In our busy lives, getting enough quality sleep is crucial. And for great sleep, both a comfortable and a beautiful bedroom are essential. It's about creating a place of rest and relaxation for you to retreat to at the end of every day – a cool, airy sanctuary in spring and summer; a cocoon in autumn and winter.
It's well worth investing in the best quality you can afford – you'll see and feel the difference
The starting point for great quality bed linen is that it must be made from the best quality yarn. Once you've slept in fabulously smooth and luxurious, pure cotton – whatever the thread count – you'll never look back. Just decide whether you prefer the crisp smoothness of a percale or the silky softness and sheen of sateen. For something that doesn't need too much ironing, try our superior quality, cotton-rich, easy-care cotton/poly percale which is crisp, smooth and wonderfully practical too.
Layer all-white bed linen, a bedspread and cushions, in lots of wonderfully different textures, for the freshest and most sumptuous spring bed.
For the most incredible indulgence, treat
yourself to cashmere.
There's nothing more exquisite to our skin than cashmere's blissfully soft, feather-light touch. The perfect antedote to our hectic lives is luxury that whispers instead of shouts, and a superb cashmere throw, or even just a cushion is a luxury to last
They not only keep us warmer at night, they also finish off a bed beautifully, adding layers of gorgeous texture and soft, tonal colour. And by changing your bedspread at the start of each season, you can instantly transform your bedroom. Add the matching cushions (in two sizes), and you create a bed that not only looks incredibly welcoming, but is gorgeously comfortable too.
Bed linen may be all white (or mostly white) but it needn't be 'plain'. Whether you love romantic embroidery, intricate hand-drawn thread work, classic cording or sophisticated woven sateen stripes, choosing white bed linen means all these wonderful textures can really get noticed.
If you want to create a real designer-hotel-bedroom look, use all the matching 'components' – pillowcases (both standard/king-size and square) and the matching flat sheet. As well as looking really elegant, there's another great reason for using a flat sheet between you and the duvet cover – it means you can save on washing and energy by just changing the flat sheet every wash, and only wrestling with the duvet cover every other one.