Nothing says relaxed, modern luxury like pure linen bedding. ‘It feels snug and more lived-in than starched, ironed fabrics,’ says charlie Marshall, founder of Loaf (which sells the Lazy range in neutral shades). the fabric instantly adds warmth to a minimalist room, so it’s ideal if you like your space to be calm and serene – just pick a subtly contrasting wall colour. You can find linen everywhere from high-street stores to high-end brands and you can use it all year round. ‘As it’s breathable, it won’t stick to you on hot summer nights and the soft fibres retain body heat in winter,’ says jessica Alexa Mason, founder of piglet. ‘tumble dry your linen for that evenly creased look.’
this bedroom has that ‘weekend lie-in’ vibe all week long courtesy of piglet’s Blush bedding – double duvet cover, £129; and pillowcases, £32 for two. charcoal-grey walls contrast with the pretty pastel hue for a modern look. highlight linen’s natural feel by adding organic materials, such as the rattan and wood side table seen here – Design Vintage sells similar ones.
the fabric of the hour dyes beautifully, producing soft colour. make an impact by contrasting two bedding shades. this mushroom and blue combination is from merci in paris, but loaf and linenme sell similar. the photograph by rich ray art at artfinder.com brings the room to life. the bed is from Warren evans.