New Year, New Duvet Cover, New Me?

New Year, New Duvet Cover, New Me?

As I said in my 2017 To-Do List, I’m not normally a ‘New Year, New Me’ type person, BUT there are some things I want to get done in 2017 & one of those is a overhaul of my bedroom!

After having a whole load of work to do at home over Christmas I spent a LOT of time confined to my room and realised it could really do with some TLC. We spend half our lives here, or perhaps even more if you work from home, yet I haven’t updated my bedroom since I was 12- a whole 9 years! (& yes, its bright pink with a garish floral wallpaper)

Not only is the decor out-dated but I’ve also become somewhat of a hoarder- I’m sure there must be some kind of correlation between loving the space your in and how you feel- kind of like ‘tidy desk, tidy mind’ on a larger scale. With this in mind, I’ve already started clearing out things I no longer need- gone are the 5 ‘bits and bobs’ drawers. In time, I’d like to redecorate completely- that’s currently not an option. Until then, I thought I should at least freshen things up a bit, starting with some new bedding!

I usually opt for something simple, and often white- if you follow me on Instagram this will be something you’re well aware of! (cough-flat lay background-cough) I’ve found some great duvet sets from Yorkshire Linen Company UK that won’t break the bank- definitely a bonus! Plus, white duvet sets will always match my room, no matter how I redecorate! The White Company also have some lovely options if you’ve got a bigger budget, as do Next and even Primark!White bedding form Yorkshire Linen

Balmoral Duvet Cover Set | Pom Pom Duvet Cover Set | Warwick Duvet Cover Set

At this point, its pretty much common knowledge that I struggle to get to sleep at night- I’m hoping the fresh bedding will be the first step to a good nights sleep, what with fresh sheets always seeming more inviting I can only imagine that a new duvet cover will work wonders! I reckon if I have a cosy duvet I’ll be much more inclined to get into bed earlier and if I’m snug I might even manage to stay asleep- then I’ll be a morning person in no time, right? (if you have any better ideas please let me know!)

What’re your plans for this year? Do you have any specific goals you’d like to achieve or any renovations in mind? When I do get round to re-decorating I’m going to go for something quite muted, so that in future I’ll be able to completely change the feel of the room by changing up the accessories- if you have any suggestions please let me know, I’ve started Pinterest board that you can check out here

Tara xo


*This post has been written in collaboration with the Yorkshire Linen Company but all opinions are, as always, my own!

bedding to make you feel cosy

  • I’m really glad I don’t still have my childhood bedroom decor going on, or I might have a little bit of a very pink very floral Barbie duvet set situation on my hands! Aha, I’ve been obsessed with adding bits and pieces to my room since redecorating last year so I hope you love your end result! Fresh sheets are always a big YES, especially when they’re new 🙂

    X Gemma

    • Mine is so overwhelming every time I go back home- I can’t wait to get it re-done!

  • I know what you mean, I constantly want to refresh the look of my bedroom! It ends up changing my mood and everything! Loving its new look x

    |Georgia Megan|

    • Me too, I love adding bits and pieces every now and then, it’s insane how it can lift your mood!

  • I also need to step up my game this year..

    this duvet looks amazing!

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  • I love getting new duvet – it makes everything seem fresher and changes the mood
    Your duvet is beautiful

    Lizzie | Takeoffs & Landings

    • Thanks Lizzie, It’s amazing what a set of new sheets can do!

  • Fresh linen instantly makes me feel happier and cosier.
    Great post!

    Vanessa x |

    • Me too! There’s not a feeling like getting into a freshly made bed!

  • Love this, I also love white sheets. They look gorgeous and make a great backdrop for photos too haha, thanks for sharing. Love linen too xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

    • I love them too but have an awful habit of staining them, lipstick flatlays aren’t so good on white bed sheets!

  • I’ve always had a weakness for white sheets (despite the fact I honestly spill coffee on them every morning!). This setup looks so cozy, and I’m loving those shoes!

    Imogen |

    • I’m exactly the same- mine are covered in stains already it’s a nightmare!

  • Diana Maria

    I love fresh new white sheets, they match with everything! This post makes me so thankful for my bed haha. Have a lovely weekend! xo

    My Lovelier Days

    • I completely agree, there’s not a thing they don’t go with and they make the room seem so much cleaner!

  • I know what you mean, I love fresh linen! New bedding instantly makes me feel cosier.

    Eleanor |

    • It just makes me want to get straight into bed once I get home- not sure if that’s a good thing or not though!

  • Fatima

    Fresh sheets are my fave.. I even have a room spray that smells of fresh linen so I have that clean bedsheet feeling every night! 🙂

    Fatima x

  • I want to update my room a bit too. I always wanted a nice reading corner and a big map on the wall. x

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • Yeah I’d love a nice little cosy corner in my room, something in between my desk and my bed for when I’m reading/ on my laptop but not working or sleeping!