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Bedding In: the best bed linen for winter

Embrace hibernation with our edit of sheets, duvet covers and bedding sets in autumnal tones and natural textures

conker bed linen secret linen store
Secret Linen Store

As winter draws in, the only possible response to long cold nights and dreary days is to retreat to bed and dial up the cosiness with tactile, natural bed linen in earthy colours. From beautifully crumpled linen sheets that will only get softer the longer you have them to fine cotton pillowcases, here’s our pick of the best bedding from the new collections.

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1 ‘Havana’ linen, Larusi
larusi havana bed linen

Originally founded as a specialist in Berber rugs and Moroccan textiles, Larusi now offers charmingly crumpled linen bedding. Celebrating the beauty found in imperfection, the textiles are pre-washed and thread dyed in subtle shades with ribbon closures. From £98 for a pair of pillowcases, larusi.com

2 ‘Burnt Orange Bedtime Bundle’, Piglet
piglet burnt orange linen bed linen

Piglet’s linen ‘bedtime bundle’ in burnt orange has everything you need to create a cocooning nest, from pillowcases to a sheet and duvet cover, all made from soft 100% stonewashed French flax. The set would make a perfect housewarming or wedding present. From £212, pigletinbed.com

3 ‘Pyjama Stripe’ organic cotton bed linen, Toast
toast pyjama stripe cotton bed linen

Made in India, Toast’s bed linen has a timeless feel that will suit both modern and traditional bedroom schemes. The weighty organic cotton is woven with a classic pyjama stripe with thoughtful details like navy herringbone ribbons to fasten the pillowcases. From £19 for a pillowcase, toa.st

4 ‘Conker’ bed linen, Secret Linen Store
conker bed linen secret linen store
Secret Linen Store

With its russet tones and leaf-like crumpled texture, the aptly named ‘Conker’ range feels like it was made for the colder months. Perfect for adding depth and warmth to a pared back interior, especially when layered with blankets and pillows. From £18 for a pillowcase, secretlinenstore.com

5 ‘Sevr’ cotton bed linen, Society Limonta
society limonta bed linen set
Society Limonta

Society Limonta is part of a historic textile firm based in northern Italy that was founded at the end of the 19th century. Made from double layered cotton voile, ‘Sevr’ is one of its latest designs; inspired by prints from the 1970s, it features a subtle pattern of parallel zigzags. £680 for a duvet cover, uk.societylimonta.com

6 East London Cloth pillowcase, Glassette
east london cloth pillowcase glassette

Another choice find from Laura Jackson’s new emporium, Glassette, these ruffled pillowcases from East London Cloth are made from white Irish smocked linen and are meant to be mixed with your existing bedding. Definitely no ironing required. £85, glassette.com

7 ‘Cactus’ cotton bed linen, Stüssy x Tekla
stussy x tekla bed linen

Danish design studio Tekla hooked up with iconic surf label Stüssy to create a range inspired by the Californian coast. In calming ‘Cactus’ green, this organic cotton bedding is stonewashed for a matte finish and a softer feel on the skin. From £29 for a pillowcase, teklafabrics.com

8 Washed linen duvet cover, Zara Home
zara home washed linen duvet cover
Zara Home

No-one does affordable, high quality bed linen better than Zara Home. Made from 140GSM linen, this duvet cover comes in a range of subtle, tonal colours – this faded petrol blue option ticks all the moody, atmospheric boxes. From £79.99, zarahome.com

9 ‘Sarta’ bed linen, Caravane
caravane sarta bed linen

The relaxed informality of linen is captured in full in Caravane’s ‘Sarta’ range. To the naked eye the fabric appears to be one colour, but on closer inspection a tiny woven houndstooth pattern reveals itself. Made in Portugal from soft washed linen, the vibrant cumin shade will bring warmth to cold winter nights. From £167, caravane.com

10 Linen bedding, Bedfolk
bedfolk linen bedding

Soft to the touch, yet incredibly durable as linen should be, Bedfolk’s bedding is made in Guimarães, Portugal from the best Belgian and French flax. Linen is also naturally breathable and hypoallergenic, plus it gets softer the more it’s used and washed making it the ultimate everyday luxury. From £149, bedfolk.com

11 ‘Lazy’ bed linen, Loaf
lazy linen bedding loaf

The crushed finish of Loaf’s ‘Lazy’ linen positively encourages long lie-ins and afternoon naps. The bed linen comes in a rainbow of chalky, faded shades – ‘old rose’ feels apt for the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. £45 for a pair of pillowcases, loaf.com

12 ‘Luna’ linen bedding, Soho Home
luna bed linen, soho home
Soho Home

Key to creating the relaxed glamour of a Soho House bedroom is the brand’s washed linen which is crafted from natural flax grown in Europe and woven in Portugal. This inky shade captures the sophistication of the famed members’ clubs. From £55 for two pillowcases, sohohome.com

13 ‘Ochre’ bed linen, The Conran Shop
the conran shop ochre linen bed linen
The Conran Shop

Guaranteed to lift the gloomiest morning, The Conran Shop’s sunny pure linen bedding is woven from 100% flax-fibre yarn grown in Europe. Layer with pale grey or blue, or opt for a relaxed, modern look. £35 for a pillowcase, theconranshop.com

14 ‘Parisian Blue’ linen duvet cover, The Linen Works
parisian blue linen duvet cover the linen works
The Linen Works

The Linen Works’ Belgian linen is cross-woven in tonal yarn-dyed colours for a subtle shading effect, while stone-washing gives it a comfortable, lived-in feel. Triple stitched French seams, mother-of-pearl button closures and a 50 year guarantee make it a lifetime investment. £170 for a duvet cover, thelinenworks.co.uk

15 ‘Toogood’ linen duvet cover, Once Milano
toogood for once milano duvet cover
Once Milano

Faye Toogood found inspiration in the Oxfordshire landscape and the myth of the white horse for this linen duvet cover, part of her ‘Horse, Moon, Hill’ collaboration with Once Milano. It’s available in four earthy colours, including a rich brown, natural tone and chalky white. £428, oncemilano.com

16 ‘Ruffle’ duvet cover, Trove
trove ruffle duvet

Trove’s unapologetically romantic ruffled duvet covers are handmade to order from 300 thread count Italian cream linen and finished with a contrasting trim from Trove’s signature palette of blush, lemon, olive and salmon. From £310, thetroveco.uk

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