Reinvent your bedroom with fresh cotton bedding.

Until recently, I’m ashamed to say we’d neglected our bedroom a bit. The problem was I knew that we’d eventually redecorate and I wanted to wait until that time to buy new bedding. Little did I realise that this was costing me precious sleep! Because really one of the most important features of your bedroom is to provide a relaxing sanctuary that you can get a great night’s sleep in, right?

Realising that my full bedroom revamp was quite far down the list of priorities, I needed an interim solution. Something that wasn’t going to break the bank ideally, but would still make a big difference.

So how did I achieve this refreshed bedroom on a budget? The answers a whole lot simpler than you’d expect.

Drum roll please …. new bedding!

Yes, that’s really all. Sorry if you were expecting something more groundbreaking! But sometimes we’re just searching for a complex solution to a problem with a really simple answer. In fact, if you’ve seen my March homeware haul, you’ll already know that I recently updated my bedding.

Well I have to tell you, it’s made such a difference. It’s completely transformed the atmosphere of the room, not to mention how much better I’m sleeping. 

Next, Matalan & Primark Homeware Haul - March 2017

So can new bedding really help you to get a better nights sleep? It can! Here’s how:


Bedding is a great way to introduce a new colour into the room, without the commitment of paint or wallpaper. The colours you select can affect your mood and most importantly your sleep. A study conducted by Travelodge actually found that those with blue bedrooms were getting the most sleep. Feeling slightly smug about my new blue bedding after reading this, although I’ll admit it was a complete coincidence.   

Cotton duvet covers and fabric

When it comes to bedding, fabric is key to securing a great nights sleep. Cotton bedding will allow you to stay cool and dry on those hot summer nights and warm in the winter. It’s a breathable fabric, so it will absorb your body heat and ventilate. It’s also very easy to care for and lasts far longer than man-made fabrics – so it could save you money in the long run!  

Yorkshire linen have a fantastic range of cotton duvet covers, that is ideal for summer. My personal favourites are pictured below and you can check out the full range here.


If you create a space that you love, you’ll naturally want to spend more time there. Imagine diving into super soft cotton sheets with a brilliant novel. It’s the perfect way to wind down ready for a great nights sleep and could help you avoid tech late at night. The only problem is, you might find it just that little bit more difficult to prise yourself out of bed in the morning.

Now it’s time for the moment you’ve been waiting for, the eye candy! Here’s the beautiful bedding that I’ve been coveting lately.

Stunning bedding to revive your bedroom

Pretty prints – Bring nature into your bedroom with these beautiful, vibrant printed bedding sets.

Re-invent your bedroom with fresh bedding.

One// Two// Three

(photo credit: Yorkshire linen, Next, H&M)

Global chic – take inspiration from around the world.

Re-invent your bedroom with fresh bedding.

Four // Five //Six

(Photo credit: Maison Du Monde, Matalan, Yorkshire Linen)

Textured neutral: Like to keep things neural? I feel you! Add a little interest with some texture.

Re-invent your bedroom with fresh bedding.

Seven // Eight // Nine

(Photo credit: Yorkshire Linen, John Lewis, Debenhams) 

Have you found your dream bedding yet? Let me know in the comments below.

*This post is a collaboration with Yorkshire linen.








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11 Comment

  1. Reply
    Lauretta Wright
    April 13, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    I agree that just a simple room update can make a huge difference – I did the same with a rack in my office and it made the whole organising much easier. I love most of the designs you’ve featured here – there’s some really great stuff out there! Never heard of Yorkshire Linen either so it’s great to find new companies – especially when recommended.

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      April 13, 2017 at 4:28 pm

      Thanks Lauretta – it really does make such a difference.

  2. Reply
    Anne Marie
    April 14, 2017 at 12:32 am

    Thank you Caroline!!! I just bought number 1 : ) Now I can’t wait for it to be delivered!!!

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      April 14, 2017 at 10:25 am

      Oh, that’s so exciting! Number 1 is absolutely gorgeous – great choice.

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    Lux G.
    April 14, 2017 at 2:32 am

    I wanted to pick just one but it’s difficult. All these are gorgeous bedding.
    I’d love a makeover in my bedroom and these are such inspirations.

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      April 14, 2017 at 10:27 am

      Thank you : ) I’ve just bought two new bedding sets and now I want to buy more!

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    Laura @ Life with Baby Kicks
    April 15, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    There is nothing better than sliding into a freshly made bed so I can imagine that the simple fact of updating your sheets make for a better nights sleep. I love the textured neutrals you’ve found, and I think I’ll be getting some blue sheets for all of the beds in the house!

  5. Reply
    April 15, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    We decorated our bedroom last year and the bedding was the finishing touch that really made the room! Some great tips here 🙂

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    Laura - Dear Bear and Beany
    April 15, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    I love new bedding and reading this I will now be buying blue sheets!! There is no better feeling that getting into clean sheets, its one of life’s luxuries and I would change my bedding every day if I could x

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    five little doves
    April 15, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    Oh I am all about the bedding!! Clean, fresh bedding makes a huge difference to getting into bed and it’s a great way to makeover a room at a relatively low cost. We have a neutral room decor and then use our bedding dependent on our mood, and the time of year. At the moment I’m all about florals!

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    Becky, Cuddle Fairy
    April 17, 2017 at 11:24 am

    I adore 100% cotton clothing & bedding. It’s so comfortable & breathable. I love #2 & 6 the best. But then you showed me the textured linens & I quite adore them. I’d have a really hard time choosing a set!! x

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