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A Beautiful Mess: The Art of Keeping Your Bedroom Tidy

In the chaos of our daily lives, our bedroom often becomes a sanctuary – a place to unwind, relax, and escape from the hustle and bustle.

So why is it important to keep your bedroom tidy and how can a well-organised space contribute to a truly beautiful and serene haven?

Aesthetic Appeal

 

A tidy bedroom is undeniably more visually appealing. When your bed is made with bed sheets neatly tucked and surfaces are clear except for those few favourite things, the room exudes a sense of calm and order. This visual harmony creates an inviting atmosphere that makes the bedroom a place you’ll naturally want to retreat to at the end of a long day.

Promotes Relaxation

 

A cluttered environment can contribute to mental clutter, making it challenging to relax and unwind. A tidy bedroom, on the other hand, fosters a serene atmosphere that promotes relaxation. When you enter a well-organised space, your mind can release the day’s stresses, allowing you to truly enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep.

Improved Sleep Quality

 

A clutter-free environment is shown to positively impact sleep quality. The subconscious mind associates order with relaxation, helping to make it easier to drift into a deep and restful sleep feeling cosy in your linen bed sheets. Banishing chaos from your bedroom helps you to create a serene sleep sanctuary, conducive to the rejuvenating rest your body and mind need.

Enhanced Focus and Productivity

 

A tidy bedroom can extend its influence beyond your sleeping hours. In a clutter-free space, your mind is better able to focus and concentrate. Whether you’re working on a project or simply reading a book before bedtime, an organised environment helps contribute to enhanced mental clarity and productivity.

So, How to Create a Beautiful and Serene Space?

 

In the art of balancing comfort and order, a tidy bedroom emerges as a key element in creating a truly beautiful and serene space.

 

Beyond the aesthetics, maintaining order in your sleeping sanctuary contributes to improved relaxation, enhanced sleep quality, and increased efficiency in your daily routine. Embrace the beauty of a well-organised space and discover the transformative impact it can have on your overall well-being.

 

A beautiful mess may have its charm, but a tidy bedroom holds the key to a clear mind and a truly serene and inviting haven.  Dream well.

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Quick Tips For Styling Your Bed: It can be quick, simple and very stylish

Layering is key:

  1. Start with the foundation: use a fitted sheet in a soft, breathable fabric like French flax linen. Ensure it fits your mattress properly, it should be nice and snug.
  2. Layer for comfort and style: a flat sheet adds another layer of comfort and flexibility.  It can be tucked in for a more structured look or left loose for a more relaxed vibe.
  3. Duvet duvet!: the duvet cover is the centrepiece. Choose a fabric that complements your sheets and the overall feel you want.  French flax linen is a beautifully natural fabric that not only looks so stylish but also helps regulate your body temperature as you sleep, keeping you cool in summer and cosy in winter. You could colour match with your French flax linen sheets or choose a complimentary colour to add dimension.
  • How to Fold Your Duvet?: there are a couple of different ways to fold your duvet for a stylish look and you can certainly experiment. Our favourite look is to simply fold the top one 5th of the duvet down towards the foot of the bed and having a relaxed flat sheet look or a tucked in flat sheet for a more structured look. 

Pillow piles and cushions – we say keep it simple & stylish:

  1. Simple Stack: we think a simple stack of four sleeping pillows (2 each side of the bed for king and queen sizes) with French flax linen pillowcases on them is stylish. These can be stacked two on top of each other or stacked one in front of the other if you prefer a little more height.
  2. Who doesn’t love a decorative cushion or two on the bed?: in front of your pillow piles, layer two decorative cushions that complement your duvet cover and sheets.  These could have linen covers in a complimentary colour or be a different texture if you would like to add more dimension and visual interest.

Important: Keep it simple and stylish so that you love the look and so that the decorative cushions go on the bed each time it’s made rather than sit on the floor beside the bed!

Accessories – not essential however can add an extra touch:

You could throw on a blanket: drape a throw blanket casually at the foot of the bed for an extra layer of warmth and texture.

Or add a personal touch: placing a small book stack, a framed photo, a small decorative box or ceramic, or a vase with a single stem flower on your bedside table can add a personal touch.

Some additional tips for styling your sleep space:

  • Think texture: consider layering different textures like linen sheets and duvet cover with a velvet decorative cushion, and a chunky knit blanket for a cosy winter feel.
  • Prioritise sustainability: opt for eco-friendly materials like flax linen sheets for a healthy sleep environment and a lighter footprint.
  • Rotate your looks: at sheet washing time, rotate your sheets, choose a different coloured duvet cover and use different decorative cushions – helps keep it interesting.
  • Layer lighting: using ambient lamps on your bedside tables and task lighting for reading if needed.
  • If you have space, don’t forget the foot of the bed: a stylish bench can add functionality and visual appeal.

In summary:

Keeping the look of your bed simple and stylish will most likely mean that it gets made each day! The most important thing is to create a bed that reflects your personality and makes you feel comfortable and relaxed so that you get good sleep. Have fun and experiment with different styles to create your perfect sleep space!

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The Underrated Treasure: The Importance of Downtime

In a world that encourages productivity and constant activity, the concept of downtime often takes a backseat. However, the value of taking a pause and embracing moments of rest should not be underestimated.

Downtime is not merely a luxury but a necessity for maintaining a balanced and fulfilling life. Why is downtime so essential for overall well-being?

Downtime Provides Essential Rejuvenation and Renewal

It serves as a reset button for the mind and body. Engaging in activities that provide relaxation allows our brains to unwind, recharge, and return to tasks with a renewed sense of energy and focus. Just as our smartphones need a recharge to function optimally, so do we.

 

Help With Stress Reduction

In the midst of hectic schedules and demanding responsibilities, stress can accumulate and take a toll on both mental and physical health. Downtime offers a crucial opportunity to step back, breathe, and release tension. Engaging in activities such as meditation, reading, a long bath with your favourite body oil or simply enjoying a quiet moment can significantly help reduce stress levels.

Who Wouldn’t Appreciate Enhanced Creativity and Problem-Solving Ability

When our minds are constantly occupied with tasks, there is little room for creativity to flourish. Downtime helps provide the mental space necessary for new ideas to surface. Stepping away from the daily grind can help allow the brain to make novel connections, fostering creativity and improving problem-solving abilities.

Quality Relationships

So many of us face the challenge of balancing work and personal life. Downtime can help provide an opportunity to invest time in meaningful relationships without the distraction of work or other obligations. Whether it’s spending quality time with family or catching up with friends, these moments can undoubtedly contribute to a richer, more fulfilling life.

Downtime Can Help With Improved Physical Health

The impact of downtime extends beyond mental well-being; it can play a vital role in maintaining physical health. Chronic stress, sometimes a result of non-stop activity, can lead to various health issues. Adequate downtime is known to contribute to better sleep, a strengthened immune system, and a reduced risk of conditions associated with stress.

Why Is Taking A Break So Important?

In a society that often encourages the hustle, it’s crucial to recognise the intrinsic value of downtime.

Taking breaks, enjoying leisure activities, and embracing moments of quiet reflection are essential components of a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

So, the next time you find yourself caught in the whirlwind of constant activity, remember that downtime is not a luxury but a wise investment in your overall well-being. Take a break, recharge, and discover the many benefits that come with embracing moments of rest in your daily life.

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Looking after & loving your linen

You have invested in beautiful, high-quality linen bedding – congratulations, it’s well worth the investment!

Linen is a luxurious fabric that has been admired for its comfort and aesthetic for thousands of years.

As soon as you climb between your linen sheets, if it’s your first time, you will understand what all the fuss is about. Soft, cosy, breathable and durable, linen will keep you warm when it’s cold and keep you cool when it’s hot – it performs as a natural insulator by regulating temperature.

To ensure you can love sleeping in your linen sheets for a long, long time, it’s important to look after them. Here are some well-researched tips.

Use a luke-warm, gentle wash cycle

To help extend the life of your linen bedding, we suggest you use a warm, gentle machine wash on a short cycle together with a mild, gentle textile washing detergent. Remove them from the machine as soon as the cycle finishes and give them a gentle shake to release creases and excess fibres.
How often to wash? That’s the question. Studies suggest we should be washing our bed sheets once a week to help them remain fresh and bacteria-free.

Forget fabric softeners

Fabric softeners often leave a coating on fabrics and in the case of flax linen, will then reduce breathability and absorbency & we don’t want that!

Fabric softeners will reduce linen’s moisture-wicking abilities. Linen naturally gets softer with every wash, so you can forget fabric softeners!

Ban bleaching agents

Eek, bleach! Being an all-natural fabric, linen is susceptible to fading and discolouration if it comes into contact with harsh chemicals. Bleaching agents can be the cause of this chemical reaction, including the bleaching agents that can be found in face creams and ointments (ever wondered why your light-coloured sheets and pillowcases went a little yellow?). Bleaching agents can weaken linen’s natural strength, breaking down the fabric, so it’s best to keep them away from your linen.

Linen loves a gentle tumble

Your linen bedding loves a little tumble dry. Be sure to use a low warm gentle heat setting (a hot setting may cause shrinkage) and remove your linen bedding from the tumble dryer as soon as it is dry, this will help avoid excessive wrinkling.

If you prefer to dry your linen bedding naturally, be sure to hang it out in the shade to prolong use. Sunlight can cause linen fibres to become brittle, weakening the fabric’s overall strength and potentially induce fading.

Don’t be nervous about seeing some lint accumulation in your dryer’s filter after your first few tumble dries. These are just the excess fibres releasing and it’s perfectly normal – in fact, we encourage a gentle tumble dry as a part of your first few washes of your new linen bedding.

Treat yourself to more than one set of linen sheets

While Linen sheets are a beautifully strong natural fibre and are intended to be used for many years, like your favourite clothing items or your favourite pair of shoes, the more you use your linen bedding without rotating sheet sets, the more you will wear the fabric down. We suggest having several sets of sheets and rotating sets each time you wash them.

How to store your linen

Ensure your linen bedding is fully dry before storing, we suggest you then neatly fold your linen and store it in a dry cupboard (avoid humidity with any of your bedding fabrics). If you like being really organised, you could store your suki. bed linen in the linen tote bag you received it in. This will also help protect your lovely fresh linen while being stored.

Linen bedding looks best in a naturally relaxed, cosy, crumpled way, so ironing is not necessary – if you really want to iron, be sure to use a very low setting on your iron.

Your bed will look naturally fabulous & stylish with your linen slightly crumpled, just willing you to jump in – love your linen!

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