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quintessential English home look Liberty floral prints are perfect for that quintessential English home look.

I have a hunch this beautiful English country lifestyle look will be making a huge comeback this Summer.

Perhaps the Pandemic has made us long for more rural living.

I decided to bring a bit of that English charm into my home, my bedroom to be precise. As you can see, I have some pretty Liberty fabric bedding on my bed.

They are all handmade in Somerset by the luxury bedding company Coco and Wolf.

I have always loved browsing the fabrics at Liberty London. How to get that quintessential English home look with Coco and Wolf. My Liberty fabric duvet cover is called the Betsy fuchsia. quintessential English home look Liberty London print Here it is up close. The pillow case with a frill edge is the Betsy grey, and the pink and yellow pillow case in front is called the Wiltshire bud. The fabrics are super soft and moreover so luxurious to sleep in. I’ve decorated the bed with some pretty quintessential English silk cushions by another super talented brand, Catherine Rowe designs. In fact, I was interested to learn that Catherine won the Liberty Open Call for a new iconic Liberty fabric design in 2018 which was then launched in 2019. The pink silk cushion you see on my bed is called China rabbits and peonies and the other one is Chinoiserie Menagerie. Both of them have a beautiful ivory bead piping.

Aren’t they so pretty? I absolutely love the design and somehow reminds me of a stately English home in the country side.

The colours are in my favourite pastel palette. They look great on my sofa too.

anyway, hope you’ve enjoyed this post on how to get that quintessential English home look.

Finally, wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

( All photography are copyright of Little Big Bell. The bedding and cushions were gifts.)

Decorating your home to make it bright and happy needn’t be expensive. Here are my 5 Top tips on how to brighten your home with colours on a budget.

I always go back to these 5 decor tricks and it works.

Tip number 1 – Colourful cushions. 

By placing a mix of colourful cushions on any sofa, will give the room an instant lift. The heart and HAPPY cushions are from Bombay Duck London.

You can buy inexpensive colourful cushions from Homesense too. Tip number 2 –  Colourful art prints.

You don’t have to go to an art gallery to buy an original oil painting or  expensive work of art. You can get a similar effect with these colourful art prints.

The 2 abstract art prints in the bottom corners are by Jessica Ford, the headphones print are by The Native State and the H Heart print is by Lorna Freytag. home with colours on a budget Here you see the colourful cushions and art prints together. Tip number 3 – Colourful flowers

I’m so pleased that Tulips are now in season. They are one of my favourite flowers and I’ve written a post on how to care for them if you are interested.

Flowers always add an instant impact of happiness to a space and a relatively inexpensive way to add colour too. How does this make you feel? Tip number 4 – A coloured vase.

I absolutely adore this blue vase from the Relae collection by Nicholai Wiig for Raawi. They come in a variety of jewel colours. Makes me feel so happy looking at this. home with colours on a budget Tip number 5- A colourful rug.

I always go for rugs from Pappelina because the designs are beautiful, colours are vibrant and the quality is so good. I know they will stand the test of time. home with colours on a budget So, here you can see all of my 5 top tips in action on how to brighten your home with colours on a budget. What do you think?

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend. x

( All photography and styling are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. Products featured are gifts).

christmas gift ideas Christmas gift list 4 – colourful prints and cushions from Juniqe.

We are around 4 weeks away from Christmas now, and I know how stressful it can get for some, however, I’m here to help.

Buying gifts for friends and family can often take a lot out of you, can’t it?

I thought I’d help this year by doing Christmas gift list posts early.

As a result of the big C day closing in, I felt I ought to do a few more gift suggestions.

Have you heard of the lifestyle brand Juniqe before? They sell the most adorable collections of artwork and decor accessories.

I’ve curated a colourful collection from their site to style at home, as seen above. I’ve gone for bold and vibrant prints in the artwork and cushions.

The artwork at the top left to right is Botanical House, Lemon with two leaves, Mountain hut and Girls red.

The prints on the bottom row are Bike, Her I, Mr. D’s breakfast and Hong Kong 81.

The mug is called Red Lips.

The pillows from left to right are called Botanical House, Pink Gold Red, Crossed fingers and Morning sunrise.

The pieces that I have chosen can be easily mixed and matched together. This collection would definitely suit a colour loving interiors fan.

I think they would look cool in a teen’s room too, therefore I might move some of the pieces to my daughter’s room.

Anyway, If it makes you feel better, I thought I’d let you know that even though I’m organised on the “interiors” gifting front, I’m yet to do my own Christmas shopping for my kids. Hope you’ve enjoyed this Christmas gift list. I will be back soon with more festive posts.

As a special Christmas treat, I have a 20% off gift code for Juniqe gifts that’ll run between 28th November ( today) till 30th November if it’ll help?

Just quote LITTLEBELL20 at checkout. In the meantime, do keep an eye out for my progress with the Christmas room. I’ve already published part 1 which is getting the Christmas table ready.

Finally, I would like to wish you a calm and happy festive shopping period.

( All photography and styling are by Geraldine Tan.)

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