Dress Your Bed - Scatter Cushions

Dress Your Bed

Dress Your Bed

Duvets & Sheeting

They say that the right way to start your day is by making your bed. Today we will go over the different parts needed to dress your bed. Sheets are a very important part of dressing your bed. Sheets are part of the key for a good night’s sleep. They help provide comfort, warmth, and can help keep your duvet and mattress cleaner for longer.

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There are two types of sheets, namely: fitted sheets and flat sheets. The fitted sheet goes around the mattress, preferably on top of a mattress protector. Additionally, a flat sheet goes on top, and this is what you normally sleep under. The quality and brand depends on your wishes, but we generally prefer to go for what is known as a higher thread count for clients. Your sheeting can be any colour, in order to match your duvet or contrast it.

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The duvet cover is placed around your duvet inner, and can be plain or patterned. White duvets go with just about any room style, and provide a look of comfort and elegance. Some prefer to go with darker duvet colours, but this will just depend on your lifestyle, and room style.

Pillows and Scatters

Pillows are incredibly important when it comes time to dress your bed. According to Spine Health, “Having the right bed pillows is not only comforting, they play an important role in supporting the intricate structures of the head, neck, shoulders, hips, and spine. When used well, pillows help in alleviating or preventing many common forms of back and neck pain, as well as shoulder, hip, and other forms of joint pain.”

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Scatter cushions are used mainly for decor, not for sleeping on. Therefore, this means that you can go all out in terms of design and style. We often like to layer different patterns and colours, bringing interest to the bed and bedroom. Introducing a scatter with texture, such as knots, bobbles or fur can help liven the space, and make it feel comforting, cozy and inviting.

Throws & Blankets

Throws and blankets do what a scarf would do to your outfit. Therefore they can help bring the bed together, and make it look cozy and comfortable. Throws help increase the life of a duvet, as they can protect it from dirty feet or pet hair.

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By adding a throw onto the end of your bed, you can help introduce or tie in a colour, and this can be swapped out easily. Thus meaning that throws can be changed depending on the season. Thicker fabrics like faux fur or large knits can be used in winter. Furthermore, thinner fabrics like cotton or thin knits can be used in summer. It is often nice to have an extra layer, just incase you are in need of some more warmth.

Would you like your bed to stand out above the rest?

Contact us today for an enquiry and all your interior needs.

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Yours in design,

Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors

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( images sourced from Pinterest )

Concrete

Ceiling Design

Finding the Perfect Plumbing Fittings

Timber Ceilings

Ceiling design plays a major role in any interior space. They make up a large part of a room, and add to the overall effectiveness of the space. Therefore, in this post, we will show you various types of ceilings, to help you find inspiration for your next project.

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First of all we have timber ceilings. Adding timber to your ceilings can bring warmth and natural tones into the space. Sometimes, timber beams form a part of the structure of a home. You are able to use these structural items as design elements. Other times, plain ceilings can be transformed with the use of “faux” (false) beams, which are simply put in as decor elements. The following pictures show ceilings with faux timber beams, structural timber beams, and other designed timber elements.

Concrete Ceilings

Concrete ceilings need to be designed into a new build project. Due to their weight, they would not be able to be added afterwards. However, you would be able to get a faux concrete look with the use of paint techniques or screed.

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Concrete can be used to achieve a modern, industrial look, and helps to add contrast and interest to a space. Exposed concrete has become increasingly popular in homes and office spaces. It can pair well with various styles and designs. Therefore it is a good choice. In addition, depending on the look you are aiming to achieve, the concrete can be buffed for a smooth, sleek look. Alternatively, the concrete can be left for a raw and dramatic effect. You can read our post on off-shutter concrete here.

Bulkhead Ceilings

Making up the majority of homes and other interior spaces, drop ceilings, or bulkheads are very popular. Often left white, this is a “go to” look for many homeowners. This ceiling design can match nearly any design style, are fairly easy to install, and can be changed fairly easily too. This does not mean that they need to be boring though.

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The following images have different styles of bulkheads. From modern to contemporary, each ceiling has depth to it. Step ups, step downs, curves and straight paths, there is nothing standard about these. Furthermore, adding lights can add interest to the ceilings. You can also choose to paint different parts of the ceilings, which creates depth, contrast and interest. Therefore the possibilities are endless!

Would you like your ceilings to stand out above the rest?

Contact us today for an enquiry and all your interior needs.

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Yours in design,

Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors

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( images sourced from Pinterest )