We all need a space that we can retreat to, to experience our own oasis and a sense of peace and calm. For most of us that place is our bedroom and bathroom. At Reflections Bed and Bath you can find all you need to turn your bedroom and bathroom into a space of tranquility and relaxation. Celebrating their 30th Anniversary in business in Sechelt, this quaint shop has been outfitting beds and baths for the last 11 years under Colleen Bartley’s ownership.
Colleen knows we all have different preferences for comfort in our bedding. “From the feel of your sheets, to the level of warmth and weight of your duvet, to the way your pillow perfectly cradles your head, to the exact colors to compliment your room,” Colleen will help you find what suits you best.
Duvets (which fit inside duvet covers) versus comforters (which come as an all in one piece) is a central decision. Duvet covers are easy to wash and you can easily change them compared to an all in one comforter. The fillings determine the thermal, allergenic qualities and your weight preferences. Down is light-weight and insulating “like sleeping under a cloud”; wool is hypoallergenic as well as breathable and washable; synthetic fill, which mimics down, is less expensive and washable and therefore a great option for a child’s or guest room. Duvet covers, quilts and comforters are decorating pieces that allow you to match colors and style to the rest of the room. Cotton is a perennial favorite for sheet sets because of its cool and crisp feel and 100% real bamboo has seen increased sales due to bamboo’s renewability and the soft, silky touch of the material.
The piece that people have the most trouble finding is a pillow. Your pillow “plays an important role in maintaining proper spinal alignment while you sleep,” advises Colleen. You need to know whether you are predominantly a side or back and stomach sleeper, and then decide on what your preference is for fill. Options include: feathers, down, down alternative, wool, buckwheat, memory foam, bamboo, kapok or latex, and Colleen can help you make the decision that is best for you.
Quality towels have soft and absorbent fibers providing a luxurious feel and Reflections has many colors to match your bathroom, along with all the required bathroom accessories: shower curtains, bath mats, utility caddies, soap dishes and toothbrush holders. Quality natural soaps from Buck Naked Soap Company, Tree Frog Soaps, and Fruits of Passion will enhance your bathing rituals. Reflections Bed and Bath carries everything you need to complete you bath / personal spa experience.
It doesn’t take much to make your wellness a priority. Reflections Bed and Bath has the products you need for your personal oasis and Colleen will help you find your perfect fit. Now relax and sweet dreams. Reflections Bed and Bath is located at 5668 Cowrie Street, Sechelt, 604-885-4893.
– Natalie Findlay