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Velveteen Babies looks at Tobias and The Bear bedding 

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We’ve got our mitts on a beautiful Tobias and the Bear bedset from Hip Little People, and it’s amazing! The softest cotton jersey, which is ideal for Barney as he suffers from eczema and has really sensitive skin. 

Tobias and the Bear
To show how wonderfully versatile it is, we’ve put together a few different looks incorporating it on our bunk bed. I’m often asked where the boy’s bed is from, and it’s just simple old Ikea  Mydal at a bargain price which we’ve painted grey. 

Ikea Mydal bunk bedWe were on a budget when we put the boys room together 2 years ago, and although I’d really like the Linus bunk bed from Made.com , the Ikea one has done us proud and has survived two small boys exceptionally well! 

The storm cloud style naturally lends itself to the very dominant monochrome superhero children’s room theme which is so prevalent at the moment, and we created a look with a nod to that, but kept it fairly clean, though pops of colour could be introduced easily. 

Superhero theme room Ikea Mydal bunk bed 

To create this look we used our Velveteen Babies Superhero garland, a crescent moon nightlight from Lights4Fun, toy storage box by OohNoo and a touch of silver with our crescent moon cushion from Marjorie Minnie. Mixing natural wood, with softer greys and silvers keeps the look fairly soft instead of harsh monochrome which we’ve moved on from. 

We used our My Red Hand Gang superhero hanger suspended on a wooded peg which we screwed into the bed frame, and hung a Roxy Marj pennant from it. Sadly, Roxy no longer makes these, but you can find lovely pennants from Inky Huckster and she’ll personalise with your own message. 

Ikea bunk bed
Dinosaur themed kids room

Dinosaur kids room
My children adore dinosaurs, but they are not always the most interior design friendly theme to source! Luckily I discovered the most brilliant prints from Dinoraw Kids. They are incredible and there’s a huge range on their website, and cushions too. They are based in Australia but ship worldwide, and they also have a couple of European stockists. 

I don’t like a strong room ‘theme’ so we’ve kept the look very natural, lots of raffia baskets for the toys, and a leafy green plant. I’d personally avoid trying to find a dinosaur bedding set as there’s nothing worse than overkill on a subject matter which is an easy mistake to make.

Our desk is by Plyconic and has a metal grid noticeboard from This Modern Life. We’ve clipped another Dinoraw print onto it (many come ready framed so they are ready to go!).

Rainbow theme kids room


One of our big favourites with everyone is a gender neutral rainbow look. I hate too much clutter so we have just added accents of bright colour. Our cloud neon light is from V and C designs, and rainbow garland from our webshop Velveteen Babies. 

Toys can be stored in wire baskets and the ecelectic mix of colours simply lends itself to the theme- try wire storage baskets from Ferm Living to get the look. Keep bright accents looking their best against white and grey to balance it out. We have a Born n Monday playmat on the floor in the style of a rain cloud. 


Our final look is ‘a nod to nature’. My kids all adore finding out about the world, conservation and nature. It’s another completely genderless installation. Again we’ve used pieces from the other styles, the Ooh Noo toy trunk for our books which is incredibly useful.

Our ‘world’ rug is by OYOY from Scandiborn and our whale toys by Talpathings on Etsy. Monochrome toy storage is at its best and most useful in our Ferm Living fabric storage bags, and we’ve added more plywood accent to the wall with our toy wood clock from Muotokuja which was one of my weekly finds over on my Velveteen Babies Instagram page (@velveteen_babies ). Each week I like to share a small kids design business that I love, so if you search the hashtag #velveteenbabiesloves on Instagram you’ll discover some real interior treasures. 

Bedding used throughout is from Hip Little People (there’s a few other gorgeous styles from the Tobias and the Bear collection and cot bed sizes too) as well as design led clothing and homewares on their site. 

Coral x 


For Little Treasures…

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When I first created Velveteen Babies, I began following a magical blog, full of the nicest kids-design discoveries, brands and shops that I immediately had to go and browse. This blog was called Bobby Rabbit and it was full of little treasures (including a post on Velveteen Babies!)

Nikki of Bobby Rabbit has, for the last year, turned her passion for all things kids-design  into an appealing and stylish online shop full of many of the beautiful and unique things that Nikki had been discovering along the way.

We are big fans of the Bobby Rabbit shop and have been pulling together a gift guide below with some of our favourite treasures, many of which we are lucky to have in our own home.

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One of Bobby Rabbit’s bestselling brands are the incredible Playforever cars. These art toys are one of my personal favorites and we have some squirreled away for my Son’s birthday which is coming up. The quality, workmanship and size makes them something to play with, but also to treasure forever. They also make a perfect gift for any vehicle loving child (or grown-up!). They are designed in the U.K and of the most exceptional quality.

Here’s our edit of all things bright and beautiful :

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OYOY Playmat £39, Playforever vehicles from £25,Dinosaurs from £8, crochet fox £30, tugboat £15, rainbow case £10, CARS storage sack £10, blocks £25 and print £15.

Bobby Rabbit has a fantastic mix of quality interior decor, toys and gifts, all carefully considered and lovingly curated.

Baby Gift Edit:

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Moon Musical Cushion £38, Mini Mause £22, Baby Bear book £8.99, Little Master Dickens book £6,  Sleepy Bunny £22, Shape Sorter £35 and Fish Cushion £30

Pastel Gift Edit:

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Cat doll £48, Unicorn Hanger £25, Print £50, Unicorn cushion £28, Hop Bunny £35, Fable Heart Crown £25, Bunny toy £16, Woodland Doll £16, Blanche Doll £20

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Nikki takes such care in sourcing her stock, and one of the lovely little items she sells is the sleepy bunny. They are available in a soft pink or in grey and are £22. They are extra special because they are lovingly created in Turkey by a community of mothers- women who live in the outskirts of Istanbul and who, in many cases have no other means of making an income for their families. These bunnies are made from the softest organic yarn which is GOTS certified and they are suitable from birth.

Find them and so much more at www.bobbyrabbit.co.uk

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There’s our sleepy bunny at home and our Bunny Princess by Bunniclub also from Bobby Rabbit.

Smallprint Books 

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‘ Oh please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookshelf on wall.’ – Roald Dahl.

Ok, so we have to compromise, and we do have a TV, but books are a massive part of the boy’s childhood. 

I’ve always been passionate about finding beautiful books, with elements of design which marry with entertaining and spell binding content. 

I was brought up with some beautiful books which I still treasure, and I wanted my children to also learn the joy of reading, listening, and allowing their imagination to take them to magical places. 

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Fortunately we stumbled across Smallprint books through Instagram. I’m a fierce advocate of ‘Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself’ – George Bernard Shaw. As we believe fiercely in marrying great design with delighting children, Smallprint Books has exactly the same ethos. 

The website is easy to navigate, and we found the age appropriate sections particularly helpful. 

Smallprint books

Each of the titles on our bookshelves can be found at smallprint books.

Books are easy to chose based on clear pictures and descriptions and one of our first (and most treasured books by Felix) was Pierre and the Maze Detective by Hiro  Kamigaki + IC4Design. The book features 15 full spread intricate illustrations of intricate, magical mazes. It keeps Felix fascinated for ages and he loves discovering things when he sits and reads it with his dad. 

We love it so much that we’ve also bought it as a gift for one of our friends. Smallprint (very convieniently) offer a gift wrap service which made it easy as we were on holiday when I needed a present fix! 

Mamoko

Recently, we ordered a couple of new books and were sent Mamoko which is a different concept for a kids book- which has gone down an absolute storm.

Mamoko is a book without words, where the reader (generally my five year old) becomes the story teller. At the beginning of the book, there is a description of all the characters which can be spotted and followed on each page, each doing funny or nutty things. 

Felix absolutely loves choosing a character to follow and making up his own version of what they are up to. As a parent I love hearing his stories and seeing how absorbed he is when he’s looking at the beautiful and bright illustrations. 

It’s a hit with my husband too and they both enjoy looking at it together and choosing their favourite character to follow (there’s a whole page full so always someone or something new to follow or find). 

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It’s even popular with my two year old who loves flicking through the thick pages and looking at all the illustrations!

All of the books you see on our white shelves in the boy’s room are available from Smallprint online and there’s a 10% discount when you sign up for their newsletter. 

Visit smallprint-online.com to take a look and discover some magical books your children (and you) won’t want to put down.

Play. Eat. Sleep. Repeat. 

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Life with kids, it’s busy, and frantic and there’s nothing worse than tackling toy mountain at the end of a busy day. Quite frankly, tackling a pile of  Duplo is an uphill struggle. 

This week our prayers were answered with an arrival from Playpouch UK.


These fabulous cotton playbags blend style with practicality. Easy enough for my two year old to undo and open, and refill and close, tidy up time suddenly became much more bearable. 


Playpouch is visually friendly enough to have displayed around the house and is roomy enough to store a serious amount of toy clutter. We chose the scandi style monochrome crosses and there are plenty of other options too to suit every home. 


Playpouch has been brought to the UK from Australia by a forward thinking family who understand the trauma of keeping control of clutter, and making storage look stylish. The mantra is ‘Maximum Play, minimum mess’. This site pretty perfectly with our life as a busy family. 


Playpouch is made from strong cotton canvas and is sturdy enough to hold heavier toys too, though it’s also ideal as an innovative way of storing the dreaded Lego collection. Our kids love the zipped pouch at the front for treasures, or Lego instruction books. 

Find your own Playpouch here and as a special indroduction, get yourself free postage by using special voucher code : VELVETEEN 

Storing toys has never looked so good, and tidy time has never been so speedy!