12.07.18 / Blog

Making the most of family time this summer

There’s so much to love about the summer. It’s when many of us go on holidays abroad or enjoy a well earnt staycation at a favourite spot in the UK. It’s when we seek out day trip activities and evening entertainment, spend time with friends, visit relatives and make lots of time for our families.

We all choose to spend our time differently, but when the kids are off school, one thing we’ll all agree on is the importance of time spent at home. The calm moments you share as a family when a busy day is over, the joint anticipation of a big day out, or that excitable chatter when imaginations start generating the next ‘big idea’. As a family-run business, we know how precious these moments are, and that’s why we have designed our Little Chatsworth collection especially to help you make the most of them.

Sometimes it’s fun to not have an itinerary, to just see where the day takes you. It could be a PJ day, or a day of baking, den-making, playing in the garden, cuddling on the sofa, painting, reading… Our Little Chatsworth Tall Boy comes with a choice 5 or 7 drawers, meaning there’s always plenty of space for the clothes your little ones will need. It has beech ply inners to ensure its strong and durable – meaning it will hold withstand a lot of outfit changes after the inevitable grass-stains and paint spillages.

You’re always busy before an occasion that requires a smart outfit. However long you have to get ready, somehow there is never enough time when your kids are involved! To ease the last-minute stress, hang up their ‘bests’ the night before in the spacious Little Chatsworth Wardrobe. Keep creases at bay by popping their outfits on at the last minute. The two drawers in the wardrobe are perfect for storing shoes, so you don’t have to hunt all round the house for a matching pair! Time-saving and stylish.

After a long, fun-filled day, nothing beats winding down for bed. We all have our special pre-sleep ‘rituals’; hot chocolate, a bed time story or a cuddle. Dip the lamp that lives on your Little Chatsworth Bedside Cupboard and when they start to nod off, pop their favourite bedtime book in the handy space above the cupboard. If they stir, it’s on hand should you want to carry on reading.

Creative, messy, hands-on days are so much fun. There are plenty of ways you can express those imaginations; painting, papier-mâché, playdough, modelling clay, mask-making or creating Lego masterpieces. When the day is done, and the ideas have come to life, you’re going to need somewhere to display the finished pieces! The Little Chatsworth Bookcase has adjustable shelves for exactly this purpose. When choosing what colour you’d like the bookcase to be, think about the kinds of things you might display on it – why not try a contrasting colour?

As your kids grow up, their hobbies will inevitably change. It could be toys and teddies now, but in a few years they’re going to need somewhere to keep sports equipment, art materials, all those extra pairs of shoes… Our Toy Box has been designed to withstand the test of time. The soft close system reduces the risk of fingers being trapped, and it has plenty of space. No more excuses for not having a tidy room!

Knowing you have the storage that meets the demands of your busy life means you can really enjoy those moments at home. If you’re interested in our Little Chatsworth range, get in touch with us via Facebook, or use our contact form here.