Tips for Choosing Your Bed Linen
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Published by TOP4 Team
A bedroom is not truly complete without gorgeous linen. Layer fine textures and delicated details, then sleep deep.
White is right.
Choose the brightest white sheets you can find, then mix them back with other neutrals.
• White inspires restfulness. The bedroom is your haven, and white is setting a tranquil mood.
• White signifies sophistication. Quality sheets give that luxurious hotel look that promotes a feeling of relaxation, as if you’re on a holiday every day.
• Decorating is a breeze with white bed linen as your foundation. Its versatility allows you to update your bedroom with ease when the need (or mood) strikes. White is trans-seasonal, complements most interiors and works as a great base for strong colours.
• For a truly upmarket look, stick to pure bright white for bed linen and avoid off-whites and other white variations. The mark of quality linen is the brightness of the white.
Set the tone.
The latest bed linen trends are all about texture and natural beauty.
• Inspired by nature, earthy shades: Colours like cocoa, chocolate, stone and sand tones are all popular.
• Quiet but glamorous greys: Oyster-beige, a little charcoal, and silvery, pale grey are all minimalist colours.
• All-white linen category: Pleating, waffle, white-on-white embroidery – these all give fans of all-white bedding lots of decorating options to play with.
• The palette may be minimal, but there’s still a trend for layering different textures and colours when dressing a bed, to give rich warmth. Layers of tone and texture help to make a bedroom inviting.
• The layered look can be adapted for the warmer months too. Comforters aren’t practical for summer, but you can use a light throw and mix it with cushions. Use a cotton blanket instead of a quilt and fold the top of a printed flat sheet over for contrast.
Help your bed linen stay soft and snuggly.
• Buy the best quality you can afford – a high thread count is a good indicator, but the quality of the cotton itself is just as important. It’s best to feel the fabric.
• Wash white bed linen regularly. Avoid using chlorine bleach as it can damage fabric fibres. Use less detergent than recommended. Over time, too much detergent can leave residue in the fibres, which attracts oil and dirt.
• Line-dry where possible. A blast of sunlight will help bring back the brightness in white bedding.
• For that luxuriously laundered, hotel feel, take time to iron your bed linen before storing it. Make sure it’s properly dry before putting away.
• Store regularly used bed linen on a clean shelf. Avoid overcrowding to keep the set looking its best, and make sure there’s room for air circulation.
• Pack linen carefully if it’s to be stored for a longer term. Place acid-free tissue paper between each piece. Regular tissue paper may cause white sheets to yellow.
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