There have been plenty of studies on the benefits of making your bed each day, but what if you prefer the vibe of a perfectly “unmade” bed? Don’t be fooled — there is still plenty of effort that goes into achieving the look, and Rough Linen founder Tricia Rose is here today to share her secrets. Fortunately, not one tip calls for an iron. “Naturally rumpled linen catches the light so well there’s no need to put in the hard work of ironing sheets,” Tricia says. “Your things should look after you, not you look after them!” 

Before we get to the art of the perfectly rumpled bed, we’d love to share a bit of Rough Linen’s origin story, because it’s really something special. Tricia was inspired to make linen bedding after discovering a hand-sewn linen pillowslip while she was clearing her grandmother’s cottage in Scotland. It was made by her great-grandmother around 1840, and was in regular use for three generations. (Talk about standing the test of time!) This tradition influenced and inspired her line of bedding, tablecloths, napkins, towels, pinafores and curtains. While the tabletop collection is particularly inspiring, we did promise you a lesson in bedding. Click through the slideshow to discover how to achieve an effortless, and sophisticated rumpled linen look.