Category Archives: Décor and sleep

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. If there are any dirty areas/stains…
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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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Don’t hoard – Make a headboard!

Upcycling has taken the world by storm turning the décor world on its head. ‘Useless’, broken and out-of-date pieces are suddenly must-haves and re-doing old pieces of furniture rather than ‘buying’ new pieces of furniture is recognised as good – good for the environment, good taste and good will. When it comes to headboards, the…
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Plants for your bedroom

Plants are good for your soul… Why not add a burst of freshness to your boudoir by considering some of these ideas? 1. The symmetrical use of Ostrich Ferns bring a pop of colour and texture to this room that would otherwise be lacking. Ferns just love living indoors. 2. Ferns also make great ‘chandeliers’…
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Exploring the senses and sleep: TASTE

Taste is one of seven senses (yup, there are seven, not five, your school lied!) and it emerges surprisingly soon after conception. The first connection between brain and taste bud occurs at 8 weeks gestation. By 16 weeks, the fetus starts swallowing amniotic fluid and processing a variety of tastes. As adults, our taste buds…
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