New bedding from Magiclinen
My first memory of linen bedding was when I was maybe 5 or 6 years old. I use to go and stay at my french grand mother's house during the summer holidays. The spare room had one of those huge wooden sleigh bed with a horse hair mattress. I remember the crisp, monogrammed linen sheets perfectly starched and ironed within an inch of their lives! I think it may be why I love linen so much, although I have to admit my linen has never seen an iron in its life! It will always remind me of my childhood summer holidays and there is something very comforting about that.
I rediscovered linen after Maddie was born. She suffered badly with eczema and I was advised to use linen bedding, as it is fully breathable and regulates body temperature. Over the years I have had many linen sheets and duvet covers and I would never go back to cotton now, I am definitely a convert!
Why I love Magiclinen
I came across Magiclinen a few months ago now and I was immediately smitten with the ruffle linen duvet covers (they also have the ruffle curtains which are to die for!). Unlike my grandma's linen sheets, Magiclinen stone-wash most of their linen for maximum softness. Yes it creases like all linen does but that is the best part about it! The naturally crumpled fabric is guaranteed to give your bed instant appeal and a kind of effortless style which cannot be replicated with any other bedding. Magiclinen hand make all their bedding and the quality and attention to detail is second to none.
The sizing available cover the UK, Europe, Australia and the US. With more than a dozen different colours, the hardest part is picking just one! I love them all but if I had to choose my top 3, they would be Natural, Blue Melange and Woodrose.
What you may not know about linen
- Linen is a textile made from the fibres of the flax plant.
- It gets softer the more it is washed.
- It is lint-free due to the smooth yarn, so no bobbling ever!
- The fabric is highly absorbent, it can absorb up to 20% of its own weight in water before feeling damp.
- It is breathable, the flax plant is hollow allowing higher air permeability.
- Linen is hypoallergenic and therefore perfect for people suffering from sensitive skin, eczema or allergies.
The linen bedding was gifted to me by MagicLinen but all views are my own.