You’ve organised the cubby itself – it’s now time to style your cubby house! Some adults have a particular theme in mind; others decorate according to what their child wants. Today we’re going to share our top tips to help you style your cubby house so everyone loves it!
Top Tips to Style Your Cubby House
One of the many things we love about a fabric cubby house is its flexibility. You have the option of choosing our standard pre-designed fabric cubby or picking our customised option. However, you can style the inside and the outside according to your child’s tastes – or your own! Simply by adding mats, a little toy oven or a beanbag, you can transform what was already brilliant into something even more wonderful. Here are our top tips to help you style your fabric cubby house:
- Work with your child’s likes – it’s tempting to choose accessories which look cute and that you love, but who is this cubby house really for? Okay, so it is for you too! Still though, take into consideration your child’s favourite colour, favourite cartoon character and toys when selecting accessories for it.
- Think about theme play days – kids love the variety, and it’s exciting to be able to play Disney princess one day and then pirates the next. Have a selection of accessories which can be used in multiple ways. For instance, a bean bag could be used as a ‘shark’ in the ocean on one day, and then a beauty makeover stool the next.
- Lighting – there’s nothing more magical than fairy lights! You can drape them around the windows or even pin them to the cubby. They are best left to using during times when you can monitor them constantly. For other times, a childproof torch would bring hours of fun and enjoyment.
- Seating – does your child prefer a more formal seating arrangement such as table and chairs, or will they be happy with cushions to scatter throughout the cubby? Perhaps a mixture of both?
- Storage – in your child’s room, you’ve got drawers and a wardrobe to put toys in, but what about in their cubby house? Portability is the key here, as a fabric cubby is often put up and down when needed, rather than being a permanent feature. Little toy boxes, plastic buckets or even fabric bags are handy for transporting toys in and out of a cubby. They’re also great for storing toys away when not in use too.
- Colour themes – obviously a favourite colour will be the first choice, but you might also want to consider colour choices for different activities or different kids too. Like the theme play days, having furniture, curtains, mats and cushions in specific colours can set the mood and suggest ways to play.
We’d love to see photos of how you have styled your cubby house! Feel free to share them on our Facebook page, or email them to us!