Bedroom Refresh / Better Sleep Month

1st May 2015


Gosh-is it May already? This month, if you didn’t know, is Better Sleep Month and with this in mind I finally got my act together and gave our bedroom a little spring refresh following on from this winter post. It had been needing an update for a while now with the bedside lighting and a new print waiting to go up (aren’t they amaaaaazing?!) so last weekend we got our heads down and Rob got the drill out. It’s not quite finished yet (is it ever?!) as there’s still new bedding to come – I’m experimenting away from classic white but for now, this is us.

Minimal Bedroom Styling Giant Vintage Bulbs

It got me thinking about what the perfect bedroom environment is and how not creating the right setting can really affect your mood. Essentially, it has to be a place that promotes sleep but also a space to nest, relax and make plans (I always have moments of inspiration as I’m falling sleep). In an ideal world, our room would be a lot more spacious…maybe with a roll top bath, tall ceilings boasting architectural features and a huge bed so that if we do have the kids in with us then the customary sleep gymnastics won’t be as noticeable. As we don’t live in a New York townhouse, this will do. Sure, it’s a little on the small side with an awkward cupboard taking up space but as we’re not really “stuff and clutter” people anyway the minimal look works for us.



And what about you? I’ve teamed up with bedding experts Soak&Sleep as part of Better Sleep Month to delve into what gets us into and out of bed every day. We’d like you to tell us what makes for a good night’s sleep-whether it’s all about the pre-bedtime hot chocolate (that’s mine) or a good book. Fancy sharing? Spend a couple of minutes with our questionnaire and you’re in with a chance to win £150 to spend at Soak&Sleep. It is ALL about the charcoal grey French linen if you ask me…

Minimal Bedroom Styling Clothes Rail

The Nitty Gritty
To enter you must complete the questionnaire in full with the correct contact details. The winner will be drawn after the questionnaire closes at Midnight GMT on May 22nd and will be contacted via email. The prize of £150.00 can be used across any of the Soak&Sleep collection and there is no cash alternative.

Photography & styling © Tiffany Grant-Riley


I’ve just finished up doing my bedroom and I went for cool earthy tones, I got rid of my old divan bed and splurged on a velvet one from and I’ve been having the best sleep I’ve had in a long time. It’s amazing what a bedroom revamp can do for your sleep.

Lovely room! Could you tell me where is the white bed frame is from? I love the curved shape.

Thank you Holly- the bed frame came from John Lewis about four years ago, I think the collection was called Botanical.Not sure if it’s a regular piece though…

Such a great space! Where did you happen to purchase the hanging light bulb?

Hi Jenine – I found my lights with Dowsing & Reynolds, they sell large vintage Edison style bulbs, cables and other fixings to build your own.

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Where did you get the wooden thing to hang the lightbulbs? Look for something similar. Don’t know what you would call that.

Hi Lindsey, they’re just plain wooden brackets from Ikea that we drilled into the top to feed the cable through.