The latest idea is the lift-up bed, where the entire slatted base is raised, usually via a hydraulic system, to reveal a storage area the size of the bed. It's more disruptive than drawers, but an excellent place to stow out-of-season quilts and blankets. There's currently a trend for low, horizontal chests of drawers, good news if you want to store bulky items such as blankets or big jumpers.
Sometimes the simplest design tricks are the most effective. Spelling out an uplifting, energising or soothing word or phrase can bring a whole new feel to a room. Paint letters in a contrasting colour to the walls to ensure they stand out.
Again, these come in Duck Egg and Natural, as well as Lavender. Why not pop them in a corner near a window and create your own snug spot for reading or curling up with a cheeky gin and tonic? Anyway, you'll sleep even more soundly knowing that these and all the upholstered products in the Heart of House range come with a two-year guarantee, while the upholstery frames themselves are guaranteed for five years.
Its frame has solid wood feet and comes in a choice of two shades, Duck Egg Blue and Natural, although the latter is actually closer to grey. Either would be perfect for relaxed, country-style homes and if you love the look, you might also want to invest in the matching Darcy chair, £249.99, and footstool, £149.99.
You can't make much more of a statement with your bedding than with this bright-pink flamingo set. It's colourful, it's on trend and, best of all, the price is low enough that you won't feel bad if you should want a change after a while. A great buy!
Think about how many drawers, shelves and hanging rails you require, and whether you need a combination of full-length hanging space (for longer items like dresses) and half-height rails (for blouses, shirts, skirts and jackets). Adjustable shelves are handy if your needs are likely to change over time.