Bedroom makeover part 2:
Following Mila’s desk makeover, I have now tackled the other side of her room to ensure her bed would be warm and comfortable for wintertime and feels a bit more luxurious.
As you may remember, a few months ago, we installed double-glazing in most of the house, which has made our home a lot warmer, cosier and secure.
Unlike the other three bedrooms in our home in France, Mila’s room is exposed north, which means it is the room that sees the least amount of sun.
The fact that there is also a tank of water in the ground just outside the house probably doesn’t help as I suspect the humidity travels from the ground to the walls. I think we will need to drain the water but that’s a job we will tackle when Steve is back from London.
Since Mila didn’t want to move out of her room, I focused on the inside to make her bedroom cosy, warm and comfortable.
The first thing I did, was getting her a new all season wool duvet, new wool pillows from Woolroom (which by the way, impressed me by their quality) and a new set of white bedlinen in stonewashed linen. She has now two sets of bedlinen from Piglet in Bed (a soft pink and a pure white) and the minimalist in me thinks it’ should be enough for now but they are lovely!
The feathers duvet cover I had bought from Ikea years ago, was for us staying in the house during Summertime. Since we now live there full time, she needed something that would keep her warm at night during wintertime.
I love the idea of an All Season duvet because it means that you don’t need to purchase another duvet for different seasons and I like to keep things simple.
This Deluxe duvet combines two duvets together so you can just store one of them in the fabric bag that comes with the duvet when the temperatures rise.
“Finding ways to sleep better is something that I’ve been really paying attention to, these past few years.”
I only need 7 hours sleep to be productive but it needs to be 7 good hours of sound sleep otherwise I get grumpy and I tend to eat more (does this happen to you too!?)
On top of this, both Steve and I are light sleepers.
If he moves, I wake up and vice-versa so until we have the budget to change our mattress, I also ordered this Deluxe wool mattress topper, like they have in all the design hotels I stayed in.
This little add-on has made our bed a lot more comfortable and more luxurious hence the happy smile below.
So…what are the reasons to buy wool bedding? Well there is 4 good ones actually.
The first one is that you will sleep 25% better
Steve and I need to manage our sleep better as we get older as I don’t want to end up having insomnia and be up all night like my mum or his dad but Mila, who is growing, also need to sleep well to be attentive at school.
I’m sure you already know that bad sleeping patterns affect children’s ability to focus at school but it impacts on their growth too.
Here are two apps you may find useful: OUR PACT app which enables you to control your children’s screen time so they are not on Snapchat or Instagram late at night and SLEEPCYCLE, that my sister uses (and loves!) and which enables you to monitor your sleep and set the optimum time for you to wake up.
Wool regulates temperatures (like linen)
If you are cold at night, the wool fibres trap air to create an insulating layer and when you begin to perspire, wool helps you cool down by drawing moisture away from your body so it’s basically, the ideal way to keep a steady temperature for a peaceful night’s rest! The same goes with linen which is why over the past few years, I have swapped all our cotton bedding for stonewashed linen bedding which look a lot nice and doesn’t need to be ironed.
It’s machine washable
Which is a good thing in my books. Even if you need to go to the laundry because your washing-machine may not big enough to fit a King size duvet, it will still work out cheaper than dry-cleaning .
None of us in the family are allergic to feathers, pets’ hair, dust, etc but we have enough people staying in our home and kids with asthma or allergies for not caring so I think it’s a no-brainer to have hypoallergenic bedlinen.
So what did I do with Mila’s bedroom?
I first moved the lovely silver star garland somewhere else and hang a lovely wall decoration by Madame Stoltz that I got from a shop in Hossegor
I also put Mila’s new wool pillows in pillow protectors to make the pillows last longer and avoid stains. While the pillows from Woolroom are machine washable, I think it’s also more hygienic to add some pillows protectors which you can just throw in the washing machine whenever you want. Mine are from Ikea but you can get some here too, which you can then use on a normal pillow to get the added benefits of sleeping on wool.Then I unpacked the lovely bedlinen from Piglet in bed, added some blush pillow cases I had in the cupboard and changed the vintage wooden crate for a white stool from Pols Potten (I’m loving this light pink stool too!).
So here is the result…
While it’s Mila’s bedroom, I feel it also looks grown-up and luxurious enough to host friends and family while the kids sleep in the other room with two single beds.The new wool bedding from Woolroom has added an extra touch of comfort and quality to Mila’s bedroom. I’m now considering ordering another duvet for our own bedroom to add to this Deluxe wool mattress topper, which has improved my sleep and comfort these past few days.The other great thing worth noting from Woolroom is that they have both EU and UK sizes for their duvets, mattress protectors, mattress toppers and pillows. Considering more of us have lived throughout Europe or even own a property outside the UK, I think it is a useful thing.
I hope you love the result as much as we do. This combo of white and pale pink is very soothing, don’t you think!?
Stool used as bedside table from Pols Potten
White Instax camera from John Lewis Also available from Urban Outfitters here in various colours
Pineapple light from La Redoute
Wool pillows and All Season Deluxe wool duvet from Woolroom
White line pillow cases and duvet from Piglet in Bed
Blush linen square pillow cases from Smallable
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