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JYSK AGERBY & Torrig dining set

Published November 13, 2017 by Bizzimummy

I believe meal times should be family time. A time for parents and children to sit and eat together and talk about the days events. Sadly not many families sit together for meals these days. This could be for a variety of reasons such as time or technology taking over; or through the lack of a nice dining table. Before JYSK got in touch. I had a very small table and worn out chairs; which wasn’t great for all four of us to sit around. However now I have this:

Yes it’s beautiful and creates a rather eye catching centrepiece to my kitchen/diner. This is the AGERBY & TORRIG dining set. It comes with a solid oak and tempered glass table and four TORRIG natural chairs which are made from Banana leaves and solid wood.
The dining table arrived in two parts. The solid oak frame in a long box and the glass top in another. The chairs luckily arrived ready assembled.
It was obvious from the outset that the table frame was good quality sturdy wood.

There weren’t a lot of pieces either, so getting it together was a little like a big wooden jigsaw with the pieces slotting inside each other. Despite one false start – I somehow aligned the pieces the wrong way – it did not take me long to correct things.

Getting the round glass top onto the frame requires two people as it is heavy and, being circular, needs a couple of safe pairs of hands to get everything snuggly fitted. This is quite a substantial round table top with a 119cms diameter. The table is secured to the frame via tiny suction cups which have a sticky side, however the weight of the glass top seems to hold itself in place just fine without them. 

The table frame is really unusual, being untypical from the usual four legs. It’s more like a star shape, the sort that would usually be found on more expensive coffee tables. 
I love how natural these chairs look. On first glance they may look more stylish than comfortable with their rattan/wicker effect – but they are actually very comfy to sit on. The natural effect seems to blend well with any decor.

Kids and glass tables don’t always sound like the best mix (what if they climb on it, throw something at it, slam something down too hard etc) but this is a tough, high-quality heavy table top and I think it would take a lot more than normal kid behaviour to crack it. 
 
Once you’ve chosen a glass table top, then it’s worth making sure it’s kept clean – choosing the best glass cleaners and buffing thoroughly to remove any smears. Or, if the kids are involved, the addition of a waterproof tablecloth is an excellent means of child-proofing! Glass is much easier to remove food marks and stains from than a wooden table and help create a feeling of additional space – which is great for smaller areas.

My dining set is much larger than anticipated but it slots in nicely in my dining area. It means we can now all sit and eat together and enjoy more family time. The chairs look great with the glass table, but would look just as good paired with a natural wood table.

This full dining set currently costs just over £300. It is fairly easy to assemble and gives plenty of room for four people with the potential to add smaller chairs for extra children, for those special occasions if need be, that’s one of the beauties of a round table. It will certainly make our Christmas dinner more special. Have a look at JYSK’s great range of dining tables and chairs at http://www.JYSK.co.uk  #chooseJYSK.

 

JYSK happiness survey results 

Published October 27, 2017 by Bizzimummy

I received a lot of answers as part of my JYSK happiness question in my recent competition. My answers along with the answers from other bloggers taking part have all been published into a survey. 

The UK seems to be happiest cuddling pets on the sofa in a clean and tidy home with all of their favourite people and things in one place – and wearing pyjamas while we’re cuddling, makes the happiness complete. We seem to be a nation of regular cat and dog snugglers – and yes, they are allowed on the sofa. (But not in my house) 
Playing with the kids also hits the top of the happiness at home table just above a love of our own beds, clean sheets and very  rare moments of ‘me time, once the kids have gone to bed. (This one I do agree with) 
JYSK’s ‘Feel the Happiness’ Report, also states that the majority of us are utterly devoted pyjama-wearers. Our homes may be our castles but we are at our happiest at home after donning fleecy night attire, comfy slippers and wrapping ourselves in a cuddly throw.  

However Britain is far from the happiest place on Earth, ranking only 23rd place in 2017. Year on year Scandinavian countries dominate the top of the table for the world’s happiest nations. They put it down to a combination of things; one of them is Hygge.  
 2017 World Happiness League Table 2013-15 World Happiness League Table

1.​Norway 1. Denmark

2.​Denmark 2. Switzerland
3.​Iceland 3. Iceland
4.​Switzerland 4. Norway
5.​Finland 5. Finland
19. UK 23. UK
The new JYSK survey, which asked 30,000 followers of popular home and family bloggers about what makes them feel the happiness at home found that fairy lights, candles, softer accent lighting and real fires are important contributors to creating a relaxing environment. Just like our Scandinavian cousins, we are looking at lighting; greater use of natural and softer materials and appreciating time spent interacting with loved ones.  
Other Hygge happiness triggers include someone else – usually a partner – preparing dinner and sharing a glass of wine or a warming hot drink on a squishy sofa under a cuddly throw. Family activities such as movie nights in were also highlighted as activities that see people happiest at home.

And of course, the soft furnishings, throws, cushions and slippers were also important but having a clean and tidy home with plenty of well-thought out storage and was the number one contentment generator – as it sets the perfect environment to relax.  

Here is the British top 20 results for what makes us happiest at home.
1.​Clean and tidy house – everything in its place​

2.​Favourite people and things all in one place​
3.​Pets – snuggling with cat/dog on the sofa​
4.​Playing with the kids​
5.​Our own bed with clean sheets and particularly when it’s raining outside​
6.​‘Me time’ after kids’ bedtime​
7.​Fairy lights and candles/soft lighting/natural lighting​
8.​Darker nights making it cosier inside, snuggling on sofa with throws & cushions​
9.​A real fire​
10.​Grandchildren over for games & cuddles​
11.​Partner cooking dinner​
12.​Pyjamas/bedtime​
13.​Night in DVD, family , chocolate​
14.​Home cooking/smell of​
15.​Sofa, throws, cushions, family​
16.​Reading in a comfortable armchair​
17.​Cuddling on sofa​
18.​Family and friends meals/relaxing​
19.​Pyjama TV box set ‘binge’
20.​Time with pets and kids​

​Other Hygge happiness hits included one of my favourites – which is  long bubble baths in a clean and tidy bathroom. And also  uninterrupted time, hanging out the washing, baking and sofa naps.

Also popular were cotton sheets, lavender scented pillows, old Christmas movies, crocheting and cuddling pet guinea pigs at dusk.
Family photos and children’s artwork generate smiles and happy memories, Scandi style is growing in popularity thanks to its calming neutrals and natural materials and there is a marked trend in people including unique furniture pieces that draw the eye. All of these things make our homes our own and contribute to our wellbeing.

Some of the simplest things make people happy at home – when the baby is finally asleep, enjoying a crumpet (in pyjamas), creating a reading corner in the sitting room, the teenagers being out of the house and no technology interruptions for example.
Others are at their happiest and most relaxed in front of the computer, having a ticked off ‘to do’ list, watching garden birds from a cosy chair or finally achieving possession of the remote control.
Watching fish in the aquarium, finding a rare space on the sofa ‘in a house full of hounds’ and home-birds that are happy as soon as they get through the front door also featured.
Wardrobes and storage generally were seen as significant mood lifters, particularly for struggling born minimalists sharing their home with a hectic young family.
Playing the ukulele and ‘the three teddies that live on my bed’ also got a mention from individuals describing their ultimate happy time at home.

The 2017 world happiness report showed Norway, Denmark and Iceland in the first, second and third places. Finland and the Netherlands were in fifth and sixth (after Switzerland in fourth). The UK is at number 19, rising from number 23 – JYSK, which now has 15 stores here, was interested to note that the rise of happiness at home is mostly attributed to the Hygge elements beloved and enjoyed in Scandinavia. To find out more about Hygge and Scandi style visit http://www.JYSK.co.uk.

*JYSK analysed a sample of 1,000 taken from an engagement of 30,000 around its Feel the Happiness initiative. The sample is from across the UK’s nations and regions, collected from followers of leading home and family bloggers.
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JYSK Bedroom Hygge!

Published October 25, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Do you remember me telling you about JYSK not so long ago? Well I’m now extremely happy to say that my chosen items have arrived.


JYSK’s Feel the Happiness #chooseJYSK campaign part of a celebration of the Scandinavian store group’s 2,500th store opening involved asking people “what makes you happy at home?” For me, the thing that makes me happiest is my bed. My bed is my place to relax after a busy day with the kids. Whatever worries I may have throughout the day; my bed is the place that takes them away.

JYSK has many mattresses to suit all bed sizes and most budgets, have a look here http://www.JYSK.co.uk. Mattresses can be very very expensive, usually much more than the bed frame itself, so it’s worth looking at JYSK’s range which offers great quality and value.
 I strongly believe if you want a good night’s sleep on a comfortable mattress then you have to pay a bit more for luxury. The phrase “you get what you pay for” seems to ring true in this department. The wrong mattress, can not just affect sleep but cause all sorts of health problems with backs and joints.
It’s always a good idea to invest a bit more on something you will be using every day.

This is my new Plus 25 mattress. I have king size which costs £225. Compared to many similar mattresses on the market, this is actually relatively inexpensive. I paid more for my old mattress from a very well known mattress brand and it was nowhere near as comfortable as this one.
 This has to be the thickest, bounciest mattress I have ever owned. It is 32cms thick, that’s almost a third of a metre!


This boasts 325 springs and padded with pressure relieving memory foam. To say I get a good night’s sleep on this is an understatement. I have been sleeping like a baby since it arrived.




It wasn’t the easiest thing to manoeuvre onto my bed. The lovely delivery guys took it upstairs for me, but I had to lift the old mattress off the bed first and then get this new one through my bedroom door and onto my bed alone! It weighs a whopping 47kg, it’s not far off my weight and it’s big. I was glad to find handles on either side of the length which really helped.

 I was not the only one, amazed by the sheer size of it. As soon as my girls saw it, they were straight on it, testing out how soft and bouncy it is. Izebella told me it was like a trampoline.


I like the overall top pattern too, it reminds me of old style white wallpaper. I could just sleep on this mattress by itself, no bedding needed as it is just so amazingly comfy.

I think teddy likes his new bed too! 


 Of course, I don’t sleep on it alone. I’d be too worried about marks or bits of make up/perfume rubbing off and it looking grubby, plus I would no doubt get a bit cold during the night with no bedding. 

 As well as lots of furniture items, both big and small; JYSK also has lots and lots of lovely accessories and soft furnishings including some bedding items to make my bed fit for a queen.


First; and most importantly – the duvet.

 



The ULVIK duvet, again in king size. When I just picked up this duvet up, my thoughts were that it felt too light to be suitable for Winter. It is a 10.5 too but it’s really deceptive. The filling inside is airy siliconised spiral shaped hollow fibre so it seems to weigh much less than its discount store counterparts. Once on my new mattress however, my thoughts completely changed. It felt much much heavier over me than it did lifting it.




It keeps me warm, it does not make me over heat. It keeps me a just the right temperature. I have no idea how it does, but believe me it does. Again just look at the floral pattern on this duvet and the quilted effect just says luxury. However this duvet (king size) costs just £20. 

Not wanting to spoil my duvet in any way. I also have a new duvet cover set too.


I feel it’s important to get a duvet set that matches the room decor. White of course always blends well with anything so it’s a good choice.
 The Nell Sateen duvet set costs £30.00 and it certainly looks great on my bed.



Soft and luxurious, combined with my new duvet and mattress. It feels like heaven sleeping in this bed.

The set includes the duvet cover and two pillow cases.


And that’s not all. With my bed being my happy place. I just had to add a few more little extras.



My added touches are fake fur throws and cushions from JYSK Lotus range. The cushions are £5.00 each and the throws £15 each. They come in the brown, which I have, and also a silver option.



Yes they do appear more white than brown. The brown is the under layer of the throws and a base layer for the cushions with white fake fur over it. The two colours really blend so well.



You can see here, the brown showing through in the light, it almost appears as gold.


The feel of fake fur on my arms at night is amazing. It’s a light throw too, and therefore doesn’t feel heavy. I just love having one on my bed.


The cushions can of course be used on sofas too. The colour shades blend well with a black background.



The throw can be washed if needed but unfortunately the cushions cannot. The fake fur covers do not come off and putting them in a washing machine would no doubt ruin them. They can be wiped clean with care, but it’s probably best to just try to keep them clean and away from sticky hands and substances. 
 

Well I will certainly be enjoying my very comfortable nights sleeps from now on, thanks to my amazing mattress and bedding from JYSK.
























JYSK Competition

Published October 2, 2017 by Bizzimummy

As promised, it’s here; My huge JYSK giveaway.The prize on offer is this beautiful VEDDE Bedframe.


This bed frame comes in a choice of four sizes from single, all the way up to Super king. The wild oak frame and colouring will blend in well with most bedroom decors. Matching bedroom furniture is also available at a very affordable price.
 
One winner will be chosen at random via the rafflecopter draw. They will be contacted by JYSK to arrange bed size and delivery. 
The competition is for a bed frame only and does not include mattress or any other accessories or full rnishings. 
 The bed frame is self assembly and will be delivered by courier to the winners address. 
 Now I know you all cannot wait to take part in this, and I have a feeling that this giveaway will be very popular so please make sure you complete all the steps to have the best possible chance of winning.
All entrants must be based in the UK and 16 years or over. I have the right to void entries if conditions are not adhered to.

This giveaway closes on Friday 13th October 2017 

ENTER HERE!

JYSK “Feel the Happiness” Campaign

Published September 29, 2017 by Bizzimummy

JYSK is celebrating its 2,500th store internationally. To mark the occasion, the Scandinavian furniture retail store group that sells everything for the home aims to find out what makes us happy at home. I’m going to be reviewing some of the Danish home expert’s Scandi-vibe items as part of its ‘Feel the Happiness’ campaign and have partnered JYSK with a great competition for you too.

You’ll find JYSK in 48 countries with 15 stores in the UK and sells online at www.JYSK.co.uk. From furniture including bed frames, wardrobes, mattresses and sofas to soft furnishings like cushions and decorative accessories – a whole house can easily be furnished with JYSK.

JYSK is expert in HYGGE – “the Scandi art of making your home make you happy”. HYGGE (pronounced Hugar) focuses on cosiness, comfort and making time and space for relaxation and interaction with friends and family.

JYSK has one main question for this campaign; so I’ll be asking you to enter the competition and share….

“What makes you happy at home?”

JYSK’s aim is to arrive at the top 25 things that people love, that make them happy, at home. By this they mean the little HYGGE type things such as throws, a comfy mattress, a nice chair or cheerful cushions rather than the big things such as family, pets and love.

I am of course taking part in this campaign along with a select few bloggers across the UK. The campaign will involve me featuring several JYSK products and even attempting to assemble the odd few (that should be fun to watch!). And the best bit for all my lovely readers and followers –is that amazing competition which will start Monday October 2nd!

I don’t want to give too much away but this will be for a JYSK furniture product and may just be my largest giveaway so far.

Yes it’s all very exciting and I cannot wait to see the JYSK range in my own home.
With a link to JYSK ‘LET’S CELEBRATE’ 2,500 store video.

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