Stylish and Beautiful bed linen? Any recommendations?

(38 Posts)
misslemonsfilingcabinet Wed 23-Mar-16 20:51:14

V fed up and decided new bed linen in today's answer! grin I'd love something a bit different and well made. Fed up with semi synthetic thin and nasty stuff (glares at M and S) . The White Company just seem a rip off. TK Maxx gives me the rage as a shopping experience, although it is probably the best bet round here. I'd pay a bit more for any smaller UK brands.

Does anyone have any recommendations for bed linen that good quality, good value for money and a little bit different? flowers

thecatfromjapan Wed 23-Mar-16 20:56:49

Cotton and cologne (sorry, no link) for beauty and quality. For price ... You'll be best waiting for the sale.

thecatfromjapan Wed 23-Mar-16 20:59:58

I would say that it's hard to beat TK maxx for all three of your criteria. But if you want immediate satisfaction for loveliness and quality without the rummaging and waiting (hallmarks of the TK maxx experience) cologne and cotton is amazing.

burnishedsilver Wed 23-Mar-16 23:10:10

Designers guild sale section.

MsRinky Wed 23-Mar-16 23:54:48

TK Maxx online is the answer if you can't cope with the stores...

JohnCheese Thu 24-Mar-16 00:20:53

100% cotton. Origin is debatable.
TKMaxx is ok but it depends. I prefer a percale weave and they mostly have sateen, which is fine but doesn't wear so well ime, and I don't like it much. (Percale has a cooler crisper feel, sateen is slightly warmer and fuzzier) So be careful what you buy in TKMaxx. You can be lucky there tho.

Bed linen can be tricky to buy. I've read articles re thread count dodginess, so the info on the packet might say 400 thread but for whatever reason, when measured by a standardised method, the thread count is often lower.
Easy iron options often have some sort of a coating to make the smooth, defeats the purpose of 100% cotton if you ask me.
You could buy linen sheets. I've only had one (good) set and I hated them with a passion. But many like them.
Brands? I dunno. I think my best sheets are ones my mother gave me, about 40 years old. As white as ever and really heavy cotton. (A bitch to iron). Piu Belle are nice, department stores carry them. designers guild usually good. You have to go by the feel of the sheet.
Only buy in sales if possible.

I do realise I sound like an obsessive nutjob. grin I don't know much about it really, but I bloody love good bed linen <nana alert>. One of life's luxuries.

lorelei9 Thu 24-Mar-16 00:24:41

Northern Nights if you have the cash
If you have even more cash, I'd get bamboo sheets...don't know any brands but saw it in a shop in the US, beyond gorgeous feel.

misslemonsfilingcabinet Thu 24-Mar-16 07:40:54

Thanks for the suggestions flowers. Great tip about designers guild. Cotton and Cologne also look lovely, as do Northern Lights. I have some serious shopping around to do. JohnCheese, I hear ya!

Laidupwithabrokenleg Thu 24-Mar-16 08:23:04

I would second Designers Guild. Their linen is beautiful and washes really well. I only buy in the sales mind you! If you sign up for their newsletter you get discount codes for an extra 15/20% off too. They do sometimes have it TKMaxx, but it's hit and miss as to whether you can get matching pillowcases etc. Also try these www.bedeckhome.com They often have good sales. If you prefer a more contemporary design Scion is nice, and Orla Kiely is lovely quality.

KatharinaRosalie Thu 24-Mar-16 08:29:40

There are some good offers here:
www.justlinen.co.uk/justlinen/clearance-bedlinen.asp

If by stylish you mean white/ivory, then this place has a decent selection and does sales
www.kingofcotton.com/

soapybox Thu 24-Mar-16 08:34:38

As others have said, what you want to look for is a high thread count (anything above 600 tends to be lovely) and 100% Egyptian cotton.

The Kelly Hoppen range that she sells on QVC sometimes has some very classic and beautiful designs. Or you could try Achica for discounted ranges.

stumblymonkey Thu 24-Mar-16 08:43:05

I know you've ruled out The White Company but I got a set of theirs in the sale and it is genuinely the most amazing feeling linen!

takeonefortheteam Thu 24-Mar-16 08:44:49

Another White Company sale fan here.
Also
www.soakandsleep.com

Spendysusan Thu 24-Mar-16 08:54:32

I picked up some grey 100% linen sets from H and M online , I love them really soft .

PoreofWiner Thu 24-Mar-16 09:05:18

Soak and sleep do great quality linen and v good prices.

I disagree about going by thread count alone. Our 800 tc were difficult to handle, one double sheet was one washing load and they shrunk terribly when tumble dried but took an age to air dry. I think there's a happy balance when it comes to weight

Ponymagic Thu 24-Mar-16 09:29:14

Sheridan Egyptian cotton is just lovely. Anything we've had from The White Company tends to come out of the tumble dryer really creased.

CallMeMousie Thu 24-Mar-16 09:38:30

Thirding Soak and Sleep here. Splashed out on their French linen sheets recently and they're lush - makes me actually want to change the bed which I never do normally!!

cressetmama Thu 24-Mar-16 09:42:23

My favourite sheets recently have come from a stall in the local market. One turned out to be Ralph Lauren under the bland packaging. I've bought international hotel quality sheets from her, in plain white, and they are lovely. Or the White Company, or Soak and Sleep, but usually TK Maxx if I need colour/pattern.

hollinhurst84 Thu 24-Mar-16 09:46:24

I really like Joules bedding blush

KatharinaRosalie Thu 24-Mar-16 12:31:20

Oh yes the thread count does not necessarily mean the same quality, or feel. I have 2 sets of 1000TC, one is absolutely lovely. The other one is so stiff it feels almost like paper. Impossible to iron as well.

misslemonsfilingcabinet Thu 24-Mar-16 17:35:05

Hmm, the thread count is a mine field... I think I need a day out groping bed linen!! Thanks for such informative responses. I shall commit to something gorgeous soon and Soak and Sleep also looks promising. This could be addictive....

faustina Thu 24-Mar-16 18:41:11

I really like Toast - and if you want something cheaper La Redoute do very reasonable washed linen in lovely colours

mowglik Thu 24-Mar-16 19:55:55

Christy bed linen is gorgeous and feels so lovely to sleep in. Dorma is another good one for traditional designs

Bodicea Thu 24-Mar-16 20:26:58

Bamboo. It's lovely to sleep in. I got mine from 100% bamboo.

NiteFlights Fri 25-Mar-16 05:36:07

Toast. I still like White Company but their quality has declined I think.

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