MMM {home} Australian bed-linen lust-haves

As obsessed as I am with home textiles, there is one thing that does irritate me about the UK high street.

And that is the lack of stylish bedlinen for kids. I wrote about it here – and recent searching for my own children’s rooms led to buying adult single duvets.

What I would specifically like are mismatched  sheets – simple designs, in great colours with brilliant printed, fitted sheets that could be mixed and matched. In my head I know exactly how I’d do it and I reckon I’d make a fortune – I’m still waiting for that call!

In the meantime, I’ve found two Australian brands (both of whom ship internationally) that I’ve become slightly obsessed with.

I Love Linen, founded by ‘chief linen lover’ Lauren has an almost 20k strong Instagram following thanks to gorgeous images of her products like these.

Actually obsessed with their charcoal pineapple print mixed with the spotty pillow. Ob-sessed. Make of that what you will.  Imahe: instagram.com/ilovelinen
Actually obsessed with their charcoal pineapple print mixed with the spotty pillow. Ob-sessed. Make of that what you will.
Image: instagram.com/ilovelinen
Ice cream pillow cases? Yes please! Image: Instagram.com/ilovelinen
Ice cream pillow cases? Yes please!
Image: Instagram.com/ilovelinen
Polka dots and leopard make me very happy Image: Instagram.com/ilovelinen
Polka dots and leopard make me very happy
Image: Instagram.com/ilovelinen
Lauren also posts pictures of her customer's rooms. This beautiful children's room is from Instagram.com/poppyandbellasmum
Lauren also posts pictures of her customer’s rooms. This beautiful children’s room is from Instagram.com/poppyandbellasmum

And Rachel Castle has spent the past twenty years as a homeware designer in Australia and the UK, but now calls Sydney home where she creates beautiful textiles at Castle and Things.

On her bio, Rachel says “We love spots and fluro and grey and yellow and love hearts and flowers and paint and felt and everything that POPS around in our studio. If it’s fun we love it.”

She could actually be describing me – and they’re exactly the kind of pieces I want to be able to buy here (without a huge shipping cost!).

Pink pegboard sheets Image: Castle and Things
Pink pegboard sheets
Image: Castle and Things
Yellow heart fitted cot sheet Image: Castle and Things
Yellow heart fitted cot sheet
Image: Castle and Things
Blue throw and charcoal spot sheets Image: Castle and Things
Blue throw and charcoal spot sheets
Image: Castle and Things
Flat sheet with fluoro spot Image: Castle and Things
Flat sheet with fluoro spot
Image: Castle and Things

Do you love them too? Where do you think does great bedding for children? Let me know.

 

 

  • Comments ( 6 )

  • avatar
    Sophie mars

    Lovely! I really struggle to find nice bed linen for the kids. Why do Aussies do it so much better than us? Check out Aura if you haven’t already seen it. Gorgeous!

    http://www.aurahome.com.au/shop/Bedlinen

    • avatar
      Erica

      Oooh I will, thanks for tip off!

  • avatar
    Pippa

    Argh – this!!!!! You’re so right – there’s a real shortage – make that total dearth of stylish children’s bedlinen in this country. I ogle the Serena and Lily website longingly. I’ve ended up buying nice fabric and sewing my own.
    Thanks for these gorgeous suggestions.

    • avatar
      Erica

      So glad I am not alone with these thoughts!!

  • avatar
    Sue

    I quite like the challenge actually of finding which works for a child’s bedroom but you are right, I do remember hitting a brick wall trying to find interesting designs for my boys’ beds and in the end, I settled on plain chambray duvet sets (from Primark of all places) which you can accessorise with throws and cushions to make more interesting. Zara Home and H&M Home do some nice designs but the problem with those is the single sizing which is European based and is larger than a UK standard single. Don’t get caught out!

    • avatar
      Erica

      That’s a really brilliant tip Sue, thank you!!

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