Every home needs a few beautiful basics that act as style foundations. White bedlinen is one of our favourites as it transcends trends, can be dressed up or down, works with many moods and can be accented with colour at the flick of a new throw.
We love Linen House's Islet quilt cover set, $219.95/queen, for its floaty, handcrafted appeal [above].
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.