Come January, health and wellbeing become a focus for many – providing the perfect opportunity to start that new exercise class or healthy-eating plan – but the importance of investing in some quality ‘me time’ is often overlooked.
We think the best way to rebalance your mood after the festivities is to indulge in the ultimate in relaxation – a duvet day. Since we’ve been making luxury bedding for over 21 years, we’ve learnt the very best insider tips to help you create the most blissful duvet day imaginable. Read on to discover everything you need to know:
1. Create a cloud-like cocoon
Building a cosy foundation is the key to staying content for hours. To transform your bed into a cloud, start with our sumptuous Platinum Goose Down Topper on your mattress. Featuring a fluffy goose-down top layer, gently supportive goose-feather base layer and clever ring-stitched detailing, this topper will maintain its plump and even fill no matter how long you spend nestled in bed.
To wrap up warm, opt for one of our lofty down duvets, such as our Canadian Goose Down Duvet, which is filled with large clusters of super-insulating goose down, or our supremely indulgent, made-to-order Eiderdown Duvet that’s filled purely with precious eider duck down and encased in a sensationally soft, temperature-regulating silk casing.
2. Pile on the pillows
Give your bed a sofa-like feel simply by layering on additional pillows. We love using our plump Hungarian Goose Down Support Pillows or Duck Feather Pillows to help prop ourselves up when reading, while our Premium Canadian Goose Down Pillows or Soft & Light Breathable Pillows have a comforting ‘sink-in’ feel that’s perfect for when you want to lie down and watch your favourite box set.
3. Choose luxurious layers
Our supremely smooth cotton bed-linen collections feel wonderfully fresh against the skin. Choose between our relaxed-looking Santorini Bed Linen, made from cool and crisp cotton percale, or our hotel-inspired Bailey Bed Linen with smart-jacquard stripes that have a wonderfully tactile touch.
For extra warmth and cosiness, opt for our gorgeous Harrison Bed Linen, which is made from brushed cotton, and layer with a chunky-knitted throw, such as our comforting Eldon design, which is the perfect size for wrapping around your shoulders.
4. Dress for the occasion
A day of indulgent relaxation calls for your most sumptuous sleepwear. We love cosying up in our traditional Check Pyjama Bottoms. Made from gorgeous cotton flannel and finished with a drawstring waist, they’re delightfully comfy and smart in equal measure.
For top-to-toe comfort, don’t forget to treat feet to our heavenly soft Cashmere Socks, too. Made in Scotland by the experts at Johnstons of Elgin, they’re the perfect way to beat the chill.
5. Set the mood
Adding a flickering of candlelight to your room will instantly create a sense of calm. Try lighting our White Lavender Signature Candle – its blend of pure lavender, warm vetivert, bright basil and Sicilian lemon is sure to soothe your spirits and help you fall asleep come nightfall.
6. Don’t forget the finishing touches
No duvet day is complete without a good book, stack of magazines or addictive box-set series. What’s more, your favourite snacks should never be too far away, either. Our Breakfast-in-Bed Tray is the perfect way to keep everything – from buttery toast to comforting cups of tea – nearby, and helps to prevent any crumb spillages, too.