AND S0-FA TO BED... HOMES.Byline: ANDREA MCLEAN
It's not every day I get to write a column about two of my
favourite things - but now that time has come! These pastimes involve
very little effort. In fact the longer we spend doing either of them,
the better it is for us, apparently. So hoorah!
Have you guessed them yet? Well, it's sitting down and lying
down. You can't beat them!
It's not every day you buy a new sofa or bed on which to do
it. So why not make it a showstopper?
Statistically, we're going to spend almost a third of our
lives asleep so it is really important that you get your bed right.
Not only in terms of comfort and support but also how it looks -
because you probably won't be changing it any time soon.
The same goes for your sofa.
It's going to take up three-quarters of your living room so
make it an absolute belter!
LB has come up trumps again with this wonderfully named range.
Let's face it, if you are going to spend a third of your life in
slumber you might as well do it in a bed fit for a queen.
Laurence Llewelyn Bowen - Home collection: Private dancer
headboard, PS379-PS439; Queen of The Night bedding, PS39; cushions, from
PS10; Glamdelier table lamp, PS62; Scaramouche side table, PS189; throw,
PS24, all Littlewoods
My mum used to call me Princess, from the Princess and the Pea
story, as I couldn't sleep in a bed that wasn't as comfy as my
own! A mattress that's just too bumpy, lumpy, too soft and squidgy
or as hard as a board - awful! Silentnight have taken the science of
sleep and come up with a mattress encinitas ca real estate that looks fit for a princess, without
a pea in sight.
Geltex bed, from PS909, Silentnight
Grosvenor large three-seater, PS799, Multiyork
Expect the unexpected. In this case, taking a design inspired by
the gentle curves of the Victorian era and smothering it with fabric
that is bang on trend for 2014 will make a statement, no matter where in
the house you put it.
Fancy Nancy three-seater, from PS1,999, Sofaworkshop
Have you noticed the posh new sofas on This Morning? If you were
wondering where they are from, I've had the lowdown from Holly and
Phil. The colour is Earth Wedgewood, by the way. Just don't tell
anyone it came from me!
What's black and white and red all over? In my day the answer
was a sunburned penguin! Today it's this lovely bedding set that
would look gorgeous in any bedroom.
Painted square check bedding set from PS14.99, BHS
Tupe.One word that sends shudders down the spine of every
colour-loving householder. But just look at what you can do with this
most subtle of shades. Mixing and matching white and greys in sumptuous
fabrics gives you a bedroom that is guaranteed to make you breathe out
Inferno double bed in taupe, PS749, Sofa.com
Fearne Cotton Home: Melrose three-seater sofa, PS899; Melrose
footstool, PS299; Fearne two-drawer bedside chest, PS169; Amelia
cushions, PS15; Bella cushion, PS15; Darcy mirror, PS199, Hepburn
floorlamp, PS47; Erin frames (pack of two), PS22, all Very
WHERE TO BUY: bhs.co.uk, homesense.com, littlewoods.com, made.com,
multiyork.co.uk, silentnight.co.uk, sofa.com, sofaworkshop.com,