True colours

Finding inspiration to redecorate your bedroom can be difficult.   Our bedrooms are a personal, intimate and sanctuary-like space. A space where we needn't worry about keeping up with the Joneses in terms of decor. A space where we want to be able to feel relaxed. A space where we want to feel calm.  ...

Hush little baby

Parents and care givers have sung lullabies to their babes for as long as social history can remember.   And for good reason. The soothing effect of singing to babies has been well documented, lullabies have been proven to ease pain and send babies to sleep, and, way before language comes into play, singing can...

Top drawer

As you store yourself under your covers at night have your ever given thought to that pile of ‘stuff’ that lives in the corner of your bedroom?   Finding discreet and sufficient storage is something of a modern day obsession in our homes.   When you buy a Millbrook Bed, our traditional approach to hand-making...

Food and fibre

The cotton plant is a unique plant in our world. How many other plants can you think of that feed and clothe us? Cotton is a much bigger deal than we give thought to in this respect and in other senses too. A key fabric in our clothes and woven into the fabric of our...

Headboard candy

Our beds are the natural focal point for our bedrooms and, here at Millbrook Beds, we wouldn't have it any other way. And with our beds therefore often determining the feature wall for our bedrooms, most of us like to incorporate some personal or decorative touches to the space above our headboards into the design...

News night – part II

This week's blog is focussing on news and the relationship between the news and our sleep. Good news can be hard to come by and it can feel like bad - even frightening - news surrounds us. This can not only contribute to the average person’s stress levels (let alone individuals affected by mental health...

News night – part I

It's no news that the news taps into our fears. Whether your fears centre around domestic security issues, crime, disease, disaster, terrorism or the kind of world our children will grow up to live in, whatever your fears in life, there's been plenty in the news in recent weeks to keep us awake at night....

No place like home

When we see or hear the saying ‘there's no place like home’, it mostly brings to mind the cultural reference of the 1939 classic film The Wizard of Oz. However it's a phrase so ingrained in many cultures, there will be many people that wouldn't necessarily associate the phrase with any one source.   In...

The late shift

Most hay fever sufferers will testify to the fact that there are few times of the day when they get much relief from their hay fever symptoms. But, for many, their symptoms intensify during the evening hours, a bit like a hay fever ‘late shift’ comes on to purposefully interfere with their sleep.   There...

The craft

'Craftsmanship isn't like water in an earthen pot, to be taken out by the dipperful until it's empty. No, the more drawn out the more remains.' Lloyd Alexander These wise words were spoken by Lloyd Alexander. As a famous American multi award-winning author of fantasy books for children and young people, it's fair to say...
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