Beautiful and peaceful bedroom decor

When looking to get a peaceful night’s sleep there are many things you should take into consideration. There are many popular suggestion that float around online. Avoid caffeine in the evenings, have a device ban 3 hours before sleep, don’t read in bed – the list is endless.

But one of the most underrated recommendations is to consider the over all design and vibe of your room. Is your room loud in colour? Is is busy with detail? These design choices (and many others) might look great, but are they assisting with helping you wind down to a pure, peaceful rest.

Here are some palette and design recommendations to sooth your bedtime:

Cool colour palette

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image source Abode Living

Cool colours allow your emotion and internal processes to wind down. Colours like red, orange and other hot colours would have the opposite effect

get the right lighting

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image source Majestic Lodge

Bright lights will keep you alert longer but the colour of the light also has affect on your internal clock. Warm light will help to prepare your body for sleep

Subtle textures like Flannel

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image source Abode Living

Texture helps soften the look of surfaces making them look less stark and helps us fold into the more easily.

avoid complex patterns and hard surfaces

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image source Emily Henderson

See how busy the wallpaper here look? this is not good for winding down the mind. This on top of the floorboards (which will enhance the acoustics of the room) give the senses more things to process and is therefore an enemy of sleep.

Organic and natural Textures

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image source Houzz

Getting away from artificiality will help to comfort and settle the mind.

soft features such as rugs, pillows and throws

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image source Houzz

There are plenty of smaller features that can be added to your decor to help soften a room.

Use of white to open up the space

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image source Abode Living

You want your room to feel cosy but you also don’t want it to feel too small and box you in. White is the perfect way to open up your space.


4 Wedding Dress Myths And Traditions

There is plenty of wedding traditions that are getting a work over at weddings these days. From couples writing modern wedding vows to taking the groom’s last name.  How much of what you think you know about wedding dress traditions is actually myth? Most brides think that a “traditional wedding dress” is white, long, with a train, undoubtedly expensive, newly bought, chosen by the bride, and meant to be worn only once. Right? Wrong.

Not only is the “traditional wedding dress,” as described above, potentially harmful to the environment (toxic bleaching techniques, increased waste due to one-time wear, and the carbon footprint of shipping, etc.), but it also rests on beliefs about tradition that are shaky at best.

The history of the white wedding dress is fascinating, and shattering the myths associate with today’s “traditional wedding gowns” can help you think outside the box when it comes to planning your own eco-friendly wedding attire.


Wedding Dress Myth 1. Wedding dresses are white because white symbolizes purity.

Many people think that white now dominates Western weddings because the color symbolizes purity or virginity, two important concepts in traditional weddings

However, this is not the case in many Western cultures, even today. In France, for example, white is the traditional mourning color for royalty – not a wedding color. In England, blue is associated with the Virgin Mary, and is the color that symbolizes purity and virginity.


Wedding Dress Myth 2: White has always been the preferred color for wedding dresses.

The white wedding dress was largely non-existent 200 years ago. Instead, brides used to wear their best gowns, regardless of color. Darker colors, which wouldn’t be ruined with minor stains, were actually preferable. Wealthy brides favored the richest colors and fabrics money could buy and might be married in furs, velvet, or silk. White was not a color associated with weddings at all.

This changed with the wedding of Queen Victoria in 1840, who chose to be married in white. Why? Like many brides today, she had some lace she loved and wanted it incorporated into her dress.

The Queen’s decision coincided with the rise of photography, and her wedding portrait was widely distributed across Europe. In today’s terms, her dress “went viral.” Since then, brides (as well as the wedding industry) have followed her example, giving us the white wedding dresses that are so popular today.

Go truly vintage by wearing a colorful wedding dress you can enjoy for years to come. Many eco-friendly bridal designers now offer wedding gowns in every color of the rainbow.


Myth 3. Wedding gowns must be expensive.

The budget line for a wedding dress today can be as high as several thousands of dollars. But it wasn’t always that way. Before the rise of the wedding industry, the expectation was that women would wear a gown they already owned and would wear again. Even Queen Victoria likely wore her white wedding dress again.

So what changed?

It started with the wealthy, elite families who regularly poured (and still pour) fortunes into their children’s nuptials. For them, weddings were about often about politics or business, and the event itself acted as a signaling mechanism for the family’s social status. Following the fashion set by Queen Victoria, these families began adopting the white wedding dress precisely because it was more expensive: the white color, highly vulnerable to stains, could only be worn once in many cases, and buying a garment for one-time wear was seen as the epitome of luxury.

Then came prosperity at the heels of World War II, which put the white wedding dress within the reach of the middle class, and Hollywood, who portrayed and idealized the white weddings that we know today. After that, the dreams for the perfect wedding soared, and the price of the wedding dress soared with it.

By wearing a beautiful non-wedding dress (in any color including white), you can get a lot more for your money. You can also rent a wedding dress for your green wedding.


Myth 4: The Gown Must Reflect Your Personality Perfectly

Perhaps the reason why the wedding dress plays such a large role in today’s weddings is because it has come to symbolize the personality, preferences, and taste of the bride. The months-long search for the Perfect Dress is not because of a dearth in options, but because most brides feel that the dress must reflect them perfectly (and, of course, look fabulous on!).

This emphasis on uniqueness has contributed to soaring prices. If there is only one perfect dress, after all, then the astute bride must be willing to pay whatever it takes to get it.

However, the idea that a wedding is a direct reflection of the couple is a relatively recent development. For centuries, a marriage reflected a social pact orchestrated by the families for their children to take their place in society. It was about passing on norms, adhering to tradition, and acknowledging the broader community. The dress may have been selected by parents, by the matchmaker, or by the groom’s family to reflect their preferences. In other words–just about the opposite of the modern wedding!

While you probably don’t want a family member choosing your dress for you, deciding to update a family heirloom gown or vintage wedding gown is another great way to honor the true meaning of a wedding, and your legacy as a bride. Many celebrities are going green in this way now too.

The white wedding dress we have today is actually the result of some key trendsetters and luck. In reality, a wedding dress can be chosen for many reasons. Just because the wedding industry presents one image of the perfect wedding doesn’t mean it’s true. Choose the wedding dress that’s right for you and your green wedding!


Keeping fit for fashion – how to make sure you look your best

To achieve a well-toned body and stay in good shape is one of the best things which a person can do for themselves. Doing regular exercise and staying fit will help you to live a healthy and long live. It also means you will always look the best you can in everything you wear. Let’s not beat around the bush – most classy fashion is put together with fit people in mind. To take advantage of all the great fashion out there you want to keep on top of your health


It is said when you are cool in your feet you are cool in your mind. When you are going for jogging or aerobic exercises make sure you have the right kind of footwear. Suppose you are going to do some cardiovascular exercises or on the jogging. The right kind of footwear will help you in performing your activities, whereas improper footwear will serve as an obstacle or even put you at the risk of injury. Even if you are going for a walk and you happen to wear uncomfortable shoes, then you will feel irritated and return back after walking only a few meters. That is why proper footwear is extremely important.


Other than the shoes you must wear proper clothes. Your clothes must be loose fitting and appropriate for your physical activity. Tight clothes will not allow you to do the exercise properly and as a result of which you will not be benefited with your fitness regime. Your clothes must take your moisture away from your body when you break into a sweat during the workout. Proper clothing will keep you comfortable. There are different kinds of fabrics which gets heavy when you sweat as they absorb your sweat. This will make you comfortable during your exercise so stay away from such clothes.

Cardio Workouts

Cardiovascular exercises are the best, but you cannot overlook the importance of strength training. If you do cardiovascular exercises after weight training, then you will burn more calories. During the weight training, your body will burn the available calories and then opt for cardio. In this case, your body will burn stored fat as a fuel. Doing weight training is good as you will be able to work out on those muscles which are not used during the cardiovascular exercises. Altitude fitness training can also be an extremely beneficial strategy. In case you wish to use a health care product read its online reviews. Detailed reviews of Methandrostenolone are available online.


This also plays a significant role because you cannot have a well-toned body unless and until you hit the gym regularly. In order to stay motivated, you need to have a partner who will help you in the gym. You can set your goal and select exercises as per your goal. Making lifestyle changes can be hard so motivation and learning how to generate it is a crucial step in getting fit and staying that way.

When you are doing exercise for the first time make sure doing it under the supervision of an experienced personal trainer. This will make sure that you don’t do the wrong movements. Warming up is essential before an exercise regime and so does the cooling down. Do stretch properly and soon you will notice significant changes in your body.


Buying a wedding dress online

These days you can almost buy anything online, but I’m still not sure how I feel about more and more boutiques offering wedding dresses for sale online… it’s such an important purchase something that can make or break your day, I’m not sure I would buy a wedding dress online myself, yet more and more people are doing it.

It’s not just the basic entry level dresses people are buying online either, there are more and more designer wedding dress designers creating eboutiques and offering their creations for sale online. These are dresses worth over 10,000 dollars we’re talking about, purchased online and shipped via DHL to your door.

I can understand if you go physically shopping somewhere, try a few gowns on and find one you like, then buy it online for cheaper than the store price – I do this with heaps of my purchases. But I’m not sure I could go straight to online.

Anyways, rant over – if you are looking to buy a dress online here are some of my tips:

Know what you want:

If you know exactly what you want in terms of style or you’ve seen gowns by a particular designer in person before then this makes shopping online easier.

Check the size chat:

Most online stores will include a size chart to help you make sure the dress is going to fit. This is never going to be as good as getting something fitted in person it’s as accurate as you can get not in person.

Check the colour:

Often colours can look a little bit different depending on what type of screen you’re looking on, but some retailers will send out a colour card so you can physically see the exact colour it will look like.

Check the terms…

God forbid the dress turns up and is terrible, or not what you wanted – what are your options. Check whether you can return for a refund or only store credit. Who has to pay shipping for the return? You need to know all these things before buying.


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