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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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!
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’
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.
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!
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.
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).
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 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.