We spend a third of our life in bed, yet hesitate to make that an inviting place. I know people who don't even make their bed, reasoning that they're only going to get back into it that night, so what's the point?
The point is that a good nights rest, can change everything. It can change your outlook, your relationship, your parenting skills, your productivity, and the way you relate to the world. So it's worth making the bedroom, and particularly your bed, an enticing and welcoming space.
My own bed, pictured here, consists of the following:
Firm Foam Mattress
Pillow top Mattress Topper
Silky finish fitted Mattress protector
Crisp white sheets
Antique Lace Bedspread
Faux Blonde Mink blanket (out of shot)
Latex pillows with crisp white pillow cases
French inspired scatter cushion
Note the little mound that runs the length of the bed, just evident where the cushion is displayed. That's where the feathers in our mattress topper have gathered over years of use. No amount of shaking and fluffing will dislodge them and we've grown to like them there. Maybe it's time for a new mattress topper, but then I wouldn't have an excuse to snuggle up to The Musician Husband on 'his side' of the bed now, would I?
Today, due to the chilly weather outlook, I will now change this theme to a smoky blue art deco inspired cover with my favourite paisley vintage eiderdown folded for use on the end of the bed. The white sheets will be traded for chocolate brown ones and the French inspired cushion for a pale blue one, swathed in muslin, that is more in keeping with the colour scheme.