4 Tips to Making the Most of Being at Home

As life in lockdown becomes an established way of living and our world becomes (temporarily) a little smaller, we are all looking for ways to make the most of being at home.

Whether that’s tackling a list of DIY tasks that have been neglected for too long, giving the garden a good going over to welcome in spring, or just spending time with those nearest and dearest to you, we’re all finding ways to feather our nests.

At F&B, we believe in making your bedroom your sanctuary, so here are four tips to help you achieve just that and getting the most out of your bedroom. Sometimes, it’s just the little things...

1. Bed Linen

Spring is well and truly upon us, and we’ve been blessed with some lovely weather - a little positive amongst it all. This change in season brings an uplift in spirits, a shift in the light, and a freshness we encourage you bring into your bedroom.

For an instant uplift, change your bedlinen to something lighter in material and colour. Give your linen cupboard a spring clear out and choose some bed linen that will bring cheer.

If you’re in need of some new bed linen, explore our beautiful collection online. We’ve got all the classics, alongside some newer bed linen sets, such as our perfectly pretty Margot Bed Linen, our crisp white Skye Bed Linen, Jasper brings stripes and cashmere, or why not go all out luxury without Hotel Collection Bed Linen.


2. Bedding

It’s no use having beautiful bed linen adorning your bed if your duvet and pillows are sadly lacking! Restorative sleep has never been so important as now, so make sure your bedding is performing as it should, ensuring the quality of your sleep is the best it can be. 

Make sure you’re using a duvet tog that’s appropriate for the season. We recommend a 6 – 10.5 tog for spring that is light but will keep you warm on cooler spring nights. Your pillow should support your head and neck properly to help keep your spine aligned. Your sleeping position will determine the kind of pillow you need and how many. 

Read our article When Is It Time for New Bedding? to know the signs to look for.

Read our Bedding Guide if you need help choosing new bedding.


3. Accessories

Nothing completes a bedroom more than a spray of gorgeous accessories. They provide warmth, colour and texture. Now is the time to change up your current cushions and throws to create a fresh new look in your bedroom.

Whether you go for a tonal colour palette, or a mix of vibrant shades, be playful, be creative and it will give your bedroom an instant uplift. Nab cushions from the guest room or the sofa to experiment with. If you need some help or an injection of new stylish accessories, explore our luxury collection on our website.


4. Home fragrance

If we’re forced to spend all our time at home, let’s fill it with fabulous fragrance! As you walk into your bedroom, a waft of a lovely fragrance will provide a sense of freshness. We have a range of beautiful home fragrance blends to comfort and invigorate your senses, all of which are available as a scented candle, diffuser and room spray.

Go for Meadow for a delicate blend of lavender enriched with white tea and lily of the valley that provides a sense of serenity. 

Our Dusk fragrance has a warming heart of juniper, woody birch and patchouli and is the perfect scent to welcome in the evening after the day.

An our vibrantly scented Orangery will fill your room with a fusion of orange blossom, basil and cedarwood. 

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