How to get the country living look

Nothing says home quite like the country living look. Snuggly throws, cute patterns and botanical prints set against a nature-inspired colour scheme create inviting interiors, perfect for sinking into after long country walks.

The Dulux colours I’ve chosen add to the softness of this understated style, taking inspiration from cloudy days spent by the coast. Blue reflection, a delicate tone with a hint of green, creates an air of relaxation and combines beautifully with Cornflower White to add elegance. Keep the overall look fresh and stylish with White Cotton on ceilings and woodwork. Continue reading

Simple steps to Scandi style

It’s easy to see why the trend for Scandi living is becoming so popular. Clean lines, natural materials and simple yet beautiful design combine to make amazing spaces. Get the look with a mix of wood, glass and stone, offset by coppery metal accents, patterned textiles and a neutral colour palette.

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This look was achieved with a super cosy Bocasa Throw in a wool-cashmere mix; a Nordal Campus Copper Table Lamp, adding a warm metallic tone to the cool colours of the room; and cushions with simple geometric prints, like this Raine & Humble Aztec design. Continue reading

Overtly Opulent – three ways to get the look for your home

Indulge in your very own slice of French regency. There’s nothing pared-down about this look – the sumptuous mix of gilt-edged furniture with velvet textiles and metallic accessories will give you the feeling of absolute luxury.

1. Luxurious fabrics

Soft, sensual fabrics feel luxurious but relaxing too. Think satin or velvet cushions and a snuggly thow – and they needn’t be expensive. We love the Raine & Humble Duck Weave Throw in Cloud Blue, pictured. It’s perfect for curling up under this winter.

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NOW CLOSED: The great festive giveaway

Win a luxury gift bundle worth over £700! You could have a lot fewer pressies to buy this year. Read on to see what’s in the bundle and how to win the lot…

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Martell Cognac VS

Martell VS is a bright, young cognac that suits a wide range of tastes. Smooth and perfectly balanced, it’s an ideal choice for serving straight or over ice, while its fresh, fruity side also makes an ideal base for cocktails. (£27) Continue reading

Daily Brunch with Ocado – from veggie to venison

Today’s recipes give two great options for feeding your friends this autumn. In the veggie corner we have party-friendly Refried Bean Quesadillas, and in the meat corner a rich and warming Venison Chilli.

Send out the invitations and get cooking.

Refried Bean Quesadillas

Image of Refried Bean QuesadillasThese meat-free quesadillas are a casual snack that meat eaters will love too. Continue reading

Your guide to the perfect duvet

Cold, blustery nights are setting in – now’s the time to ditch your light summer bedding and opt for something that will keep you cosy. But what to choose?

Filled bedding products come with a number of different fillings which all have their own specific properties and can affect the quality of your sleep. Here’s a guide to some of the different types available.

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NOW CLOSED: Win your favourite item from our new Inspire catalogue

I’ve fallen in love with half the items from our new Inspire catalogue (Royal Doulton folk-inspired tableware? Head. Over. Heels.) Browse through the pages and you’re sure to be inspired – hence the name – with chic and comfy homeware, great appliances, and plenty of treats for you and the kids.

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Browse the catalogue

Have a flick through now, you’ll see what I mean…
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Pin your ideal home to win £50 Ocado vouchers

We’ve just launched 800 new items in our Home range, all inspired by spring’s latest design styles. And to celebrate, we’re giving five of you the chance to win £50 to spend on the collection.

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To enter, all you have to do is create a board titled ‘#OcadoSpringHome Competition’, and pin five items from our range, plus any other styles or imagery you love. Continue reading

Win one of five Royal Doulton dinner sets

Rachel’s Organic Yoghurts currently has a great on-pack promotion on their Greek Style Natural pots: win a Royal Doulton bowl in their new ‘1815’ style (plus the chopping board, pictured). Well, they’re just so gorgeous we thought we’d give you a shot at winning the full 16 piece dinner set, worth £90.

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There are three colours to choose from – winners can pick which they’d like.

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