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    Tuesday, 4 December 2018

    HOW TO HYGGE YOUR HOME FOR WINTER [AD]

    You’d have to have been living under a rock to have escaped the term ‘hygge’ over the last few years. It’s a popular Scandinavian concept which exploded onto the internet and is all about the art of being cosy – and it’s definitely something I can get on board with!

    Hygge is all about creating a warm, cosy living environment and where’s more important to get snug than the bedroom? Now the temperatures are dipping and we’re marching ever closer to Christmas, I wanted to round up all the simple little touches you can do to inject some hygge into your bedroom ready for those chillier night!
    MAKE YOUR BED SUPER COSY 
    The bed is the focal point of any bedroom so where better place to start? Obviously you’ll want super soft sheets and warm, fluffy cushions to create the ultimate sleeping environment but don’t forget the mattress itself! Your mattress is probably the most important aspect of getting a good night’s sleep and the one a lot of us neglect the most!

    By investing in a decent mattress, you’re setting yourself up for a good night’s sleep which comes with a whole host of wellbeing benefits like - improved concentration, reduced stress and an overall better mood.We were recently sent a Leesa mattress to try out and it’s absolutely transformed the way we sleep.
    The beauty behind this particular mattress lies in its three foam layers, that adjust to your body to offer the ultimate support and comfort, and reduce the chance of overheating at night. Tom and I used to get really broken sleep, waking up at different hours through-out the night, but since we’ve changed over, we both manage to sleep soundly through till morning!
    It’s super simple to order a mattress from Leesa too – you just go online, place your order and your mattress will be delivered in an impossibly compact box (can you believe they get a mattress in here?!).
    Once unboxed, it expands to full-size and is ready for you to sleep on that very evening! It’s absolutely changed my whole sleep experience and definitely the number one place you need to start if you’re looking to create a better sleep environment for yourself!

    LIMIT YOUR SCREEN-TIME 
    Hands up who else is guilty of getting into bed and spending half an hour just scrolling through Twitter and Instagram before bed? Nothing disrupts your cosy vibes like online drama or fretting over late-night work emails. To help drift off to sleep, you should try to limit the amount of blue screen-time before bed so why not turn your bedroom into a 'no-phone' zone. Obviously, a lot of people rely on their phones for their morning alarm so it’s fine to keep it by your bedside, but try to refrain from reaching for it out of boredom.

    LOOK TO ADD TEXTURE 
    Now you’ve got the bed right, you’ll want to add the right finishing touches to create a truly relaxed environment. Fur cushions and rugs are the simplest way to add comforting texture to your bedroom and big chunky knitted blankets also help to dial up the cosy factor. Try to keep colour schemes simple by looking for shades within the same colour palette or either opt for warming tones and dark accents to add drama and mood to the room.
    MAKE YOUR BEDROOM A PJ ONLY ZONE 
    If we’re kicking phones out the bedroom, let’s also ban wearing your everyday clothes too! The easiest way to get cosy is to change into your PJs the moment you get through the door! I spend the majority of my time at home in my pyjamas so I find this one easy but it’s super simple. Just limit your everyday clothes for the living room or when you actually need to leave and only lounge in your comfort wear when you’re in the bedroom!

    INVEST IN CANDLES AND DIFFUSERS 
    Is there anything more relaxing and snug that some gorgeous scented candles burning away? Candles provide soft, natural light which feel so much more snug than having your main bedroom light on (plus it’s great for your leckie bill!). Dot them in clusters of 2-3 on shelves or on the window sill to inject some real hygge comfort to your bedroom and go for scented candles for added cosiness!
    If you’re thinking of changing your mattress, make sure you visit the Leesa website to learn more about their signature bed. You will also be able to sleep well in the knowledge that you’re helping to give something back, which is built into the company’s DNA, as Leesa donate one mattress to charitable causes, for every ten sold!

    * I was sent a Leesa Mattress to review free of charge in exchange for this post