21 August 2014

Sofa bed vs. day bed

I've decided! I'm finally getting rid of the ugly sofa bed in our guest room. It's not even a proper sofa bed, but just one of those ugly grey metal frames with a folded futon on it. Uuurgh...

I'm thinking of either replacing it with a proper sofa bed - proper meaning one that actually looks like a normal sofa when it's not used for sleeping in - or a day bed.

 I've been looking around online for some inspiration, and found quite a few that i like. Now the question is, sofa bed or day bed?
The two lifestyle photos in the collage above are from Pinterest, the beige sofa bed is from Home Essentials through Catalogues247, and the lilac 2 seat sofa bed is from AHF.

This gorgeous white metal frame single day bed is from ASDA. It looks very girly in this picture, but with it being of such a simple design you can style it how you want. All you need is a throw and some stylish cushions.
Although the dream is to purchase this white wooden Hemnes day bed from IKEA. I've had my eye on this for ages as it's so clever - you can eiter use it as a sofa, a single bed, or you can pop up another bed from underneath so that it turns into a double bed. It's just a teeny bit expensive...

Wouldn't it be funny if I went for an olive green bed to match the focal wall of my guest room? ;)
Nah, maybe not... hehe.


18 August 2014

Choosing the right mattress for you



A good night’s sleep is essential for your health, and the first thing you need to make sure of when it comes to sleeping is that you have a good mattress. Not just any good mattress though, but one that is perfect for your body.

The best way to check whether your bed is too soft, too hard, or just perfect is to lay on your back and slide your had under your lower back. If your hand slides under too easily it means that your back is arched, and the bed is therefore too hard. If you’re struggling to slide your hand under your back it means that you’re putting too much pressure on your back and the bed is too soft. So take your time when choosing a mattress for your bed, as you don’t want to end up with back problems and deprive yourself of a good night’s sleep.

If you are sharing your bed with a partner and you have very different body sizes it could be worth getting separate mattresses. A double bed frame can hold two single mattresses, and this way you both get your perfect mattress without having to compromise. By placing a mattress topper on the two different mattresses it will still feel like one big mattress and you can easily snuggle up together without one of you laying on the gap.
A mattress topper is also beneficial due to the fact that it can prolong the life of your mattress. 


Also, when it comes to sharing a bed with your partner, the term 'bigger is better' is actually accurate. We all need to be able to shuffle around in bed without getting disturbed, or disturbing the person sleeping next to you.

It’s great to be able to buy online, but make sure you know what you are after before you click the purchase button. Choosing a mattress is all about taking your time, trying it, and not compromising on neither price, quality nor comfort. Mattress Next Day is one of the many mattress experts out there, and they will be able to help you pick out the perfect mattress for you, whether that is a king size mattress, a single mattress, a memory foam mattress, or even a mattress topper.


If you know what type of mattress you’re after it’s easier to filter down the options, and you will find your perfect mattress quicker. Here’s a quick guide to the main differences in mattresses:

Sprung mattresses provide good ventilation and distributes your weight evenly, eliminating extra pressure on any one part of the body.

Pocket springs move independently of each other and give support that closely follows how your body moves.

Memory foam moulds itself to your body and provides firm support while also being soft and resilient.

31 July 2014

Always look on the bright side of life

A couple of years ago I discovered the witty brand The Bright Side, and was immediately hooked! I found a makeup bag in a local store, and was giggling away to what was written on it; ‘Real life photoshop for my face’. It couldn’t get more honest than that!
And that’s what The Bright Side is all about – blunt and hilarious comments written is a scrappy style, that makes people laugh. 

Even though it was a makeup bag I bought at this time, The Bright Side mainly focuses on homeware, such as biscuit tins, mugs and baking items, but also note pads, signs, etc. You can see the majority of their range at Mollie & Fred – prepare to giggle!

I recently invested in a cake stand and some cake plates from this brand as I thought they looked really cute, and at the same time were hilarious

I mean – just read what it says on these plates!
The voices say I must eat cake”, and “Goodbye waistline, hello cake!
As I said before – very honest and witty comments, that reflects what people really are thinking in this situation.

The other 2 plates in the set of 4 say;
How bad can it be when there’s cake’, and ‘Me & cake are in love’.

And I’ve saved the best one for last – the main item in this set, which is the cake stand, says the absolutely brilliant comment of;
Put the cake on the plate & nobody gets hurt

The white fabric napkins with a lace edge and an embroidered ‘M’ on each of them, as well as the shabby chic style heart shaped napkin rings in white, were a gift from my grandma.
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