A bedroom is our sanctuary - it's a private place in the home where we relax and unwind with our nearest and dearest, and of course, get some shut-eye. A good night's sleep aids brain function, generally helps with good mood and even slows down aging - there's a reason it's called beauty sleep, after all. That's why it's crucial to get the right look and feel for this sacred space, depending on what colours, materials and mood make you feel most at home. While mattresses and beds last a good few years, bed linen and soft furnishings have a slightly shorter lifespan. The upshot is that every so often you can refresh your space with new cushions, throws, sheets or a duvet - even the smallest change can brighten up a room. So lie back and get comfy as we walk you through the process of planning the perfect bedroom. Feel free to pop in-store and have a chat through your ideas.

Once you've worked out the big decisions like which bed, mattress and storage works for the dimensions of the space, it's time to layer with texture, colour and all the details that make a bedroom comfy and cosy. Are you going to be sharing your bedroom with a partner?

Are children likely to be making themselves at home there? These questions are worth considering when it comes to storage and colour scheme, and of course the size of the bed itself.

Everyone needs a little inspiration; have a flick through your favourite interiors magazines or do a bit of online research to find examples of your ideal look. Make a statement or blend in?

Deciding on the overall look and feel of your room can be tricky, but once you have decided on a colour scheme and the all-important budget, the fun can really begin. Now, which look suits your fancy?

Pieces you'll need:
Bed: Will it be single, double, king size, kids?
Mattress: Foam or pocket coil?
Size and firmness? Pillows & duvets: What size, how soft and what filling?
Storage: Do you need a chest of drawers, wardrobe, trunk, bedside table or all of the above?
Accessories: Do you need a dressing table, mirror or any underbed storage?
Upholstery: Do you have enough extra space for a sofa or sofa bed, chaise longue or armchair?
Soft furnishings: Which throws, cushions, rugs and window dressings do you need to finish off
the look?

There's a bit of a process to buying and putting together your perfect bedroom, so we've put together a handy checklist to help you make sure everything comes together.

Measure the room and work out where the largest pieces will fit Which look are you going for? Would you like to mix and match or shop a collection? Coordinate options with existing furniture, or decide on a new scheme Ensure that bed linen and soft furnishings like pillows and throws are the right size.

Arrange for old furniture to be sold/given away to clear a space
Sit back and await your delivery
Have a great night's sleep in your new Heritage bedroom!