Now that you’ve finally finished setting aside that special spot for your young sir or madam, you’ll need to fill it with something. Creating a nice place for a child to relax is difficult without some child-proof furniture that they can sprawl out on whilst playing, snacking or simply catching a little cat nap after a long day. Kids bean bags are the best option for those parents who want to support their child’s development in a safe, welcoming home environment. Here are some inspirational tips on including these great chairs and loungers in your child’s room. Children’s bedrooms often contain educational material everywhere you look. It’s no surprise that parents want their young ones to learn as much as they can, and to that effect, they surround them with books, games and even wallpaper and decorations that are intended to teach and stimulate. With a bean bag chair, any child can get used to absorbing information comfortably right from the start. When kids feel comfortable learning at home, they go on to do well with the task at school and during their interactions in later life so it’s important to build a physically attractive environment. Kids really know how to completely wreck any orderly arrangements you try to create. They can’t be blamed for their curiosity, nor for their boundless energy, but in the face of a child’s destructive power, it’s wise to take precautions. Furniture that’s too soft and weak will soon succumb to the forces of nature in the form of your kid, but fixtures that are too hard and unforgiving will injure tender youths upon their inevitable collisions. A bean bag is the perfect middle ground for addition to your child’s room.
Bean bags have come a long way since their invention, and their hard-wearing, easily cleanable construction goes to show it. A kid’s bean bag is an inexpensive addition to any home. With football and sports themes, as well as bright colourful styles and textures, they soon become preferred spots for kids in any home. As far as functionally appropriate interior decorating goes, a bean bag makes the best choice for keeping kids safely happy and comfy.
The rooms were decorated by Le Brun and demonstrated Italian influences, particularly that of Pietro da Cortona, with whom Le Brun studied while he was in Florence. Le Brun was influenced by the decorative style da Cortona devised for the decoration of the Pitti Palace in Florence, which influenced his style Louis XIV at Versailles. The quadratura style of the ceilings evoke Pietro Cortona’s Sale dei Planeti at the Pitti, but Le Brun’s decorative schema is more complex (Blunt, 1980; Campbell, 1977). In his 1674 publication about the grand appartement du roi, André Félibien described the scenes depicted in the coves of the ceilings of the rooms as allegories depicting the “heroic actions of the king” (Félibien, 1674). Accordingly, one finds scenes of the exploits of Augustus, Alexander the Great, and Cyrus alluding to the deeds of Louis XIV (Lighthart, 1997; Sabatier, 1999). For example, in the salon d’Apollon, the cove painting “Augustus building the port of Misenum” alludes to the construction of the port at La Rochelle; or, depicted in the south cove of the salon de Mercure is “Ptolemy II Philadelphus in his Library”, which alludes to Ptolemy’s construction of the Great Library of Alexandria and which accordingly serves as an allegory to Louis XIV’s expansion of the Bibliotheque du roi. Complementing the rooms’ decors were pieces of massive silver furniture. Regrettably, owing to the War of the League of Augsburg, in 1689 Louis XIV ordered all of this silver furniture to be sent to the mint, to be melted down to help defray the cost of the war (Berger, 1986; Dangeau, 1854–1860; Josephson, 1926; 1930; Marie, 1968, 1972, 1976; Nolhac, 1911; Verlet, 1985).