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28
Nov
2016
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Christmas Gifts for Stylish Kids’ Rooms

Christmas needn’t be a time when your home gets flooded with plastic clutter. Instead, pick gifts that will bring fun, style and beauty to your children’s rooms. We’ve shopped around and come up with an edit of chic gifts that will enhance your child’s bedroom, and that will last. From night lights to wall decals, be imaginative and playful. Just like your kids.

 

1 Wool throw from LinenMe £49.99, perfect for snuggling up for bedtime stories or hanging out on the sofa;  2 Spruce tree book case $179.99, combines playfulness and functionality for book storage and display;  3 World map wall decal  $99.99, interactive learning that brightens up the walls;  4 Wooden rocket lantern $70, a charming night light that gives a soft glow and looks fab;  5 Teepee $159, for hours of play and great style;  6 Deer graphic framed print $58.99, will look good in kids’ rooms of all ages;  7 Waffle linen towel £24.99, perfect for travel, swimming lessons and taking to the gym, this towel is super absorbent but won’t take up much space

 

There you go, Christmas gifts for the kids all wrapped up! If you need some ideas for more gifts, go here and here. And if you’re quick you can still take advantage of lots of fab Cyber Monday deals. Use this code for The White Company reductions and this one for Anthropologie for extra-bargainous interior gift shopping.

 

 

Disclosure: We sometimes work with affiliate partners to bring you beautiful products we think you will love as much as we do. We will only work with brands that share our ethos and fit with our aesthetic. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Linenbeauty.

24
Nov
2016
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More Christmas Gifts Ideas: For her

If you checked out our previous post you’ll know that we are compiling three handy gift guides to help steer you though the madness of Christmas shopping. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday approaching we’ve hunted down some fabulous gifts that will add beauty to your home, and those of your loved ones.

Today our edit focuses on Christmas gifts for the woman in your life. Plus, we’ve got some super-duper discount codes for you to cut the cost of your shopping, as well finding some cracking gifts. I know, we’re nice like that.

 

Cashmere throw £159.99 (reduced) in silver, for cosy evenings on the sofa; Scented candle in Winter by The White Company £12.50 (discount code here), because we all love some soft lighting and lovely aromas to get us through the darkness of winter; Flamingoes and flowers lampshade $62.51, to bring some brightness and fun to any room; Hexagon mouse mat $18 because it’s yellow and hexagonal, what’s not to love?; Linen waffle bath towels £79.99 for 4, to style-up her bathroom and bring to the gym; Moroccan rose bath oil by REN $48, for luxuriating in a warm bath enveloped in the delicious scent of this beautiful oil; Framed print watercolour burst $149 by West Elm (discount code here), for a really special gift; Monogrammed recipe stand $65, a kitchen essential with a personal touch

 

Hope that’s given you some inspiration! Don’t forget to come back on Monday for some Christmas gift ideas for the kids that won’t fill your house with plastic clutter. And if you are thinking of decorating your nursery or young child’s room, have a look here for some design ideas.

 

Disclosure: We sometimes work with affiliate partners to bring you beautiful products we think you will love as much as we do. We will only work with brands that share our ethos and fit with our aesthetic. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Linenbeauty.

 

21
Nov
2016
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Christmas Shopping Made Simple: Gifts for a beautiful home

If the thought of Christmas shopping fills you with horror, we’ve got good news. We have curated a careful selection of gifts that will add beauty (rather than clutter) to your loved ones’ homes. Over three separate posts we will give you ideas for Christmas gifts for him, her and the kids. And the best bit? These products will all have big discounts on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, so you can save precious pennies as well as buying fabulous presents. We will put up promotional codes just before the sales goes live. Who said Christmas shopping was stressful? You can have it all done and dusted by Monday.

Aaaaand breathe.

In the first of our three Christmas gifts posts, here’s a selection of fine presents for the man in your life.

 

Stylish turntable $79.99; lusciously soft stonewashed linen duvet set £119.99; cool domino set $34.99; handy reading light for owlish book lovers $35.61; sleek geometric copper wire basket for the woodchopper in your life $58.99; luxe pure badger shaving brush and stand $221.90;  slick ceramic storage jars with spoon, perfect for a foodie $34.99; manly yet simple apron (no comedy graphics in sight) £29.99; super-cool cork wine bottle holder £68.28; this is a really special guest book in pure leather, with a bespoke embossed monogram to record all his visitors £65.73

Don’t forget to check in again on Thursday for more Christmas gift ideas – this time it’s treats for the women you love!

If you need some ideas for styling your festive table, check out this post, and click here for tips on keeping your table linens in great condition.

 

Disclosure: We sometimes work with affiliate partners to bring you beautiful products we think you will love as much as we do. We will only work with brands that share our ethos and fit with our aesthetic. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Linenbeauty.

4
Nov
2016
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Inspiration and Advice on Decorating a Nursery

Decorating the nursery is one of the loveliest tasks when preparing for the birth of a child, but it can also feel overwhelming. Do we go for pink or blue? What furniture will we need? How do we make it cosy without being cluttered? We’ll help you address all these questions, as well as give you some useful tips on creating the perfect space for your baby to grow into.

Here’s what you need to consider when decorating a nursery:

Atmosphere

You want to create a calm, yet playful space. Stick to a tranquil base palette and add splashes of colour with accessories and wall art. Avoid cluttering up the room with unnecessary furniture. When your baby is tiny you will need a crib or cot, a place to change diapers and store clothes, plus a comfy chair or sofa for nursing or soothing during the night. That’s it. If you’ve got the space, this neat little sofa is a beauty. Work the design of the room around the cot or bed, or sofa if you have one, as this will be the main focal point. When your child gets older you can add a small desk, but try to keep the space as clear as possible. Even when there are toys strewn around, a clutter-free room will still look stylish and help you feel on top of things. If your space is small, keep things simple and use prints and pops of colour rather than cramming the room with stuff. This is a great example of a vibrant, small nursery space that looks fab.smallspace-desiretoinspire

Space to grow into

Those newborn weeks will pass in a flurry, so plan ahead when designing your nursery. Make sure the room is flexible enough to meet the needs of your child as they grow. This means avoiding too much gender-specific colour or babyish furnishings – instead, opt for animal pictures and wall decals that can be easily switched up when your child gets older. These birdhouse decals are adorable and great if you are renting your home or want something that can be easily changed.

Colour and pattern

If you don’t know the gender of your baby, or are keen to avoid baby pinks and powder blues, keep wall colours neutral and add interest with pattern and colour in other parts of the room. Dots, stripes, monochrome, lettering and stars are all perfect ways to bring life to a nursery without dominating the room. We love these triangle decals for a bit of monochrome fun. Don’t be afraid of the dark: charcoal colours are huge this season, and a deep blue looks amazing with a lighter wall as contrast. This image shows how a darker colour can work beautifully and create great contrast. Other big current colour trends are blush tones, copper and greys.

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Eco-friendly and non-toxic

It’s important that your nursery not only looks amazing but that it helps your child stay healthy too. Choose low volatile organic compound paints, or environmentally-friendly ones, to reduce paint fumes. These products come in gorgeous colours so you don’t have to compromise on style and finish. Try Farrow and Ball or Annie Sloan for sumptuous, non-toxic paints in fabulous colours. The same applies to toys and furnishings – choose wooden toys where possible, and use natural fabrics like linens, sheepskins and wool throws to add softness and texture. This pic shows how you can use rugs to add warmth to a room.

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Feed the imagination

When your baby is very young a simple mobile hung above the cot will bring great pleasure. You can make your own using feathers, shells and cut up pieces of coloured paper, or buy one like this lovely wool/felt mobile (a perfect gift, no?). As they get older kids love imaginative play so keep things fun with a den or tepee, some simple dress-up clothes in a box, a pile of wooden bricks and some cooking pots and play food. These can be stored in baskets on shelves or under the bed, and if kept separately make tidying up not just easy but a chore your child can get involved with.etsy-woolfelt

Any other ideas to share about great ways to decorate beautiful, practical and inspiring nurseries? Leave us a comment below.

For more ideas on home decoration hit here and here.

(Images via: desiretoinspire.net, mydomaine.com, amara.com and etsy.com)

Disclosure: We sometimes work with affiliate partners to bring you beautiful products we think you will love as much as we do. We will only work with brands that share our ethos and fit with our aesthetic. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Linenbeauty.

 

28
Oct
2016
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The Words You Need to Know When Choosing Linen

Browsing for linen and baffled by words like ‘huckaback’ and ‘thread count’? Don’t know your stonewash from your garment wash? Never fear, Linenbeauty is here to set you straight and guide you through the sometimes complicated business of buying linen products. Here are some of the key terms you might come across, and what you need to know to make the right choice.

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14
Oct
2016
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What the Hygge?: How to make cozy like the Danes

With six new books out this winter covering the topic of ‘hygge’, it’s no wonder everyone is talking about it. But do we really know what this Danish word means, and how do we do it? Here’s where we come in. We thought we’d give you a quick explanation of hygge, and some simple ideas for how to bring it into your home, whether you live in Scandinavia or Seattle.

The word ‘hygge’ doesn’t have a literal translation, which is why it has proven tricky to explain to non-Scandi folk. It’s best characterised by feelings and mood rather than a direct object: think coziness, warmth, contentment and you’ll be pretty close. Hygge is something that we can all attain, regardless of wealth or background. It embraces the simple, gentle things in life and encourages us to notice with full intent the things we are surrounded with. It is about finding pleasure in the presence of soothing things, about connection with others, belonging and ritual.

The reason the Danes are so good at hygge is because they have looooong dark winters to endure, and this is a way of bringing light and comfort into the harshest of months. It has been associated with winter for this reason, but you can ‘hygger’ at any time of day or year. It’s a life-enhancing, happiness-spreading thing, which is why we wanted to give you some hygge-bringing hints. Because we all need a little contentment and gentleness as the holidays approach, right?

Make fire

Our elemental connection with fire goes back thousands of years, and it still plays a vital part in creating heat and light. An open fire or wood burner creates an immediate focal point for a room and radiates warmth and comforting crackles. This is an essential aspect of hygge, and if you can’t make a fire at home try to have one outdoors. Bring blankets and marshmallows to toast.

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Layer up

The hygge look is all about layers of natural fabrics. Create a contrast in textures with a linen cushion against a snuggly cashmere throw, wear chunky woollen bed socks and a flannel gown, dress your bed in soft linen sheets and drape with a thick blanket, put a sheepskin rug on a hard wood floor. Invest in a top quality pullover that you can wear with anything all through winter (like this rather fabulous number from Toast).

 

Light, light, light

Candles are a vital part of any hygge toolkit, creating a gentle glow and calming flickery shadows. Dot them around your home, bringing light to dark corners, set a thick pillar candle on the table and eat pancakes for breakfast around its light, take a long bath surrounded by tea lights and scented candles. Lighting a candle is such a quick and easy way of adding some joy to your home, don’t wait for a special occasion. Invest in some decent ones, preferably chemical-free, to ensure they burn well and for plenty of time.

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Slow down

Winter is a time for hibernating, slowing down and stocking up on energy depleted by the darkness and cold. Make space for some quiet time, whether a family walk or cup of steaming coffee on the stoop. Notice the sounds around you, be in Nature whenever you can, take up a craft like knitting, savour happy moments. Before you fall asleep, take a moment to be grateful for any good things that happened during the day.

 

Share

Hygge is essentially a communal feeling to be shared with friends and family. Invite friends over for a casual kitchen supper, drink mulled wine wrapped in blankets with your beloved, make hot toddies for your children and drink together in front of the fire (just heat some milk with a pinch of cinnamon and ginger, add a dollop of maple syrup, then froth with this genius stove top frother), or watch a film with a friend curled up on the sofa with hot water bottles. Offer guests food or drink and let them make themselves at home. Encourage children to share their toys and spaces with others.

Hygge is not about money or status, and requires minimal input. But you get massive returns. Go get your hygge on!

 

(Images via: hannahinthehouse.com, decor8blog.com, )

 

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30
Sep
2016
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Top Tips to Help You Care for Your Wool This Autumn

As temperatures drop and the days draw in it’s time to reach for the cosy woollies. If you’ve had your winter woolen clothes and throws stored away over the warmer months, now’s the time to dig them out.

Not sure how to care for your wool garments? We will show you how to make sure they look beautiful and last as long as possible, with these simple tips:

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23
Sep
2016
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Life Beautiful: Our Top 5 Interiors and Lifestyle Websites

We thought we’d give you a roundup of our fave interiors and lifestyle websites this week. These are the sites we come back to time and again for inspiration, whether for a specific project in the home or just some interior design eye candy.

So, brew yourself a coffee, kick back and get browsing.

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