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Willow ottoman bed As I write this post, my daughter is travelling back from university for a week’s break. She has not yet seen her bedroom revamp, and the new Ottoman bed.

I can’t wait for her to experience her new Button and Sprung Willow Double Ottoman bed in a Pale Rose Linwood Juno fabric.

My daughter, like I, absolutely love pink, hence it was the chosen palette for the room. ottoman bed with storage I’m sure I’m not the only mother who struggles with minimising clutter.

With my daughter being away at university, this was the perfect opportunity to revamp and refresh. Willow ottoman bed from Button and Sprung When I saw this double Willow bed at Button and Sprung’s showroom, I knew it was the one.

Prior to this, my daughter had a white wrought iron bed.

Since she spends a lot of time in bed watching You Tube, Netflix and even writing her essays on the laptop, that wrought iron headboard couldn’t have been that comfortable for her. under bed storage with the Willow ottoman bed That plush pillow headboard on The Willow bed was one of the winning features influencing my choice. Believe me, it’s super comfortable, just like a sofa. Back to the the decluttering.There were books and note folders in the room forming an unsightly pile, which I proceeded to place into storage boxes. These gorgeous heart prints above the fireplace are by Hannah Carvell. The piece de resistance of this Willow Ottoman bed is its storage space under the mattress.

The bed easily opens up with a tug and lift using the pink strap at end of the bed.

The gas strut mechanisms help propel the bed up and holds it in place. Finally, I could hide those storage boxes away, without having to take up more space. So cool right? That plush pillow headboard is so tempting. Now the bedroom is looking spick and span. I can’t wait to see her reaction when she comes home. I’ve also placed some fresh new linen bedding, with a spritz of Lavender to calm the senses. A huge thank you to Button and Sprung for the wonderful ottoman bed that has made my daughter’s room.

(bed was a gift from Button and Sprung)

How to organise a teen girl’s dressing table with make up storage find tidying and organising strangely therapeutic.

I’ve recently organised my workspace and my son’s bedroom.

I’ve also given my teen daughter’s bedroom a touch of paint and a revamp, but have not tackled her dressing table drawers, until now. Although she is perfectly happy with her organised mess, I just couldn’t help myself.

It’s great that I have a huge collection of Curver Infinity boxes to use. So, one weekend I set off to work. There’s a shelving unit at the end of her bed, which she part uses as a dressing table. I’ve given the area a little brightening up with some wall prints. I’ve also added a super cute machine washable rug gifted to me by Lorena Canals. The rug is one of the collaborations they did with Joy Cho of Oh Joy. I absolutely adore the colour palette and it feels so soft to walk on. dressing table make up storage The Curver Infinity cups are so useful for storing lipsticks and make up brushes. Such a simple solution to keep the dressing table area tidy. Next, I tackled the drawers. I was quite ruthless with the edit. Out of date make up or unused ones were removed ( obviously with approval).  The Curver Infinity boxes were perfect for organising the boxes of make up palettes.  I placed the smaller items in the narrower Curver Infinity boxes. dressing-table-decor It took me an hour to tidy her dressing table, and she absolutely loves it. She just needs to promise to keep it tidy. What would I do without my Curver boxes?  They are so handy to have and makes my space instantly tidy.

( All photography and styling are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. This is a paid partnership with Curver, but all opinions are my own)

How to organise kitchen storage.

Every December, just before Christmas, I would do a kitchen declutter and reorganisation. This year I have decided to do it earlier and make use of the Curver Dry Cube and Infinity storage containers that I have acquired. Decluttering a kitchen is hard work. You would have thought that with my annual clean out, that it would be easier. I think part of the problem lies with a lack of kitchen storage solution. Hopefully now with some organisation, I can clearly see what I have, without having to buy more of the same, hence clogging up space. Better organisation would also abolish those moments of panic, when I’m cooking, and need that particular utensil, hidden within a heap of objects in the drawers. The Curver Dry Cube containers are great for storing dry food such as cereals, lentils, rice or pasta. They also make fun containers for colourful sweets. What I love about the Dry Cube kitchen storage containers, are that they have crystal clear bodies that allow food to be identified immediately, whether on a shelf or in a drawer. kitchen storage It took a while to do this declutter and organising, but doesn’t my kitchen storage just feel so nice to look at now? kitchen storage I’ve placed spice bottles into small grey Curver Infinity trays. Now all I have to do is take the tray out to find what I need, rather than scramble around the back of cupboard with a stool. Here’s the cupboard with all the dry and tinned food. Now for a little peek at my colourful mug collection. The Curver Infinity range boxes come in all  shapes and sizes, with or without covers. The smaller containers would be wonderful for organising a cutlery drawer.  Although I already have a bespoke cutlery drawer, you can have similar at a fraction of price, just by using the Curver Infinity boxes. Here’s my second tier of drawers, with my new tableware from Portmeirion. I love storing my plates this way, as I can find things much easier. Remember I mentioned my panic stricken search for utensils? These large Curver Infinity kitchen storage boxes have come to the rescue. Here’s what they look like. I’ve organised all my utensils into the boxes. One box for wooden utensils and the other one for metal. I’ve also stored table napkins into small Curver infinity boxes. So there you go, I feel so much happier now with an ordered kitchen space. Let’s hope the husband, who incidentally is a great cook and main cook in the family, keeps it that way.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this kitchen storage post. You can also read about my Wardrobe organisation post if you fancy.

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

( All styling and photography are by myself, Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. This is a sponsored partnership with Curver, but all views are my own.)

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