Updating Your Living Room With Floately

We are now in mid July and Christmas might seem like an age away, but  Autumn will be upon us soon enough, and particularly as September rolls by (where, exactly has this year gone?) we start to think more about getting our homes ready for Christmas. Now, by that, I don’t mean we start sticking the decorations up any time soon, but we do think about the final home improvements of the year, and those little touches that will have the house looking its best.

The most popular room to redecorate and modernise is the living room, which is why you see all those furniture shops who have those never ending sales promising sofas that can be delivered for Christmas. But a living room update doesn’t have to involve lots of new furniture, it can be as simple as adding some new lighting, accessories, plants and candles to give your room a new feel.

Floately is a brand that specialises in contemporary home decor, modern interior design pieces that give any room a luxe, contemporary look. Their floating products including floating Bluetooth speakers, floating lightbulbs and flying lamps are all popular, especially with those who use the #instastyle hashtag. Floately homestyle products will help you update and add style to any room, and you can read on to find some of my key picks from the brand.

Change your lighting

The lights you use in your living room affect the whole ambience of the setting. The Volta levitating light bulb is an absolute talking point to any room that has a modern, or even industrial style setting. It would work on a side table, or even as a pair on a modern mantlepiece.

This is an absolutely stunning piece of design. It casts a warm light that will create a cosy atmosphere in any room, but the fact that it also spins will keep you mesmerised, and will have all visitors to your home enthralled and asking ‘where did you get it?’

Named for Alessandra Volta, this lamp works through a combination of magnets and wireless technology, but it is also strong and built to last with shatterproof glass and contact wires 10 times stronger than an average build. This levitating light bulb is the piece of interior design you didn’t know you needed, but you definitely do, it is just a fantastic item.

Plants

I love plants in the home, but have to admit I’m not that good at keeping them healthy and growing. Floating plants were not something that I had been familiar with, but I must admit I absolutely love the idea of them.

Floately have the Airsai floating plant pot which allows you to add a mystical floating plant to your room. The beauty of the floating plant pot is that it also spins 360 degrees continuously, allowing all your plant access to sunlight, which will help it grow straighter and taller, and will certainly make it a much healthier plant than if it was just stuck in a window in one direction.

There are 4 styles of plant pot, so you can choose one that suits both your plant and decor. But as well as looking super attractive, and proving a talking point, the Airsai offers so much more, as Floately explains:-

Our AIRSAI levitating plant looks very calming and helps create a light atmosphere inside your home or any space. It is designed to help ease anxiety, stabilize emotions, and make people feel more comfortable.

Are you planning to revamp a room this Autumn? If so, and you’re looking for something new and unusual, I would definitely recommend a bit of time looking at all that Floately has to offer. Visit www.floately.com

 

 

Bathroom Luxury And Comfort for Everyone

One of my favourite ways to relax and wind down is to take a hot bath.  With the tub filled with my favourite bubbles from Elemis and Bodhi, with the door locked against the world, and by turning on the hot tap every time the water is in danger of going cold, I can wind away happy hours just relaxing, thinking about absolutely nothing in particular.

In contrast, when I need a quick wake up call, a shower is the way to go. Hot jets of water combined with a zesty shower gel can get the morning started, or can be a pick me up at the end of a long and tiring day. Relaxing or invigorating, it is true that we can take showers and baths for granted, not thinking that for people who suffer from chronic pain and disability, or with mobility problems due to ageing, these things are not so easy, with just getting in and out of the bath/shower a cause for problems. The real shame of this is that soaking in a bath can often be therapeutic for those who do suffer from the aches of chronic pain.

walk-in-baths-mainOne way in which your bathroom can still be a relaxing place which totally agrees with your therapeutic needs is with the addition a walk in shower.  A walk in shower is more easily accessible than one that sits above a bath, and can often accommodate a wheelchair if required. They can also come equipped with a bath seat to add comfort and ease to someone who may struggle with standing for long periods of time, or with balance issues. Walk in showers are an option that can be high quality and tailor made to suit a range of needs and to fit into an array of different sized bathrooms. With the emphasis on quality, but also on appearance, these are items that are not only practical  and helpful, but are luxurious and attractive too, making sure your bathroom is once again a haven of peace and tranquillity, a place to wash away the cares of the day.

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If you struggle with mobility, or need the aid of a walker or wheelchair, look for bathing solutions that offer low level entry for showers, are spacious and roomy, and can contain a shower seat. If a shower is not for you, you can also find baths that offer walk in options,  come in a range of sizes and are perfect for those with chronic pain that is alleviated through hydro-therapy.

Transform Your Bedroom From Fab To Drab!

Summer is just around the corner, and with that in mind, I’m looking at a few Summer resolutions, which you can spruce up your home as June rolls around. In particular, you may find your bedroom needs a bit of TLC in order to make it your dream space.

I have been working with Laura Ashley who have been looking at the key ideas for bedroom transformation for 2018 and have produced some key tips when it comes to bedroom design.

Now, in this post I am going to expand on some ideas to turn your bedroom into your personal sanctuary.

Eliminate all distractions

Sometimes a lot of us find we suffer from lack of sleep – and much of this can be down to having so many distractions in our bedroom. Of course, we’re not suggesting you get rid of your eye candy partner, but rather the digital distractions – smartphones, tablets, laptops and televisions should all be eliminated. This is a bedroom, not a university common room – make it a place of sleep.

 Give your bed some va-va voom

Does your mattress feel like a bed of nails? Does your headboard resemble something from the Depression era? Your bed is the central focus of your room so you need to make it look as appealing as possible. This doesn’t necessarily mean purchasing a whole new suite – you can even jazz it up with something as simple as a headboard. A beautiful metal headboard in chrome can completely change the look of your bed.

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Create the illusion of space

If you’re not blessed with the luxury of extra space, you can make your bedroom look all the bigger by employing a few tips. First off, consider painting or papering your room in brighter colours, which instantly open up a room. Second, think about the first thing your eye is drawn to when you enter the room – is it something big and bulky? Try moving furniture to have smaller items as the point of focus, which will create the illusion of freeing up extra space.

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Make a personal dresser

This is the room where you’ll inevitably be primping and preening yourself, so you should make an effort to have this area of the bedroom looking organised. Put in a cheap dressing table, even if it’s just a side table, and arrange your products neatly around the mirror. Keep it far from the bed if you can to avoid any accidents.

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Add those individual touches

This is particularly fitting if you’re co-habiting with a significant other. While distractions are a no-no, there’s nothing wrong with having a few photos around the place. You could get creative and add some quirky photo frames around the place, filled with personal photos of your favourite memories.