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Star Wars, Frozen, Peppa Pig and Batman, to name just a few branded products, the choice was plentiful, but we opted to stay away from the well-known brands (with the exception of an Upsy Daisy cushion) and chose the following for Phoebe’s bedroom makeover.
1 // George Home Webster Bed, £99 – Also available in teal, yellow, black and grey, we opted for the more versatile, classic white.
2 // George Home Princess Dress Duvet Set, £12 – Jack wouldn’t consider anything else when he clapped eyes on this duvet set for Phoebe as “it’s the perfect bedding for our little Princess Phoebe”.
3 // George Home Buttterfly Curtains, £16 – Knowing how much Phoebs loves butterflies, these butterfly curtains were a must.
4 // Upsy Daisy Head Shaped Cushion, £7 – This official In The Night Garden squishy cushion is ideal for our little Upsy Daisy fan. It may not go with the rest of the room particularly, but she’d be super happy to cuddle up with it every night.
5 // George Home Coloured Ball String Lights, £10 – I’ve always coveted these since they started appearing on my Instagram feed more and more regularly and Jack and I think they’d look lovely in Phoebe’s new bedroom.
6 // George Home Wooden Dolls House, £35 – Silver award winner of Best Toddler Toy 24+ at the 2016 Mother & Baby Awards, this dolls house is on my hit list for Phoebe’s Christmas present this December, so it was only natural it made it onto our wishlist.
7 // George Home Seahorse Rug, £14 – This adorable seahorse rug will add a bit of fun, softness and warmth to Phoebe’s room.
8 // George Home Heart Wall Clock, £10 – Bold and colourful, this will add a bit of a focal point to Phoebe’s grey walls.
9 // Kidsaw Playbox Kitchen, £49 – I’m a huge fan of versatile, multi-purpose furniture so this playbox was a must have for Phoebe’s room. Phoebe and her little pals can have hours of imaginative play in the kitchen and then when playtime is over, all the kitchen accessories can be stored neatly away under the removable lid. It also doubles up as a bench when not in use.
10 // George Home Alfie Chest of 3 Drawers, £149 – How pretty are these drawers! Not only do they look good, the drawers are fitted with soft close runners for extra safety and peace of mind.
11 // George Home Mermaid Moneybox, £6 – Phoebs loves playing with her moneybox and often asks me to empty the contents on the floor just so she can then while away her time popping the coins back in the slot! Jack thought she’d love this pretty mermaid moneybox to add to her collection.
So there we have it. A slightly eclectic mix, but Jack is over the moon with it and thinks Phoebe will adore it too, so that’s all that matters. Most importantly it also comes in under budget by £5. Can you believe all this only cost £395?! It’s such good value!
If you’d like some more interior inspiration, search Pinterest and Twitter for #GeorgeousRoomChallenge and don’t forget to head on over to the George Home Site to see their fabulous kid’s range for yourself . If you’re a blogger you can take part in this fantastic challenge too.