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

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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

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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

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*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

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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

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Whatialwayswanted.com 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

Miscellany: pillow talk

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Do you prefer your pillows chopped or tugged? A nicely plumped cushion makes a room look all the more comfy and inviting, but which is your preferred method for perking up your pillows? Cushions from Chocolate Creative Let’s look at the main contenders…. THE SHAKE – a method preferred by the likes of Buddy Holly,… Continue reading

Things to wake up and WIN

Win over £320 worth of prizes from this month's wake up and want wishlist!

We’re giving away 8 fantastic prizes from this month’s wake up and want wishlist inside Issue 7. Read more about the prizes below or enter here now! Leaf impression plate | £13 | Yaela Studio Impressed by hand with a grape leaf before another speckled texture was added, this plate is beautiful to look at…. Continue reading