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AD. Now that it’s Winter, my attention is turning towards making the bedrooms as cosy and warm as possible. I’ve been on the hunt for a super light and warm duvet for my son’s bedroom for a while.

His bedroom seems to be the coldest part of the house. I’ve bought him different duvets in the past, but for some reason, they have not kept him warm. I’m having to tuck him in bed nightly with warm fleecy blankets.

When I read about Penelope Bedroom’s Innovia range, I was keen to give it a try for him.

I got one for my double bed too. Together, we tested out the new duvet over the festive period.

I must say, I think this light and warm Innovia duvet has revolutionised his sleep. I’m not even having to go tuck him in with fleecy blankets now. light and warm duvet What can I say? It’s super luxurious and warm. It’s like a soft fluffy cloud floating on top of you as you sleep. Being light, it allows for you to move around in bed more easily.

I used to wake up at 4 am automatically, but I haven’t during this holiday period. I’m not sure whether it’s because I’m more tired from late nights during the holiday or it’s the effect of this new light and warm duvet.

I certainly feel more comfortable when I go to sleep. I shall be reporting back on this in the next few months in an instagram post.

My son reports that he no longer wakes up feeling cold and loves it. That certainly counts for something. light and warm duvet So what is so special about the Innovia range from Penelope Bedroom?

The two outer layers are made of 90% Hungarian Goose Down and 10% Hungarian Goose Feather to provide a light and fluffy cloud like feel. The centre of Innovia is filled with a heavier percentage of Hungarian Goose Feathers to add thickness and warmth. As you can see, it is encased in an elegantly quilted 100% organic cotton cover.

We have the 13.5 tog duvet which is the warmest and thickest duvet, perfect for Autumn and Winter.

Importantly, as our family have a tendency to eczema, the duvet is hypoallergenic and washable at 30 degrees.

Having tried the duvet, over this holiday period, I can vouch for Penelope Bedroom as a trusted quality brand.

They also supply some of the world’s leading 5 star hotels such as the Ritz Carlton, Jumeirah and Kempinski hotels. Imagine having a luxury hotel standard duvet at home.

My son is certainly enjoying his new light and warm duvet.

I really would like to extend a big thank you to Penelope Bedroom for making our sleep so much more comfortable.

As I love it so much, I will be reporting back on the duvet in a few more month’s time again on Instagram.

Wishing you all a wonderful 2020.

(Penelope Bedroom kindly gifted us the duvet for review. I sought after the brand after reading good things about them and not vice versa. All opinions given are unbiased.)

I’ve been wanting to add a more grown up character to my bedroom with wall wood panels and wallpaper for quite some time.

I wanted to be more ‘grown up’ without losing the playful, fun aesthetic that I so love.

Here’s my bedroom last Summer, all bright and light.

I don’t see this as child like, but it’s funny how many people have associated this space as a child’s bedroom.

I’ve decided a change was in order. Ta-dah! What do you think? More grown up right, but without losing my fun and happy vibe I hope?

I have based the styling of this bedroom on the Confettis By Nymphea’s Factory wallpaper from 4MURS. This wallpaper is only exclusive to 4MURS

Pink and gold polka dots on a white background is just so fresh, fun and me. Any excuse to add more pink to my home. wall wood panels Here’s the bedroom in its entirety on one side. I’ve styled the bed with colours to compliment the wallpaper.

I’m so pleased with the wall wood panels too. wall wood panels and wallpaper My general aesthetic has always been a combination of period and contemporary.

As I live in a Victorian house, I wanted a way of introducing some period character into my bedroom, but maintaining a modern style at the same time.

Wall wood panels have been a huge trend this past year, and I have been toying for the idea for quite a while. One advice is, if you are going to go for painted wall wood panels, then you could definitely safe costs by using MDF rather than real wood.

If you want more ideas on wall wood panels, then this article from Real homes is useful. This 4MURS confettis design is just wonderful. It perfectly matches the pink I chose for my bedroom wood wall panels, and my standing Anglepoise lamp. bedroom wall wood panels The next thing I’ll need to change is the switches, perhaps to a gold brass colour. Last but not least, I have a couple of rolls of the 4MURS Confettis By Nymphea’s Factory wallpaper left which I will be doing a giveaway on my instagram. Keep an eye out, it’ll be on the 12th December 2019.

Hope you don’t mind this little break from Christmas posting. I will be back soon with a Christmas post soon on how I have decked the hallways for the festive season.

Have a fabulous week ahead.

( All photography and styling are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. This is a paid partnership post with 4MURS).

stylish storage for the bedroom (AD) It’s not easy to find the perfect stylish storage for the bedroom. I’ve been on the lookout for quite some time.

My criteria was for it be of good quality, look fabulous, be colourful and customisable for size and function.

Although we have two huge wardrobes in our bedrooms, a His and Hers, there was still not enough room.

I needed drawers for my trinkets and handbags, whilst my husband needed drawers for his socks and boxers.

Well, as you can see, the wait was over, with my discovery of Tylko’s smart organisation storage system. tylko-stylish-storage Introducing you to Tylko’s Type 02 bookcase or shelving unit in Forest green and mint. Doesn’t this stylish storage for the bedroom look wonderful? Of course, it doesn’t have to be just for the bedroom, it can be placed elsewhere in the house too.

For once, my husband could heave a sigh of relief as it isn’t pink, the colour that is overtaking our home.

Ordering is so easy. Simply measure out the space that you want your storage to go into. Then, go online to configure it with shelves, drawers and cupboards. I have selected all three features. There is a brilliant digital visual tool to help you see the configuration you have designed. I’ve styled my shelves with my favourite things, previously hidden away. Can you spot my Marimekko mug collection?

The assembly of the shelving unit required 2 people, but it was easy, as the instructions were very clear.

The colour coded connectors between the pieces snap securely into place. No tools or screws were needed. stylish storage for the home shelving It’s a beautiful solid piece of shelving unit. The design is so sleek and seamless.

There’s so much attention to detail, like how the drawers and door handles match the unit colours, and sit flush against the edge. It’s so fun to lie on the bed, and just stare at some of my favourite things. My Tylko type 2 bookcase fits the title of stylish storage for the bedroom don’t you think?

The wonderful thing is that it is flat packed, so you can dismantle and move it around if needed. Mine will be staying firmly in that spot from now on. The only thing that may change is the decor on the shelves.

( All styling and photography are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. The unit was kindly gifted by Tylko).

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