Interior Design and Lifestyle

Decorating for longevity: trends to follow in the bedroom in 2013-14

Leading interior designers weigh in with best practices for timeless home décor ahead of the coming years, as well as the current winter snap Decorating a room in your home is a fun and exciting process that, when done well, will bring both comfort and happiness to those who experience it every single day. However, it's not exactly the easiest thing to do; aside from the technical know-how needed to pull off the more ambitious creations in the home, it's also knowing which trends to follow - es...

The Beauty Of High Gloss

High gloss furnishings first started appearing in kitchens via top European design houses – traditional wooden cabinets and drawers were swapped out for shiny black or white finishes. The style soon caught the imaginations of designers and home owners alike, so it’s no surprise that we began seeing high gloss products creep into other parts of the house – including baths, tables, beds and even wall paints. At one point though, it was difficult to bring these materials into the home because...

4 Quickfire Bedroom Decor Tips For Autumn

1. If your bedroom has a fireplace mantel, use it to showcase seasonal decor. Pine cones, colourful candles and dried leaf vines will all contribute to the desired look. 2. As temperatures begin to fall, embrace warm colours to give the room a cosy feeling. Bring out the colourful throws and cushions to go with your upholstered bed, and consider changing your area rug. 3. Prepare your home for the cooler temperatures by switching out lighter fabrics for heavier ones. Deeper colours and thicker f...

The 8-Foot Cube You Can Live In

Well-known Feng Shui expert Liu Ming was facing a dilemma: how could he balance his personal and professional life in one space? You see, Liu lives in a loft apartment in California. However, he also teaches his 30 students there, despite furniture and other belongings getting in the way. Liu wanted to enjoy his own personal area without it clashing with his workspace, and set out to find a radical solution. After contacting Space Flavor, an American interior design firm, Liu soon got what he wa...

How Changing Your Bedroom Decor Can Improve Your Sleep

Do you wish you could enjoy a better quality of sleep? If so, tweaking your bedroom decor could yield surprisingly positive results. Read on for 5 simple tips! Get comfy If you like sitting up in bed to have a quick read or to watch TV at night, ensure you have something comfy to lean on. Leather or upholstered beds are perfect for resting your back on before you decide to get some sleep. Calming colours Colours can affect the mood of any room, so choose wisely. If your aim is to create a relaxi...

Interior Design Trends – Grey Is The Way

Grey has made a powerful resurgence this year in the fashion world and we are beginning to see this trend in interior design, although we think that book may have had a hand in the sudden popularity of the colour too! When redecorating a room, grey has very often been ignored in the past due to it being perceived as a dark colour. However, a carefully chosen shade paired with the right accents can totally transform any living space. Grey paint or wallpaper is especially good with smaller spaces ...

Luxury Upholstered Beds - New Range!

If money was no object – what would you buy? This is something that people often think about, for instance when dreaming about winning the lottery. After asking this question around the Time4sleep office yesterday as a bit of research for this post, it was interesting that the most popular answer by far (especially amongst the boys) was that they would buy a very expensive supercar! Other answers included around the world trips, buying a desert island with no phone signal and also, one of our ...

Handy tips on redecorating a child’s bedroom

Are you thinking of redecorating your child’s bedroom and need a few handy tips? Check out the points below to ensure you don’t end up spending a fortune redecorating every time your child changes their mind. Choosing a bed for your child can be quite difficult as they are growing so quickly and as time goes by their interests will change. Children’s bunk beds can provide a useful solution if you have more than one child sleeping in the same room or for when friends come for sleepovers. As...

Bedroom Trends of Summer 2012

Have you been lying in your double bed wishing your bedroom was more stylish? If so, check out the top tips below to get your bedroom ahead of the trend. This summer’s fashion trends have inspired our interior décor styles. This year we have seen statement prints being a focal point for fashionistas. At the 2012 catwalk shows, a combination of vibrant floral patterns and bold geometric prints were exhibited. Clashing colours and paisley patterns were also welcome additions. These styles have ...

How to get the best from your bedroom lighting

When lying in your comfortable double bed you want a peaceful atmosphere to wind down in. Using the right lighting will help to create this environment. Although we’d all like our bedrooms to be a tranquil and calm environment the reality is far from it. The bedroom seems to have many different purposes, often being a place for sleeping, a workplace and even a sewing room. We need to choose lighting to accommodate all these functions. A combination of lights may be the solution as certain acti...

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