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.
We hope you’re ready to see some gorgeous designs, because at Christy we’ve just released our new Winter 2020 collection full of intricate designs that will make it even harder for you to leave your bed in the morning!
Featuring beautiful hand-painted designs, and prints inspired by Moroccan tiles, this collection is bound to have something you’ll be craving to dress your bed in!
Rochester bedding features a subtle gleam and flowing damask pattern that has an unmistakable air of sophistication about it. It’s a perfect bed linen set for those with a more classical taste whilst still being extremely intricate.
It’s easy to see the Moroccan tile inspiration in this beautiful Marrakesh design here. It’s available in both gold and blue with each having its own bountiful appeal. In gold, the elegance and glamour is easy to see whilst the cool blue tones in the other bed help to make it the focal point of any room.
Featuring a unique, beautiful creation from our own designers, Sakura is available in both a dreamy blue shade and a bright buttercup. It features cherry blossom throughout in a contrasting white and grey for the blue whilst on the buttercup it effortlessly intertwines with the golden tones to help lift the overall brightness.
Yet another gorgeous design from our in-house team, Nikko comes in both cerise and mineral. In cerise the beautiful florals stand out against a crisp, white background whilst in the mineral it’s slightly muted yet just as stunning.
December onwards can be difficult if you’re someone who craves heat, and even if you’re working from home it doesn’t necessarily make it any easier to stay warm and cosy.
Read on for some of our top tips of how you can try to stay as warm as possible.
1. Regular Hot Drinks
It’s a simple fact that most people love to get their day going with a nice hot cup of tea or coffee, but if you’re not a fan of either of these then it can be difficult to consider starting your day by turning the kettle on.
However, considering everything that’s happened this year, this winter is the perfect time to decide to start treating yourself with a warm cup of hot chocolate. Not a fan of hot chocolate? Then if your aim is just to keep yourself a bit warmer there’s nothing wrong with simply boiling some water to drink.
Bonus warmth – the mug itself will heat your hands up a great amount!
2. Use Your Curtains
When it’s light outside, make sure to keep your curtains and blinds open to let in any heat. Of course, in these long, dark days that might not be for long but when it does go dark make sure you’re still using the curtains to your advantage – shutting them will add another layer of insulation and keep the warmth in your rooms.
3. Invest in a Good Throw
During the cooler months, it can be easily argued that nothing beats being in your warm, cosy bed. But having just bed linen without a throw can still be far too cold, especially in the peak of winter.
For this reason, we recommend investing in a good throw. Not only will it keep your bed warmer in general but the right throw can make any bed set look all the more fancy. (And you can even use it for some extra warmth whilst working).
At Christy, we have a range of beautiful throws that will add both warmth and a touch of style to your bedding, including our Christy Agnes Throw.
4. Make/Buy a Draught Excluder
Any gaps in doors can cause cool air to enter a room and can take away precious heat that has built up. So, one of the most important things you can do is make sure that any gaps are filled up to stop this. Draught excluders can help to combat this issue, and if you’re looking for a weekend project to have something to do then you can follow this guide here from Ovo Energy to make your own super cute sausage dog draught excluder!
5. Swap out your Sandwich for a Hot Lunch
Similar to making sure you have a hot drink, having something warm for lunches is a quick-fire way to warm yourself up for the rest of the day. Trade in your salad or sandwich for a nice warm bowl of soup instead.
Adding layers to your bedding is important for keeping your bed nice and warm at night but it is also a must that you make sure you yourself are wearing enough layers on a day-to-day basis. It’s especially important if you’d rather not end up spending a large amount on your heating.
If a dress code isn’t an issue, we recommend our Supreme Velour Bath Robes. Not only do they feel nice to touch but they’ll warm you up in no time if you just use them like a dressing gown!
Additional bonus – in Raspberry it’s a perfect festive-themed colour!
7. Fingerless Gloves
Fingerless gloves are perfect if you suffer from cold hands a lot, as it can be extremely frustrating when your hands start to seize up from being too cold whilst you’re trying your hardest to write anything. Fingerless gloves are particularly useful, they’ll keep your hands nice and warm whilst still letting you type as if you didn’t have gloves on.
8. Move More
Don’t worry, we’re not suggesting that you start going on marathon runs for the first time or anything in the middle of winter! Just a little extra movement can go a long way by moving more muscles and warming you up. Try moving your legs more often when you’re sat down.
And that’s our top tips for keeping warm in the cooler months! If you have any other ideas, let us know in the comments below!
The bedroom may be one of the most private rooms in your house, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make an impact in the room by having bed linen that stands out ready to impress.
At Christy, we have a variety of bed linen currently on sale for Christmas that are sure to give you that wow factor when people walk into the room. With up to 70% off the below sets, now is the perfect time to either invest in some new bedding for yourself or gift a loved one (especially if you know they like to be bold).
Check out some of our most striking designs below:
Inspired by art deco, the Fitzgerald bed linen set features a geometric design with a luxurious and glamourous feel. It’s available in both and Ink and Platinum but in Ink it most definitely stands out!
It’s especially perfect for fans of the Great Gatsby with the striking vibes it gives out.
In contrast to the Fitzgerald, Rochester bed linen features less contrast but an equally complex design. It’s perfect for lovers of more classical patterns with its subtle gleam and flowing damask pattern.
Additionally, the 200 thread count on the reverse side results in a luscious feel, perfect for that hard-earned rest at the end of a long day.
The Rhapsody bed linen features an intricate paisley print, twisting and weaving throughout the design. Its ochre pattern over a white background helps it to be a real attention grabber. Featuring florals and the iconic pattern, this design adds delicate details to your room.
We all know that the most important part of Christmas is being around the people you love, but another great part is seeing how happy someone gets to receive a gift that has had a lot of care and consideration go into it.
At Christy, we have several products available that will show how much you care and are sure to put a smile on loved ones’ faces.
Check out our guide below for ideas!
As you may already be aware from our recent post, we’re a big fan of our personalised products!
Buying something totally unique for someone can at times be difficult, and you may sometimes accidentally buy something very similar to something they’ve already been gifted.
With a personalised Christy bath robe or towel though, you can rest assured as it would be an item they would be able to get use out of regardless of whether or not they already own a lot of towels or robes!
Another set of products we’ve covered recently, but love talking about, is our super soft, gift boxed bath robe collection.
Our Gift Boxed Robes are the Super Soft Bath Robes, and they are sent in a lovely Christy branded gift box. It makes for a super easy to wrap present but also looks very nice unwrapped! Available in six great colours to suit a variety of tastes, it’s a steal at just £35!
Picking a gift for a loved one can sometimes be difficult,
especially if they’re someone who tends to buy things impulsively. Our solution
– make sure it’s something that they can’t get easily.
At Christy, we offer a range of items which can be personalised
for that special touch, including both towels and bathrobes.
Currently, you can personalise bathrobes from our Supreme Velour range, available in four prestigious looking colours (Deep Sea, Graphite, Raspberry and Thistle). These robes are made from 100% cotton and 400 GSM, being luxuriously soft with a velour texture and shawl collar. They’re available in four different sizes making them inclusive to many fits.
Usually £69, as a special Christmas offer you can get the Supreme Velour robe for £50 (including free delivery). For just £7.50 extra, you can have it personalised with the initials of the receiver.
Unsure about a bathrobe?
If you’re wanting a personalised item but are unsure of a
personalised bathrobe, we also offer two ranges of towels which can also be
personalised, the Supreme Hygro® and Renaissance collection.
The Supreme Hygro® towel is available in 15 colours, made with 100% Supima cotton in the loops, 650 GSM and MADE IN GREEN* Certified. This collection uses the Christy patented Hygro® technology, creating an ultra-absorbent and plush finish. Hygro® technology will ensure that the towels retain their colour for years to come, making them a perfect, long-lasting option for gifting. From a classic, crisp white to deep, rich reds, these beautifully plush towels offer option to suit a range of homes, along with a range of personal tastes. The collection ranges from £4 (face cloths) to £34 (bath sheets), with personalisation being £7.50.
Christy Renaissance towels are also MADE IN GREEN Certified, but available in 12 colours and made with 100% Egyptian cotton and 675 GSM. This range is one of the few towels that carries the Egyptian Cotton Association Gold Seal certification – guaranteeing that fibres used in the towels are 100% Egyptian Cotton and not blended with any inferior cotton blends. The cotton feels super soft against skin and many of the colours are perfect for those pastel themed bathrooms, whilst there are also darker shades for making an impact. The collection ranges from £5 to £40, with personalisation being £7.50.
*MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® is a traceable product label for all textile items, the label verifies that the product has been tested for harmful substances and has been made sustainably. Christy has partnered with OEKO-TEX® Institute, Shirley® to deliver a selection of ranges certified by MADE IN GREEN.
If you’re interested in buying a personalised bath robe or towel for someone as a Christmas present, please bear in mind that the cut-off for them to be delivered will be December 10th.
Right now is the perfect time to pick up Christmas gifts for loved ones, or even a little treat for yourself if you want to. At Christy, we don’t think that anything can beat a cosy bath robe to get yourself tucked into and relax in.
All gift boxed bath robes have a super soft feel, being 320 GSM and made with 48% cotton and 52% polyester. Each robe is also available to buy in either size Small/Medium or Large/Extra Large, so you can pick up one for sizes from 8 all the way through to 22.
And we haven’t even spoken about the presentation yet! They
come in a Christy branded gift box, making it super easy to wrap up for
Christmas whilst looking great even when unwrapped.
During our Christmas promotions, you can get one of these super soft gift boxed robes for someone (or yourself, we won’t judge) for just £35, making now the perfect time to invest in cosiness.
Not Quite The Robe You Were Looking For?
At Christy, we stock a variety of bath robes to suit your needs. Our main collection includes not just the Super Soft Robe but also:
Christy Supreme Velour Robe
Christy Brixton Robe
The Supreme Velour Robe is another of our robes which is included in the Christmas offers available. It’s a luxurious robe, made from 100% cotton and with a 400 GSM thickness, available in four striking colours (Deep Sea, Graphite, Raspberry and Thistle). Additionally, this robe can also be personalised for a small additional cost of £7.50. For Christmas, the Supreme Velour Robe is available with £19 off its normal price, making it £50.
On the other hand, our Christy Brixton Robe has its own benefit in that it has a hood attached. This makes it perfect for when you’ve just stepped out of the shower if you’re blessed with thick hair that takes forever to dry off. It is also made from 100% cotton and 400 GSM thickness, but it is made with a textured weave allowing for a softer feeling texture. The robe is available in four colours (Midnight, White, Khaki and Blush) and can be purchased for £50.
Meet one of our longest standing staff members, David Eccles, our Sourcing Manager here at Christy in this weeks meet the team.
What is your background?
A long time ago I studied textiles at college which
gave me a good grounding in all things textile and particularly manufacturing.
One of my early jobs at Christy was one of the team of
production managers in the mill. Which means of course that when I’m dealing
with supply factories, they can’t pull the wool (err or the towel) over my
What is your role at Christy?
I am the sourcing manager.
Describe a typical day in your shoes?
Like everyone, I start by sifting through all the emails. Most of my contacts are 4-5 hours ahead so my inbox is already pretty full when I log on. It’s all product details, prices, despatch dates, delivery plans etc etc, not in any way exciting. But I do get a bit of foreign travel occasionally which livens things up. I am also in contact with some of our customers too, often I’m called upon to discuss supply, products, quality etc. A particular recent highlight was travelling to Dubai for a sales meetings with a customer
What’s the best thing about working at Christy?
I’m sure everyone will say the people, but it’s true.
The office camaraderie makes it a pleasure to come to work
What is your biggest achievement so far?
After all this time, it’s not easy to pick a biggest,
I suppose spending 43 working years and never ever being unemployed could have
What is your favourite Christy product and why?
I’ve always like the Renaissance towel. I was
instrumental in its creation nearly 30 years ago and it’s still going strong.
What is your favourite quote/book/podcast?
My best recent holiday reads were:
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared By Jonas Jonasson. Truly a worldwide adventure
And my best recent non-fiction was the life story of Lord Lonsdale, known as the Yellow Earl. Hugh Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale. A real life adventurer who led a truly remarkable life.
What is your hidden talent?
None whatsoever, If I had any talent there’s no way
I’d be keeping it hidden
When you are not at Christy, what is your favourite thing to do?
My wife and I are big music fans, we have been to may
festivals and gigs over the years. We are really looking fwd to going to our
next gig after lockdown is over.
Our current faves are local North West bands Cabbage, Blinders, John Bramwell, She Drew The Gun. Check them out, they are great.
I am also a season ticket holder at Bolton Wanderers
but at the moment that’s nothing to shout about, although a football highlight was
being at the Allianz Arena to watch BWFC get a draw against Bayern Munich.
Who inspires you?
We should all be inspired the work done by the NHS,
national heroes all of them, including my wife of course.
If you were stranded on a desert island what would be your 3 luxury items?
I suppose while we are in lockdown, it’s a bit like being stranded on an Island!
Hummus – Not necessarily luxury of course, but I love it
A big thick blanket for those cold nights (A Jaipur Throw will do it)
And my mobile phone – so I can call a helicopter to come and get me
What’s your favourite desk snack/drink?
Oh no it’s a slippery slope all those treats, especially when there are lots of birthdays in the office. When we all get back in, the office table might be piled up with treats from all of those who have had birthdays during lockdown.
Are you a morning person or night owl?
Night owl probably, but that does make it tricky when my alarm goes off at 5.45am to get the 6.45am train to work.