Okay so this is like, my 9th attempt at writing this post.
I wish I was joking.
I just can't seem to get it flow or even make sense. It keeps coming out a bit, well...bitty. This probably has something to do with the fact that my brain has turned into mush trying to process everything that is going on at the moment.
They say baby brain is an actual ailment, well what about bride brain? Is that a 'thing' or nah?
I don't think it helps that my head is still slightly fuzzy from Saturday's hen do shenanigans either.
Make of that what you will but it may or may not have involved copious amounts of alcohol and I may or may not have spent most of yesterday (Sunday) in my pit, feeling sorry for myself.
So please bear with me whilst I try and unscramble my thoughts and put them down into something worth a read.
I shall start with the backstory. Last month a very exciting email from Ocean Loans marketing team popped into my inbox, asking if I would like to take part in their latest project. A project which aims to bring our homes to the fore this Summer. To give our beloved houses some TLC for the new season.
As part of this project they very generously offered to gift me £50 to splash out on homeware of my choice to sass up a part of my home and make it Summer ready.
Obviously I said 'ERM HELL YES' because 1. homeware is my favourite thing to spend my money on and 2. I bloody love the concept. I mean, we spend time, dollar and effort trying to make ourselves 'summer ready' (sometimes to no avail - looking at you wax strips) so why not do the same to our living spaces, our homes, where we spend a huge chunk of our lives?
I decided to solely concentrate on mine and Ed's bedroom as being mostly grey and white, it was screaming out for an injection of colour.
Because, to me, that is what Summer homeware is; bright, vibrant pieces that help turn your living space into a lush, subtropical paradise for when y'know, it's a little less than tropical outside.
Here's what I bought:
Initially I was going to get a bright patterned duvet set and then try to find bits and bobs to go with it but, after a lengthy discussion with my Mum (she's an interior design guru) we decided that a better, more cost-effective option would be to buy white bedding and then jazz it up with some funky accessories.
Plus, you can't beat fresh white bedding can you? it's so inviting, it brightens up a room instantaneously and it's really easy to dress up for different seasons.
This white duvet set from George home is amazing value for money. In my opinion the pintuck detailing adds interest and makes it look more plush and expensive, like something you may find in a hotel.
Okay so the material itself is a tad on the thin side but it is 100% cotton so it is soft against the skin.
This weave design multi-coloured throw is the epitome of Summer. I love how the vivid colours look entwined together; they contrasts beautifully against the crisp white bedding.
The quality of it is amazing too for the price. It's thick and really soft, much softer than it looks.
Well, it would have been a sin not to buy the matching cushion. Again, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and also the size - it's much bigger than I thought it would be.
Scatter cushion, it is not.
I really feel that this fluffy cushion helps to bring the whole look together as it draws out the teal in the throw. It also adds more texture and depth and again, it's a decent size to rest your head on.
It's super soft, tactile and such a steal at £5.99.
Summer time large serving platter, £2.49 & flamingo mason jar, £1.00 - Both B&M Stores (in store only)
It was actually my Mum who spotted this gem lurking on the shelves of B&M. We both liked the bold chevron pattern and agreed that with it's cute little slogan it was perfect for this project.
It's also a useful thing to have lying around the house, ready for serving up sandwiches, bbq food and the likes.
Again the matching mason jar is a fun, usable piece. The flamingo motif ties in nicely with the flamingo lights that we wrapped around the bed frame.
What do you think of when you think Summer homeware?
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