This week, in our series that celebrates perfect pairings for you and your home, we are focusing on the bedroom. If you have quality foundations: a great bed, comfortable sheets and pillows, plus a soothing wind-down routine, it really can give you an extra hour of quality sleep every night – that’s a fantastic seven extra hours a week. Here’s how…
Feel like you’ve checked into a five-star hotel
Have you noticed how amazing it feels to turn back the sheets in a hotel and slip into bed? That’s because they’ll be made from the finest Egyptian cotton, just like our bestselling Savoy Bed Linen, which was inspired by the impeccable style of the iconic London hotel itself.
Made exclusively for us in Italy, home of some of the world’s softest bed linen, it boasts a gorgeous 400-thread-count and – being a percale – it feels wonderfully cool and crisp against skin all-night long.
Establish a bedtime routine
Do you toss and turn for hours before drifting off to sleep? Often, it’s because we don’t give ourselves enough time to properly switch off after a busy day. Even when really short on time, get into the habit of spending 15-30 minutes unwinding in your bedroom before you want to sleep.
We love lighting a White Lavender Signature Candle because the scent of lavender has been found to lower the heart rate and blood pressure – resulting in a feeling of relaxation. Once the candle is lit, sit in your bed and try some mindfulness exercises to the soft, flickering candlelight and you’ll find sleep will come naturally…
Train your mind
If sleep still eludes you, try keeping your bedroom purely as a sleep zone. From banning TV to not checking your phone or eating in bed, you’ll find a routine comes more easily each night, as you begin to associate your bedroom with sleep.