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Unmissable savings

Visit Furniture Village this January for unmissable savings on Handmade Bed Company products and get your sleep and wellbeing off to the best possible start in 2018.   With savings of up to £650 on selected products, the Furniture Village Sale is an unmissable event for anyone looking for a new bed this New Year...

Homegrown

The notions of homegrown and handmade sit well together. It stands to reason that people who care about the source of the things in their lives, are also likely to care about the way those things are made. It's about dignity, quality and quite often a commitment to keeping close to nature. At the Handmade...

Store 44

This week we're extending our congratulations to Furniture Village. Celebrating a brand new store opening in Preston in October, the new store marks an impressive coverage of 44 stores nationally, making Furniture Village the UK's largest independent retailer of its type. Here at the Handmade Bed Company, we're very proud to be a part of...

A natural solution

No one really likes to think about the minuscule bugs, bacteria and debris that we share our beds with every night. But for allergy sufferers, they are hard to ignore. The reality is that bad bacteria are present on a lot of textiles and they multiply quickly because it provides an abundant food source to...

“Sleep is the best meditation”

Now who in their right mind would argue with the Dalai Lama? For those who meditate, meditation can become a way of life, meditation keeps individuals centred and is a place of sanctuary they can return to whenever and wherever they need to. Meditation is undoubtedly an enlightening, health-boosting and powerful life skill. But can...

Getting cranky about sleep

Sleep deprivation has the potential to make all of us a bit cranky from time to time. However recently in India, a group of yoga devotees were so cranky about being woken up, they took their case to the Supreme Court. Covering the case of a sleeping crowd at an event in support of yoga...

DARE TO BE DIFFERENT

Where do you go for inspiration when you want to redecorate? Many people head straight to the pages of leading interiors magazines, Pinterest, online research or the paint catalogues of our favourite hardware stores. These sources will be full of variety, but may not offer anything ‘new’ other than the opportunity to see different colour...

In definition

We live in an information-rich world where the usage and even the meaning and definitions of words can shift according to new forms of expression, advertising or colloquialisms. Sometimes it can be refreshing to investigate the true meanings and origins of words, if nothing else than as a means to provide some anchorage to what...

Time for teens

Teenagers aren't known for their great relationship with sleep, only their reluctance to leave their beds come the morning! With more freedom in every aspect of their lives from socialising, diet, bedtimes and bedtime routines, technology use, coupled with surging hormones, it all pieces together to make a less than picture perfect canvas for teenage...
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