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Scandinavian countries such as Norway, Sweden and Denmark are known for their elegant and minimalist interiors. Their style consists of calm and muted colours with rich and cosy textures that are perfect for the winter months. Scandi interiors are usually full of neutral and earthy colours such as white, grey, cream, brown and blue these colours are generally in pale shades to make rooms appear lighter to counteract the short daylight hours over winter. Scandi rooms often have white walls with highlights of colour around the room, sometimes geometric patterns and bolder colours are added, but only in small amounts. The typical Scandinavian interior will have 1 or 2 clean colours with wooden furniture and flooring to add warmth.
We have created style mood boards with inspiration to help you create this simplistic style in your own home.
Many people suffer from not being able to get a good nights rest and often wake up still feeling tired. There are many possible reasons for this, we have put together a list of possible causes of restlessness and tips to help you get a better nights sleep. This will help to leave you feeling refreshed and ready for the day ahead.
One of the most important elements of getting a good nights sleep is to get the right amount, the amount of sleep you need is dependant on your age. The National Sleep Foundation recommends 8-10 hours sleep for teenagers and 7-9 hours for adults. If you have too little or even too much sleep it can leave you feeling exhausted and unable to concentrate on daily tasks. It can also have an effect on your mental and emotional state.
According to a recent survey carried out by Hull 2017 City of Culture and GF Smith, in which thousands of people across the world were asked to choose their favourite colour, the world's favourite colour has been revealed as Marrs Green. This popular colour is a teal green hue that was named after Annie Marrs of Dundee, who suggested this vibrant colour.
Teal is an excellent colour to use when decorating your home, it is a bold colour that will transform any room. This vivid colour can be used for injecting a summer feeling into your home, making it feel rejuvenated and lively. When summer arrives you may feel you want to brighten your home and add a different style. A quick and cost effective way to add a splash of colour to you home is to change soft furnishings such as curtains, cushion covers and bedding. Doing this will bring a different feel to the room without having to totally redecorate. Colour psychology experts say that teal is a balanced and calming colour and is great for relaxing rooms such as the bedroom, bathroom or living room. Teal is a versatile hue that can be teamed with a wide variety of colours such as white, pink, brown, cream, gold, purple and orange.
Teal is an excellent statement colour for the bedroom, pairing it with crisp white can make your bedroom look clean and fresh. Teal in the bedroom can create a tranquil feeling to help you unwind after a busy day. Try adding teal accessories such as photo frames, scatter cushions, vases, throws, rugs and curtains to add hints of colour to the room. Be careful not to add too many teal accents to the room as it may become over powering.
When decorating your home, the colours you decide to use can vastly alter the atmosphere of your chosen room, something of which many people now take into account when perusing different colour palettes and shades. As a whole, it is well known and understood that we react on an emotional level to colours, with bright, energetic tones typically lifting our spirits and encouraging productivity whilst deeper colours offer us a sense of comfort and peacefulness. When applying this to home décor, this can be used to your advantage, whether it be for creating a unique atmosphere or as a natural mood booster.
Decorating with crushed velvet may feel like a daunting idea, as this material is rich and definitely makes a statement. Crushed velvet is a material that needs to be used in small bursts to make sure that it doesn't over power a room. If you add small touches of crushed velvet to a room it can create a luxurious tone. When adding crushed velvet you are making it a focal point to make sure you are drawing attention to the correct areas. Be careful with your colour selection if you choose a deep colour such as purple use velvet sparingly to prevent it dominating the room. Try to use different tones of the main colour in your room, using various colours of velvet may be garish and cheapen the style. Velvet lends itself to large open spaces, if you use it in a small or dark room this may appear overwhelming. Try to avoid teaming velvet with bold patterns as this will conflict the room. When mixed with other fabrics you can create a rich blend of textures. We recommend using velvet in your bedroom or living room these areas are usually larger and can be enriched with the lavish tones of velvet.
We have a variety of crushed velvet duvet covers that will add elegance and luxury to your bedroom. These can be teamed with our crushed velvet curtains, we have a collection of curtains with a hint of velvet at the top to match the bedding.