Fresh clean sheets are such a simple, delicious luxury! And I have gorgeous new sheets from I Love Linen. I’m giving away 6 x $50 vouchers at the end of this post, but first, I want to share with you my bedroom theme, and what my new sheets did for me. I had so much fun putting this post together!
Moving 11 times in 13 years means collecting a lot of mish-mash of items. Sometimes, I look at other homes, in real life or in magazines, and feel a bit disheartened.
Reality for me means different houses with varying colours; odd things; old things; new things. It all makes for a bit of a mess, with no sense of theme.
When Lauren from I Love Linen contacted me, I saw it as an opportunity to give the bedroom a bit of a lift. It’s not that I don’t like my bedroom, but as we live in a rented home, the colour theme is not what I would choose myself. And when you add the 13 year old bed frame, a coverlet found on a clearance sale a few years ago and an antique commode chair from my grandparents, well, as I said before: a bit of a mess.
When I get a bit down about a situation, I do five things.
Look at what do I have
Observe inspiration as I live life
Make the best of it
Be grateful and enjoy
I took a moment and looked at my bedroom objectively. I saw the colours brown, maroon, yellow and blue.
Then, I flicked through photographs of special places I’ve visited, and I found one of Spring Bluff Station near Toowoomba, which is one of my favourite places. It reminded me of the colours in the bedroom.
Now for the sheets! I browsed the I Love Linen website and I almost decided on white because I adore crisp white sheets. But then, I saw the charcoal 1000 thread count sheets, and they reminded me of gum trees, and I knew they would bring the other colours together beautifully.
Warm and Earthy
I love it! It’s warm and earthy. I now walk into my bedroom and I think of a burnt red cabin surrounded by gum tree woods, with a blue sky backdrop and the sun shinning all around.
…can you see it, as I see it?
…tinted coffee jar I featured also in this post
…see that teddy bear? Had it since I was 3. My most favourite toy.
I leave out the ECCO shoes I wore recently on the World’s Longest Catwalk when I’m not wearing them because they go with the bedroom. Nothing wrong with using shoes as decoration when they are not on your feet, right? I make a point of enjoying the room now, and it makes me happy.
Feels like I’ve done a bedroom makeover, but really, it’s just lovely new sheets and a different outlook.
I Love Linen
I Love Linen was the inspiration behind this post, and if you like all things linen, you’ll love the online shop. LOVE, I tell you! The quality is amazing (my sheets have that crisp hotel look) and the prices are fabulous. Behind the website are two sisters and their mum, so you get that personal touch too.
…brown paper packages tied up with string
Today, I’m giving away 6 x $50 gift vouchers. To enter, head over the I Love Linen, and then come back here and leave a comment below about a product you like. That’s it!
Terms: 1. Australian residents only 2. Entrant must be over 18 to enter. 3. Winners will be drawn randomly 4. Winners will be notified by email and if no response is received within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn 5. Giveaway open from 16 September to 22 September 2012. 6. This competition is no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.