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jmm PR’s Favourite Articles of the Week

Here at jmm PR, we have been scouring the internet for our favourite articles of the week.


This week brings a range of benches to inject some stylish additional seating to your home and a guest room inspired by India!

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Good Homes – 6 of the best benches for space-saving seating

In recent years, we’ve noticed benches becoming more and more popular in the world of interior design, so it’s no wonder this article from Good Homes made it into this week’s ‘favourite articles of the week’ blog post. As well as adding some extra seating to your home, benches can help to create a super cosy, yet contemporary, feel to a room. Not only this, they are also ideal for compact homes that are crying out for some additional storage, and are great for displaying decorative items such as flowers, pictures and ornaments.

What we love most about this article is the wide variety of products featured, including an array of colours like mustard, navy blue and pink, as well as a selection of materials including velvet, wood and rattan. Whether you opt to place them in a bedroom, living room or bathroom, benches are versatile and can complement each and every room in the home.

The navy blue and gold bench from Made even features a handy coat rack, perfect for keeping your hallway neat and organised!

If we had to pick, our favourites would have to be the sheepskin bench from The White Company and the pink velvet option from Cult Furniture, both of which demonstrate a perfect combination of style and comfort. So if you’re considering investing in a bench, be sure to check out this article for some inspiration, and let us know which one is your favourite!

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Matalan – At home with Denise Van Outen

Our second article this week was found when doing a spot of online shopping! We love it when retailers publish features on their websites; it really brings online shopping to life and makes it a more fun experience.

This particular feature is all about Denise Van Outen and a tour of her India-inspired guest room. Denise begins by explaining that her house was very plain and simple when she first moved in, but she has gradually introduced her quirky style into the interior design and her ‘India room’ is a perfect example! Denise says, “I really wanted to create a guest room that felt like a total treat to stay in and made people’s visit really memorable for them”, and the bright and vibrant images in the feature prove that she has achieved just that!

Towards the end of the feature, Denise gives her top tips for bringing a room to life. At jmm PR, we’re great believers that scent can really change the atmosphere of a room. You could have the most aesthetically pleasing interior design, but if the room has an overbearing aroma, or one that doesn’t match the feeling of the space, it can create a negative vibe. This is why we’re totally on-board with tip number one and will take Denise’s advice that “fresh and zesty scents, rather than deep musky tones work well for a guest room”.

Overall the feature has inspired us to consider a country or a favourite place as inspiration for our next renovation! Denise’s idea of turning her love for India into an inviting and exciting place for guests gives the room a personal touch like no other.


Tessa and Steph

26th June 2020



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