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Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Beautiful Bedrooms

Our ideal home is something that many of us spend a lot of time thinking about (me in particular - have you seen my 'My Dream Home' Pinterest board?!! I'm bordering on obsessed!). 

Although the kitchen is the heart of the home - in my opinion anyway - I'm beginning to realise that the bedroom is pretty darn important too. As a parent, my house is full of stuff. Buggies, toys, clothes, blankets, photos etc. I love clutter, but it has to be organised clutter, and as the girls things slowly take over my house I've found myself longing for a place of my own - a sanctuary - somewhere calming and tranquil, where I can retreat to relax.

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Whether it is choice of colour, d├ęcor and furniture, when it comes to your bedroom, pretty careful planning needs to be considered. 

I live in a late 19th century workers cottage and my bedroom is pretty large - presumably because in those days there would have been more than two people sharing it! We've painted it blue - a colour I find particularly soothing - and have gone for an old fashioned, vintage vibe (I'm planning a house tour soon so keep your eyes peeled for lots of piccies!)

Here are a few tips for creating the perfect bedroom

Colour is important. I know from experience that soft colours help me to relax and, despite opting for blue in my own room, am a big fan of neutral colours; try feature walls to keep the room warm, but complement it with creamy shades that are calming to the mind.

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Keep your bedroom clutter-free to ensure your eyes do not wander and keep your mind active and your body awake. I love having all my treasured possessions around me but mess is a completely different matter and clothes (in my case) and toys (in the girls' case) all have to be put away before bedtime. It really does make a difference.

Choice of duvet is important when you want a good nights sleep. Synthetic materials may keep you warm in the winter, but may make you sweat in the summer. If money is no object a silk duvet is supposed to be suitable for all seasons, alternatively for us mere mortals, a low tog synthetic duvet is a good choice for the summer and a double down feather duvet is great in the winter (I can vouch for both of these). 

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Choice of bed linen is also important for a good nights sleep and we all know that freshly laundered sheets are the best thing EVER! Good quality linen really does make a difference and you can always pick up some bargains in the sales.

Black out curtains are great if light keeps you awake. We bought our first black out blind for Daisy's room when she was a baby and quickly had curtains made for every bedroom in the house. I can't bear sun streaming in through the window in the morning and am a little obsessive about making sure there are no gaps in the closed curtains at night! 

It goes without saying that choosing the right bed is absolutely vital! At the likes of Bedstar there is a diverse range to make sure that you get the best possible bed for the best nights sleep. They have a wide range of colour schemes and styles to match your room and lots of different materials are available for the base, including leather, synthetic and natural materials such as wood - with storage options on offer too.

What is it that you love most about your bedroom, or what would you change about it if you could? xoxo

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