This is my entry into the Debenhams Dream Bedroom competition as seen on the award-winning bloggers Annie of Mammasaurus and Jen from Love Chic Living.
When I saw the competition I thought it was the perfect opportunity to let my imagination run wild, and create something completely different to what I have already, which is very plain, creams and golds. I wanted something that had a background that was fairly neutral but modern white and grey, but with pops of colour and humour….something to aid me out of the bed even on the bleakest of mornings.
So here is my entry :
Green Lustre Lamp by Betty Jackson – £50 x 2
Designer yellow pleated satin runner by Jasper Conran – Was £90 now £72
White Large Trunk by Matthew Williamson £50 x 2
Pink and Lilac velvet cushion Was £20 now £17.60 x 2
Wood Pink Oval Mirror – £20
Capri cushion by Bedeck £40
Princesse tam tam silk chemise – was £61 NOW £18.30
White ‘Seersucker’ bedding set – £63 x 2
Yellow NEON STRIPE Wallart by Graham & Brown £20
Pets roch pop soup cushion was £35 NOW £28 x 2
L’amour Easy Fit Shade by Litecraft Was £129 NOW £1o3.20
Grey ‘Tennesee’ fabric bedframe Was £875 NOW £630
Sleepeezee Back Ease Mattress : Was £1340 NOW £536
Total £ 3,284. 70
Prices are correct at time of publishing, they can of course vary as offers change.
I decided that any self-respecting dream bedroom, needed a beautiful bed, so I went for a gorgeous Tennesee bedframe. Solid and well made, I think the colour gives a real anchor to the room. Of course I needed to go for a mattress too, and I spotted this amazing bargain mattress for less than half price and as both myself and Tall Dad suffer with a bad backs, this would be bliss to sleep on I’m sure! I added bedding, two sets, to make it easier for laundering. Then I needed to layer colour and texture to the bed, so some luxurious (2 of each) cushions, and a beautiful silk throw. I love the Pets roch pop soup cushion, and I thought it was important to add a bit of humour, and having just bought a puppy, very appropriate!
We decided to go for a large sofa, big enough for 3/4 people and a small sofa, which comfortably seats two.
After much deliberation we plumped for leather again, as its easier to keep clean with a preschooler. I say this whilst hiding felt tips from the little minx!
I purchased them from Sofa Sofa. A friend, had recommended the company to me, as being great value for money, but fantastic quality. I was really, very impressed with the company as a whole. They communicated with me via email, and even gave me a courtesy call, to let me know they had my order. Very impressive. They arrived exactly at the date we had prearranged. I had asked them to delay the delivery slightly as I wasn’t ready for them.
The delivery men were friendly but professional unpacking the sofas, which were wrapped in cloth as well as plastic to protect them, and taking this away with them. They asked me to take my time and check the sofas were to my satisfaction. Such a fantastic experience, I would wholeheartedly recommend them. This is not in any way a sponsored post, as I paid the full retail price for them, I just wanted to share my experience.
I love the sofas, as the are quite vintage looking, with the low slung arms, but classic in shape. They are extremely comfortable (which I was worried about, as I was buying them online) and in a warm but light colour.
I have bought new cushions too. A very subdued collection for me, in golds and teal. The gold cushions were both from Debenhams. The cushion behind, is by Betty Jackson and has a gold thread running through the woven fabric. The second is from John Rocha and is described as gold foil velour.
I have included two teal cushions, a spotty one, that can been seen on the above photograph, of the two seater, from John Lewis. Finally, I have the cushion below, which I actually won in a competition. It’s from Liberty, and is hand painted, and made of slub silk. I love it, I don’t think it is made any longer, but I love that it doesn’t match anything else, makes it even more special.
I do have throws, that we use too for when it gets a little chilly in the evening, but I would love to have some teal ones. They are on my wish list at the moment, I’m open to suggestions, if you happen to see any snuggly ones, please let me know.
So there you have my two new Sofas and cushions. My next post on my living room makeover will be about an piece of funiture, that I have been lucky enough to review from a fantastic company called Fashion for Home. I have included them in a recent I Love Mondays feature.
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