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Refresh Your Bedroom with Cute Bedding

If it is time to redo your bedroom décor once again, perhaps you are stumped for ideas on how to refresh your bedroom without breaking the bank and without blindly following the dictates of fashion do not despair!

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9 Simple Steps to Declutter Your Bedroom

Our bedrooms tend to become the place where everything is stored, either temporarily when guests are visiting or permanently because there is no space for it anywhere else in the home.

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8 Creative Ideas for an Organised Master Bedroom

An organised bedroom is a must for everyone. Not only do bedrooms look so much nicer when they have no clutter or heaps of ‘stuff’ waiting to be sorted out, but it will help you to relax and unwind more. There are one or two secrets to bedroom storage that make the whole process of achieving a perfectly appointed bedroom much easier.

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Eye-Candy Decor for the Bedroom

Eye candy refers to something that looks great, but has no complexities or hidden meanings and this is perfect for bedroom décor. After all, who wants a bedroom full of mystery and symbolism after a hard day at work, struggling to keep up with the pressures of modern life? Your bedroom is your sanctuary,

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Introducing Some Glamour into Your Bedroom

Introducing glamour into the bedroom is so easy today, with the vast array of modern fabrics and printing techniques available to us. If you bedroom is nice enough, but could use a little livening up, then read on, the following tips are perfect for you!

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Bedspreads: Variety is the Name of the Game

Your bedspread is perhaps the most important feature of your bedroom, for the following reason. Your bed is so large and usually centrally placed that it automatically becomes the focal point of the room. This means that as soon as you – or anyone else – enter the room, all eyes are drawn to the bed. Therefore, whatever is covering the bed is going to form the basis of the first impression of the whole bedroom. In order for your bedroom to create a great first impression, you must take some care over the choice of your bedspread.

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Add Allure to Your Bedroom Decor

Everybody wants a beautiful bedroom, and it is not that hard to add beautiful and alluring elements that enhance and soften the decor. The following tips will teach you how to quickly and inexpensively add a subtle charm and gentle welcome to your bedroom, no matter the color scheme or decor theme.

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DIY: EARTH CENTERED BED LINEN SPRAYS

Today, we make our very own linen sprays. Bed linens are the perfect thing to freshen up bed linens and cushions. This is a wonderful thing to do as gifts for friends and family for the holidays, or simply for you! That’s the nice thing about this project, is that it’s great for making big batches. We spend a third to half of our life sleeping, we should treat ourselves to wonderful scents while in our dream state.

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Winterising your Bedroom with Cosy Cushions!

With cold weather inching ever closer as the days draw in and temperatures plummet it is definitely time to 'winterise' your bedroom! Hanging thick warm curtains and changing summer bedding for fluffy warm winter linen is only a start in the process of transforming your bedroom into a safe and cosy winter retreat.

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DIY: 7 Steps to Revamp old bar chair via tapestry cushions

This tatty old chair was on the way to the skip - the damage to its base is just a symptom of an overall weak seat. It was only a matter of time before someone's bottom went right through it!

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Fall in Love with Your Bedroom with Cute bedspreads

Get yourself a bedroom to love by changing your bedding, especially taking pains with the selection of the bedspread. Your bedspread could be a separate blanket or throw, draped carefully over the bed to protect your bed linen from pets and children, or it can refer to your duvet cover. It is the instant and automatic focal point of any bedroom, and therefore the place to begin any bedroom makeover.

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Add Glamour to Your Bedroom with Voile Curtains

Your curtains and other soft furnishings are the equivalent of clothing for your room. Carefully chosen curtains can add mystique, create colourful contrasts and add a splash of much-needed colour to an otherwise plain room. Voile curtains are excellent for adding a touch of glamour to your bedroom too; the choice of fabric and colour can make an immense difference to the look and ambiance of the room.

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How to Create Exotic Christmas Decor for Your Bedroom

Get set for Christmas this year by decorating the house in festive colours, beautiful sparkles and the red, green and gold that summons up the Yuletide spirit! You do not have to confine Christmas to just one room and, in fact, decorating the whole house is sure to get the entire family into a cheerful and jolly state of mind straight-away! Even sullen teenagers who proclaim that everything is 'lame' will be secretly thrilled to have their lairs, sorry, I mean bedrooms, of course, transformed into Christmassy grottos of delight!

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How to Maximise Your Decor with Beautiful Bedding

Your bedroom should reflect your personality and be a good indicator of your sense of style. Too many people faithfully copy a 'beautiful bedroom' that they have seen in a magazine or on a television show, and then find that they do not feel comfortable or safe in their newly decorated room. This is because it is no longer their room – they have chased away everything that made the room uniquely theirs and replaced it with a pale copy of someone else's idea of beautiful décor!

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Which duvet is right for me?

When it comes to investing in a new duvet, people think it will be an easy decision. However, in reality, this is most definitely not the case. With the various technologies, Tog ratings, sizes and fillings, it can actually result in quite a confusing decision. Let us clear a few things up and help to you to choose the duvet that will suit you the best.

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Four inspirational looks to recreate in your bedroom

Creating inspirational looks in your bedroom starts with finding the right duvet cover set. As HomeFamilyLifeStyle’s author Anita Kaushal says: “Good bedlinen is an investment. You spend so much time in bed, it makes sense.”

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Four iconic children's brands in our duvet cover sale

It's our summer sale! And we've got some great children's brands in our duvet cover sale. There are lots of bargains to be had.

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Tips on how to design the perfect duvet cover set

We’re looking for you to help us with our Spring/Summer 2014 duvet cover collection. We’ve launched a nationwide competition inviting you to create and design a duvet cover set that you think our customers would love. And we can’t wait to see the entries. The winner will have their duvet cover design printed, made and sold in our 30 stores around the country and on our website.

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"You don't want to sleep in my bedroom, this is where the monsters are. Your room is safe!"

We've had an amazing response to our survey asking if you allow your kids to sleep in your bed at night. The stories you've left have been very interesting. There has been a clear message with the majority (70%) of respondents saying a definite "no" to having the little ones visiting your bed in the night.

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Nursery Essentials (Guest post)

Decorating and kitting out your baby's nursery can be a daunting prospect, especially as a first-time parent when you don't have the luxury of experience to help guide you. As a second-time mum I certainly found it a lot easier to know what I did or didn't need to buy for my new baby's nursery and it really all boiled down to bedding.

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5 ways you can get the look for less in your own bedroom

As part of our 'get the look for less' campaign we've selected five duvet sets from popular high street brands and compared them with our own fantastic range of duvet covers. We are proud to give you the high quality, latest trends at a reasonable cost.

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8 ways you can get the look for less for your child's bedroom

Spring is finally here and its the perfect time to give your home a makeover. In the next few weeks we'll be looking at ways we can help you give your home a new lease of life by changing a few elements in each of your rooms all for a fraction of the cost of our high street rivals.

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How to put a duvet cover on quickly

Changing the duvet cover is one of those chores that nobody enjoys. Even if you’ve got your technique sorted and you can whip the thing off and on again quicker than a Travelodge Chamber Maid it remains the part of changing a bed that the majority of us dread.

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Competition Winner!

Congratulations to Laura Pyper who was the winner of our Bedding Bonanza competition. Laura was selected at random this morning from over 700 entrants, and is now the proud owner of everything shown in the bedding theme below.

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Angry Birds Bedding Set

They're here! We announced last week that we'd be adding some fantastic Angry Birds bedding to our duvet covers range and they've just arrived.

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Spoil Your Old Man This Father’s Day With Some Luxury Bedding

He fixes your lawnmower, helps with the decorating and looks after your children whenever you need him to. With Father’s Day rapidly approaching; now is the chance to thank your old man for all the help he has given you throughout the year. But what can you get him to show how much you appreciate him?

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Celebrate Donald Duck Day With Some Disney Bedding

For those of you that aren’t aware of it, today (June 9th) is Donald Duck Day! Widely regarded as one of Walt Disney’s finest creations, Donald made his debut appearance in the cartoon ‘The Wise Little Hen’ on this very day in 1934. He isn’t looking to shabby for 78! To celebrate Donald’s birthday, why not give the kid’s bedrooms an update with some of our fantastic Disney range?

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The Great British Sleep Survey

Some interesting insights from a recent sleep survey of over 6000 people in the UK. Sleep quality deteriorates with age - 30% of 16-20 year olds report getting a good night’s sleep compared with 17% of over 60’s. Older people were twice as likely to take sleeping pills – 30% of over 60’s are taking some form of prescription or over the counter remedy.

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How to get a Better Night's Sleep. Tip 6

Have a warm relaxing bath before bed, perhaps with a few drops of lavender oil before slipping under the sheets.

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How to get a Better Night's Sleep. Tip 5.

Invest in a new pillow to suit your taste and improve support for your head and neck – try amazing memory foam which responds to your body temperature & shape and uses space-age technology to improve your comfort.

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Spring is Just Around the Corner

The mornings are definitely getting lighter and Spring feels just around the corner. Why not wake up to a new look? The beauty of bedding is that you can dramatically change a room for less money than you might think – especially with Yorkshire Linen Co prices!

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How to get a Better Night's Sleep. Tip 4

Make sure your bed is big enough for you to stretch out whilst sleeping. Experiment with a padded mattress topper for extra comfort or support - Yorkshire Linen Co has a wide range to choose from.

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How to get a Better Night's Sleep. Tip 3

Keep your bedroom dark when you are sleeping – even the light from a radio alarm can interrupt sleep.

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How to get a Better Night's Sleep. Tip 2

Give your bedroom a makeover. Choose a new colour scheme for your sheets, a colour co-ordinated duvet set or bedspread or just new cushions and accessories – it costs less than you think to create a whole new look with a few well chosen pieces

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Overseas delivery now available

Did you know that we now deliver to a wide range of different countries? Tried and tested Yorkshire Linen Co quality and value delivered to your door.

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How to get a Better Night's Sleep. Tip 1

There are many different reasons for insomnia, but there are a few steps which everyone can take to improve their chances of a good night’s sleep.

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Bring the Hotel Feel back Home!

It’s easier than you think to bring home the luxury feel of a 5 star hotel (and no – we don’t mean pinching the bath robes!). There are easy and inexpensive ways with bedding and decoration to recreate the posh hotel experience in your own bedroom at home.

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Why use a Mattress Topper?

Your mattress is an investment purchase and it pays to buy the best you can afford, so you want to take good care of it. But you can’t just launder it like the rest of your bedding.

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Threadcount - What does it all mean? Does it matter?!

The threadcount (TC) of a fabric measures the number of threads per square inch and can range anywhere from 80 to 1200. Generally, the higher the TC, the softer and silkier the bedlinen, the better it wears (and the more it costs!).

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Egyptian Cotton - the creme de la creme?

Egyptian Cotton has a reputation for being the finest in the world. Its fibres are particularly strong and long which enhance the quality of the finished product and its softness increases with laundering.

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Are you SAD? Let us help!

Seasonal Affective Disorder (sometimes known as Winter Depression) affects as many as 7% of people in the UK because its greatest effect is in the winter months when daylight hours are shorter.

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Getting a Head Start when Choosing a Pillow

Pillows are perhaps the single most important factor in a good night's sleep (after a non-snoring spouse or quiescent kids). Our head is packed with nerve-endings and is generally the only part of body exposed to the night air so keeping it warm and comfortable is a high priority for anyone needing their beauty sleep. Our heads are also heavy - being mainly comprised of bone and water and lightened only by sweet dreams.

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Duck Feathers vs. Duck Down - What the duck is going on?

An area of abstruse knowledge to people who take an (unnatural?) interest in bedding like us is the difference between down and feathers. For most normal people, the two words are pretty much interchangeable but actually the two are very different and depending on what kind of bedding you're looking to buy have very different effects on both your wallet and your comfort.

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Tog Ratings for Duvets

In simple terms, the “tog rating” indicates the warmth of duvets, quilts or sleeping bags. Some people think this is simply an indication of the thickness of the product in question, but actually the rating is determined by a range of factors. Some materials and means of manufacture have intrinsically higher tog ratings than others, meaning that thickness is only one determinant among many.

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