Monday 2 December 2013

creating a cosy home with next!

So, Next recently asked us if we'd like to share some of our styling tips on ways we create a more cosy home during the colder months, and here are the results! We selected one piece each, with the heart light being something we could share - all things we thought would be perfect in our little home.

Barri: I love very bold colour schemes, my main room is a mix of deep purples and lime green with a dash of orange dotted about. Stripes are one of my favourite patterns, so the purple striped cushion is is the perfect addition to my sofa (which I reupholstered myself, would you believe!). Even if you aren't a fan of such strong looks, cushions are a lovely way of adding texture, colour and pattern to your room!

Jazz: I'll all about comfort and style in my room, so I can never have too many throws and blankets on my bed! At the moment my room as been lookin' a little more neutral than usual, so the colours of the check blanket suit the look I'm after perfectly - I find that blankets are a cheap and cheerful way to refresh my bedding and decor! My mum and I adore mood lighting too, so we try to never use our main lights, but instead stick to feature lighting and candles to create a warming and cosy atmosphere. We absolutely love the lit heart wreath - mum's already added some dried oranges to it to create a Christmas display in the sitting room!

Happy December! Love, Barri & Belle.


  1. That is such a lovely wreath and I really like the use of the card as something different for the post. :) You've got me well in the mood for Christmas decorating!

    - Chloe. x

  2. i'm loving the look of that cosy throw - you're so right about extra layers!!


  3. I miss you both (and your lovely home!) xxx