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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SHEETS & SCENTS

A blissful bedroom is a must-have and there are some details that cannot be compromised; luxurious bed linen, the best scented candles and the perfect book to curl up with. Thankfully, we’ve got the low-down on the most beautiful scents and sheets you can combine to create a restful night sleep all summer long.

FRESH COTTON SCENTED

The Sheets...

Make like you’re at a five-star hotel by slipping between crisp, 600-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets this summer. We love the offerings from Bedeck, Lazy Linen and Ted Baker right now. The bedroom, after all, is about pure luxury.

Suggested Bedtime Reading

Wind down by taking stock of the day with some journaling, you’ll awaken bright-eyed and well-rested the next morning. See The Head Plan X Roxie Nafousi, a 12-week meditation that allows you to see yourself through the eyes of those who love you most.

The Call of Cotton

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The Scents...

Cool, crisp and calming: is there anything better than the scent of freshly-washed linens? Now, your bedroom can have that just-laundered feeling on repeat.

Max Benjamin's French Linen Water candle sums up the smell of perfectly scented linen in a Provençal villa. While Loewe's Vela Oregano candle in glazed terracotta jar is in the perfect shade of pure natural cotton. The Alabasters Ernesto Candle is made with sensual notes inspired by hotel rooms of Havana in the sun. Plus, the pared-back minimalist glass design makes for a great bedside locker accessory.

The Scent of Freshly Washed Linens

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Floral Tribute

The Sheets...

Exuberant and evocative, nothing spells hazy summer days like a blousy peony rose or the sharp, peppery scent of a nasturtium. Moreover, when it comes to prints – and scents – the humble flower is a bedroom classic for a reason. We love dusty pinks from Amurelle, Lazy Linen and Bianca.

Suggested Bedtime Reading

Transport yourself to the lush flora of Palm Beach in Assouline’s Palm Beach curated by lifestyle guru Aerin Lauder.

Bed of Roses

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The Scents...

Sómas’ Rhubarb and Peony candle conjures the scent of peonies glittering with morning dew and Diptyque's rose candle fragrance fills the air with fresh, floral notes.

The Scent of Summer Blooms

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Blue Crush

The Sheets...

Dive into the deep blue sea … from the comfort of your bed. Blue is one of the most serene colours to have in the bedroom, evoking the expanse of sky and sea – and a sense of tranquillity, to boot. This season, sheets and scents that nod to the refreshing energy of the ocean are pitch-perfect bedroom material.

Suggested Bedtime Reading

Make waves with your reading material – Assouline’s Mykonos Muse is perfect for armchair travel.

Breezy Blue Linens

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The Scents...

Put West Cork brand La Bougie’s Honeysuckle and Sea Salt candle on your wish-list – it’s a must-have for sea-swimmers everywhere. Layer Lacoste’s Marine Pique bedding with a cable-knit throw by Ralph Lauren and channel those Nantucket blues. Look to the horizon with sea-inspired hues from Yves Delorme's Triomphe Coordinated bedding and combine with Voya's Coconut & Jasmine candle for a restful warming just-in-from-the-sea scent.

The Scent of Salty Air

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Green Light

The Sheets...

Verdant and vivacious, green hues have the power to ground a room, creating a soothing, sanctuary-like space. It’s a fact: green is the most restful colour choice for bedsheets. Ralph Lauren’s Evergreen stripe sheets evoke all things natural, while Ted Baker’s Laurel palm-print bedding offers a jungle vibe.

Suggested Bedtime Reading:

Before you catch some much-needed Zzzs, plot your indoor garden with The Little Book Of House Plants And Other Greenery.

Fresh and green linens

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The Scents...

Craving something out of the ordinary? Eschew sweet scents for botanicals. Fresh, herb-scented candles are the height of luxury right now. See: La Bougie’s Sage and Bitter Orange and Neom’s Lavender and Basil candle which promotes a tranquil and deep sleep.

The Scent of a Verdant Garden

MORE TO READ

While calming pastel tones are taking over bedrooms everywhere this year, there’s a more vibrant hue becoming popular in the kitchen. Discover this season’s hottest new colour trend in Go Green.