Price Points: King-size bolsters

Three king-size bolsters | H is for Home

I think I may have mentioned in the past that we both do a lot from bed. We write blogs, send emails, eat breakfast, watch television. So we spend much more than the average ⅓ of our lives in bed… that’s a lot of time!

Both the beds we use (we have one in our ‘den’ where we spend most evenings) are king size and both have an annoying habit. They each have a space between the mattress and the headboard through which, when we’re sitting up in bed, the pillows slide down. It’s a constant fight trying to tug the pillow back up through the gap.

I don’t know why we haven’t bought a couple of king-size bolsters – problem solved. They’d be much more comfortable and supportive than pillows when in an upright position anyway! I thought it would be a doddle finding them online. But no, most of the places you’d expect to find them – M&S, BHS, Debenhams, House of Fraser… none of them seem to sell them. I did however, manage to find three places that do have them in stock.

They’re all the same size, but it’s strange that the only one claiming to be orthopaedic is the cheapest – by at least 100%. Are the other two more expensive because you’re paying for ‘luxury’ or a brand name?

  1. RohiLinen orthopaedic king-size bolster: £7.97, Amazon
  2. Luxury 5 ft. bolster Bounce Back hollow fibre filled pillow – king: £16.99, Auravita
  3. Dorma Full Forever bolster pillow, £19.99, Dunelm

Cushti number!

'Cushti number!' blog post banner

'Newport' sofa from sofasofa

Happy October, ’tis the season approaching to hole up indoors! The weather’s getting chilly, the nights are drawing in… all we want to do is light the fire, eat hearty meals, curl up on the sofa and take it easy.

'Florence' sofa from sofasofa

Who wants to go out when all the good (and some of the bad!) stuff is back on the box? Strictly Come Dancing, The X Factor, Doctor Who, Downton Abbey, the Rugby World Cup – something for everyone.

'Montana' sofa from sofasofa

Lucky for you sofasofa is here to help you in your mission to lounge! They’re offering one of our readers £50 to spend on some comfy cushions of your choice. Pop across to their website and have a look at their range and come back and comment below telling us the one(s) you’d like. Get extra entries by following us & them on social media. Good luck!

£50 sofasofa cushions credit

Secret Linen Store

'Secret Linen Store' blog post banner

Bed made with Secret Linen Store ''Teasels' pattern bedding in teal

Secret Linen Store introduced its brand new bed linen range Artichokes last month. To celebrate the launch we’ve teamed up with them to offer one lucky person a pair of cushions in the colour & pattern of their choice*.

Bed made with Secret Linen 'Artichoke' pattern bedding in purple

Secret Linen Store was started up in 2013 by sisters Molly and Harriet. Harriet is the marketing whiz and Molly is the pattern designer. Her creations are printed onto the finest cottons milled in Portugal and transformed into the most beautiful bed linen.

Bed made with Secret Linen Store ''Artichoke' pattern bedding in navy

To enter the competition, just tell us in the comments section what pattern & colour cushions you’d like to win. Good luck everyone!

Secret Linen Store cushion giveaway

*Subject to availability

Wednesday Wish: Bananas quilt cover

"Wednesday Wish" blog post banner

bananas patterned duvet cover and cushion covers from Kip & Co, Australia
Bananas: quilt cover $209-$229 AUD | pillowcase pair $59 AUD | cushion cover $65 AUD
Feather: quilt cover $209-$229 AUD | pillowcase pair $59 AUD | cushion cover $79 AUD, Kip& Co

We’re suckers for bright, bold-printed bedding and this Bananas quilt cover really knocked us out. It’s from the Kip & Co‘s autumn/winter 2013 Fruit Salad collection. The collection can be mixed, matched and clashed in an explosion of pattern & colour!