On a cold frosty weekend morning, I like nothing more than relaxing in bed. My bedroom needed a small revamp to transform it into a warm and cosy space to retreat to. Today, I’m sharing my essential styling tips for your bed to make it a haven for these colder months.
My weekdays are often spent in a hazy daze of emails, blogging, meetings and shoots. At the weekends, I try my best to take a little time out to recharge and rest. And there is nowhere better to do that, than in bed with the radio on and the dog snuggled in beside me.
Inspired, I wanted to give my bed a mini makeover, transforming it into a place that is perfect for snoozing away on a Sunday.
Invest in Goose Duvet
This all started after a recent mini break to an Airbnb in the New Forest. While staying there, I had the best nights’ sleep in a long time. I put this down to the fluffy Goose Down duvet – it was like sleeping under a warm cloud.
Coming home, my old duvet didn’t feel just as good. I did my research on the different duvet types and I decided to treat my bed and I to the Nimbus Gold Collection Hungarian Goose Down duvet. I found mine on-line at The Fine Bedding Company. I went for a tog rating of 10.5 which is perfect for the colder nights (or for lazy mornings), and is suitable for central heated homes all year round.
This is the duvet as I first unwrapped it…
…shake to fluff the feathers to produce a very thick winter-proof duvet.
Can you see how squishy it is? The cover is encased in a silk-like cotton sateen that is seamed at the edges, and with pockets so that the feathers can’t escape or bunch down and stay evenly spread. You can tell the quality of the duvet as soon as you dive under. After just a few nights’ sleep, I have noticed how much warmer I am at night even when there is frost outside.
This duvet is a winter investment for me costing £575 for the double. Although this seems an awful lot of money to spend, I have slept so much better since using it. And as it comes with a 10 year guarantee – I know I’ll have peace of mind that it will last. On that maths, I have worked out that it costs £4.79 per month – which is cheaper than turning up the heating to keep warm at night.
Treat your bed to hotel-style linens
Over the past year, I have wanted to replace my patterned bedlinen with plain white sheets. Is it just me but now find busy patterns too ‘loud’ to sleep under. Is that just me? I prefer something more calming – like pure white. And for me, white sheets give off that hotel-vibes look which I love at home.
I was treated to a classic the Roma Egyptian Sateen bedlinen set by The Fine Cotton Company. What I love about this set (apart from the fresh colour) was the little details. The pillowcases have sateen stitched detail on both sides. The duvet – rather than having buttons that often come off in the wash – had a envelope opening, which is as you would find in a fancy hotel.
Shopping for the finishing touches
Before, my bed was seriously lacking cushion. That needed to change and pronto!
Using a £50 Laura Ashely voucher (a generous gift) I treated myself (and my bed) in the sales to some gorgeous finishing touches in the sale. I picked up this touchy-feely velvet cushion and wooly throw for £59.
My grey and blue room looked cold and needed a little warming up with this blush tone.
When it came to dressing my bed, I mixed in what I already had with my new buys. I already had the large feather square cushions which are perfect for reading in bed. The covers are from Zara home. I love the way they and a spot of pattern to my all white look.
Super stylish pyjamas
I’m a huge fan of a traditional pyjama set and need no excuses to pop them in the early evenings while watching the telly. This pair from Marks and Spencer are made in a silky material, and I love the rich purple colour. Oh, and they have pockets too!
I’m a big believer that the quickest way to relax is through aroma. If I’m laying in bed for an extended period (if I’m feeling unwell or run down) then I’ll spritz my sheets with a scented linen spray to freshen them up.
I’ve recently found a fig one from Primark which smalls ALOT like a Jo Malone one but costs only £6. I’ve heard that they have a new one out called ‘Winter Spice’ that sounds perfect for this time of year, don’t you think? A quick spray gets revives my sheets and scents my bedroom.
A bedroom made for lazy weekend mornings
These few new additions to my bedroom scheme has transformed my bedroom into a lovely space to relax in at the weekend. I recommend you have a look at The Fine Bedding Company and The Fine Cotton Company if you’re on the hunt for new linens and a comfy duvet for your space. Maybe Santa can treat you, if you ask him nicely?
My bedroom has come on leaps and bounds since I move in two years ago. You can see its’ first makeover in this post 11 Secret interior Stylist tricks for your bedroom – in fact I have a lot of bedroom styling posts including ‘9 cool ways to style your guest bedroom.’ I hope you enjoy reading them.
Back to my room right now – what do you think of the way I’ve styled my new buys? To help you, I’ve picked out my finds from the high street.