The arrival of spring invites fresh thinking and a renewed sense of purpose. Here, KAREN REED shares her favourite collections and tips to reinvigorate your bedroom for the new season.
“When spring finally arrives, it’s time to embrace a softer colour palette and our nature-inspired bed linen collections,” says Karen Reed of her approach to springtime styling. “Our Scallop bed linen collection is an effortless way to inject your space with a burst of fresh spring colour. Scallops have come back into fashion over the past few years, but it can actually offer a very timeless look, and is surprisingly easy to pull off and adapt to your tastes and space. Dip your toe into the look with just a few all-white Scallop pillowcases, or a trick I love is mixing and matching the Scallop edging colours; the combination of mint-green and blush-pink edging looks wonderfully fresh and captures that eclectic, contemporary English country house look that’s so on-trend right now.” The Scallop bed linen collection is available edged in your choice of 10 colours, made to order just for you, and from May the Blush Pink and Sky Blue version of the collection will be available to shop online at AMARA with express delivery.
For those feeling braver using pastel shades, Karen suggests taking the look one step further by swapping a white-based bed linen for a full-colour design
The scallop interiors trend certainly seems here to stay and, as Karen notes, REED’s Scallop bed linen collection is crafted for longevity. “Whereas more common, machine-embroidered scallop edges will quickly unravel in the wash and with everyday use, our Scallop bed linen collection has a hand-applied bias edging,” Karen explains. “This means that the edges will maintain their crisp scallop for many years to come.”
“Sprinkling your bedroom with the colours of spring is the perfect way to breathe new life into your home and embrace the new season’s optimistic mood.”
“I also adore our Sandringham collection at this time of year,” adds Karen. “The delicately embroidered floral design was inspired by the bluebells and wildflowers that spring up in the house’s grounds, and I find the design’s fresh green border instantly uplifting.” The collection uses REED’s white 400 thread count single yarn Percale fabric, which feels crisper, tighter and is cooler for the warmer months. What’s more, it is highly durable, so it washes extremely well too.
For those feeling braver using pastel shades, Karen suggests taking the look one step further by swapping a white-based bed linen for a full-colour design such as REED’s Four Row Cord bed linen collection in delicate pink, which has contrasting satin cord stitching in white. “This is an unashamedly feminine bed linen look, but the delicacy of the blush-pink hue makes it incredibly easy to live with, and to style in your own way.”