Having Trouble Sleeping? Here’s a Guide to Getting Better Sleep

Many people have trouble sleeping, and this common issue may be caused by similar issues. By looking at a few of the reasons, you can start to see how small changes around your home can make all the difference. This post lists some of the changes you can make in your home to improve your ability to sleep.

Create Regular Sleeping Habits to Get Better Sleep

Human beings tend to do better with most things when they follow a routine. Sleep is no different. Creating a sleep pattern can help attune your body to sleeping and waking at the right times. Read More

Treat Guests to the Lap of Luxury With These Tips for Creating the Ultimate Guest Bedroom

Now that you have set up your beautiful home, you cannot wait to begin hosting houseguests. Whether you are looking forward to inviting your mom to visit or just know that your old college roommate will be traveling to your city for work soon, setting up the ultimate guest room is next on your to-do list.

The best thing about setting up a guest room is that you get to splurge on items that you know will stand the test of time. Plus, pampering your loved ones is one of your specialties. Since every guest should be treated like a VIP, make sure to include these items for creating a room where your guests can lounge in the lap of luxury. Read More

What’s the Deal with Throw Pillows?

What’s the Deal with Throw Pillows?

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Decorative throw pillows can add a touch of comfort, style, and whimsy to your home. However, you might look at all the options and wonder why there are so many choices. This helpful guide will breakdown what you need to know to make the right selection.

Size

The size of throw pillows you choose should be determined by the size of your furniture. The average size, which is between 16”-24″x 16”-24,” will work for a larger sofa. Oversized pillows create a comfy, lounge feel, but should be reserved for really large furniture with ample seating room. If your sofa is modern and compact, or you need a pillow for a delicate side chair, go for a smaller one, otherwise you will have to remove them to sit comfortably.

Filling

The typical fillings for pillows are feather, foam, or a synthetic mix. Synthetics maintain the shape of the pillow quite well and are cheaper than goose down, which is much softer and better quality. When selecting a filing, consider how you will use the pillows. Are they going to be leaned on or are you using them as decoration only? Cheap fillers stuffed with loose foam will break down from frequent use.

Quantity

While a good rule of thumb is to go for an odd number of pillows, there’s nothing wrong with a symmetrical look. A more important consideration is how many will be suitable for the size of your furniture. There is such a thing as too many throw pillows. On a very large sofa, five decorative pillows will work, but most couches look best with just three. For a small chair, choose one pillow. For loveseats, go with two.

Shape

There are four basic pillow shapes – bolsters, squares, rectangles and rounds. Square pillows will provide the best full-back comfort if you need it to support your body while lounging. Also, consider the aesthetics of your furniture. Sofas with sharp lines can be softened up with round pillow, while round, large squares will give a balanced look to a rounded couch. If you can’t decide what size to choose, go for a mixture of two or three shapes.

At Opulence of Southern Pines, we have a wide variety of decorative pillows for your bed, couch and other areas of your home. Visit our online store to see our full selection.

Iosis Throw Pillows, French Decorative Tapestry Pillows

Iosis Throw Pillows, French Decorative Tapestry Pillows

The Duxiana Difference

The DUX Bed- Duxiana’s DUX bed is touted as a “vehicle for wellbeing.” Designed with a unique continuous coil system, the DUX bed adjusts to both the shape of your body as well as your movement during sleep.

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While most people are aware that a lack of quality sleep can cause mood swings, grogginess, and irritability, according to WebMD, it can also lead to serious health issues including heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and diabetes. This is why it is so important to carefully select your bed.

  • Body contouring – The DUX bed conforms to your hips and shoulders while adequately supporting your lower back, allowing your spine to sit in its natural position. This takes any undue strain off muscles so you can enjoy a Duxbedrestful and restorative night’s sleep.
  • Lumbar support – The DUX bed includes an adjustable lumbar system to provide extra support and comfort right where you need it most.
  • Continuous coil – This high performance system is designed with over 4,000 interconnected springs that provide support to the entire body and distribute pressure evenly.
  • Deep sleep – The DUX bed sleep technology allows you to enjoy deep and restful sleep the entire night.
  • Customizable support – Because everyone is different, the DUX Pascal system allows you to create the support combination you require for optimal sleep. Customize your bed using our interchangeable cassettes with a variety of sleep tensions.
  • Eco-friendly – The DUX interchangeable design not only allows customization, but it also enables you to change only the parts of your mattress that need updating. No need to throw out the entire unit, simply remove the worn section and replace.
  • 90 years in the making – the DUX sleep system is backed by 90 years of research and development.

At Opulence of Southern Pines, we are proud to offer our customer the technologically advanced DUX bed from Duxiana. And, for a limited time, we are offering 20% off all down products and fine European linens. Visit our website to learn more or shop online. Coupon code: DUXLINENSALE. The sale ends January 31, 2017- shop today!

Create a Luxury Sleeping Environment

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The Duxiana Bed

Sleep plays an important role in both physical and mental health.  When we suffer from a bad night of sleep, it effects our functionality, mood, appetite and immune system.  A bedroom should be the most luxurious and personal space in any home.  Creating an appropriate bedroom environment will help you fall asleep and stay asleep!  To ensure a great night’s sleep every night, follow these tips for creating the perfect atmosphere in your bedroom.

Darkness – A dark environment helps set the right atmosphere to sleep.  Invest in dark colored shutters, shades or blinds that will effectively keep out morning light.

Temperature – Not too hot, not too cold.  Keeping your room at the perfect temperature (65 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit) will help your body induce sleep.

Décor – Make your bedroom a relaxing haven by cleaning out anything that is distracting.  Remove clutter, messy paperwork and anything work-related.  Decorate with neutral colors like white, tan, and gray.     

Ambiance – Create ambiance in your room with low lighting, soothing aromas and relaxing scents.  Opulence of Southern Pines offers a number of home fragrances, lotions, diffusers and candles that are great ways to stimulate comfort and relaxation.

Function – What do you use your bed for?  Many people lay in bed to watch TV, work on their laptop, browse their smartphone and even eat dinner.  The only function your bed should be used for is sleeping and relaxation.  A great way to ensure this is by removing distracting technology from the bedroom.

Comfort – Invest in comfort with a luxury mattress, padded pillow and bedding from Opulence of Southern Pines.  We provide a range of luxurious items that will enhance your sleep including cashmere throw blankets, high-thread count duvet and sheets, down pillows, and comfortable sleepwear.  We carry luxurious bedding from brands like Abyss and Habidecor, PJ Harlow, Sferra and DUXIANA.

You spend one third of your life in bed, why not spend it in luxury?  Opulence of Southern Pines and DUXIANA offers a wide assortment of luxury items and high end products that will allow your body to repair, rebuild and restore through quality sleep.  With two convenient locations in Southern Pines and Raleigh, we welcome guests to visit our stores our browse our online inventory!

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Everyone Deserves a Bit of Opulence in Their Life.

We now have our own Blog for Opulence of Southern Pines & DUXIANA of Southern Pines.  Stay tuned each month for interesting posts on how to experience luxury living.  We will discuss everything from restorative sleep and all the luxuries needed for the bed.  

We will have topic discussions on how to choose the best luxury bath linens and table linens for your personal and family needs. We will explain the benefits and differences between Egyptian Long Staple Cotton versus traditional cottons.

Opulence of Southern Pines carries designer sleepwear and loungewear primarily made from either Egyptian cotton or Bamboo and we will do our best to explain the benefits of the fabrics. 

Home and personal fragrances and men’s traditional shaving accessories, are all very personal and important aspects of one’s life. We will help you navigate through the many choices to match your needs.

Topics on bath accessories, baby wear and how to choose the perfect exquisite gift will all be discussed in future posts!

We will explain the benefits of the DUXIANA bed for your restorative sleep compared to conventional coil mattresses. The DUX bed is the Bed for Life and has over 90 years of research on the correct support and perfect posture in bed which all enhance your over all wellness. The importance to a good night sleep is second to none for having a healthy life.

Sleep well and stay tuned for our monthly blogs.

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