Making a Sleep Nest with Homebase

Making a Sleep Nest with Homebase

I recently wrote a post all about how to get a better night’s sleep. One of the tips that I shared in that post was to ‘make your bedroom a sleep nest’. So, when Homebase recently got in touch with me to ask if they could help with a home project, I knew exactly what I wanted to do – make my very own sleep nest!

Getting into bed each night should be a comforting and sensual experience. You’re more likely to get a few more of those early nights if you actually look forward to going to bed. Personally, I can’t wait to jump into bed if I know I have fresh-on clean bed sheets.

Recently, I’ve found myself falling back into bad habits and I’ve been crawling into bed at a ridiculous hour most nights, leaving me exhausted and groggy the next day. By choosing some products from Homebase, I wanted to try and recreate that clean-bed sheet excitement, but for every night. I wanted to turn my bed into a cosy sleep nest that I looked forward to slipping into each night. Somewhere where I’d go and read a book for an hour or so before snuggling down for a good night’s sleep.

My sleep nestFirst up I started with the basics – Pillows! Our original pillows had certainly seen better days, in fact, there wasn’t all that much left of them as they’d been squashed and flattened to within an inch of their lives. So out with the old pillows and in with these Silentnight ‘Feels just like down’ pillows (14.99).

Not only that, I also treated myself to a Silentnight V shape support pillow (£12.99) which I thought would be perfect for when I’m snuggled up in bed reading a book.

my sleep nest

By the way, if you fancy a little bit of bedtime inspiration then I highly recommend The Crossroads of Should and Must by Elle Luna – it’s an excellent read! :)

My sleep nest

With the additions of my cosy new pillows, my bed was already feeling a lot more ‘nest’ like!

At the end of the bed, I added a gorgeous cream throw (£17.99) which is lovely because it adds another texture to my sleep nest! I’ve felt quite chilly in the mornings lately (what’s going on, Summer?!) so it’s been very handy to have an extra layer to snooze under. It’s made from 100% cotton and responds to temperature changes making it perfect for keeping you warm or cool.

cosy cream throwOne thing I really wanted to focus on when creating my sleep nest, was lighting. Lighting is so important for setting the right mood, especially when trying to create a relaxing atmosphere. And what’s the best kind of lighting for creating a tranquil, relaxing atmosphere – fairy lights, of course!

C.I chose these Habitat Mia LED fairy lights (£15.00) to add the wall behind my bed. They give off a warm glow and instantly make the whole room more inviting. The garland has 8 multi-function settings: Combination, steady, in waves, sequential, chasing⁄flash, twinkleflash, slo-glo, slow fade – obviously for the purpose of creating a calm atmosphere I stick to having them on constant.

fairy lightsBut I didn’t stop there with the lighting, oh no! I just couldn’t resist this little colour changing LED heart light…

heart lightYou can also get these sweet little LED lights in the shape of Duck, Square, Ball and Star. And they’re only £2.50 each!

Also, little tip for any parents of wriggly babies/toddlers during nappy changes – give them one of these to hold. Jasmine is OBSESSED with my little heart light. I may have to get a couple more of them!

I think they also would make a great alternative to having candles around the bath too! ;)

And there you have it, my perfect sleep nest!

Sleep nest completeHow would you make your bedroom more of a sleep nest?

Check out my Pinterest board for even more sleep nest inspiration:

Follow Tinyfootsteps Blog {www.tinyfootsteps.co.uk}’s board Cosy bed inspiration on Pinterest.

This post was written in collaboration with Homebase. 

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  1. July 29, 2015 / 12:53 pm

    Looks gorgeous and so inviting :) Green is so calming isn’t it? Love the fair lights. I think it looks superb! :) Thanks for linking up to #HomeEtc

    Jess xx

    • Jenna
      Jenna
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      August 3, 2015 / 11:25 am

      Thanks Jess. I think I’ve chosen to have a green bedroom ever since I was a child. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea but it’s my favourite colour and I always find it so calming.

      I love the fairy lights too, makes the room feel a little magical when they’re on. :) xx

  2. July 29, 2015 / 1:18 pm

    Oh my goodness any posts about bedrooms are like you’re speaking directly to me!! I love thinking of the bedroom as a snuggly haven, you’ve chosen some great pieces. Can i come and stay?! X #HomeEtc

    • Jenna
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      August 3, 2015 / 11:26 am

      Haha, I am exactly the same – my favourite room in the house (and one where I wish I could spend more time!)

      My dad always used to say to me “You will sleep your life away!”

  3. July 29, 2015 / 1:32 pm

    Oh, this looks gorgeous. I adore the fairy lights (they give such a lovely glow to a bedroom) and Little Miss H just saw the picture of the heart lamp and is already obsessed. Our bedroom has always been more functional than a cosy haven of sleep. I can not wait until we move and I can decorate our bedroom. A fab post lovely. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

    • Jenna
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      August 3, 2015 / 11:28 am

      The little heart lamps are so sweet and perfect for a little girl’s room. And they’re such a good price that you can’t really go wrong!

      Fairy lights definitely take the snugness factor to a whole new level. :) xx

    • Jenna
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      August 3, 2015 / 11:29 am

      Thanks Karen – it is very cosy and snug, I’ve been sending myself to bed a lot earlier lately just because I can’t wait to cuddle up amongst my pillows and read for a while. It feels so good! :)

  4. July 29, 2015 / 1:49 pm

    Jenna it looks so lovely and calming and i just love the LED heart light x

    • Jenna
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      August 3, 2015 / 11:31 am

      The LED light is super sweet, isn’t it? Tiny but perfect. :) xx

  5. July 29, 2015 / 2:54 pm

    What a gorgeous room Jenna!! It looks so restful! I love the fairy light the most… you can NEVER have enough fairy lights in my opinion!! ;) Thanks so much for linking up with #HomeEtc — hope to see you again next week! x

    Caro | http://www.thetwinklediaries.co.uk

    • Jenna
      Jenna
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      August 3, 2015 / 11:32 am

      I totally agree about the fairy lights, I’m already trying to think of other places to put fairy lights. ;) I love ’em! xx

  6. July 29, 2015 / 3:06 pm

    Utterly beautiful. I’ve just started revamping my bedroom and bought a new bed but still have to put some finishing touches to the room. Lighting makes such a difference. Your bedroom looks like a beautiful haven to relax in after a busy day with bubba. Xxx

    • Jenna
      Jenna
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      August 3, 2015 / 11:33 am

      Thanks, Kat – I am really pleased with how it turned out. It’s a much more relaxing space now and the perfect place to spend time at the end of a long day.

      Can’t wait to see what you do with your room. xx

  7. July 29, 2015 / 3:25 pm

    Beautiful! And i LOVE that heart light too. Will have to go have a look for them at Homebase after payday. :-)

    • Jenna
      Jenna
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      August 3, 2015 / 11:36 am

      Thanks, Shannon!

      The little LED lights are really cool – I might have to get the other shapes for Jasmine’s room. She’s obsessed with my heart one. x

  8. July 29, 2015 / 4:49 pm

    This is so beautiful, perfect and relaxing to help you drift off to sleep. You’ve picked some gorgeous bits, I do love Homebase! x

    • Jenna
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      August 3, 2015 / 11:40 am

      Thank you, Heledd – I’m really pleased with the bits I chose from Homebase. :) x

  9. July 29, 2015 / 9:39 pm

    Looks gorgeous and the green on the walls looks very calming – sweet dreams! #homeetc

    • Jenna
      Jenna
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      August 3, 2015 / 11:41 am

      Definitely, I find green such a lovely calming colour. :) xx

  10. July 29, 2015 / 9:58 pm

    AND you have Orla bedding!!! This is all just stunning Jenna and so very you!
    You are so good at the home things and the design. And I just love those LED lights…
    *runs off to Habitat to buy glowing heart in hopes of keeping small child still*

    • Jenna
      Jenna
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      August 3, 2015 / 11:42 am

      Yes, Orla bedding. *shifty eyes*
      Hmm, alas it is only ‘Orla inspired’ bedding. But I love it nonetheless.
      Haha – hope the LED light helps with the small, wriggly child! ;) xx

  11. July 29, 2015 / 10:14 pm

    Looks lovely I love the fairy lights they make it look so cosy xx

    • Jenna
      Jenna
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      August 3, 2015 / 11:43 am

      Thanks, Amy – I am in love with our fairy lights. Can’t believe it’s taken me this long to put some up in our bedroom! xx

  12. July 29, 2015 / 10:20 pm

    Your bedroom looks gorgeous, I love the calming green walls too. The fairy lights are so sweet, I have some in the hall but they’d be good in my room, may have to invest. Feeling tired now! x

    • Jenna
      Jenna
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      August 3, 2015 / 11:46 am

      Thanks so much, Julia.

      I love that you have fairy lights in your hall. :) You should definitely invest in some for your bedroom, it’s made our bedroom a much more calm and relaxing place to be. xx

  13. July 30, 2015 / 7:42 am

    Gorgeous photos, Jenna. You’ve done such a great job. It looks so relaxing. Love the LED lights too. I have to pop to Homebase later so going to see if I can find them. My boys would love one each for the end of their bunkbeds x

    • Jenna
      Jenna
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      August 3, 2015 / 11:48 am

      Thanks so much, Rachel. :)

      The LED lights are perfect for kid’s rooms – I think I’m going to get a few more for Jasmine’s room as she is rather enamored with my heart one! :) x

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