Behind The Blue Door

Stylish Weekends | April 11, 2016 |

Lazy morning bedlinen:

what’s new for 2016



Those with a predilection for all things snug are spoilt for choice this year. Textural overload is heavy on the interior agenda for 2016. From cashmere to cotton and linen to lambswool, snuggling up has never looked so good.

Geometric splash


Image source: Niki Jones

The classic appeal of geometric shapes is making a bold return this year. Think Memphis-style designs, clashing bright colours and simple shapes.

Niki Jones ticks all the boxes with this Harlequin linen throw (£300), blending patchwork playfulness with the touch of a cubist paintbrush. Each fragmented section is hand embroidered in wool.


Exotic flavour


Image source: Zara Home

This season’s tropical trend is one we can wholeheartedly embrace. Bold, brash colour clashes are accompanied by punchy patterns and mixed materials as fashion makes its mark on interiors.

Like putting a plant in a room, this Leaf Flowerpot cushion (£25.99) by Zara Home is the ultimate linen accent, blending a zingy palette with on-point botanicals.

Simply white


Image source: Oka

White is not just a trend, it’s a design staple – and one worth investing in. With white, you can give your linens a unique feel using minimal accents. We particularly love the crisp, scalloped overlap of Oka’s Huguenot embroidered duvet cover (£155). Add a textured pillow or two for depth and interest.

Darkness blooms


Image source: Amara

Chintz-style patterns are returning to glory after a forty year hiatus, reimagined with everything from bright acid pops to dark graphic florals. It’s great to see botanicals worked into a sophisticated purple palette in this Essenza Fabiene duvet set (£45, Amara).

Snug luxe


Image source: Not On The High Street

Plush, strokable textures are almost as important as warmth when it comes to throws. This Alpaca fur throw rug by Samantha Holmes (£800, Not On The High Street), is the ultimate comfort after a long day.

Alpaca is one of the softest, most durable and insulating fibres in the world and this British brand only uses ethically-sourced skins from Peru.

Raw detox


Image source: Ugg Australia

With all this plushness, incorporate some honest raw materials for balance. Whether you’re a fan of the boots or not, Ugg’s collection of blankets, pillows and sheepskin rugs is worth a look. Try adding the Windowpane leather pillow (£110) to your quilted haven for a natural touch. Complement with warm but calming colours, such as greys, taupes and camels, and pepper your bedroom space with a little greenery.



*Lead image source: Niki Jones/Amara


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Lazy mornings call for a satisfying brunch. Keep it simple with the Jasper Conran Tisbury collection, which lends a rustic yet clean-cut aesthetic to those chilled Sunday mornings.

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