Red and yellow and… Who doesn’t love a rainbow? The thing I like best about them as a theme is that it’s so easy to customise pretty much anything to suit. Painted cot bars. Seven strips of fabric for a curtain. Paper lanterns. All cheap and easy updates. Check out Pinterest for some amazingly creative ideas. And, fortunately, there are loads of retail options too. Here are my favourites. This print from Dig the Earth,Â Â£32,Â is cool and cute in equal measure – should please children of all ages.
If you want more full-on wall decor, then may I direct you to Wall Candy Arts peel and stick wallpaper. It comes in blue or yellow, is relentlessly cheerful and reassuringly expensive at $169 for 4 rolls (plus $35 shipping from the US). It is fabulous though, no?
For a more subtle take, just add a Friends With You rainbow decal to a plain wall. A limited-edition of 20, so hurry, hurry if you’re a fan.Â â‚¬200, Colette.
I’m on the hunt for a super-cool height chart for Alf and I think my quest may be over. Loving the ultra-modern styling of this beauty from New Zealand-based Erupt Prints, aboutÂ Â£21, plus aboutÂ Â£4 p&p to the UK.
Our wooden Grimms stacking rainbow is one of the best gifts we ever received for Alfie. It looks gorgeous and is played with imaginatively and often. So I’m loving this mobile,Â â‚¬37.95, from our good friends at Shak-Shuka.
For the bed, it has to be Lulu & Nat’s iconic hand block-printed rainbow design. Check out their website for mega reductions on some items in the range – this quilt isÂ Â£59, reduced fromÂ Â£143. Little Baby Company also stocks the range if you don’t find the size you need.
If you find the whole rainbow arc motif too cutesy, these sleek hooks should appeal.Â Â£87, Nordic Elements.
This completely non-cutesy chicÂ Amy Kent rug isÂ Â£400 (yikes!) but is cool enough to see as an investment piece that can be part of your home for years to come. It measures 120 x 180cm and is handmade from wool and silk.
To accompany it on the floor, how about this lush large supersoft cotton cushion?Â Â£145, Pedlars.
And at the end of the rainbow? No, not a pot of gold, but a pair of frankly amazing vintage bookends that I’m sorely tempted to buy for myself. A total bargain at Â£10.95, Keep It Retro.