House and Leisure staffers are the first to admit that our bedrooms are our sanctuaries – we just love sleep after plenty of late, caffeinated deadline nights spent painstakingly putting together each issue. We do it for the love and because, well, absence makes the heart grow fonder – and if that’s the case we’re incredibly fond of sleep. That’s why you’ll find that every year when we start brainstorming our bedroom supplement (featured annually in the August issue), the office is abuzz with great ideas, ones we’ve been dreaming of for months. So if you’re thinking of giving this all-important space a new look and, more crucially, feel, check out these five key trends.
The essence of any sleeping space is a good bed and it’s truly an investment for life. You deserve quality sleep on a quality mattress that will provide support for years, so don’t skimp on this. Your mattress should conform to your body, giving you a restful and luxurious sleep, every night. This superb-quality VI-Spring mattress – the choice of British royalty – is crafted from natural fibres to help regulate body heat, and is individually customised according to your specifications (from R70 000, The Hall Collection).
2. Pink Accents
One of 2014’s hottest trends (see HL Jan/Feb 2014 issue), pink isn’t relegated to bedrooms of little girls. Accents in softest pink invite relaxation and meditative me-time, no matter what your gender. See what we mean with this delicate Large Pink pendant with lace pattern (R1 870) from K. Light.
3. Mohair Touches
Silky to the touch, mohair is versatile. Locally Cowgirl Blues specialises in mohair creations such as this textured mohair-knit upholstery on a Louis XVI-style chair (R3 500).
The frame – and finishing touch – of a well dressed bed is a quality headboard. Coricraft’s range, which includes the Montpellier headboard (R2 995) will take care of all tastes and budgets.
The emphasis is on ‘natural’, so fabrics tend towards rustic and romantic while offering contemporary appeal. Natural cotton and/or linen blends create wonderfully sensuous bedding. We love Granny Goose’s organic duvet cover set (R940).
This article was originally featured in the August 2013 issue of House and Leisure.