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23rd October 2017

Autumn and Winter 2017 Furniture Trends

Autumn and Winter 2017 Furniture Trends

As we move towards the end of the year and head towards winter there is going to be a dramatic shift in furniture trends.

Monochrome is the strongest look for the season and floral wallpaper is back in a big way. Deeper, darker shades for walls and accessories will be very en vogue. But one of the most exciting trends is colour blocking. If you can’t decide on one colour then use several and pick contrasting shades for maximum impact.

In terms of colours, Teal and Emerald Green will be leading the way. Teal is perfect for giving a room a brighter, uplifting feel. As a tone it sits between blue and turquoise and works well when combined with white.

Nature inspired hues will be all the rage this winter and what better colour to reflect this than Emerald Green. It’s a rich colour that conjures up nature and organic things and it combines very well with blush pinks and copper accessories. The natural look will be very prevalent this winter. Organic ceramics, woven lamp shades and linen tablecloths will feature strongly. Colours within this look will include soft creams, whites and a variety of soft and dark greys.

Velvet makes a welcome return to this winter’s furniture trends. This rich fabric gives colours a luxurious and vibrant feel and adds texture to a room. Choose colours that are warm and welcoming such as deep cranberry and burnt orange. If you don’t want to buy a new sofa then consider a velvet throw or some velvet scatter cushions. Monochrome is the strongest trend emerging for this winter.

It’s a bold look but it can be softened with the introduction of elements of copper as well as black and white accessories. Strong prints and stripes in monochrome can make a dramatic statement in any room of your house.

Ditch the plain or striped wallpaper and go floral!

It’s back and it’s back in a big way. Big beautiful prints in tones of dove grey, emerald and blush will create a soft romantic feel to your room. And finally it’s time to go Geometric.

Squares and rectangles are so yesterday. Intricate tile designs are very in as are Mosaics. These can work equally well in both modern and traditional settings. Try a Herringbone or basketweave design for maximum impact.

If you have enjoyed this article from Roomes please share and like this with friends, and if you would like to come in store and discuss creating a new look for any room in your home our experts will be only to happy offer you any free advice you may need.

 

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2nd July 2017

Bed Month

Bed Month

How much is a good night’s sleep worth to you? 

The Sleep Council recommends that we change our mattress every 7 years. That equates to 2555 days, so for just £1 a night that means you could be sleeping in a £2555 luxury bed.

To put this in to perspective – spending £2.40 on a takeaway coffee every day equates to £6132 over 7 years. Even if you only buy coffee 5 days a week and taking holidays in to account this still equates to around £4000. Imagine the quality of bed you could buy for this amount!

We spend 1/3 of our lives asleep…

…so a quality mattress is the best investment you’ll ever make

Sleep is something that we all have in common. We all need to sleep, but some of us do it far better than others.

This can be because of a combination of factors, but the most important and overriding factor is the quality of the bed and the mattress that you sleep on. If your mattress is old or saggy it can cause back problems, joint stiffness and restless nights, all leading to low energy and poor concentration levels.

Sleep plays a significant role in healing and repairing your heart and blood vessels. It helps us maintain a healthy weight and a good balance of hormones, as well as controlling sugar levels. In terms of mental health, a great night’s sleep helps to make the brain work properly and enables us to learn, remember, solve problems and make decisions, as well as safeguarding against stress, mood swings and depression.

So why put up with a bad night’s sleep?

There are so many different mattress and bed options to choose from these days that there is no excuse for not getting a great night’s sleep.

Sleep better…naturally

Different fillings can provide dramatically different properties to a mattress and are one of the most important things to consider. Some are warmer, some are softer and some are more resilient than others. As the fillings used in mattresses tend to have different properties they are commonly combined to provide comfort, support, breathability and resilience.

Latex

Latex is a natural material sourced from the rubber tree and has anti-microbial properties and offers excellent support and pressure.

Cotton

Due to its ability to breathe and absorb moisture, cotton provides a soft, cool feel.

Wool

A breathable & natural filling providing a resilient and luxury feel.

Hair

Due to it’s hard wearing properties hair prolongs the lifespan of a mattress.

Cashmere, Silk & Mohair

More commonly found in top end mattresses these natural fibres add a touch of luxury.

Or how about a Hybrid mattress?

Hybrid mattresses combine two or more support systems, usually memory foam layers along with an innerspring system. Hybrid mattresses are a great way to experience the pressure relieving benefits of memory foam while retaining the classic feel of an innerspring mattress.

Hybrid mattresses typically have the same size coils as innerspring mattresses, but they also use memory foam for support and contouring. The coil system enables the mattress to retain the bounciness that sleepers enjoy on innerspring mattresses, and the layers of memory foam create that unmistakable enveloping embrace. The coil system also gives hybrid mattresses a traditional mattress shape, as opposed to the straight lines and low profile of memory foam mattresses. Hybrid mattresses are often less expensive than memory foam mattresses, and they perform better than budget memory foam mattresses. The coils in a hybrid mattress will give more contouring support than the kind of foam core that's found in lower end memory foam mattresses.

Ask one of our experts in store to explain the benefits of Kaymed’s incredible Therma-Phase and Response Gel mattresses or Sealy’s revolutionary Posturepedic Hybrid Collection

Memory Foam – The material that revolutionised the industry

Over the past twenty years, the memory foam mattress has transformed from a novelty into a popular, affordable alternative to ubiquitous spring beds. Behind this change is the revolution in comfort and technology the material offers.

Visco-elastic memory foam is one of those innovations, originally developed for NASA in 1966. The material was intended to cushion and deflect the tremendous effects of gravitational pull experienced by astronauts during take off and re-entry into the earth’s atmosphere.

After potential applications for the medical and consumer fields were realised, visco elastic foam was sold to a public company which would eventually introduce memory foam mattresses in the 1990s. This marked a major breakthrough in an industry that had seen little advancement in nearly a century.

As awareness of memory foam and its use in mattresses spread, consumers began to take notice of the distinct benefits the material offers. Growing popularity and innovation spurred a variety of manufacturers to enter the field. Today memory foam mattresses account for around 20% of industry sales.

Come and be custom fit for a new mattress at Roomes!

Golfers get their clubs custom fit, keen cyclists get their measurements taken and get a bike custom fit to their body size and shape. So why don’t customers do this when buying a bed?

Come in store and talk to our experts. They have the knowledge and experience to help you make the right decision for you when buying your next bed or mattress.

They will help you choose from the many models that we have in store from well known and respected suppliers including Tempur, Dunlopillo, Sealy, Relyon, Harrison, Hypnos, Kaymed and more

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