Ottoman Beds from Sueno for all your Storage Needs

Looking for more storage in your house?  Then an ottoman bed from Sueno is the way to go.  With January being the start of everyone’s New Year decluttering, optimising your storage spaced at home is crucial to becoming more organised and keeping clutter at bay.  With a move to a new house last year, I found my main bedroom almost half the size of my old one – eek!  By the time I had fitted my wardrobes and chests of drawers in the room, I had no space for my beloved blanket box at the end of my bed so had to find a new home for it downstairs.  This left an overspill of bedding, towels and blankets without a home but that’s where Sueno came to the rescue with this stunning silver velvet covered ottoman bed and matching headboard.

Knowing we were on the lookout for a new mattress, I was also browsing beds and came across the relatively new idea of ottoman beds as opposed to just having drawers underneath which only give you a small storage area.  Ottoman beds lift the whole upper lid of the divan up leaving you the entire inside of the divan for storage.  This surely had to be the answer to my storage needs!

I found Sueno online with a wonderful selection of high quality hand made beds that seemed to be perfect for my needs.  They also came with a stunning array of upholstered headboards that can be matched to the fabric used to cover the divan part of the bed.  I knew I wanted a silver/grey colour and thought I saw the perfect fabric on the website but to be sure I phoned up and ordered a batch of swatches.  This was late on a Friday afternoon and after a lovely chat with customer service checking out all my concerns of the beds ease of opening, sizes etc I was impressed to find the sample materials arrived in my post on Saturday morning!

Having selected ‘Silver Naples Velvet’ for my fabric choice, I was keen to place an order to allow enough time for the bed to be produced and delivered before Christmas.  The website is user friendly and simple to use.  I opted for a Sueno Ottoman Bed along with a Chesterfield Headboard.  Delivery arrangements are by phone call allowing you to discuss a suitable date and although it’s an all day appointment they do give you an approximate idea of the time that they aim to arrive at your house.  I also got a phone call within an hour before arrival from their in house delivery team.  Being a long way from the production site my bed was the last delivery of the day and at approximately 6pm the lorry turned up.

This is where purchasing from an established independent family run company really shines through.  Not only is the bed delivered to your house, but the delivery team carry the bed to the room of your choice, remove and take away all the packaging and then build the bed in front of you, leaving you with a fully set up ottoman bed ready for you to apply fresh bed linen onto.  That extra bit of service is really worth it and makes the whole experience a lot more pleasurable.  We probably wouldn’t have built the bed that evening if it’d been left in the hallway covered in packaging whereas we had the novelty of sleeping on our new bed that night.  The team even kindly unpackaged and placed our new mattress upon the divan which we had purchased from Wayfair a few weeks prior, and I’m so grateful for that as it is incredibly heavy!

So what can I say about my new ottoman bed?

The bed is amazing, everything I expected and more.  It looks stunning, feels stunning and the bit you’ve all been waiting to see is the storage which is fantastic and incredibly spacious.  The structure of the bed is well made and the quality is high.  The base lifts up using two fabric loops on the side with the help of the sturdy gas struts to ease the weight.  When the gas struts are fully opened they hold the weight of the top of the bed and mattress in place allowing you to reach in and organise your belongings inside with both hands.

I’m so pleased with this storage space and managed to fill the ottoman bed in no time at all.  It does need organising though which I’ll do in my Spring declutter and I need to also invest in some vacuum storage bags to shrink down a spare duvet I keep in there.  The whole thing looks amazing and you’d never know that it held the vast amount of storage inside that it does.

The whole look of the bed and headboard is stylish and modern which has given my bedroom a higher quality feel and image.  We still have a few finishing touches to go such as curtains and carpet but hopefully these will be achieved this year for a whole bedroom makeover – a complete turn around look from the fitted wardrobes and flowery wallpaper that adorned the walls when we moved in.

All in all I’ve achieved my goal of more storage in a stylish way thanks to Sueno.  I can’t fault the quality or customer service, both of which have been outstanding and a company I’d highly recommend and would use again (should I ever need a new bed!).

Why not check out Sueno for ottoman beds to give you the ultimate bedroom storage solution that keeps all your belongings hidden away but easily accessible?

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received a discounted product in order to write an honest review.

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Silver Charm Bracelet from The Charm Works

The Charm Works offers a vast range of silver charms and bracelet variants, there really is a choice to suit everyone and they certainly don’t disappoint on the presentation.  How could I not want to see what was in this pretty looking parcel that arrived through the post, even though I’d picked out my choices online, it’s always intriguing to see if the product looks as good in real life particularly with jewellery.InstagramCapture_965726b4-8ce4-445c-9d1f-07e7230af70a

The website offers a vast array of different charms and in different formats, from traditional, beads and clip ons. They also have a variety of bracelets with something to suit every taste.  I opted for the Sterling Silver Cable Chain Bracelet with Heart Toggle.

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The bracelet is chunky but not overly so and feels totally solid, with the bar to fasten easy to slip through the heart and feels secure.  All bracelets come gift boxed with a cleaning cloth, great to keep them nice and shiny.

There are many charms available and they are categorised on the website to help you search for suitable designs.  I chose an personalised heart which is engraved with my children’s names, a crystal letter of my first initial and a brushed sterling silver star charm.

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All charms come already applied to your bracelet, so it is completely ready to wear when it arrives.  You can even choose which order to have the charms positioned in along the chain.  The charms are all beautiful and look lovely on the bracelet.  This is a timeless piece that can be worn at anytime which is great as it means I get to enjoy it more.

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These would make great gifts for someone, or even if you had a charm bracelet already that you wanted to add too, then there is a multitude of charms to choose from and they are all very competitively prices.  I’ve already eyed up a couple more that I’d love to add to mine some time.

Make sure you check out The Charm Works to see what they have to offer, you may be surprised at the choice and great value, and of course as I have seen myself, the great quality that they offer.

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

Valentine’s Personalised Bracelet – Review

There’s nothing a girl likes more on Valentine’s Day than receiving a piece of jewellery, so if you are stuck for ideas this year then take a look at this personalised hallmarked sterling silver bracelet consisting of entwined hearts with a heart charm attached from Treat Republic.

valentines braceletThe bracelet is presented in a black box, with a little cream, satin bag to keep the bracelet in (ideal if you are going away somewhere).  The heart links form a delicate but sturdy chain that looks pretty, with a heart charm hanging down.  The charm can be personalised with a name, date or initials of your choosing.  I chose to have my wedding date put on as we will be celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary next month so I thought this would make a rather fitting gift to receive this year for Valentine’s Day.

I love this bracelet, it sits comfortably on the wrist, is easy to do up with a simple clasp, looks pretty and the personalisation on it makes it special, I’ve had a few people comment on it already!

If you are stuck for Valentine’s Day then why not head over to Treat Republic to check out this silver bracelet and many other jewellery gifts they have available.  You’re sure to find something to surprise your loved one with this Valentine’s Day!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the item in order to write the review.

Samsung Fridge Freezer Silver (RB29FSRNDSA) – Review

The Samsung Fridge Freezer from appliancesonline.co.uk looks sleek and modern from the outside with a brushed stainless steel effect on the front and slightly darker graphite coloured sides giving it a minimalist streamlined look that would suit any modern kitchen.

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On the inside there are 4 main shelves and a full width and full depth drawer at the bottom. This opens fully with the door open at 90 degrees with nothing blocking its way. The second shelf down from the top is an easyslide shelf meaning it pulls in and out for easy access to items at the back. A 2 bottle wine rack is included, which is also removable if not required. Although there is nothing wrong with the shelves and they are perfectly strong, they are quite basic in build and design.

On the inside of the door from the top down are a lidded shelf suitable for small items and eggs etc. Below this is a split shelf with the option of setting each half at a different height. The lowest shelf is full width and has plenty of height suitable for milk/wine etc. Just a note that the bottom shelf can not be positioned at the bottom of the door due to the full depth drawer therefore may be higher than you are used – I found this when lifting milk but I guess you would get used to it. Also my daughter can’t safely reach it whereas she had been used to preparing her own breakfast.

The freezer is frost free which is great for busy lifestyles. It contains 3 drawers, the top one being slightly shallower than the others. They are all the same depth and didn’t seem that big although once I’d packed everything into them they easily held as much as my older freezer. In fact they seemed really deep and I was able to get a large amount of food into each one.

Overall I think this is a very stylish fridge freezer which looks great and although a little basic inside – it does the job and is the perfect size for a small family.

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions. We are not paid for reviews although we do receive the product to try out and enable us to write the review.