The secret to sleep? In 10 Secrets for a Better Night's Sleep our resident wellness guru, Jackie Ashton, has this advice has this advice: "Consider creating a sanctuary for slumber, a place that looks beautiful, yes, but also cultivates a state of serenity." We aim to follow her words. Using a supremely restful bedroom as our model, we've sleuthed all of the essentials for creating your own sleep sanctuary.
Above: A simple, no-fuss bed is the foundation of this serene bedroom in the UK. A length of floral fabric on the back wall replaces a headboard and adds just the right amount of visual interest in an otherwise muted space. Photograph by Paul Raeside.
Above: Keep walls pure and neutral. A popular all-purpose white is Benjamin Moore's White Dove (OC-17).
Above: For bedside table simplicity, the glazed earthenware ceramic Eden Lamp, made in the US by Haeger Potteries, is $129 from Land of Nod.
Fabrics & Accessories
Above: These Primaloft Deluxe Pillows offer the same loft as goose down without any of the allergens; $40 for standard size at the Company Store.
Above: Clean, crisp, classic—you can never go wrong with white bedding. This Italian Vintage-Washed Percale Sheet Set is on sale for $279, marked down from $349, at Restoration Hardware.
Above: For an added layer of warmth and comfort, consider a lightweight quilt. Matteo's Ida Quilt is 100 percent linen; $324 for the queen size.
Above: A textured coverlet in pure white lends quiet interest to the room. These wool and cotton Temoayan Blankets are hand-knotted and woven in Mexico; $345 for the queen/king size from L'Aviva Home.
Above: A Linen Bolster Pillow by Etsy vender Lovely Home Idea adds support and texture; $75.
Above: Indigo and Cream Throw Pillows introduces a subtle pattern to the white bedding, plus extra cushioning for pre-sleep lounging and reading; $185 at Tonic Home.
Above: A wall hanging brings a bit of English garden into the room. The Tree of Life, screen-printed on cotton canvas in India, is $300 at Les Indiennes.