Monthly Archives: March 2017

Creating Storage for the Bedroom

Sometime last month, we decided that we were done with our old bed. It had a padded purple headboard that was quite comfy to lean against but not much good for anything else besides taking up a lot of space. We couldn’t even really put anything under the bed! We were also dealing with storage issues. We had towels and bedlinen taking up precious space in our wardrobe, my various tote bags and backpacks were strewn around the room, I usually had a pile of books on the floor next to me and ever so often, the books would come tumbling down, you get the idea.

So we got a new bed and that solved several problems at one go because the BRIMNES bed frame and headboard provide loads of storage! I loved that we could display stuff on the headboard (like Adam’s Van Gogh cat painting in a RIBBA frame that Anya refuses to let us put anywhere else in the house because she’s scared of it).

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our new bed

Let’s digress from talking about storage for just a bit to admire this lovely ALVINE KVIST quilt cover and pillow case set. The pattern was first created in the 1700’s and is now kept at Musée de l’Impression sur Etoffes in France. I’ve been eyeing it for the longest time! And since I’m the sort who needs to have a blanket on me even when it’s a warm night, we bought the cooler version of the RÖDTOPPA quilt to replace the one that we’ve been using for ages.

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love these sheets

Ok, back to storage now. The BRIMNES headboard has shelves at the side! Whee! So instead of a pile of books on the floor that I trip over every single morning, the books I’m reading can fit nicely into the shelves at the side. And I can even display some of the books that I bought simply because they were so pretty.

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storage at the side of the headboard

There are four large drawers underneath the BRIMNES bed frame so all our bedlinen and towels are now in one of the drawers, freeing up valuable wardrobe space. My tote bags and other similar things are also stowed away and less of an eyesore but still within easy reach.

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storage under the bed

Here’s another look at the side of the headboard. Each shelf is adjustable to 3 different positions and the top shelf has holes for cables to lamps or chargers so it helps to control the messy wire situation. There’s space for the random things that the kids like to leave behind in our room (like this DUKTIG toy cash register) and I have random odds and ends (like nail clippers, medicated oil, etc) in a GODMORGAN box.

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love having my books on display

We’re quite stoked that we managed to get our storage issues in the bedroom under control by getting the BRIMNES bed frame and headboard. Now to snuggle under my pretty quilt and read a book before I sleep!

Disclaimer: This is part of a series of posts from our collaboration with IKEA Singapore. All IKEA products seen in this post are sponsored by IKEA up to a certain amount. All ideas are mine.

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Clip ‘n Climb at Our Tampines Hub

I generally find that activities for kids can be quite boring for adults. Clip ‘n Climb is an exception and I may even enjoy it more than the kids do. A quick tip: you can get a discount if you have a PAssion Card but the discount is only applicable for the cardholder so what we did was to use the PAssion Card to get a Savers Pass (10 climbs) and that’s not much more than the $122 (5 x guest price, 1 x PA price) we would have had to pay for the 5 of us, but we get double the number of climbs.

There’s no minimum age and any kid above 10kg can climb, but I feel it’s more suitable for kids above 4. D is above 10 kg but he was not willing to climb any of the walls. So with the exception of D, we all had a lot of fun (despite their expression in the last photo) and decided to book a room there for Anya’s birthday party. Will let the (many, many) pictures do the talking.

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Clip ‘n Climb

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safety briefing

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Anya on the ladder

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Adam on the Big Cheese

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one of my favourite structures

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reminds me of Tetris

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rolling around on the floor, refusing to climb

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still not climbing

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we call this the Elsa ice wall

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face-to-face climbing

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the husband had fun too

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disregard Anya’s expression

 

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