interior styling tips

Every room needs a little update now and again and one of my favourite ways to do this without blowing the budget is to step up your cushion game! Here are my tips on how to take your sofa from SAD to SASSY in a few easy steps.

I'm really excited to announce that I've been working with Swiftcover home insurance to create some little home hack videos that you can do in your place to make it feel a bit more AWESOME!

Loads of first time buyers forget about the important stuff like home insurance, and Swiftcover are trying to make it that little bit more fun by also sharing some easy ways that you can update your pad inexpensively. I think it's pretty cool for an insurance company to be looking at the bigger picture like that, don't you?

So who are they then?

If you can't place them, this may help - Swiftcover are the guys who brought you those crazy Iggy Pop commercials with the puppet... remember them?! I loved the rebellious nature of it, and while I can't quite say my videos are on the same scale in the cray-cray-ometer, they could be pretty helpful and fun for you to try out!  

In this first video I'm sharing how you can easily style up your sofa using cushions. That might sound pretty straightforward but I find it amazing how many people just go with the bog standard one either side and are missing out on all of the fun you can have with a great set of cushions. Yep, that's how I get down people, cushion party.

Oh and it's also a great way to switch up a room's look FAST, but you'll hear more about that in the video ;)

Here's my first video in the series!


Enjoy the vid? Well why not get involved with creating your own little sofa masterpiece! Swiftcover and I have put together a little prize giveaway of three uber cool cushions (including a pink and navy cushion from London-based contemporary design studio Kangan Arora, a pink cushion with gold spots from and a round navy cushion from Urban Outfitters) worth up to £100 in total.

I personally chose each one and to be honest I'm kinda jealous that I don't have these myself! 

Here's how you can enter to win the cushion bundle

1. Follow Swiftcover on Instagram (@swiftcoveruk); and

2. Post a picture of your sad sofa – make sure you tag us in the photo & use #SwiftHomeHacks in the comments.

We want to see your sofa that’s in need of some brand new cushions!

The free prize draw opens at 10am (GMT) on Monday 11th April and you will have until 11.59pm (GMT) on Sunday 17th April 2016 to get your entries in for a chance to win. Winners will be chosen at random. Click here for full T's and C's.

Look out for three more #swifthacks videos from me coming soon, and some from my fellow fab bloggers Anna from Don't Cramp my Style and Kimberley from Swoonworthy. What a squad!

S x