I inherited a love for bedding from my Mother. Growing up, she always had multiple bedding changes for everyones’ bed. I always remember countless pillowcases! I don’t buy bedding often, but when I do its always good quality and often designer. Good bed linen should do you for years, and because it is right against your skin then I think it’s a sensible thing to invest in. Bed linen is also a quick and easy way to freshen up your bedroom.
When I was invited to visit CFC Interiors in Cookstown, Northern Ireland, to check out their big Easter clearance sale, I quickly homed in on the soft furnishing – and yes you’ve got it – on the bed linen in particular. My bedroom has a bit of a Middle Eastern vibe to it thanks to dark brown furniture with burnt orange leather accents, plus a warm orange feature wall. The bedroom was the first room Phill and I decorated and furnished six and half years ago and we have not changed it since. To stop me from getting bored of the space I like to change my bedding regularly. The only thing is, I rarely find bedding sets that would go well in the room. I’m not one for plain bedding or anything floral. I prefer a bold graphic repeat print with colour.
I spotted the Bedeck V&A ‘Pompeii’ bedding at CFC Interiors and was confident it would go well in my room. I think it really brightens up the bedroom and fits in well with the Middle Eastern theme. The pattern is based on one of the Pompeian drawings illustrated in Owen Jones’s The Grammar of Ornament. It is elegantly decorated with details of the ancient Grecian and Roman mosaic, studied by Jones during the 19th century. It’s lovely quality and was a dream to iron. To go with the bed linen I also got a Scion ‘Anneke’ orange throw with pom pom trim.
I was shown around the family-owned CFC Interiors by Helen, who is the daughter of the Founder. Her passion for the business and interiors really came across. The Cookstown store is massive, stocking a ton of homewares and soft furnishings, as well as two floors of furniture. It was well worth the one hour car journey from Belfast as I ended up spending three hours in the store! I traveled with my Mum and Rose and we even had our lunch in the shop. Mum and I spent ages looking around, wishing we had more money and bigger houses to furnish! As well as the bedding I left with a slow cooker, which I’ve wanted for so long. I was also tempted by some Orla Kiely and Emma Bridewater homewares.
Almost everything in CFC Interiors is currently on sale (they also have shops in Newtownabbey and Londonderry/Derry). There was 30% off the bed linen and throw that I chose, and 50% off the slow cooker. I also have my eye on some pieces of furniture which I want for when Phill and I do up our living room/dining room area this summer. I’m sure a return visit to Cookstown will be in order soon.
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