The annual kiddie bedroom update

Children’s interests change like the wind, and to keep up with their every changing tastes, B&Q have everything available in store to help you create something special. Our in store design consultants are on hand to help you select the right furniture for your room and advise on installation and finance option. We have an extensive range of character decor will help kick start your imagination and with loads of crafty tips your finish is guaranteed to be unique. Choose a design which suits you and then compliment with paint from our extensive collection. Fit new skirting boards and learn how to hang wallpaper, our helpful guides will also show you how.

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Creating your bedroom blank canvas

 Creating your bedroom blank canvas

Maybe you’ve just moved house, maybe you’re awaiting the arrival of your new baby or maybe you simply want to start from scratch. Your bedroom or nursery needs turning into a blank canvas before you can get those creative juices flowing.

Planning

Transforming the kids' bedroom can sometimes seem like a never ending task - especially if you're trying to keep up with their 'hobby of the month'. Best thing to do is keep the walls to a neutral colour, that way you can update the soft furnishings as quickly as they update their taste.

This space needs to be their personal haven, a place where they can escape to relax (or if they've been sent there!); a room that can help them concentrate if they've got homework but also let their creative juices flow as they grow and mature. It sounds like a handful doesn't it? Well, fear not, because this room is where you and your DIY skills can become really creative and get the little 'uns involved, too - an extra pair of hands is still an extra pair of hands, no matter how small!

Storage is key in a place like this as tidying up needs to be done with minimal effort; so shelving or storage units and boxes are your friends. The open cubed storage can work nicely, too, as it will allow them to showcase their achievements or items that they love, but can act as a little hideaway for bits and bobs as our colourful boxes fit in perfectly whilst adding bold hues and areas of interest to the room.

Flooring is also important in this area, hardwood is a smart option as it's easy to clean and wipe up any spills. Kids bedrooms really don't have to be as daunting as they seem to be - once you've flung open the windows and started airing them out, the whole thing becomes a piece of cake.

Buyers Guide

Light bulbs buying guide

 Light bulbs buying guide

Choosing a lightbulb can now be more complicated as there several different light technologies. Some of the new energy saving technologies are just as bright as the sort most of us grew up with - they are designed to last much longer and most cost far less to run.
The trick is knowing which light bulbs to buy (there's a dazzling range available these days), so here's our handy light bulbs guide to help you decide.

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