The joy of bedlinen: Five ways to make your bed cosier

joy of bedlinen

It’s a simple truth that your bed will never look as good as the ones in the bedding department of John Lewis. Carefully co-ordinating layers of pillows, throws and cushions, known fancifully as ‘pillowscaping’, takes some managing on a daily basis. Sometimes the most you can hope for first thing is a bit of duvet… Continue reading

Bright Bazaar book offer

Bright Bazaar, Will Taylor | The Simple Things magazine

The first book by The Simple Things Marketplace Editor, Will Taylor, is out now. Bright Bazaar: Embracing Colour for Make-You-Smile Style is a 192-page refreshing take on colour from one of the world’s leading interiors bloggers, Will Taylor. To order Bright Bazaar at the special offer price of £20 including UK P&P, telephone 01903 828503 or… Continue reading

Grow indoor herbs PLUS a competition

How to grow herbs indoors in unusual containers

Add colour to your kitchen and flavour to your food…and win some brilliant freebies along the way!

Meet the original upcyclers: Mark and Sally Bailey

Mark and Sally Bailey Baileys Home and Garden

Mark and Sally Bailey, king and queen of up cycling, talk us through their stripped-back style

Spoil yourself with 15% off at Idyll Home

Idyll Home

For the next two weeks the lovely people at Idyll Home giving every reader of The Simple Things 15% off their gorgeous home and garden accessories. You’ve probably spotted Idyll Home before inside The Simple Things as their furniture and accessories are often featured in our ‘Things To Wake Up And Want’, we’ve always been… Continue reading

*Sponsored post* A way with windows


*This is a sponsored blog post from Hillarys* Simplify the process of choosing blinds, curtains and shutters by booking an appointment with an advisor from Hillarys who can advise on style, fittings and proportions as well as colour and patterns. Our Signature Service includes measuring and installation too, perfect for those who can’t quite get… Continue reading

Seriously stylish, seriously ethical


Fashion-Conscience is an online store selling the best in Fair Trade, organic, sustainable, recycled, up-cycled and vegan clothing, accessories and gifts. From well known brands to small independent brands all showing us it’s stylish to be green. And best of all, they’re giving us 15% off until 31st May if you use the code: SIMPLE… Continue reading

What I Always Wanted: celebrate their Birthday with 20% off

What I always wanted_blog is an online marketplace selling gifts and homeware by British designer-makers. The company celebrates its first birthday this month, was set up by friends Deborah Bancroft and Ann Ellison. Many of the products they sell are handmade from locally sourced or recycled materials and some are exclusive to their site – perfect if you… Continue reading

The carpet that caused a stir

Photography: Emma Case

We were chatting with wedding photographer Emma Case recently about all the special weddings she has attended, and we wanted to share one of her stories with you today. This is a wedding tale with a difference, as it is less about the beautiful wedding of Jen & Chris as a whole (which you can… Continue reading

Win your own personalised wall mural!

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You’ve successfully unlocked our latest competition, and oh my it’s a good one! We’re giving you the opportunity to win your own personalised wall mural worth between £200 – £600… You have the option of choosing your mural from one of the many hundreds of fab designs already available on the Photowall website (including top… Continue reading