Ever wondered how to make your bedroom look like that of a French blogger or a Pinterest-worthy snap? You're not alone. And since we're meant to be getting eight hours of sleep a night (which means more than 220,000 hours in a lifetime) it's definitely worth a ponder. With a healthy lifestyle mostly resting on our quality of sleep we asked In Bed founder Pip Vassett and interior designers Christina Symes and Jessica Stewart from Triibe, what it takes to turn the humble bed into a perfectly curated oasis, filled with soft textures, beautiful scents, and a relaxing aesthetic, particularly one that will make getting out of bed that much harder.
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Pip Vassett from IN BED
ADD A STATEMENT
"Linen takes colour really beautifully, giving bedding a really luxe look. So whilst I love an all white bed, I do love adding some strong colour to make a statement and really change the look of a bedroom."
KEEP IT A LITTLE MESSY
"Linen looks beautiful untucked and loose, so in the warmer months I like to ditch the duvet, get a flat sheet a size up and drape it right over the entire bed."
ADD AN UNEXPECTED COLOUR
"An unexpected look we love is a darker sheet set paired with a lighter duvet and slips—the In Bed x Triibe tobacco sheets looks amazing under our dove grey or white duvet and slips."
Christina Symes & Jessica Stewart from Triibe
INVEST IN DOWN PILLOWS
"When we style beds, there's nothing worse than thin pillows to make the bed look lifeless and flat. Our tip is to use a really good-quality pillow, such as feather down pillow, which is not only heaven on your neck and shoulders, it keeps your pillows looking plump and your bed looking spot on."
MIX & MATCH YOUR SHEET SETS
"For a more playful and relaxed look, layer your bed up with a sheet in a different colour or tone to your duvet. Don't be shy when mixing colours and have a play with different combinations. We love matching our duvet and pillow slips, and then mixing up our flat and fitted sheet, or adding two contrasting pillows for more depth."
PLAY WITH YOUR FOLDING TECHNIQUE
"For the perfect relaxed bed look, fold the top corner of your duvet across and stack two sets of pillows against your bedhead or wall. Linen is meant to look worn and lived-in, so don't stress too much about making your bed look perfect in the morning."