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.
First 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.
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! :)
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.
One 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!
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.
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!
Check out my Pinterest board for even more sleep nest inspiration:
This post was written in collaboration with Homebase.