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Simple Guide to Choosing an Awesome Rug That Matches Your Floor Type

When it comes to home decor, there is an infinite range of decorative elements that you can use to improve your space. Floor rugs are one of them. Aside from helping tie a room together, a rug can also bring an incomparable layer of interest and intrigue to the room decor. However, finding the perfect rug comes with some challenges.

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Wall Art Guide: Punch Up a Room With the Colours of the Sun

If you are someone like me, you probably enjoy changing the look of your room often. I usually love to do this as every new season arrives. Of course, this doesn’t mean also changing the bigger pieces of furniture, like your sofa, but playing with details that bring the vibe of the season to your home. Read More →

Luxury Mattress and Pillow Protectors Buying Guide

Good night rest is crucial for your general health, but also for the energy you’ll have throughout the day. Choosing the right mattress plays a big role in this, but sometimes even the best and most expensive mattresses can fail. In that case, you don’t have to get a new one. You can simply choose to buy a mattress protector.

The same goes for your pillows. Instead of spending more money on a new one, you can invest in luxury pillow protectors and turn even the most simple pillows into comfortable and supportive ones. Some mattresses and pillows have encased covers to protect the core layers from daily wear and tear, to keep them clean and to prevent allergens to get in contact with your body. Besides that, these covers add extra comfort and support. If you choose to get one, you will make a good investment. Here are several reasons why buying such protectors is a good idea.

Why Use a Mattress Protection

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Just like your pillows need protectors or covers, a mattress cover, pad or protector is necessary for several things. First of all, it will keep the mattress from everyday use. It will prevent it from tearing and wearing off. If you or your child have the habit of eating or drinking in bed, you will protect the mattress from liquids and spills.

Another very important reason to use mattress protectors is for allergens like pet dander or dust mites. But, let’s not forget bed bugs. When your mattress is fully encased in a mattress protector, the bed bugs won’t have the chance to reach your body and cause you allergies. Finally, many people go for mattress protection because it adds more comfort.

More Comfortable Sleep

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Usually, mattress protectors are thin and have some padding or quilted protective sheet. On the other hand, mattress pads are a bit thicker, providing you with more comfort. The thickness of the mattress cover, pad or topper will depend mainly on your needs. The same goes for pillow covers. If you choose luxury pillow protectors, you will get the ultimate comfort, protection from allergies and your sleep will remain sweat-free since these protectors are specially made from breathable materials that allow air to circulate through the pillow (or mattress).

The Different Types of Fabrics

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Cotton With Latex or Wool

This is the best combination to get that lovely cooling sensation. Cotton combined with wool or latex provides the ultimate temperature balance, without causing you to overheat during the night. The cotton mattress or pillow protector is lightweight and machine washable, and when you add wool or latex to it, they will wick the moisture and regulate the temperature, so your sleep will be comfortable, dry and cool. These covers feel a bit firmer, but they are durable and water-resistant, so you will get the best of all worlds.

Memory Foam

If you’re looking for extra comfort, then memory foam is the best material for this. If you have a mattress that isn’t that old, but sort of started losing its comfort and you can’t afford a new one, then a memory foam cover can be a great option. These covers or toppers go on top of the mattress and work just like a regular mattress. The foam will take the shape of your body and will provide you with the highest support and comfort. People choose memory foam pillow covers for extra support and comfort in their neck, head and shoulders. However, make sure to get a cover that is a blend of memory foam and latex since memory foam only is known to create a hot sleeping surface.

Featherbed

These are ideal for customized comfort, so if you are looking to make a luxuriously soft bed, the featherbed filled with down will meet your expectations. These covers are lightweight and ideal for pressure relief. They can be cleaned simply by placing them outside and letting the fresh air and sun do their job. If you are prone to allergies, seek down-alternatives.

Suitable for All Ages

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Mattress covers aren’t only meant for adults. Many pediatricians advise parents to get one for their baby’s crib. Babies’ backs are developing, so it’s important for the child to get the best support and comfort since the early days. Make sure to check with your doctor and ask the seller about suitable covers for child’s mattresses.

Protect Your Warranty

Even though manufacturers nowadays offer ten or fifteen years of warranty, they won’t cover every mattress damage. So, when you protect your mattress with a suitable cover, you’re protecting your warranty as well. None of us dreams of contacting the sellers and return the mattress and wait for them to repair it or send you a substitute. Since this is a thing you are supposed to use for a long time, be sure to protect it from all potential damages such as bed bugs, sagging, spilling of liquids, stains from sweat and so on.

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Home Decor Guide: How to Choose a Decorative Tray for a Tray Chic Look

Whether you’re looking for a way to give your home a sophisticated edge, or you want to add a stylish element that will elevate the aesthetic of a specific room, decorative trays are the perfect option for you. These trays come in a plethora of different shades, patterns and designs, and with a little bit of creativity, you can make any modern tray a statement-making detail of any space.

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Guide to Creating the Perfect Ergonomic Workspace

With more Australians becoming accustomed to working from home with the new Covid-19 regulations, the conventional workplace is doomed for the foreseeable future. This means that some workers may stay working from home forever, with the office acting as a meeting and collaboration hub. Even if that doesn’t happen to be the case, people still need an ergonomically adjusted workspace no matter the location.

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Sleep Like Royalty: Luxury Bed Linen Sheets Guide

Your bed is your sanctuary. This is where you’re in your most relaxed, vulnerable and calm state. As such, your bed should be the place where you can unwind and forget about the day, easily fall asleep, make love, or read a good book.

But don’t think that you can only invest in a good mattress and call it a day. Next to the mattress, the sheets are the most important thing when it comes to your bed’s looks and the comfort it provides. Investing in quality materials should be your top priority because they won’t cause you skin issues, can keep your body temperature regulated and also last for a long time. If you’re about to go sheets shopping to complete your bedroom furniture suite and are wondering if luxury linen bed sheets are for you, here are a few things that will probably change your mind.

Why Choose Luxury Linen Sheets?

Quality Materials

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Luxury linen sheets aren’t just good on the eye. They will surely look very aesthetically pleasing when you put them on your bed, but there is far more than what meets the eye. Buying such sheets can be a smart investment for your health because they are made of natural materials. Bamboo, cotton, silk or a blend of natural fabrics should always be your priority.

For instance, if you’re having skin problems and can’t stand synthetic materials, then there is no other option for you but to buy luxury linen bed sheets made of natural fabrics. Also, these types of sheets will keep your mattress clean and safe from sweating and body odours. And let’s not forget that luxury linen sheets are twice as durable as any other sheet made of manmade fabrics.

Anything else will cause you to sweat; synthetics aren’t made to keep your body temperature regulated, so you should not invest in such sheets. Go for breathable fabrics that won’t trap heat in bed forcing you to change pyjamas every couple of hours.

Breathable & Great for Thermoregulation

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No matter if it’s hot or cold, sleeping and sweating is not pleasant at all. Having a balanced body temperature is a great way to have an uninterrupted sleep during the night, especially during the summer months. But when the sheets aren’t breathable enough, this will happen even in the winter months.

You can have a great mattress, but if the sheets are not made of breathable materials, you will end up sweating. Synthetic fabrics that trap your body temperature and don’t let it flow through the bed will easily have you drenched in sweat. However, luxury linen bed sheets are made of organic and natural materials that will allow air to circulate through your bed, so there won’t be any trapped heat. And what’s more important you won’t feel as if the sheet is causing you additional heat. These sheets feel soft, cool and cosy, so why would you go for anything else that would make you sweaty and uneasy.

Soft

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Having a rough day and feeling exhausted can drain the energy out of you. The best way to restore it is to go to bed and sleep. But going to bed covered with sheets that are soft and sleek would make you feel relaxed even faster. Organic materials such as bamboo, silk or cotton have these features; the softness is the first step towards easy relaxation and the ability to fall asleep.

Durable

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After shopping for bed sheets, you certainly won’t plan to shop for new ones in the next few months. That said, the bed sheets you buy should be durable and that means they should be able to ‘live’ through a lot of washing and drying, tossing and turning and crinkling all year round for many years. You can get this if you invest in luxury bed sheets. The materials are specifically chosen to last and to endure all sorts of challenges, be it while you sleep on them, or in the washing machine. When you pay a big price for such sheets, you get what you paid for.

Worth Your Money

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Buying sheets that are cheaper will lead to a cheaper experience. Of course, it doesn’t mean that such sheets will be ruined after a month or two, but you certainly can’t expect them to last for decades such is the case with luxury cotton, silk or bamboo sheets.

If you want to make a long-term investment and not bother with sheet shopping any time soon, then luxury linen sheets should be high on your priority list. Not only you’re saving money for sheets in the future, but you’re investing in quality covers for your expensive mattresses, prevent your skin from unwanted rashes, keep your body is completely relaxed and uninterrupted sleep (no sweating, therefore, no getting up in the middle of the night). So, altogether you’re making a lifetime investment that will prevent you from buying new mattresses or paying for medications to soothe skin rashes.

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Simple Guide To Buying Decorative Knobs

Once everything is set in your kitchen, bathroom or any other room with furniture, it’s time to get the ‘jewellery’ i.e the knobs. You can easily spruce up your cabinets and drawers with decorative knobs to give them a whole new look. These pieces of hardware can change the look of your furniture and can make a statement piece out of your old drawers or kitchen cabinets.

When buying decorative door knobs, you can play with the material (acrylic, glass, metal), the shape, and turn a completely simple (even boring) cabinet into a little piece of art. If you’re looking for knobs and aren’t sure where to begin, here are a few things that may help you in your search. Read More →

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Industrial Style Guide: Give Your Home a Sophisticated Edge

The first association you get when you think about industrial interior design is probably an image of a loft with oversized metal windows, industrial lighting, high ceilings, exposed bricks, pipes or concrete and raw unfinished wood, in a repurposed factory, warehouse or any industrial space. However, since it became popular in the 2000s, this style has entered many homes, whether as a strict theme, an inspiration, or simply incorporated in combination with different home design styles. There are many ways to give your home an industrial style touch, whether it’s an urban loft-like home or not. Read More →

A Simple Guide to Hanging Plants: How to Take Proper Care of Them

What Are Hanging Planters?

Hanging planters are a lovely way to spruce up a home without breaking the bank. They come in a range of different materials, giving you the freedom to choose what meets your home setting best. So, if you want to add instant charm and a pop of colour to your home, you can surely achieve that with such wall hangings.

Just make sure you choose the right indoor plant  for your hanging planter, as not all of them can be kept inside. Besides being the perfect decorative piece, indoor plants can provide you with numerous health benefits  that you shouldn’t neglect.

The Most Popular Hanging Planter

Although there are different types of hanging planters available on the market, it seems that macrame plant hangers catch the eye the most. Available in different patterns and sizes, these appealing decorative wall hangers can give your home the needed dash of style while giving your plants the stylish home they deserve. The macrame decorative wall hangers are a great way to add a pop of colour and greenery to your home. Thus, choosing the right design can certainly contribute more to your home style.

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Types of Macrame Plant Hangers

Simple Macrame Pattern – As the name implies, these planters are simple. There are no interesting patterns, colours, knots or beads added to it, making them the ideal option for those who want the plant itself to be the main highlight.

Colourful Macrame – Generally speaking, macrame is done with a white thread, but this doesn’t mean that you can’t choose anything different. Nowadays, you have the freedom to choose from different thread colours, giving you the opportunity to add more colour to your home.

Important Things to Consider When Buying Macrame Planters

Type of Thread Material

Macrame planters can be made from a different type of thread material which is closely related to their weight capacity. While some materials are strong and durable, others are weaker and not the best suitable option for hanging a heavy planter.

The Hook Type

Since these planter holders are designed to hold a hanging object, the type of hook can also play a major role in how much weight it could hold. Planter hooks are available in a range of sizes and materials, which is why you should carefully choose the one for your planter. In order to do this, you should take into account the overall planter and soil weight.

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Where Can I Buy Macrame Plant Hangers?

Because the material can play a huge role in how durable the hanger would be, it’s of vital importance to buy a macrame hanger from any reliable and trusted online or offline store.

How to Take Care of Hanging Plants

While the weight of the plant is closely related to the soil and type of planter material, you should also consider the structure of the wall. You shouldn’t install hooks straight into plaster or drywall, because the planter could fall and make huge damage to the floor. The wall structure should be firm and sturdy, able to hold the supposed planter weight. In case you already have installed hooks, test them before hanging the planters.

When it comes to watering, you should keep in mind that the air near the ceiling tends to be warmer and drier. So, it goes without saying that your hanging plants will need a little more water than the ones on the floor. Now, since we are talking about hanging planters, instead of using a chair when watering them, it’s more secure to invest in a step-ladder.

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How to Protect Indoor Floor & Furniture

One of the worst things that could happen from having a planter like this is water drainage. Besides choosing the right planter, you should also consider some other options in order to avoid water drainage.

Consider Attaching a Tray

When choosing a hanging planter, make sure the wall hanger of your choice has enough room to hold the planter tray. Trays are an essential piece of hanging planters as they can hold any excess water. The tricky thing about trays is that even a little too much water can end up on your floors, making a huge mess.

Consider Adding a Pot Within a Pot

Except for being an easy way to change up the style of your hanging plants and create different ambient in different rooms whenever you want, adding extra pots will surely prevent water drainage. Now, while this is a great idea, you shouldn’t neglect the overall planter weight. Even though you choose to add a plastic planter, it can still add to the overall weight which is why you should take into account everything.

Before doing anything, measure the planter weight and test the hook. In case water drainage is a persistent problem, you should consider watering outside or in your bathtub. That way, the excess water could drain without causing you any difficulties.

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