Our bedrooms should always be a welcoming cocoon, a retreat from our busy, fast paced lives. As we retreat there at the end of each day, we all look forward to a simple, calming and comfy oasis.
I like bedlinen that is a little messy, wrinkly and deliciously comfy, and our Bamboo bedlinen is just that! It’s super soft and comfy, like sleeping under a cloud!
Bamboo cotton is a fabric which is both easy to sleep with, and easy care. It’s especially pleasant in summer, thanks to its light and soft texture. It has the perfect thread count to allow your skin breath, so you never feel sticky and sweaty on those hot summer nights.
And in winter, bamboo is even better, because it insulates so well. By layering a blanket on your bed you basically trap in the heat; the only danger is you may not want to get out of bed!
If you want to sleep perfectly all year round ... sleep with Bamboo
Here are some of the essentials I believe you need to create a gorgeously welcoming Bedroom Sanctuary inspired by some of the latest trends.
Your Duvet Cover
A Duvet cover, Quilt cover, or Doona; if you’re an Aussie, is the foundation of your bedroom’s decoration. It’s the first thing you see, it takes center stage and sets the whole mood of your bedroom. I think the sheets are very important as they are next to your skin, but the Duvet cover is the most visual, and can make or break your bedroom style. The design and colour of your quilt cover is fundamental to the mood of your bedroom, it’s also a big investment so you want to get it right!
Take note of the natural light in your bedroom, dyed and printed bedlinen will fade if in bright sunlight all day. If you sleep in a sun filled sanctuary, choose white or lighter coloured bedlinen - so this won’t fade in the sun. The other option if you want to buy your duvet cover in a dark or strong colour is to draw your blinds or curtains when the sun is beating into your bedroom. The Australian sun is especially harsh and will fade most natural bedlinen.
I always choose a plain dyed colour for my quilt cover and sheet sets, this gives me more options for accessorizing and playing around with different looks.
I can change the whole style of my bedroom with just a few minor changes to my cushions and décor.
The doona cover size depends on your bed and the look you are trying to create, but I always recommend going one size bigger than your bed size. For example; if you have a queen bed use a King size duvet cover. Remember you will need to purchase the same size Inner. There is nothing worse than a duvet cover not completely filled to the edge. The larger size duvet will hang lower on your bed and look both stylish and very welcoming.
If you bed has sides, like a sleigh bed, or has a timber frame, and you like to tuck in the sides, keep the duvet cover the same size as you mattress to allow for easy tucking.
The Fitted Sheet
Here in Australia when you purchase a Sheet set, you will normally get a fitted bottom Sheet, a flat top sheet and a pair of standard pillowcases.
Fitted bottom sheets usually wear out long before your duvet cover or flat sheet. This is just because your full body weight laying on the sheet, and all the tossing and turning during the night will eventually wear away at the fibers; and is especially true for natural fibers that tend to be softer and more fragile.
Always get the correct size for your mattress - to tight and you will put extra strain on the fabric and the elastic, and eventually your sheet will rip. And if you go to big it will be crinkled and uncomfortable when you sleep. Measure your mattress depth to ensure you have a standard size mattress. Most mattress have standard lengths and width, BUT the depth of matters are varied. Pillow top mattress or special orthopedic mattresses can vary in depth.
The Flat Sheet
Flat sheets are great in the summer when the nights are warm and you don’t need a duvet or blanket. I am now a convert to the flat sheet even in the winter! If you use a flat sheet under a duvet cover it means your duvet stays cleaner for longer, and only washing your duvet cover every few weeks. If you’re anything like me, I do all I can to reduce my washing load and keep my Duvet cover looking like new.
I love my sheets to be a tonal or contrast colour to my duvet cover. I love the look and added style it gives my bedlinen; I love the eclectic vibe, and not have everything matching.
Your pillowslips are an important ingredient for a peaceful sleep. The fabric of the pillowcase is directly on your face, and for women, especially as you get older, this is fundamental to your skin’s health. Bamboo is hypoallergenic, anti-microbial and super soft. The perfect combination for your beauty sleep!
Pillowslips that contain polyester, and other synthetic fibres can irritate the skin. Nobody wants prickly irritated skin during the night, so choose wisely when you buy your pillowcases.
Bedlinen made of natural fibres tend to cost a little more but it’s always a good investment!
Again, I love pillowslips in a contrast or tonal colour to my bamboo sheets and quilt cover.
At Loom Living we have 4 beautiful colours that all work well together to give you a perfect colour pallet to play with. No guess work is needed, all the colours coordinate together and can be mixed and matched to give you different looks to your bedroom.
Ash grey - Slate grey - Snow White - Indigo Blue
Finally; Your natural bedlinen may not last forever, but we do use them all night long!
We use our bedding more, and for longer periods of time, than any of our favourite items of clothing!
We spend 7-9 hours a night in between the sheets, so we need to invest in natural bedding that is kind to our skin and helps with our sleep.