fbpx
365 Objects Of Design, In the Warm, Volume II

Objects of Design #265: Bed Linen

21st November 2013
AD / May contain affiliate links
201946-lazy-linen-4-colour-pillows-straight-on-styled

bed linen from loaf.com

Now I don’t know about you, but by this stage of the week I’m starting to think about a weekend lie-in. And if you’re reading this on a Monday, well yes it’s not unheard of.

bed linen from loaf.com

bed linen from loaf.com

This time last year, when Living Etc came to photograph the house, the team brought with them a selection of linen bedding from Loaf with which to style the bedroom shot.

linen duvet covers from loaf.com

linen duvet covers from loaf.com

In the end it was decided my own sheets would pass muster (thanks guys) and the Loaf set was left in the bag. I will confess I spent a large part of the day hovering by said bag to see if it would magically jump out and wrap itself round my mattress of its own accord but, sadly, it didn’t and when the photographer left, so too did the bed linen.

super soft bed linen from loaf.com

super soft bed linen from loaf.com

But I can vouch for its quality as I have, at least, touched it. It’s made from 100 per cent Belgian linen, there’s no need to iron it as the crushed look is part of the charm and the buttons are made from mother of pearl.

bed linen from loaf.com

bed linen from loaf.com

You can buy a set (two pillow cases, fitted sheet and duvet cover) for around £235, which I know is very expensive, but what price a good night’s sleep eh? On a more practical note, linen does last for ages.

bed linen from loaf.com

bed linen from loaf.com

My Grandmother was a great fan of the old sides to middle practice; when the sheet wore out in the middle she cut it in half and sewed the two outer edges together so the worn part went to the outside and was tucked under the mattress. If you do it carefully there’s no need to be sleeping on a lumpy seam and it will double the life of your purchase.

See we’re not just Mad here we’re Practical too.

 

You Might Also Like

  • Laura 14th December 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Great bed linen, thank you for sharing this article.

  • Katie 23rd November 2013 at 7:48 am

    I second the H&M recommendation, they are great for the price and mine are getting better with age. I have the white and lilac ones. On grandma’s linen, I have 2 of my grandma’s cotton sheets with her initials embroidered on them, they are amazing and I doubt she ever used them because they are in such good condition. I do know she was a fan of the cut in half method too, nothing wrong with a bit of thrift.

  • Melanie 21st November 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Try H&M for linen on the cheap…I sit amidst mine as I write, about £49 for a double.
    X

  • Melanie 21st November 2013 at 10:35 pm

    Try H&M for linen on the cheap…I sit amidst my new sheets as I type…£49 or so for a double.
    X

  • jo smith 21st November 2013 at 5:23 pm

    I am a real Loaf Linen lover…I have a set of Loaf Lazy Linen in white on my bed and not only does it look gorgeous but it washes up like a dream…worth every penny!! 🙂

    • Kate Watson-Smyth 21st November 2013 at 5:32 pm

      Well, there you have it people. A ringing endorsement from one who has actually slept in it rather than just stroked it furtively when the stylist wasn’t looking!

    This website needs cookies to work correctly. Click the ACCEPT button to use cookies or click Read More for additional info.