White as a Sheet: Shopping for White bed linen

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It is time to join the Society of Grown-ups- let your style mature- and treat yourself to timelessly beautiful white bed linen. The French got in on it, the Egyptians sure made their mark with it and the English helped named it. It evokes style, crispness and sensuality.

When in doubt, ALWAYS go with crisp white linen. By all means accessorise with an audacious throw, but stick to high quality white for the beautiful basics.

White bed linen | Elle Decoration South Africa
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White Linen | Elle Decoration South Africa

Satin Stitch Egyptian Cotton duvet cover white R1 949, Yuppiechef Duvet Cover 180 thread count from R449, @home 100% Linen Queen duvet cover R2 295, Weylandts Cotton duvet & 2 pillowcases from R799, Woolworths

White bed linen | Elle Decoration South Africa
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The colour white has a range of symbolic meanings, from innocence of youth to the wisdom of old age,

white continues to be the cool and calm anchor of style.

Cleanfreshcrispserene, and natural are only a few key words when you think about the colour white. This was also the inspiration behind. Estée Lauder’s White Linen Eau de Parfum Spray, capturing the essence of a perfect new day. If you think flowers, think Bulgarian Rose, Violet and Orris blossoms.

White bed linen | Elle Decoration South Africa
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Did you know?

Linen was originally made from one of the oldest agricultural plants in the world – flax. Egyptians named it ‘woven moonlight’, and it was even used as currency. Mummies were also wrapped in linen, because it was- and still- is a symbol of light, purity and wealth.


White Linen | Elle Decoration South Africa

Cotton fitted sheet R399, Woolworths 1000 TC Egyptian fitted sheet from R1 099, Loads of Living Microfiber fitted sheets from R79.99, MrP Home Fitted sheet 200 Threadcount from R239, @home


White Linen | Elle Decoration South Africa

Hotel Collection White 300 Thread Count flat sheet R275.97, Boardmans True Linen flat sheets R1 199, Mungo  Egyptian Cotton flat sheet white R979, Yuppiechef Plain flat sheet from R190, Woolworths

White bed linen | Elle Decoration South Africa
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White Linen | Elle Decoration South Africa

100% Linen King pillowcases – set of 2 white R795, Weylandts Sheraton 300 Thread Count Knife Pleat pillowcases standard R299.95, Boardmans 144 Thread count standard pillowcase R59.99, MrP home


White Linen | Elle Decoration South Africa

Premium Hungarian Goose Down Winter duvet inner 90% Down R2 595, Yuppiechef Queen duvet inner R1 995, Weylandts Bamboo duvet inner from R999, @home Anti-Allergy 8 Tog Hollow Fibre duvet inner from R299, Woolworths


Compiled by Sanri Pienaar & Text by Franke Theunissen


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