Your home is your sanctuary; it's where you relax after a hard day at work, it’s where you raise your family, where you love, where you laugh, and even where you cry.
You spend so much time at home, why not make it as comfortable as possible?
From layout and aesthetics to temperature regulation and lighting, many different elements contribute to a comfortable home. But at the end of the day, it comes down to personal preference. If you’ve ever had a ‘discussion’ with your spouse about the ‘correct’ temperature for the thermostat, you’ll know what we’re talking about!
In saying that, we genuinely believe that wool should be your material of choice whenever you’re designing a comfortable home.
From farm to adventure
In recent years, wool has become the preferred fabric of many adventure athletes and weekend warriors. Because of its moisture wicking and temperature regulation qualities, it provides lasting comfort when worn as a base layer, a winter coat, or even as sleepwear.
Fortunately, this comfort giving, versatile material is equally suitable for furnishing, insulation, and aesthetic-embellishments in a carefully curated home.
1. It’s natures insulation
While we can think of 101 ways with wool, it has evolved to achieve a straightforward task; keep sheep alive. It keeps them warm and dry through the winter as they tirelessly battle against bitter winds, driving rain, and even snow.
Through thoughtful farming and manufacturing processes (Discoverzq.com), wool could be keeping you warm too. Wool insulation offers a sustainable alternative to synthetic options (such as fibreglass) and is safer for manufacturing teams and installation crews alike.
2. It’ll absorb excess moisture
A damp home is often more harmful than a cold one. According to one Swedish study, adults living in damp houses are more likely to develop respiratory issues than those who live in a dry environment.
Wool to the rescue!
Surprisingly enough, wool actively absorbs moisture from the external environment. Because of its innate chemical structure, it can remove up to 35% of its weight in ambient moisture before it even starts to feel wet.
Whether it’s in your carpet and curtains, or in the walls as insulation, wool can help you create a natural buffer from unwanted moisture in the home.
3. It’ll neutralise unpleasant smells
Whether it’s pungent garbage, puppy pee, or damp laundry, there’s nothing comfortable about coming home to a bad smell.
Your own mobile perfumery
As you sit here reading this piece, some 3-million sweat glands in your body are producing a cocktail of organic compounds that are unique to you. At any given time, up to 800 different volatile compounds could be present in your sweat. Each day, industrious bacteria combine to produce an array of unpleasant scents ranging from parmesan cheese to overripe fruit. Now that’s a cheeseboard no one wants to sample from!
While we advocate for wearing deodorant and personal hygiene, wool could be one more line of defence against these antisocial smells. It has the ability to absorb and retain body odour to a greater extent than cotton and polyester fibres. Just another sweet-smelling reason to feature wool in your home (or at the very least in your sock drawer).
4. It’ll bring timeless luxury home
By nature, wool is soft and luxurious. You really can create a warm, dry, and cosy home with products made from wool. It can be spun, dyed, preened, and plumped to take on many sumptuous and desirable forms.
Embrace the luxury of natural systems and materials like wool to create healthy, relaxing spaces in which to live and play. By giving yourself an enjoyable space to come home to and make your own, you can ultimately improve your quality of life.
Nothing beats comfort.