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ONE YEAR OF COVID; HOW TO REFRESH A SPACE YOU’VE LIVED IN FOR A YEAR

Written by Danielle Kelly on . Posted in Uncategorized

We’re coming up on the one-year anniversary of the first shutdown, and whilst it seems like it’s been much, much, much longer, we’re also starting to think about the fact that we’ve been living in the same space for a whole year now, and  the way we use those spaces has changed, perhaps permanently. If you’re anything like us, you’re also probably beginning to reflect on how much you’ve changed since lockdowns first begun, and thinking that perhaps your home should reflect who you are now. Here are some great ideas that might help your home to feel a little more pandemic-friendly.

Creating a Positive Workspace

 Our homes aren’t just places we return to eat, sleep and relax in, they’re now also the places we work from. It doesn’t look like we’ll see a return to office environments soon, so maybe now is the time to start thinking about creating a workspace that works for you. If you find it difficult to concentrate whilst at home, try creating a space that will help you to keep focused- you can do this by maximising your hidden storage, so that you aren’t constantly distracted by things near to you, and by incorporating sunlight and foliage so that the space seems more lively and natural.

Prioritising Your Mental Health

It’s also important to think about creating a space that promotes positive mental health- it’s doubly hard to be locked down if your space is causing you anxiety or stress. Try installing mirrors to reflect and double the natural sunlight, and invest in good hidden storage so that you can avoid living in clutter. If you’re thinking of fully renovating, you could also try to add contrast between spaces, so that you feel that you’re moving around over the course of a day, rather than staying in the same or similar spaces.

Refresh The Spaces You Spend the Most Time In

We touched on this earlier, but if you’ve spent the past year ‘commuting’ from your bed to your workspace, and you don’t want to get stuck into redecorating your whole home, try just replacing the key objects- especially your bed and your desk. The average person spends approximately a third of their life in bed and a further third at work, so refreshing these spaces will make a world of difference.  If you’re looking to replace your bed, we have some incredible deals available on our site, including giving you a mattress half price when you buy your bed from us.

Bringing the Outside In

This might seem obvious, but plants can completely change the way we view a space, especially subconsciously- there are real mental health benefits to bringing nature indoors. On a physical level, green plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen, which is good for both you and the planet.

Lots of these things seem small, but small changes can sometimes make a world of difference, especially when you’ve been stuck at home for a while. With any luck, you’ll also be renovating so that your home feels fresh and new for when life opens back up again. Even if that isn’t the case, it will still feel great to have a home that reflects who you are now.

AESTHETIC REPORT- VINTAGE HOMES

Written by Danielle Kelly on . Posted in Uncategorized

As the 20s get underway, the world of interiors is getting nostalgic, with people starting to create entirely vintage-inspired spaces. As fun and timeless as these décor aesthetics are, they can be hard to put together in a way that seems convincing and elegant, rather than tacky, so we’ve put together a simple guide to help you get there.

Step One- Finding Your Inspiration

The most common mistake people make when putting together vintage-inspired spaces is getting their references confused- mixing elements of different time periods together in one space. This can make the home seem confusing and disjointed. When you start creating a vintage-inspired space, pick one inspiration and draw from references in a similar time period- for example, if you’re inspired by the Great Gatsby, you’d be looking for references dated to the first half of the 1920s.

Step Two- Doing Your Research

You’re designing a home, and not a set piece, so accuracy isn’t everything, but the more accurate you can make your touches, the more cohesive the space will feel. With Google, Instagram, and Pinterest at your disposal, research is an easy step that might help you to get a better feel for what you want and where you could source it from.

Step Three- Sourcing Your Pieces

If you’re looking for vintage-inspired décor, it does make sense to buy a few key pieces second-hand, but you should remember that second-hand shopping comes with its own set of risks, which means that not everything should be bought there. As a general rule, avoid buying beds and anything upholstered from second-hand sources, and instead buy vintage-inspired pieces new. Places that can help you to design your own items, like our bed builder, are especially useful, as you can create pieces to tie everything else together.   

Step Four- Putting it All Together

The final stages are about making all of these items fit into a cohesive room. This is where you might need to get creative and start customising things so that they match better and complement the rest of the room. Finally, add any finishing touches that you need to, and enjoy your new space!

As with any interior design project, vintage decorating is about finding a balance that will make you feel happy, so it’s also important to remember that your comfort comes first. If you’re going to be happier in a modern room with vintage touches, or would rather stay away from vintage furniture entirely, you could always try augmenting with vintage prints or décor items such as glassware, for a more subtle touch.

6 HACKS TO MAKE SPRING CLEANING A BREEZE

Written by Danielle Kelly on . Posted in Uncategorized

The weather is finally starting to warm up and the days are getting a little longer, which means one thing; it’s spring cleaning season. If you’re also wanting a fresh start as the seasons change but are struggling to work up the motivation to clean, you’re in the right place. We’ve compiled 6 great tips below to help you work up the motivation to get the job done.

Break It Down

If you’re not the sort of person who likes cleaning, then you should think about breaking the job into manageable chunks and then making a realistic plan for how you’ll attack it. Try beginning with the room that requires the most work and then working your way downwards.

Delegate

If you live in a household with other people, get started on delegating tasks so that the cleaning goes faster; rather than have everyone working on one room, you could try dividing tasks – one person handles the floors, someone else deals with the kitchen and bathroom, and someone else declutters. This way nobody does the whole thing on their own, and the cleaning goes much faster.

Get Some Good Storage

Trust us, the cleaning will go much faster if you don’t constantly have to find places for things you don’t have room for. You’d be surprised how much some furniture with built-in storage can actually store- our Extra Storage Ottomans, for example, are capable of holding a lot of stuff whilst still looking stylish. If you can sort and store your clutter rather than just moving it around, your home will look and feel lighter and the job will go a lot faster.

Work in Short Bursts

If you feel like it’s a massive mountain to climb, just work in short bursts- set yourself a timer for fifteen minutes, and just get as much done as you can in that time. If the timer runs out and you still feel demotivated, you can set it aside for another day, but more often than not you’ll get much more done than you think you will, and it’ll help motivate you to carry on.

Treat Yourself

Buy yourself something to look forward to once you’ve finished; whether this is some good chocolate or something to pamper yourself with, it’ll make you feel like you’re working towards something.

Find Something To Listen To

The process will go much, much faster if you’ve got something to occupy your brain. You could listen to music you love, but we’d particularly recommend putting on a podcast and getting lost in a story- our favourites include ‘Something True’ and ‘This American Life’.

TEN TINY CHANGES TO WELCOME IN THE SPRING

Written by Danielle Kelly on . Posted in Uncategorized

It might not feel like it, but spring is definitely on the horizon. In fact, some parts of the UK are due to reach double figures this week, so it actually might be time to start getting ready for things to warm up. If you’re a décor lover, spring coming means one thing; time to start switching out your winter interiors for something more seasonal. Here, we’ve compiled ten easy tips to get you started without breaking the bank.

Bring Nature Indoors

If you’re not getting out as much as you’d like to be right now, the best solution is to bring nature indoors to freshen up your home. Seasonal flowers will make a world of difference- right now, hyacinths, crocuses and daffodils are all in bloom across the UK.

Switch Up Your Colour Scheme

Wintry colour palettes that make things seem warm and cosy can make a home feel dark and oppressive when the weather changes outside. Where traditional winter palettes tend to be harmonious; colours in the same family in different tones, spring colour schemes use light colours and contrast to make things feel light and energised, so try adding a brighter accent.

Change Out Your Fabrics

The same idea applies here; in winter we tend to favour fabrics that are heavy and make us feel warmer; things like thick wool blankets and cushions and heavy rugs. These things can start to feel suffocating when the home gets warmer, so it’s a good idea to switch them out for fabrics like cotton and linen that are breathable.

Do Some Spring Cleaning

Although it’s not technically a spring-only thing, there’s a reason we call this type of overhaul a ‘spring clean’- after a long winter where it’s hard to have the energy to get up and do a proper deep-clean, spring cleaning makes the house feel re-energised. It’s particularly useful in lockdown, both as a distraction and to make you feel more in control of your space.

Freshen Up The Paintwork

Even if you aren’t up for totally redecorating, something as simple as using any leftover paint you might have to put a fresh coat on things like doors, cupboards and skirting boards that see a lot of use and get scuffed up quickly will make your whole house feel newer and brighter.

Change Out the Candles

If you’re a fan of scented candles or diffusers, now might be the time to switch out spiced winter scents for more floral spring ones. If floral scents aren’t your thing, you could opt for something citrus-y or keep it clean with a cotton-scented candle or diffuser.

Get Organised

We all accumulate stuff over the holiday period, and one of the best ways to feel like you’ve had a fresh start is to get it all organised. Clearing out anything that needs clearing out and put anything you aren’t using into storage is a great way to make your space feel a little bit more like your own.

Treat Yourself To Something New

You don’t have to totally overhaul your home to make it feel brand new- just buying one thing to create a new focal point is sometimes all you need. Our suggestion would, of course, be to treat yourself to a new bed, but we might be biased.

Get Your Summer Clothes Out

This might be less of a décor hack and more of a mental health one, but whilst you’re redecorating, putting your summer clothes out and your winter ones away is a great way to remind you that brighter days are coming.

Rearrange

Moving things around won’t cost you anything, but it will change how it feels to live in your home, and make you feel a little more refreshed and at peace. It’s also a great way to feel like you’ve switched up your environment with absolutely minimal effort.

FYI, YOUR MATTRESS IS PROBABLY TOO OLD. HERE’S HOW YOU KNOW.

Written by aristaliving_laura on . Posted in Awin, Christmas, Christmas Promotion, General Promotions, Home & Garden, Home & Garden, Product Launches, Programme Launches, Promotion, Seasonal Promotions, UK, Voucher Codes

Honestly, once you’ve gotten a mattress, you’re pretty likely to stop thinking about it, and because you spend so much time on it you might not notice it gradually aging.  Unfortunately, having a bad mattress is way more of a problem than you probably think (link to our blog here), so here’s how you’ll know when your mattress has given up.

The Springs Poke You

This is the obvious one- the more time you spend on the mattress the more likely you are to have pushed the springs out of place, which probably means they’ll be digging into you as you sleep.

Everything Hurts

As your mattress ages, it’ll stop supporting you as well as it has- the areas of our body that put the most pressure on it (your back and hips) will create divots which provide no support and cause joint pain.

Your Allergies Are Acting Up

As a mattress gets old, more dust settles in the crevices, which can cause those of us with dust allergies to wake up sniffly and sneezing

You Wake Up Tired

You feel like you can’t get up in the morning, it might be because a lumpy mattress is making it really difficult for you to get comfortable in your sleep, so you’re tossing and turning.

Whilst getting a new mattress might not be top of our priorities list, remember that getting 8 hours of proper, REM sleep makes you smarter, more attractive, less stressed and healthier, so you should probably at least think about investing in a new mattress as soon as you see your old one start to age.

Picture courtesy of @love_this_old_house on Instagram

Arista Living - Half Price Bed, Half Price Mattress!

Written by aristaliving_laura on . Posted in Affiliate Incentive, Affiliate Window, Awin, Christmas, Christmas Promotion, General Promotions, Home & Garden, Home & Garden, Lead Generation, Offers/Promotions, Product Launches, Promotion, Promotion Type, Property, Seasonal Promotions, UK, Uncategorized, Voucher Codes

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