There is no doubt that dens are fun, little hideaways for your children to escape to and hold secret ‘no parents allowed’ meetings. Now, I’m sure your children are well-versed in making a great den, but why not surprise them with the one you have built especially for them and their friends.
Here’s how to wow them with your den making skills:
What You Will Need
Lots of Blankets
Cushions and Pillows
Once you have the frame in place, hang your blankets (or sheets) across them to create the den structure. Use clothes pegs to hold the blankets in place.
3.Decorate – now comes the fun bit, making the inside as cosy as possible. Lay blankets on the floor and fill the space with cushions, sleeping bags, bean bags…anything that will make the secret hideaway as comfortable as possible.
Add fairy lights, this will not only make the space look magical, but it also gives your children light to read books, tell stories or, most importantly, eat snacks!
Which leads us on to the most important part of any den, the snacks! There is something about eating food in a den that makes it taste that much better, so make sure it is full to the brim with delicious den-treats!
However, if you want a slightly easier, less timely way to build a den, then check out our collection of rather fabulous bunk beds for kids. Bunk beds are great space savers for your kids’ bedroom, plus the bottom bunk can be easily converted into a den. For the ambitious crafters, a bespoke curtain creates a permanent private reading den or simply hang a sheet from the top bunk and voila!