Aldi’s got luxury guest bedding covered this Christmas

This weekend prepare your guest bedrooms with the help of these bargain bedding Specialbuys from Aldi

Will you be hosting family and friends over Christmas? You’ll probably need to get guest bedrooms in order, or at least make sure you have enough guest bedding to fashion makeshift beds on sofas if required. The forthcoming Aldi Sepcialbuys are all about making your guests’ stay as comfortable as possible.

The collection of bedding buys includes duck feather duvets and pillows, 300 thread-count sheets and super-soft blankets – all at incredibly reasonable prices. The range will be available in store from this Sunday 17th December, but it’s available to pre-order right now.

If you are entertaining, you might want to read this too: This Aldi Christmas party collection lets you entertain on a budget

The collection offers such luxury at such little cost, you can’t wrong. The only problem will be that your guests may feel so spoilt, they may never want to leave!

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Give your guest the delights of comfort and luxury coming together with this non-allergenic duck feather duvet. The light and warm feel of the duvet keeps you at just the right temperature while you snooze. Of course there’s no saying you can’t treat yourself to new luxury bedding too, it is Christmas after all – at these prices, you may find it too hard to resist.

Dress the duvet in silky soft sheets. This double sateen duvet set is 100% cotton, with a generous 300 thread-count – your guests will feel like they are sleeping in a hotel.

Buy now: Duck Feather Double Duvet, £22.99
Buy now: Kirkton House Double Sateen Duvet Set, £19.99

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After all the Christmas chaos guest can lay their head down on a super comfy pillow to catch 40 winks. Forget the usual unplumped guest pillows, this box design by Slumberdown is a hearty pillow that offers ultimate comfort by fulling supporting for the neck.

Buy now: Slumberdown Box Pillow, £6.99

Additional Specialbuys in the guest bedding collection includes a duck feather mattress topper for just £19.99 and cotton sateen fitted sheets from £8.99.

Related: Christmas hallway decorating ideas to impress your guests

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Ensure the bed is suitable cosy with an additional snuggly layer. These super soft cashmere feel throws are just the thing to add colour and cosiness to the home. Available in Pale Blush, Duck Egg, Silver and cream they would also make great gift ideas!

Buy now: Kirkton House Cashmere Feel Throw, £14.99

Looking for more cosy gift ideas? Aldi’s sheepskin slippers are back in time for Christmas!

The guest bedding collection will hit stores this weekend, so be quick – as with all Specialbuys once it’s gone, it’s gone.

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Decorating with Metallics for a Shiny and Bright Christmas

Christmas is a time of gatherings, celebration and nesting because, “Baby, it’s cold outside.” So it’s more important than ever to create a warm, inviting and festive space with light, bright touches to get you through the winter. And nothing is better for glamming up a room than decorating with metallics.

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A collection of bronze, silver and gold accent pieces and Christmas ornaments add a festive look to this contemporary living room. Image: Style at Home

There are plenty of ways to add this look to your home. You can add silver, platinum, gold, bronze, copper or a mix. And a little goes a long way; an accent table and a throw pillow may be all you need. Here are some decorating with metallics ideas — and products in stores now to get the look.

Decorating with silver and platinum

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Silver accents works well with cool whites, greys and blacks. Choose a variation of textures and sheens for a sophisticated look. Image: Z Gallerie

Silver holiday decor in stores now:

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Shop these looks: Ceramic Lamp, Glitterati Silver Pillow, Wall Sconce, Glitter Wreath, Lowndes Metallic Pillow, Set of 6 Mercury Tealights, Mirror Trays, Reindeer Candle Holder, Silver Burst Wall Decor

Decorating with muted and burnished metallics

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If you’re a minimalist, lots of sparkle and sheen may not be for you. But a muted or brushed metallic that is darker and antiqued in feel would be a great way to add metallics to your home. Image: The White Company

Muted and burnished metallic holiday decor in stores now:

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Shop these looks: Metallic Throw Pillow, Metallic Table Lamp, Faux Fur Short Pile Pillow, Lacquer Trays, Luster Glass Candles, Metallic Tiles Pillow, Staggered Glass Chandelier, Butler Trays

Decorating for Christmas with gold

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Gold is on-trend for modern homes year-round. You have a unique opportunity to go all out during the holidays when decorating with gold. Mix and match tones, textures and sheens for the most striking look. Image: West Elm

Gold holiday decor in stores now:

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Shop these looks: Garon Pillow, Gold Ombre Lamp, Rectangle Lacquer Trays, Light Up Garland, Manzanita Candelabra, Sputnik Objects, Soiree Pillow, Wall Votive Holder, Faux Fur Pillow

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Giving Back Through Design: Anne Sage for Covenant House in Los Angeles

Design has the power to do so much more than decorate. Design, and the creative people and skills around it, have the power to solve problems, create helpful new products, and bring to life safe and welcoming spaces for those in need. Designer Anne Sage recently had the chance to use her design skills to give back, and today she’s sharing the results of a very special project.






After working with Covenant Housea youth shelter in Los Angeles that serves the LGBTQ+ community, on a basketball court renovation project in 2015, Anne heard from them again when a new project arose. Covenant House was hoping to transform an unused room in their space into a meditation/yoga space where residents could go for quiet time or to meet with their counselors. So they reached out to Anne to talk about ways they could work together to bring this idea to life.






Anne jumped into action and, with the help of donations from Sherwin-Williams, World Market, and Crypton Home, she was able to design a space that feels serene and welcoming. With plenty of books, meditation tools, growing plants and natural light, this new area of Covenant House is a safe space where residents can go when they need rest and quiet. And despite a few bumps along the way (Anne warns, “Don’t confirm custom furniture orders while you’re in a rush!”), they were able to finish just in time for Covenant House’s largest annual fundraiser where the new space had a huge impact on donors who were able to see all of the ways Covenant House supports its residents. 






I’m so passionate about the ability of our physical environment to impact our mental and emotional outlook, and by extension the results that we create in our life. I even wrote a book on the topic!” Anne shares. “Covenant House serves a sector of the youth community that has been displaced due to abusive or high-risk situations in their family of origin. By creating a space for them that is both functionally and aesthetically harmonious, we’re communicating to them that they’re worthy of the time, resources, and love that went into designing and installing it. They don’t even have to be consciously aware of it; it’s an energetic power that goes a long way in the lives of these inspiring youth.” Thanks to Anne and photographer Marisa Vitale for sharing this project with us. If you’d like to support Covenant House, you can donate and help out in several ways here. –Grace






More Design Details:

Crypton Home : Fabric Upholstery, Sectional + Drum Stools
Kellex:  sectional and drum stool
Sherwin Williams:  Wall Paint
Jaipur Living Rug
Simply Framed Framing: artwork
Kate Holstein: artwork
World Market: Sofa cushions, faux fig tree, accent table, lamp, shelf decor
The Shade Store: Blinds

Bauhaus Style Home with Interior Glass Walls

A preserved 1930s Bauhaus building in the heart of Tel-Aviv holds an apartment that has been renovated to reflect its former glory. This is the private home of architects Amir Navon and Chen Navon, who worked in collaboration with interior designers Lital Ophir and Ilana Bronfen on the 97sq m space. Also included in the makeover is a 37sq m balcony that overlooks one of the city’s most attractive boulevards, situated next to Israel’s national theater, ‘Habima’. The team collectively acknowledged the importance of honoring the building’s heritage by preserving its classic 1930s Bauhaus architecture, and set about giving the contemporary interior an injection of classic-European style.

This apartment had previously undergone a renovation a number of years ago with previous tenants but the result was a tight and dull space without natural flow to the outdoor balcony area. The apartment had lost its character and sense of unique style. It was decided that the interior should be kept as a large rectangular space, running parallel to the 4 sliding exit doors out to the Bauhaus balcony, so that natural light could wash in.

A monochrome color pallet of white, grey and black form the basis for some much stronger notes of green and blue, like this Husk sofa by B&B Italia that is facing out to the view over the balcony.

The Slow chair by Vitra, placed near floor to ceiling shelving units, provides a comfortable place to read. An original block wall has been exposed as the backdrop, and a Doshi Levian carpet completes the relaxed look.

The ceiling of the 1930s apartment has been maintained at its original height of 3 meters. Attention is drawn to its ample height with the installation of 4 interesting dining room pendant lights. Miss-matched modern dining chairs add bags of quirky character at the table, which is located in front of the kitchen island just behind the sofa.

The clean and airy feel in the living space comes from implementing a series of freestanding elements, which don’t disrupt the entirety of the space. The conceptual notion of ‘islands’ plus materials Carrera marble stone, steel, glass and herringbone oak equal one cool vibe.

The kitchen is made up of a large green storage cube and a custom designed central kitchen island that is utilised from the front and back. The partially floating white island holds the hob and oven, a baking area and the dishwasher. The green cabinets conceal two refrigerators, a water bar and a coffee machine, plus crockery and larder supplies.

Walkways form naturally between these freestanding volumes, leading the way to bedrooms, bathrooms and the balcony.

The tall green kitchen storage cube is completely surrounded by a glass vitrine that is divided by stone-white colored Belgium profiles, reminiscent of the building’s European style. Doors situated at either side of the green cabinets lead into a playroom.

The green cube offers up some storage on this side too, perfect for storing bins of toys or for organising art and craft supplies. The kid’s decor has been kept simple; only neatly framed artwork hints at the room’s purpose.

Extra natural light flows into the playroom via the interior safety-wired glass wall and doors.

Copper lighting adds warm notes to the bedroom scheme, with a bedroom pendant over one bedside shelf and a unique wall sconce above the other. The shiny accents gleam brightly against a dark headboard wall that has a subtle geometric pattern.

The master bedroom is accessed via Belgium profile glass doors, matching those seen in the open plan living area. The bedroom ‘wall’ is actually a custom designed modular unit. The custom carpentry is both a sitting bench for those entering and exiting the apartment on one side, and a closet accessed from the bedroom on the other side. An en suite bathroom is encased in a glazed volume, standing in full view from the bedroom until a privacy curtain is drawn.

More copper accent pieces can be found decorating the bathroom area. The other elements in here have been kept completely white for a fresh stark look. Even the unique faucet, above a wall hung cube basin, has the snow white treatment.

A small table acts as a handy shelf for soap dispensers, making bathing products easily accessible when under the shower.

The kids’ room is designed to accommodate a young boy and girl. A custom-made bed allows the two to sleep foot-to-foot, with storage drawers underneath.

The childrens’ room is built from concrete walls and measures only 10 sq m. Because of its limited proportions, the floor space was kept as clear as possible to offer a more roomy area for the kids’, which is why we find the majority of the toys stored over in the playroom. Opposite the unique bed, a special closet was also custom designed. This houses a built-in diaper-changing station in the middle.

The bathroom is a minimalistic affair with black faucets and wall storage cabinets.

One solitary succulent planter provides decoration.

Out on the Bauhaus balcony there is enough room for a family picnic table for pleasant al fresco dining.

Two comfortably cushioned seats are spaced along the length of the balcony to enable the homeowners to enjoy the view from different perspectives and at different times of day as the sun moves round.

Recommended Reading: Contemporary Bauhaus Style Home in Haifa

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