New bedding and lazy mornings

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I’ll be the first to admit, I have really struggled over the last couple of weeks.

I’m not naturally a ‘morning person’ and having to drag myself out of a cosy warm bed is hard for me on most days.

However, on wintery mornings — when there’s a chill in the air and frosty patterns are decorating the windows — I find it extraordinarily difficult to rouse myself.

We were totally spoilt in this department at Christmas too which is probably the reason I’m finding it so hard now.

As well as being magical due to the fact that the twins were really aware of what was going on (for the first time since they arrived), Christmas has the added bonus of an alarm not going off each morning, so we were also lucky enough to have a lie in practically every day.

We left the children to slumber and some mornings didn’t hear their little sing-song voices until almost 9.

This meant leisurely lie-ins for me and my boy; toast and tea in bed, with the papers. Sometimes with chocolate coins for breakfast.

It reminded me of weekends, before we had the littles.

I’ve spoken before about the love affair I have with our giant bed and also how lucky we were quite recently to be given a new mattress to test out.

And along with the mattress, I also thought it was also high time we treated the bed to some lovely new bedlinen. Now, for all my love of colour and pattern, I’ve always been a fan of very plain bedding.

I chose a white duvet cover and pillowcases from Habitat, with coordinating grey cases for the second pillows, lifted with a pop of colour from a fab pelican patterned cushion and a monochrome geometric throw.

I can’t quite put into words how lovely this bedding range is. I’m not a fan of crisp sheets — I’d rather my sheets freshly washed but a little bit crumpled.

And aptly, the name of this particular range is ‘Washed’.

It has a soft texture and a relaxed look and feel, due to the fact it’s been stonewashed.

So cosy, so soft and so difficult to get out of in the morning!

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new bedding and chocolate coins — winner

All in all, it’s a winning combination  but, needless to say, the mix of soft, snuggly bedding and a super comfortable mattress does not make it easy to get up each morning.

Christmas is well and truly in the past but I’m still yearning for long, lazy lie-ins with the addition of some chocolate coins for breakfast.

Anyone else struggling to get up at the mo?

This post was written in collaboration with Habitat. They’ve such a gorgeous range of products to create the perfect bedroom haven. Pop along to their website and have a look. All thoughts, words and images, as ever, are entirely my own.

PS — I’ve just created a little video, sharing my thoughts, on our fab new Leesa mattress. Pop and have a look.

Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

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65 Comments

  1. 18th January 2016 / 5:31 pm

    Oh, I am so with you on this, Caro. In fact, I’m midway through writing a post about how much I love messy beds. I’m so neat and tidy in a pretty much all aspects of my life, apart from beds. A crumpled bed is my ideal and I ADORE your new bedding and cushion. What a perfect place for breakfast in bed x

    • 18th January 2016 / 6:21 pm

      Crumpled bedding is lovely Rachel — not unwashed — but clean ad crumply. This Habitat bedding is absolutely perfect. Soft to the touch and so cosy. Can’t wait to go to bed!!!

  2. 18th January 2016 / 10:06 pm

    Gorgeous photos lovely, I can feel the cosiness just by looking at them. I love nothing more than new, fresh bedding, it completely transforms a room. x

    • 19th January 2016 / 10:23 am

      Thanks pet — and I agree. New bedding is one of the best things ever! Such a fab way of revamping a bedroom :)

  3. 18th January 2016 / 10:44 pm

    Oh I am so so struggling, your bedding looks fab so stylish. Our bedroom is on my list for this year, it is so ready for a makeover, we used to have a black bed almost the same as that from the iron bed company i loved it but when we moved it was too tall to fit in the eaves boo x

    • 19th January 2016 / 10:18 am

      Hard isn’t it?! The post Christmas period is always the worst for me. After a holiday is usually bad too, but this time of year is so grey and cold!! Urgh.

  4. 19th January 2016 / 6:55 am

    This is absolutely gorgeous Caro, I would have chosen similar myself! I adore the throw too, it’s beautiful. I love Habitat, always so stylish and amazing quality. Sleep well! Xx

    • 19th January 2016 / 10:17 am

      I love Habitat too — totally love everything they sell. It’s an addiction I’ve had since school — such a shame they’re not on the high street any more!

  5. 19th January 2016 / 9:13 am

    Oh I am jealous of your bed right now, it looks gorgeous! #twinklytuesday xx

    • 19th January 2016 / 10:16 am

      I need to get back in it. It’s too cold. Mornings suck!!!

  6. 19th January 2016 / 9:36 am

    Oh that looks gorgeous and your ”washed” sheets sound so inviting. I love sleep but could really do with a whole new bed, pillows, linen combo. Especially after reading this!

    • 19th January 2016 / 10:16 am

      Aah Robyn — they are SO lovely!! The softest, cosiest sheets I’ve slept in, in a long time. I hope you get your new bed soon!!!

  7. 19th January 2016 / 9:54 am

    oh I am so struggling at the moment and your pictures has made me want to jump back into my bed!I love your bedding. Looks lovely and snug! #twinklytuesday

    • 19th January 2016 / 10:15 am

      So glad it’s not just me!!! I need to get a grip and pull myself together!! I can’t cope at the mo, when the alarm goes off!! ;)

  8. 19th January 2016 / 10:59 am

    Beautiful bedding – nothing like freshly washed sheets. I wish my 2 little ones would lie-in when they are off school but sadly they insist on being wide awake at 7am at the latest – lucky you!! Lovely website btw x

    • 19th January 2016 / 12:26 pm

      It’s really fab — I highly recommend it! The fact that it’s meant to be a little crumpled cuts down on the ironing too ;) Thanks for your lovely comment too — that’s really sweet of you xx

  9. 19th January 2016 / 12:50 pm

    That does look like a particularly cosy bed, I don’t blame you for struggling to get out of it in the morning.

  10. 19th January 2016 / 3:08 pm

    I love that cushion, fab colours! I can’t wait for D and I can have little lie ins again x

    • 19th January 2016 / 8:28 pm

      Aah they have such lovely things Jenni! And fingers crossed you won’t have to wait too long for that lie-in! ;)

  11. 19th January 2016 / 4:14 pm

    new bedding AND chocolate coins!! that’s a winning combo!! i’ve just discovered your blog and love your style and photography :)

    • 19th January 2016 / 8:27 pm

      Totally! Such a great combination ;) And thank you so much! So happy you found me xx

  12. 19th January 2016 / 8:04 pm

    I love the black and white cover on your bed. I am definitely strugglng to get up whilst it is still dark, I was brought up to believe that if it was dark outside, it meant bedtime, sadly it is not the case now x

    • 19th January 2016 / 8:26 pm

      Aah Rachel — I’m so with you!! I don;t think we should be getting up in the dark either! It’s not good for the soul! x

  13. Baby Isabella
    19th January 2016 / 9:30 pm

    That bed looks sooooooo comfy! You have great taste! Love the zing of orange and lime against the stonewashed colours. Beautiful. We agree…it’s super hard getting out of bed on cold January mornings!

    • 20th January 2016 / 9:27 am

      Thanks so much lovely! I’m chuffed to bits with the new bedding… although it does make it harder to get up each morning!! :)

  14. 20th January 2016 / 6:55 am

    Thought I recognised that cushion – I have had my eye on that for a while!

    • 20th January 2016 / 9:24 am

      Gorgeous isn’t it? So lovely to lift everything with a bright pop of colour :)

  15. 20th January 2016 / 8:36 am

    I am definetley struggling to get up in the mornings although that’s probably more to do with having a newborn. I love the combination of white and grey together. I think it looks so clean and fresh x

    • 20th January 2016 / 9:22 am

      Aah bless you — yes — I remember those newborn days well! Seems like 5 mins ago that the boys arrived. Strong coffee and trashy TV used to get me through!! ;)

  16. Mrs M
    20th January 2016 / 9:49 am

    Ooh you’re bed looks so comfy and even cosier with kitty there! I hate getting up in the mornings, what I need is a really uncomfortable bed so I don’t want to stay in it any longer!

    • 21st January 2016 / 4:04 pm

      Agree. Maybe that’s what’s needed?! Ditch the cosy bedding and get an uncomfortable bed! No more lie-ins then! ;)

  17. 20th January 2016 / 10:08 am

    This post is gorgeous. Right up my street! I love my bed too. I long for lie ins but havnt had one since the holidays. Those sheets are lovely. I am also not one to iron my bed linen so any sheets that add to the lived in look sound wonderful. I hope they are nice and soft too! X

    • 21st January 2016 / 4:07 pm

      Thanks so much Sarah! They’re incredibly soft — and warm to the touch too. Just lovely :)

  18. 20th January 2016 / 1:06 pm

    I absolutely love the colours!!!! I had new bedding for Christmas.

  19. 20th January 2016 / 2:55 pm

    I really love your style. I adore habitat. We’re doing up our house at the moment and have just started blogging about it. Everything is going to be going white and grey with pops of colour and print. This looks like the kind of thing we’re looking for. I adore habitat and I’m getting lots of their products for our office. x #love2blog

    • 21st January 2016 / 3:54 pm

      Ooh fabulous!! Come and link any home/renovation posts up with up on #HomeEtc on a Wednesday! I’d absolutely love to see what you’re doing with your house!! :) And thank you by the way — that’s lovely of you xx

  20. 20th January 2016 / 7:48 pm

    I love new bedding – this looks lovely, I love the splash of orange – nice and uplifting for these dark winter mornings! Kaz x

    • 21st January 2016 / 3:50 pm

      Thanks Kaz! Roll on spring — I’m not a lover of the dark mornings!

  21. 21st January 2016 / 6:34 am

    Looks lovely, love the splash of colour from the cushion too. Like you, I am a fan of soft bedding not crisp sheets so this sounds lovely!

  22. 21st January 2016 / 8:28 am

    Beautiful photos, can’t beat new bedding!! I’m struggling with the getting up at the moment, I think it’s the cold makes you want to hibernate for the day. The cushion is so perfect with the bedding, adding that perfect pop of colour! x

    • 21st January 2016 / 3:42 pm

      Agree — I’m not a lover of the cold at all Alice!! Roll on spring! :)

  23. Tori Gabriel
    21st January 2016 / 9:41 am

    What gorgeous bedding. No wonder it’s hard to get up!

    I love our bed too. It’s a superkingsize as that is the only bed long enough for my 6ft 4 hubby. It cost a fortune but soooo worth it.

    • 21st January 2016 / 3:42 pm

      Ours is a superking too — it seemed like an extravagant purchase when it was just the two of us but now we have the twins it’s the perfect size for all 4 of us!! :)

  24. Azaria Lynch
    21st January 2016 / 4:13 pm

    Your bed does look awfully comfortable. I love getting freshly washed bed linen on the bed and snuggling down. I don’t get a lie in much these days with a 10 month old.

    • 21st January 2016 / 6:43 pm

      Aah bless you — we didn’t have a lie-in for quite a time after the twins were born! They’re 2 now and I can say that it does get easier! I promise.

  25. 21st January 2016 / 9:42 pm

    I always struggle to get up! Definitely not a morning person… Love the bedding and that cushion is just fab x

  26. 21st January 2016 / 10:14 pm

    LOVE that you eat choccie coins in bed. Just when I think you can’t be anymore awesome… you are!

    Those bedsheets are gorgeous and I am a sucker for grey bed linen. I can definitely see why you would struggle to get out of bed in the morning!

    • 29th January 2016 / 4:53 pm

      Haha!!! Doesn’t everyone eat chocolate for breakfast over Christmas??!! ;) It surely can’t just be me!! :)

  27. 22nd January 2016 / 1:38 am

    Ooh how inviting does that bed look? It’s nearly 2am and I could just climb in! I love the photo of your cat too. Great that you were allowed some lie-ins for Christmas, I wish I could teach that trick to my two!x

    • 29th January 2016 / 4:52 pm

      It’s been such a long week, my bed is calling as I sit here and type!!! I could just go for a lie-down!! ;)

  28. 22nd January 2016 / 7:46 am

    Totally with you. I might have to send this post to my mum, she is always disapproving when I don’t iron my sheets. Love it. I want to curl back up into bed now. It’s so rainy here.

    • 29th January 2016 / 4:50 pm

      Who has time to iron sheets?? Give me the crumpled look any day of the week! :)

  29. 22nd January 2016 / 9:03 am

    I’m not too bad at getting up in the mornings, I think because I’m pregnant my body is naturally waking up early in preparation for lots of feeds! But if I’ve got new sheets on the bed there’s something so inviting about them and I could lay there all day. I absolutely love the pelican pillow and mono throw. xx

  30. 22nd January 2016 / 11:42 am

    Your new bedding looks gorgeous!
    I certainly struggle in a morning and have for the whole of my 22 years I’m so envious of morning people

  31. 24th January 2016 / 8:54 pm

    Firstly, please can you ask your boys to have a word with Zach? We are lucky to get him sleep beyond 6.30 – even over the christmas holidays!

    Secondly, this bedding looks lovely. I love Habitat and our local Homebase has a Habitat section that I love browsing around. You have reminded me that they had an awesome rug that I saw in there a while ago! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday lovely xx

    • 29th January 2016 / 4:43 pm

      Aah bless you pet!! Does he still nap in the day? The best advice I was given is ‘sleep begets sleep’ — the more sleep a child has, the more it needs. The boys have been in quite a strict routine since they were first born. It was tough to stick to initially but has literally paid dividends. They’re fab sleepers now, as a result xx

  32. 25th January 2016 / 9:05 pm

    Love the new bed clothes. Morning cuddles are the best by the way. If my little girl would have a bit more patience it would be more enjoyable but once she gets older she will be just like her brother.

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