A TRANQUIL BEDROOM
I love my bedroom to feel like the most heavenly place on earth, somewhere I can melt away my worries at the end of a busy day. So today I’m sharing a few tips to create a calm bedroom, one that feels like waking up in a luxurious boutique hotel.
In order to fully relax and unwind, it’s vital to choose a colour scheme that calms you. Whether you’re drawn to the blues of the ocean, the warm tones of autumn or the greens of a forest it’s important to select colours that make you feel safe and at ease.
BED AND BEDDING
We all spend a lot of time asleep and so it’s wise to have a good bed, mattress and bedding. I have a classic wood bed and I replace my mattress and bedding when I feel they need updating. I always invest in the very best I can afford because having a comfortable place to sleep makes life feel great.
A calm bedroom is achieved by keeping the displays fairly minimal. I tend to think of how I feel when I go to a spa and I try to recreate the same tranquil feeling in my bedroom. If you love bits and bobs maybe try to keep them in certain areas, for example, one wall of pictures and a dressing table or display case with your trinkets. When I was a collector I found my things looked better when they were grouped together.
The final thing to consider is adding a calming aroma with scented candles, reed diffusers, oils or pomanders. I love lavender and so I always have lavender bags and oils. I also have a couple of leafy plants to improve the air quality.
THE LEESA MATTRESS
Before Christmas I was approached by the US foam mattress company Leesa who claim if you’re not sleeping better on a Leesa within 100 nights, they will donate your mattress and provide a full refund. I was intrigued by this bold statement and wondered if better sleep was within my grasp, especially due to suffering from recent back pain.
After further reading, I was impressed to hear that Leesa plant a tree for every mattress sold and donate a mattress for every ten sold (they recently donated 300 mattresses to the Bowery Mission, New York). I’m always happy to support companies who are doing their best to give back and so decided to accept their kind offer and give the Leesa mattress a try.
TEA, FUZZY SOCKS AND A SOFT BED
After a quick online order, the Leesa arrived in a small box roughly 34cm x 34cm x 109cm. I was slightly puzzled by this and once I removed the rolled up mattress, made up of three layers (12 cm core support, 5cm contouring foam, 5cm cooling foam), it quickly inflated like something you might see on Inspector Gadget. Definitely the mattress of a superhero!
Two weeks in and I couldn’t be any happier, I haven’t suffered any further back pain and it’s quite possibly the most comfortable mattress I’ve ever had. At first, I was a little wary because I’ve only ever slept on a traditional sprung mattress but it’s firm and feels really luxurious. I love the even surface free of buttons or springs, great for sleep and even better for tea in bed with a good book. The only issue now is I don’t want to get out of bed!
If you’re thinking about investing in a new mattress Leesa are offering readers of Candy Pop a £50 discount.
This post is in collaboration with Leesa.