Thursday, 18 August 2016

Top Tips: Giving Your Bedroom a Trend Overall

So far this year, Savoir Beds has seen a range of fantastic trends that can be tweaked to fit with any bedroom setting. Here are a few of our favourite 2016 designs, to take your bedroom from dated to daring!

Winston 

Blue hues:
In the past months we have seen an increasing appetite for furniture upholstered in different tones of blue. From pastel to electric tones this choice of colour is here to stay. Take our navy Winston bed for example, pairing the deep blue with highly polished gold legs creates a strikingly sophisticated and modern style. Alternatively, mix a lighter grey-blue shade with distressed silver for a more contemporary, industrial feel. 

Ian

Back to basics:
If you’re not ready to take the plunge into funky fabrics and crazy colours we suggest a more contemporary, paired-back style. Rather than piling on the patterns, you could instead opt for stripping them away completely and making your statement with a more interestingly shaped headboard for example. Don’t be fooled into thinking that a minimalist bed design has to be a white - a subtle oat colour, or soft grey will suggest a relaxed, modern vibe which is very inviting. 

As for the headboard, choose something with an less traditional shape with the neutral colour palette, or for a truly Scandinavian style, stick to a more streamlined, linear headboard, like our Ian bed, to further heighten this style. 

Amelia

Curves and contrasts:
2016 has brought with it our newfound appreciation of curved furniture, a shape so simplistic yet still not used enough in the bedroom. Perhaps a little daunting at first, this style can actually be incorporated with ease -creating a playful, yet sophisticated aesthetic. 

One of our newest designs, Amelia, is a perfect match for this trend, and is very easy to style. The stunning headboard curves inwards on either end to create a cosy and very striking design. The beds majestic presence is softened using a dusty pink upholstery fabric to adorn its unique shape. To further enhance the look, pair this curved style of bed with some bright clashing cushions or perhaps a bedside table in a contrasting emerald green!

Have you noticed any other bed trends? We'd love to hear them! Tweet us @SavoirBeds1905!


Friday, 12 August 2016

Pillow Talk - A Guide to Getting a Better Night's Sleep




Managing your sleep, and the amount you get each night, might feel like an impossible task – especially when juggling a busy work and social schedule. However, it is important not to lose faith, because your sleep is defined by more than just the hours you lay in bed. Here, we give our quick and easy steps to ensure a good, undisturbed night’s sleep.

1)      Time out

Spending hours looking up at the ceiling trying to fall asleep can be avoided by scheduling in time to ‘wind down’ before settling in for the night. This doesn’t even have to mean reading a book for half an hour - instead turning off or dimming the lights an hour before your planned bedtime will help your internal body clock to do its job. The kind of light that will most inhibit the production of melatonin (that sleepy feeling we all crave as we turn off the light) is artificial electronic light, the kind given off by phones, tablets and computers - so, it is most important to switch off any of these devices at least an hour before bed.

2)      Not too hot, not too cold

The perfect temperature for sleep varies widely depending on the person - so firstly, make sure the room is comfortable. Following this, remember it is better to sleep in a cooler room than a warmer one, as this is less likely to interrupt your REM sleep. Sleeping on a bed made from natural materials, like a Savoir bed, will also help to regulate your temperature as they can ‘breathe’ and wick moisture in a way synthetic fabrics cannot.

Taking a bath, cold or warm, a few hours before bed is a good way to encourage sleepiness because as your body works to warm up or cool down (depending on the baths temperature) it will tire itself out - leaving you more inclined to a night with no disturbances.

      3) Feeling blue 

According to research, blue is the best colour to paint your bedroom. Linked to calm, peace and serenity, this colour is thought to slow your heart rate - or even reduce your blood pressure! If you're not sure blue is the hue for you - then green and yellow are also close contenders. Avoid dull colours such a grey and brown, these are unlikely to relax you and could instead leave you feeling depressed! 

One of Savoir's supremely comfortable designs 

4)   The Beauty of Bespoke

Of course, one of the most important factors for a good sleep is the bed. At Savoir, we create bespoke designs for our clients, because we understand that one size does not fit all. Our expert showroom staff actually fit customers for the perfect bed, checking their sleep posture, level of comfort and support. It’s important to try your bed before you buy it, to ensure you are sleeping on the right mattress tension and that you are supremely comfortable – after all, you spend a third of your life in your bed!

Do you have any more tips for the perfect night’s sleep? What colours help you to dose off? Tweet us @SavoirBeds1905