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Bedroom Redecoration Simplified

Perhaps you’re at a new phase in life. And being bored with your good old bedroom, you want to redecorate it. Sure, redecorating your room can be a great idea. It is a chance to reflect your personal style and create a look you love. But if you feel at a loss of where to start, that’s okay. Because we’re here to help! These tips can come handy.

Pick a color scheme

This first tip is totally up to you. Picking a color scheme for your bedroom can make your decorating choices a lot easier and decisions more focused. It gives your room a touch of elegance and your individual style. Color will also help you to achieve the feeling you want for your bedroom.

Thoppia cotton bedroom ideas

However, you need to pick the color scheme carefully. Consider the colors and undertones of already existing furniture, cabinetry and flooring. Choose accordingly.

Start with the walls

Play with bedroom walls
Walls play a huge role in home décor and revamp. You can change the color of your walls, or put a fresh coat of the existing color. That too can make a difference.
And don’t keep all the walls blank. Blank walls can look unwelcoming. Put on some artwork. Hang some framed photographs. Grab a stitched cloth from Thoppia and put it on your wall. Add some warmth, color and pattern to your walls.

Spruce up your windows

Your windows can be given a boost with some new curtains and blinds. Get exquisite curtains in linen or 100% cotton. Your children will love to play hide-and-seek behind them! So let the curtains be of natural fabric, soft and safe. And they’re durable. You could get them customised as per your header and size requirements too.

And when you order custom blinds, you won’t have to worry about being stuck with ones that don’t fit. Because you’ll get exactly want you want, as per your specifications.

Make your bed look great

Your bed is probably the largest piece in your bedroom, and the piece you love the most there. So, it deserves to take the center stage. The bed covering and pillow shams make the largest difference, so we suggest you start with them. Get some new bed sheets. If you’ve chosen a color scheme, shop accordingly. You could choose 100% Cotton sheets. They’re natural, breathable and skin-friendly. Plus, cotton cellulose does not lose strength when wet. So, cotton gets stronger with every wash.

Make your bed look great with Thoppia
Products appearing: Urban Tangerine Cushion cover, Grey Pink Cushion cover

Also get nice duvet covers for your bed. They’re classy and comfortable. And at Thoppia, they come with the goodness of combed cotton. Make your room look elegant, and nestle into the duvet cover after a long day.

Put in a plant, a vase or a lamp

Depending on what you’d like to have at your bedside, put in a plant, a vase or a lamp. All these items can refresh the look of your bedroom and give it a sophisticated feel. Choose any one of them.For a plant, pick a small one. A dash of green can give your room a lift. Plants filter the air, remove pollutants and dust, and humidify the air. You’ll sleep better and feel better. Your room will look nicer too.

For a vase, you don’t have to be a design wizard to create floral arrangements. Just find a pretty vase, glass or jar; and fill it with pretty flowers. You could also choose a table cloth for the table on which you keep the vase. Or turn a stitched cloth into a vase mat.

For a lamp, choose a simple yet elegant one. Bedside lamps are particularly cozy, and they’re useful. Small bedside lamps or even nightlights will do.

Move the furniture a little bit

This tip is one of the easiest ways to change the look of your bedroom, and won’t cost a dime. Just rearrange the furniture in the room. You can put the bed in a corner instead of against a wall. This will also make the room look more spacious.

You have the choice to make your bedroom look as wild and wonderful as you’d like to. So use the above tips, pick what you love, and get going! Enhance the look of your bedroom. Give it the much needed revamp.

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Make your living room feel more relaxing

Make your living room Zen

Today, our lives have become fast paced and frenzied. We hence crave a calm and peaceful space to come home to. Usually, the first space we enter as soon as we set foot into our homes is the living room. That’s why, it’s recommended that you make it look and feel Zen.

Here are a few simple yet useful tips on how you can pervade peace into your living room, sitting room, lounge – or whatever you call it.

De-clutter to de-stress

Whether in your life or in your living room, clearing clutter is essential. Clutter is of two types- the one that gets accumulated and the one that our eyes interpret as visual clutter.

Think of the places in your living room that end up accumulating the most amount of clutter. The coffee table is usually one – what with all the newspapers and magazines. And also those corners where you hide the stuff you no longer use or rarely need. Clearing out such clutter can make a huge difference in your living room.

Thoppia Living Room Styling
Chambray Cotton Cushion covers in Dark and Grey/Mustard colors.

Then you could also minimise the visual clutter. By that we mean the things you added on purpose, and went a little too overboard – perhaps with use of color or pattern, collections or attempts at styling.

Opt for natural, comfortable fabrics

Stick to natural, light and comfortable fabrics for your living room. It is best to use the ones that are 100% Cotton.

The curtains should provide a sense of intimacy, while reducing noise. Go for natural textiles like linen or cotton. Soft, flowing curtains are your best bet. Moreover, floor-to-ceiling curtains look elegant and add a touch of warmth.

Associate them with customized blinds that modulate light, to obtain a different atmosphere. And pay attention to the fixation systems too. You wouldn’t want to fix beautiful curtains on poor or non-matching rods.

Throw a throw

Handwoven Cotton Throw
Kaithari Handwoven Cotton Throw Red/White

A throw is something that adds texture and warmth to any space. It can also make your guests feel more at home. And you’ll love to curl up with it when it’s a little chilly. According to the color of your sofa/couch, enhance it with a throw that is light colored but has a beautiful texture and patterns. Cotton ones are great.

Go for neutral and tranquil colors

The colors you choose can have an impact on your mood. For your living room, embrace neutrals like white, grey or cream. Or go for light, tranquil shades of blue, green or beige. This holds good for the color of your walls as well as furniture and fabrics.

Because bright and jarring colors like red, yellow or purple actually compete for your attention. They energise, instead of giving a calm and relaxing feel.

Layer with comfy cushions

If you’d like to add warmth and calm to a leather sofa, pick minimalistic cushions. Keep their colors neutral and their covers of a natural fabric, like cotton. Cotton will keep them soft. Make sure they’re super plush as well.

Comfy Cushion Covers
Handwoven Cotton Cushion cover – Golden Yellow, Star Triangle Cotton Cushion cover Grey/Yellow and more

You can also keep peaceful-looking floor cushions in corners or wherever you want to. They can be great to relax. Get them customised if you’d like. And keep their colors tranquil.

Add natural scents that calm you

Some scents and fragrances just soothe your soul, and can do wonders to create a peaceful aura. Linen sprays, beeswax candles, rosemary or lavender essential oils – are all natural ways to enhance your living room with fresh scents. Or if you know of a natural scent that can calm you on a personal note, bring that scent in.

Your peace is in your hands. Although it’s an inner thing, outer atmosphere can also have a huge impact. As your life is busier than ever, implementing the above tips in your living room can help to calm you. Pick your colors and fabrics wisely, organise your home, and see what that does to you.

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Why is Cotton preferred for a Bath Towel?

Towel Thoughts

Ask yourself, when was the last time you talked about towels? You probably can’t remember. We don’t really give them much thought. But a bath towel still plays a big role in our daily lives. Just think of living out a day without it! While a lot of us start and end our day with it.

Shopping for a convenient bath towel can be tricky. If you’re thinking it’s no big deal, think again. Bath towels come in so many different fabrics, textures, sizes, colors, weights. And you use them every day. You sure have to choose the right one! Moreover, the one that is best for you.

In this race of which towel is better than which, we could give you a great option: Cotton. Because cotton is an amazing fabric – that’s easy to care for, and reasonably priced. And more power to you when you find a towel that’s 100% Cotton.

Why Cotton?

A 100% Cotton Bath Towel is free of chemicals. Cotton is a natural product. And unlike synthetic fibres, it is more absorbent. The towel hence has high absorbency.

Cotton is a breathable material. The fibres allow air to pass through. Comfortable? Yes! It does not irritate the skin. So the towel won’t be itchy – making it soft and skin-friendly.

Plus, the choice of colors and patterns you can get is exciting. Cotton is receptive to different dyes, making it a versatile choice in fabric. It can handle anything on the color wheel.

Honeycomb or twill Charcoal Bath Towels
Honeycomb/twill Charcoal Bath Towels

And the best part is that unlike other sumptuous fabrics, cotton won’t ask you for much. Of course, you will have to take some care while washing your cotton bath towels. But you can wash them like any other clothes. Just putting them in a washer with detergent also will do.

How about 100% Cotton?

100% Cotton Bath Towels are the safest and nicest out there. Now that you know why Cotton is the best bet for bath towels, how about getting them for yourself? At Thoppia, contamination free cotton yarn is procured. Quality is always kept in mind.

The bath towels at Thoppia have all the benefits of cotton, amplified. They have a natural texture on the surface. You can find elegant options in honeycomb weave.

Indigo Bath towels
Indigo Bath towels
Moon mist Bath towels

Honeycomb weave (aka Waffle weave) has a 3D cellular structure which resembles a bee’s honeycomb. The towels are Vat Dyed for consistent coloring. They’ll keep you dry, clean, cozy and step up your home décor game. The 100% Cotton Bath Towels are perfectly woven taking a lot of care. No wonder, they’re highly absorbent and radiate sophistication.

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Thoppia – The art of weaving, mastered

Thoppia - Weaver's team

Weaving is the process of interlacing fiber threads to make textiles. It is a remarkable craft which utilizes wooden tools such as looms, frames, and shuttles. An incredible art in and of themselves, these tools have been used by the traditional weavers of India to weave quality garments since ages. India is still one of those countries that creates its textiles from the magic looms of the master weavers.

Mr. Bhaskaran

When he’s not traveling, one can spot him behind the lengthy bundles of colorful threads, weaving elegant fabrics out of his loom. Even at the age of 73, Bhaskaran is not ready to retire. All this because, he has made it his mission in life to revive the fine tradition of cotton weaving in India. His craftsmanship is embellished with a sense of pride in what he is and what he creates.

Mrs. Kanaka

What does it mean to be a woman with an artistic craft? It requires the courage to step away from the mainstream and limiting ideas of femininity. She is just one among many compassionate handloom weavers of this land of master weavers. With an eye for detail and graceful efficiency, Kanaka weaves extremely fine threads of cotton.

Mr. C Mukundan

Combing through the 60-meter-long threads, C Mukundan sits to take away knots and glitches from the fabric to make them loom-ready. This passionate weaver is the first one to reach the mill and the last one to leave. He has a unique eye for detailing and the efficiency of an excellent weaver.

Mr. Govindan

Govindan, the 72-year-old independent artisan, strongly believes in earning for himself and has an undying will to continue his passion. He is an expert in winding, warping, and weaving.

These are some of the master weavers of Kannur, who makes the land – the Land of Looms and Lores. Regions and communities throughout India have unique weaving traditions. But with a distinct quality, custom and pattern, fabric from Kannur have always stood out in the international market with much pride and glory, the land where thoppia also started its story decades ago. Customers from around the world appreciate the beauty and quality of the fabrics from Thoppia for the same reason. The generation of these expert weavers are sure to guard the weaving tradition in the coming years and will not let the looms lie lifeless.

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Why is it important to invest in a good night’s sleep?

You think good. You look good. You feel good — only if you get a good night’s sleep! Getting enough sleep is as significant as your any other healthy lifestyle choices. Fundamental to best sleep is a comfortable sleeping environment.

Investing in quality sleep is as significant as investing in a gym membership or right diet plan. Achieving that perfect 7-hour slumber is easier said than done. If you don’t choose the right textiles, you might be setting yourself up for poor sleep.

Bold Stripes Cotton Bedsheet

The comfort of the fabrics used for bedding plays a major role in determining the quality of your sleep. Challenge is in achieving that perfect balance between keeping our bodies cool enough to drop off to sleep and warm enough to feel comfortable. And that’s why cotton is considered as one of the most comfortable bedding fabric ever.

Cotton bed linens are soft, lightweight and breathable. The fabric allows ample air circulation to your skin, keeping it dry and clean throughout. Being a hypoallergenic fabric, cotton is impervious to allergies and skin irritations.

The type of weave and quality of the fabric are the key factors you should be looking for before investing in a bedding. Therefore, make sure that you look out for 100% cotton tag.

Investing in high-quality bedding will guarantee you years of use and comfort. But choosing the right one could be tricky. Learn how to read the packaging & label carefully. Understanding the quality of the product will give you a better indication of the price differences. While heavy price tags accompany genuine cotton fabrics, their benefits far outweigh the usual cotton varieties that rule the high-streets.

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Debunking The ‘higher Is Better’ Myth. Does thread count really matter?

“More cotton does not mean a better sheet. When considering new sheets, always look for the type of cotton used. So, quality over quantity; it’s a good principle to follow for everything.”

Phillip Silver (www.bigelowsilver.com)

After a long hard day at work, there’s nothing better than gliding into the comfort of a bed laden with quality bedsheets. The joy of curling up under a fresh & soft cover, sinking your face into a cloud-like cotton pillow is unexplainable. You are also ready to shell out a considerable amount of money on your bedding as you realize that quality sheets are key to your health & mood. But how do you get value for the money you are spending?

As we all know, thread count is a popular buzzword for marketing premium sheets and other fabric goods. But what does it really mean?

In simple terms, it is the number of threads woven into one square inch of fabric. This number is calculated based on the threads woven vertically & horizontally. Extra threads that are woven into the horizontal ones are called ‘picks’. Picks are generally used to add to the overall thread count of the sheet.

But some industry professionals and great weavers feel that thread count is just a fallacious way to determine the quality of the material – especially when they portray it as the ‘ultimate way’ to determine quality.

Instead of counting threads, take the quality of the cotton & feel of the fabric more seriously. Take the length of the sheet’s fiber into consideration. The longer the fiber, the longer the sheet will last. Long-staple cotton that creates longer & finer yarns is the best.

A higher thread count with short fibers doesn’t do any good for your sheet. Wondering why? Fine & short fibers if not twisted, will break down faster. Yes. That’s why Thoppia uses tightly twisted fibers to keep sheets wrinkle-free, light & breathable. Most of our printed bed linens are twill woven — ensuring durability, smoothness, and a unique sheen.

Good quality cotton is all you should go for. A quality cotton will result in a stronger fabric. This is the reason why a 200 thread count sheet can feel nicer and softer than a 600 thread count sheet that uses an inferior grade of cotton. Also, having a higher thread count doesn’t guarantee you a better finish or quality.

Ultimately, the idea of comfort is very subjective. You should find a soft furnishing that beckons you to bed every night. Like how once Ariel Kaye, CEO, Parachute Homes said “You spend one-third of your life in bed. Every moment should be one that offers the feeling you are seeking

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100% Cotton VS Pure Cotton

While picking your favorite shade is a snap, choosing the right fabric to suit your preferences is a bit complicated. Because if you are looking for a ‘pure cotton’ tag, let us tell you one thing. Even that doesn’t authenticate the quality of cotton that you are using. Yes. The label ‘Pure cotton’, especially in India, doesn’t mean that the fabric is only made of cotton. Rather, it means that the amount of cotton that has been used in the fabric is pure.

If you are looking for cotton garments that are not blended, what you should ideally go for is a 100% cotton tag. This will ensure that your home furnishings are going to be 100% environment-friendly, hypoallergenic, strong and comfortable. Your ‘100% cotton’ fabric is a natural product only consisting of cellulosic fibers. It is biodegradable and can withstand as many hot washes in its lifetime as it needs to.

Cotton is the most popular fabric used to make home furnishings, and for a good reason. A 100% cotton bedsheet or cushion cover will be durable, soft and easy to care for. This fabric is also going to be breathable –allowing your skin to breathe, eliminating the possibility of rashes and boils. Good cotton is dust-mite resistant, thus reducing the chance of any skin allergies. Unlike ‘Pure Cotton’ fabric, 100% cotton fabric keeps moisture from building up between your skin and the material.

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Cotton yarn used for Woven Stripes Bedsheet

The International Forum for Cotton Promotion (Livestrong) stated that cotton can take up to one-fifth of its weight in water before getting damp. Blended cotton too can feel roughly the same but is sure to get sweaty during hot summer days.

In Thoppia, we procure contamination free combed cotton yarn for bedsheets. The process of combing the cotton makes the yarn stronger & softer. It also cleans batch of shorter fibres and impurities resulting in finer and more compact cotton. Our tightly twisted yarn can create a lighter fabric that is ideal for hot weather conditions – when your body needs more cooling & comfort. They are also good at springing back, which means they’ll remain wrinkle-free and excellent to drape for a lifetime. This is the reason why our bedding allows your skin to breathe and doesn’t trap heat under the covers.

Above all, our 100% cotton fabric ensures that your home furnishings have a crisp and fresh look throughout your lifetime – because good cotton is going to be in it for the long haul.

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Customize your living space with a charm that’s uniquely yours

Whether you are after the perfect stitch or a distinct character, investing in customized home furnishings will ensure that your final product will give a touch of elegance and perfection to your living space.

Shedding new light on home decors, Thoppia showcases an appreciation for luxury fabrics, impeccable stitches and a long-lasting finish. And with our customization option, you can buy your custom made furnishings online while being at the comfort of your own home.

When choosing a new bed sheet or a cushion cover, the style & design are two usual attributes that one focus on. And often don’t realize the importance of the quality of the fabric and how consciously you need to pick them or don’t realize that a non-fitting cushion cover can be an eye sore in your beautifully done living room.

Bedrooms are meant to be calm and serene. With premium-quality fabrics and bespoke services, we help you to create a unique individualized space to retire into.

The custom-made fitted sheets will make your bedding stand out for its finish, simplicity & perfection. You can choose from the range of fabrics which are available and customize it as per your size requirement.

If you dress up your windows/doors right, they can enhance the charm of the room. With a lot of variety that you get in curtains, there is so much that you can do by customizing that will be a unique expression of your taste & needs.

Customization is not just about the color and pattern, consider the quality of the fabric and fitting more seriously. Here at thoppia.com/customize, you can do inch by inch customization of your curtains, bed sheets and cushions to have your home dressed up to the tee.The look and feel of our customized furnishings are sure to reflect your distinct character & individual style sensibilities. And, Cotton is best for your interiors as it is softer and kinder to your skin. It breathes well and can treat your skin with more care and comfort.

We stay true to quality of materials. You stay true to your own style and personality. Let’s together brighten up your living space with a charm that’s uniquely yours.