In­vest in lasting pieces for com­fort

Life & Style Weekend - - HOME - with Tracey Hordern

Wlong-term HILEare the style. some home in­te­rior main­stays.that trend­sare worth come They in­vestin­gan­dare itemsgo, therein for for most in­vest­ingFirstly,of us ev­ery­onein spend qual­itya need­sthird­will serveof a our good you lives bed. well in Givenin our the beds,that long term. in­te­gralI wouldto this also in­vest­ment.add that qual­i­tyS­tart by bed­ding com­mit­tingis to only us­ing pure fab­rics, pure cot­ton in the high­est thread count you can af­ford and pure, stone-washed, Ir­ish linen. It’s sim­ply the best way to start and fin­ish your day.

Se­condly, a re­ally de­cent sofa is indis­pens­able for com­fort at home. Buy well and your sofa should last 10–20 years, de­pend­ing on whether you have chil­dren and pets. If you share your home with ei­ther of th­ese, you’re def­i­nitely bet­ter off choos­ing a sofa in a hard-work­ing fab­ric and in a dark colour.

And thirdly, you re­ally know when you’ve grown up when you in­vest in – not buy – a qual­ity rug. Heck, if you buy well enough, your rug can ac­tu­ally ap­pre­ci­ate in value! Ob­vi­ously I’m re­fer­ring to an an­tique rug that is hand wo­ven in pure silk or wool.

Es­sen­tially there are two types of rugs, ma­chine made and hand wo­ven rugs. An easy way to spot a ma­chine-made rug is by ex­am­in­ing the fringe. If it is sewn onto the rug, the rug is ma­chine-made.

With a hand­made rug, the fringe is ac­tu­ally the warp strings and as such, the fringe is an in­te­gral part of the rug, rather than an added or­na­men­ta­tion.

BEDS, SO­FAS, RUGS ARE KEY ITEMS FOR HAPPY HOMES ◗ A bed fea­tur­ing stone-washed, pure Ir­ish linen sheets and ac­ces­sories by Miss Molly. PHOTO: MISS MOLLY PURE LINEN AT: MISSMOLLY.COM.AU

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