Doesn’t that look pretty? Our living room has been looking a bit neglected as we concentrated our efforts on the dining room this year. There’s more room there for putting up a tree, so that makes it look more festive straight way. So we were keen to make our main living space a bit more seasonal and I think these lights from LED Hut have really done the job.
We’ve been trying out these LED lights that are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. They’re 10m in length which provides a lot of visual impact. They also have 6 different light effects to choose from. My son loves having lights flashing off and on nice and fast, but we prefer a slower change of colours or even a constant glow in the evening. These lights can cater to all those preferences which is helpful.
These LED Christmas lights not only use up to 90% less energy than traditional lights, they also last around 20 times longer. That’s got to be good news at the expensive time of year. I like the fact that we are doing our bit for the environment too.
As well as being the eco-friendly and budget saving choice, LEDs are safer too. Made of plastic instead of glass, the bulbs emit virtually no heat and are much less likely to shatter or crack. As LEDs are filament-free, they won’t burn out or blow, so searching for that rogue broken bulb can be a thing of Christmases past. LED Hut have got quite a range to choose from too, so you should be able to fit your style of Christmas.
Adam the Doodles Man started life as a figure drawing aid, as did his sidekick, Rover the Doodles Dog. Made of stainless steel wire connected at the joints with aluminium rivets, they both boast fully adjustable joints and limbs will hold any pose for as long as you need, making them ideal as drawing models as they never get tired.
Looking at them though you can easily see why they have increasingly become a popular, must-have interior design item. Adam and Rover can be placed around your home in any pose you care to place them in, so creating a sense of fun and movement. They act as a point of interest in their own right. I think it’s because they are so anatomically accurate and so functional that they become almost beautiful.
I love the fact that you can change the focal point of a room just by adding them to an area, maybe by getting them to ‘walk’ towards something or even point in its direction. They are bound to catch the eye in their own right, and then lead it on towards your desired feature item.
As well as being a dynamic element in your interior design scheme, I think they make great desk features for a study or the office. We’ve had great fun putting Adam and Rover into various poses. There are lots of ideas for poses on the back of the packaging that they come in, but it’s easy to create your own too.
So as you can see Adam has been busy doing his yoga, he’s a very bendy guy. Useful too, he’s even lent a hand in the office by holding onto my pencils for me. Both Adam and Rover are a great way of having a little fun in the office and would be a nice Secret Santa gift or a lovely stocking filler.
I love their sculptural quality and the way that they create a human (or animal) shape, but despite their solidity, you can also see through them to the room beyond. Hence, I think they’d look good placed on a room-dividing piece of furniture, like a sideboard or console table, as they’d help provide separation without cutting out light and sight lines.
Baylis and Harding do have some lovely Christmas gifts this year. They very kindly sent one of these for me to try out and better still they have one available for readers of A Little Luxury For Me to win.
This bag really sets you for the weekend as it’s packed full of French Lavender and Cassis treats. As well as the lovely gift bag itself (which is the perfect size for a weekend away), this gift bag comes with bath cream, shower gel, bath milk, hand and nail cream, body wash, body butter and a nylon body polisher. This would make a lovely present for someone and it’s available for £30 so it won’t break the bank either.
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2. Entrants must be UK residents aged 18 years or older.
3. The winners will be chosen by a random draw.
4. The winner will be notified by email and will have a week to claim their prize. Should they fail to respond within this time, an alternative winner will be selected.
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6. Competition closes on 14 December 2013.