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