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More Changes That’ll Make A Big Difference To Your Bedroom

More Changes That'll Make A Big Difference To Your Bedroom

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Ah, bedrooms! Bedrooms deserve all your attention. In fact, in many ways, the bedroom is the most important room inside your home. It’s the place where you go to rest so you can wake up ready for a new day. Therefore, homeowners are constantly looking for new ideas to improve the decor and the atmosphere of the bedroom. In a previous article, we already reviewed some of the best changes you can make to create a big difference. Elegant lighting can change the focal point and create a dim ambience before going to bed. Elegant cushions paired with a throw can dress the bed and make it look more appealing. Add a rug by the side of the bed so you can set out of bed in style and with warm feet! The addition of mirrors can add depth and light to the bedroom. Pair photos or artworks with greenery to build a welcoming and soothing atmosphere. 

But that’s not all. There’s so much more you can do to improve your night’s sleep. 

A special bed for your pet

If you have a dog or a cat, you might be familiar with the struggle of sharing the bed with your beloved pet. Pets want to stay close to you, even at night. So, it’s not unexpected for a pet owner to wake up feeling sore and tired after sharing the bed. If you are not comfortable with keeping your pet out of the bedroom, you can consider the addition of a mattress from Pawpedics or a similar brand for your pet. A dog or cat bed can maintain your bond with your pet without having to share the bed!

Make it screen-free

As tempting as it is to watch a film while lying down in bed, you want to keep the TV out of the bedroom. Screen time makes it hard to sleep. The average person watches over 35 hours of TV in a week. That’s approximately 5 hours of TV each day. When you include working hours, you are likely to go to bed late at night and feel tired. Besides, a screen-free room allows for a better and deeper bond with your partner. You can lie down together, make plans for the future, and talk about your days rather than turn on the TV. 

Air purifier

The bedroom contains a lot of allergens and VOCs, ranging from pet dandruff to bedding fabrics. Additionally, mould spores, dust mites, and synthetic materials can also be a source of discomfort. Unfortunately, these issues are invisible to the naked eye, so most people don’t realise how unclean the air is inside the bedroom. A portable air purifier can be crucial to clear the air and preserve your sleep. 

Breathable beddings

Nobody likes to be sweaty at night. The previous heatwave in the UK has made us aware of the essential role of our beddings. Breathable fabrics such as cotton and linen are much better suited for the bedroom. They reduce overheating at night and keep a healthy air circulation around your body. In short, you wake up feeling refreshed. 

It’s time to make your bedroom a sleep haven. Increasing comfort level inside the bedroom doesn’t need to break the bank. Sometimes, it’s the little things such as adding a bed for your dog or changing your bedsheets that can make all the difference. Lie down, relax, and catch up on your zzz. 

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Fun Ways To Get The Whole Family Active

Fun Ways To Get The Whole Family Active
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You work hard to provide for your family. You want them to have the best of everything that you had in childhood, and enjoy opportunities and experiences that you never got as a kid. However, you also want them to get the most out of childhood. Including, perhaps, avoiding temptations and pitfalls that weren’t necessarily applicable in your youth. For instance, while you may have enjoyed movies and video games in childhood, you wouldn’t have had the relentless call of social media, apps and games accessible from the magical plastic and glass rectangle in your pocket. You didn’t have hours of films and TV shows available at a touch of a button. In short, you didn’t have as many reasons to stay on the sofa. And you didn’t face the specific health issues that today’s kids face, with up to 40% of UK children obese in some areas. 

You know you need to get your kids more active. But you don’t want to be a nagging Mum. You want to make taking an interest in health, fitness and wellbeing its own reward. And a great way to do this is by making exercise fun for the whole family. Here are some great ways to get the whole family active before the summer draws to a close…

Invest in your family’s own kit

You want to show that you’re all in this together. So why not make your very own custom Sports Kit just for the family? It’s a great way to compartmentalise your time. When the whole family is in their kit, everyone knows that it’s time to get active!

Create your own back garden Olympics

Needless to say, the 2020 olympics in Tokyo had to be postponed until next year. Still, while the weather’s warm and the back garden’s in bloom, it’s the perfect time to plan your own back garden olympics. With an ostentatious opening ceremony, medals for winners (and maybe even some tasty rewards), and all kinds of events to suit the whole family, it can be the perfect way to spend a sunny weekend in the garden. This blog has some cute idea for events that young kids and adults can enjoy together.  

Balance active time with screen time

You don’t want to be the kind of parent that prohibits screen time. But you want to maintain a good balance of activities. So why not try allowing the kids (and the grown ups) to earn screen time by spending some time doing something more active. Half an hour’s bike ride could be used to earn the same amount of time playing video games, for instance. 

TV night? Mix things up with some ad break exercises

Finally, if you’re serious about getting the whole family fit, any time is an opportunity for a workout. Even the short breaks for ads while the family watches TV together. Bupa has some great ideas for short but intense ad break exercises that will allow the family to burn some calories during TV time and mitigate the health risks of too much sitting.