Price Points: Eco-friendly bedding

Selection of eco-friendly bedding | H is for Home

Following on from last week’s feature on reusable coffee cups, eco-friendly bedding is another responsible way in which you can be mindful of the earth’s natural resources.

Investing in any of the following will make your dreams even more sweet!

    1. Nimbus Pearl Smartdown pillow + duvet: £45 + £129, The Fine Bedding Company
      “Created from responsibly-sourced raw materials, Smartdown pillow and duvet fibres are made from recycled plastic bottles, uniquely spun and blown in such a way that they simulate the handfeel and warmth of natural down. The pillows are wrapped in a soft 280 thread count, sustainably sourced cotton cover and finished by hand in our own Eco-Factory”
    2. High quality white eco-friendly linen duvet cover set with tie closures: from £101.70, Etsy
      “Made of 100% pure eco-friendly linen which is very soft and certificated by OEKO-TEX® and doesn’t contain any harmful substances. Linen fabric is made of European flax grown in Latvia and woven in a local mill”
    3. Camelhair plush blanket: £344, greenfibres
      Un-dyed and untreated, with band used for edging made from wool. 50% camel hair, 50% organic merino wool on an 100% organic cotton floor”

Asda Home

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King-sized bed made with linen from Asda Home

One of life’s little pleasures is getting into a bed with freshly laundered sheets. Even better is brand new bedding from top to toe!

New bed linen & bedding from Asda Home

We’ve been meaning to have a complete bedding revamp for a while. Everything was due a change. So this week’s delivery from Asda Home was much anticipated. New duvet, new pillows, new sheets, new duvet cover… bliss!!

Vase of sunflowers and antique mannequin with new bed linen & bedding from Asda Home

We chose memory foam pillows (recommended for side-sleepers like us!), a ‘Feels Like Down’ 10.5 tog king-size duvet, Monochrome Triangles king-size duvet set and grey, cotton rich fitted sheet & pillowcases. They’re all from Asda’s own George Home range. Replacing absolutely everything on our king-size bed came in at £113.75 which is great value.

detail of a king-sized bed made with linen from Asda Home

The duvet set is quite mid century modern in style with contrasting geometric patterns of squares & triangles in shades of yellow, grey & white.

Detail of a sunflower with new bed linen & bedding from Asda Home in the background

It works perfectly in our master bedroom, picking up on other yellow highlights in the space. We love it – and have been sleeping very soundly since the update!

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Gimme Five! Duvet sets

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selection of 5 duvet sets

We had some friends from overseas stay with us for a couple of days. Prior to their arrival we busied ourselves with cleaning and changing the bedding.

Mismatched bedding I can just about put up with for our use – I can’t do it for guests. Where do sheets and pillowcases disappear to anyway? Socks, I can understand – they’re small and easy to misplace. But pillowcases?!

We love bold, bright, colourful graphic patterns on our duvet sets. Ikea are always have a brilliant (and very affordable) selection – many other retailers… not so great. Here are some others we’d be proud to have our house guests sleep within!

  1. Gray and yellow lime pattern cotton bedding set: £87.32, Etsy
  2. TOFSVIVA quilt cover & 4 pillowcases: £25, IKEA
  3. MissPrint Home Dandelion Mobile duvet cover and pillowcase set, yellow: £70, John Lewis
  4. Hand-drawn Grid double duvet cover in orange: £50, Urban Outfitters
  5. CHIC DOTS orange duvet cover and square pillowcases set: £45, La Redoute

Wednesday Wish: Bananas quilt cover

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bananas patterned duvet cover and cushion covers from Kip & Co, Australia
Bananas: quilt cover $209-$229 AUD | pillowcase pair $59 AUD | cushion cover $65 AUD
Feather: quilt cover $209-$229 AUD | pillowcase pair $59 AUD | cushion cover $79 AUD, Kip& Co

We’re suckers for bright, bold-printed bedding and this Bananas quilt cover really knocked us out. It’s from the Kip & Co‘s autumn/winter 2013 Fruit Salad collection. The collection can be mixed, matched and clashed in an explosion of pattern & colour!