Super Cute Night-Lights for Babies and Kids

So my girls are 9. And afraid of the dark. “Mumeeee can you close my cupboard doors. All of them. Is it babyish that I think there are monsters inside?” asks Minnie. Err, no. I have NEVER to this day, gone to sleep with a cupboard door or drawer even a tiny bit open.

So as well as closing the doors firmly, my girls need a bit of night-light action in their rooms, to reassure them I guess. This I cannot relate to, I cannot cope with even a tiny chink of light. My friends and family often refer to me as the only person they know who wears an eye mask and ear plugs outside of a plane. But if my girls ventolin need something to comfort them at night, they get it. Happy kids, are sleeping kids which equal sleeping parents.

But but BUT, if you are going to do them a night-light, it needs to be stylish. So how delighted was I, to spot these guys..

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Prehistoric Planters for Kids Spaces

About 5 years ago, in the midst of my Mad Men binge watching, I fell in love. Well, of course with Don Draper – that goes without saying. But actually I fell in love, with a plant. This is sad, but true. I photographed the plant on the TV screen like the sad old lady I am, and took it to the florist to ask what it was called. Then filled my house with them. Yes, I started the succulent plant revolution. Well, maybe not THE, but certainly A succulent revolution. Well, in my house anyway.

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A pop of pastel!

SPRING is in the air. It’s that time of year when we throw open our windows and brighten our houses with spring flowers. Suddenly, everything is blush, rose, baby pink, mint green or lemon sorbet yellow –  think candy necklaces. It’s time to get busy in your kids rooms with our Top 10 pastel pieces….

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Even though this trend opens up the inner girly girl in me – we don’t wish to turn our homes into twee sugar plum fairy palaces!  So here’s a KSJ TIP for working with pastels: to keep your look sophisticated and contemporary, only use one or two pastel pieces but keep the rest of the room neutral, using complementary shades of soft grey, blue, white, metallics and natural wood. Like this amazing example from Eclectic Trends

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