Richmond, 1930's refurbishmentContemporary Kids, London
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Best for childrenYounger children have very sensitive skin so Hunt would always recommend high-quality, natural products. ‘A 100 per cent pure wool duvet is the best possible option in this case, and has even been proven to offer up to 25 per cent more REM sleep (the deepest form of sleep),’ he explains. ‘Top this off with a brushed-cotton bed set for the softest of sleeps. The most important aspect to consider is the tog rating. Little ones are naturally warmer, which is why our junior duvets are set at a 4.0 tog.’As children get older, it again comes down to preference. Some say that there is nothing better than thick, lofty feather and down, while others will always prefer the anti-allergy properties of synthetic. ‘We have a range that combines the two – the light, fluffy, cosy warmth of feather and down, with a microfibre filling,’ says Hunt. ‘Whatever your choice, I would highly recommend topping all mattresses, duvets and pillows with protectors – easily washable, they ensure a fresher bed for longer.’TELL US…Do you have a favourite type of duvet or pillow? Let us know your thoughts in the Comments below.
Go greenA fresh green is a great alternative to blue when it comes to boys’ rooms. It’s a famously restful colour – perfect for spirited youngsters. If you find wall-to-wall green just a tad overwhelming, then simply block out one area and accent with accessories such soft throws or pillows, mixed in with plenty of crisp white. The result: a bright and fresh backdrop for either dark wood or white furniture.Discover more beautiful green walls
Build around the bedStorage designed specifically for the space will make use of every nook and cranny and allow you to tailor it to your child’s needs. This wall of built-in units cleverly wraps around the bed, utilising dead space up by the ceiling. It has cupboards above, a wardrobe on one side and open shelves on the other, but might equally have been designed to incorporate a desk.Check out these storage superheroes for kids’ rooms
Create a calming sleep spaceGreen is famously restful, so what better shade to use on the walls of a child’s bedroom. The beauty of green, too, is that it’s gender neutral and works equally well in a girl’s or boy’s room. Just add in another colour and the green really comes to life.Discover 10 reasons to go green in the bedroom
The wallpaper in this child’s bedroom has a very subtle spitfire aeroplane motif, but because of the soft green shade and understated pattern, it doesn’t feel too ‘childish’ and shouldn’t date too quickly.