Bedroom storage solutions for all seasons.
How often do you walk around your bedroom with an item in hand looking for a place to put it? I do it so many times that I wonder how it felt when I first moved into our home and wondered how I was going to fill it!
Storage in the bedroom for bedlinen or personal items can be tricky as some things we like to display and others we don’t! So where can we put them?
Below I have listed some easy decorating solutions and ideas that will hopefully bring some harmony and storage to your bedroom!
· Have a bed head made that will open on hinges so that it may be used for storing extra pillows or small blankets that are used seasonally.
· If, like me, you have a bedside table that has draws but are an avid reader think about having a small bookshelf built in to your wall between the studs to display your most favourite night time reading and small prints of the family.
· Look for a glory box (yes they are still around) or chest or long seat with a lid for the end of the bed to store your bed pillows when you hop into bed at night.
· I have a chaise lounge in my room that unfortunately seems to hold more than my wardrobe some days but it is ideal for sitting on when getting ready and holding some of the clothing items I may need tomorrow!
· Build or buy a long low shelf/draw unit for under the window to store knick knacks, jumpers or everyday items for a quick find. This can be made to be a perfect addition to any bedroom as places like IKEA have them in various colours to suit both modern and old style furniture.
· In children’s rooms the box shelving with the coloured boxes are always a hit as so much can be stored here and are easy to the kids to pack their toys into.
· Hooks on walls in any bedroom can be used to hold both dressing gowns and jackets that are now easy to grab.
Small baskets to hold scarves, or hats can give more room on shelves.
Hopefully all of these ideas will help make your bedroom a warm haven that you love to spend time in.
Pillow talk is defined as the relaxed, conversation that often occurs in bed at night. It is associated with honesty and bonding so please feel free to sit back and enjoy a read about your pillow choice even if you are not in bed!
We often assume that the key to a good night's sleep is a good mattress, but did you know the pillow you rest your head on is just as crucial?
We've all woken up with a crick in the neck feeling tired and groggy, and that has everything to do with your pillow(s)!
I have just had the job of shopping around for a new pillow as mine was fairly deflated and I realised how much there was too learn. As a designer of bed linen of thought I was pretty up to date but even for me it was a minefield so I hope my tips help.
The correct pillow for you should comfortably provide support for your head and your neck, and it shouldn't deflate or lose its fluffiness quickly.
There are now 11 different materials to fill a pillow, there is Firm, Medium or Soft density. A profile ranges from Specialty, Contour, High, Medium or Low and the sizes can vary from standard to European to Baby. Body or U Shape.
Here to help are a few basic notes to keep an eye out for when you're in the market for a new one or simply looking to switch out your old ones.
Know your pillow fill.
The most common fills for pillows are down feathers, synthetic/polyester fibres, Latex, or Wool. Natural goose down feather pillows are long-lasting and excellent in terms of comfort, so that's what many of us go for even though they can be a bit pricey. A more cost-friendly option would be synthetic/polyester fibre pillows, which are generally hypoallergenic, feels like down and are machine washable.
For firmer support, spongy memory foam and Latex pillows are a great alternative and my personal favourite
A fluffier a pillow provides better cushioning, can be cuddled into place and is longer lasting. A fluffy pillow also means that fresh air is still able to travel through it. Contrastingly, a lifeless one that's deflated and flat signifies that the pillow can no longer trap air, rendering it not ideal for giving comfortable support. To test fluffiness, fold a pillow in half and see if it unfolds on its own or give it a big hug and see if it fluffs back up. If not, you might have to look for a new pillow.
Sleeping position matters. Finally, how you position yourself in bed can really determine the type of pillow you'll need. A medium density and profile pillow will suit most back sleepers so make sure you get a fluffier pillow that lifts your head and chin, which can help with breathing and snoring.
As a rule if you sleep on your stomach, a soft density or low profile pillow will be the most suitable. and a firm and high pillow gives complete support for those that sleep on their side. A contoured pillow can be good for those who require more neck support as it moulds into the contour of your neck.
Like with everything a pillow is a personal choice and we all have our favourites so happy shopping next time you hunt for that perfect pillow to aid a great nights sleep.
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I am Jane - a mum of 4, lover of dogs and cats, with a passion for stylish items for your home and the environment that don't
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