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Years ago, I was introduced to the concept of being intentional about bedding. Sure, I had coordinating shams and comforter, but how intentional is a bed-in-a-bag? I mean, does that really provide a quality nights sleep, or a place that you look forward to falling into night after night, or give you that “I don’t want to leave this” feeling? Splurging on high quality sheeting was so frivolous…so expensive…so unnecessary.
Then, I became aware. You know—one of those “Ah Ha!” moments. I slipped into a bed that was like a cloud. The soft featherbed wrapped around me with silky-soft Egyptian cotton sheeting and my eyes were opened, even as they were quickly shutting to get the best sleep in a long, long time. In short order, we made some changes in how we dressed our bed and it is now affectionately known as “The Cotton Ball.”
Later, coincidentally, I worked in a luxury linens boutique for several years and learned even more about the elements to the perfect bed. The quality and composition of the foundations, the linens, and even the accessories all add to the overall sleep experience.
It is indeed an experience…it’s tactile… it’s emotional…it’s completely sensory. We spend 1/3 of our lifetimes sleeping. Lack of, or even unsatisfying, sleep has been known to cause a multitude of illnesses, mental issues, and relational problems. Why not pay closer attention to the environment of sleep—specifically what we choose to sleep in and on?
The next few articles will break down the essential elements of a luxurious, well-dressed bed. Like most things, there is quite a range in quality and price of each of the elements. You could spend $50 for a king-sized Egyptian cotton sheet set from a big-box store, or you could spend $500 for a similar set from a luxury linens manufacturer. Yes, there are differences—it’s not just a label game. The whole bed (not including the mattresses) can cost around $300 for low-end products to over $5,000 (easily!) for the true, luxury bedding ensemble.
Take the information and make it yours and in your budget. Start with sheeting. Buy the best you can afford or even slightly above. They will last longer, feel better and you are worth it…but more on that later.
THE GUIDE TO THE WELL-DRESSED BED—DAY ONE:
THE GUIDE TO THE WELL-DRESSED BED—DAY TWO:
THE GUIDE TO THE WELL-DRESSED BED—DAY THREE:
THE GUIDE TO THE WELL-DRESSED BED—DAY FOUR:
Bedding design: From simple to elegant, the décor of the boudoir
I can’t think of a better way to instantly change a room’s look for little effort than adding or updating the area rug. Whether it’s bold colors and graphical prints, or subtle tones and a traditional pattern, an area rug can anchor your conversation area, provide zip to a neutral room, or be the one change that you can make until a full room makeover is in your budget.
Here are a few of my favorite new releases for 2013!
All of the above rugs are available through Gina McMurtrey Interiors.
For pricing and availability, contact us today!
It’s Spring. FINALLY! It felt like it would never get here.
Even with a forecast of a late snow storm looming, little blossoms of yellow, purple and pink are appearing through the gray and brown landscape.
Spring brights are very popular in both home & clothing fashion. Here are some favorites to bloom your creativity around your house this Spring:
Need help incorporating Springtime bright colors in your home?
Contact me today to schedule an in-home consultation, or check out eDECORATING — the convenient, online package design plan with the DIY’er in mind.