The art of sleep: Blue is the best colour to decorate your bedroom if you want a good night's sleep - with this colour resulting in an average of 7hrs and 52 minutes sleep Simon Whitmore. If you're wondering how on earth your bedroom colour scheme could have an effect on your sleep, it could be because blue is associated with a feeling of calmness.
‘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.'
Smart panelled bed linen, dressed with textured throws, cushions and a striped bed runner has the wow factor for your home. Set plump pillows up straight against your headboard and keep neat and crease-free for true boutique hotel style. Think of a grand old country manor hotel and this is probably what you'd imagine the bed linen to be like. Classic, luxurious and elegant, with a subtle damask design, it's impossible not to want to slip under the covers of this beautiful bedding.
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.
Whatever your style or budget, we've got the latest and the best designs on the market to help you update your bedroom look. Featuring a flower and bee hand-drawn design, this bed linen is light and airy, bringing a fresh feel to the bedroom. Cosy it up with your colour of choice mustard is a popular trend this year and the chunky knit Moss Stitch cushion and throw are also from Joules.
Sometimes the simplest design tricks are the most effective. Spelling out an uplifting, energising or soothing word or phrase can bring a whole new feel to a room. Paint letters in a contrasting colour to the walls to ensure they stand out.