This weekend mum and I pootled off on a Mini adventure over to the new Dunelm store in Cannock. I love Dunelm for their range and prices and a new store always has shiny items that you don’t see in the older stores as a way to tempt you to part with your hard earned cash. Mind you bearing in mind my penchant for buying new homeware and the fact that I am about to move again it doesn’t take much to part me from my pennies these days.
As you probably saw in my post a few weeks back where I was shouting loudly about the gorgeous new Tesco Living home range and how I had decided to create a feminine, chic and pretty room for my new bedroom once I moved, I had purchased some bedding from Achica which sadly on arrival was far too mint and not duck egg enough for my colour scheme. So I was back to the drawing board on bedding for my room and was also searching for something pretty for Roo’s room as she has decided she would like pretty with a few touches of Frozen built in to her theme (no pressure mum).
It didn’t take long for something to catch my eye and end up in the basket. Standing on a beautiful display with white furniture was this duck egg beautiful birds bedding and accessories. In spectacular shades of duck egg blue and pink, this super soft soft bed linen was decorated with gorgeous life-like birds sat on blossoming branches across a duck egg blue backing, creating a wonderfully feminine style.
Teemed with my silver throw I purchased last week and my smoked rose accessories this would make a lovely combination and I couldn’t help but pop a few of the matching storage boxes into my trolley either to complete the overall vintage look I was trying to re-create. The attention to detail with the piped edges around the duvet make this bedding set look at lot more expensive than the £20 price tag and it certainly has the WOW factor. I also picked up a lovely duck egg black out blind for under £25 to fit my window and some bargain plain duck egg chenille curtains in the reduced section to ensure that whichever of my bed-linens I use I won’t be creating a clash of patterns.
Looking through the children’s bedding it was hard to find something that didn’t have a cute sickly character on it or appear too babyish. Roo is very conscious that she is growing up now and gets very indignant at being bought something younger for her to play with or wear and there is a real gap in the market for someone to create pretty, fun children’s bedding that is of a good quality and not plastered in commercial characters. In the end I opted for this eau de nil butterflies duvet set as it’s pretty without being too grown up and the colours are light and airy and match up perfectly with the pale lemon walls that are currently in her new room. Priced at £16.99 for the set the cotton is soft and not scratchy and much better than the majority of children’s bedding which seems to come in at around the £20 mark.
I opted to put a cerise black out blind with this to bring some colour to the room, and it’s good to see that all the blinds in Dunelm are sold with blind safety cords as the blind cord safety campaign is something that manufacturers need to adhere to within their products. If you currently have blinds in your house and they do not have safety cords then I urge you to replace them. Under the latest legislation new blinds must be “safe by design” or be supplied with the appropriate child safety devices installed. This means that:
- where there is a loop present in a blind it will be fitted during manufacture with a safety device that will break under pressure
- safety devices will also be supplied to secure the cord to a wall
With about two weeks to go until I officially moved into the new house I can’t wait to get the bedrooms started and create something a little bit special for both Roo and I. One item I am particularly eager to put up is this Frozen inspired wall art picture that I have got for Roo’s room from Etsy.com – I have personalised it for her with a special message and we also have some stunning wall art coming to review.