Here’s Why You Should Swap Out All Your Bedding for Linen This Spring
Just when you thought it might stay winter forever, you spot the first crocus blooming on your block, and suddenly, spring is the only thing on your mind. For many of us, that means the start of lots of—you guessed it—shopping. Because with a new, sunnier season comes the need for all things fresh. This spring, we’re homing-in on one space in particular that could really use a revamp: the bedroom.
One look at The Linen Shop on the Garnet Hill website, and you’ll be inspired to throw open the windows and dig out your chambray bucket hat. From florals and stripes to quilts and throw pillow covers, here’s why we’re going all in on linen.
It’s a completely natural material. Linen is made from very fine fibers derived from the flax plant. The fibers are spun into yarn and woven into long sheets of seriously comfortable fabric. Garnet Hill’s linen is tested for harmful substances and meets STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX certification. Speaking of Garnet Hill…
Their linen is responsibly sourced. From Portugal, no less. It's crafted from European flax that needs as much as 60 percent less water to grow than cotton. It’s also less susceptible to disease and pests, thus it requires fewer chemicals and pesticides. Linen lasts even longer than cotton—and Garnet Hill believes longevity is perhaps the best path to sustainability. It’s why they’ve been designing, responsibly sourcing and creating long-lasting product since 1976, all while striving to find innovative new ways to unite responsible sourcing and sustainability with their comfortable, timeless design.
It wears really well. Bedding is one of those things that needs to last. Yes, we love to change it up from time to time, but it’s got to hold up in the wash for years to come. It’s also got to hold up against movie nights, kids, pets and whatever else gets thrown its way. Linen has a relaxed texture that is meant to look lived-in and loved. (We’ve all had that duvet that ended up being more annoying than pretty—linen isn’t that.) It’s got a natural rustic texture, which in this case means it only gets softer with time.
It works for all seasons. Especially the spring and summer. Linen is a naturally breathable fabric, which means it regulates temperature to keep you comfortable all year round.
It comes in tons of designs. Okay, now for the fun part. Garnet Hill’s linen bedding selection runs the gamut from duvets in wildflower prints to soft, modern plaids that won’t remind you of your private school days (promise). The brand also has drapey lightweight quilts reminiscent of something you’d find on a trip to Paris, as well as linen pillow covers with eye catching details like eyelet and embellished trim. Striped throws that’ll remind you of your favorite beach house? Yep, they’ve got those too. Shop them below for a spring revival that’ll have you sleeping like a baby from now until…well, we really can’t put an end date on that.