Bedroom: new linen collections for SS17
Most of the styling makeovers I have done in our bedrooms over time relied on one key piece: a duvet cover. Seriously, this item alone can change the WHOLE look and feel in your room. Sometimes it will stand out as the 'odd one in the room' but mostly it will bring your scheme together. A complementing cushion can help too! So let's have a look at what's trending right now when it comes to gorgeous looking linen.
French brand La Redoute's latest collection included IKAT style duvet sets in rich indigo colours. The one I chose below is reversible and has an orange piping - piping being the hottest trend right now in bedding and cushion. Below: Popayan Printed Duvet Cover, £39 for a double.
And this I had to share because it is so colourful and has a feel good vibe although as a set I would get this for our summerhouse in Greece and not the UK. Mindala Duvet Set, from £26.
If you loved Harlequin's Sumi wallpaper, get ready to buy their bedding range, new for SS17. Bold and graphic, Sumi is derived from a dramatic wallcovering in Momentum 3. The duvet cover displays an allover graphic prism-like print in a hand-painted style. Printed on a 100% cotton sateen fabric in deep indigo with a luxurious 200-thread count, the reverse features an allover texture print. Sumi Double Duvet Cover, Indigo, £95.
If you prefer florals, however, Designer's Guild Floreale collection will not disappoint. The grandeur of painterly white and blush pink peonies and foliage, co-ordinating beautifully with a subtle fresco background in warm neutral tones. Digitally printed onto 200 thread count percale reversing to a plain soft linen colour. Floreale Grande Double Duvet Cover, Natural, £105.
If February is still too early for you to start thinking about spring and you want to linger around moody indigo and grey colours, try Secret Linen Store's Relaxed Grey. This dark grey cotton bedding set is simple, yet makes an impact. I love the masculine effect this bed set creates but to break it a bit, add dusty pink cushions.
Made from 100% Cotton (50% Egyptian Cotton), using a relaxed finish and Secret Linen's signature denim weave. The fabric and handle of this 260 thread count bed linen has to be felt to be believed. With a brushed cotton effect, this is the ultimate in comfort. £70 for a double.
OK, so let's keep with the purple theme for a bit. Brighten up your bedroom with this Scribble Rosebud duvet cover from Orla Kiely. In complementing hues of grey and purple, this duvet cover features the distinctive Scribble Rosebud pattern on a crisp white ground. Machine washable at 40˚C, it is perfect to pair with the matching pillowcases also available separately. Through Amara.
This one is tried and tested by yours truly (in this post) so I have no problems recommending it. Inspired by Spring is a new Home Edit for John Lewis and the actual inspiration comes from the beautiful water gardens within the Leckford Estate, home of John Lewis for many years. John Lewis Leckford Duvet Cover and Pillowcase Set, £65 for a double.
You are by now (I hope!) familiar with the Denim Drift theme. Well this piece - available from House of Fraser - is bang on trend. Gray & Willow Kalmar Grey Twill Super King Duvet Cover, £90.
Cool, contemporary bedrooms deserve stylish bedding like Made's Prism bed set. It’s emblazoned with a geometric print on a luxuriously soft 180 thread count cotton. And it's designed by the Made studio. £49 for a double and £59 for a king. Oh and if you want a cool £15 off any order over £50 at MADE, try this code: Z34POPX6. You're welcome.
SOAK & SLEEP
I guess I did save the best for last! One more 'tried and tested' here, Soak & Sleep sent over a French linen duvet set last year for me to include in my styling makeover here. This is hands down the BEST duvet/pillowcase cover I own (and even value it more than a Roberto Cavalli set that is, wait for it, 5 times more expensive!!!).
For starters, I don't even have to iron this set. Ok, I'll stop here because if there is one reason to buy a good duvet cover is that you don't have to iron it! Enough said! I love it so much that I will be buying a second pair, in rose again, so that I never have to use anything other than Pure French linen by Soak & Sleep.