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Mum creates amazing space for young son out of box room

December 23, 2019, 12:00 PM
  • Charlotte Greedy, 27, made a box room into a gorgeous bedroom
  • She used materials from ebay, Argos and IKEA
  • Charlotte shares tips to get the look

Those of us with kids and small bedrooms will know all about the challenges of fitting beds, wardrobes, toys and more into small spaces.

But one mum came up with a genius way to reinvent a box room into the perfect room for her son Brody, four, spending around £240 in total.

Charlotte Greedy, 27, from Pontyclun, created a stunning children’s bedroom using items from ebay, Argos and IKEA.

Charlotte, a mum of two and social media influencer who shares her renovations at @missgreedyshome on Instagram, told money-saving community LatestDeals.co.uk: "I moved into my forever home last October and I really stressed about the box room as it wasn’t a suitable size for a small child who could sleep and also play in his room.

“I came up with the idea of buying a mid-sleeper which I found in Argos that cost £160. I then bought a Kallax cube from IKEA which cost £25.

"The Drona boxes were also from IKEA which were £3 each, then I bought personalised wooden words off ebay and superglued them onto the boxes to make an organised toy storage unit that I slotted underneath the bed!”

Charlotte and Brody are both over the moon with how the room renovation turned out.

"My youngest now has a den and toy storage unit under his bed which he can play under,” she added. "He absolutely loves it and the words on the boxes show him which storage box to put his toys in.

"He’s now four and is learning to read, and understands which box his toys go into by looking at the words. I also think it teaches him to tidy up!

"I never expected the room to meet my expectations but it's done that and more, and I'm so pleased with the space I’ve created.

"Brody loves his room; he was so excited to see it transformed.

"If anyone else has a home with a tiny box room like Brody’s, I highly recommend getting a mid-sleeper and adding a toy storage unit underneath - its opened the tiny room up loads as you can see!”

Tom Church, co-founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, says: “Playing with heights and textures is a great way to create interest and maximise the use of a small room. The mid-sleeper is such a popular style for younger kids, and it’s easy to see why - Brody’s room is seriously cool.”

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