7 Tiny Bedroom Tweaks That’ll Have A HUGE Impact On Your Sleep

Get a better night sleep with barely any effort (or money).

Sleeping In: The Best Canopy Bed Inspiration

A big, comfy bed is on all of our agendas, so why not splurge a little with a canopy-style for the bedroom? They are definitely the main focus of any room and evoke a classic style that also fits in with many contemporary design aesthetics. Browse from a few of our favourite canopy beds below to get inspired for your own room!

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Try thin, white curtains to bring some modern edge to your canopy bed. This bed comes with lamps attached to the canopy for easy access!

Sleeping In: The Best Canopy Bed Inspiration


Who else likes their bed comfy with a touch of wanderlust? This modem canopy bed is every travellers dream, equipped with a dream catcher and clean white linen.

Sleeping In: The Best Canopy Bed Inspiration


For an effortless summer bedroom, skip the heavy throws in favour of light linen for your canopy. Not only is it breathable, but it requires no ironing either!

Sleeping In: The Best Canopy Bed Inspiration


Any loft apartment isn’t completed without a beautiful bed, so why not make it a canopy bed? This is one of our favourites, since it isn’t your traditional style, and the curtains are instead draped over the top for an effortless look.

Sleeping In: The Best Canopy Bed Inspiration


If you’re designing the ultimate day bed for summer, why not transform it into a canopy bed? It can keep away those pesky insects during the evening and looks amazing during the day!

Sleeping In: The Best Canopy Bed Inspiration

Which canopy bed is your favourite? We can’t go past the loft in #4!

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Setting The Mood – Candles For Your Home

If you’re a candle fiend like us here at SHESAID, then you know exactly how one single candle can change the mood of your entire home. Whether you love a classic oriental scent, prefer something sweeter, or simply want to try something new, know that we’ve got your back!

Shop our favourite candles below, and share with us some of your own.

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Diptyque Baies Candle, $78

Probably the most famous candle from the entire Diptyque collection, Baies is known for it’s fruity undertones. Essentially the candle is made up of fresh berries; blueberries, blackberries, and delicious strawberries for a strong aromatic scent perfect for any room of the house.

After you’re done, clean out the wax and use it as storage for your makeup brushes!

Setting The Mood: Candles For Your Home

Recendo Day Scented Candle in XVIII, $25

Easily one of our favourite up-and-coming designers, Recendo is a Brooklyn born and bred company which creates unique soy wax scents for the home or office. Whether you want a candle for the day or night, they’ve got you covered! Our favourite has got to be XVIII which combines white musk, pink bubble gum, and even Cabernet Sauvignon for a fresh, wholesome aroma.

Setting The Mood: Candles For Your Home

Glasshouse Fragrances Triple-Scented Candles in Tahaa, $39.95

A triple scented candle which is packed with notes of coconut and frankincense for a truly delicious fragrance. Not only is Tahaa perfect for creating a warm atmosphere for those crisp winter nights, the soft coconut scent is also ideal if you want something fresh during the summer.

Setting The Mood: Candles For Your Home

Jo Malone Wild Fig and Cassis Home Candle, $85

If you’re looking to splurge on yourself, Jo Malone makes some of the most aromatic scents we’ve ever had the pleasure of burning! Transform your home into a delicious fruit basket with the iconic fig and cassis candle. Burn time is 45 hours for those days where you just cannot get enough!

Setting The Mood: Candles For Your Home

Byredo Parfums Bohemia Fragranced Candle, $95

Show off your knowledge of Scandinavian style with one of the most popular fragrance houses in Europe. Byredo makes concentrated candles which burn consistently, smell absolutely amazing, and can be used long after the wick has burnt out.

Setting The Mood: Candles For Your Home

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How To Choose The Right Rug For Your Room

There’s no denying the power of a perfect rug. This soft flooring solution has the ability to add colour, texture, and pattern to your home, and with winter on our doorstep, there’s no better time than now to start considering this cosy warmer. Here’s a round up of the need-to-know details when it comes to choosing the right one.

Sizing guide

Start by sizing up your space and determining the result you’re after. Are you looking to fill a whole space or define an area in a larger room? Once this is established, you can shop with confidence. Consider rugs at 250cm x 350cm on average for large rooms, 160cm x 230cm on average for small rooms, and generally 300cm x 80cm for hall runners.

Living room

For an expansive feel, choose a large rug that allows all furniture to sit atop. Alternatively, simply rest the front legs of your seating on the rug to unify and frame the space. And for a pop of colour or pattern, consider a smaller addition that floats in the centre of your living room. Choose a soft finish that’s cosy to relax with such as a shag or wool rug.

Dining room

Rugs will need to be large enough to accommodate a dining chair in its pulled out position. Generally you’ll need 30cm past the back leg of the chair to do this. A flat weave rug is a durable and easy-to-clean option for this space, and it’s the smoothest for sliding chairs.


Position a rug halfway or two thirds down your bed so it pops generously out either side. Alternatively, mix and match runners along the sides and/or foot of the bed for cosy underfoot comfort. This is especially luxurious in winter for those with floorboards who wish to avoid a cold surface when stepping out of bed to start the day. Consider sisal, lambskin, cut pile, or shag rugs for this room.

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Winter Homewares To Bring Light And Colour Into Your Home

The winter season is a great time of year to stay in your comfort zone and create an inviting warm nest in your home. Banish the winter blues with a shopping spree to transform your abode into an oasis that says ‘hibernation’. Snuggly blankets, bright cushions, romantic candles and woolly rugs are all a hit in winter.

Winter doesn’t have to be the gloomy season, bring a bit of fun and colour to your home with these helpful tips…

Brighten up your mood in the living room with a new throw rug and a few comfy cushions. Find a vibrant colour or pattern that compliments your couch and suits the surroundings in the room. When selecting these items, keep an eye out for those with a bold pattern or texture. We love woolly throw rugs as they look inviting and they’re great to snuggle up in on those lazy Sunday mornings. Make sure you don’t overdo it though; know when you have enough for comfort and colour.

Tip: if you’re daring, go for a bold bright colour that contrasts with your couch and embrace clashing colours!

The kitchen can feel like the room where you spend majority of your time – timeless family moments and memorable cooking creations come to life in the kitchen. Bring some colour into your space with bright feature pieces – choose a bright fruit bowl, or accessorise with colourful appliances. A few indoor plants or flowers will instantly give your kitchen the cheerful lift it needs in winter. Add life to your cooking surrounds with a herb garden, which will grow all year round and provide you with fresh delicious herbs to add to your family meals!

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Add a bit of warmth to the bedroom with a welcoming rug, they are a great way to introduce playfulness and fun into a room. Don’t skimp on size though, the biggest mistake made when purchasing a rug is selecting a style that either boxes in your room or makes it look too sparse.

Tip: To centre your room, ensure you leave the same amount of floor space on all sides of the rug.

Candles are also a great addition to the bedroom, adding a sense of warmth, atmosphere and winter cosiness. And just like that, winter is already a little brighter!

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Get Lucky This Long Weekend

Make this long weekend all about getting busy. No, we’re not talking about home renos or family barbecues, it’s all about letting loose in the bedroom. The Queen’s Birthday long weekend can be hectic and, by the end of it, we often find ourselves asking how the time flew by. This year, make the most of your extra day off by reigniting passion with the king of your castle. If you haven’t already made plans, now is the time to set up a romantic weekend for two, and here are a few ideas to get you started:

Add some youthful fun

Why not dress for the occasion? Maybe channeling Queen Liz isn’t on your hot list but think about what you both like and channel a new persona. It’ll be sure to add a little extra spice to your foreplay fun.

Try a toy

Sex can strain a relationship if only one partner is reaching orgasm consistently. Try a toy that lets you share the pleasure! We-Vibe 4 is the world’s number one couples vibrator. She wears it for extra stimulation to her clitoris and G-spot, he fits in underneath and together you both share the vibe. It is scientifically designed for couples looking to boost their intimacy and maintain a healthy sexual connection. You really will experience sex like never before.

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Spoil each other

The weekend will be over before you know it, so take the time to enjoy it together! Reconnect and create some fab memories. Remember to listen and learn – this is key in relationships. You want to understand what you partner likes, and when they like it! Treat each other to sensual massages or a special candle-lit feast to warm up the temperature and send the romantic sparks flying.

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The Simple Solution To Winter Bedroom Bliss

We’ve championed the idea of instant bedroom updates with fresh quilt covers and cushions in on-trend shades. But what about that all important winter warmth? What’s the go-to accessory when it comes to making an affordable decorative statement in the bedroom with the added benefit of inviting texture? A rug!

You’ll love the instant underfoot warmth a rug brings. Bedrooms with floorboards in particularly will benefit from this cosy comfort that eliminates cold winter surfaces. You’ll revel in a fresh injection of colour and texture to reinvent the space, and admire its a ability to seamlessly frame your room, tying furniture and decorative elements together for a complete look.

Sizing and style
‘The softer the better when it comes to bedroom rugs,’ says The Home rug buyer Emma Blomfield, who suggests opting for a thick pile rug for an indulgent touch. When it comes to size, you’ll want to work with 200 x 300cm and above for queen and king beds. Measure up your space for a clear understanding of what you’re after before you hit the computer to shop.

Position a rug halfway or two thirds down your bed so it pops generously out either side. Alternatively, mix and match runners along the sides and/or foot of the bed for a soft spot to land when you wake up. If you have a bench or seating area at the end of your bed, you’ll want to consider a larger rug to ensure these furniture items sit atop it, too.

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How To Revamp Your Bedroom

One of the easiest ways to reinvent a room is with a fresh coat of paint! And we decided the best way to prove this point was to show it to you in action. This dramatic bedroom makeover showcases the impact of a fresh coat when it comes to instant bedroom transformations.


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  • Wattyl paint in Ocean Dive for fresh colour injection
  • The inclusion of artwork adds source of inspiration for room’s colour scheme
  • Patterned rug infuses inviting texture
  • Functional and stylish lamp update

Wattyl paint in Ocean Dive E71W supplied by Masters Home Improvement at Chullora. 

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