Tips for cosy kids’ dens & beautiful lighting

Denbuilding tips for kids cover 2Children love building dens, and we want to encourage their creativity in making their own spaces. At our #MyDen Hangout, several mums shared their children’s dens and we got advice on good den-building materials as well as how to sympathetically and safely light children’s spaces.

Watch the hangout to find out:

  • Ways to get more creative with dens (at 5:10)
  • Ideas for making the lighting in dens cosier (7:20)
  • Interesting materials to use, including mosquito net and boxes (4:53 and 10:20)
  • Advice for children with sight issues or colour blindness (12:50)
  • Different moods created by coloured lights (18:20)
  • And much more!

Watch the video now!


The hangout was sponsored by Philips Lighting. Children can use in their dens or rooms the Philips and Disney Imaginative Lighting range with cute character lights. The Disney-themed lights are designed to inspire your little heroes’ creativity, projecting a world of light around them, lighting up their dens and play spaces.

Win your own Philips Disney light

You can take part in the Philips’ #MyDen competition: They’re asking parents to share images of their children’s dens to win a prize. Simply upload a photo, video or drawing of your child’s den on Twitter with #MyDen. Or upload your entry on the Philips Light See What Light Can Do Facebook page for your chance to win a Philips and Disney light.

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Becky from Baby Budgeting

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Helen from Kiddy Charts

Pippa from Red Rose Mummy


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About Jennifer Howze

Jennifer Howze is the Creative Director and co-founder of BritMums. She blogs about family travel at, tweets at @JHowze and Instagrams at @JHowze. Previously, she wrote the Alpha Mummy blog at The Times and as a journalist has contributed to The Times, The Guardian, The Independent, The Wall Street Journal, Travel & Leisure, Budget Travel,, Allure, SELF and Premiere, among others. She won The Maggie Award from the Planned Parenthood Federation of America for a health article in Seventeen magazine.