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How to Make Your Bedroom Insta-Worthy

Ever wondered how we get our beds so Instagram worthy? To celebrate National Bed Month, we’ve spoken to our Visual Merchandising Manager, to pull together their top tips on how you can create the perfect bedroom in your home. Read on to discover how.

How to Make Your Bedroom Insta-Worthy

Attention to detail

We know it’s a chore but ironing all of the linen on your bed can make a real difference. Even if you only do it when you have guests, ironing everything from pillowcases to the fitted sheet, you’ll see an instant lift in your bed and won’t be able to stop snapping photos of your perfection.

Good quality filled product

No one wants to slumber on a baggy pillow case, so make sure your pillows are plush and luxurious. Whether you choose a natural or synthentic filling, memory foam or king size, the perfect, not to mention matching, pillows go a long way. The same goes for your choice of duvet, a good quality inner will create a very insta-worthy setting. For the warmer months accessorize with a throw to bulk out your lower tog rated duvet.

Use different sized pillows

Creating a contrast in the bedroom with a variety of cushions and pillows will add hotel quality style to your room. From square shams, to king size and standard to boudoir, our offering of cushions and pillows covers will add extravagance to your room, whatever your style.

Accessorize

Experiment with different colours and textures in cushions and throws to show your personality. Opt for a bold Jaipur throw and matching cushions or chunky Axis throw . A rather unique feature of our Jaipur range is that each colour cleverly coordinates with all current season Christy bed linen designs.


How do you make your bedroom Instagram worthy? Let us now in the comments below.

 

5 Tips For Awkward Shaped Bedroom

An awkward shaped bedroom often requires some careful design and planning. Creating optimum storage space for clothes and accessories whilst keeping the room as clutter free as possible is key.  As the saying goes “a tidy house equals a tidy mind”. This is a crucial formula to follow in our bedrooms where we want to rest, relax and clear our busy minds.  Our friends at London bespoke furniture company, Form Creations, share their tips on how to add a touch of luxury to a quirkily shaped space…

Five tips on creating space and adding a touch of luxury to awkward shaped bedrooms:

Tip 1

When it comes to bedrooms, furniture is the key to storage success.  If your belongings have a dedicated space to be stored away, you will achieve the clutter free, oasis we all dream of at bedtime.  However, some bedrooms, particularly attic rooms can be difficult to furnish with all those awkward spaces and low ceilings.  Opting for custom-made and built in furniture that is truly made to measure will provide a sleek, seamless look.  It also allows you to create storage that suits you and your household needs for example, if you want a small alcove in your en-suite to have some shelves built in to showcase your beautiful towels, you can. 

Maybe you want to use some alcove space to store all your cushions, throws and linens?  Bespoke furniture helps you to use every inch of space possible. 

Fitted loft room storage unit.
Loft room storage unit

Tip 2

Bespoke radiator covers are great for hiding away ugly rads but they also create another surface to display flowers, candles or pictures.  You can even colour match them to other areas of the room to really make them a statement. 

Bespoke radiator covering
Bespoke radiator cover

Tip 3

Choose fitted wardrobes to utilise space and design them to fit the space you have and choose storage options that work for you. Our top tip would be – if you are opting for sliding wardrobe doors ask your designer/fitter to use top-hung runners when fitting them, which makes for smoother operation and helps them last longer, as you won’t find that the doors get stuck in the tracks as dirt inevitably makes its way in.  Don’t forget to opt for a ‘soft-close’ if you are opting for a hinged wardrobe style to eliminate any banging doors.

Custom made fitted wardrobe
Bespoke fitted wardrobe

Tip 4

Quirky, awkward shaped bedroom spaces can sometimes work to your advantage.  Utilise a tiny corner cupboard by hanging some hooks for necklaces.  Maybe you could add some rails and hooks on the inside of wardrobe doors to hang your belts/ties rather than wasting a whole drawer?  Look for little hacks that will help you keep your surfaces free of clutter.

Tip 5

Use colour to set the mood.  For example, lighter, soft blues are said to calm the mind and aid concentration, consequently it is serene and mentally calming.  Bear colour in mind when choosing your linens, towels and accessories.  Opting for soft, neutral shades will definitely create a soothing, cooling effect.  A light blue is also good for tricking your mind into thinking you are cool – a great way to stay cool, calm and collected during the summer months.

Author:  Simon Hall, Director of Form Creations Ltd.

 

March Colour of the Month – Orchid

2018 was the year of Ultra-Violet, when the striking purple shade really took a hold of fashion, interiors and everyday life. This year, purple hues are still popular and we’re so excited to showcase our NEW Orchid towels for March colour of the month.

Introducing our Supreme Hygro® Orchid towels collection it is one to admire. A colour popular amongst the royals which represents, respect, admiration and dignity. Orchid boasts lovely tones of lilacs making it the perfect partner to a pastel bathroom colour palette.
The soft and soothing shade of Orchid will inject peace and harmony into your life and ensure a colourful transition into spring which is only just around the corner. We can almost smell the fresh flowers in bloom… The hot cross buns toasting away nicely… The extra hours of daylight which we cannot wait to meet again… But back to today’s reality!

Made from our renowned innovative Hygro® technology this luxurious towel promises to become softer and loftier after each wash. Yes, that’s right this towel is not just one for show. It’s one to use and parade every day and is available in a range of colours and sizes including face cloth, hand towel, bath towel and bath sheets so you can mix and match! Explore the entire colour range here.

 

 

We have another new range that will complement the Orchid completely. Add a really fashionable style statement with this Missoni-esque striped beauty…

 

Our NEW Carnaby stripe towels in Berry.

A match made in towel fashion heaven. Post a picture on your Instagram and tag #christycolourofthemonth to WIN a complete set in the next month’s colour!

 

Our Orchid towels are the perfect way to bring your bathroom up to date without investing in a full new bathroom suite. New towels also allow you to inject fashionable pops of colour into your interiors scheme with little effort and can make a huge and dramatic difference to the look and feel of your bathing space.

Orchid, your new favourite colour.

Make March marvellous and shop Orchid online now.

 

Create your perfect luxury bedroom sanctuary with The Heritage Wardrobe Company

The bedroom should be a place of calm. Not just a room for sleeping but your very own luxurious sanctuary of serenity where you can relax, unwind and enjoy a moment of repose. Whatever your style, your bedroom should provide a sense of peace, tranquility and harmony. For this blog, we caught up with expert designers and creators of bespoke wardrobe solutions, The Heritage Wardrobe Company to discuss all the elements you should consider when planning your perfect luxury bedroom scheme.

So, where do you start? Begin as we all do with your dream Pinterest board, filled with inspiration and your chosen colour palette as well as ideas for storage and layout. The next thing you need to consider is how you will be using your bedroom. From arrangement and lighting to how certain colours will work in the room, to create your perfect luxury space you must consider every element from top to bottom, both aesthetically and practically.

Wardrobes & Storage

One of the most important parts of achieving the ultimate luxury bedroom scheme is ensuring your wardrobe is catered to you, your lifestyle and most of all, your belongings. A true investment piece, a fitted wardrobe is definitely something you don’t want to cut corners on, particularly when it comes to the layout, interior and the quality. Invest in a high quality, bespoke wardrobe and you are guaranteed to be well on your way to creating a beautifully organised and consequentially relaxing bedroom.

A lot goes in to planning a tailor-made wardrobe, so your next step should be speaking to an expert who can help you turn your luxury wardrobe dreams into a reality. The Heritage Wardrobe Company works closely with every customer each step of the way. From bespoke internal storage spaces to customised layouts and lighting, a specially-made wardrobe will lay the foundations for your ideal luxurious bedroom space.

Luxury Linens & Accessories

It’s a fact – most of your time in the bedroom will be spent in your bed and most would agree that nothing beats sinking into a freshly made bed of luxuriously crisp white bed linen. It goes without saying that the linen you choose will have a direct impact on how well you sleep and therefore how relaxed you will feel.

With each piece available in a thread count of 200 or higher, Christy’s luxury bed linen collections will provide you with a gorgeously soft, yet beautifully crisp look and feel, helping you to drift off into a peaceful night’s sleep. For those that favour traditional design, Christy’s Highgate and Picot collections offer an exquisitely simple yet opulent option for your master bed, whilst the equally luxurious Corinth, Deco and Enigma collections will add a subtle hint of pattern and texture to your bedroom scheme.

Finishing Touches

Sometimes it’s the finishing touches and smallest details that make all the difference when it comes to bedroom design. This is where you can bring some interest, personality and character into your scheme. From flowers and greenery to scented candles and the fretwork detailing on your wardrobe doors, there are a number of accents you can incorporate into the bedroom to create your dream luxury sanctuary. Introduce a warm and inviting atmosphere by layering neutral bed linen with textures and pops of colour. Christy’s collection of accessories is filled with chunky knit throws and scatter cushions in a range of rich and vibrant colours that will add a hint of luxury and romance to your bedroom. To achieve a perfectly coordinated scheme, work with a complementary palette throughout your room, from the paint on your walls to the fabrics on your soft furnishings. This will instantly create a feeling of harmony and relaxation.