Another favourite is Sheridan's Herschel quilt cover in white, $399.95/queen, and pillowcases, $99.95/pair [above].
Penney + Bennett's White Net Organic Cotton Duvet, from $179, and pillowcases, from $45, appeal for their lovely contemporary twist [above].
A simple linen-cotton blend is always a winner as beautifully demonstrated by Aura's Maison quilt cover in white, $199/queen, and standard pillowcase, $29.95 each [above].
Country Road offers a touch of texture as its Odin quilt, $399/king, has a subtle slub to the finish [above].
Quality linen has natural thermal qualities keeping you cooler in summer and warmer in winter.
Thread count can be confusing - the quality of cotton used is more important than a high thread count.
Hang freshly laundered linen in the sun to dry and then slip straight onto the bed for a relaxed, crumpled look.
Allergy sufferers should wash bedlinen in water that's been heated to 55 degrees Celsius as it's this is the temperature that dust mites are killed.