4 May 2020
Crumpled linen sheets
There is something perennially chic about crumpled bed linen during summer, in citrusy hues and cool muted tones. British brand Piglet’s low-maintenance sets are available in pleasing shades of sage and oatmeal, made from natural French linen that gets softer with age. Or try Loaf’s laidback Lazy Linen, dyed in a spectrum of soft and delicious hues, including dusty pink and warm nutmeg. For a homeware hit of serotonin, Secret Linen Store offers bright mustard yellow sheets, which will also keep you wonderfully cool on balmy evenings. Layer breathable linen duvet covers beneath lightweight natural throws by Anthropologie, Tekla and Ferm Living for an invitingly tactile spread.
Whether you're partial to theatrical tassels or geometric prints, a cushion is the easiest element of your bedroom decor to switch up, while also allowing you to dip your toe more cautiously into bolder interior trends. Current favourites include HAY’s brightly colored cotton Dot designs and Rockett St George’s cushion adorned with a technicolour rainbow, which has become a symbol of gratitude for the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic. At the other end of the spectrum, Brunello Cucinelli, master of sustainable neutrals, creates luxurious homeware instilled with calm. Aerende’s two-tone cotton and linen cushions are created in partnership with charities and social enterprises in London, to help those in vulnerable communities.
Martin Waller, founder of home furnishings brand Andrew Martin, states that a headboard is akin to “a form of artwork.” The flamboyant interior designer, with a flagship in South Kensington, creates dramatic, towering headboards with a rebellious edge. Those at Ensemblier London offer an air of Edwardian romance, while Hypnos will tailor-make a bespoke headboard to your exact specifications. For soft, scalloped edges, visit Love Your Home, which also offers a curation of sculptural, statement beds with retro appeal.
During summer, as bedding basks in streaming sunlight, lamps often become merely ornamental. But what beautiful ornaments they are: sinuous, statement sculptures, topped with wide linen shades. Soho Home’s Catalina table lamp echoes Soho House Barcelona, available in citrusy yellow and Mediterranean blue. Conjure the great outdoors with Graham & Green’s menagerie of flamingos, hares, hippos and monkey lamps, or look to House of Hackney’s retro collection of curious creatures, crowned by lampshades in vintage fabrics.