Keeping Warm and Stylish: Christy Throws

Autumn and Winter are the perfect seasons to stock up on more layers – both for your own clothing as well as for your bedding.

At Christy, we have a number of bed throws that won’t just keep you warm and snuggly at night but will also look stylish throughout the day, adding an extra dash of elegance to any bedding sets.

Jaipur Throw

Our Jaipur collection is a range of beautiful quilted throws and coordinating cushions with 100% cotton velvet, and a 100% cotton reverse. The collection is available in a range of gorgeous colours from dusty pink to a dark grey, ink colour.

Agnes Throw

The Agnes throw is a knitted, super cosy throw made from a luxurious yarn blend that includes Alpaca fleece. Alpaca is well known to be one of the softest, silkiest fibres from nature and this adds to the comfort spectacularly. With fabulous details such as fluffy tassels and chunky wooden buttons, they are perfect for snuggling into on cold winter nights.

Lace Throw

This cosy knitted throw is the perfect finishing touch to your bed linen, in 5 must-have shades which will brighten up your room as well as creating a cosy, comforting feel.

Liza Throw

Made with velvet, this stylish piece is affordable luxury which will add a touch of class to your bed. Ensure you have the full look with both throw and cushion! Navy is renowned for its versatility, a colourway which is easy to match and fits seamlessly into a room. This colour sits beautifully on the Enzo bed linen design also available in the Living by Christy range.

Edmonton Throw

If you love glamorous cushions and throws in your home then you are going to love our Edmonton accessories. The Edmonton throw is large and can be used either as a bedspread or a statement piece for your sofa.

Oslo Throw

This on-trend throw, available in 3 muted colours, offers beautiful depth, co-ordinating well with all neutral hues to expand a bedrooms colour palette. The chunky knit adds a relaxed look and feel to crisp bedding, whilst still keeping a sleek and on trend appearance.

 
 

Influencer Focus: Brushed Cotton in Real Homes

Our post yesterday was a focus point on the advantages of brushed cotton bed linen (TLDR; it’s super warm and cosy to sleep in).

We recently sent out a few sets to some of the lovely Instagram accounts we work with, and we adore the shots they got with them!

Take a look at these below.

Rebecca @aaublog

Rebecca runs a travel and lifestyle site found at aaublog.com, brimming with helpful advice and other lifestyle pieces. Her Instagram grabbed our attention too, as she crops each photo into circles so it looks super eye-catching! 

Here’s her beautiful photo of our Thurloe Check 100% Brushed Cotton Bed Linen in Grey:

You can find Rebecca at the following sites:
Instagram
Blog

Our Thurloe bed linen in Grey is available to browse here.


Sandeep @mrsphome_

Sandeep uses Instagram to post gorgeous photos of her home interiors, and her photos of our Skye Stripe in Blush are equally stunning!

You can find Sandeep at the following site:
Instagram

Our Skye Stripe brushed cotton bedding in Blush is available to browse here.


Your Photos

If you have photos of our brushed cotton bed linen make sure you tag us on social media so we can see them! We love seeing how everyone styles their bedrooms with them.

 
 

Get to Know: Brushed Cotton Bed Linen

Bedding to keep you cosy and warm through winter

January 2021 is turning into a super chilly start to the year, with snow showers and freezing fog being forecast for the next few days.

As such, at Christy we thought we’d give you some information on one of our warmest bed linen collections that are sure to help you fight off the cold when you’re wrapped up in bed.

Brushed Cotton bed linen (also known as flannel/flannelette) consists of wonderfully cosy, high quality, 100% brushed cotton. This fabric creates raised, fluffy fibres that can then trap air particles, helping to improve the insulation capabilities. This guarantees you’ll be kept lovely and warm through the cold nights.

Owing to the fabric composition, Brushed Cotton is also exceptionally soft and fuzzy – so you’ll get to feel like you’re wrapped in luxury.

Skye Stripe Flannelette Bedding in Blush and Grey

Skye Stripe may look fairly simple, but it’s stripes in Blush or Grey create a beautiful effect when up close!

In Blush it is perfect for going with creams, whites and rose golds, whilst Grey would suit a bedroom with blues and cool hues in perfectly.

Highgate Brushed Cotton Bed Linen in White and Cream

Highgate is a perfect, classic collection of linen featuring sheets, pillowcases and duvet sets that are simple yet perfect for jumping into at the end of the day.

Available in White or Cream, you could try mix-and-match the Cream with Skye Stripe in Blush or the White with Thurloe Check or Skye Stripe in Grey for that perfect set!

Thurloe Check Flannelette Bedding in Grey and Claret

When it comes to dressing your bed for Autumn/Winter, it’s very hard to go wrong with check.

It’s also perfect for mix-and-matching with the Highgate collection as seen above!

Customers’ Thoughts

Not quite sold yet? Here’s some reviews from our customers:

‘Great, lovely and soft, warm and comforting. Washes well.’

– Susan S

‘Beautifully soft and cosy, very pleased with our duvet set’

– Lynn K

‘Beautiful quality! Lovely subtle colours’​

– Aimee

‘ooooh so snuggly and warm’

– Pat A

Shop our Entire Collection of Brushed Cotton Bed Linen Here!

 
 

Preparing for Bubble Bath Day! (8th January)

It’s a new year and the first week back to work for many, so (naturally) this Friday happens to be National Bubble Bath Day!

Now, what better national day for us at Christy to share advice on having the perfect bubble bath?

Preparation is Key

The ultimate way to make that your bath will be relaxing is to prepare in advance. Have you picked out your favourite bath bomb, is there a book you can pick up and read in there, maybe you’d even like to enjoy a glass of wine?

Whatever your plans for the main event, make sure any items are within reaching distancing! 

And if you’ll be reading a book or going on your phone then also have a towel close by you can pick up beforehand – the last thing you’ll want is a soggy book at the end of it.

Set the Mood

Candles are perfect for setting a relaxing mood, choose scents such as lavender to really put yourself at ease after a hard week’s work.

Keeping the lights down, or out in general will also help to set the mood with your candles in tow.

Finally, if you feel like listening to some calming music make sure you have a Spotify playlist set up with some relaxing tracks.

Don’t Forget to Prepare for After!

Last, but in no way least, when preparing for your bubble bath make sure you have some beautifully soft towels to dry yourself off with after.

You can’t go wrong with Christy towels, team them up with a bath robe for after and you’ll be wrapped in luxury.

And there you have it, steps for a perfect bubble bath to treat yourself with this Friday. The very last thing you’d need to do is snuggle into your bed covers ready to fall asleep!

 
 

Say Hello to our Brand New Antalya Towel Collection

Left to Right: White, Jade, Denim, Pumice, Sandalwood, Storm, Rose Pink and Lunar.

Say hello to Antalya, our brand new towel collection. If you are dreaming of a super soft, luxurious towel that has effortless style then this is the range for you.

Available in 8 muted, timeless shades that will compliment any bathroom. Colours include: White, Lunar, Denim, Sandalwood, Jade, Storm, Rose Pink and Pumice.

The luxurious Antalya collection is made from 100% Turkish cotton and each towel is 600 GSM, perfect for wrapping yourself in after a relaxing bath.

 
 

A Christy Christmas: Furoshiki

In a world where it’s becoming evermore important to be environmentally friendly, we wanted to take today to speak about a long-standing tradition which is perfect to start implementing around Christmas – furoshiki.

Furoshiki refers to Japanese wrapping cloths used traditionally to transport a variety of goods, as well as being used as a technique to wrap gifts.

In essence, if you have old bedding you no longer like as much, you could cut it up and use it in the same way – upcycling the linen whilst also making your presents look even more special and unique!

The example we have here is a single-knotted furoshiki, and here’s a simple step-by-step if you’d like to give it a go for yourself!

Step 1. Lay out your furoshiki diagonally with the gift placed right in the middle of each corner
Step 2. Pull the top corner of the material over the gift and tuck it underneath
Step 3. Fold the bottom corner over the gift and tuck under itself on top
Step 4. Gather and tie the two side ends together which haven’t been folded yet
Step 5. Knot the ends until you’re satisfied with how it looks, you can even change it up by tying a pretty bow into the knot if you’d like!

Let us know in the comments if you’ve given this a go, and be sure to tag us on social media if you’ve used old Christy products for your furoshiki using the hashtag #MyChristy, we’d love to see how it looks!

 
 

A Christy Christmas: The Perfect Cosy Night-In

At this point in 2020, it’s safe to say that the majority of us are getting a little fed up of nights spent solely in the house. We wanted to give some little tips and tricks to help change this so you have the perfect, cosiest night-in possible.

A Nice Mug of Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate is the perfect sweet, hot drink to have during the festive period because you can make it either as simple or extravagant as you wish!

We’d recommend a topping of many mini marshmallows to give it that extra something, you could even add a flake in there so that you get maximum chocolate from it!

Christmas Tree/Fairy Lights

Lighting can make all the difference when it comes to relaxing at home, so going for low lighting through Christmas or fairy lights can be an excellent choice.

Add in some candles for a nice scent to please your nose as well and you’ll have a lovely, relaxing mood in the room.

A Throw

At Christy, we love throws. We’re biased, that’s for sure, but there is little better than the feeling you get being snuggled up in thick, cosy wool.

Our Agnes collection contains a cosy, knitted throw made from a luxurious yarn blend, including Alpaca, helping it to be super soft and perfect for snuggling into.

The Throw Alternative

If you don’t have a nice, warm throw to hand then you can always layer up with a dressing gown or fresh bath robe.

Texture is key to feeling as comfortable as possible, so we’d recommend our Super Soft Cosy Robes so you feel as relaxed as possible.

Treat Yourself to a Takeaway

Start your evening off as stress-free as possible by freeing yourself from the strain of having to cook a meal for your household, order a takeaway from your favourite local restaurant and let yourself relax instead.

Choose a Heart-warming Film

Christmas is the perfect time to find heart-warming films to watch, especially if you have streaming services such as Netflix, Prime Video and so forth.

Pick a classic such as Home Alone, A Miracle on 34th Street, grab some popcorn and a box of tissues (just in case).

Video Chat

One thing that could make your evening even better is getting a video chat set up with friends or family. You could start the chat before watching a film and even all watch the film simultaneously if possible then discuss it after!

 
 

Pantone’s Colours of the Year for 2021

Pantone has announced not just one, but two colours of the year for 2021 – Ultimate Grey and Illuminating. It’s only the second time in two decades that they’ve opted for two colours and, given 2020, that’s not too surprising.

Picture from Pantone

As the above shows, Ultimate Grey is quite a standard grey whereas Illuminating is a happy, sunshine yellow tone. Pantone wanted the message of these two colours to be ‘strength and hopefulness’, with Illuminating being a colour to symbolise uplifting and Ultimate Grey being one to symbolise enduring.

It’s a great message on the whole and we love how well these two colours compliment each other.

Christy Colour Matching

At Christy, we have a variety of products you can be on trend with from bedding to towels. We’ve included examples of our favourites below but check out our Pinterest board here for more ideas!

Christy Sakura Bed Linen in Buttercup
Christy Bethany Bed Linen in Ochre
Christy Prism Towels in Taxi Cab and Tarmac
Christy Osaka Bed Linen in Ochre
 
 

Bright and Bold: Christy Living AW20 Range

We may have just recently released our Christy Home Winter 2020 collection of bed linen, but that isn’t all we have in the way of beautiful bedding for you!

Brand new and fresh off the rails, our Christy Living AW20 range is full of bold and bright designs that you’ll fall in love with.

Ibiza Bed Linen

Ibiza may involve a muted pastel colour palette, but it’s overall geometric design with abstract shapes is still beautifully bold when up close. The softer colours aid with creating a more calming environment and will make any bedroom easy to accessorise at the same time.

Hidden Tiger Bed Linen

One for the animal lovers, Hidden Tiger features a beautiful colour palette of corals, browns and golds. The design has jungle foliage and animal prints throughout with, of course, hidden tigers. This unique print will have you dreaming of faraway places.

Sakana Bed Linen

This super-simple Japanese inspired pattern has a pared back vibe and a mood of Far Eastern chic. In a warm plum colour this design is a timeless classic.

Palms Bed Linen

This bedding design embraces the tropical trend in neutral, monochrome tones. The hand painted, watercolour brushstrokes give a softer feel to this print and the muted colours give more freedom to be bold with accessories.

Manchester Bee Bed Linen

Taking inspiration from our heritage, this design uses key symbols of Manchester’s industrial past in current on trend colours for AW20. The green and gold gives an opulent yet tranquil feel.

Wild Blooms Bed Linen

This striking, textured watercolour floral has been hand painted in our design studio. Taking influence from beautiful Japanese florals, this duvet set will give a calming and relaxing vibe to any bedroom.

Dash Bed Linen

This effortlessly cool, bold and simple design in classic monochrome is a great addition to any bedroom. It can be easily accessorised with any coloured throws and cushions to create your own individual look and style.

 
 

10 Ways to Make Your Bedroom More Relaxing

Our bedrooms are the main places we go to relax, rest up and feel better for the next day. But, with the vast amount of lockdown time this year you may be starting to see it in a different, not-so-great light.

It’s important to look after how we view our bedrooms though to make sure that we’re getting the best rest possible, eliminating the chance of having a bad night’s sleep.

Here are some top tips for how you can recreate your bedroom as a fantastic place to chill out again.

A Dedicated Working Space

This year has made working from home a standard for many, and if you are having to do so without a study/office then there’s a chance you’re currently sat in bed on your laptop working.

Try to make sure that you have a dedicated area away from your bed to do work at though, just the simple act of getting out of bed in the morning and sitting elsewhere with help with stopping to associate the bed with a place of stress.

Tidy Up

As the saying goes, ‘tidy home, tidy mind’. Now it’s more important than ever that your bedroom is free of any mess. If you’re working from the bedroom, it’ll just distract you. Vice versa if the room is clean and tidy you can admire the items in it a lot easier, and it’ll be a much warmer welcome at the end of the day.

Treat Yourself to New Bedding

The right bed linen set becomes a comforting thing to see at the end of the day, but changing it up every so often for fresh, new bedding can be exciting.

Christy Sakura Bed Linen in Buttercup

Psst… we have some beautiful new bedding we’ve recently released as part of our Winter 20 collection, check it out on the Christy site here.

Redecorate your Walls

Sometimes something as simple as just a new colour on the walls, or going over a colour which might be starting to fade, can help you see your bedroom in a totally new light.

Maybe try a yellow-toned colour over the Autumn/Winter period to help lift your spirits and remind you of sunshine.

A Bedroom Companion

Now, you can interpret this however you like because new family members in the way of pets are incredibly helpful for decreasing stress levels, but if you can’t have a dog or cat for any reason then try to keep a living plant in your bedroom.

Not only will plants be a great aesthetic touch but they can also help with purifying the air in your bedroom, which could help you get a much better sleep.

Christy Marrakesh Bed Linen in Blue

Lighting Candles

A fragranced candle will both make your bedroom smell lovely and also add a great atmosphere late at night. It’s a perfect little trick to help you get some sleep, especially if you try out some lavender scented candles. (But make sure that you don’t fall asleep with them lit!)

Choose the Right Lighting

When it comes to lighting for your bedroom, one key thing to consider is that you have the right amount of light in your room. Of course, late at night when you’re trying to sleep then blinds or curtains to block out light from outside are fantastic, but if you’re trying to look for something in your room it might be best to go for LED soft white light bulbs. Additionally, investing in bedside lamps is a must for making sure the room isn’t too bright just before bed.

Keep Electronics Out of the Room

Getting yourself an actual alarm clock for the mornings can be a big help for making sure you get to sleep as soon as possible. If you only have your phone to rely on, there’s a big chance you’ll think about having a quick scroll through social media which can easily turn into hours if you get carried away.

Likewise, if you keep your laptop out of the room then that will help with disassociating the bedroom with work late at night.

Make your Bed in the Morning

A pretty simple way to make sure your bedroom keeps feeling cosy and relaxing, making your bed at the start of the day not only helps to keep it looking tidy (especially if you’re in the room working throughout the day) but also helps to make it look inviting at the end of the day.

Mix Things Up a Little

If you have the same prints up on your walls all year round, it might be a good idea to try switching them up with prints from elsewhere in the house for a little change of scenery. Even just swapping prints, cushions or just decorations from the bedroom with ones in the living room could just give your bedroom an extra something to help you appreciate the room a little more.

Christy Nikko Bed Linen in Cerise

There you have it, ten ways to help your bedroom become a more relaxing place to end up at the end of the day, regardless of whether or not it’s also your work space.

 
 

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