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Don’t Break the Bank: 5 Great Pillows under £20 Mon, 01 Aug 2022 12:38:10 +0000 Your pillow has a huge effect on the quality of your sleep....

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Your pillow has a huge effect on the quality of your sleep. We all lie differently and it’s important to make the right choice, as an ill-fitting pillow can trigger or worsen headaches, neck pain and arm numbness.

The main things to consider are the position in which you sleep, the temperature you like, whether you have allergies and whether you’ve had neck or headaches in the past. Our range includes memory foam pillows, neck pillows and even cooling pillows to name a few, so we recognise that it can get a bit confusing.

Luckily, choosing the right pillow for you need not break the bank. It just takes a little know how. Here we have selected some of the best cheap pillows on offer, to help you get a great night’s rest.

These five great products all retail for under £20 each, so you can breath easy.

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30 Of The Best Home Interiors Bloggers To Follow In 2017 Thu, 30 Mar 2017 12:22:41 +0000 When it comes to making a house a home, we could all...

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When it comes to making a house a home, we could all use a little inspiration and guidance. Some of us simply don’t have the confidence to tackle a big DIY project, or aren’t quite sure how to bring that empty corner of the living room to life – and that’s where interiors blogs come in!

If you’re an interiors obsessive you probably already follow a few blogs, or have several Pinterest boards full of ideas, but are always on the hunt for more inspiration. 

Here at Sleepy People, we’ve pulled together the best interiors blogs we think you need to be following to keep things fresh in 2017. So in no particular order, here are our top 30. 


Desire To Inspire

For a blog that really pulls together spectacular living spaces together into one place, if you aren’t already following Desire To Inspire you really should.

Kim and Jo have been sharing their passion for interior design with each other and the world for a decade now, and the blog is the perfect ‘grab a cup of tea and while away some time daydreaming’ space of the internet.  


Kate La Vie

Kate lives in Glasgow, and her home is absolutely beautiful. On her blog, she documents her home updates, as well as giving her readers plenty of tips along the way.

She has a real eye for style and colour schemes, and also blogs about beauty, travel, and lifestyle, so her blog is a great all rounder.



Caroline Burke is one to watch if you fancy trying your hand at a spot of DIY. Skip the often hefty price tags, and follow her simple and achievable tutorials to build your own furniture, wall hangings, or even beauty products.

Also one to watch for room styling tips, plant care pointers, and affordable homeware.


Lust Living

Lust Living is written by UK-based Olivia Nicole Silk, and is an interiors and lifestyle blog. She posts updates on her own beautiful home, clever DIY ideas, and also travel and lifestyle.

The photography is beautiful, and so are her gorgeous dogs!


Stylizmo Blog

If you love Scandi style (and who doesn’t, eh?) you will want to be following Norway’s most read interiors blog.

Nina Holst who runs the blog started it as a hobby but now runs it full time. Posts range from showcasing her own home improvements and styling, giving tips, and sharing her inspiration. 


Old Brand New

If you love bold colours and bohemian patterns, you’ve gotta follow Old Brand New. Dab who runs the blog majored in Fine Arts and has turned Old Brand New into a design studio.

All manner of topics are covered on the blog, from interiors and home tours, and DIY and decor, to travel, art and music.


Coco Lapine Design

A Belgian designer living in Munich, Sarah who runs Coco Lapine Design has a passion for interiors and showcases inspiration that she finds.

If you like image heavy posts this is definitely the corner of the internet for you. Categories include DIY, furniture, interiors, styling, travel, and snapshots of Sarah’s own home. 


The Painted Hive

For great DIY projects that look super professional, you need to check out The Painted Hive. Kristine who runs the blog is a perfectionist and it really shows!

She transforms her family home on as small a budget as possible, and some of the ideas she comes up with are genius!


Amber Interior Design Blog

This is a great blog to follow if you’d like to keep an eye on the projects of a professional interior designer. Amber runs her own design company, as well as an online store, and even a bricks and mortar shop.

Follow for client before and afters, her personal projects, quick tips, and inspiration.


Love Chic Living

Love Chic Living is a UK based interiors blog which has picked up several awards over the years. And it’s not hard to see why as this blog is both beautifully laid out and categorised, and jam packed with great content.

Follow for top tips, reviews, makeovers, and even resources for fellow bloggers.


Avenue Lifestyle

Holly Marder is a stylist, blogger, and photographer who spends her days photographing beautiful homes, as well as working with her clients to style their spaces.

Since 2011, she has been sharing said spaces with us via her blog, which is a real treasure trove of inspiration.


Young House Love

It’s safe to say that John and Sherry who run Young House Love know what they’re talking about when it comes to making a house a home, having fixed up three of their own.

On their blog you will find everything from house tours to DIY how to’s, and stories of mistakes they’ve made along the way, to help you avoid making the same ones!


Apartment Therapy

No list of interiors blogs could ever be complete without mentioning Apartment Therapy. Chances are you’re already familiar with this great blog if you have a passion for interiors, but if not, you’ll want to acquaint yourself.

You’ll find everything from before and afters of renovations, ideas for those who live in a rented space, budget ideas, and tips for making the most of small spaces, to organisation and decluttering tips.


The Budget Decorator

The Budget Decorator does exactly what it says on the tin, and offers lots of tips and inspiration for those who wish to decorate on a budget.

This is a great one to follow for everything from tips on organising your jewellery to DIY projects.


Hege In France

Hege Morris started her blog in 2011, when she and her husband lived in France. They now live in the UK, but she still shares her passion for design with us all.

She posts everything from inspiration to pictures of her home, and she also has an online shop called S2 20.


Swoon Worthy

Swoon Worthy is ‘the home of boho glam’, and Kimberly who runs the blog describes herself as ‘an unashamed maximalist’ – quite the opposite of most of the minimalist design lovers on this list!

Her style is luxe and eclectic, and she shares plenty of DIY tips to help achieve a high-end look on a low-end budget.


Mad About The House

Kate Watson-Smyth is an award winning interiors journalist, and she also runs an interior consultancy business, as well as her blog.

With 20 years experience, her blog is a collection of beautiful spaces, and the way she writes is conversational and friendly. All in all, a total joy to read.


Sarah Akwisombe 

Sarah started her blog on interiors after becoming fed up with being a wage slave, and it has propelled her into being able to work on interiors like she always dreamed, having worked with some great brands.

Her blog is about “interiors for rule breakers, risk takers and statement makers” and this shines through not only in the posts she shares, but the way she lives her life too!


Sophie Robinson

Sophie has worked in the interior design business for 20 years and really knows how to make different styles hang together to create a beautiful home.

Her style is bold and colourful, and colour is something she really focuses on in her blog, so this is definitely one to follow if you like to make a statement.  


Forward Features

Winner of the Amara Interior Blog Awards “Best Design Inspiration Blog” in 2016, Forward Features is run by David and Mark who live in London and started the blog in 2014 to document their journey of finding a flat together.

They have both worked in interiors PR, so they have an excellent eye for style, and now document everything from their home upgrades to industry events and trends! 


The Inspired Room

The Inspired Room is run by Melissa, and serves as a platform to follow the progress of her home transformation, as well as inspire you to make improvements to your own home!

Melissa has been running the blog for 10 years now, and her daily ideas are certainly inspiring.


My Scandinavian Home

The title of this blog alludes to its content perfectly. Certainly the blog to follow if you like minimalist Nordic style and designs, it is run by Niki, a Londoner lucky enough to move to Malo in Sweden 10 years ago.

Sharing not just her own home, but other people’s spaces she comes across too, it is a collection of simplicity and beauty.


Melanie Lissack Interiors

This blog is a great one to follow if you’re on a budget, as the whole concept of this blog is to enable us as readers to tackle achieving great contemporary interior design on a budget.

There are plenty of DIY projects, before and afters, repurposing inspiration, and styling tips to be had, as Melanie who runs the blog has taken a really hands on approach when styling her own home.


Pretty Handy Girl

For a really really hands on DIY blog, you need to give Pretty Handy Girl a follow. Brittany has the firm belief that if someone else can do it, then why can’t she? As a result, she has proven this theory right by undertaking some pretty major renovations herself!


The Makerista

 From a young age, Gwen – a.k.a. The Makerista – has been creating everything from jewellery to a family home! She loves to make the things in her house for herself and showcase her beautiful home.

Follow for craft projects, tips and tricks, house tours, and much more.


The Beat That My Heart Skipped

The Beat That My Heart Skipped is run by Rohini, a London based journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries.

Her blog features everything from house tours to products and shop recommendations, and she has been running it for ten years now! 


Abigail Ahern

Abigail Ahern’s style is excitingly bold, and her use of colour is what sets her apart from the rest. Her blog is one of the most influential interiors blogs in the UK, and her retail business stocks her range of signature dark paints, faux flowers, and much more.

If you love bold and rich colour schemes, and an eclectic glamorous style, this is definitely the blog for you.


Growing Spaces

Heather who runs the blog Growing Spaces lives and breathes home interiors and isn’t shy when it comes to crafts and DIY projects.

From planters made out of guttering to creating an indoor climbing wall for a kids’ bedroom, you’re sure to find a project to inspire you. 


Ugly Duckling House 

Sarah of Ugly Duckling House “loves tearing her house apart and putting it back together again”, which is code for “is a dab hand at DIY”. So if you need a little guidance when it comes to home repairs, or are just after inspiration for your next project, you’ll want to give this blog a follow.


Style By Emily Henderson

Emily is a TV host, author, and stylist, and her blog is full of fantastic pointers on everything from shelf styling, to design mistakes to avoid making! You’ll find plenty of advice on how to style your home to its full potential with confidence.

We hope you’ve found your new favourite interiors blog on this list! Why not take a look at some of our previous posts here on the Sleepy People Blog?

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Top Tips for Building a Duvet Fort This Easter Weekend Thu, 24 Mar 2016 15:43:50 +0000 The Easter weekend is finally upon us, but with rain forecast for...

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The Easter weekend is finally upon us, but with rain forecast for many parts of the UK, you may have to call off the Easter egg hunt and find some indoor fun for you and the kids.

One of our favourite things to do on a rainy day in is to make a duvet fort! It’s a great way for you and your kids to let your imaginations run wild and get really creative.


Get stocked up

Building a top secret duvet fort is no mean feet, and you’re going to need a good stock of building materials.

Obviously the building blocks of your fort are going to be duvets and sheets, and the more the better! Although, beware of robbing any bedding from an unsuspecting big brother or sister who might not take too kindly to having their bed turned into a secret hideaway!

To make things a little more comfy in there, throw in some pillows and some cushions off the sofa, and maybe even a sleeping bag.

To keep everything solid and secure, make sure you have some clothes pins and rubber bands and maybe safety pins, but of course exercise caution using these around small children!

But it’s not just the construction itself you need to prepare for! Hang up some fairy lights or other lanterns to create a really magical atmosphere.

Fort building can be hungry work, so make sure the cupboard and fully stocked with all kinds of treats to keep you and your builders going, and make sure you have some entertainment ready such as a mini DVD player or iPad that you can snuggle up with once you’re in your new fort.


Scouting out a location

First things first, you’ll need to find the perfect location for your secret fort. A kitchen or dining room table works a treat as you can drape the duvet right over it and hide away underneath.

If the weather does decide to play ball, why not take things outside? Trees, swings and garden furniture can all become parts of a magical outdoor hideaway.

One thing to bear in mind though is that you need to build your fort somewhere out of the way.

Not only do you not want any uninvited visitors, but family members probably won’t take too kindly to tripping over your masterpiece as they shuttle back and forth in the kitchen trying to master that lamb roast.


The construction process

Half of the fun of making a duvet fort is experimenting and seeing what works and what doesn’t work, so we don’t want to ruin it too much for you!

Working as a team to try and create something is all part of the challenge so keep at it!

You basically just need to drape your sheets and duvet over your chairs, table or whatever furniture you’ve chosen.

Of course, this isn’t quite so straightforward and you’ll find the blankets will often fall off, so you’ll need to make use of rubber bands and clothes pegs to keep everything in place.

Once you’ve got your fort looking fairly sturdy you can think about adding a door. After all it’s a fort, it has to be secure!

This can be made using some cardboard boxes or maybe just an opening in your blankets.


Let the kids be in charge

While you may think you’ve got a slightly better knowledge of architecture than your little one, make sure you don’t overtake the construction process!

While the results may wind up being a bit of a disaster, letting the kids take creative control is what it’s all about.

Let them explore their own imaginations, and only jump in to guide things in the right direction when necessary.

Of course… this is all assuming that you even have kids, and you’re not just trying to escape from adulthood for the day!


Get inspired

Is your fort looking structurally sound, but a little bit…bland? Why not check out these duvet fort ideas from Pinterest for a little inspiration?

So there you have it. The perfect way to spend a rainy Easter weekend with the kids, and to have a little bit of fun yourself!

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Sleepy People’s 2015 Fathers Day Gift Guide Thu, 04 Jun 2015 15:53:18 +0000 Whose Dad doesn’t love to sleep?! If you’re struggling to know what...

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Whose Dad doesn’t love to sleep?! If you’re struggling to know what to buy your dad for Father’s Day this year (Sunday 21st June for those of you who had forgotten), we thought we could help! Bedding and sleep accessories could well be the perfect gift for your Dad who loves his bed and with a great range of products on offer, we struggled to pick our selection! We managed in the end, however, and are pleased to share with you our top 5 suggestions for your considerations on what to buy Dad!


1. Sound Asleep Original Speaker Pillow

Priced at just £8.99, the Sound Asleep original speaker pillow remains the very best speaker pillow on the market. Complete with a luxurious hollowfibre filling, this Sound Asleep pillow contains an undetectable speaker within it, alongside a 3.5mm connector to plug into your favourite device (from your iPhone to your TV, radio or even your laptop), meaning Dad will be able to listen to his favourite music, audio book or even a film without disturbing Mum’s sleep! There’ll be no need for headphones (which are uncomfortable to sleep with) and because you can’t feel the speaker, he won’t even know it’s there when he’s not needing it.

BUY NOW for just £8.99


2. Sound Asleep Large Mp3 Speaker Blanket – Navy

If Dad loves lounging around at the weekend or simply loves to relax listening to his favourite music then the Sound Asleep MP3 blanket could be the perfect gift! Even if your dad is a little older, it’s the perfect way for him to keep warm whilst unwinding to the radio. Essentially, this great product is a giant fleece blanket with sleeves and a hood, containing two removable speakers within and a 3.5mm jack plug which connects to most music sources including iPhones, iPods and MP3 players. Would your Dad love this? We think so!

BUY NOW for just £13.99


3. Silentnight Sleepzone Anti-Snore Pillow

Does your Dad have a nasty habit of keeping your Mum awake all night due to his persistent snoring? We thought so! After all, most Dad’s snore don’t they? If so, the perfect present for him this Father’s Day could be this fantastic anti-snore pillow from Silentnight which has been specifically designed to help prevent snoring. It actually works and if nothing else, your Mum will thank you for it! In short, it works by offering better support to the head and neck to encourage better breathing and reduce snoring. He’ll get a better night’s sleep and so will everyone else in the house!

BUY NOW for just £14.99


4. Sealy Zonal Support Pillow – 340gms 

The Sealy Zonal Support Pillow could be the perfect gift for your Dad if he suffers from back and neck pain given that it has been specially designed with a tubular foam insert at the base for a gentle neck support. This is the ultimate in luxury comfort and almost guarantees your Dad to get a great nights sleep each and every night! It’s the ideal pillow for side sleepers, which coincidentally is the most popular way to sleep, so be sure to check how he sleeps before you buy! Ask your Mum if you’re unsure!

BUY NOW for just £25.99


5. Rest Assured Softened Goose Feather Mattress Topper 

Last but not least, our last suggestion on what to buy your Dad for Father’s Day this month is the luxurious Rest Assured Softened Goose Feather Mattress Topper. This will ensure that Dad (and Mum) get a great sleep each and every night and that they don’t need to replace their mattress to achieve it! This luxurious mattress topper is made with a pure cotton cover which keeps you a warm and cosy throughout the night, offering something to look forward to when getting into bed! Even if he’s recently replaced his mattress, nothing beats the comfort offered by a luxury feather topper and this comes out top trumps as our favourite!

BUY NOW for just £35.24

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How to Dispose of your Old Mattress Tue, 17 Feb 2015 21:18:28 +0000 So, you are about to treat yourself to a new mattress from...

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So, you are about to treat yourself to a new mattress from the great selection we have here at Sleepy People, and now you face a fairly big, mattress shaped problem; how to dispose of my old mattress? This may well have been the last thing on your mind when you ordered your new one, but it could well cause you a lack of sleep, if not a lack of space unless you come up with a solution. This blog post looks at some ways of getting rid of your old mattress, one of which will hopefully be the right solution for you.


What Condition Is It In?

This isn’t a silly question. Not everyone gets a new mattress because their old one is bursting at the seams. You may be replacing a perfectly serviceable mattress because it doesn’t support you enough or you’re switching from a pocket sprung mattress to a memory foam one. In any case, if the old mattress still has plenty of life in it, it might well be accepted by a charity furniture centre. The real beauty of this is that the charities, such as Age Concern often collect the items free of charge. 


If It Really Needs to Go in the Bin

If your mattress isn’t good enough to donate to charity, fear not! All is not lost. Many councils across the UK provide an uplift service to their residents which is either free of charge or, at worst, comes at a very reasonable fee. These services are designed to remove the temptation for people to fly-tip their unwanted goods. 

Check the website of your local council for details. This type of service can usually be found on the refuse collections page or failing that you may need to make a quick call to the council’s helpline. Most councils that offer this service make a collection on a specific day of the week, on which you need to leave the mattress outside where it can be seen from the roadside. 


My Council Doesn’t Have An Upload Service – What Now?

Mattresses generally aren’t recyclable because they are made up of fabric foam and metal which aren’t easy to separate. As such, if you’ve exhausted the options above, there probably is no alternative than to take the mattress to the tip.

Don’t despair though, this might not be as bad or as difficult as it seems. The easiest way we have discovered of getting a mattress into a car is to roll it up and secure it with some luggage straps, which are easily available from cycle stores and can be reused afterwards.


To roll the mattress, you’ll probably need to enlist the help of a friend or partner. It’s certainly a lot easier to get the luggage straps on and tightened up if you have a second pair of hands. Once the mattress is rolled and tied, it should fit into the boot of most saloon or estate cars, ready for its one way journey to the tip.

Hopefully, disposing of your old mattress won’t become a stressful event. If the worst happens and you have to take the old one to the tip, you can do so in the knowledge that you’ll be able to ease your aches and pains later when you snuggle down on your new comfortable mattress that night. 

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