Sunday was the first official day of spring and I can’t be the only one that’s thoroughly over-excited for its arrival. I always seem to get so much more accomplished once spring arrives; lighter evenings make me far more motivated to complete tasks on an evening and I always seem to wake up earlier and more refreshed than I do in winter – getting up on a morning just feels easier when it’s light out and, hopefully, the sun is shining.

With that in mind, I love the idea of giving your bedroom a spring refresh at this time of year; bringing my bedroom out of winter hibernation mode and putting away the heavy blankets in favour of light and bright bedding that puts me in all round sunnier mood. I honestly feel like my sleep quality is so much better when the environment around me is a pleasant one – just think how lovely it is to get into bed when you’ve put on clean bedding! Sleep is so important for your health, both physical AND mental, and I truly do believe in the benefits of getting enough beauty sleep so I think making sure your sleep space is somewhere that makes you feel relaxed and at ease is really important.

Picking out a new duvet cover is a great, cost effective way to make a huge impact in the overall look and feel of your bedroom. Plus the longer days and warmer temperatures make spring the best time to get a little bit adventurous and play with new colours.

Personally, I love to inject some brighter colours and florals at this time of year, whilst keeping a fresh, modern take on things. Here are my favourite picks of contemporary duvet covers to give a little inspiration for updating and refreshing your bedroom this spring…

Contemporary Duvet Covers for a Spring Bedroom Refresh


1. The contemporary duvet covers from Yorkshire Linen are amazing and the tropical duvet cover set is one of my favourites. I’m kind of obsessed by it – I’d feel like I was sleeping in a rainforest! If you had a neutral bedroom this would be amazing to inject some bright and bold colours into your room for the warmer months ahead.

2. This bright floral duvet cover, also from Yorkshire Linen, packs a serious punch of colour whilst still keeping things light thanks to the expanse of white background. The pops of fuchsia pink are just gorgeous and would be a definite ‘pick me up’ after a long day.

3. This grey and yellow reversible duvet cover set from Habitat just screams springtime to me. I love the bright yellow paired with white and grey to give a modern, clean look.

4. Bright colours really appeal to me once the weather picks up and this Dickins and Jones spotty duvet cover from House of Fraser would definitely make a statement. This simple pattern still makes an impact thanks to the bold red colour. If you’re not a fan of florals, a pattern like this is one to consider.

5. Both of these are fantastic options for spring  – the floral patterns lean a little more towards the traditional but the grey and soft pink colours of the Canterbury duvet cover keep this feeling contemporary, plus the grey and white polka dots are utterly adorable.

6. Likewise the Romanie duvet cover set, with it’s white background, still feels clean and fresh and the mint green striped reverse makes this one hard to resist.

7. For an updated take on the classic “nautical stripe” bedding I really like this Hadley striped bedding set from M&S. The mint green hues of the stripes would definitely make this one that gives your bedroom a light and bright feeling.

8. Finally, this crisp white duvet cover from Yorkshire Linen looks divine, like something from an amazing hotel room, and would be beautiful in any room regardless of your existing colour scheme. I love the idea of having a bolder flat or fitted sheet underneath the duvet (perhaps a bold floral like this one from M&S or these fantastic spotty sheets from West Elm) as your own little secret surprise when you hop into bed. There’s just something about having that little bit of something special tucked away that really appeals to me.

Any one of these duvet covers, plus a bunch of fresh flowers on my bedside table, would definitely set me up for some serious springtime slumber but 1, 6 and 8 might just edge in as my personal favourites.

Which would be your pick of the bunch? What do you do to get your bedroom ready for spring?

This post was sponsored by Yorkshire Linen but all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support bobo & mimi.





I’ve mentioned a few times how I’m trying to be a little more intentional in my clothes shopping and not get *too* carried away by the lure of online shopping. Here are five new additions to my wardrobe, all definitely come under the category of “wardrobe basics” but they’re all already getting some serious wear.

new wardrobe additions

  1. Black Ridley skinny jeans with ripped knees, ASOS, £30 here
  2. BDG grey Mia oocket pullover jumper, Urban Outfitters, £39 here
  3. Grey slouchy rib vest with side splits, ASOS, £10 here
  4. Black modal vest top, Next, £8.50 here
  5. Green longer length midi pencil skirt, ASOS, £16 here


  • It sounds insane to rave about a basic black vest top but this one from Next is amazing. The fabric is lovely and just sits really well. At £8.50 I think I might pick up another couple of these because I’m weirdly fussy about vest tops.
  • This Urban Outfitters jumper is fantastic, but definitely consider sizing down if you’re kind of between two sizes. I bought my usual size and I definitely think I could probably have gone a size smaller. Having said that this is just perfection! I wear this off one shoulder with the Ridley ripped jeans and a black vest top and love how it looks. It’s also beautifully soft and super cosy.

What have you been buying lately?


I popped to IKEA for “just one thing” yesterday. That didn’t end well…

new IKEA haul

  1. SOMMAR 2016 cushion covers, £6 here and here and VIGDIS cushion cover, £6 here
    These three are currently cosied up together in the corner of my sofa and look fantastic.
  2. FRASERA whiskey glass, £1.50 here.
    These glasses are awesome. They’re really weighty and definitely look and feel much more expensive than they are.
  3. VARDAGEN napkins, £2.50 here
    I’m obsessed with these. I might invite people over for dinner just so I can show them off.
  4. DINERA 18 piece dinner service in grey-blue, £20 here.
    I love the colour of these and they go so well with the colour scheme I’ve picked for my dining room (which is definitely making progress now so I must do an update on that!)
  5. KNAGGLIG boxes, £5 here.
    I use these all over the house for storage and raved about them in my Ikea Must Have’s Under £10 post.

As my IKEA addiction shows no signs of abating, any recommendations for my next shopping spree?!


A bit of a collective online haul of things I bought this month…

online beauty haul

Dermalogica Clear Start Overnight Treatment, £13, available here.
I’ve used Dermalogica products for a long, long time. I think I was 12/13 when my mum started me on their skincare range. I bought this on a whim and I’ve been really liking it. I wouldn’t say it clears up spots entirely overnight but it does a seriously good job of making them MUCH less noticeable and inflamed. At this price, it’s well worth it.

Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream (Holiday Gift Set), £40.70, available here.
I used to use back when I was a teenager / in my early twenties and I really don’t know why I stopped but I imagine it was post-uni poverty! My love for Eucerin’s Replenishing Face Cream is well documented but I wanted to give something else a go to stop my skin getting complacent. I haven’t cracked this open yet, but it I remember correctly this is an excellent moisturiser so I have high hopes I’ll fall in love with it all over again.
The Holiday Gift Set came with a mini Special Cleansing Gel (which is fab, I’ve used bottles and bottles of this stuff over the years) which I’ll keep for travelling and an intriguing silcone facial cleansing mitt – the blurb says this works with your cleanser to “help slough off dead skin cells for a supreme level of clean” – which I’m excited to give a try.

Sigma F35 Tapered Highlighter Brush, £15.85, available here.
By far the best brush I’ve ever used for highlighting. It’s the perfect size for applying just the right amount of product. This is the first Sigma brush I’ve owned and I suspect a few more will make their way into my collection now. They’re fantastic quality and reasonably priced.

Dr Bronner’s Organic Castile Liquid Soap in Citrus Orange, £8.99, available here.
Fab. Smells delicious and leaves my skin feeling really soft.

Australian Bodycare Tea Tree Oil Skin Wash, £12.50, available here.
Love this stuff. Antiseptic, non drying and smells great. It’s brilliant for dealing with horrifically pesky and disgusting problems like a ‘bacne’ flare up.

NIOD Photography Fluid, £20, available here.
After reading rave reviews from a few people I had to try this. So far, I’m loving it. It’s more yellow toned than the Becca Champagne Pop so perfect for when I’m a bit paler.

Becca X Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop, £32, available here.
Is there anything I can about this that hasn’t already been said? Probably not. It’s gorgeous and if you don’t have it, you NEED it.

Sunday Riley Good Genes, £85, available here.
I have rambled on about my all consuming obsession fondness for Good Genes before. A lot. It earned it’s place in my 2015 skincare favourites. and you can read my review here.

What have you been buying recently?