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Lie down and relax in a bedroom that is as stylish as it is cosy. Our bed linen collections offer a wide range of textiles that can complement your modern bed frame and play up the colours in your room’s decor scheme. Choose from essentials such as sheets and bedspreads and add some decorative cushions and throws to complete your bed linen look.
Your Sheet Selection
Your sheets are the basis of your bed linen decor. As these textiles are the closest to your skin when you sleep, it’s important to choose these carefully. Opt for comfortable fabrics that complement the colours and prints in your other bed linen items. west elm sheets feature a variety of different fabrics. Cotton is a versatile fabric that is both soft and breathable. For additional comfort, choose an organic cotton set, as organic cotton tends to be softer than conventional cotton. This fibre comes in many different weaves, such as flannel, satin and percale. Linen is also a good fabric choice for sheets. It is incredibly durable, which means that it keeps its look after many washes. It also wicks moisture away, making it a comfortable fabric for summer nights. You can also keep your eyes peeled for modern fabrics sourced from sustainable natural materials such as eucalyptus.
There are two basic types of sheets: fitted sheets and top sheets. Fitted sheets sit on top of your mattress and include elastic edges that keep them in place. Top sheets cover you as you sleep, creating a comfortable layer between you and your duvet. If you opt for European-style duvet covers, you don’t need a top sheet, as these duvet covers consist of washable materials. To ensure a good fit, purchase a sheets that fits the standard measurements of your bed frame. colour is also important. Pillowcases and the top parts of your sheets are visible, so they should coordinate with your other bed linen and nearby furniture such as low chests of drawers and bedside tables. If your other bed linen or furniture features bold styles, colours or prints, opt for simple, solid-coloured sheets. If your space features lots of neutral colours and basic lines, you can experiment with prints and bright colours.
Choosing Cosy Bedspreads and Duvet Covers
Your bedspread or duvet cover takes centre stage in your bedroom decor. Bedspreads are bed covers that just cover the mattress, but do not drape over the bed frame completely. Duvet covers pair well with European-style duvet inserts. These are usually an alternative to a top sheet and bedspread combination and offer a low maintenance look. When choosing a bed covering, keep your bed style in mind. Mid-century bedroom furniture has clean, simple lines, which pair well with geometric prints, textured fabric and bold colours. If your bed frame has an upholstered headboard, you may want to opt for solid colours and basic fabrics.
Pick Out Your Decorative Cushions and Throws
Decorative cushions, throws and blankets finish off your bed linen look. These textiles are great for playing with texture and colour, but be sure to keep the rest of your furniture in mind when you choose pieces. As is the case with bedspreads, bold furniture calls for simpler styles. If your large furniture, such as your chifforobe, chest of drawers and bed frame feature eye-catching styles, neutral accents may be the way to go. This is also true if you have opted for bold prints for your bedspread or duvet. To work with existing prints, look out for colours that pick up shades in the bedspread.
Bed Linen Care Tips
To keep your modern bed linen looking nice and new, make sure you clean and store your pieces carefully. Wash sheets, duvet covers and cushion cases regularly in warm water. If your sheets include dark or bright colours, be sure to use a detergent designed for colourful fabrics. You can launder bedspreads, throws, blankets and decorative cushions less frequently, as long as you sleep with a top sheet. You may want to shake these out every week or so to keep dust from collecting and to keep them feeling soft. When it is not in use, store bed linen in a cool, dark space.