Managing a house is difficult. Managing a house with kids is even harder. When the Summer comes, school lets out, everyone gets a vacation, things get hectic. There are more people around, which means greater messes. There’s more stuff to clean, and there’s more stuff to air out to keep the house spotless and comfortable.
We are aware of this. We want to help.
The perfect bed doesn’t need to just feel good. It must look good too. Because your bedroom is your sanctuary. It’s where you return after a long day’s work, and where you prepare your body and your spirit for the days ahead.
This is why layering your bed matters so much. Then, when you read on, you will know exactly what you need.
It isn’t easy to make decisions as important as picking bed linens. These are the fabrics you are going to be sleeping on. That means 8 hours a day, 56 hours a week, 2920 hours a year. It is 1/3rd of your life. And there is so much to consider. There are colour, style, endless fabric choices and price ranges.
You have certainly heard all about the ancient Chinese art of Feng Shui, yes? But most of the time, we don’t really understand or relate how Feng Shui came to be at all. We have gleaned a vague knowledge of it as an ancient Chinese practice of space organizing for “positive energy” and leave it at that.
Well, there is a lot more to it than that.
One of the most underestimated aspects of our day-to-day lives is the importance of what fabrics we use. They are everywhere. In our clothes, our towels, the seats of our cars and sofas, our handkerchiefs, and, of course, our bedding. Silk, cotton, linen, they all have different characteristics and are made to almost infinitely variable standards, aesthetic and of quality.
So why is linen such an absolute staple? It has been used, without interruption, for thirty-six hundred years. Yes, you’ve read that right. Archaeological findings indicate that flax fibres have been used by people to create linen-like fabrics that long ago.
Linen is an inherently European product. There are 10.000 companies in 14 European Union countries involved in the process, from growing the flax plants to creating the beautiful linen products we all have learned to love. Its involvement in our lives is everywhere, even in our vocabulary. The word “line” comes from linen, because straight lines were determined using linen threads since before rulers and pencils were a thing.
Mulberry silk has a long and storied past. It is grown in China, and it has a long tradition. The silk is made by the larvae of the Bombyx mori, the domestic silk moth. In this aspect, it is not unique. What makes it unique is what the larvae are fed. They eat only leaves from the mulberry tree, and it is that very special diet that allows them to weave such a perfect, smooth, silk.
There are several important questions you need to ask yourself when there comes the time to purchase quality bed linens. If you find exactly the right product, you will improve the quality of your sleep to an extent that you may not realise at first glance. And, if you improve the quality of your sleep, you will be sure to improve your life quality right alongside it. So here is how to pick between a sateen and a percale.
If you are going to invest on quality bed sheets, then one of your priorities will certainly be keeping them in pristine condition. Even the best fabrics can, if not treated correctly, suffer from the wear and tear of repeated usages. If you do have a good product, however, it is relatively simple to guarantee that it retains its best features for a very long time. Here is how you can do it.
There are few things as influential on our day-to-day lives as sleep. We underestimate it, and sometimes treat it as a luxury, instead of what it is: an absolute necessity. A proper night’s sleep will help with every single area of our health, and we don’t even realize it. Mental health, blood pressure, risk of heart disease and even weight gain are all associated with sleep.