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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.

BUILDING YOUR DREAM BED; A STEP BY STEP GUIDE

Written by Danielle Kelly on . Posted in Uncategorized

So you’ve decided to stop hoping you’ll find your dream bed on the high street and just design it yourself, in the shade and fabric you want, in the right size for your home. If you’re wondering what your next steps are; here’s an easy step-by-step to designing your dream bed on our site.

Step One; Get Inspired

 Figure out what your dream bed looks like! If you’ve already got an image in your mind, that’s great, and you can go ahead and skip this step. If you don’t know what you’d like and want some inspiration, head over to our Instagram to see all the amazing beds our customers have designed for their own homes.

Step Two; Pick A Size

Once you’ve got some inspiration, head over to our site to get designing! The first thing you’ll want to do is pick the size you’d like; we offer a range of five sizes from single to super king, so you can be sure you’ll find the right size for your room. Once you’ve selected a size, you can check the information tab to see the dimensions, so that you can be sure they’ll fit in your space.

Step Three; Picking the Right Colour and Fabric

This is where you can really start getting creative; we’ve got seven different colours and textures to choose from. You can click through to see which looks best in the bed designer window, and you can find tonnes of great pictures of each bed on our Instagram if you’d like to see them in real life.

Step Four; Choose Your Base

The next step is to add in the base that’s right for you; we stock standard bed bases, but we also have a number of options that allow you to maximise your storage, from gas-lift ottomans to four-drawer bases and more. If you still need more storage, there are options like our extra-storage ottoman that provide even more space.

Step Five; Picking A Headboard

Now that you’ve done the rest of the bed it’s time for the main event; the headboard. We’ve got simpler designs to complement minimalist spaces, but if you want a centrepiece for your room, we’ve also got some beautiful, iconic headboards to choose from. This is where you really get to play around and get creative figuring out what looks best with the other elements that you’ve chosen for your design.

SPOTLIGHT ON A TREND; MAXIMALISM

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Maximalism is a scary word in interior design. It’s a style that is as easy to get wrong as it is to get right, and often something people shy away from for fear of looking weird or different. The truth is, maximalism isn’t actually all that difficult an aesthetic to achieve; it just takes a good eye for colour and detail and a bit of patience to get the right balance.

If you aren’t already familiar, maximalism sits at the opposite end of the spectrum to minimalism. Where minimalism values pared-back décor that allows you to focus on what’s important, maximalism believes that each piece is important and that more is really more.  If minimalism feels too constraining and lifeless to you, that’s a pretty good sign that you should maybe look at a more maximalist aesthetic.

Whilst the aesthetic does rely on instinct and taste, there are a few foolproof ways of making it work. The first and most important is to figure out your colour scheme early on; that way, whatever happens, the room looks cohesive. Pick colours that are opposite each other on the colour wheel to create contrast that draws the eye, but stick to those colours to ensure that the room makes sense.

Another great way of approaching maximalism is to start big and work your way down; start by picking base colours and your biggest bits of furnishings, like beds and sofas. If you’re unsure of how well this will go, you can keep the big pieces neutral, but opt for a more expressive, dramatic silhouette. Once you’ve got these in place, connect them all with matching smaller pieces, like wall art, houseplants and accessories.  

If you still feel that the space is too bland, you can then add depth by introducing a variety of textured items, like cushions, rugs and throws. These various materials add visual interest without departing massively from your colour scheme, and create focal points that draw the eye.

The important thing with maximalist design is to toe the line between ‘interesting’ and ‘cluttered’. You want to display objects that interest and inspire you, without inducing feelings of stress. Try to confine your display pieces to a few key areas so that you don’t constantly feel that you’re bumping into things or looking for room, and try to keep your items within the same genre. For example, group all of your frames in one place, or if you’re displaying vases or trinkets, let them be a focal point of their own, all together in one place.

At heart, maximalism works on the same principle as minimalism; your home should contain things that make you feel happy and inspired. It also values individualism and creativity, so take all the ideas above as suggestions, rather than hard and fast rules, and follow your own creative instinct.

Maximalism is a scary word in interior design. It’s a style that is as easy to get wrong as it is to get right, and often something people shy away from for fear of looking weird or different. The truth is, maximalism isn’t actually all that difficult an aesthetic to achieve; it just takes a good eye for colour and detail and a bit of patience to get the right balance.

If you aren’t already familiar, maximalism sits at the opposite end of the spectrum to minimalism. Where minimalism values pared-back décor that allows you to focus on what’s important, maximalism believes that each piece is important and that more is really more.  If minimalism feels too constraining and lifeless to you, that’s a pretty good sign that you should maybe look at a more maximalist aesthetic.

Whilst the aesthetic does rely on instinct and taste, there are a few foolproof ways of making it work. The first and most important is to figure out your colour scheme early on; that way, whatever happens, the room looks cohesive. Pick colours that are opposite each other on the colour wheel to create contrast that draws the eye, but stick to those colours to ensure that the room makes sense.

Another great way of approaching maximalism is to start big and work your way down; start by picking base colours and your biggest bits of furnishings, like beds and sofas. If you’re unsure of how well this will go, you can keep the big pieces neutral, but opt for a more expressive, dramatic silhouette. Once you’ve got these in place, connect them all with matching smaller pieces, like wall art, houseplants and accessories.  

If you still feel that the space is too bland, you can then add depth by introducing a variety of textured items, like cushions, rugs and throws. These various materials add visual interest without departing massively from your colour scheme, and create focal points that draw the eye.

The important thing with maximalist design is to toe the line between ‘interesting’ and ‘cluttered’. You want to display objects that interest and inspire you, without inducing feelings of stress. Try to confine your display pieces to a few key areas so that you don’t constantly feel that you’re bumping into things or looking for room, and try to keep your items within the same genre. For example, group all of your frames in one place, or if you’re displaying vases or trinkets, let them be a focal point of their own, all together in one place.

At heart, maximalism works on the same principle as minimalism; your home should contain things that make you feel happy and inspired. It also values individualism and creativity, so take all the ideas above as suggestions, rather than hard and fast rules, and follow your own creative instinct.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE ARISTA LIVING TEAM

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As the year draws to a close, the team at Arista Living would like to wish you a wonderful rest of the festive season! However the holidays look for you this year, we hope you find time to connect with the people you love and bid a proper farewell to 2020

We’d also like to take a moment to thank you all for your support this year. It’s been a bit of a crazy year for everyone, but it’s made us appreciate the most important things in life a bit more. Whilst we weren’t allowed to see each other, we loved being able to share space with you all on our social media, seeing all of the fantastic spaces you created using our beds.                    

Finally, we’d like to wish you a fantastic new year in 2021- we hope you get a chance to build on what you’ve achieved this year and that we’ll be able to celebrate a little bit more normally next year. In the interim, you can still find us online @aristaliving, and if you feel inspired to renovate your own space in the new year, we’re still giving you 50% off any mattress whenever you buy your dream bed on our site.

Stay safe and Happy Holidays!

HOW TO MAKE A SMALL ROOM SEEM HUGE

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

Move things upwards

Anything you can raise off of the floor and onto the walls is great- having your stuff stored on shelves or hung up draws the eye upwards to create an illusion of height whilst also liberating floor space so the room feels bigger.

Less clutter frees up floor space

Any piece of furniture which doubles as storage is great, because if you can store things in an ottoman bed like this (hyperlink), then your room will have less need of extra furnishings and will seem much bigger.

Know your colour theory

Whilst it’s true that light colours create the illusion of size, dark colours can also create a sense of depth which widens out a room just as well.

Use contrast

If you paint a wall in two colours, with the bottom three-quarters darker than the top, the line creates contrast. Because the human eye is naturally drawn to contrast, the eye travels upwards and creates an illusion of height.

Hang curtains well above the window

A favourite hack of Queer Eye’s Bobby Berk, hanging the curtain rail a foot or so above the top of the window is another trick that convinces the human brain that the ceiling is much higher than it actually is.

Buy a mirror

If your small room doesn’t get much natural light, it’ll seem a lot closer and darker than it is. As we said before, light creates the illusion of space, so adding a mirror big enough to reflect some natural light adds depth to a room.

Buy a visually interesting light fixture

An interesting light fixture draws the eye upwards and creates the illusion of height, whilst also distracting from a lack of floor space.

Buy furniture with legs

Furniture that sits directly on the ground or which has a skirt makes everything in a room feel lower and stops light from moving through. By buying furnishings that are raised off the floor, you’ll ensure everything in a room looks slightly higher and a lot more open.

Create Space

A small room with lots of furniture crammed together will feel tiny- by bringing furniture     away from the wall slightly and spacing it out, you’ll seem like you have a lot more floor space

Find your light

If your room is dark, it’ll seem small, so augment your main light source with some lamps, candles or fairy lights .

Arista Living - Half Price Bed, Half Price Mattress!

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Hi,

We have a new offer, just in time for the December and January sales! It's our brand new bundle deal.


Design your own bed and use the code WIN50 for 50% off, if that wasn't enough - you can now take advantage of our bundle deal to get a whopping 50% off a new mattress too! Please note that using this code results in 5% commission.

We believe relaxation should start at the beginning. We made our first bed in 2006, a lot has changed over the years. Todays demand due to small spaces means we demand more storage for our beds so we help customers find the perfect look, colour and size, that still meets their storage needs.
We wanted a solution that makes our customers lives easier, so after years of research and development, came the bed designer tool. The bed designer tool means that customers can have the look they want, the way they want it, without breaking the bank.

We've just launched our new mattress range! We don't want to bore you with springs and things, we just wanted to give you the same mattress in a box without the faff. Simply slide our slothometer and choose how you want to sloth. You get all the standard mattress in box but without all the faff:

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Please let us know if you would like to join our program, we would love to have you on board.


Thanks,
Arista Living

Arista Living Launch Awin Afilliate Programme!

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Hello AWIN Affiliates!


Arista Living is proud to announce the launch of our Awin affiliate programme!


Joining the Arista Living is a great way to earn money by promoting our incredible beds.


Arista Living is the ultimate in design-your-own, giving the consumer the opportunity to design their own perfect bed. From opulent and girly to luxurious and sleek there really is something for everyone - some of our beds even light up!


So why work with us?

• With over 1300 combinations to choose from, there really is something for everyone

• An excellent rating on Trustpilot-our customers love us

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• Dedicated Awin support manager

• Regularly updated offers and promotions

If you've got any questions or would like to have a chat about any promotional activities, please feel free to contact our affiliate manager

Laura Hatton at media@aristaliving.com or if you'd like to join please visit https://ui.awin.com/merchant-profile/16224

New in on Domu!

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Dunelm Mill: Global Fusion Bedroom - get the look

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