A bedroom is more than a place to rest your head: it’s a personal sanctuary. And, according to Singapore bedding company Heveya, if you pay attention to these five key elements including selecting bed frames, mattresses, pillows and more, you’re guaranteed a dreamy sleep setup. Read on for some fabulous bedroom ideas!
The 5 key elements of the perfect bedroom
#1 Find the right mattress
Given we spend a third of our lives sleeping, it’s important to choose a mattress to suit our individual needs. But which material is best? Organic latex mattresses are a great choice as they’re made from all-natural, sustainable rubber that conforms to your body shape and weight while simultaneously providing back support. Latex is naturally anti-dust mite and mould-resistant, so it’s perfect for allergy sufferers too.
Another important consideration is mattress firmness and comfort level. While there’s no hard and fast rule, a mattress that’s too soft for you can cause back discomfort, and a mattress that is too hard can lead to painful pressure points. The only true way to know what works for you is to lie down on a few mattresses for 15 minutes each. Heveya has sleep experts to guide you through and even allows you to try out a mattress at home for 100 days, swapping out the inner core for a different firmness if it doesn’t feel quite right.
Selecting the right mattress usually also depends on whether you sleep alone or with a partner – and sometimes you have to yield to your partner’s preferred firmness. Handily, at Heveya you can enclose two single mattresses in a king-size cover. This way, you can both choose your own preferred mattress firmness. Brilliant!
#2 Bed frames are really important
Now you’ve invested time and money sourcing the best mattress, don’t forget about the bed base. If you use a sagging frame, your mattress will sag too! Wooden bed frames are a solid choice as they provide excellent support and stability. Heveya’s Teak Collection includes beautifully handcrafted bedframes with a natural design aesthetic, offering durability, resilience and style. While you’re there, pick up some matching minimalist side tables.
The company also carries ergonomically certified bed frames made from eco-friendly European beech wood. They’re designed to work in synergy with your body and the mattress. Adjustable to raise your head and feet, these types of bed frames are not only super comfortable (hello, Sunday morning breakfast in bed!), they’re also ideal for those with back pain.
#3 Perfect pillows
Are you a back, side or stomach sleeper? The way you sleep will determine whether plush or firm, thin or dense is best for you. On their website, Heveya has a handy pillow finder option where you specify your style of slumber and preferred pillow firmness. Now you can select the correct pillow to ensure spinal alignment and reduce pressure on your neck and upper back. Bye-bye, wry neck!
A fab feature of the latex pillows at Heveya is that they’re moulded in shape. Resilient and durable, no plumping or fluffing is needed, so they’re always looking good. And as all of their pillows are made from natural organic latex, you won’t find yourself sneezing to sleep.
Bring in some bolsters on top of your standard sleeping pillow repertoire for optimal lumber support as you sleep. Side sleepers swear that hugging a bolster can ease aching joints for a heavenly night’s sleep.
#4 Beautiful bedding
Ever lost sleep under thick heavy sheets in steamy Singapore? While high-end sheets never go out of style, it’s important to source light, breathable bedding in our tropical climate. Go for sheets that are made from natural hypoallergenic fibres that are highly breathable and durable.
Heveya’s range of bamboo and linen sheets meet the brief. They come in an eclectic array of colourways, so you can mix and match fitted, flat and duvet sheets to evoke a serene bedroom mood.
Their linen sheets and duvet covers are classic, beautifully textured and made from one hundred percent ethically sourced and organically grown European flax. The luxurious linen look is very on-trend, and has the added benefit of being gorgeously soft – making sliding into bed an absolute joy. The company’s range of high-quality bamboo sheets are incredibly silky and smooth, and deliver a cool night’s sleep. And as both fabrics are biodegradable and eco-friendly, you can slumber all night long with a clear conscience.
#5 Finish the look with aesthetic accessories
Any stylist will tell you that the devil is in the detail. Now you have the first four key bedroom ideas in place, it’s time to apply the finishing touches. A well-placed throw blanket is a great way to inject warmth and personality to the room. A colourful ombre or neutral-toned throw is the perfect accent to complement a rustic, relaxed vibe. And never underestimate the power of a decorative throw pillow (or three!) to elevate the look from cosy nook to luxurious villa-style suite.
A few more lovely bedroom ideas include having a plant on your bedside for a verdant touch, and investing in an indulgent candle or two. And for when it’s time to roll back the duvet, the Heveya Sleep Blend is a soothing blend of natural essential oils to induce a sense of calm to your night-time routine. Soak away the day with a bath and then feel the relaxation kick in as you lounge in a vegan cotton bath robe. As you find yourself drifting off to sleep in your divine new boudoir, why not slip on a soft bamboo eye mask to wick away moisture and usher in a peaceful night’s sleep? Bliss!
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This article first appeared in the August 2023 edition of Expat Living. You can purchase the latest issue or subscribe, so you never miss a copy!
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