The Parent Bedroom: a child free zone, a place to escape the chaos of the rest of the house, a place of serenity and relaxation? You what! Not for us!
A child free zone? You must be kidding. Since having our son in January 2015, there has not been a night where he hasn’t slept in my bed. I wish I was exaggerating – I’m not. Not. A. Night.
My partner, bless him, has been relegated to the spare room for the best part of a year. He tells me that he doesn’t mind though and when I think about it, I actually think he is getting the best part of deal. Yes, I am the receiver of cuddles from my little man but he isn’t kicked awake every two hours by little feet pounding him in the stomach. Also, while enjoying these sleep filled nights, my partner is tucked up nice and snug in fresh and clean bedding. Me, on the other hand, I am having a fitful sleep in and among a milk stained duvet.
Firstly, let me me clear, I wash and iron my bedding every two weeks. More often actually because sometimes my son decides that it is okay to throw up milk on my clean sheets. He even thinks it’s comical to have a little wee on it too. Remember when I said ‘bless him’ about my partner being relegated to the spare room? I used to think I was lucky one sleeping in the big family bed, but upon reflection, it’s me who has drawn the short straw. There’s just something special about climbing into a freshly laundered bed isn’t there?
A year of us feeding our boy to sleep in our room has meant that our once tranquil space has been somewhat neglected and our space – the parent space – needs some love, care and affection.
Recently, I have been researching and browsing the internet for inspirational bedroom decoration ideas. I have browsed both popular high street and internet department stores such as Next and Very looking for duvets and cushions. My searches however, led me to another company and being a proud Yorkshire girl, I like to support local businesses. That’s what drew me to The Yorkshire Linen company. My favourite colour has always been purple and our bedroom currently is painted a very pale lilac. Having looked at the website for ideas, I love both the king size Lexi Plum Duvet and the Quilted Rose Plum Duvet – both of which are on sale at the moment. The great thing about the Quilted Rose Plum Duvet is that it comes with a matching cushion which I think would make my bed look even more inviting…the only problem is, my little man thinks so too!