Now I have no shame in admitting I love my bed, I love to just in bed, watch telly, sit with my laptop, read a book. Whatever, I don’t mind I just love being in it, especially after a hard day running round after my two/one year old combo. So to me having a comfortable, peaceful and happy bedroom environment is key. Everyone, OK the kids, have the run of all the rooms in the house, their toys, clothes and goodness knows what else can be found loitering all over the house and our bedroom is no expection. Whilst the kids are of course welcome into our room as though it is their own, I still have a niggling desire to make it into a sophisticated adults space – no weird jokes please, wink wink.
I am currently in the process of beautifying our home. Walls have been painted, but they remain bare. Our house needs to be made into a home and we are slowly, oh so slowly, tackling this. High on my list is our mater bedroom, and first things first – our bed.
Now that my kiddies have sussed out how to sleep for longer than two hours at any given stretch I feel I have the strength to talk about my bed without bursting into tears. The bed is after all the centre piece of the room, and the right duvet cover can really dictate the theme of the room. We have a huge and high king size bed, with a ridiculously thick and heavy mattress, it is the focus of the room. I purposely painted the walls white, admittedly the built in wardrobes are white, but mostly so I could change my duvet cover, and therefore the feel and decor of the room when I wanted.
The summer saw me cover our bed in a bright flowered set from M&S, in a bid to keep the bright light summery feel in my bedroom. Now though we are turning to the autumnal months, the nights are drawing in and we all want that cosy feeling. You can’t beat being tucked up in your warm cosy bed on a cold night. I read the other day, in a post by Life Motherhood and Everything that we actually need more sleep come the winter months and therefore having the right environment to get that all important nights sleep is key.
So in a bid to (reluctantly) embrace the change of season I am not just donning Ugg boots this year but dressing my bedroom too. Having been looking around for the perfect duvet to set that autumnal, cosy, sleep inducing feel I have found the following;
Firstly, and I think my favourite, is this Keiso Red Duvet Cover Set.
This, and a magnitude of other stylish king size duvet covers, for an added layer of comfort, can be bought from Yorkshire Linen – all incredibly reasonably priced too. I love this duvet and have always wanted such a bold piece in my room but have never had the appropriate decor to match – there was a feature pink wall when brought our current house. To me this cover is very American country, wood fires and warm sleepy winters nights. With our heavy 15 tog duvet this cover is screaming a cosy nights sleep at me. It is also perfect for the up and coming festive period. It would look perfect coupled with some chunky pillows and matching throw.
Another cover that has caught my eye is this chic block coloured cover from John Lewis. The grey’s and oranges are a perfect match to the autumnal leafy streets and the strips of colour would really help to subtly brighten up my white room, yet keeping it clean and chic. Helping create that clear, clean, minimal environment, which is perfect for inducing that perfect nights sleep. No one needs clutter when they are trying to sleep after all, physically or mentally.
Conversely, I couldn’t help but include this statement geometric design piece available at Next. Team up with a slightly retro (yet stylish) lamp or bed side table it would look perfect. This set would really offset my pale walls and truly make the bed the focal point of the room. Yet the tone of the colours are subtle and not too ‘in your face’. I love this contemporary cover and it makes the room ‘all about the bed’, which after all is the perfect reminder to SLEEP, that is what the room is for!
What do you think? Does your duvet make your room? Do you like to change with the season or do you choose your duvet based on the getting the best possible nights sleep – babies permitting? I’d love to hear from you.
em>This was a collaborative post.