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Buying guide:
Bed Linen

Does thread count make a difference? What is Percale? What tog rating do I need? We've put together this handy guide to de-mystify the process of choosing the perfect bedding, plus share tips and advice to help you get a better night's sleep.

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Product Type

Our guide helps you to understand a little more detail on the different product types available within the range.

Housewife Pillows

Housewife

The most common pillowcase shape which fits snugly to the pillow.

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Oxford Pillows

Oxford

Pillowcase with a plain border around the sides. Can be layered with housewife to add a bit of added luxury.

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Pillowsham Pillows

Pillowsham

Decorative oxford style pillowcase often used as an additional accessory when dressing the bed, and are designed to co-ordinate with our range of throws.

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Boudoir Cushion

Boudoir
Cushion

A decorative cushion, generally approx. 30x40cm or 30x50cm in size.

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Bedspread

Bedspread

A decorative item, a bedspread sits completely over the duvet cover and bed.

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Throw

Throw

A decorative additional cover to bed, usually quilted to add extra benefit of warmth. Available in a range of sizes.

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Flat Sheet

Flat
Sheet

A sheet put between the sleeper and duvet to add an additional layer to the bed. An alternative to a duvet in summer but can also add extra warmth to the bed when required in winter.

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Fitted Sheet

Fitted
Sheet

A sheet with elasticated corners to sit on top and tuck under the mattress.

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Extra Deep Fitted Sheet

Extra Deep
Fitted Sheet

Same as a standard fitted sheet but deeper - ideal to fit over a deeper mattress or a topper and mattress combined.

Extra Deep Fitted Sheets
Fitted Valance Sheet

Fitted
Valance Sheet

A sheet that is designed to sit on top of mattress like a fitted sheet and also cover the sides of the bed, as a valance and cover the divan base. It sits above your mattress (and protector/topper).

Fitted Valance Sheets
Platform Base Valance

Platform
Base Valance

A sheet that goes under your mattress and only covers the base of the bed.

Platform Base Valances
Divan Base Wrap

Divan
Base Wrap

An elasticated band of fabric that wraps around the divan base of your bed.

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Bed Linen Sizes

All our sheets, throws, bedspreads and cushions differ in size and each specific size is stated alongside product so please check to ensure these are suitable for your requirements. Generally our duvet sets and pillowcases are approx the below sizing.

Single

Single

Width (cm)
135
Length (cm)
200

Double

Double

Width (cm)
200
Length (cm)
200

King

King

Width (cm)
230
Length (cm)
220

Super King

Super King

Width (cm)
260
Length (cm)
220

Pillowcases

Pillowcases

Width (cm)
74
Length (cm)
48

The Details

Of course, choosing bedding is about more than how it feels. Little details can make a big difference to the look of you bedroom, so we've decoded the most common terminology to help you choose the perfect finishing touches.

Printed:

Layered colours applied to fabrics by screen to create durable, vibrant designs.

Embroidery:

Designs stitched with thread onto fabric either by machine or by hand that creates beautifully delicate detail.

Quilted:

Three layers of fabric: a woven cloth top, a layer of wadding and a woven back finished with a decorative overstitched design.

Applique:

Separate pieces of fabric sewn on top of the base fabric to create decorative designs.

Embellished:

Additions to fabrics such as sequins, jewels or beads.

Digitally
Printed:

Fabric printed on by using large scale ink-jet printing machines which give great depth of detail to designs.

Piping:

Finishing trim of rolled fabric fixed into a seam to highlight the edges on a product.

Fabrics

Selecting which fabric you're going to sleep in comes down to personal preference and what's important to you. Here is a breakdown of the main options available and what each one has to offer.

Polycotton

Polycotton

(Polyester & Cotton Mix)
The comfort of cotton blended with the convenience of a durable polyester that only requires a little ironing. A great everyday essential.

Cotton

Cotton

Soft, smooth, cool and absorbent fabric – perfect all year round.

Egyptian Cotton

Egyptian
Cotton

Cool and lightweight fabric spun from long staple fibres which has an exceptionally luxury soft feel.

Brushed Cotton

Brushed
Cotton

Cosy cotton fabric brushed on both sides after weaving to create a soft texture that holds warmth.

Jersey

Jersey

Pure cotton stretch jersey sheets are cool in summer and warm in winter.

Thread Count

The thread count (TC) is simply the number of threads in a square inch of fabric. Generally, the higher the thread count, the more luxurious the fabric.

180TC - 200TC


(Percale)
Plain weave fabric construction with a minimum of 180 thread count. Our Percale ranges offer an extremely durable and strong option. Available in both cotton and polycotton options.

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300TC - 500TC


Our best quality sheets ensures both quality and comfort that will last and last. Available in Cotton Rich, Cotton Sateen and Egyptian Cotton fabrics.

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600TC - 1000TC


For ultimate sophistication our luxurious supreme fine sateen sheets are available in 600TC and 1000TC and will provide the ultimate bedroom haven.

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Weave

Definitions to the most common weaves you will find within our range.

Plain

Plain

Plain weave is the most common weave option and is available in a range of thread counts.

Jacquard

Jacquard

A raised pattern woven into fabric to create a luxurious textured finish.

Sateen

Sateen

Generally a higher thread count fabric woven to create a soft, high lustre surface.

Caring for your bed linen

Once you've chosen the perfect bedding, you want it to last. Always wash bed linen separately from your normal load to prevent colours mixing and avoid shrinkage by following the care instructions on the label. Deep colours should be washed together, and ideally the pillowcase and duvet cover should be washed together too.

Top Tip!

Using a neutrally coloured detergent will help maintain the colour of your bedding.

Top Tip!

Iron cotton when it is slightly damp. This will get rid of creases more effectively.

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