{ The Interior DIYer: Lavender bed linen Follow my blog with Bloglovin Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Lavender bed linen


Before it looks like I'm claiming full bragging rights for this idea, I have Kristen of the Hunted Interior to thank. I was catching up on her blog a couple of weeks ago when I read a particular post of hers about Bedding Basics - How to Build a Better Bed. In her blog post, Kristen wrote about misting her bed sheets after she makes the bed. Specifically, using lavender water on her daughter's sheets as a kind of cheat to get her to sleep more easily. MIND = BLOWN.

We were in our local health food shop over the weekend when I saw a bottle of Atlantic Aromatics' lavender water and thought to try it out. I took the label off [sorry, Atlantic Aromatics] and added some old, faithful dymo label. As pretentious as it sounds, I spritzed our bed pillows and perhaps it's a combination of having a busy weekend + lavender water gently snuffing me to sleep, but I slept like a baby. 


I will be the first to admit. Yes, misting your pillows with lavender water sounds a bit pretentious. We're in the process of making our room a phone-free environment and more so somewhere to relax [duh], so I'm hoping this will instil my idea. It's only been a few days so far, but I've loved being greeted by the smell of lavender in our bedroom. Lavender is one of my favourite smells [case in point - I have a jar of dried lavender that I occasionally open and place my face in. It's soooooo good], and I feel so fancy and grown up adding it to our room in this way.  

Also featured - thrifted gold lamp

11 comments:

  1. Oh I love this idea!! I'm obsessed with nicely smelling EVERYTHING (why we have 3 pets is beyond me although I do admit to sometimes sticking my face into the kitty's fur and smelling them because to me they smell like freshly turned soil - is that weird?! Also, I just got a new puppy shampoo that apparently makes your dog smell like talc - erm yes please). Gonna have to have a look out for lavender water now - SO FANCY. xxx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. OUR KITTIES ARE ONE OF MY FAVOURITE SMELLS! Even if I get fur all up in my eyes and nose and am in distress for 10 minutes afterwards, it is well worth it. I love how my cats smell. No judgement here. And talc! Oh I so get that. Another reason for me to come over and talk like a grandmother to Quito ;) xx

      Delete
  2. Oh, this does sound like a good idea!! I need to try this, as I struggle to sleep a lot - too many thoughts buzzing around in my head!
    And those deep berry flowers around the bottom of the black lampshade look amazing! How have I missed them?? Have they been blogged? Have I just forgotten??? Why do I not know every detail of your apartment?!
    xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It may just be a placebo effect, but I've found I've been sleeping so much deeper thanks to the lovely lavender smell! I've slept really well each night since I got it.

      And no, you didn't miss anything with the flowers on the lamp shade! Hahahaha, I actually knew that wouldn't escape you!!! It's just a floral headband of mine that I keep there as it's pretteh :P You so observant xx

      Delete
  3. You and my husband share the same aesthetic when it comes to the Dymo. Love it. Great idea; you are more likely to use it if it is somewhere handy!

    ReplyDelete
  4. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Love this idea, I'm going to dose the kids beds in it, see if it gets me a few extra minutes of sleep! ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hahahha, love it Linda! Let me know how it goes!

      Delete
  6. And the jar looks so good too.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. So good. That may have played a major part too.

      Delete

Pin It button on image hover