Mum Creates Fairytale Book-Themed Room To Encourage Daughter To Read
One mum has created a fairytale book-themed bedroom to spark her two-year-old's imagination - and the result is magical!
One mum has had enough of her two-year-old swiping on a tablet and aimlessly watching the TV. Instead, she has created a fairytale book-themed bedroom to spark her little girl’s imagination - filled with characters from children’s stories, to inspire her to read.
Mum Kerry Wright from Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, used to make props for Pinewood studios and now works from home setting up her own sculpting and art business, as well as looking after her two-year-old daughter Chloe.
So, with the help of her brother Daniel, who is a painter by profession, Kerry created a timeless book-themed bedroom for her daughter. And it’s pretty incredible.
Talking about the fairytale-themed room, Kerry said: "A few months back I was lying in bed with the idea of a book themed bedroom in my head.
I wanted to create a timeless room for my daughter, who is now two-years-old. She loves thinking she can read books. She is having a few learning difficulties and has only just started walking. There is no denying she is a very clever girl but just struggling in different areas. It does not worry me as I know she is her own little person and is just going at her own pace."
"So this is where I got the idea for her toy box. I absolutely love the quote, it sums Chloe up all in one."
"I decided to paint the door in the style of a book. I wanted the idea that the door is the book cover and as you open the door you are opening the book to the amazing stories that unfold inside the room."
She continued: "There are over 90 books on the wall and there is space for more for when Chloe gets older and chooses her favourite books that I can then paint on top. I want Chloe to be able to point characters out to me and ask me who they are. I will then be able to get out the book and read it to her.
"I don’t have all the books yet but every time I see one that is on her wall I add it to the collection."
"I have acquired a lot in charity shops as everything I have done in this room is on a budget from the furniture to the bed sheets. I also made a patchwork quilt using lots of pieces of Dr Seuss material. This took many hours, but is something I’m hoping she can pass down to her children as well as the Roald Dahl cushions."
And they lived happily ever after…