2 LUCKY READERS CAN EACH WIN A R1 000 VOUCHER
Here’s your chance to win one of two Volpes vouchers valued at R1 000 each to give your home a refreshed new look in time for winter.
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS: Lydia Shongwe and Lesley Erasmus
Your bedroom is your sanctuary and your decor should evoke a sense of happiness, calm and relaxation. Here are some insights from Volpe on how to incorporate the latest trends into your home and your life.
1. PRIVATE RETREAT
Creating cosy spaces where you can take a break from electronic devices, relax and recharge is one of the main trends in 2022. Although the bedroom as a sanctuary is not a new concept, the pandemic has brought home the importance of creating a quiet, private space in your home, and your bedroom is often the natural choice. Incorporate a sitting area with a small corner sofa or a comfortable armchair and a footrest if you have room. Good lighting on a dimmer will create the right relaxing mood. Include a stunning quilt or cotton blanket to snuggle into while reading or listening to music.
2. SLEEPING WELL
After the stress of the past two years, it’s not surprising that wellness is top of mind. For good mental and physical health, sound, restful sleep is necessary. It recharges the body, improves brain function and boosts the immune system. Start with a good quality bed and mattress. Use a mattress protector to keep dust mites and skin cells from penetrating the mattress, and for extra softness, add a mattress topper. To ensure you have the right duvet and pillow for your needs, Volpes offers a choice of fillings from duck down to synthetic microfibres. There’s nothing more conducive to good sleep than slipping between crisp cotton sheets; invest in the best quality linen you can afford, and consider 600 thread count Egyptian cotton, vintage washed cotton, and practical, easy-care polycotton.
3. DON’T WORRY, BE HAPPY
This song from 1988 sums up the trend perfectly. Now is the time to express your personality in your home. Start to introduce colours and patterns that put a smile on your face. It’s the perfect opportunity to hang that piece of art that brings you joy. Pamper yourself with bedlinen in a shade or pattern that you love and include accessories that reflect your taste and make you feel good.
4. SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW
Vintage is the new buzzword. With climate change so evident, the one thing we can all do is reduce our carbon footprint by using reclaimed wood and existing furnishings. It’s not always necessary to buy new. More and more people are looking for second-hand pieces to give the warmth and soul of their home. An added advantage is that a mix of styles and eras creates a uniquely yours look.
5. CONNECTING WITH NATURE
The desire for a closer connection to nature and the earth is more vital than ever, making nature-inspired design big in 2022. We see sophisticated botanicals, florals and animal prints on fabrics and wallpapers. The veining in materials such as marble and onyx replicated in new finishes and surfacing. Green, of course, is the colour of the moment in a variety of shades, from soft sage to brilliant emerald. While indoor plants have been around for a while, indoor trees that bring the garden inside are gaining popularity.
6. THE LUXE LOOK
After spending long periods at home, people no longer want a bathroom that’s just functional – they want luxury and a bit of pampering. This could be in a choice of finishes (marble and stone are famous) or fittings such as ergonomically designed taps, massaging showerheads, oversized soaking tubs and outdoor showers – all intended to add luxury to the bathroom experience. Enhance this by investing in plush super-absorbent bath towels and rugs. And don’t forget the impact of scent.
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