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Styling Checks + Stripes

30 Jan, 2024

Classic staples, simple designs and how to style them

At Wallace Cotton, we love creating unique botanical and floral designs, to transform into beautiful bed linen for our lovely customers. But we also love love (love!) stripes and checks. Simple, understated and classic, these designs are timeless and look wonderful styled on their own or mixed with patterned bedding. Striped and checked bedding are our top picks for linen cupboard staples alongside classic white bed linen. Perfect to have on the bed all year round and easy to layer with seasonal designs to offer plenty of stylish variety throughout the year.

Sandstone bed linen

Make a beautiful bed with the enduring ease and simple checks of our Sandstone bedding. The natural hue of our Sandstone bed linen was inspired by nature's palette of sun bleached shells and faded beach grasses. Sandstone bed linen is made from yarn dyed cotton in a small scale natural and white gingham check. Designed to work in every season, style Sandstone bedding with crisp white for the height of summer with Loft Linen white sheets and pillowcases or mix with florals, botanicals and stripes for a look to take you into autumn and beyond. Sandstone bed linen is available in a duvet cover set, oxford, European and lodge pillowcases.


Loft linen to love

Crafted from soft European certified linen, our luxurious Loft bedding collection offers a relaxed look and feel, perfect for styling with checks and stripes. Mix white, natural or coloured linen sheets and pillowcases with coordinating (or contrasting) checks or stripes for a cohesive look. Our Loft Linen bedding staples work well with patterned bedding too for an elevated and timeless look.


Layers we love to style with checked and striped bedding

Our in-house stylist Michelle offers her tips for styling striped and checked bedding with layering pieces.
1. For a peaceful monochromatic scheme, choose a quilt or throw (or both) and accent cushions in a similar colour palette to your checked or striped duvet cover. This scheme offers simple serene style for a timeless look in every season.
2. For an eclectic look, mix patterned and textured styling layers with your checked or striped bedding. For example, start with a checked duvet cover then layer striped European pillowcases in a contrasting shade along with two extra standard pillowcases in a floral or botanical print. For the final touch, style a throw in a grounding, deeper hue than the duvet cover – picking up on a colour from the patterned pillowcases. It’s easy to swap out these styling pieces to celebrate and recognise the change in seasons.


Book a free consultation with our Auckland based stylist

Our friendly stylist Michelle loves interior design, has a great eye for detail and many years’ experience at Wallace Cotton. With her extensive product knowledge, she'll work with you to select timeless pieces from our collections to make your life easier and your rooms look more beautiful. From gingham checks and stripes to classic white and seasonal bedding, Michelle can help put together a look you’ll love and enjoy for years to come. Click the link below to book a complimentary one-on-one session with Michelle at one of our Auckland stores.


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