Tesco Direct have been coming up with some fantastic homewares of late (see my bedroom makeover post from October here) but this season they’ve really outdone themselves. Their new Mid Century range combines two of my favourite things – bright colours and retro style – in one amazing new collection. And what’s more, because it’s from Tesco, it’s absolutely bargainous! Stand-out pieces include this designer-look Retro teapot, £10; set of espresso mugs with saucers, £12…

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It’s almost December, so I’m going to get the ball rolling and start talking about Christmas. Every year, the shops are flooded with special ‘Christmas’ cushions – usually in red with festive slogans on – that are all incredibly cheery and Christmassy, but that also have an incredibly short shelf life. As soon as Christmas day is over, off they go to the loft/cupboard/blanket box for another twelve months. Not so the sequin…

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Above: FOLK Catwalk – Temperley London/Cushion – Matthew Williamson at Debenhams £28. STRIPES Catwalk – Sass & Bide/Cushion – Ikea £4. One of my favourite ever posts on this blog has to be ‘From Catwalk to Cushion’ (from September 2013 – read it here). Earlier this month, I was asked to recreate it for Notebook (the magazine published with the Sunday Mirror) as part of their recent Homes Special. The idea was to…

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Kitting out a bedroom from scratch can be expensive – whether you’ve just bought your first place; have had an extension; are moving into new rented or student accommodation; or are simply giving a tired room a complete revamp. When you’ve got everything from bedding and cushions to accessories to think about, making somewhere look homely can mount up – fast. The thing is, stylish, good quality yet cheap homewares aren’t always easy…

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Why stick to the straight and narrow when  you can zig zag instead? One of the cheeriest homes trends of the moment, zig zags – or chevrons as designers prefer to call ’em – are everywhere right now. While my other half, Mr Treasurehunter, says they make him feel like he’s had one too many beers, I personally love them, and am lusting after a black and white chevron rug for my home…

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