The stuff of dreams
Remember that your bedroom should be a relaxing space so try not to clutter it up too much. Ensuring that your bed is the focal point is key – after all we spend a third of our life sending up the Zzzzs – so make sure you invest in good quality, colour co-ordinating linen and lots of cushions for supreme sleeping.
A few accent accessories such as statement lighting, a rug and a little touch of nature such as the very on-trend pampas grass as seen here are perfect finishing touches.
DETAILS: Harlow double bed in Denim Chessnea Stripe and Light Oak legs, £1,100; Isaac footstool in Koala Chelsea Linen, £260 and all other accessories from sofa.com
When it comes to dressing for a posh dinner, go all out – and not just in the sartorial sense. Your table should always look the part, too, if you’re inviting guests round for a stylish supper.
There’s an abundance of choice when it comes to cool crockery, cutlery and glassware to adorn your kitchen or dining table. Whether you go high end or budget you’ll find something to suit your own style – or even gastronomic theme.
We particularly love how these graphic print plates and complementary pastel linen coloured accessories lift things (above).
DETAILS: Items pictured are from Sainsbury’s Home Desert Escape dining collection. Available pieces include plates, bowls, platters and glasses. Prices start from £3.75 for a cereal bowl or side plate. Available from all Sainsbury’s Home stores. www.sainsburyshome.co.uk
Sometimes investing in a new sofa or occasional chair can have enough of an impact in terms of making a room feel decidedly different without doing a total overhaul.
Going for something in a bolder hue, such as this beautiful indigo shade (above), or perhaps an eye-catching print is the easiest way to add drama to a scheme.
Or you can do so courtesy of a patterned rug or perhaps a new painting or series of images. Keeping a predominant colour theme going with just these smaller touches will still make a big difference.
DETAILS: Plumpton Extra Large Scatter Back Sofa in Aqua Clean Navy, £1,799;
Albany coffee table, £399; abstract leaf carved rug, £219-£289 and all other accessories. www.marksandspencer.com