12 Best Australian Bed Linen Brands to Shop This Spring
It’s no secret that we Australians know a thing or two about design. Over the past decade, there’s been a noticeable shift as the global industry spotlight – arguably led by international design bloggers – has swung south to the land Down Under. And never has this been more evident than in our bedding design, with independent brands taking the lead and showcasing a masterful use of print, pattern, colour and texture.
Here, I’ve rounded up my top 12 Australian bedding brands to shop for Spring/Summer 2016/17.
Above: Kip and Co’s spring/summer collection 2016.
Aura is the go-to brand for high-quality bed linen in sophisticated Scandi-inspired print designs. This season sees a return to earthy fabrics, from vintage linen to stonewashed waffle weaves and frayed trimmings, in an array of soft and dusty hues.
Kip & Co
Kip & Co’s iconic prints are back for summer with the new Tropics collection: a bohemian medley of spots, checks, marbling and retro florals. But it’s not all bold prints and bright colours – consider the linen sheets and pillowslips in the softest greys, apricots and lavenders, layered with luxe velvet quilt covers and cushions. Designed to mix, match and layer to your heart’s content.
Sage and Clare
Sage and Clare‘s new season collection takes inspiration from vintage colour palettes and designs with retro floral prints, stripes and pops of colour. Punchy hues come into play this season with mustards and oranges offset by a soft chambray reverse. The tufted throw blankets are this season’s highlight.
You can’t go past Adairs for well-priced bed linen in seasonal tones and prints. It’s the fast-fashion of bed linen in Australia, and their in-house design team keep an eye on the latest trends. One of their best-sellers is the Home Republic line of Vintage Washed Linen, available in quilt covers and cushions in a range of neutral and muted shades.
I Love Linen
Based in Melbourne, the design team at I Love Linen works with local and international artisans to curate a collection of well-made beautiful bedding basics. The hand-dyed and stitched lightweight coverlets are this season’s highlight.
Melbourne-based Feliz Home is a small brand producing beautiful hand-screen printed designs, using certified organic cotton and sustainably-produced fabrics. With their children’s bed linen featured in the latest season of Offspring (which has become a kind of style barometer of new and emerging Australian design), this is a brand to watch. This have just released their first Art Series, collaborating with local artist Maria Flores of ‘Say Hola’.
Hunting for George
With more than a hint of hipster cool, Hunting for George stocks a range of design-led homewares, including a nicely curated selection of bed linen. But their own designs are the ones to watch, with their latest collection of bed linen their strongest yet. They describe their new hero product, the Clifton quilt cover as “the everyday cool customer with an enigmatic smile”. But don’t let that put you off this rather smart product!
A stylish staple in Australian wardrobes and homes, Country Road is a trustworthy source of fresh, contemporary bedding designs. This season is all about understated elegance, featuring neutral cottons with subtle textural details.
An established Australian brand, Linen House produces its own extensive collection of bed linen and co-ordinating homewares. Recently, they’ve collaborated with the likes of Alex Perry, Marie Claire and Hiccups for Kids. Highlights include the timeless Nimes range featuring pre-shrunk and stone-washed linen.
Castle & Things
Rachel Castle‘s inimitable screenprinted designs have their own cult following, with her trademark dots and simple florals adorning an exclusive range of bed linen, artworks and homewares. This season’s new bedlinen includes the dark and moody Slate Linen bedding in 100 per cent Belgian linen – perfect for lazing and layering this summer.
L&M Home (formerly Linen & Moore) sources and imports an impeccable collection of high quality bed linen from around the world, with materials ranging from fine wool and silk to Egyptian cotton and pure linen. This season’s highlight is the Phoenix quilt in white with black cross stitch detail. Understated luxe.
Arro Home would usually be at the top of my list, but they’re a wee bit late in releasing their Spring/Summer 2016 collection. You can usually expect unique prints and patterns from this Melbourne-based label, but their latest bed linen features linen duvet covers in single hues. So what’s coming next is anyone’s guess. Keep an eye on their social media for updates.
Tell me: which Australian brand is your go-to for bed linen? Any new favourites here?
All photography sourced from each brand.