How to make your bed the most comfortable place on earth 

How to make your bed the most comfortable place on earth + my fave shows on Netflix  

Feb 22

Have you ever had one of those moments when you love your bed more than people?  Bed is bae.  You could kidnap me, duct tape my face, throw me in a cardboard box and I’d still make a cozy space for a nap.

Note to self: If you are going to kidnap me, you better hide your Netflix password, popcorn and wine.

 
5 of the best ways to make your bed the most comfy place on earth + my netflix faves!

Are you ready to get under the covers?

Bed, meet your maker.

{ Dear bed. You are my favourite }

How to make your bed theeee most comfy place on earth + my fave shows on Netflix  
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ways to have theeeee most comfy bed of life.

You see, there’s a secret to a comfy bed and life.  Get ready.

1.

Throw pillows anonymous : Yes, that’s an enormo amount of pillows on my bed, why do you ask? Because that ^^ is what my life looks like 5923634360923% of the time.  Is there such a thing as throw pillows anonymous?

Start with a nice crisp white clean palette AKA white duvet cover, pillow cases and sheets and then BOOM, change things up with throw pillows when the mood strikes you.   Supes comf.  Supes pretty.  Supes flexible.  Like me, when I was 21.

PS. Throw pillows are easy change.  Painting the room, not so much.

2.

WHITE : I love white and staggering simplicity it brings to a space. You know the feeling of jumping into crisp white hotel sheets?   THAT.  You may think dark sheets are easier to keep clean. Nope. They.Are.Not.  Dark sheets are fugly. They fade.  They look ratty.  Like, fast.  Don’t go there.  Blah.

Want to know how I keep my whites white?  I hang them out on the line in the sunshine. I realize you likely don’t live in the middle-of-nowhere like I do, but hey…. I’m jelly jealous of your drive times to the grocery store.  I bet it doesn’t take you 4516 hours to get to the store.  Fling your sheets on your neighbours fence.  Or a tree.

If you’re dealing with yellowed sheets, soak them overnight in hot water with a mix of laundry detergent, borax, dishwashing detergent, and strong vinegar. About 1/3 cup of each. Then rinse – or wash again – in lots of hot water and vinegar. Even badly yellowed sheets usually come up beautifully white.

Yes, I’ve spilled a pot of coffee on my duvet and looked at it with a desperation that usually only exists in times of war. And it was clean after I punched it washed it with this stuff. *wipes sweat from brow.  It’s a miracle cleaner. Old stains on shirts? Gone.  Red wine on the sheets? Gasp. Gone.  This DIY essential oil massage oil. Gone.  Muddy boot stains (don’t ask ????) Gone.

3.

Are you using a polyester comforter instead of a duvet?  No no no. Don’t do it. It’s lame.

A comforter will make you go ackkkkk. A duvet & cover will make you go ahhhhhhhh.

A duvet is airy and will breathe in the summer and be warm in the winter.  It’s a fluffy cloud of heaven.  Add layers, details and textures with quilts, chunky knit throws, and throw pillows. Break up the patterns with solids and don’t make it too matchy matchy.  When you mix and match and pair different things together, it looks cohesive and perfectly collected all at once.  You are smart like that.

4.

Natural fibers for the win.  Cotton. Yes.  Linen. Yes. Polyester. NO.  You’ll find natural materials way easier to maintain, clean annnnnnd they just FEEL good. Use good quality cotton sheets and get ready to sleep dreamy.  Cotton on the sheets, linen on the covers. For the win.

I’m obsessed with linen and found the most affordable linen duvet covers of life, right here <– I screamed that.

Linen gets better looking, softer and the-not-perfect-soft-rumply-wrinkles just get even dreamier over time.  Unlike my face.

This is my fave Etsy seller for linen.  Fave. Fave. Fave. LURVE. My love for them is years strong.

5.

Invest in a comfy bed. Whatever style rocks your socks. You will be sleeping in it for 4498578495759475 hours. Totally worth it.  I’ve fallen in love with foam mattresses in the last couple of years.  We were thinking about changing things up and going with Casper foam mattresses in the treehouse and cabin this summer for our guests.  Have you tried them? Are they d’bomb diggity? Will our guests ever want to get out of bed?  Will they ever leave? Maybe I need a new plan (?)

How to make your bed theeee most comfy place on earth + my fave shows on Netflix  
  • New blog store: I’ll be sharing some gems ( stoopid stories) from some old and new pages on the blog.  It’s been a ton of work creating a new blog STORE!  If you get lost in there, know that I’m here for you. Kinda sorta.  I may be napping.
  • Shop my faves: Want to see my fave linens and home thaanngs? It’s on this page  <—- F.A.V.E.S.  And if you love white like I do…. Hello white epicness.
  • Blog news :  My Toronto living // prop styling daughter Tristan Knowlton styled & photographed the pics for this post.  She came on board to help me with theeee blog :)xo and you can find the cutie patootie @TristanJayne on instagram here xo
  • Netflix is my BFF :  I have a confession.  I have a mad crush on Uhtred in The Last Kingdom.  Oh my freaking gawd hawt. Ozark is such a ggahhhreat show too.  And Handmaids Tale? It makes me freak my ish. I pretty much cry in every scene of This is Us.  Pretty Little Lies is pretty big awesome. When I don’t want to think too much (every night) Mindy of the Mindy Project crushes the funny.  Have you seen the LION movie? Omg. So amaze.
  • Instagram:  What I’m snappin’ and grammin’ this week.  Are you into insta stories? They are my new favourite thing even though the new Instagram algorithm hates my guts.  I’m about to go cry in my ‘why does Instagram hate me, journal?!‘  Dear Instagram, why you no love me? 
  • Something is happening: Can’t tell you what, but it rhymes with a schnew shmunky shmwool shmanket. Stay tuned on the blog for a new pattern coming soon (the blanket is in the photos of the blog post.) Didja know, there are two free patterns on the blog?  This chunky wool blanket (intermediate level) and this chunky knit blanket.  A chunky knit throw solves all the problems of life and comfy bed-ness.  So of course, blanket three is on it’s way to you soon.  Knitting.  It keeps us from unravelling.
Circular birch knitting needles for free chunky wool blanket pattern via @lynneknowlton
  • This blog post contains affiliate links.  I hope you click through and help support my little corner of the interwebs.  You can read my blah blah snore boring policies and disclosures here, if you are up for a good yawn.  Either way, I’m so so so grateful for your support. { insert massive hug }
  • These are the only circular knitting needles that I use for all my blanket patterns.  Each set of needles is shipped with this free pattern and packaging swag.  Because I like you like that.  PS. Every time you buy from my shop, I legit do a happy dance.  There may or may not be some bad dance moves.  Okay. Definitely. I need to go to dance school.
  • I love shopping online and from deep within my bed, because shopping in a mall is like getting hit in the head with a ball. Plus, I need these for bedroom fashion and for crime fighting. 
  • Sheets / pillow cases :  I usually shop for my sheets and pillow cases at HomeSense Canada. I love their pricing and kickass quality.  It’s such good stuff!  Do you know of any online options for buying great sheets?  Share with sugar bear.

C/O:    Throw pillows were gifted to me from the beautiful Tonic Living.  Okay.  Truth is, I popped into the store and stole some pillows when Janine wasn’t looking.  Call the authorities.  Have you met Janine from Tonic Living?  She’s gorgeous. A red-haired-stunner-type of gal with the prettiest store space full of pillows, ottomans, rugs and blankets of life. She’s smart. Funny.  Did I mention that I hate her?  Let’s punch her in the face.

Over to you. You have the floor.  Uhm.  Bed. What’s your fave thing about your bed? Wait.  Don’t answer that. TMI.   I also need you to FREAK.MY.HAPPY.OUT and tell me your fave shows on Netflix. I need these details to thrive in life.

How to make your bed theeee most comfy place on earth + my fave shows on Netflix  

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  1. Luisa Morris

    March 27th, 2018 at 11:37 am

    Hi lynne any chance of cushion kits and or patterns. I love the chunky blanket. Definitely going to try the new pattern. X

  2. Inga

    July 5th, 2018 at 8:14 am

    Thank you! Love the pice on white. You really can’t go wrong with this color!

  3. Renate

    August 17th, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    Yah!! Our Linen bedding has arrived from H&M today!! Thanks for your recommendation ❤️ Trying white for the first time, when I have my room figured out, I will send you a “beautiful Lynne inspired” picture.
    Love Your Blog. Can’t wait for Good (cool) Nights sleep. R*

  4. Lorie

    October 9th, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    LYNN,

    Really interested in Casper beds. Looking at The Casper (which I believe you have) vs. The Wave. There is a significant price difference. The Casper reviews are mixed – the worst ratings refer to the bed being too soft or too hard (ok so that is subjective) – bigger concern is the reference to a persistent off-gassing smell. Did you experience this? And can you please confirm – you sleep on The Casper daily? I loved your rant about a grrrreat sleep… Just checking.

  5. Lynne Knowlton

    October 10th, 2018 at 8:17 am

    Hi Lorie,

    Yes, we do have a Casper mattress in the airstream and we love love love love it. Casper gifted the mattress to me, because I have tried a zillion different mattresses out there, and hadn’t found one that I super adored. Until Casper 🙂

    There is absolutely zero off gassing smell. Like zip.

    I find the bed to be so perfect, for real. Not too soft and not too hard. Goldilocks perfect. We haven’t slept on it daily, but we sleep on it often… and are going on a 2 month road trip in the airstream shortly, so we will be sleeping on it every night. You could check back in with me in a couple of months to be double triple sure… but overall…. I’m definitely a big big big lover of the Casper mattress.

    PS. If you do decide to buy one, you can get $75 off with promo code AIRSTREAM.

    On a crazy note, I also tried their pillows. Heaven. They have linen sheets too (which are really nice/ but not 100% white and more cream), but I’m not a big lover of the linen pillow cases ( even though I adore linen, I don’t like it on a pillow case). I’m weird like that. haha!

    Hope that helps!
    Lynne xx

  6. Mom xxxooooo

    October 16th, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    Just to let you know……We love our Casper!!!! It was delivered in 3 days….amazing because I couldn’t stay awake any longer lol. I have this ‘problem’ with sleeping. I don’t know why but I felt like I was sleeping on rocks, I tossed and turned all night, got too hot, then too cold. All and all Im a joy to sleep with Im sure (guess I should ask Mark :)) Maybe Im just a princess and didn’t realize it (like the princess who couldn’t sleep because there was a pea in the bed under so many mattresses stacked up.)…. or maybe she peed the bed…….no, It was a pea in the bed.
    Anyways, I wanted to let you know that the Casper bed is a gem….I love it. I think I now snore, but thats another story. Yes, Yes I would highly recommend their amazing mattress. I even threw away the box cause Im never going to return it.

  7. Victoria Tegg

    March 6th, 2019 at 12:57 am

    This totally happened to me. I was reviewing development on our app, and the sound wouldn’t play. The YouTube app worked, but our Hansel and Gretel app wasn’t. That’s when I figured out it was the switch! I felt so silly. Hopefully this helps other avoid that confusion!

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