Bedlinen buying guide

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Laura Ashley bedlinen is available in:

Different fabrics and thread counts

  • 'Thread count' refers to how many threads there are, per square inch of fabric
  • The higher the thread count, the crisper, smoother and more luxurious the feel of the fabric.
  • Percale describes a tighter cotton weave and can be any thread count above 180.

Various fibres

  • Pure cotton: cool, crisp and luxurious.
  • Polyester mixes: low maintenance, with fewer creases, easy ironing and rapid drying.
  • Linen - has a more textured feel and is cool and absorbent.

Different styles

  • Printed - the design is printed onto the fabric.
  • Jacquard - the design is woven into the fabric, using a jacquard loom.
  • Woven stripe/check - The design is woven into the fabric using a mechanised loom.
  • Embroidered - Beautiful and delicate, made using hand guided and machine embroidery.

Size guide

Duvet Covers

  • Single 137cm x 200cm 54 inches x 79 inches
  • Double 200cm x 200cm 79 inches x 79 inches
  • King 230cm x 220cm 94 inches x 87 inches
  • Super King 260cm x 220cm 102 inches x 87 inches

Fitted Sheets

  • Single 90cm x 190cm x 25 cm
  • Double 137cm x 190cm x 25cm
  • King 150cm x 200cm x 25cm
  • Super King 180cm x 200cm x 25cm

Pillow Cases

  • Housewife 50cm x 75cm, 20 inches x 30 inches
  • Oxford (with flange) 50cm x 75cm, 20 inches x 30 inches
  • Large Square Pillowcase 65cm x 65cm, 25 inches x 25 inches

Style notes:

  • Housewife Pillowcase - standard size, where the pillow fills all of the fabric
  • Oxford Pillowcase - for added impact and elegance, this features a wide flat stitched flange around the perimeter.


  • Follow the specific care labels sewn into the product.
  • Use detergents that are suitable for the specific product - ie Optical Brightening Agents (OBAs) are designed to maintain white fabrics so avoid using detergents containing these for anything other than plain white dye.
  • Ensure that the washing machine is never more than 2/3 full to ensure efficient and thorough cleaning.
  • Remove bedlinen from tumble drier as soon as it is dry, or it will become more creased and difficult to iron.