In Search Of Beauty Sleep!

Did you know it's world sleep day? I've been thinking a lot lately about sleep (and lack of!). Firstly I'm the Mother of two, secondly I'm guilty of going to bed a little too late (I'm looking at you Netflix!) and finally, my husband and I have the worst bed E.V.E.R. Lurking under the beautiful set-up that is my bedroom is a double bed with one side slightly higher than the other and a super soft, 16 year old mattress! I kid you not! Knowing the importance of a great night's sleep (I even wrote about it in my Lagom book!), my new years resolution to look after myself a little better this year and the fact that we spend a third of our lives in bed, why do I put so much effort into creating a beautiful bedroom then scrimp on the most important thing?! Are you guilty of this too? This is my (surprising) journey in search of better sleep:

Now, you know me well. Comfort and good quality is essential, but it has to look pretty too. Which is how I discovered Carpe Diem Beds. After a little research (hey, I've been waiting 16 years, and it is after all, a 'big girl investment') I found that despite being a global brand (available in 20 countries) their beds are handcrafted in beautiful Lysekil in the archipelago North of Gothenburg, which is where my husband and I met! Fate?! A visit to Sweden's West Coast was totally in order (purely for research purposes, of course!).

In between blustery cliff walks, boat rides and the odd sauna, I learned that Carpe Diem Beds was founded by local chiropractor Börje Thuleskär, who was soaking up the sun on a bed of wild heather (found in abundance on the islands) and noticed the flora supported him and moulded to his body. This paved the way for the Contour Pocket System: a unique individually flexible spring system which works to follow the contours of your body and relieve pressure.

The beds are also built using the highest quality materials including frames of Swedish pine, bolsters of cotton and wool and mattresses upholstered with Talalay latex, wool, and cotton. They're also marked with the Nordic 'Swan' eco-label and individually signed by the person who made it! This also means you can decide the fabric, headboard and legs (love that!). 

 By the end of my two days I was sorry to leave (I stayed in a hotel with a Carpe Diem Beds bed and it was like sleeping on a cloud. For the first time in ages I woke up rested - body and soul!). It's absolutely no coincidence that I have since became an extremely proud ambassador.

Which brings me to the most important step in my search for better sleep - which bed to choose (each one is named after a place in the archipelago). Here are a few of my faves:


Their most popular frame bed, Malö, has an extra-high spring system, giving you a feeling of being weightless (loving the sound of that?!). 


Härmanö is a continental bed with separate spring systems and classic double mattresses for maxing out on the comfort and pressure relief (so tempting!).


Set to launch soon, Vindö is designed to look like it's flying and has an app that lets you adjust the beds position, lighting and massage functions! Could. You. Imagine?! Would you ever get out of bed?! Here's their complete range of adjustable beds (just saying!).

So, what do you think? Do you have a favourite? I have mine. And my husband has his. Let's see who wins (to be revealed soon!).

Sleep... I'm coming for you!

This post is brought to you in collaboration with Carpe Diem Beds, however all words are my own and I only ever work with brands I love and think you will too. 

Photography courtesy of Carpe Diem Beds.


  1. Wow! I can't choose either! But if I HAD to choose it would be the adjustable bed, there would be NO reason to leave that, EVER!

    1. Wouldn't that be amazing? It would need the built in massage feature too...

  2. Malo looks the best to me, although Vindo is definitely a dream. I definitely would not come out of bed, ever. Good luck, they all look pretty cool.

    1. Malö is beautiful! If you don't see a blog post for a while you'll know I've gone for the Vindö! Have a great start to the week!

  3. So minimal and stylish! I couldn't resist to save it in my pinterest board "home decor" xoxo

    1. These beds are totally pin-worthy (and sleep-worthy of course!).

  4. Stylish, clean and modern. It’s interesting that you often see bedding making a statement in images of bedrooms but not the beds themselves. Maybe this will change now? Would personally love one of these in my home.

  5. Yikes- how to choose! What lovely beds!

  6. Vindö or Malö can’t decide... I have definitely underestimated the importance of a good bed over the years, and a good bed that is also a design feature? Yes please!

    1. Honestly, I can't believe I've been sleeping in such a cr*p bed for so long! I'm going to be a different person when my new bed arrives!

  7. I'm trying yet again to say what wonderful beds these are, but that sadly because I, like many others, am allergic to latex products I won't be tempted, however much I am!

  8. Oh yes, a good bed is so important! I bought the Svane Zenit some years ago, and the feeling I got after the first nights with a truly good sleep, was priceless! It isn't until then you really realise what being rested feels like...
    And for you with the latex allergy: there are several top matresses available without latex, and most beds/matrasses can be bought without the top matress, so you can make your own combination. Now, I don't know Carpe diem beds, but I would be surprised if they didn't let you buy the bed without the top matress.


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