Spring bedding: plants to help you sleep

With spring in the air, you might be starting to see floral prints make a return. Both fashion and interior design alike will be making use of bright and bold florals over the next few months, but bedding, in particular, seems to look exceptionally good bedecked in flowers.

If you are planning on swapping out your winter duvet cover for bold blooms, you might want to think about complementing your look with the real thing. Not only are flowers great to look at, it turns out they might also be great for your sleep too. Many flowers offer their own unique health benefits, and a few, in particular, are useful sleep aids.

With this in mind, why not complement your floral duvet cover with some actual florals? We’ve unearthed some of the best plants and flowers for the job to get you started. We’ve also had a dig through our latest spring bedding to find the perfect duvet cover to complement your chosen flower. So, let the floral aromas calm your mind and drift off peacefully in super soft spring bedding.

Pink Jasmine


This jasmine flower is indigenous to China and is also known as Chinese Star for its small star shaped petals. While the flowers themselves may be small, they certainly pack a punch when it comes to smell. This means you only need a smaller plant and a few flowers to fill a room with their sweet and pungent scent.

Pink jasmine is beautiful and delicate to look at and is also a natural relaxer. Jasmine aromas can help to calm the mind and reduce anxiety, which can be very conducive to a peaceful sleep. Just like lavender, the smell of Jasmine often produces strong smell associations for years to come. Placing a jasmine plant in your bedroom is a great way to help stay relaxed, and is also a great natural air freshener.

When it comes to looking after this plant, you’ll find it pretty robust with the right care and a plant should last all year round. When it flowers, the blooms should last for a few weeks. Jasmine loves lots of sunlight, so place it by the sunniest window in your bedroom. Make sure to keep your soil moist, especially when the plant is in flower, but be careful not to over water.

Finish off your bedroom look with this oriental inspired floral duvet cover set featuring delicate cherry blossoms.

Dreams ‘N’ Drapes Oriental Flower Duvet Cover Set – From £12.95

Peace Lily


The peace lily is beautiful to look at and its neutral light colouring means it fits well into almost any décor. Like many plants, the peace lily is a great air purifier, removing toxins from the air and replenishing rooms with oxygen. This includes toxins such as formaldehyde which you’ll find present in things like rugs, vinyl and cigarette smoke. The peace lily will also help to clear toxins found in other manmade fibers and paint, such as benzene and trichloroethylene.

While all plants are good air purifiers, the peace lily is particularly good at clearing mould. If you have a mould problem in your bedroom, a peace lily is a must have addition. You should also consider placing this plant in your bathroom or other damp areas of your home where mould could be a potential problem.

The peace lily is an easy plant to keep and take care of and can handle low levels of light. If your bedroom struggles with light or has particularly small windows, the peace lily is a good option. Water it at least once a week, but with a lot of sunlight or during the winter when the heating might be on a lot, it will thrive better being watered twice weekly.

Be inspired by the calming colouring of the peace lily with this beautifully elegant duvet cover set. Go light and bright with ivory, or contrast slightly with your peace lily in a soft grey.

Paoletti Balmoral Floral Damask Jacquard Duvet Cover Set in Ivory or Grey – From £39.95



The benefits of the calming lavender aroma are probably well known to most people by now. You’ll find lavender fragrance in everything from laundry detergents to linen sprays. Many studies have shown the smell of lavender can help us relax, making it a must-have bedtime flower. Many sachets used for drawers and wardrobes contain dry lavender, but a fresh lavender plant will give off a much more pungent smell to help you feel calm in the evenings.

Unlike the peace lily, lavender needs plenty of bright sunlight. Find the sunniest windowsill in your bedroom for this plant and think about keeping some outside during the summer. Make sure to water regularly and keep the soil moist.

We think the beautiful purple colouring of this plant goes perfectly with this lilac floral duvet cover, and a soft white background is the perfect blank canvas for taking in all that peaceful aroma.

Charlotte Thomas Kendall Flower Print Reversible Duvet Cover Set – From £19.95

Gerbera Daisy


The gerbera daisy is a bright and beautiful plant available in bright oranges, reds and pinks with luscious green leaves and stems. While definitely eye catching, what isn’t noticeable to the eye is the gerbera daisy’s ability to clean your air and release oxygen at night. As well as removing toxins such as benzene and trichloroethylene, this plant also replenishes the air with oxygen all day and night.

Oxygen is important all the time, but at night it can be particularly helpful for a better night’s sleep. Unlike other plants that only release oxygen during the day, the gerbera daisy will do this even while you’re asleep. That makes this flower the perfect bedroom plant.

Gerbera daisies can be a little tricky to keep indoors as they require plenty of sunlight but cool temperatures. Keeping it by a sunny window all day can scorch the leaves, so think about both temperature and sunlight when placing your plant. It doesn’t need much watering – simply top up your plant when the top inch of soil feels dry to touch.

This bright and bold duvet cover set is reminiscent of the shape and colouring of the gerbera daisy, making it the perfect accompaniment to your new bedroom plant.

Fusion Candice Flower Petal Print Duvet Cover Set in Terracotta, Purple or Blue – From £7.95



The gardenia flower is sometimes shown in pinks and purples in bedding and prints but is actually white like the peace lily. This plant is all about aroma, as its pungent smell can apparently have a sedative-like effect. Not only that, but their scent is actually more pungent at night time. This is because they are helped pollinated by moths, making them expend their fragrances more at night time when moths are more active. You can find the gardenia scent in perfume and fragrances and are a great night time soother.

Gardenia can be hard to look after as, like the gerbera daisy, they are specific when it comes to light. Direct sunlight will harm the petals, but they still need plenty of indirect sunlight to thrive. Be careful not to over water, but ensure to keep the soil consistently moist.

Inspired by the big and beautiful petals of the gardenia flower, this duvet cover adds a little twist with bright pink blooms on a soft white background.

Dreamscene Georgia Duvet Cover Set – £12.95

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