Review: Leesa mattress

Leesa mattress review

Being a new parent, sleep is at a premium. It's something I spend a lot of time thinking about, hoping for and looking forward to. My husband and I are asked how much we're getting, we talk to each other about whether we're having enough, and we want to know whether other couples with babies of the ...

Stylish storage solutions

Vintage crate as living room storage

I'm always looking for good ideas for home storage. You see, I like stuff - and have quite a lot of it - but I dislike disorganised clutter and I don't have a great big house. I've come to realise lately that while having places to put things away is vital, having certain things out on display ...

Winter home style with Junction 32

Denby crockery Halo range. Home brands at Junction 32 outlet shopping village, Yorkshire

Because we're making over the whole house - and I'm always reading blogs, magazines or on Pinterest - my home is never going to feel completely finished. I'm often looking for ideas for the areas that are yet to be done, and - as I said last week - sometimes even for rooms that are (supposed to ...

What makes a comfy bed?

Blue tufted headboard and grey campaign chest

Last weekend, I threw a sort-of afternoon tea for some of my best friends, a chance to show off them the kitchen and living room now the rooms are pretty much finished. It was also the beginning of my payback for all the times I've missed hosting a gathering due to the state of my living ...

Ideas for the spare bedroom

Neutral bedroom

Just now, we're putting the finishing touches to the spare bedroom. Short of the feel-good factor of getting another room finished, it's been quite hard to be excited or enthusiastic for decorating a room which has no real purpose. So we've ended up painting it in quite a neutral colour, thinking that it'll be easy to go ...

Apartment Therapy Room for Colour

Apartment Therapy Room for Colour contest | www.angelinthenorth.com

So my ol' bedroom is getting around a bit. After it appeared on Design Sponge, Caroline left me such a lovely comment that we got emailing and she suggested I enter it in the Apartment Therapy Room for Colour contest. Now I was over the moon to get on Design Sponge - one of the biggest interiors ...

Cosying up with bedding and cushions

KandCo Dorma vintage quilt cover | www.angelinthenorth.com

For the first time ever, my bedroom is my favourite room in the house. I love being in it. Getting dressed, even the ritualistic chore of putting on make-up is more enjoyable, something to linger over that little bit longer. We're entering autumn, and while I generally much prefer the warmer months and longer days (did ...

Mixing old and new: using heirlooms

Bedroom makeover with Ikea furniture, mixed prints and patterns and yellows, blues and greys | www.angelinthenorth.com

I think the thing I'm most proud of about our new bedroom is that we feel we've been quite brave in mixing bold colours, prints and patterns and old and new. The beauty of combining the old and new is that it enables you to incorporate heirlooms, things that have been owned by your family for ...

DIY repainted vintage wooden chair

Before and after: painted yellow wood chair | www.angelinthenorth.com

One of the final things we added to our new bedroom was the dressing table chair. We'd been keeping half an eye out for something that was nice and bright and would fit, when my dad dragged this old wooden chair out of a dust-filled corner of his garage. It was one my granddad had had ...

DIY paint chip confetti art

DIY confetti art from paint sample cards | www.angelinthenorth.com

The great thing about this DIY is you can adapt it to suit any colour scheme. It's made from the paint sample cards you can find in most DIY stores - so it's practically free - and it's dead easy. I made this piece for our new bedroom - you may have been following the renovation ...