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Would you sleep the Scandinavian way?

After visiting a few incredible Scandinavian countries last year, Stephen (the boyfriend) and I have been contemplating ‘Sleeping the Scandinavian way’. Not in a rude sense, calm down, but in trying out separate duvets. We thought it was quite novel when it was -5 outside and we cosied up in the hotel, cocooning ourselves in our individual duvets. Now having tried it a few times, I’ve been warming up to the idea.

When Eve Sleep contacted me and asked if I wanted to try their new Danish duvets, I jumped at the chance. I immediately thought how Stephen and I could sleep the Scandinavian way at home. The duvets are available in all sizes including King but I thought, why not try separates?!  Could this be the ultimate cosy experience or would I really miss my King Size duvet?

Eve Sleep | Sleep the Scandinavian way, Hannah in the house

I was sent the ALL SEASON duvets. A clever combinations of 2 duvets, spring/summer 4.5 tog and autumn/winter 9 tog with the ability to loop them together them for an ultimate super warm duvet of 13.5 tog! for extremely cold conditions. Now that it’s winter, it’s the perfect time to trail these out!

We also had chance to test the Eve memory foam pillows, which Stephen is seriously loving. He even took it with him when we stayed at my parents house over Christmas!

Eve Sleep | Sleep the Scandinavian way, Hannah in the house

Now that I’ve tried ‘sleeping the Scandinavian way’ at home, what do I think?

Firstly these duvets are SO warm and cosy, it’s unreal!  We live in a very draughty Georgian townhouse and even when the temperature plummeted we had no idea as we were so unbelievably cosy.

Sleeping with separates. I’ll most definitely keep doing this winter and cold weather. Without a doubt it’s the warmest way to sleep, no air gaps  and no risk of having the duvet being pulled off you in the middle of the night. Unlike what I initially thought, it doesn’t distance you from your partener. We can still cuddle, these aren’t separate beds, the separate duvets can easily be squished up together or even with a stylish king size throw over the top.

I may switch back to the king size sheet in the summer but as far as this sleeping experiment goes, I think it was a success. The Eve duvets are such great quality, so warm and cosy, we will continue to use them.

Eve Sleep | Sleep the Scandinavian way, Hannah in the houseEve Sleep | Sleep the Scandinavian way, Hannah in the house

Would you try to sleep the Scandinavian way?

H x

*This post was in collaboration with Eve Sleep who sent me the amazing Danish duvets. All thoughts and words are my own. Photography © Hannah Trickett/Hannah in the house

*Duvets from Eve are made in Denmark from ethically sourced duck down. I’m normally one that avoids feathers but these have been highly regulated, ethical sources. So if you are to choose a down duvet then I do suggest to look at Eve’s duvets. It’s so important to find out where your materials are sourced!


  • Reply Flora January 9, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    I’ve heard of doing this two-duvet thing before, and after staying with my brother-in-law and using two single duvets, I agree that it’s actually a really really nice way to sleep!

    I found I got a little bit too hot (as I cuddled up and ended up using both of our duvets at once, whoops!), but I’m sure it would work really well in a light tog.

    I also love that these are ethically sourced duck down… there is truly nothing cosier is there!? And I love how it forms and settles around the shape of your body. 🙂


  • Reply Karen jones January 9, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    Ahh remember this well when I lived in Germany and Switzerland they slept with single duvets . Enjoy x

  • Reply Fresh Design Blog January 9, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    Interesting idea! I guess you wouldn’t get that problem of one person nicking too much duvet, but I’d be worried my foot might accidentally stick out in the middle gap during winter.

  • Reply Kate Baxter January 9, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    Those duvets look so cosy – I didn’t know Eve did bedding as well as mattresses!

  • Reply Antonia Ludden #tidylife January 9, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    I think it’s definitely worth a try to avoid a fight for the duvet! The quality looks really nice too.

  • Reply Geraldine January 9, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Your bedroom looks so peaceful and cosy.

  • Reply Stacey Sheppard January 9, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    It never occurred to me to have a duvet each but what a fab idea. I’m definitely going to consider this next winter.

  • Reply Karen Clough January 9, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    My dad is Norwegian so the separate blankets always reminds me so much of visiting Norway 🙂

  • Reply cate January 9, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    I’d definitely be tempted to try sleeping the Scandinavian way, we’re always fighting over who has more of the duvet! Xx

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  • Reply Rachel January 26, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    I lived in Oslo for 6 years and met a Norwegian and we have lived in Uk for 15yrs and have always used single duvets, and now converted some of friends that have visited us. We now really struggle to share a large duvet in hotels or friends houses. Single is the way to for sure!

  • Reply Alex January 29, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    It worked very well in our house last night, we loved it!

    • Reply Hannah February 1, 2017 at 11:58 am

      Cool! I think we’re getting used to it now. No more fighting for the duvet 🙂

  • Reply Hannah April 9, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    My partner is Swedish, and we have two duvets on our bed for ages. I would never ever go back to sharing a duvet now! So much better. Loving your blog!

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