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Wearing: GRANA silk long sleeve pyjama shirt | GRANA silk pyjama pants | GRANA silk pyjama camisole 


One of my favourite things about coming back home from travelling is coming home to my bed again. No matter how luxurious a hotel is, there’s always nothing better than coming home to the comforts of your own bed, having access to your entire wardrobe and spending lazy weekend mornings in. So whenever I head off travelling, I always make sure I make my bed and arrange my decor so it’s ready for a big crash when I come home and that I have clean sleepwear to go!

Here are five ideas on how to make a bedroom feel more like a sanctuary..

1) Invest in some cute bedding

Bedding can change up your bedroom like no tomorrow and over the past couple of years, I have had a major obsession with collecting quilt and sheet sets. I love going for beautiful prints and in particular, anything with a touch of nature. Some of my favourite places to find great bedding are Suku Home (their bamboo sheets feel like heaven!), Gorman (their prints are fabulous for linen though they only seem to make pillow cases now), Country Road (for quality neutrals and Scandinavian inspired prints), Kip & Co (for bright colours), Arro Home for cute prints and Rachel Castle’s Castle & Things for quirky prints. Don’t forget to layer up the look with a throw and cushions. They really make a difference and elevate your bedroom look.

2) Add a rug next to your bed

If you have floorboards in your bedroom like me, you will definitely want to add a rug next to your bed so you have something warm and soft to step onto the moment you wake up. Winter mornings can be cold so the last thing you’d want is to step onto freezing cold floorboards first thing in the morning.

3) Decorate with indoor plants

If you don’t already know, I’m obsessed with indoor plants. I just love the feeling of bringing the outdoors in and living in an indoor jungle. When it comes to adding plants to your bedroom, look for ones that in particular, purify the air. Some common bedroom picks include the snake plant, peace lily, ZZ plant (pictured on my right bedside table) and devil’s ivy. I go all out with my plants because I have way too many..

4) Invest in some luxurious sleepwear

Make sleepwear fun! Instead of old tees, go for something more luxurious like silk pjs and nighties. Plus, luxurious doesn’t have to be expensive. I’m currently loving GRANA’s silk sleepwear collection available in rose beige (pictured above), black (classic) and wine. The collection can be mixed and matched too – choose from long sleeves and pants for winter and short sleeves, camis and shorts for summer. I’m a big fan of the feeling of silk, it feels like you are sleeping on a cloud. Even better, you can get free shipping and 10% off your order with my code ‘KANIxGRANA’ until end of May :)

5) Add warm lighting

I love adding warm lighting to warm up the room. A few lighting options I like having near by are my salt lamp, some fairy lights and of course a reading lamp which I use a fun vintage-look globe for. You can get special energy saving globes which is a bonus but they do cost extra (but it’s worth it, for the environment and electricity bill ;-)).

Photos: Rowena Cao & I
In collaboration with GRANA

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  • Reply
    May 16, 2017 at 11:29 PM

    Your bedroom is so magical! I especially love all the plants and all the patterns on your bed! Sadly my room is too dark to have plants but I try to keep it as colourful as possible <3

    G is for Gingers xx

    • Reply
      Connie Cao
      May 17, 2017 at 11:21 PM

      Haha thanks! You can still have plants, just look for ones that do well in low light! My ZZ plant (on my right bed side table) is in a dark corner and it is a good choice for a room with less light :)

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    Shabrina Hazimi Putri
    May 17, 2017 at 10:09 PM

    Omg! Your room is soooo dreamyyyy, Connie! <3 <3 <3
    Wish someday I could decorate my room into a sanctuary like yours ;)

    Kisses from Tokyo,


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      Connie Cao
      May 17, 2017 at 11:22 PM

      Haha thanks! there’s surprisingly not much to it. I think the throw (and plants) makes all the difference with its colourful design :) I love decorating, it’s so fun!

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    May 17, 2017 at 10:16 PM

    OMG Connie! Your room is an absolute dream!
    It’s like waking up in a jungle. I want a room like that!
    Does your room get a lot of sunlight? Or do you take them out during the day?
    I mean, I would love to fill my room with plants but my room is pretty low on sunlight—among one of the darkest rooms of our house, really, and the airway isn’t that great (also the warmest). I was wondering if that would still be optimal for indoor plants :/

    Alive as Always

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      Connie Cao
      May 17, 2017 at 11:27 PM

      Hey Bivi, thanks! Actually my room does get a lot of sunlight so I’m quite lucky with that, but many plants that I own actually prefer indirect sunlight so most live elsewhere. I keep them all where they are most of the time but I do like to change my plants around every now and then. I am undecided about the monstera on my bedside table, it used to sit near the doorway next to my desk where I blog and I kind of miss seeing it during the day!

      But you can still do plants with low light. If it is bright enough to read a book in during the day, I would say it is bright enough to keep a plant that loves indirect light in that room. Otherwise if it is quite dark, look for plants that thrive in low light. I chose my ZZ plant because the corner I keep it in is a pretty dark one in the bedroom and ZZs are known to be fine living in dark areas. Definitely have a google to see which other plants are good in low light too, there are quite a few! Just make sure not to overwater them especially if they are in a dark corner because the water stays in the pot for longer as it does not evaporate as fast. Also check out devil’s ivy! It is the first indoor plant I owned and I didn’t give it much proper or consistent love or attention and it did fine no matter where I put it.

      Hope that helps :) Happy plant investigating!

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    May 26, 2017 at 7:23 PM

    So beautiful your room is! Can I have it ;)
    But do these many plants so close to your bed not disturb you?

    Have a great day

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