When Mother Teresa received the Nobel Prize, she was asked, “What can we do to promote world peace?” She answered “Go home and love your family.”
Babies are lovely to hug
Kids, particularly small ones, are just so cute to hug.
It makes kids smarter
Research shows that children whose parents demonstrate love to them verses children whose parents don’t, actually have bigger brains Hugging may not raise their IQ, but it’ll help them get the most out of it. And that will be good for them, their future family, and the spheres in which they will move as adults.
It releases good chemicals
Physical contact releases a certain chemical in the brain that promotes happiness and lower stress hormones. Cuddling and hugging can literally put you in a better mood. If you’ve had a tough day, or if your kids are pushing the envelope and you to your limit, a good way to stop and reset the home atmosphere is to cuddle.
It communicates love
It is one way – out of many – that confirms your love for them.
It establishes a connection
A good way to reconnect with the kids is through a big hug. It says, “I’ll slow down and just be with you.”
At the end of a long day, a good ‘schnuggle’ before bedtime says, “I am here for you.”
Kids need it
Everyone, but particularly younger children, need to be cuddled. They need physical touch. They need comfort. They need a safe place close to their real life heroes when they feel scared or nervous.
Have a look here for the right bed for your family cuddles any time of the day or night!
Say goodbye to beige. The new look for 2017 will be pure drama with deep jewel colours with mixed patterns and texture, texture, texture such as pleating and folding of velvets and cottons.
So let’s see what’s trending this year.
Warm materials such as terracotta tiles will replace currently popular cool and white tones.
Unlike in the 80s, they aren’t used as border tiles. Instead they will have a natural matte finish and be used as feature walls in bathrooms or for cladding fireplaces.
You heard it here first – cork is making a comeback.
Not only is cork a stylish material idea that adds warmth and texture to spaces, it’s also ideal for absorbing noise in our increasingly large, open plan homes.
Cork could be used to clad entire walls in the home office and used to pin notes to.”
Dark shades of green will become the new must-have dark interior colour as we say goodbye to navy and midnight blues.
Used in a feature armchair or cushions and decor items as an accent, it adds depth and can bring in the colours from the outdoors.
4. Upholstered bedheads
Beds will change dramatically in 2017, with upholstered bed heads set to replace the timber bed frames currently dominating the market.
Whether you opt for the classic model in neutral colour with buttons, or a plush one in velvet, a bedhead is an easy way to update and add instant glamour to a bedroom.
Homes with nooks and places to retrieve will become more popular as humans react to our increasingly technological lives.
With an ever-increasing amount of time spent in front of a computer or smartphone screen during the day…there will be a greater desire to create spaces in our lives devoid of digital distraction,
Relaxed furniture and materials will follow suit, from deep sofas with linen slip covers, to oversized love seats, day beds, Icelandic sheepskins, chunky knit wool rugs and floor cushions.
6. Jewel tones
While pastel shades of pink and blue are currently having their day in the sun, they will soon be overtaken by jewel tones inspired by metals, space, stars, clouds and the cosmos.
Transparent fabrics, floaty silks and sheers will create a lightness and soft romantic element to this trend, which embodies an optimism for where we have come from and where we are headed.
Here’s what Ann had to say when we told her she’d won:
“Well what can I say, what a lovely new year surprise! I always enter competitions and never win a thing, so I am over the moon! Now just to decide what to spend the vouchers on!!”
If you have entered yet click HERE to find out what you have to do…and good luck.
Are you in the market for some new furniture?
Maybe your sofa is a bit old and you have some leftover dining chairs; perhaps you’d like a nice armchair or two and some tables. Perhaps that bad back of yours has something to do with your old mattress and bed.
Lots of people have gone for ‘cheap and new’ furniture in the past, but have been disappointed by its lack of durability.
This time you’d like to try buying higher-quality but it has to be at the right price, doesn’t it?
That’s where our WINTER SALE comes in:
Living and Dining
– shop for your favourite brand; Corndell, Bentley Alstons, Morris, Welcome, Willis & Gambier, Winsor
Bedrooms and Mattress
– shop for your favourite brand; Silent Night, Kingstown, Rest Assured, Sealy
Sofas and Upholstery
– shop for your favourite brand; G Plan, Alstons, Sherbourne.
Shop for your favourite brands in our WINTER SALE and save up to 50%. Start the New Year with a new look for your LIVING ROOM, DINING ROOM and BEDROOM and save hundreds of pounds.
No sales madness here at The Old Mill, it’s stress-free shopping and free parking. What more could you want?