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My Perfect Bedtime

Posted by Feather & Black, Friday, July 22, 2016

Find out more about F&B Area Manager Michael’s #myperfectbedtime routine below:

F&B: What’s your perfect bedtime routine?

I have a quick brush of my teeth before climbing under crisp clean sheets.

Michael

What’s your perfect bedtime read?

I have quick game of Championship manager on my iPad and then make sure my wife is asleep first so I don’t wake her if I snore!

What or who is your perfect bedtime partner?

My wife and occasionally our three year old boy Henry.

What’s your perfect nightwear?

T-shirt and boxers.

Where would be your perfect place to fall asleep?

At home.

Where would be your perfect destination to wake up?

It would have to be Viva Las Vegas!

What’s your perfect kind of bed?

Anything which is wide and tall, so plenty of room to stretch out.

Do you agree with any of Michael’s choices? Let us know in the comments below.

See you soon,

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Competition: Win a Tempur Bedding Bundle

Posted by Feather & Black, Monday, July 18, 2016

Take part in our new competition, which launched today, and you could win a Tempur bedding prize worth £399, including 2 Tempur Pillows, a 5ft Tempur Fit Mattress Protector and a Tempur Sleep Mask.

Tempur Comp

Let us know just how much you’d like to win this prize in the comments section below.

Enter now here.

Please note, this competition closes on Sunday 4th September 2016. T&Cs apply.

Good luck,

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How to: Decorate kids bedrooms

Posted by Feather & Black, Friday, July 15, 2016

A child’s bedroom has to take many forms because it’s used for sleeping, playing and working. Indeed, the best childrens’ bedrooms are multi-dimensional, but should also be a reflection of their personalities.

Nursery

White and airy is a good option for young children who aren’t quite old enough to need a bedroom-style setup. Space to let them play is important, as is child-friendly storage space. An easily adaptable, neutral themed nursery also gives you more flexibility as they grow up and start developing their initial ideas about their favourite colours.

Archie Cabin Bed

Children’s Bedroom

As your child grows up, their bedroom starts to take a different shape as it becomes more creative and meaningful. If you’re designing a bedroom which your children will have to share, try to make sure each child has an equal portion of the room. Again, clever storage plays a big role with baskets, trays and chests of drawers all good options.

Noah Desk

If you have the luxury of space, then try to keep storage to the outer edges of the room so that children have a clearly identifiable place in which to play.

Teen bedroom

A good, well-styled desk becomes a must as they move through school years. Personality is more important than ever as teenagers want their room to help express themselves. ‘Cool’ becomes a vital feature too, and Pinterest is often a handy tool to help you find something different which will set their bedroom apart from the crowd.

Let us know in the comments if you’re decorating your child’s bedroom soon and let us know how it goes.

See you soon,

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Our Pick: Oliver Bed

Posted by Feather & Black, Monday, July 11, 2016

One of our favourite best-sellers is Oliver; a traditional dorm-style bedstead in a bronze finish. Also available in Duck Egg, Warm White, Blue and Red colours.

Oliver Bronze Double
Was £425 Now £249

Oliver Bronze

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Top 3 foods before bedtime

Posted by Feather & Black, Friday, July 08, 2016

When our weary heads hit the pillow late at night, sometimes no matter how tired we think we are, we occasionally struggle to fall asleep. As we all know, sleep is vitally important for a healthy lifestyle and so below are a quick list of the good guys when it comes to helping you nod off.

  • Cherries

Cherries are one of the few natural foods to contain melatonin, the chemical that helps control our body’s internal clock. Previous studies have also revealed that cheery juice can also be effective in improving sleep duration.

Cherries

  • Jasmine Rice

This type of rice is digested slowly by the body releasing glucose gradually into the bloodstream. Studies suggest this helps promote better sleep, potentially halving the amount of time it took for people to fall asleep when they eat this 4 hours before going to bed.

Jasmine Rice

  • Bananas

Bananas help promote sleep because they contain the natural muscle-relaxants magnesium and potassium. They’re also carbs which will help make you sleepy as well.

Is there anything else which you’ve found helps you fall asleep? Let us know below in the comments section.

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Get the Trend: Concrete

Posted by Feather & Black, Monday, July 04, 2016

Not only does concrete appeal to our love of grey; the smooth finish gives objects a sleek industrial edge.

Concrete is a trend that’s filtered down to the high street very quickly; see more inspiration on our Pinterest page.

Concrete

Let us know in the comments if you think concrete would look good in your bedroom.

Concrete

See you soon,

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How to: Best sleep on a plane

Posted by Feather & Black, Friday, July 01, 2016

The worst part about a holiday is sometimes having to get up very early to catch a morning flight. Nobody wants to spend the first day of their summer getaway trying to recover, so try arriving refreshed by catching some sleep on the plane.

If your budget can stretch to a business, or better still, first-class upgrade then it’s worth paying the extra amount if you want the best chance of being comfortable enough to doze off. If you want to sleep, make sure you also travel in non-restrictive clothes too.

Plane

Avoid watching any in-flight entertainment on long haul flights, as this keeps your brain awake. Noise cancelling headphones may also help shut out all background noise.

Before trying to sleep, it’s also a good idea to ensure your seat belt is clearly fastened so that the air hostess can see it when they walk past; should you plan on staying asleep for the whole duration of the flight.

Also, while some may recommend alcohol to send you to sleep, herbal teas can also be an effective way to calm the mind during a flight.

Are you going away this Summer? Let us know in the comments or on our Twitter page.

Happy holidays,

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Win a Hypnos Cornwell Mattress

Posted by Feather & Black, Monday, June 27, 2016

If your mattress isn’t giving you the comfort and support you need, try entering our latest competition where you can win a new Hypnos Cornwell mattress, worth £899.

With 1,800 pocket springs, you'll be well on your way to the perfect night's sleep.

Cornwell Mattress

Enter here.

Competition closes on Sunday 17th July 2016. Good luck!

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My Perfect Bedtime

Posted by Feather & Black, Friday, June 24, 2016

We caught up with F&B Assistant Buyer, Charlotte and talked about her perfect bedtime. Here’s what she had to say:

F&B: What’s your perfect bedtime routine?

Charlotte: I have to make sure my bedroom is clear then I shower, tucked up into freshly dried sheets straight off the line.

Charlotte Bull, MyPerfectBedtime

What’s your perfect bedtime read?

I read to my daughter while having a cuddle, that’s about all I read before bedtime.

What or who is your perfect bedtime partner?

A very lovely mattress, without that, bed time will never be perfect. I probably should also include my husband!

What’s your perfect nightwear?

Don’t really have a preference, but I have to have warm socks on, regardless of the weather!

Where would be your perfect place to fall asleep?

In the sun, listening to the waves crashing on a beach.

Where would be your perfect destination to wake up?

Anywhere with sun and family!

What’s your perfect kind of bed?

Something French Inspired and very pretty.

Do you agree with any of Charlotte’s choices? Let us know in the comments below.

See you soon,

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Our Pick: Azulejo Jacquard Linen

Posted by Feather & Black, Monday, June 20, 2016

Available in indigo blue and crisp white, our Azulejo Jacquard Linen is the perfect summer addition to your bedroom. Exclusively made in Portugal, this 100% cotton jacquard sateen takes inspiration from authentic Azulejo tile decorations.

From £18

Azulejo Bed Linen