Sheepskin rugs transform bedrooms into boudoirs

You don’t have to look far to find luscious sheepskin rugs. They’re gracing the bottoms of beds, lingering on lounge suites and warming the cribs of newborns.

Whether they remain in their natural wooly-white, ivory form or are dyed to match the décor, it is no wonder that this textile (that was previously set aside to manufacture luxury slippers) has crossed over into mainstream décor.

Of course there are many faux options available, but before you buy the look for less, consider the sleep-promoting properties of sheepskin:

1. Warmth – sheepskin’s depth locks in heat
2. Softness – sheepskin retains its incredible plushness wash after wash
3. Breathability – like all natural fibres, sheepskin allows air flow. This keeps moisture and odour levels low, low, low…

Besides adding to your sleep satisfaction, a sheepskin rug will also be a distinct asset to your décor arsenal. If you are planning on adding a rug or two to your home, look for a rug with a deep pile (which adds comfort) and a lovely sheen (which adds depth and visual interest).

At Sealy, we are natural-fibre lovers. That is why we embrace bamboo, aloe-vera and pure cotton when making our products. To learn more about our mattresses and bed linens visit www.sealy.co.za.

Winter throws and quilts that add more than just warmth to your bed

Winter is fast-approaching and you may find yourself in one of two camps: full of glee or full of dread. However, there is one thing we call all agree on and that is that these gorgeous throws and quilts are a great way to embrace the icy weather.

After investing in a Sealy mattress that is designed for your sleeping pleasure, it is only sensible to invest in a quilt that makes you smile and do a happy dance every time you see your bed.

If you favour hugs and deep massages, purchase a heavy quilt like this one from Purl Soho. With linen on one side and plush fur on the other this quilt gives you the best of both worlds.

Purlsoho strpied quilt

If you prefer a more tactile experience, go for something light and soft like these knitted throws:

These knitted throws offer a more tactile experience

If you’re a DIYer, you might want to watch this tutorial from Simply Maggie – learn how to arm knit your own blanket in just 45 minutes. Easy peasy!

Image source: Simply Maggie
Image source: Simply Maggie

Written by Roxanne Atkinson

 

Calming colours to paint your bedroom

Colour therapy, or the effect that colour has on our brains, is now widely accepted. If racing red can get you fired up, then why not use a cool grey to calm you down after a long hard day?

Two of South Africa’s well-known paint giants have released various hues of naturals as well as a range of subtle grey, green, blue and purple that promise to add tranquility to any room.

Check out sage green, silver cloud and moss blue. These are a few of the Dulux shades that translate beautifully in the bedroom.
Some of the Plascon colours that work well as separates or as a colour scheme include heavenly dew, mellow blue and ivory snow.

Beautiful colour combination, spotted on Welke.nl:

Create a calming feel with Sage green
Create a calming feel with Sage green

This bedroom was decorated by Muse Interiors, and we spotted this image on the HomeDzine website:

A combination of muted blues and greys
A combination of muted blues and greys

This bedroom spotted on Stylish, Liveable Spaces:

Not quite green, not quite blue
Not quite green, not quite blue

Featured image source: Am Dolce Vita

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Get your pastel on!

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Bedroom decor: Get your pastel on

Bedroom décor has slowly moved away from tranquil whites, passed through sleepy greys and found itself infiltrated by gentle pastels. Colours of spring blossoms, such green, pink and peach have been subdued into pastel hues that only add to the tranquility and sleepiness, rather than detracting from it.

Add a little plant life or botanical print and your boudoir will be en trend. Which of these beautiful pastel- hued boudoirs would you choose for a great night’s sleep?

We love this peach pastel bedroom, spotted on Ladyaddict.com
We love this peach pastel bedroom, spotted on Ladyaddict.com
This hand-knitted blanket is a gorgeous feature of this Scandinavian inspired bedroom. Spotted on Lustliving.co.uk
This hand-knitted blanket is a gorgeous feature of this Scandinavian inspired bedroom. Spotted on Lustliving.co.uk
This mint-green pastel bedroom inspires tranquility!
This mint-green pastel bedroom inspires tranquility!

Don’t hoard – Make a headboard!

Upcycling has taken the world by storm turning the décor world on its head. ‘Useless’, broken and out-of-date pieces are suddenly must-haves and re-doing old pieces of furniture rather than ‘buying’ new pieces of furniture is recognised as good – good for the environment, good taste and good will.

When it comes to headboards, the ideas seem limitless. A headboard is your bed’s crowning glory and can make a huge impact to any bedroom. Check out these inspirational ideas- all done with a little upcycling:

Use those old books creatively to create an interesting headboard.
Use those old books creatively to create an interesting headboard.
This upcycled Oar Headboard is perfect for a nautical-themed bedroom.
This upcycled Oar Headboard is perfect for a nautical-themed bedroom.
A headboard made of pool noodles will add a fun element to a child's bedroom.
A headboard made of pool noodles will add a fun element to a child’s bedroom.