Bed Linen
Buying Guide

Bed linen needs to be comfortable, visually pleasing, and suit your bedroom decor so choosing it deserves special attention. When it comes to deciding on fabrics you have a wide range of options including linen, cotton, organic cotton, cotton percale, polycotton, cotton flannel and linen-cotton mixes. Take a look at our guide to find the perfect bedding for you.

Duvet Covers

Our duvet covers are available with two different types of closure.

Please note: our duvet covers are sold individually, not as a set with pillowcases included, unless individual products state otherwise. Please purchase pillowcases separately.

Straight Buttoned Hem

A traditional closure with snaps or buttons to keep two sides of the duvet cover closed.

Our duvet covers are available in the following sizes
140cm x 200cm (single)
200cm x 200cm (double)
220cm x 240cm (king)
240cm x 260cm (super king)

French Envelope

Also known as a 'bottle shape', this design is more common in Europe. There are no buttons or snaps; the additional flap is simply tucked under your mattress to ensure the duvet stays secure.

Our duvet covers are available in the following sizes
140cm x 200cm (single)
200cm x 200cm (double)
220cm x 240cm (king)
240cm x 260cm (super king)

Pillowcases

The shape of a pillow you choose can make a huge difference to the finished look. We sell pillowcases in the following shapes and sizes.

Please note: pillowcases are sold as individual single cases unless stated otherwise.

Standard Pillowcase

The classic shape for a pillowcase, standard pillowcases (also known as housewife pillowcases) have no additional frills or flounces. The inner flap at one end of the pillowcase folds over the pillow to keep it secure.

Our standard pillowcases come in the following sizes
50cm x 70cm

Oxford Pillowcase

Oxford pillowcases have the same basic shape as a standard pillowcase, but typically come with added frills, trims or flounces for a more luxurious look.

Our Oxford pillowcases come in the following sizes
50cm x 70cm

Bolster Pillowcase

These pillowcases are designed to cover bolster pillows - longer, thinner pillows which serve both decorative and practical uses. Often referred to as 'hugging pillows', bolster pillows are great for pregnant women, and those who suffer from back pain. The shape and design of these pillows offer additional support when sleeping.

Our bolster pillowcases come in the following lengths
L90cm - suitable for single beds
L140cm - suitable for double beds
L160cm - suitable for king sized beds
L185/190cm - suitable for super king beds

Continental Square Pillowcase

Typically used as large headrest pillows or smaller decorative cushions, these square pillow shapes are very popular in Europe but not as easy to find from UK retailers. They can give your bedding a modern twist and the larger sizes are great for those who enjoy being propped up in bed with a book. All La Redoute bedding has the option of square pillowcases.

Our square pillowcases come in the following sizes
63cm x 63cm
65cm x 65cm

Fitted Sheets

Making sure you get the right fitted sheet for your bed is essential: too small and the sheet could rip or tear - too big and it could slither off while you sleep. Most of our bedding ranges have matching fitted sheets available, with mattress depths from 25cm to 30cm.

Standard Fitted Sheet

Suitable for mattresses 25cm deep

Available in the following sizes
90cm x 190cm (single)
140cm x 190cm (double)
160cm x 200cm (king)
180cm x 200cm (super king)

Non-standard sizes
120cm x 190cm (small double)
140cm x 200cm (EU double)

Deep Fitted Sheet

Suitable for mattresses 30cm deep

Available in the following sizes
90cm x 190cm (single)
140cm x 190cm (double)
160cm x 200cm (king)
180cm x 200cm (super king)

Non-standard sizes
120cm x 190cm (small double)
140cm x 200cm (EU double)

Fitted Sheets for Articulated Beds

Designed for adjustable beds where 2 people sleep on adjoining mattresses which move independently of one another; connected in the centre with no seam for comfort

Suitable for mattresses 25cm deep

Available in the following sizes
140cm x 190cm (double)
160cm x 200cm (king)
180cm x 200cm (super king)

Understanding Fabrics And Weaves

At La Redoute we use a range of fabrics in our bed linen. Cotton percale, cotton sateen and linen covers carry our Best Quality label - your guarantee of a superior finish and the finest material.

Linen

Cotton

Organic Cotton

Cotton Percale

Cotton Sateen

Polycotton

Cotton Flannel

Linen/Cotton Mix

Hemp

Cotton Muslin

Washed Cotton

Lyocell

Quality

You may see our bedding ranges marked with the following labels.

Best Quality

Our Best Quality collections bring you the best La Redoute has to offer; guaranteeing high quality materials, superior cuts and finishes for a design-led luxury product.

Scenario

Scenario is a range of plain bedding with more than 200 colours in different styles and fabrics to mix and match endlessly with all of our other bed linen. A quality collection with neat and Oeko-Tex certified finishes®.

OEKO-TEX®

Seeing a product marked with the OEKO-TEX® label means that it is a STANDARD 100 certified product by OEKO-TEX® - certificate no. CQ 1102/3 IFTH. This means that the product follows a certified and controlled manufacturing process.? The STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is the first label that meets the needs of consumers in terms of environmentally friendly and skin-kind products. It guarantees that no harmful substances were used in the production of the item.

Bedspreads

A great way to add a luxurious finish to your bedding is to add a bedspread or quilt. Add interest to plain bed linen with a patterned quilt, or choose a neutral, soft and cosy bedspread to add texture to a colourful boudoir. Use them to cover the entire bed (useful if you live in a studio flat where your bed is multi-purpose) or fold in half over the end for a touch of hygge.

We sell lightweight bedspreads and quilts with minimal or no padding - perfect for a light covering in the summer months or a little added warmth on the cooler nights. Or, for the winter months, choose one of our padded quilts or velvet bedspreads for a truly sumptuous feel.

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Valances

Our base valances are designed to fit over a divan bed base for a more polished look. Your mattress rests over the top of the valance. Our valances are available in velvet, linen and cotton muslin; in plain or quilted designs. They either have a straight, box pleat finish (for a neat look with pleats in each corner) or are finished with a small decorative tie in each corner.

Available in the following sizes
90cm x 190cm (single)
140cm x 190cm (double)
160cm x 200cm (king)
180cm x 200cm (super king)

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La Redoute Bedding Size Charts

Duvet Covers

Single

140cm x 200cm

Double

200cm x 200cm

King

220cm x 240cm

Super King

240cm x 260cm

Pillowcases

Standard

50cm x 70cm

Square

63cm x 63cm
or 65cm x 65cm

Bolster

L90cm, L140cm, L160cm, L185cm, L190cm

Fitted Sheets

Single

90cm x 190cm

Double

140cm x 190cm

King

160cm x 200cm

Super King

180cm x 200cm

EU Double

140cm x 200cm

Small Double

120cm x 190cm