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Crafting the Perfect Sleep Routine

If you're looking to drop off sooner, stay asleep, and wake up rejuvenated, the key may be tweaking your sleep routine. Chances are you already have some sort of nighttime routine put into place, which may include watching reruns of The Sopranos, washing your face, or reading a book, but unless you have put specific thought into this daily regime, it may not be the best prelude to quality sleep. Luckily, remedying your sleep routine is probably easier than you think. Turn Off the Technology While it can be convenient to get notified as soon as an email hits your...

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Clocking Orange: Creativity and Energy

Clocking Orange: Creativity and Energy

When it comes to orange, we've observed two types of people: the person that naturally buys and displays orange abundantly, and the person who envies that person. There’s no question, it’s daring and effortless and speaks to self-confidence. We spend our lives around colour at MILOU MILOU, and in the first our colour psychology series we look at how incorporating the colour orange into your home can impact your mood, mind, and even your eating habits. MEANING  Colour psychology tells us orange is an energetic and stimulating colour, one which people tend to associate with words like uplifting, rejuvenating, happy, warm, and fresh. We...

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Bringing The Outside In

Bringing The Outside In

Bringing the earth to your inside spaces means instantly increasing your sense of serenity - the planet can ground us, and living sustainability and peacefully means utilising (responsibility and renewably) earth’s own assets. There are plenty of non-living natural materials that can warm up your home - off course timber, straw-strung chairs, unglazed or matte floor tiles, stone or ceramic sculpture, jute rugs, or landscape photography. Adding accents of these through furniture and object brings the calm rawness of earth into the home. Indoor gardening is an essential component of interior styling, and offers many benefits from mood boost, to...

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Art Between The Sheets

Art Between The Sheets

Art adds depth and sophistication to any home. Friends bond, explore and deepen connections over art. Your collection and placement says a lot about your personality, beliefs, and interests and it’s presence brings texture or colour to micro spaces around your home. There are opportunities to showcase our artistic flair and curatorial prowess over and above wall art. Creating your perfect space and dressing your bed in well chosen fabrics is a fresh way to bring your passion for art and design into your home. Recently bed linen has been elevated in importance, visibility and quality, and waking up to...

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100% Pure - The Advantages of Linen Over Cotton

100% Pure - The Advantages of Linen Over Cotton

Linen - an ode. This covetable fabric presents so many benefits to one's sleep environment, it trumps cotton, wool and bamboo on every level. It's also extremely low maintenance, requires less washing than other bedding, and dries quickly in the sun So why does linen cost more? While being more sustainable in production that cotton, or other fabrics used for bedding, the production from plant to bedding is reasonably laborious, and it's more difficult to spin than cotton.  But, investing in linen pays dividends. Let's look at some of the ways linen is scientifically known to improve sleep, overall health, and it's remarkable...

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