There’s something comforting about snuggling up under a warm wool quilt or kicking back in cotton sheets, and your go-natural approach doesn’t have to end there. There are a host of options for going natural in the bedroom that will ensure you get a perfect, uninterrupted night’s sleep. Whether you suffer allergies or just like the crisp feel of using natural products, the bedroom is the perfect place to employ the use of natural fibres.
Renowned for its anti-allergen and insulation properties, wool is one of the go-to products for the boudoir whether you utilise wool quilts, pillows or underlays. Wool bedding comes in a variety of weights and paddings, meaning it’s easy to select the perfect product to suit your sleeping arrangements. Wool product companies such as MiniJumbuk specialise in wool bedding so it’s worth checking out the MiniJumbuk website; for some ideas and advice.
Some of the great features of wool are that it’s very easy to care for, tends not to retain moisture and, if looked after, will serve you for many years to come. And while we’re talking wool, don’t forget woollen rugs and carpets. Natural fibre flooring also deters dust mites and has a beautiful look.
Like wool, feather and down bedding has great insulation and hygiene qualities, and is also easy to care for. Whether used for quilts or pillows, feather and down provides great warmth for its weight and re-plumps to shape readily. As a natural fibre, it resists moisture and dust mites, making it another perfect option for those with allergies and asthma.
Crisp, clean, cotton sheets have to be one of life’s little luxuries and are a must-have for the bedroom. Cotton breathes well, so is perfect for bedding as it draws moisture away from your skin. While cool on warm nights, it also helps retain warmth when the weather’s chillier. Like wool, cotton is a hypo-allergenic fabric, meaning it’s great for allergy sufferers and those with sensitive skin. A good set of cotton sheets will also wash and wear well over time, so check the label to ensure it’s 100 per cent cotton you’re slumbering upon. Likewise, cotton quilt covers are fresh and easy to care for with the same attributes as sheets.
In recent years bamboo has been increasingly used for bed linen and bedding. A readily available resource, bamboo feels like silk, yet is fully breathable. Again bamboo boasts anti-allergen properties and is highly absorbent, making it perfect for hot summer nights. Bamboo is even considered antibacterial due to the structure of the fibres.
Nothing says luxury quite like mohair and a mohair blanket or throw is a beautiful addition to any bedroom. Made from the wool of Angora goats, mohair is soft and renowned for its shine and lustre. Like wool, it has great insulating properties and also repels moisture, keeping it cool in summer.
Not only are natural fibres great for allergy sufferers and renowned for their breathability and moderating temperature, they are more sustainable than their synthetic counterparts. This means you’re not only doing yourself a favour by using them, you’re helping the environment a little as well.
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