Sharing a bed with someone that’s causing you to lose sleep can be minus fun. From stealing the covers and snoring to constant moving and sleep talking, you run the risk of many sleepless nights if your partner is prone to doing any of the above.
There is nothing like wrapping oneself up in a comfy pure wool quilt with a cup of coffee and a good book for company on chilly winter nights. Sound familiar?
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.
An average person spends approximately one-third of his or her life sleeping. It is generally known that a person should get 6 to 8 hours of sleep to function properly during the day.
But many people suffer from acute or chronic insomnia, unable to get a decent night’s sleep. If you have sleepless nights on occasion that are not attributed to medical reasons, perhaps you can benefit from a little change in bedding.
Wool is one of the best bedding materials. As Australia has a large wool industry, there are many companies that specialise in just this type of bedding alone. Whether you need a queen size doona or king size quilt, you are bound to find wool bedding to your liking.
A wool doona is truly versatile and can be used during all seasons. Because wool is a natural, breathable fiber, it retains heat for those cold winter nights, and absorbs moisture when you get too warm during summer. This is a big relief if you can’t sleep due to the failure of temperature regulation.
It’s also ideal if you have a partner who has a vastly different sleeping temperature than you. One king or queen size doona can last both people all throughout the varying seasons of the year.
If you have a skin disorder, wool is ideal because it keeps irritants like household dust mites off your bedding. As they are major triggers for asthma and allergy, keeping them off will go a long way towards getting a good night’s sleep.
So how much would it cost to replace your entire bedding with wool? Contrary to what you might think, your new wool bedding doesn’t have to be expensive if you do your research and shop around. With a minimum investment, you can have wool bedding that is both long lasting and comfortable.