5 ingredients for the perfect night’s sleep

You guys, I have been sleeping like a baby this past month.  And I have a baby who sleeps really, really well (that helps too obviously).  I feel like my motivation for working on interiors has really been renewed of late and the master bedroom was top of my list.  I will admit right here right now that I eventually finished unpacking boxes from the move that had been lining the bedroom walls just a couple weeks ago.  But now I am ON IT.

An opportunity to work with Leesa truly could not have come at a better time as we handed back our borrowed mattress and decided it was time to upgrade.  Leesa was a company I had my eye on because, as an exclusively online brand, they eliminate unnecessary overheads and can offer a premium luxury mattress without the premium price tag.  In my mid thirties I feel like I deserve a quality mattress and a great night’s sleep which Leesa promise but what I also learned and really loved about the brand is that their One-Ten programme donates one mattress for every ten sold (to date over 30,000 worldwide) whilst their One Earth programme also sees a tree planted for every mattress sold.

On top of that, so confident they are that your sleep will be top notch that a money back guarantee is offered if you are not sleeping better on a Leesa within 100 nights (returns are donated to a charitable organisation and a full refund offered).  Well, I unboxed my mattress exactly one month ago and, let me tell you, it is a keeper.  It is thick and dense and firm and cocooning all at once.  You know when you check into a really nice hotel and immediately lie on the bed and just exhale?  Yeah, that.  Every night.

Leesa have kindly offered £100 off any mattress with the code THANKFIFI and I have put together a little recipe for you with five basic ingredients for the perfect night’s sleep…  Sweet dreams.x


Ingredients (Serves 2)

1 Leesa mattress (use THANKFIFI for £100 off)
1 batch of duck/goose feather and down bedding
1 set of soft washed linen sheets
pinch of sunset
1 scented candle (as desired)
luxury sleepwear optional

1.  Take the Leesa mattress and remove from outer box – this can be achieved smoothly by the chef alone (amidst cheers of ‘strong girls club’ but really it is extremely simple).  Unroll according to packet instructions and leave to fully rise for twenty-four hours.  This proving time will allow the unique combination of three foam layers (5cm Avena Foam, 5cm Memory Foam and 15cm Support Foam) which adapt to the body of each individual, providing optimum support and comfort, allow airflow through the mattress for a cooler nights sleep, and provide enough bounce for freedom of movement, to reach peak comfort levels.

2.  In the meantime, prepare a large, fluffy batch of feather and down bedding topped with soft washed linen sheets.  This will ensure maximum snuggliness and ideal temperature when served.  When the Leesa mattress has risen fully, spread the bedding liberally.

3.  You might find that you simply cannot resist a little taste ahead of bedtime and, that my friends, is ok.  Go right ahead.  But when bedtime comes I do recommend adding a pinch of sunset (I have been an avid supporter my sunset/sunrise light for years and recently received this new version which I adore).

4.  The cherry on top of the perfect night’s sleep is a relaxing scent.  I recommend foraging and sampling to source an aroma that, as soon as you breathe it in, lifts you to a state of calm and relaxation.  For me that scent is Sleep Sensation by the Isle of Skye Candle Company.  Perhaps this is the only recipe where it is encouraged to burn one of your ingredients for anywhere between five and thirty minutes as desired.

5.  And one final optional extra – luxury sleepwear is the ultimate indulgence.  Natural, breathable, soft fibres like silk and cashmere are a truly indulgent addition.  Remove before slipping under the sheets if you wish…

*Under no circumstances, no matter how great the temptation for a little sprinkle of social screen time, should you add even a hint.  I recommend charging overnight in another room.  At the opposite end of the house.


P.S.  In case you didn’t get it already, I love this mattress.  Really, really LOVE it.  Going to bed is a dream, like getting a big strong hug from the one you love, it just envelops you and yet supports you at the same time.  So if you happen to be in the market for a mattress then I truly do recommend the Leesa mattress and with the 100 day money back guarantee as well as the £100 off code THANKFIFI, you really have nothing to lose…  Click here to check them out.

With thanks to Leesa for sponsoring this post.



mattress – Leesa
 (use THANKFIFI for £100 off)
washed linen bedding – La Redoute
quilt – Bluebellgray
springbok hide – Vash
wake-up light – Philips
sleep sensation candle – Isle of Skye Candle Company
console table – DIY Ikea hack
nori leather pots – Made.com
woven nest pendant – Graham & Green
tapestry green in chalky emulsion finish – Craig & Rose


cashmere robe – Figleaves
silk pyjamas – Asceno


This post was created in collaboration with Leesa, who provided a Leesa Mattress for review, but all views and opinions expressed are my own.  Some links in this post are affiliate links.  This means I may receive a small percentage of a sale if you click these links and purchase a product.


1 Comment

  1. Gaylesbury
    7 Sep / 8:13 am

    I am totally on their site considering one!!!! (Literally). And your new bedroom colour is gorgeous x Happy weekend!

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