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Bedding

Bedding is casual. Casual in terms of its not the first thing that comes to mind when planning your weekly shop! However, bedding is surprisingly one of the most regularly used items within the household – Don’t forget – the average person sleeps for 8 hours – going by this, you can assume that a third of your life will be spent with your bedding, duvets, flat or fitted sheets as well as your duvet covers. Therefore, when it comes to it, we really should think about how we go about purchasing our bedding. A few factors to consider when purchasing are; cost, weight or Tog rating, washing capability, thread counts for your bedding and the linen material (you want to use for the bedding which you are in direct contact with). Thread counts tell you how many threads are in each square inch of fabric. The higher thread count contained in your bedding, the better the quality, touch and feel. Buying more expensive doesn’t necessarily mean you are getting the best. When buying sheets or bedding which are 180 TC (Thread count) or more, these are all generally regarded as good quality. Anything over 200 TC is regarded as a high-quality bedding and thread counts can go all the way up to 1000 TC.

Lighting

Lighting is an important factor in any room in your home. Not only does lighting enable you to perform certain tasks much better in your home, but it also provides you with a comfortable and safer environment. Every room in your home, however, will require its own personal lighting touch. Therefore it is vital to ensure that you consider your surroundings when purchasing lighting. For example, it is highly unlikely that you would put a Lights and Linen Tuscany Chandelier in your Garage or Bathroom, for a start they are not designed for places which are surrounded with water such as baths and showers (we would advise spotlights for such areas). However, you would consider a chandelier in a hallway, lounge or bedroom.

Lighting is a key decorative element for any home. If you have images or pictures on the wall, you may consider how bright you may want your lighting to be to ensure that much of the focus remains on the wonderful décor in your home. 

When purchasing always remember Sizes. Sizes of items are often forgotten and therefore buying the wrong floor lamp for a small lounge, may give the whole room a quite daunting feeling, as it would become the focal point for you or your guests. Lights are there to provide ambience and security, a beautiful lamp will always get noticed, but a well-lit room will always provide a much warmer atmosphere.

Curtains

Lights and linen are one of the very few companies which provide curtains in nine or ten different sizes, the largest being 90 inches width with a 108-inch drop. We believe that these options which we cover, are ideal for the majority of UK homes. Curtains really do set the scene. Curtains are available in various different styles, including Pencil Pleat (Tape Top) and Eyelets. Pencil pleats are seen as the more traditional offering, with eyelets becoming the norm for a quicker and easier approach. 

Curtains are available in a vast array of styles, including, Velvet, Blackouts, Jacquard, tapestry, voiles and many more. Blackout curtains offer 2 main benefits, firstly they block out the sunlight (if they are 260 GSM like ours they are 100% blackout) many others offering blackout curtains tend to label them as the light reducing as they do not necessarily completely block out the light. The second benefit is the ability of them to become thermal insulators keeping the room cool in the summer and warm in the winter, perfect for all weather conditions. 

Velvet curtains are becoming extremely popular as more and more households fancy the contemporary shimmer curtains which provide a beautiful drape as well as providing insulation. Our velvet curtains come in a fabulous color collection, including Ivory, Taupe, Black and Purple 

When measuring curtains be sure to measure from your curtain rail/pole to the point at which you would like them to hang. Be sure to recognize that if the size of the curtain states 46” x 54” that the unit of measurement in inches. When a pack of curtains is labeled as 46×54 this refers to each panel within the pair will measure this length approximately. Therefore a pair of curtains in 46×54 would be around 92 inches when closed.