“Buy less, choose well, make it last” – Vivienne Westwood.
Most of us have accumulated way too much stuff over the years, stuff we hang on to just because it may, but more likely won’t come in handy – ever!
Ornaments are dutifully dusted but no longer loved.
Pictures are hung on the wall just to fill in the gap between the corners of a room and shelves are filled with nothing in particular.
Imagine for a moment, you are a stranger seeing it all for the first time.
How much of it would truly bring you joy or make your life more comfortable? Time to have a garage sale or donate a few things to charity.
I mean who wouldn’t choose to live in a beautiful home – a simple, elegant and natural space that brings you and your family tranquility, and relaxation?
The good news is that that you don’t have to move house to achieve this.
When it comes to turning your own home into a well designed, light and airy space, a good place to start is your bedroom.
By designing your own room, you are creating a sacred space intended only for you or for you and someone you love, and for that reason, this space should be special and beautiful.
When you gaze lovingly at interior design magazines or at pretty Pinterest pins, these beautiful images can all seem a bit unobtainable can’t they? Yet there’s a secret formula to creating a serene, elegant room and it is based purely on simplicity!
Keep the rest of the room simple, and most importantly, completely clutter-free! Choose a restful shade for your walls and if you can stretch to it, one elegant pendant light. You can add one or two of your own touches but essentially there you have it, luxury and good design – worthy of any magazine cover!
There’s a reason why pure linen creates such a beautiful and dramatic effect on your decor and that is because it looks so effortless.
Linen is 100% natural and as such, creases, imperfections and folds are all part of its intrinsic rustic charm!
Not only that but linen feels incredibly soft, light and airy to sleep in. It is more breathable than cotton, and because it dries quickly, it doesn’t retain moisture, making you feel cool and comfortable.
Unlike the shorter fibers of the flax plant which are “dry” spun and used to make heavier duty fabrics such as those used in upholstery, high-quality linen bedding is made from only the longest fibers which are “wet” spun, making the finished fabric not only durable and strong but super soft next to your skin!
Another huge advantage is that unlike cotton which lasts around 5 years, good quality linen may last a good 20 years or more – making it well worth the investment alone and if that isn’t enough reason to love linen, it is also eco-friendly.
Unlike bamboo fabric which is wrongly touted as being natural and eco-friendly, no toxic or harsh chemicals are required to extract the fibers of the flax plant.
The plant is simply pulled from the ground and left in the field to soften with the sun, soil, and rain, making it super kind to the planet and to you and your home!
Below are details on some fabulous options available to help you create your interior design scheme.
The timeless, effortless elegance of this duvet set will create an immediate impact on your room, offering you the perfect combination of practicality and aesthetic appeal.
The duvets and shams are well made from high-quality pure linen and have a beautifully soft feel to them. The range is pre-washed, although, like all bedding, it is recommended that the collection should be washed before use.
Of course, as with all pure linen, this collection will only get softer with each wash.
The collection is easy to wash and care for and although you can iron it, leaving it slightly crinkled will just add to its over all charm and appeal.
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Simple&Opulence 100% Washed Linen Duvet Cover Set
Velvet and linen complement each other so beautifully, partly because they are equally rich and sophisticated and so each brings out the best in the other. Silk is another good choice.
…And silk also has a little beauty secret to share with you!
The smooth long fibers of silk keep your hair tangle and static free and unlike cotton which draws out moisture from your skin where it hangs around in the material creating a breeding ground for bacteria – potentially causing acne breakouts – silk doesn’t absorb or retain moisture, making it naturally hypoallergenic and it will also prevent your face from picking up those extra lines and crumpled impressions from your pillow!
Mixing Standard Size and the Euro Size Shams will, break up uniformity and add an artistic, designer look to your room – creating a feeling of opulence and luxury – and this principle also applies to mixing shades and contrasting colors.