New Bed, New Me: Our Dos and Don’ts for Improving Bedrooms

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Having welcomed guests to our hotels for years, we’ve perfected the art of a good night’s sleep. We share our bedroom ‘dos and don’ts’ to help you have your very own ‘Firmdale sleep experience’...

Having welcomed guests to our hotels for years, we’ve perfected the art of a good night’s sleep. We want to share our bedroom ‘dos and don’ts’ to help you have your very own ‘Firmdale sleep experience’.

DO: Treat yourself to some crisp linen sheets…

There is nothing quite like getting into a luxurious bed with crisp white sheets and plump pillows. Our sheets are made with premium cotton for silk-like smoothness and will make you feel like you’re sinking into a cloud. For many years our hotel guests have asked where they can find Firmdale sheets, pillows and duvets, so now we have the ‘Firmdale Sleep’ range available from Shop Kit Kemp.

DO: Decorate your bed with cushions…

Never underestimate the power of the cushion. They add contrast, pattern, texture and comfort as well as being a tool for bringing a scheme together. Cushions aren’t just for show! They will also support your head as you read a favourite book. 

DO: Add a bedspread…

Bedspreads and quilts are wonderful ways to breathe life into your bedroom and are an opportunity to get creative with a scheme.

In a recent residential project, we used the same fabric design to upholster a bench and for the reverse side of a bedspread. This created a layer of exciting detail and adds to our jazzy colour scheme of pink and green.

DON’T: Forget a pillow spray…

We have fine-tuned the perfect pillow spray with a blend of deeply relaxing essential oils. Our RikRak Pillow & Room Mist instils a feeling of quiet and calm. Soothing combinations including rosemary and lemon with eucalyptus and a gentle hint of lavender, always puts us into a tranquil state of mind.

DON’T: Forget the importance of bedside lighting…

An essential item for those moments of lounging. Throughout our hotels we use GUBI lamps. With their contemporary but classic look, they complement our bedrooms beautifully. A porcelain shade provides a comforting warm glow and its sleek shape doesn’t overpower the bedside table.

DO: Include an end-of-bed stool…

The modern end-of-bed stool has become an essential part of our hotel bedrooms. It’s somewhere to place your bag after a long day and from a design perspective, it can be upholstered in something bright and fun. We often do this to add the pops of colour we love so much!

DO: Hang a mirror…

Mirrors bring a solution to so many design challenges. They can be used to either enhance elements or deflect attention away. In bedrooms with less windows, you may want to reflect the natural light into the rest of the room. Placing a mirror opposite your window will give the illusion of a larger room and extra light.

DON’T: Forget those final touches!

Bring extra love into your bedroom by adding scented candles, plants and flowers. Plants purify the air and are a proven way to uplift your mood, whilst the flickering glow of a scented candle will help you to feel soothed and relaxed. Simple additions like these make an inspiring environment to start and finish your day. 

Follow these steps for a better sleep than ever before. Sweet dreams await!