22 May 2020
Written by Lorraine Lea - Simply Home
Are you in love with your bedroom? Do you count the minutes while you’re at work or looking after the kids or during whatever non-sleeping activity you happen to be engaged in until the moment you can open the bedroom door to reveal a perfect sanctuary where exquisite décor meets tranquil slumber? If the answer is ‘no’ then read on and find out how to easy it is to achieve this kind of bedroom bliss.
Start from the bottom
Fall in love with the feel as well as the look of your bedroom. A Bamboo Blend mattress topper adds loft and comfort and can help you get a better night’s sleep by allowing your blood to circulate more freely. Protect it with a great quality mattress protector like Coral Fleece and then cover the whole lot with a woollen underlay or Thermal Balancing Topper to add even more comfort and to help regulate your temperature.
Sheet it up
There are so many options when it comes to choosing sheets. Poly cotton is a practical choice as it’s durable, colourfast and easy-care. 100% cotton sheets are soft and silky and add a touch of luxury, especially if they’re made from a high-quality cotton like Supima. For a truly decadent bed however, it’s hard to beat the casual elegance of fine linen. Like the most memorable romances, the best quality linen comes from Europe so look for linen sheets that are made in Ireland, France or Belgium.
Love your cover
The focal point of any bedroom is the bed, so your quilt cover is always going to be the star of the show. If you’re adding lots of accessories, go for a quilt cover in a solid colour so you can build interest and make a statement with cushions and throws. If you prefer a cover with patterns and designs, choose accent colours that match your walls, carpet and artwork to create a coordinated look. You can also play around with different textures and fabric depending on the season and on your own personal taste. Quilted quilt covers are a popular choice as they can be used with a quilt inside during the colder months, or on their own as a lightweight cover in summer.
Add some cushions and throws
Go crazy and add as many cushions as you like! Matching cushions are available with most quilt covers to create a cohesive look, but don’t be afraid to play around with pieces from different sets to reflect your unique style. Throws add texture, warmth and personality to your bedroom and are also a must for reading chairs and afternoon naps.
Tip: Whether you go fluffy or fancy, chunky or fine, the secret to throwing a throw is to try not to finesse it too much - just throw it on the bed and walk away.
Think about the rest of the room and how you can tie it all together. Lamps add warmth, ambience and mood and can act as a focal point. Rugs are a great way to define different areas and be used as a pop of colour, a touch of opulence or just a soft spot to treat your toes. Finish with vases, flowers, wall hangings and bedside tables to really make your space a place you can’t wait to come home to.
Are you in love with your bedroom? Do you count the minutes while you’re at work or looking after the kids or during whatever non-sleeping activity.
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