One of my favourite pastimes is sleeping, and having a cosy, warm, inviting bed space is important to me. I can't fathom the idea of stained, flat, synthetic pillows and bobbled, faded sheets that haven't seen a washing machine in weeks. After a long, hard day, I like to clamber into my nest - a mound of fluffy feather pillows, a thick, billowy duvet, with the smell of clean cotton in my nostrils, and a sprinkle of lavender on the pillow. It's like sleeping on clouds. I love it.
I'm not a particularly tidy person, and I wouldn't call myself a clean freak, but I make my bed every morning without exception, and wash my sheets every week.
One thing I do despair over is how nice bed sheets can be so expensive. Scouring the likes of Debenhams and John Lewis, a double duvet cover can easily set you back by £50 or more.
My favourite place to buy sheets is actually Ikea. I don't have one near me, but you can easily snap up new packs on eBay. After retiring some of my old sheets recently, this floral 'Alvine Orter' duvet set from Ikea is the latest addition to my collection. It only cost me £20 for a duvet cover and four pillow cases. It's so pretty and makes the room look super homely.