Colour plays an important role in our lives – so much so that it is even proven to have an effect on our mood. Similarly, the colours we use in our bedroom have an effect on the quality of our sleep and how restful our bedrooms are to us. This is why it is important to choose the right colour scheme for your bedroom. On that note, here are 3 colour ideas for your bedroom that will ensure that your space is a sanctuary promoting a good night’s sleep:
We spend a large portion of every day in our beds, approximately eight hours a day on average. To make sure that you are as comfortable as possible, you need to have the right bed as well as bedding. However, contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to spend a fortune on these things to ensure your comfort. To help you control your budget, here is some advice on what bedding requirements you should spend your money on and where you can make savings.
You might think that the perfectly made bed is totally unattainable and can only be achieved in magazines or in a shop window. If so, you couldn’t be more wrong! In fact, the perfect bed is easily achieved if you abide by these easy to follow steps that we’ve got outlined below:
The first step to the perfectly made up bed is making sure that the appearance of your bed linen is up to standard. After you have washed and dried your bed linen, ironing is very important. Wrinkled bed linen looks unkempt and messy and by ironing them, you will ensure a pristine, tidy-looking bed. The easiest way to iron your bed linen is to iron them when they are almost dry but not fully dried. This prevents creases drying into your linen and gives it a beautiful and crisp look.
When making your bed, start with the fitted sheet first and place it carefully over the mattress. When it comes to covering your mattress, a fitted sheet is a better choice than a flat sheet as it removes the need to master the art of hospital corners which are notoriously difficult.
A bolster is a must for the perfectly made up bed. A bolster is a long, thick pillow that is placed at the point where your mattress meets your headboard and gives support to your pillows, keeping them fluffed out and upright once your bed is made.
The next thing to do is to turn your attention to your quilt or doona. Many people choose the size of quilt that corresponds with the size of their bed so if they have a king size bed, they choose a king size doona. However, in order to achieve a luxurious look to your bed, you should choose a quilt that is a size bigger than your bed. Therefore, if you have a double bed, choose a king size quilt for that extra luxury. Dress your chosen quilt in an attractive and pressed quilt cover, place the quilt evenly on your bed and smooth out.
The last step is the placement of your pillows and bed cushions. Having plenty of pillows adds a feeling of luxury and indulgence to your bed so prop all your pillows against your bolster and finish with a decorative cushion at the very front.
Voila! Step back and admire your handiwork and look forward to that time when you get to climb into that perfectly made up bed.
Choosing bedding for children requires careful thought and consideration given the fact that, just like their parents, little people need to be cosy and comfortable to ensure a good night’s sleep. When choosing bedding for your kids, while you want it to be high quality and easy to care for, you need to make sure that the cost of it doesn’t break the bank!
Here are 3 tips that will help you choose bedding for your children:
1. Purchase a Mattress Protector
It’s inevitable that little children (at some point or other) will have the odd toileting accident during the night and for that reason, you should definitely make sure to include a mattress protector when choosing bedding for your children. A mattress protector is a vinyl cover with elasticated edges that fits over the mattress and prevents any moisture or leakages penetrating it. In the event of an accident, it can be easily removed and popped into the washing machine.
2. Care Instructions
When purchasing bedding for your kids, make sure that you choose bedding that is machine washable and ensure that it doesn’t require dry cleaning or any sort of professional cleaning. Given the fact that you’ll most likely have to wash the bedding on a very regular basis, it’s important that its care instructions are extremely straightforward.
3. Quilt Warmth
Temperature regulation is especially important for children, as they are particularly susceptible to changes in temperature. Woollen washable quilts in Australia are the best choice as wool has the natural ability to regulate the body’s temperature ensuring that the sleeper is never too hot or too cold. In addition, wool quilts are perfect for children with allergies as they are naturally hypoallergenic. You can very easily buy quilts online for excellent prices.
When the time comes to purchase bedding for your little ones, you should bear these tips in mind so that you can ensure that your children enjoy a restful and comfortable sleep at night. After all, if the kids are happy – you’ll be happy!