Review | Linen bedding from Soak & Sleep

September 23, 2015

Linen bedding from Soak & Sleep | These Four Walls blog

I’ve seen linen bedding popping up all over the place lately, and I love the way it looks – relaxed, inviting, effortlessly stylish. I’ve also heard that it leads to a better night’s sleep, as its loose, natural flax is more breathable, absorbs more moisture and dries faster than tightly woven fabrics. But I’ve always worried that it might feel scratchy, and I’ve been reluctant to move away from crisp cotton – particularly given the expense involved in buying in a whole new set of pillow cases, sheets and duvet covers. So, when the lovely people at Soak & Sleep asked if I’d like to try a set of their French linen bedding as part of my ongoing quest for more slumber, I jumped at the chance to find out if it really is as comfortable as people say.

Linen bedding from Soak & Sleep | These Four Walls blog

First things first, though: it looks beautiful. Soak & Sleep’s sets come with ties (so much prettier than buttons or prestuds), and the Oxford edging and fabric weight give them a lovely drape. I chose a delicate pale-grey colour (other options are white, silvery-blue and charcoal), and it works brilliantly against the dark headboard in our master bedroom.

Linen bedding from Soak & Sleep | These Four Walls blog

Linen bedding from Soak & Sleep | These Four Walls blog

As for the feel of the linen, it’s much smoother and softer than I expected – ideal for night-time snuggling and lazy weekend lounging. And it’s certainly kept me cooler – I’ve been able to get into bed and huddle up against the September chill without worrying about waking up hot a couple of hours later. It even has the cat’s seal of approval: since I swapped to linen he’s spent every night dosing on the duvet, foregoing his favourite sheepskin throw downstairs.

Best of all, it’s easy to care for. It can be machine-washed and tumble-dried, and it looks good even when crumpled (life really is too short to iron bedding!). There’s not even any need to spend time making the bed, as I reckon linen works best when it’s not perfectly neat and tidy.

Linen bedding from Soak & Sleep | These Four Walls blog

Linen bedding from Soak & Sleep | These Four Walls blog

In short, I’m a linen convert. I might now have to invest in a set for our guest room, too…

Soak & Sleep kindly provided the bedding for this post, but all words and opinions are my own.

Photography by Abi Dare

5 thoughts on “Review | Linen bedding from Soak & Sleep

  1. Liz Kelly

    I had to look this post up again after my purchases this week. I have been wanting a mattress topper for awhile and finally bit the bullet to buy one, went to Google, and the first thing that came up was a sale at Soak & Sleep. I jumped on it, and added the French linen duvet cover after remembering this post. My boyfriend and I set it all up yesterday and I ended up spending most of the afternoon just lounging in bed, and then slept til half 11 this morning! Thank you for bringing this brand to my attention, I’m converted as well!

    1. Abi Post author

      That’s so good to hear – thanks Liz! I’m a convert to linen now – it’s so cool and comfortable x

  2. Amy

    Hey, I also just bought some of these in the Soft Blue! So lovely. I’d love to know where you got your lamp – I’ve been looking for one like that in silver but all I can find is brass lately!

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