Duvet Cover Update from Yorkshire Linen

I am not ashamed to admit that recently, I have become addicted to buying new bed linen. I went to Primark recently and treated myself to a new duvet set and got really excited about getting a new grey sheet to match. WHO AM I? WHAT HAVE I TURNED INTO? I always find myself browsing through sites and have spotted Yorkshire Linen a couple of times due to the fact that they offer reasonably priced bedding as well as curtains, cushions, home essentials and kitchen and dining homeware.

I do love when I put new bedding on the bed and it gives my room a whole new look really, I generally choose darker colours or even white/grey bedding. When the lovely people at Yorkshire Linen asked to work with me, I was able to choose some new bedding to review at home. This beautiful stag print duvet caught my eye as I absolutely adore stags and would happily have a room dedicated to this. They were very generous and sent me a king size set which is the size of my duvet. I wish my room looked the stock photo from the site however I have no fireplace or exposed brick walls. I still like that it warmed my room up a bit and gave it a refresh.

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I thought I would choose some of the site’s pieces that would help accessorize my room some more.

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I think this little Bear Hug door stop is gorgeous and the beige would look fab in my room with the duvet set. I also love this check throw for over the bed, red looks fab with beige tones and makes it look very cosy and autumnal. I can’t wait to add some accessories to my room to make it look really warm and lovely.

I hope you like this post and feel inspired to change-up your bedroom colours and bed linen.

Laura x

*as per my post, I received a duvet set from Yorkshire Linen, but all opinions are my own.

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How to turn your Bathroom into an in House Spa

If you have been reading my blog, you will have seen that last week I did a collaboration piece with Rogers of York around my inspiration for a living room. Needless to say I have been inspired to write about some more rooms in my dream house; starting with the bathroom and how to make it feel more like a home-spa. I was reading an article from the Better Decorating Bible which inspired me to write my own cheap and chic version of how to make your bathroom more like a spa.

I don’t know about you but while I have been viewing houses etc, every bathroom I have walked into has felt the same, and just like the last bathroom I viewed. This has been because a few of them have been new builds and every bathroom looks identical anyway but normally they are just functional and not homely like the rest of your domain. I think a few touches in a bathroom would make it feel like a plush home spa and somewhere you would love to go and relax to pamper yourself.

First up I would furnish a bathroom with a cabinet of some fashion but I’m not a huge fan of those cabinets that fix onto the wall. My choice would be this John Lewis Jakarta Bathroom Caddy at £75.00. It’s not the cheapest you can find on the John Lewis website and they have a vast range but it is my favourite and looks amazingly chic just like a proper spa.

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When it comes to accessories I have narrowed it down to 2 different styles which obviously would depend on the style you are going for in your bathroom. The first is a George at Asda Natural Sandstone set with items starting from as little as £4.00 and the second is a George at Asda Quilted effect accessories kit starting as little as £3.00. Both sets would look awesome in a bathroom and give it more of a luxurious feel.

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Now I will admit to being a bit of a fusspot and mirrors are no exception. I hate mirrors with stuff all over them or sparkly bits etc, and when I get my own house, my bathroom will have a simple mirror but that would look good in a spa. My favourite is the Bloomingville square copper mirror from Next but its more on the expensive side again at £69. I have found a slightly different copper mirror from Oliver Bonas which is the round hanging mirror costing £35.00.

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There are plenty more things you could add to your bathroom to make it more like a home spa however I am wary having walked into some house viewings and the bathroom is over filled with stuff, that too many accessories could make it look busy. I like a bathroom to look clean but also somewhere where I could relax when I need to.

I hope you liked my bathroom post and I will be doing some more rooms in the house in the next month so keep your eyes peeled. Don’t forget to check out the Better Decorating Bible page for inspiration and the UK Bathrooms website for furniture and other bathroom items.

Laura x

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My Dream Living Room*

As you are all aware from several tweets/blog posts, I am currently attempting to get my foot on the ladder and buy my first home at the age of 24! Needless to say I am saving my hardest to get the best deposit together that I can and that sometimes means going without new clothes etc, but I know it will pay off when I have my own home.

As you can imagine, I spend a lot of time combing Pinterest for home inspiration and browsing shops for bits and pieces that slowly seem to be mounting up. One area that I always fantasize about would be the living room/lounge as that’s where I picture myself cosied up watching endless amounts of Netflix and eating salad Sweets & Crisps!!! I have been browsing shops in the last few months and stumbled upon Rodgers of York. When I say stumbled, I knew it was there but I always anticipated that everything they stocked would be way out of my price range. I was pleasantly surprised when I realised that they have a fantastic range and so much of it is affordable for a first time buyer like myself. I have decided to create a moodboard of my fantasy living room using some of the fab collection from Rodgers of York as well as some other homewares that I love.

First up I created a Neutral Inspired moodboard with a gorgeous cream sofa with soft yellow and grey furnishings. I selected wood flooring in a grey colour as I think it really compliments the colours of the furniture and the wallpaper etc. All the items can be found at Rodgers of York from some of the amazing suppliers that they stock in store.

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I decided to create a second moodboard with a more country/checked feel to it. I would love this in my home with lots of stag print cushions etc. I already have a model stag head which was a gift for christmas last year and can’t wait to buy my home so I can put it up.

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Once again, all the products are stocked through Rodgers of York and I absolutely love all the dark hues. I adore the pale wallpaper with the world print on it like a treasure map, this is something I would love in my home. The sofa looks super comfy and with some pale wool cushions on there or terracotta, I think it would make it even comfier.

So needless to say, I spent a fair amount of time trudging around Rodgers earlier this year getting lots and lots of inspiration. I even went up and down the carpet section checking them all out! Normally I’m not a fan of home or DIY shopping but since I have buying my home top of my agenda at the moment then it seems fitting to spend lots of time browsing the shops! If you haven’t been to Rodgers of York before then I suggest checking this lovely place out. It’s located at Monks Cross in York and from the outside doesn’t look that big but it’s a real Tardis inside and has sooo much for you to choose from.

I am also loving block wooden furniture at the moment like dining sets etc and if you are looking for some fab pieces then check out the Trade Furniture Company who have some fabulous wooden pieces with some great Indian inspired furniture.

I hope you liked my home inspiration. Have you done any moodboards like this recently?

Laura x

*this post was written in collaboration with Rodgers of York*

 

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