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Monday, 28 July 2014

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A Pocketful of Dreams – Transform your Wendy house

Wendy houses are a fantastic addition to any garden. For such a small space, so much can be created from it – their versatility means you can transform the space into almost anything you desire. So why not get ahead of SS13 and start planning your dream Wendy house today ready in time for when spring comes around. Here are two ideas to get you started...


The Tea Room

What could be better than reading the Sunday papers with a steaming mug of tea, sat comfortably in a gorgeous tea room at the bottom of your garden? It’s the ultimate retreat to escape to, and is easily created. Think bunting, wrought iron table and chairs, over sized tea pots, a multitude of cushions, white wash walls and you’re almost there. Floral prints and pastel shades will add a fabulously feminine feel to this space. Check out Hillarys blinds in Ireland – their range of window coverings will be perfect for your new Wendy House. Finally, take a stash of your favourite books, put the kettle on and lose sense of time in your brand new tea room Wendy house.


The Play Room

A Wendy house is the perfect den for your children. Why not make a half-term of it and get your kids to help decorate? Keep the decor as mix-match and kitsch as possible, using warm, bright colours. It doesn’t have to cost the earth to decorate either – many fixtures can be made on the cheap, for example why not try knocking together driftwood for stools, tables and shelves (don’t forget to paint these for full effect). Fitting a small day bed might be easier than trying to fit a full-sized sofa into the den, and beanbags are of course a necessity for all the story-time to be had.


It’s a great space for the kids to get as creative as they like in a place where you don’t have to worry too much about the mess. Instead of bunting why not use string and pegs to hang your children’s paintings up?


Wendy houses are also a great place to keep pets like rabbits or guinea pigs during the winter months, as well as being a great space to pursue design and craft hobbies. What would you do with yours?

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