In our house we live by the William Morris mantra – ‘Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.’ That is, we often recklessly throw away things that other people would probably keep, thinking they ‘might come in handy one day’. We have an assortment of pretty trinkets cluttering up our rather small house instead of useful things like pot lids or mops.
The UK is now building the smallest houses in Europe, with an average new build one bedroom house now being roughly the size of a tube train carriage. I kid you not. This being the case, it can often be difficult to know how to furnish your home effectively, with both useful and beautiful things, to make it look less like a tube carriage with beds and more like a double page spread in a Laura Ashley catalogue.
Luckily the latest competition here at Slummy Single Mummy is here to help. I’m giving you the chance to win £150 to spend at Amara.co.uk, a website full of stylish designer homeware, accessories and gifts. From cutlery to incense sticks to garden lighting, Amara has everything you could need for a beautiful and useful home.
Here are some of my favourite things from the site, in case you win and decide to send me a belated birthday gift:
Orla Keily Abascus Tomato Bed Linen.
Melody rose drangonfly teapot
Rob Ryan faux leather coin purse
There are a few different ways to enter, and every method you use counts as an extra entry:
1. Leave a comment on this blog post telling me what essential/beautiful thing you couldn’t live without at home. Kettle? Diamante encrusted cat ornament?
2. Tweet the following – I’d love to win £150 worth of designer homeware from @AmaraLiving and @mummyblogger http://ht.ly/krzA1 #competition
3. Like Amara on Facebook
4. Follow Amara on Twitter
Just leave a comment to let me know which you do. The competition will close on 15th May 2013 and you can read the full T&Cs here.
As seen on ThePrizeFinder – UK Competitions