Add a touch of Scottish style with this Highland 6 Drawer Suitcase Dresser from Graham & Green, £350.
Tartan rarely goes out of fashion both when it comes to the catwalk and to interiors, which is why I was delighted to come across this striking piece of furniture from Graham & Green.
Comprising six “suitcases” attached to one another in a random fashion, this makes for a very interesting and eclectic item of furniture.
Ideal for adding some sartorial chic to the bedroom, the drawers are generous enough to hold even the biggest stash of fashionista’s sweaters, t-shirts and more.
And, if you’re struggling for storage space in your home office, this dresser would also make an perfect place to store away your files and paperwork.
Give your bedroom a designer look with this Sonia Rykiel Maison Songe bed linen, from £47.
There’s no better feeling in the world than getting into a freshly made bed and, while I still have issues with changing a king size duvet on my own (pegs on the corners to hold everything in place is my top tip), I do love a new set of bed linen.
I’m usually a strictly all-white kinda gal but even I can make an exception for this Sonia Rykiel Songe bed linen from Amara Living.
Perfect for adding a designer look to your bedroom, I love the bold colours and even bolder pattern which is guaranteed to lift even the dullest of boudoirs.
(Duvet covers from £237 - £327; fitted sheets from £80 - £88; pillowcase = £47)
Spring out of bed in the mornings with this Bird Alarm Clock from Habitat, £30.
I read a news story recently that more and more people are using their phones to wake them up in the morning. I for one definitely fall into that camp, but this Bird Alarm Clock from Habitat has made me think again.
The simple design features an LED display and, best of all, a cut silver bird that wakes you up gently with birdsong.
And, personally, I can’t think of a nicer way of being woken up than the gentle tweeting of a little bird.
Add a touch of contemporary decadence with the Zinnia Canopy Bed from Fashion for Home, from £699.
As much as I love my new super comfortable bed, my one regret is that it’s a divan.
After years of having an enormous bedstead, it takes a little bit of getting used to not having anything to rest my head on, particularly when reading (or, more often, lounging) in bed.
Which is why this Zinnia Canopy Bed from German-based furniture company Fashion for Home has caught my eye.
A contemporary twist on the classic four-poster bed, the Zinnia is made from solid Acacia, and features a simple, yet elegant, white canopy. I’m particularly taken with the slatted headboard which stops the bed from feeling too fussy and makes it the perfect choice for an understated, stylish boudoir.
Give your clothes a stylish home of their own with this gorgeous French Silver Armoire from Out There Interiors, £1,355.
Unless you want your bedroom to look like a dumping ground, a wardrobe is an essential piece of bedroom kit.
And while, of course, they’re practical, that doesn’t mean they can’t be stylish too.
We have a huge range of wardrobes here on Furnish that suit both contemporary and classic schemes, but my personal favourite is this French Silver Armoire from Out There Interiors.
Combining a traditional style armoire with a striking silver leaf finish, it will create a dramatic style statement in any bedroom.
Cosy up with one of these Klippan Mosaik Throws from Interior Addict, £89.
I had hoped that the worst of winter was behind us, however, the forecast seems to suggest that there is a fair amount of chilly weather still to come. So, to keep your bits and your pieces warm, what better way to cosy up than with a beautiful throw?
I love these Klippan Mosaik Throws from Interior Addict. Made from the softest lambswool, these comforting throws have a delicate zigzag design, and are available in three colour ways; subtle grey, vibrant magenta and on-trend pastel.
Perfect on a sofa, a chair or at the end of the bed, these gorgeous throws will keep you toasty until things warm up a little bit.
Create the perfect French-style boudoir with this Gold Rococo Headboard from The French Bedroom Company, £1,145.
There’s nothing like a super comfy bed, and my brand new fabulous divan is one of the best I’ve ever slept in.
The only trouble with a divan is that, while they’re super comfy (and, if they have drawers they’re practical too), they’re not the most stylish of pieces.
The good news is that this can be rectified easily with a striking headboard. Headboards come in many guises but I love this Gold Rococo one from The French Bedroom Company.
The intricate gilt design will instantly add some classic French style, and ensure your bedroom is brilliant and never boring.
Get your bedside storage sorted with this Percy Wood Bedside Cabinet from Oliver Bonas, £285.
Whilst here at Furnish, we have hundreds of glamorous, elegant, funky and retro bedside tables to choose from, my search for the perfect pair is still very much on. I have been struggling to find the exact vintage yet stylish look I’m after.
I’d all about given up when I came across this Percy Wood Bedside Cabinet from Oliver Bonas, which is part of their Old Boys Club cabinetry range.
As well as being super stylish, it has plenty of drawers and cubby holes to keep all your bedside necessities neatly stashed away and, very cleverly, comes in both left and right hand varieties.
Add some colour to your boudoir with the PiP Studio Chinoise Duvet Set from The Orchard, currently reduced to £80.
Usually, I’m a strictly plain white bed linen fan. Occasionally, I’ll make the exception for a pin tuck in a darker shade or a trimmed pillowcase, but you’d definitely describe my bedding as being on the neutral side.
That’s why I have surprised myself by falling hook, line and sinker for this PiP Studio Pink Chinoise Duvet Set from The Orchard.
Gorgeous both in colour and pattern, it’s just the thing for brightening up a dull bedroom and will add a splash of colour without having to reach for the paint brush.
To make highly colourful and patterned bed linen such as this work, keep the rest of your scheme simple, and choose white painted furniture and plain walls.
Keep things retro in the bedroom with this Fonteyn Dressing Table from made.com, £399.
I’ve always had a thing about dressing tables, even though I rarely have the time to sit at one, particularly during the week. My make-up is usually thrown on either in between checking emails and making the first coffee of the day, or on the train.
However, I would really love to have one to sit at and preen and pamper myself during the weekend.
Some are a little too girly for me but I adore this Fonteyn Dressing Table from made.com.
Created by design guru Steuart Padwick, the dressing table has been made using solid walnut and walnut veneer and is accented with a glossy red lacquer.
Being a lover of all things retro, this design is a real winner for me with its gently splayed legs and curved top. I also adore the attached vanity mirror which is both simple and clever all at the same time.
Add some glamour to open-plan living with this Peek-a-Boo Studded Upholstered Dressing Screen from The French Bedroom Company, £485.
Open-plan living is more popular than ever before and, while it’s great to have light and airy rooms, this layout doesn’t lend itself to creating more intimate spaces.
This is where using a screen can come in handy, for example, in creating somewhere for an intimate dinner or providing an area for dressing.
There’s a whole range of screens and dividers to choose from here on Furnish, but my latest crush is this Peek-a-Boo Studded Upholstered Dressing Screen from the French Bedroom Company.
Elegant and sophisticated, the screen has been covered in gorgeous white linen and accented with button studs, making it the perfect choice for either a bedroom or living/dining space.
Add some animal magic to your home with this Wise Owl Ceramic Side Table from The French Bedroom Company, currently reduced to £95.
Owls are still big news when it comes to interior design. From vases and cushions to wall art and sculptures, these wise old birds will instantly add some on-trend chic to any room in the home.
One of my favourite pieces is this Wise Owl Ceramic Side Table from The French Bedroom Company.
Whether you choose to use it in a bedroom or in the living room, this kitsch side table is bound to be a real talking point among guests.
Keep your Manolos under control with this Box Base Set V Shoe Cabinet from Fashion for Home, £379.
I’m always rather embarrassed by those articles which express incredulity at the number of pairs of shoes that some women have. As, despite never really thinking of myself as a huge shoe fan, I have so many more. (The average quoted ranges from 17 to 39 depending on the publication!)
What with flip flops, strappy sandals, ballet flats, courts and boots in a selection of colours, I simply don’t know how it’s possible to have any fewer.
No matter the size of your shoe collection, this Box Base Set V Shoe Cabinet is one of a range of storage options from Fashion for Home which work brilliantly to keep your shoes under control.
(The price quoted is for the cabinet itself. The shoe storage boxes are available to buy separately to suit your needs.)
A stylish solution for overnight guests with the Cardini Due Green Sofa Bed from Fashion for Home, £399.
Lovely though it is to have guests over to stay, I’m always a bit nervous, as it means that we have to make use of our dreaded old sofa bed.
Although it’s been used about a hundred times, you can be sure that either a) I’ll get a finger caught trying to put it together, or b) the bed will start to close up halfway through the night, with our guests risking being squashed in the middle.
So, before anyone else stays the night, I think it’s time for us to get a new sofa bed.
This clever Cardini Due Green Sofa Bed from Fashion for Home seems just the thing. In two moves it goes from being a two-seat sofa, to a ready-to-snooze sofa bed, and all while looking super stylish.
Add stylish bedroom storage with the Cube Sheesham 2 Over 3 Bedroom Chest from Verty Furniture, £329.
If you’re anything like me, you won’t have enough bedroom storage.
It just seems to be that my clothes and handbags and scarves and shoes expand to fill the space available.
But, whatever the size or style of your bedroom, this Cube Sheesham 2 Over 3 Bedroom Chest from Verty Furniture is a great looking way to add some extra storage space (of course meaning room for more clothes, handbags, scarves, etc).
Bring a touch of glamour to your boudoir with the Gold Gilt 2 Drawer Bedside Cabinet from The Orchard, £305.
Wow! British women are fab!
Of course, we already knew that, but now the whole world does too, as yesterday, Team GB won three gold medals at London 2012 and they were all won by women.
It started with the dressage. Having never really watched it before, I was rather bemused by seeing a horse dance to Land of Hope and Glory, but I became totally hooked by the precision and control shown by Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro.
Nicola Adams followed, claiming the first ever Olympic women’s gold medal with an emphatic win.
And then, late last night, Jade Jones thrilled the Taekwondo crowd by easily beating the world champion for gold.
So, in honour of these amazing women fully deserving of their medals, we bring you another amazing gold fab find.
And this bedside cabinet is a real stand out piece, beautifully finished in gold leaf, perfect for bringing a touch of glamour to your boudoir.
Perfectly formed bedroom storage with the Ben the Bedside Box/Table from Duffy London, £145.
We moved house last year and, although we have done some work on the house, our bedroom is still in exactly the same state it was when we moved in, i.e. the removers’ boxes have yet to be unpacked!
But once I finally get around to unpacking, I may well simply replace those boxes with this much more attractive version.
It is stylishly simple, and a perfect fit for any modern bedroom.
Perfect bedside or sofa-side storage with the Barcelona Walnut Bedside Table from Coco Male, £235.
I do like to (try to) keep my living room tidy, so I have long been on the lookout for an elegant side table with hidden storage. Thanks to the Barcelona Walnut Bedside Table from Coco Male, I need look no further.
Despite being labelled a bedside table (and being perfect for the bedroom) it is also plenty stylish enough for the living room, and is an ideal size for keeping clutter hidden away.
Everything’s coming up roses with this pretty Raspberry & Mother of Pearl Inlay Bedroom Cabinet from Graham & Green, £375.
I am rather embarrassed to admit that, even though I’m a ‘grown-up’, pink is still my favourite colour. And whilst I may no longer have a pink floor to ceiling bedroom (although my Mum gave in, my husband stands his ground), it remains the colour of choice for many little girls.
This Raspberry & Mother of Pearl Inlay Bedroom Cabinet from Graham & Green is a beautiful addition to any girl’s bedroom. It is pretty and pink and flowery, but manages to avoid being too “bubblegum”. Perfect even for not-so-little girls.
Keep cosy on spring evenings with this John Hanley Tartan Merino Wool Blanket from Liberty. £140
With the weather we’ve been having lately, spring, let alone summer, seems a fair way off.
While it’s not been exactly warm in the day, I personally think the evenings have been chillier than usual. Rather than getting my winter blankets out of storage, I’m opting for this luxurious John Hanley Tartan Wool Blanket from Liberty.
Made from a comforting mixture of cashmere and merino wool, I love the pretty on-trend ice cream colours.
Perfect for snuggling up on the sofa with, this blanket is sure to see you through those less than warm spring nights.