Space isn’t just at a premium in London: I should imagine most families across the country feel they could do with more of it. I’ve written about Scrip’s box room nursery before, our storage areas feel like they’re already bursting at the seams (my mum said just today she didn’t understand how I fitted everything in – and the fact is, I don’t) and that’s before we’ve introduced another little person who’ll be followed by a deceptively huge array of accessories (one word: Jumperoo).
Just over two years ago, on a space-enlarging mission, we went up into the loft to create an extra bedroom and bathroom. We’re lucky we were able to do this and we’re really pleased with the results. We quickly moved our bedroom up there and Scrip loves the amount of room she has to play in when she ventures upstairs. In fact, her balance bike and trike seem to have found permanent parking spaces underneath my dressing table.
The room is made by our Juliette balcony on one side and two large VELUX windows on the other, which face south and flood the space with light as well as offering fantastic views. Scrip loves lying in our bed and watching the aeroplanes out of the window (Heathrow became her favourite word for a while) and I like looking across the rooftops at the frost on winter mornings, the sunrises to one side and the sunsets to the other (which often find a place on my Instagram page).
So when I was approached by VELUX to talk about how I might design my ideal room using their products, I think we’ve already come pretty close. They’re quality windows and we’ve been pleased we invested in them. They do have a great range of children-specific designs – such as these Disney VELUX blinds. I think Scrip would be very happy to have these to look up at each nap time. However, we love our neutral greys colour scheme which helps to keep the space as calm as possible (balance bike riding and new baby permitting).