Spice Up Your Home Interior for Autumn 2018

There are so many opportunities to transform your home throughout the year and the transition from Summer to Autumn is the perfect time to get the ball rolling.

There are some simple ways you can add a little bit of Autumn into your home, here’s how you can spice up your interior.

Midnight Blues will Warm Your Home
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Tips for Staying Cool for a Great Night’s Sleep

Have you spent the past few weeks tossing and turning because of the heat? It’s safe to say that here in the UK we are not quite as equipped for the weather we have been experiencing as some of our European neighbours and this has meant that a lot of people’s sleep has suffered.

However, there is no need to panic that the heat is set to continue as we have a few tips to help you stay cool while you sleep.
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Is Exam Season Impacting Your Teen’s Sleep?

For many teens, exam season is the most stressful time of the whole year and studies have shown that this is reflected in their sleep patterns. The sleep council completed a survey amongst teens at the beginning of this year regarding how they sleep in the lead up to exams.

Some of the statistics that came from this research will be a tad shocking to many of us:

  • In the lead up to exams the number of teens getting between just 5 and 6 hours of sleep a night doubles from 10% to 20%.
  • Exam worry and stress has an impact on 83% of teenagers when they’re trying to get to sleep.
  • 56% of teens admit to cramming all their revision into one night.

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Finding the Right Mattress for You

Getting a great night’s sleep is important for not only your health but it will also improve your mood the next day. In order to help you get the best night’s sleep possible, you need a great mattress – everyone is different so you need to find the best mattres for you. In this blog we explore a few aspects of a mattress which you should consider before buying.

The Cost

One of the biggest complaints when buying a mattress is the price, but a higher price doesn’t necessarily mean a better night’s sleep. The average price for a good quality mattress is between £500 and £1200. Although they are more expensive mattresses on the market, the majority of these have the same quality of cushioning and support as the more affordable mattresses.

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The 6 essentials that every home office needs

Working from home is becoming increasingly common with more people than ever before making the switch from office to home. Getting the balance between work and home can be hard at times which is why a home office is the perfect way to define this line. Here are the essentials that any great home office needs.

Desk

A desk for your computer or papers gives you’re the perfect designated work space that you will need. Not only will it give you the space and the storage that you’ll need for your work but will also help with your posture when working on a computer as opposed to be hunched over a laptop working on your sofa. You can look at our range of computer desks here.
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Tips on Getting a Great Night Sleep

March is National Sleep Month, so we thought what better way to celebrate than sharing a few tips on how you can get a better night sleep. Sleep is so important to function well both physically and mentally, as adults we all need between 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night and this can be difficult especially if you can’t drift off at night. Here are a few tips that you could try…

Improve your Sleeping Environment

How you view your bedroom and the environment in which you sleep have a massive impact on your night-time routine. It can be difficult to turn off and get to sleep when you see your bedroom as an extension of your whole house, this means working, eating and watching tv in your room – leave these activities in the other areas of your home. Try and keep your bedroom as a technology free zone, even free from your phone if you can!
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Top Interior Trends for Spring

Interior is a very personal thing, it is a way of expressing who you are and what your home is about. However, I think we would all be lying if we said that the trends don’t sway our interior tastes slightly. We have created a list of some of our favourite trends for this Spring.

Geometric Shapes and Patterns
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How to De-stress before going to bed – Getting A Good Nights Sleep

Throughout the day our brain is flooded with information, our minds are kept active and more often than not we don’t get a moment of time to ourselves. When bedtime strikes many people are left with thoughts circling around their heads and are simply unable to switch off. It is always a great idea to try and de-stress and calm the mind before attempting to sleep that you stand the best chance of getting a good night of shut eye. Take a look at our great tips to leave the hustle and bustle of the day behind and relax into the night.

In the evening:

Have a warm drink – a warm drink will help your body to relax, just make sure you stay away from anything that contains caffeine as that will have the opposite affect.

Light a candle and dim the lights – bright lights will keep your senses alert, create a calming and serene atmosphere.

Stay away from stimulants, yes that includes bright phone screens. There are certain apps designed to help you de-stress and get to sleep, some of which are so sophisticated that they have an inbuilt timer to close the app to avoid you having to operate your phone again.

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3 Top Tips To Get Your Children To Sleep On Christmas Eve

Christmas is an exciting time of year, particularly for those Children who almost can’t contain their excitement for Christmas Day. Combined with this excitement often comes a struggled to get to sleep/ a disturbed nights sleep on Christmas Eve as they wait for Santa to bring the presents they have asked for. Getting the kids tucked up in bed and off to the land of nod at a reasonable hour on Christmas Eve can often lead to a more enjoyable Christmas Day for everyone. We have put together some top tips to help your children and ultimately you get a good nights’ sleep.

Keep them busy during the day on Christmas Eve
Make sure the children are up at a reasonable hour for starters, you don’t want them oversleeping on Christmas Eve so that they aren’t tired in the evening. A great way to tire out them in the day is keeping them busy with activities. Check your local area for any Christmas themed activities, if there doesn’t seem to be anything arranged, create your own fun and take them out for some fresh air. Allow them to have a run around and use up a lot of their energy so that when evening comes they are tired and ready to sleep. The final activity for the day could be to leave a Mince Pie and Sherry out for Santa and a carrot for Rudolph. (more…)