When it comes to Playrooms, Nurseries & Childrens Bedrooms, whatever the theme, the special ingredient is FUN!
Throughout this blog we will incorporate lots of colour, designs & ideas to ensure that your child is in one of the happiest rooms in your home.
Whether your child / children are at nursery age or older there is something for everyone at Gilroy Interiors and we’ve made it easy for you to search for children's fabrics to help you save time.
‘Beautiful Balloons’ from Sanderson is a delightful embroidery suitable for every age group (even the young at heart). The soaring balloons coupled with ‘Carousel’ & ‘Candy Stripe’ will guarantee a joyful setting for all your child’s activities.
The ‘What A Hoot’ collection by Harlequin have a huge variety of fabric & wallpaper designs for boys and girls. Here are a couple of our favourites:
Jolly Jurassic is notably popular among younger children, the colourful dinosaurs are loved by both boys & girls.
Mr Fox from Scion Melinki One is a humorous & friendly fox. We think he’s great in childrens rooms but he’s also made quite an impression on the grown ups too. There’s even a Mr Fox Rug!
When choosing your curtains and blinds, you may wish to opt for a black out lining which could prove to be invaluable during the Summer months when daylight starts early & goes on past bed time.
A note about Window Blinds & Child Safety
Child Safety is a matter that we take extremely seriously here at Gilroy Interiors. You may be aware of past incidents where small children have become entangled by blind cords, resulting in injury and even accidental death. Which is why we are relieved that the European law surrounding the manufacture of window blinds has been updated.
New legislation European Standard EN13120:2009+A1:2014 requires manufacturers of window blinds to ensure that safety devices come with all new blinds or that the blinds are ‘Safe by Design’ This means that where there is a loop that is present, or could be created, a safety device must be installed at the point of the manufacture. These safety devices either break under pressure, tension the cord / chain or provide the facility to store cord(s) out of reach. Professional installers must fit these devices but if you are fitting blinds yourself, follow the instructions supplied with the product and make sure you fit any safety device.
We are committed to adhering to this new standard to ensure that your children are always safe when playing close to one of our blinds.
As well as roman blinds made in our own workroom, we are also able to supply blinds that are ‘Safe by Design’ which are made by Luxaflex. The Nano blind (pictured) is a great example of a ‘Safe by Design’ blind as it has no free hanging cord loops what so ever. Other Luxaflex blinds that are ‘Safe by Design’ include LiteRise Duette & Plisse Shades and Softraise roller blinds. The Luxaflex blinds are not yet available to order on line but for more information or to place an order, please contact us on 0800 825 0034 or 01462 455959.
More information about the new legislation is available from:
You can also discuss any concerns with one of our team or request a leaflet. Call us on 0800 825 0034 or 01462 455959.
Bring extra sparkle & atmosphere to your childs Bedroom / Playroom
We found these twinkling Boat & Lighthouse fairy lights at Shine Lighting – the bright bold colours bring happy thoughts of days at the seaside & the subtle lighting is a source of comfort to our little ones when it comes to bed time. Infact Shine Lighting have an enormous selection of fairy lights & childrens lights. Their staff are really helpful too and you can order online!
NB Please keep fairy lights out of reach of children under 3 years old.
Fun & Practical Childrens Flooring
We have also been searching for some practical flooring ideas for your childs playroom & were bowled over to find so many different childrens floors at The Big Floor Store UK. This Jigsaw cushion vinyl floor is amazing. Not only is it wipeable, it also carries the ‘R10′ slip resistance rating. There are so many other ideas for boys & girls of all ages. Why not get in touch, I know they would love to hear from you – 01206 212235
Curtains, Roman Blinds & Fabrics are available to order on line. However if you would like Roller Blinds, Rugs, Cushions or any other kind of soft furnishing or Wallpaper, please call us on 0800 825 0034.
The Nano blind image is owned by Luxaflex & subject to copyright law.
Other product images used throughout this blog have been provided by and are owned by Walker Greenbank PLC as part of the license agreement for use under agreement as dated from the 1st September 2013. For further details about the licensor please visit http://walkergreenbank.com/