Friday, 4 October 2013

My Bed Love


Aloha Sprinklerinos,

This past year I have had the good fortune to stay over in quite a few beautiful hotels. For me, what makes or breaks a hotel is the bed. I like the sheets to be crisp, the pillows to be plentiful and the mattress fit for a princess. In short, I am a high maintenance diva who knows exactly what she wants!



When we moved into our home 4 years ago (wow time flies!), we went from a fully furnished rental to a sparse in-need-of-repairs house. The very first thing we bought was a bed and despite it being a rushed purchase, to this day I am happy with our decision. 


We opted for the 'Liervik' bed frame and Sultan Flokenes memory foam mattress from IKEA, which totalled £505. One of the best £505 I have ever spent. Added to that we spent £30 on a reeeaaaaallllyyy (I'm talking in excess of 5m) string of white LED fairy lights to wrap round the bedframe. Ikea only seem to stock these lights around Christmas so if you are after some, keep your eyes peeled. 


For 4 years we just threw on our current (polyester filled I think?) duvet which was super cosy and regular old pillows. The only person who regularly gets new pillows is Miss Darcy and that's because she is a sweaty little sleeper and I want her to feel fresh when she wakes up. 

So, back to the first paragraph. After staying in some b-e-a-utiful hotels this year, I decided I wanted to bring a little bit of that luxury into my bedroom and so splashed out on some gorgeous new bedding to give my slumber a little zing. 



We opted for a John Lewis Goose Down 10.5 tog duvet in 'King Size' despite our bed only being a double- we want extra cosyness. I was a luxury buy at £160 but ermihgerd every time I hear that crinkle and rustle I think my heart melts just a little bit. To go with the duvet we bought the Olivia Bedding as all our other covers would have been too small. The sheeting is incredibly soft with just enough detail to make it interesting but not enough to clash with anything else in the room- I have always been a sucker for white bedding. 

The pillows are hollowfibre and from Dunnes Homestore for £13 each. I considered purchasing feather ones but my purse was hurting and asked me to hold out a while!


We also bought Baby Glitter new bedding but I will save that for another post if you are interested? Oh, and what did we do with our old duvet? We laid it ontop of the mattress and then lay the sheet over that- hai there most amazing night sleep ever sandwiched between two duvets. Give it a go, your well rested body will thank you. 

Overall, a big ol' spend but oh-so-worth it. I have completely abandoned my home office and have worked from my bed almost every evening this week! What a life!! 

In time I will be adding more pillows and maybe a throw, but for now, this is my haven.

Please do tell me what you do to make your bed your nest and if you have any 'best night sleep ever' tips, leave them in the comments! 


Toodlepip!

xx

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122 comments:

  1. Those fairy lights are so pretty!

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  2. Theres nothing like lovely bedding!
    Love the lights too!




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    xox

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  3. Where did you get your wallpaper? Aloha from Las Vegas

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  4. This is EXACTLY what I've been up to lately too! I love the feel of luxurious hotel bedding! I have a queen bed but got myself a king size feather doona a cover to go with it. And the feeling of 1200 thread count sheets! Such a diva, but totally worth it! :P Love your post :) XO

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  5. I love white linen, it makes everything look so clean and crisp <3 And I wish I had a headbord I could hang fairy ligths on, it looks so cozy!

    xo Floor
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  6. I don't know if you've ever talked about it, but how does Matt feel about the "girly-ness" of the room? :)

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  7. If you're looking for more luxurious bed linen and bedding, go to John Lewis during the Clearance where they have Special Buy products, they're just the same quality only an awful lot less!

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  8. love love love

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  9. Lovely blogpost! :) X.

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  10. That is gorgeous (we have a king size duvet on our double bed too) and I desperately want a feather duvet but my asthma doesn't allow for this in the least :( . I am happy with good old M&S best quality polyester duvet with modal sheets on instead. Maybe one day they will come up with a down duvet that doesn't set my asthma off! x

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    1. Have you tried a micro-fibre duvet, it's a man made duvet but feels more or less like goose down. I have this one: http://www.outofeden.co.uk/.-Microfibre-Hotel-Duvets-13-5-Tog-~2552.htm
      It rustles etc and the best thing is that you don't get that weird smell like you do with goose down :)

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  11. Love this! Sleeping between two duvets is the loveliest and comfiest thing ever! x

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  12. This looks soooo cosy!! Any advice on how to convince your other half that fairy lights around the headboard isn't 'too girly'? xx

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  13. Lovely photos, lovely post!
    So jealous of your bedroom!
    Look so great!

    Greetings from Slovakia
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  14. The fairy lights are just so cute!

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    xx

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  15. Great post a nice light read I love new sheets too! they are so comfy x

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  16. Your bed looks amazing, I'm a massive fan of fairy light's and recently got some from Primark to go by the side of my bed there wired heart shapes.

    Jess xxx

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  17. You have no idea how torturous it is to read this when I have to put up with a very cheap mattress in my uni accommodation! Super jealous, but thanks for the ideas for the future :)

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  18. I'm moving house a week today and bought a new duvet set yesterday. So excited to start getting my new place sorted out and decorated just right! New duvet is next on the list, although I didn't think to do that under the sheet trick with the old duvet!

    Alana Gets Healthy

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  19. I have been searching for the perfect duvet for my bed at Uni since the start of the year. Have had no luck since nothing nice comes in single! yours is beautiful! xx

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  20. I'm getting the exact same bed soon, everyone seems to have it though ha!
    I'd love to see a post about Darcy's room not just her bedding.

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  21. What a pretty princess bed, wish my bed looked that cute 2 Girls and a Blog

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  22. Lovely post! You're lucky your husband is okay with your room being so pink :')

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  23. I just love fresh sheets, it feels so lovely and relaxing! Your bed looks gorgeous with all the fairy lights Louise, I love that little detail!

    Ellie x

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  24. goose down duvets are AMAZING! ^_^

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    xx

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  25. I have a weakness for comfortable bedding as well. When I get my own place I want to be able to buy a KING sized bed with the most luxurious bedding. I think the bed is a place where it's ok to splurge because it's where we recharge! We should feel as comfortable as we can when we sleep!

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  26. I adore fairy lights! They're gorgeous! I have little pink fluffy ones in my room currently and they are just my favourite thing!

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  27. I wish I could have a snuggly bed like yours.. Unfortunately my partner is a hot sleeper and I have to cope with cool and light (not snuggly and warm) :(

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  28. So so pretty
    I love fairy lights ! xox


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  29. looks so pretty!

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  30. Can never beat the feeling of a hotel bed! I like that you tried to emulate that feeling at home :)

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  31. beautiful! Love the crocheted pink pillow with the house :)

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  32. It looks gorgeous! Nothing beats the feeling of a comfy bed.
    Katie x

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  33. Just a suggestion, maybe get someone else to proofread your posts before you publish them, I noticed a few missing letters and words here and there. :)

    Love the new bedding though, looks so cozy and goes with the white frame so nicely! Also, count me in on team Loving the Fairy Lights!

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  34. there's literally nothing nicer to me that freshly washed sheets, I always sleep so much better! I love your bed, can't wait to get a new one when I move house

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  35. Its definitely worth investing in nice bedding. We got a memory foam mattress and it is amazing. I spent £50 on a pillow, which was the best £50 I have ever spent. I've had the pillow 3 years and it hasn't flattened at all. It is a springy as the day I bought it. I'm all for getting a bigger duvet than your bed too. It saves fighting over it in the night and is so much more snuggly :)

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  36. There's nothing better than having new bedding or freshly washed sheets! I hope you make a post of baby Glitter's new bedding!

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    xox

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  37. Love your bedroom! xxx

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    Emily xxx

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  38. You have the nicest/cutest bedroom!
    x

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  39. Such a lovely sleeping space. Loving all the lights intertwined with the headboard.

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  40. just lovely!!


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  41. just like my bed! so cute, love it :)

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  42. Err Yesterday I was in Target I did every house stuff decorations hallways! It's so relaxing to see everything, I have my mental home in my head, it's so cute I can't wait to be on my own in my apartment! Your bed is very cute and I also want Leds wrapped around my bed! I find it so peacefull! Also, don't your husband bother that your bedroom is that pinky-girly theme? :O haha, however it's absolutely cute! xx
    ps: and I am curious about Baby Glitter's bedroom as well!

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  43. Ooooohhh it never occurred to me to put a duvet underneath the sheets!! that is a brilliant idea, definitely trying it out! :D

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  44. Every time I stay in a hotel I think.."ahhh I love white bedding! I must get some" but I never quite get round to it! Your set up looks so cosy and snugly!

    Liz xx

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  45. I genuinely think I just fell in love with your bed, this is not good... x

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  47. I love white bedding too! I have a magical black wrought iron bed frame, and my white sheets & pillows create such an awesome stark contrast. love love loveeeeeeee!

    xo AL
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  48. I have the same bed (though with a different Ikea foam mattress) and I love it. It doesn't hurt that the frame is on the tall side, because we can hide quite a few boxes and things underneath, haha. This may sound odd but my "best night sleep" decision was to get two separate duvets for me and my boyfriend - both of us are blanket-stealers, so before we had two one of us would always wake up cold. :/ Of course I got matching ones, so they don't look ridiculous sitting on top of each other.

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  49. Ohh your bedding matches your wallpaper amazingly. I loooove this. *envy*
    xoxo Zoe

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  50. I desperately want to get a new mattress and bedding for my room. I tried last year but my husband was incredibly resistant. I think it was because I wanted floral and he prefers plain or stripes. However I've amended my floral to just plain snuggly after reading this post.

    Mana
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  51. Wat ziet dat er gezellig uit zeg!! Mooi gedaan!

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    1. Je weet dat ze nu geen idee heeft van wat je zegt! ;)

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  52. I can't wait to be able to start decorating and furnishing a room from scratch one day! Your room is always so beautiful <3

    Jenny xx
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  53. I love the lights! :)<3
    xoxo
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  54. Aww your bedroom is so cosy!
    xoxo

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  55. The fairy lights, as always, makes it look so dreamy. Love it!

    Jes | Naturally Jes

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  56. The sheer amount of pinkness in your bedroom definitely tells us who wears the pants in your family! Haha :)

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  57. Great look Louise! Love Love Love the fairy lights!

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  58. Really really love this!
    xleah symonne x

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  59. Oh multiple duvets are where it's at. I can be a bit if a boisterous sleeper and a massive duvet stealer whist I'm asleep, so my boyfriend and I agreed to have a duvet each! Poor Darren kept waking up in the night wondering where the duvet had gone, but now he has his own, he doesn't need to worry. I've no idea why I turn so greedy as soon as I fall asleep!

    Lucy x The New Northerner

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  60. We have the same bed! :) I put paper ball latern lights on my bed frame instead! I really love this bed! :)

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  61. Oh my god, that looks so inviting!! After seeing this my bed defo needs a revamp! xx

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  62. I have that bed and wallpaper.. Love it the best bed from ikea! ;)
    xxx
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  63. I love the feeling of new beddings!
    Probably the best feeling ever!

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  64. I LOVE your bed! I am moving out to my first appartment in a couple of weeks and I was still looking for the perfect bedscene. I am definitely getting the same bed as yours with the lights! It's so beautiful and yet so simple and not expensive at all! You really are such an inspiration Louise - you're so real and I feel like I can relate to you so much. Sorry for the emotional comment haha.

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  65. The 'putting the duvet on top of the mattress and putting a sheet over' idea sounds amazing! A very cosy nights sleep indeed!




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  66. I love the details on that cover! I don't sleep under a comforter, because I always get too hot no matter how thin the comforter is.. But you can do a lot with nice blankets too!

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  67. I love how you've arranged everthing!
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  68. I love your new bedding! It looks so cozy and warm!

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  69. Your bed and wall are so so pretty! So girly and yet so grown-up. I love the lights and the new bedding.

    xo Mel
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  70. I was only thinking recently how much I wish I had new bedding. It just makes SUCH a difference! Enjoy every last stitch of it :)
    Love from Jasmine @ rabbit-wood.blogspot.com
    xo

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  71. I slept between two duvets last night at my friends. Although it was on a sofa bed it was still really snuggly xxx

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  72. Is your husband okay with the bedroom interior? Sleeping in such cuteness for a guy may be a bit hard, hihi! I love it! :)

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  73. I love two things in life...stationary and bedding :) I am such a sucker for white bed linen and I would love to have fairylights like yours on my heard board!

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  74. Hi Louise I love your blog and that new bedding looks so nice and I would love to see Darcy's new bedding and was wondering if you could follow my new blog at:
    maddieandfashionx.blogspot.co.uk
    Anyway I hope to see Darcy's bedding soon and IILY!

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  75. Please do some research into down duvets. The process of collecting goose feathers is extremely cruel, and often the geese are slaughtered as a result.

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  76. My top tip for a good nights sleep is sprinkle some lavender oil onto your pillow case, it works a treat :) Both my mum and I have serious sleeping issues, and lavender oil is like our fairy dust!

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  77. Very elegant and expensive looking - love it Louise!! I am also a massive fan of those fairy lights, which have lasted me 3 years on my own bed frame and are still going strong.

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  78. Oh My Gosh I would LOVE to have fairy lights in my bedroom, but sadly I have no where to hang them! Come stop by my blog Lovelies, I love to make new bloggy friends xx

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  79. You are making me sleepy thinking about it! :O
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  80. beautifully and revelation :)

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  81. I really do love those fairy lights! I'll have to pop into Ikea to try and find some as soon as Christmas comes closer!

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  82. Those lights look way better than the cheap standard christmas lights I have in my room! I also do like having a ton of pillows when I go to bed, it feel's more cozy and snug!

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  83. I've been after some fairy lights like that for ages because I have a similar style bed frame, will have to do an Ikea trip nearer Christmas!

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  85. Oh I looooove sleeping in a duvet sandwich! When I'm older (ie. when I have money) I'm going to have feather duvets, pillows and mattresses along with thousands of scatter cushions, I love beds!

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  86. The fairylights is sooo pretty, love them!:D<3

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  87. nothing better than a cosy girly room!

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  88. You have the same bed as us! It's the best bed I've ever bought as no matter how many times we redecorate it goes with everything. My bad is very important to me as I sleep there, relax there and work there! I love getting new sheets whenever I can as I love to constantly be changing things up! I have lots of cushions on my bed for the day time which I take off at night.
    I'm loving the idea of the duvet under the sheet, definitely going to give it a go. xxx

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  89. So pretty! Moving next year to Atlanta from England to be with my boyfriend and cannot WAIT to decorate our new house! xx

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  90. Just decorated my new uni room, wish I had seen this before, I am inspired!!

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  91. I too have a goose down duvet we received as a present when moving in didn't realise how much they cost! I honestly can say its the comfiest duvet I've owned feels amazing when you first jump into bed at night

    Carrieanne x

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  92. I'm terrible at sleeping in general, but the biggest contributor to sleepless nights is not having the right blanket/comforter. I can't sleep without MY blanket, but it's not like it's a baby blanket deal. I've only had the one I use now for three years. It's just that, once I get used to a blanket, sleeping soundly without it is near impossible.

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  94. My grandad always said the two most important things to spend money on are your mattresses and your shoes. He was right :) x

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  95. I have this bedding too! I love it xx

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  96. Your room looks gorgeous! Inspiration for me to get up and go and tidy my own room now! ;)
    Rachel xx

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  97. I love new bedding soooo much!
    Although I got a fancy new duvet cover for Christmas, and had to stop using it :(
    My duvet kept slipping down to the bottom! I will wait and put it on my spare bed when I get one, as its too pretty to throw out with all its white silky ruffles!

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    Ta, Amanda :)

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  98. serious in love with the bedding!!

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  99. I love your bedding and these lights! Looking nice and romantic!

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  100. Just about to move into my first flat so I've been hoarding some new soft furnishings to make the place feel cosy! I've splurged on a wonderfully cosy throw and some matching pillows that I can't wait to have on my new bed! I have loved your fairy lights for so long now and stil keep my eye out for them when I go to ikea, they definitely make any room so cute and cosy! Can't wait for more posts, and I think I'll try out your double duvet trick haha!
    -Sarah x
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  101. oooo thtats cute with the lights on your bed :))
    xoxo chelsea

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  102. I love your wallpaper!!!

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  103. Your wallpaper is sooo cute!

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  104. I'm really surprised Matt didn't ask to have some 'manly' colours added to the room lol. We have recently decorated our room and even though we decided on a monochrome New York theme i didn't want it to be too manly so my boyfriend agreed to me adding some girly touches here and there. Still, if you can dominate your bloke with a pink and white bedroom, i salute you lol.

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  106. great combination of colours and nice collection of furniture,Double TV Bed in Brown

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