SLEEP RE­TREAT

– MM Li­nen’s Kerry Jack­son on how to cre­ate a per­fectly serene bed­room

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FAB­RICS

Opt for a tac­tile fab­ric like li­nen, which lasts for years and gets softer with wash and wear, says Jack­son. “Li­nen has a re­laxed, so­phis­ti­cated and time­less look. It breathes well, mod­er­ates tem­per­a­ture and is a su­pe­rior fi­bre to cot­ton as it is much stronger.”

COLOUR

Choose sooth­ing tones for your walls and bed­ding, such as taupe, duck egg green, ivory and greys. “Layer sev­eral shades of the same colour with white and bring the out­side in with calm­ing, soft pat­terns in­stead of bright colours and geo­met­ric prints,” says Jack­son.

AC­CES­SORIES

“It’s nice to have a bench or arm­chair, or a bean­bag for a more ca­sual look, as all those pil­lows and cush­ions need to go some­where!” sug­gests Jack­son. Mir­rors re­flect space and light, tran­quil art­work makes a room invit­ing, and throws and rugs add a lux­u­ri­ous feel.

AT­MOS­PHERE

“Sym­me­try feels or­gan­ised and min­imises visual stress for a calm room,” says Jack­son. She rec­om­mends cover­ing win­dows with soft drapes or shut­ters for pri­vacy and light con­trol, and pair­ing soft fur­nish­ings in nat­u­ral tones with wooden fur­ni­ture to add warmth.

COM­FORT

“Think of a five-star ho­tel and re­flect that in your home,” says Jack­son. “In­vest in goose down, which is the ab­so­lute best for warmth with­out weight and con­trols mois­ture and heat.” Choose pil­lows filled to your pref­er­ence with goose down for max­i­mum com­fort.

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