Above: Bemboka’s beautiful range of Double Stonewashed linen & blankets are some of the best on the market.But first, why invest in linen in the first place? Linen is a remarkable fabric because of its unique filtering, bacteria resistant, ventilating, moisture absorbing and evaporating capabilities, linen bed sheets are also anti-allergic. High quality linen has high air permeability and heat conductivity properties – that means, it is a breathable fabric – makes you warm in the winter and keeps cool in the summer. Linen can absorb as much as 20% of its weight in moisture before feeling wet… thus, always having a pleasant, fresh and cool feeling when touched or slept on. A real plus for environmentalists is that linen is grown with less than a quarter of the water requirements needed to grow cotton- so it’s much better for the planet. The Design Hunter’s range of linen sheets & bedding have a distinct, distinguished texture and delightful softness to them… in fact, becoming even softer and shinier with each washing. Linen bedding is twice as durable as cotton bedding and can last the decades- a true investment for a beautiful bedroom. How to layer your linen?
1) Choose a palette rather than a colour. Linen looks beautiful when layered with complimentary tones. Choose one main colour such as blush or blue and then layer in staples like stone, white and grey for contrast. Layering your colours will allow you to easily make additions to your linen collection without needing to buy a whole new set for yours to come. 2) Let it drape. When creating linen layers on your bed, skip the hospital corners! Linen has a beautiful, casual ‘undone’ feel to it- embrace the relaxed feel by draping your flat sheet across the bed and layering your duvet on tip. Allow the linen to fall where it may. 3) Add some contrast. Layer in a chic blanket or throw; merino or heavy cotton blankets from Bemboka are the best choice for the winter months but are easily alternated with bamboo blankets in the summer. For added drama think about adding a sheepskin or hide to your bedding layers- creating an ultra luxurious feel. 4) Cushion, cushions and more cushions. Every bed should embrace two euros and four standard pillowcases in order to ooze the luxurious hotel vibe, mix the colours to create dimension… then simply add a few throw cushions in complimentary tones to bring the layers alive. Throw cushions are also a great way to embrace pattern!