2016 marks 100 years since the birth of much-loved children’s author Roald Dahl and to mark the centenary of the occasion, online retailer Curtains.com has launched a collection of curtains and cushions that feature illustrations from the books that have been entertaining children the world over for decades now. Roald Dahl was born on September 13th, which has been designated as the official Roald Dahl day so it seems very fitting that Curtains.com should launch this new collection at this time of year. I have such fond memories of reading Roald Dahl’s books as a child and so many of my summer holidays were spent with my nose in his books. I think this was probably my first experience of reading a book that I could not put down until the final page had been turned. I would have loved to have been able to decorate my childhood bedroom with items inspired by the books, especially if they featured the beautiful illustrations of Quentin Blake. And now as an adult, with a family of my own, I can’t wait to start reading Roald Dahl books to my children. My daughter Matylda already has a box set and unsurprisingly her favourite book is Matilda. When she’s old enough to actually read the stories, I’m sure she’ll enjoy them just as much as I did. And maybe she’d like to decorate her room with Roald Dahl curtains and cushions.
What do you think? A winner for kids’ bedrooms?