Category Archives: Décor and sleep

Ignore thread count – it’s quality, not quantity that counts

Since the mid-1990s, bed sheet manufacturers have been boasting about thread count. Like most things, they have preached ‘more is better’ and charged more for higher thread counts. Thread count is the number of threads that occur in a square inch of fabric. Threads can run horizontally, this is called 'weft', or vertically, this is…
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Sheepskin rugs transform bedrooms into boudoirs

You don’t have to look far to find luscious sheepskin rugs. They're gracing the bottoms of beds, lingering on lounge suites and warming the cribs of newborns. Whether they remain in their natural wooly-white, ivory form or are dyed to match the décor, it is no wonder that this textile (that was previously set aside…
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Every bedroom needs these posters

Whatever your décor style, we have you covered in this Sealy blog. After investing in a Sealy mattress, and protecting it and choosing quality sleep-boosting bed linen what better way to adorn your boudoir and celebrate sleep then with these top-trending sleep posters? From abstract art to whimsical illustrations, from strong self-talk to comical drawings,…
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Beat the dust – how to rid your bedroom of dust and dust mites

Unfortunately, most of the dust that is found in your bedroom comes from yourself (and your pets) rather than from the outside world. As dead skin and hair cells break off they form dust -the perfect environment for dust mites to live and breed. Dust and dust mites can interfere with your sleep: Many adults…
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How to turn your bedroom into a sleep cave

It is not hard to imagine why our ancestors preferred caves for sleeping – protection from the elements, darkness, temperature control and peace and quiet provided a great night’s sleep. Why not convert your bedroom into a sleep cave to ensure you don’t miss out on any precious sleep? Protection from the elements – your…
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Calming colours to paint your bedroom

Colour therapy, or the effect that colour has on our brains, is now widely accepted. If racing red can get you fired up, then why not use a cool grey to calm you down after a long hard day? Two of South Africa’s well-known paint giants have released various hues of naturals as well as…
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How to clean your mattress

Mattresses can harbor all kinds of nasty things. Allergens like mould, pet hair, skin flakes and dust can be fought with fresh air and a good dose of cleaning. Nothing feels better than clean. Step 1: Wash Remove all bedding and mattress covers and give them a good wash. Step 2: Sprinkle Sprinkle the mattress…
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Bedroom decor: Get your pastel on

Bedroom décor has slowly moved away from tranquil whites, passed through sleepy greys and found itself infiltrated by gentle pastels. Colours of spring blossoms, such green, pink and peach have been subdued into pastel hues that only add to the tranquility and sleepiness, rather than detracting from it. Add a little plant life or botanical…
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