We’ve all experienced restless nights: lying in bed, staring at the ceiling, trying to stay hopeful about the next morning. You are certainly not alone.
Did you know that more than 30% of the population suffers from insomnia? Factors such as caffeine, anxiety, schedule and routine, and mattresses can heavily affect your sleep. Nip those unhealthy lifestyle choices in the bud by drinking less caffeine, meditating, exercising, and updating your mattress!
Your bedroom is your comfort zone – a soothing place for you to gather your thoughts and unwind after a long day, and choosing the right bed and bedding are key components for comfort. As the leader in the furniture industry in Kuwait since 1947, Ali Abdulwahab Al Mutawa Commercial Co. (AAW) Furniture are here to help you get some well-deserved rest!
Embrace your inner morning person this 2016 by following these steps for the perfect bed:
- Start with threads
Thread count. We all know what it is, but do we understand what it means? When shopping for bedding, never fixate on thread count— as they don’t necessarily add up to the best sheets. Seek high-quality cottons such as organic or Egyptian, 100% pure, even if available in a lower thread count. Fabrics such as cotton are smooth and cool to the touch, and soften over time.
- Consider your sheet collection
Five sets too many, two sets too few? Prepare your home with this rule of thumb for sheet sets: for each bed in your home, have three sets – one for use, one in the laundry, and one in reserve.
- Don’t skimp on comfort!
Like in a hotel room, layers are a key factor to a good night’s sleep. Adding layers offers style, additional comfort, and temperature flexibility. When preparing your bed, begin with a fitted sheet, followed by a duvet or coverlet. Next, fold the top quarter of the duvet or coverlet and flat sheet down. Want to add a little extra to the look? Lay a quilt down folded in thirds at the foot of the bed! Keep in mind when choosing your seasonal fabrics: cottons for summer and heavier material for the winter.
- Play with prints…
Introduce character and charm into your bedroom by utilizing your bedroom color palette and mixing patterns and textures into your bedspread. Rule of thumb: Stick to one palette of cohesiveness when combining contrasting prints.
- End it with style!
Pillows, pillows, pillows – essential for a cozy bed and good night’s sleep. Your pillow set is best layered from back to front: pillowcases in the back, euro shams next, and front facing pillows on top. Rule of thumb: Two sets on a queen bed and three sets on a king.
Are you in the market for the perfect bed? Make a statement in your bedroom with the Emporium Upholstered Bed from Bassett Furniture, available at AAW Furniture showrooms. Inspired by European 19th Century antiques that create an eclectic mix of found unique items, this Smoked Oak finish bed and hardware features a classic revival style with knobs, rings, and Directoire shield back plates. It is detailed in a Dark Antique Brass finish.
Want to know more about AAW Furniture? Follow them on Instagram @AAWFURNITURE, contact the hotline at 180 4449, or visit one of their showrooms in Al Dajeej Airport Road 55 (2226 1720) and Al Shuwaikh Fourth Ring Road (2226 1890).