Lexington's new bedding and bathroom collection, the Urban Collective Collection, (above) encapsulates the style with aplomb. The company has found inspiration in New York, more specifically Brooklyn, and, as everybody knows, New York never goes out of fashion. The Urban Collective Collection consist of a poplin bedding in three colours, white, grey and green, a graphic sham, bedspreads, throws, terry towels in white and grey and a bathrobe. The range has a pared-back feel, incorporating sober hues against crisp white, all given a lift by a flash of deep mustardy green and subtle stripes and pattern. It's designed to appeal to young, sophisticated and vibrant urbanites, who are keen to invest in high-quality pieces that will stand the test of time.
‘This is an amazing result, as there are receptors in the retina of our eyes, which are most sensitive to the colour blue,' says Chris Idzikowski, Sleep Expert at the Edinburgh Sleep Centre. ‘These receptors feed information into an area deep in our brain that controls 24-hour rhythms and affects how we perform and feel during the day.'
For a truly restful night, buy the best bed you can afford. And take your time when choosing, since practicality is as important as good looks. A bedstead creates an instant style statement for the country bedroom, and can be matched with a variety of mattresses. Divan beds offer flexibility go for a sprung base for extra comfort, or try a bed that raises into positions for sitting and reclining.
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For a compact bedroom short of clothes storage, choose this divan bed with two integrated beech drawers. Its pocket-sprung mattress has a layer of memory wool filling for extra comfort and support. Also available with four drawers or ottoman storage. Windsor Memory 2800 double bed, £1,069; headboard, £129, Rest Assured.
Other colours with a positive effect include yellow, which creates a warm and cosy atmosphere, stimulates the nervous system and aids relaxation. Green also creates a restful, calming environment, essential to inducing sleep. It's not surprising that blue came out top in the study,' says Colour Therapy and Holistic Interior Design Consultant, Suzy Chiazzari. Psychologically we relate blue to calm waters and blue sky, which we find very soothing.