Nothing beats the feeling after a long day and falling into a beautifully soft bed… it erases all the stress of the day. Interior Designer and our fabulous new blog contributor, Angela Steyn shares the secret of achieving this heavenly feeling in your very own home.
Linen is like an ageless beauty, full of wisdom, strength and unquestionable integrity. It has a timelessness that makes it as relevant now as it was in Ancient Egyptian times. Pure linen bedding is perhaps one of the most luxurious and fuss-free additions to your linen cupboard that you are ever likely to make. It is soft, breathable and cool to the touch and becomes more lustrous and supple the more it is washed.
Linen bedding should be a bit scrunchy and a bit creased, giving it a relaxed, laid-back feel that is ideal for our Aussie lifestyle. Most products on the market are pre-shrunk and pre-washed ensuring the material retains its original quality. Contrary to popular belief, linen bedding can be machine-washed and tumble dried with no ironing required. The more well-loved the linen, the less creased it will become.
When selecting linen bedding, it is worth paying a little bit more for a superior product that has a high standard of softness, durability and colour fastness.. Cultiver, whose range includes stunning colours carefully chosen to compliment the beauty of the material, source their linen from France and have it dyed, woven and enzyme-washed by a small family run operation. Hale Mercantile Co., purveyors of rustic elegance, avoid piece dying their fabric, preferring to individually dye the fine linen yarnsto maintain the integrity of its colours and ensure the strength of the material.
Linen is simple, elegant and understated, providing a unique and luxurious sleeping experience that will have you hooked.