As we get ready to celebrate another World Peace Day, we acknowledge, once again, the importance of all those who have worked hard to eliminate conflict and promote peace and climate change. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, unalienable rights given to us that we couldn’t enjoy without a peaceful environment and, undoubtedly, peaceful starts at home.
Making our home peaceful should be our goal, as our home is our ultimate retreat. At Ponsford, we aim to help you get that extra-cosy, aesthetically pleasing, beautifully smelling environment which will help you raise your energy levels and face each day less stressed.
Waking up refreshed and relaxed is the most important ingredient to kick your day off to a great start and the bedroom plays the most important role in us getting the sleep we need. A bedroom is more than just a room for sleeping; it’s also a place where you and your family relax, so comfortable and friendly comes to our mind when planning a bedroom scheme.
Light, neutral colours do help create a peaceful bedroom. Colour, while vibrant and motivating, can get your blood pumping a little too much. Any monochromatic colour scheme will have a restful effect, but a bedroom decorated in shades of creamy white will be especially relaxing. A bit of greenery will increase the peaceful feeling of any bedroom. So, in today’s blog post, we bring you a few tips on how to achieve the peaceful vibe you seek…
A bedside table will add to the functionality of your bedroom. Placed next to your bed, the Ercol Bosco Compact Side Table can hold a lamp, your favourite book and an alarm clock to wake you up each morning. It adds to the personality of the room so remember to keep dust and clutter from it. Put just what you need on it and choose pieces that are an appropriate height in proportion to your bed.
Size does matter
Consider how many people will sleep in a bed and avoid purchasing a bed that is too small for your needs. For example, a couple should select a king-size bed and above. If you love exceptional comfort, the hülsta Metis Plus Bed in Nappa Leather is a winner with the hülsta sleeping system consisting of a base frame and mattress, which guarantee an individually correct lying surface and restful sleep. In addition to leather, the bed frame is available in numerous fabrics. For added comfort and peace, place your bed on an interior wall, away from the door or window.
Put your money where your mattress is
A mattress should be seen as an investment and you should do a proper research to make sure you make the best choice. A bad choice will lead to sleepless nights and achy mornings so ensure you try before you buy. If you’re the lucky owner of a mattress that offers perfect support, remember that regular replacement is most recommended to benefit from optimal comfort.
Same with pillows, compare different fillings and weights to test the feel of pillows and comforters before purchasing.
Our top-quality Tempur mattresses and pillows are designed to keep your spine properly aligned and comfortable. TEMPUR® Material is a high-density viscoelastic foam that perfectly adapts to your body shape, weight and temperature for night-long comfort and support. Pop into our bed department to try the different densities or browse the Tempur mattress range here.
Add storage solutions
Ottomans are a practical storage solution and will fit perfectly at the foot of your bed and will offer space while adding charm to your bedroom. The Stuart Jones Rossini Buttoned Ottoman comes in a range of sizes and is available in over 45 beautiful fabrics, varying from traditional tweeds and contemporary linens to luxury velvets.
Chests of drawers come in handy if you’re not short of space. Woods like oak, ash and pine are the traditional choices for chests of drawers. In contrast, the ercol Salina 8 Drawer Tall Chest is part of a contemporary collection in pale ash, finished with a white washed stain and clear matt lacquer which emphasises a relaxed feel - perfect for any bedroom. Choose from a variety of storage chests, two sizes of bed frames, a wardrobe and a matching dressing table set up for the ideal combination in your home.
The furnishings you choose for your bedroom impact how well you sleep and how happy you feel when you’re in the room during the day. Make your bedroom even more cosy by adding curtains, bedspreads and cushions of contrasting textures which can have a powerful effect, similar to colour contrasts, and can bring life to your room. Don’t be afraid to mix and match and to layer up different textures and colours.
Choose a rug that feels great under your feet and has colours and textures that complement your room. Consider shaggy textures, silks, chenille or even faux fur. What better feeling than to sink your toes into a fabulous Asiatic Plush Sand Rug? Hand woven in
Ornate the wall behind your bed with whatever brings you peace
The bed is the star of a bedroom and so is the wall behind it. Choose pictures of things and places that bring you peace. You want the first feeling you get when you walk into your bedroom to be one of peacefulness, so consider what might do that for you and hang that on the wall behind your bed.
Create your quiet place
A wing chair like the Spink & Edgar Crawford Wing Chair placed in a corner of your bedroom and paired up with a floor light can become your own personal retreat. It will create the perfect place for you to contemplate quietly, read your favourite book or just enjoy some calm, relaxing music - these feelings felt in your bedroom will reinforce your notion of peace and tranquility.
Kick technology out
No video games, work emails or reality shows should get past the bedroom door. The exceptions might be some music-making technology if that can help add to the peaceful vibe.