Last week we were invited to the brand new Next home and garden store at Cribb’s Causeway, Bristol.
It’s the only store of theirs to focus entirely on interior design and garden, it is also the first store to feature a Next Bedshop. They’ve dedicated a large part of the 31,000 sq.ft space to set up lots of beds so you can try them out to make sure you buy one that is right for you.
While we were there a sleep expert (Sammy Margo, author of The Good Sleep Guide) gave a talk on how important sleep is as well as giving us some tips on how we could improve our lives / bedrooms to aid a good night’s sleep.
I learnt that Mr C has a ‘broken’ pillow, if you fold it in half and put a trainer on top then it should pop open, if it doesn’t then it’s broken. I also learnt that I should be using different tog duvets in winter and summer, we tend to just use one all year round! Really we could do with one that has two halves each with a different tog rating as I’m always hot and Mr C is always cold.
We were also shown how to find the right bed for our body shape which was interesting, women need soft beds that support the curves of their bodies. I checked mine when I got home and luckily it was fine.
For men it’s not as much of a problem as they tend to go straight down instead of having curves. When checking pillows it’s important to make sure that they fit in the space between your head and edge of your shoulder. If you have one that elevates your head or means your head is dropping then it’s not very good for your neck.
Tiger doing his crazed monkey impression!
The girls weren’t too interested in the talk but they did love jumping up and down on the beds!
Afterwards we were given a gift voucher to go shopping.
The kid’s furniture range is so lovely, Cherry needs a new bed soon and she was very taken with this white bunk bed.
Downstairs was where I found something to spend my voucher on: a kettle! Not very exciting but we needed a new one and the one I chose is transparent, I don’t know why this excites me so much but it does! We all stood and watched the water boil when I got home. Who’d have thought a kettle could double up as a source of family entertainment?!
The store sells a massive range of products such as decking, sheds, paint, plants, outdoor furniture, lighting, bedroom textiles, the list goes on. I will definitely be back to visit again soon.
If you would like to know more about the store then you can do so HERE.
We were invited to spend the day with Next, given a voucher to spend and taken out for lunch but all of the words and opinions are my own.