Bed Linen buying guide

What could be more inviting than a beautifully-dressed bed at the end of a long day? We have a huge choice of duvet covers and pillowcases, fitted and flat sheets and valances for every look and budget.

Ranges & fabrics

Bed linen is one of the most important things you will buy for your home, and the impact of truly comfortable sheets, duvet covers and pillowcases can’t be underestimated. Everyone has their own preferences with differing needs from their bed linen and we cater for many of these with our duvet cover and sheeting ranges.

Easycare Polycotton

For bed linen that's comfortable and easy to care for, choose our great quality polycotton 180 thread count range for duvet covers and pillowcases, flat and fitted sheets and also deep fitted sheets for thicker mattresses.

Made from a blend of durable polyester and soft cotton in a fine plain percale weave for a smooth handle, it's comfortable, dries quickly and requires minimal ironing.

Luxury Egyptian cotton 

Renowned for its superior strength, durability and softness, our Egyptian cotton is grown on the rich land of the Nile delta. Featuring an extra long staple that creates a gloriously smooth and soft handle, we have used this yarn to create our Luxury Egyptian Cotton range of luxurious and high quality bed linen, including duvet covers and pillowcases, flat and fitted sheets, and deep fitted sheets

Made in a plain percale weave with a 200-thread count, the collection requires mininal ironing and is easy to care for, keeping you cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Sumptuous Pima Cotton

Soft, smooth and perfect against the skin, our 430-thread count Sumptuous Pima range is sure to add a touch of luxury to your bedroom and features duvet covers and pillowcases, flat and fitted sheets.

Similar to Egyptian cotton, it has an extra long staple that creates a fine, durable and continuously opulent finish and is grown primarily in the United States, Peru and Australia. Easy to care for, it can be machine washed and tumble dried. Exquisite Genuisa Cotton
Our most luxurious bed linen collection, the Exquisite Genuisa range is crafted from an opulent blend of long staple Indian and Suvin cottons for a fine, silky finish in a 1000 thread count satin weave.

Exquisite Genuisa Cotton

Our most luxurious bed linen collection, the Exquisite Genuisa range is crafted from an opulent blend of long staple Indian and Suvin cottons for a fine, silky finish in a 1000 thread count satin weave.

Gloriously close to the feel of silk, this lustrous bedding is renowned for its extra fine yarn that fuses quality and strength with one elegant twist. Machine washable for ease and suitable for tumble drying, the collection features duvet covers and pillowcases, flat and fitted sheets.

Crisp & Fresh Egyptian Cotton

We use high quality cotton and a percale weave in our Crisp & Fresh to create luxurious smoothness and an exquisite crispness that feels fresh and cool against your skin. The collection features pillowcases,  flat sheets and deep fitted sheets.

This beautifully crisp and fresh bed linen is woven from fine Egyptian cotton, enabling a higher thread count fabric with a smoother finish. Made using a percale weave that produces a matte finish with a subtle touch of luxury, it’s the perfect choice if you love the crisp feel of freshly laundered linen.

Soft & Silky Egyptian Cotton

We use high quality cotton and a satin weave in our Soft & Silky range to create luxurious softness, subtle sheen and a silky touch that feels gorgeous against your skin. The collection features  pillowcases,  flat sheets and deep fitted sheets.

This superbly soft and silky bed linen is woven from fine Egyptian cotton, enabling a higher thread count fabric with a smoother finish, and is the perfect choice if you love the feel of silky bed linen on your skin.

Silk

Silk offers the ultimate indulgence. Not only does it feel exquisite, it regulates your body temperature to keep you warm in winter and cool in the summer. Revered for its fabulous health and beauty benefits, it proactively helps to retain moisture in your skin and hair which can minimise wrinkles and prevent ‘bed head’ frizz and static.

Our silk bedding can be machine washed at 40°C as well as tumble dried, making it as easy to care for as it is luxuriously comfortable.

Thread counts & weaves

Thread count

A term used often in bed linen, ‘thread count’ refers to the number of threads in one square inch of fabric and applies to the ‘warp’ – threads woven horizontally – and the ‘weft’ – threads woven vertically. Typically, the higher the thread count, the finer and smoother the fabric will be against the skin.

However, the feel and quality of bed linen is based on much more than thread count. Fine and high quality thread is hugely important when it comes to creating duvet covers, pillowcases and sheeting that feel luxurious against the skin. Without the great quality cotton we use in our duvet covers, pillowcases and sheeting, we couldn’t use thread count to its best potential.

Plain weave

The simplest of all weaves, the warp (horizontal thread) and weft (vertical) are aligned in a basic criss-cross pattern, overlapped to create a light, soft and comfortable finish.

Percale weave

The percale weave is much tighter than a plain weave, typically with a thread count of at least 200, and offers a smooth feel with a matte look.

Sateen weave

The sateen weave tends to be used with cotton or rayon and produces a luxurious yet strong finish. Featuring a ‘weft face’ construction, where the surface is almost entirely made up of vertical threads, it features a silky front and a plain, dull reverse.

Satin weave

Meanwhile, the satin weave is used with silk, polyester or nylon and drapes beautifully. Its construction is very similar to sateen except that it is made up of a ‘warp face’ weave, where the surface is almost entirely made up of horizontal threads, which lay flatter for a fine finish.

Jacquard

A jacquard weave is created on a loom and involves raising warp threads independently to form a tactile pattern and, as a result, feels thicker and more substantial because of the extra threads used to form it.

Seersucker

Seersucker fabric can be created through a chemical treatment or a weaving process, which involves one warp held under normal tension and the other held much tighter, creating the puckered or crinkled seersucker effect.

Flannelette

For a flannelette finish, the weft is ‘napped’ – meaning that it has been scratched and raised up – in contrast with the smooth warp, creating a super-soft and cosy feel.

Our bed linen sizes

Flat and fitted sheets

  • Single to fit bed 90 x 190cm
  • Double to fit bed 135 x 190cm
  • Kingsize to fit bed 150 x 200cm
  • Super kingsize to fit bed 180 x 200cm
  • Standard fitted sheets are for mattresses up to a depth of 26cm
  • Deep fitted sheets are for mattresses up to a depth of 32cm

Duvet covers

  • Single duvet cover to fit 135cm x 200cm
  • Double duvet cover to fit 200cm x 200cm
  • Kingsize duvet cover to fit 225cm x 220cm
  • Super kingsize duvet cover to fit 260cm x 220cm

Pillowcases 

  • Standard pillowcase to fit 50cm x 75cm pillow
  • Square pillowcase to fit 65cm x 65cm
  • Oxford pillowcase to fit 50cm x 75cm excluding border
  • Square Oxford pillowcase to fit 65cm x 65cm excluding border
  • Kingsize pillowcase to fit 50 x 90cm
  • Boudoir pillowcase to fit 30cm x 40cm

International sizing 

Approximate equivalent sizing for non-UK mattresses:

  • Our Single = Twin
  • Our Double = Full
  • Our Kingsize = Queen
  • Our Super Kingsize = King

Please note that non-UK mattress sizes may vary slightly from their UK equivalents, so please do measure up beforehand. Our fitted sheets and valances are unlikely to be suitable for mattresses which vary greatly from the measurements given above, but our flat sheets are generously sized and may be a useful alternative.