Tamara Heber-Percy, co-founder of Mr and Mrs Smith shares her boutique bedroom checklist

Bed with tan leather headboard in front of floral patterned wallpaper
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Tamara Heber-Percy, co-founder of boutique hotel travel company Mr and Mrs Smith shares her formula for a peaceful slumber

Lighting is key
This can make or break a room. Lights need to be dimmable, and you should be able to turn all of them off with one quick flick of a bedside switch.

Bed with Gold headboard with light strip detail against blue grey wall

Heaven scent
Amangiri smells incredible. Those aromas completely change transform the setting and, of course, help you to relax. At home, I burn a ‘White Wood’ candle from Clement & Claude, made from soy wax. It smells heavenly, £14 at Clement & Claude

Dusky pink linen bedlinen

The bed
Create a bed as wonderful as a hotel bed. It will, naturally, have freshly ironed sheets. Thread count isn’t always everything – often a quality-made 400-count sheet can be better than one that’s often 700. In fact, if you go too high, the sheets will become stiff. There should be a hard and soft pillow to choose between, and a soft-to-the-skin throw to snuggle under.

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