‘Unclean bed sheets contain tens of thousands of dead skin cells that we shed every night and, by going months without cleaning them, you're risking some distinctly unpleasant consequences every time you go to bed. ‘Dust mites would find a perfect habitat in such unhygienic bed sheets and it's well documented that they can cause allergic flare-ups, asthma, rhinitis and other physical reactions.'
Be bold drench your room in indigo blue. A saturated scheme requires some pluck, but the effect is so dramatic, it's well worth taking the plunge. Choose a deep shade of dark blue for the walls, then paint the skirting boards to match and go for a carpet in the same shade for an inky scheme that's ultra-chic.
A grey upholstered bed is perfect for a luxury look try Heal's or Argos for similar and go for crisp white bed linen that has a blue border or stripe. Keep furniture sleek and smart, for example, shop for high-gloss side tables instead of traditional bedside cabinets and dress the room with navy accessories with sexy silhouettes.
Taking inspiration from classic French designs, this hand-carved bed features an oval motif and can be ordered with a caned or panelled headboard and in a range of paint colours, including antiqued finishes. Anton Elysian Middle bed, £5,878, Leporello.
For a compact bedroom short of clothes storage, choose this divan bed with two integrated beech drawers. Its pocket-sprung mattress has a layer of memory wool filling for extra comfort and support. Also available with four drawers or ottoman storage. Windsor Memory 2800 double bed, £1,069; headboard, £129, Rest Assured.
Slimline Wardrobes are great when space is alittle cramped. If built-in storage isn't possible look for freestanding wardrobes with a minimum internal depth of around 50cm.Less than that and hangers will be skewed at an angle. The slimmest option is the versatile.