Bed linen buying guide

Choosing your bed linen size

Before shopping for your bed linen, identify which size you need to best fit your bed, using our practical guide below.

Duvet CoversFlat SheetsFitted Sheets
SingleW130cm x L200cmW180cm x L270cmW92cm x L190cm x D35cm
Three QuarterW150cm x L200cmW180cm x L270cmW107cm x L190cm x D35cm
DoubleW200cm x L200cmW250cm x L270cmW137cm x L190cm x D35cm
QueenW230cm x L200cmW250cm x L270cmW152cm x L190cm x D35cm
KingW230cm x L220cmW300cm x L270cmW182cm x L190cm x D35cm
Queen Extra LengthW152cm x L200cm x D35cm
King Extra LengthW260cm x L230cmW300cm x L270cmW182cm x L200cm x D35cm
Pillowcase Size Chart
StandardW45cm x L70cm
KingW50cm x L90cm

Our Types of Bed Linen

Bed linen encompasses a range of items, including fitted sheets, flat sheets, pillowcases, and duvet covers. Each of these items serves a specific purpose and contributes to the overall comfort of your bed.

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Fitted Sheets

These come with elasticised corners that fit snugly over your mattress, ensuring a smooth and wrinkle-free surface to lie on.

Flat Sheets

These are placed on top of the fitted sheet and provide an extra layer of comfort. During warmer nights, they can also be used as lightweight coverings.

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Pillow Cases

These cover and protect your pillows, keeping them clean and extending their lifespan. They come in various sizes and styles to match your bedding.

Duvet Covers

These encase your duvet, offering both protection and aesthetic value. They come in a wide range of designs and can be easily changed to match your decor.

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Types of Fillers for Duvets and Pillows

We use three types of fillers for our duvets and pillows. These offer varying levels of comfort, support and insulation:

  • Fibre puff balls – Fibre puff balls offer a soft and fluffy feel, making them ideal for those who prefer a plush and luxurious sleep experience. They are durable, lightweight and hypoallergenic, providing a comfortable and supportive sleep surface.
  • Microfibre – These fillers are made from synthetic materials that mimic the texture and loft of natural duck-down feathers. They offer excellent insulation, breathability and softness, making them a popular choice for those seeking a hypoallergenic and down alternative.
  • Feather and Down – Both feather and down are light and conserve body heat, they warm up quickly by trapping pockets of air within the structure of the feather and down. Down regulates your body temperature better than any synthetic alternative because of its unique ability to breathe. They are also cooler when the air is warmer, so they are perfect for all seasons.

Outer Casing Options

Outer casings play a crucial role in protecting the fillers and enhancing the overall sleeping experience. We offer three types of outer casings:

  • 100% cotton percale down proof – These casings are breathable, durable and down-proof. They prevent the feathers or fillers from poking through while allowing air to flow for a comfortable sleep temperature.
  • 50/50 polycotton percale – Polycotton percale casings offer a blend of durability and affordability. They are a popular choice for those seeking a balance between comfort, quality and cost-effectiveness.
  • Microfibre – Once again, these casings are a synthetic alternative to cotton percale. They offer a soft and smooth feel with excellent hypoallergenic properties. Microfibre casings are easy to care for and provide a comfortable sleeping surface.

Why you should include mattress protectors in your bed linen purchase?

One essential item that is often overlooked is mattress protectors, here’s why you should use them:

  • Increase the comfort and lifespan of your mattress.
  • Protect against allergens and dust mites for a healthier sleep environment.
  • Improve hygiene by easily washing the protector instead of the mattress.

Types of Mattress Protectors

We offer two types, each offering unique benefits:

  1. Quilted waterproof mattress protectors – As the name suggests, waterproof mattress protectors are designed to protect your mattress from liquid spills and stains. These protectors are made from a waterproof material such as polyurethane, which creates a reliable barrier against fluids. Waterproof mattress protectors are particularly useful for households with young children, pets, or anyone prone to accidents.
  2. Quilted microfibre mattress protectors – Microfibre mattress protectors are made from a blend of polyester and polyamide fibres. They provide a comfortable sleep surface while still safeguarding against dust mites and spills. Microfibre mattress protectors are a versatile option suitable for various sleep preferences.

Duvets and pillows: Finding the best fit for your sleep

Duvets and pillows are two key homeware items that determine how well you sleep. They provide not only comfort and warmth but also proper support for a restful and rejuvenating night. Investing in high-quality pillows and duvets is essential to ensure a healthy mind and body.

How often should bed linen be changed?

It’s a general rule that you should be washing and changing your bed linen at least once every two weeks, but really it should be every week to ensure you have a hygienic place to sleep. Beautiful, high-quality bedding should refresh the look of your bedroom, plus feel wonderfully soft and breathable against the skin.