Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Keep It Tidy Tip Number 2: Pretty Things Work Wonders


Two of our girls share a bedroom, so, as I explained hereI wanted to make their beds a special private space. After this post, I had lots of questions asking about the bedding we've used.


The bedding is from The White Company. We chose the Milly Quilt plus Pink Gingham duvet covers and Oxford pillow cases.


Now on with the Keep It Tidy Tip....

Something I've found pleasantly surprising with my littlies is that they respond fantastically well to the idea of having lovely things in their rooms once they've learnt to keep their space looking mostly presentable.


I make it clear that when they keep their bits and pieces tidy like big girls do {ahem} then...and only then....could they have the big-girls room they were asking for.

Ta-daaaa.......it worked a treat!


Not so much a bribe, rather an incentive, I like to think...

I find The White Company's bedding to be absolutely the best value for money. The quilts, in particular, are beautifully made. Plus they are machine washable, for any accidents that may come my way. 


{Didn't I say no felt tips in the bedroom? Gaaaaah!}



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19 comments :

Casa Très Chic said...

Lovely post.
Have a nice day.
Tereza

Casa Très Chic said...

Lovely post.
Have a nice day.
Tereza

Jane Craske said...

Gorgeous! What a lovely room.

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

That is pretty bedding. The quilt looks vintage but is modern-day easy care -- perfect!

Louise C said...

My daughter has The White Co bedding and it has been great. I wouldn't hesitate in buying it again ~ your girls sets are so pretty x

Lx @ Twelve said...

Love the quilts. My son is 11 has had a White Company set for nearly 5 years, its washed beautifully & grown with him. The best thing I did.
Slight shame about the incident of an escaping hampster having a nibble.....

Lx

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

No felt tips ... good point.

Is there a difference between bribing and incentive? :) I like both.

Your girls room is so lovely.

Fondly,
Glenda

Mrs. Sutton said...

I love White Company bedding - for me AND the children! My twin girls share a room, and my greatest threat is to warn them that when they eventually get their own bedrooms, I will finally find out who the messy one is! Up till now, they've just blamed each other!
Paula xxx

heather @ new house, new home, new life said...

Those quilts are beautiful! Very soft and feminine for your little ones. Hope they can keep the markers out of the bedroom!

The Snowdrop Project said...

The White Company bedding looks so pretty in your girls room.
Just the right mix of girly and stylish. Very important for young ladies in the making!
Hope you have a lovely day,
Lizx

At The Picket Fence said...

That bedding is just beautiful Sarah! Sweet and feminine which is exactly how I think a girl's bedroom should be! :-)
Vanessa

Charlotte said...

Hi Sarah,
I've had fun skimming through your blog and will add it to my reading list to dip in and out of as you have so many great posts! Look forward to meeting you on Tuesday!

Lori said...

Sweet, sweet girly quilt.

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

Such a cute girly bedroom for two of your sweetiepies!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I love the bedding, and I can see why so many have shown interest in the bedding. Wow, I love the rock on the walls, too.

You have such great style!!! :D Love the quilt...

Pauline Wiles said...

I think that having attractive things (containers, files etc) helps adults keep things tidy, too. It makes the whole process much more pleasurable.

Deborah said...

Oh Sarah this is sooooooooo pretty
and what a great way to encourage "clean-up" with your children!
Love that quilt..it is absolutely adorable!
xoxooxoxox

Deborah :)

chris said...

Isn't it wonderful to see our kiddos rise up to meet a challenge?

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