Dream Designs - 6 of the best bedding sets

Sleep – we're all told we need more of it – but where's our incentive to stay in bed when the sun's up and the dawn chorus has burst into birdsong?

Give yourself a good reason to linger longer with a stylish new bedlinen set. Soft, comfy and just the thing to lure you between the sheets for an early night, we've found a raft of stunning designs to transform any bedroom. Whether you prefer rich colour, crisp whites or pattern and embellishment, each one is sure to have you reaching for the snooze button.

While some of these sets are a one-click buy, others are ideal for combining in different colours or selecting different elements to suit. So you can stock up on pillowcases if you're a two or three-pillow person, or add a matching sheet to create your ideal sleep retreat.

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Jungle Leaf cotton set, £145, Elizabeth Scarlett

Jungle Leaf cotton set, £145, Elizabeth Scarlett

Bring the tropical jungles of Bali to bed with you. This two pillowcase and double duvet cover set features embroidered leaves on 100% sateen cotton fabric with a 220 thread count.

Biella linen in Thyme and Olive, £335, Designers Guild

Biella linen in Thyme and Olive, £335, Designers Guild

A simple yet stylish set of two pillowcases, double duvet cover and fitted sheet in deliciously earthy tones – and even better, no need for ironing.

Usva linen in Grey, €298, Lapuan Kankurit

Usva linen in Grey, €298, Lapuan Kankurit

A single wide stripe is all this matching range needs. Made from 100% long staple linen yarn, simply assemble your own set to suit. Price is for a pair of pillowcases and a single duvet cover.

Hanako cotton in Thunder Blue, £134, Camomile London

Hanako cotton in Thunder Blue, £134, Camomile London

Beautifully grown-up florals abound in this smoky blue set. Plus you can mix and match patterns. Price is for two pillowcases and a double duvet cover.

Shimi Geometric cotton, £119, Murmur at House of Fraser

Shimi Geometric cotton, £119, Murmur at House of Fraser

Inspired by Japanese block printing, this 300 thread count cotton percale has a matching reverse in a tone-on-tone sand shade. Price is for two Oxford pillowcases and double duvet cover.

Santorini linen, £375, The White Company

Santorini linen, £375, The White Company

Featuring a hand-sewn ladder stitch, this simple classic design has a covetable slightly 'slubby' look in its pure white linen style. Price is for two Oxford pillowcases, double duvet cover and flat sheet.