Hit the shops
Five tips on what to buy to get Laurie’s style
don’t waste small space alcoves can be made useful with nifty seating and storage. Cotswold Company’s Bourton cream-painted, solid pine bench is a steal at £275.
try the tiled style get the no-fuss look of real tiles with Shalimar vinyl flooring, from Best4flooring. Choose from three colourways, £9.49 per sq m.
see stars these make a great theme for kids’ bedrooms. Mix the White Company’s Star reversible bedlinen set, from £11, with next’s multi-star wallpaper, £15 per roll.
dress your bed a Victorianstyle bed is perfect for creating a restful and romantic bedroom. dreams’ Jasmine White double is great value at £199.
light a candle Flickering, low light ceates a mellow mood for relaxing. try Marks & Spencer’s lantern selection, from £15 each.