Our Team Fit Curtains in Historic Wroxton Abbey!

Wroxton Abbey Curtain Fitting

Wroxton Abbey

We recently had the opportunity to create and fit custom curtains for Wroxton Abbey in Oxford. The Abbey is now home to the overseas campus of Fairleigh Dixon University of Teaneck, New Jersey in the United States. Built in the early 17th century by William Pope, the exquisite Jacobean manor house passed to the Norths in the late 17th century. The hall has played host to many royals, authors, and presidents, including King Charles I, Prince Frederick, Henry James and Theodore Roosevelt.
At Victoria Linen, we were very excited to place our curtains within the walls of stunning Wroxton Abbey. We used Grafton Red curtains, a Tudor design in keeping with Abbey style. The made to measure curtains were five metres in length and as you can picture, a large mass of fabric. Curtains were fitted and hung in the Abbey’s libraries, reading room, and royal bedrooms.
All of the curtains were done in a traditional pencil pleat and floor length finishes. They were fitted along new glide tracks so that even with the sheer volume of fabric, the curtains could be opened and closed with ease. These curtains were placed under the very old existing cornices. (Oh – how our arms ached!)
Wroxton Abbey Reading Room.

Tower Constructed in the Reading Room

The hanging of the curtains required the construction of a scaffold tower in each room, so that the old curtains and brass tacks could be removed and replaced with our modern ‘glider’ aluminum tracks. These new design tracks incorporate rollers and make opening the curtains a breeze. Once the tracks are in place, each curtain is adjusted to the perfect size and fit with hooks and curtain tape to correspond to the loops on the tracks. As you can imagine, the actual hanging required the help of three people to lift the curtains up the scaffold tower and set the hooks in place one by one. Once the curtains were hung, we made the adjustments and tied them off.

The process began again at this point; as the scaffold was dismantled, moved to the next room and reconstructed until all rooms were completed.

Reading Room Curtains

Reading Room Window

North Library Curtains

North Library Completed Curtains

Finished Curtains

Reading Room and North Library Curtains

In addition to the window curtains, we also did curtains and drapes for the four poster bed in Prince Frederick’s bedroom. Frederick, Prince of Wales, who was to be king, was a frequent visitor to Wroxton, and had an obelisk erected on the estate to show his appreciation for the hospitality he was shown there. Rumor holds that Prince Frederick may have been Prime Minister Frederick Lord North’s father, making Lord North brother to George III. Though the resemblance is great; the rumor has not been substantiated. Alas, Prince Frederick was not to become king; unfortunately he died after being stuck by a cricket ball (or possibly a tennis ball)!
At Victoria Linen, we hope our latest fittings at Wroxton Abbey inspire you to create your own unique made to measure curtains for your home. We offer a full selection of colourful fabrics, designs and patterns which feature hundreds of choices, in stock and special order, available to bring your room or your entire home together – just like the rooms at Wroxton Abbey.

Visit our showroom, have a coffee or tea, and browse the amazing selection of fabrics. Our friendly expert team will answer your questions and help you choose the ideal finish for your windows. Need help? Victoria Linen offers Full Window Treatment Service, that includes consulting, measuring and fitting of your new made to measure curtains. Call or stop by today and let us help you get started on your home’s new look with our custom designed curtains.

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Sanderson Spring Flowers Bedding Design

Sanderson Spring Flowers Bedding Design

To celebrate the launch of our Sanderson designer bedding collection we are offering all of our customers up to 40% selected designs. All of the designs are perfect for the current season filled with floral patterns in an elegant colour palette. All of the Sanderson bed linen is extremely soft to the touch, long lasting and of the highest quality.

Not only are we offering the 40% off on our Sanderson bedding but we are also giving out customers the chance to get an extra 10% off all of our other designer bedding ranges (excludes Sanderson). To get the 10% off other designer collections you will need to enter our discount code VLJUL14 at the checkout.

All offers must end on the 31st July so with only 6 days to go you may want to act quickly to get the best deal!

Head over to our website now to browse through our designer bed linen and give your bedroom a whole new look today!


Brand New Designer Collection Coming Soon!

We provide our customers with a wide selection of designer bed linen here at Victoria Linen from a range of designers such as Kylie Minogue, Cath Kidston, Sheridan, Dorma and many more. There are so many designer collections that there is something that will suit all ages.

We can now confirm that we will be stocking Sanderson bed linen which will all be available on our website in the next couple of weeks. The Sanderson bedding range is supremely elegant with a variety of designs and fabrics available. They are all soft to the touch, long lasting and made to the highest quality.

Be sure to keep your eyes and ears peeled for when we officially launch our new designer bedding collection by Sanderson filled with luxurious designs. In the mean time why not take a look at our wide selection of designer bedding which is currently available on our website at http://victorialinen.co.uk/acatalog/Designer_Range.html

How to add that WOW factor to your littles one’s bedroom

Cath Kidston Buses Duvet Set

Cath Kidston Buses Duvet Set

How is your son/daughters bedroom designed? Is it plain and simple or does it stand out a little and is filled with bright and busy patterned accessories. If busy is your style then we have the perfect collection of bed linen to add that wow factor to the bedroom.

Cath Kidston designs some of the most beautiful and delicate bed linen designs for teens to adults and she also designs adventurous and fun bed linen designs for children bedrooms. Her new designs being from the SS14 collection are very busy and filled with bright colours and perfect for any child’s bedroom.

One of the designs is filled with different coloured clocks in different styles with a blue spot reverse and other being filled with bright red buses just like the ones you’d find in London sat on a blue background with a red spot reverse.

Her brand new designs are officially being launched on the 4th August however we have a sneak preview of them all for our customers and offer a pre-order of the products allowing our customers to be one ofthe first have these fabulous duvet sets.

Pre order yours today now at http://www.victorialinen.co.uk/acatalog/Cath_Kidston_Bed_Linen.html

Brighten Your Bedroom This Summer With The Accessorize SS14 Collection

It’s that time of year again when the sun shines and the bright colours are in fashion, florals and butterfly summer prints are everywhere. You’ve stocked your wardrobe up bursting with colour however is your bedroom missing that extra splash? Then you want to take a look at the Accessorize bedding collection.

Accessorize originated from the Monsoon brand in the early 1980′s after selling a small collection of accessories which happened to become a big success leading to expansion and new store openings. The first Accessorize store to open was in London’s Covent Garden Piazza  in 1984 along with the 2nd store opening on Carnaby Street 2 years later. In 1992 the company expanded even more and opened a store outside of London, in Manchester. Accessorize provide their customers with globally sourced, well prices and a good quality collection of accessorize; possibly ever accessory imaginable.

Accessorize Fluoro Paisley Bedding Set

Accessorize Fluoro Paisley Bedding Set

If you are all about the Paisley prints and bright colours then the ‘Fluoro Paisley’ bedding collection sounds like the one for you. With exotic paisley prints combined with playful neon accents, inspired by Accessorize’s Eastern heritage, it’s richly detailed patterns and vibrant colours with breathe new life into your bedroom. With the addition of the detailed rounded cushion with a pom pom edging this duvet set would certainly brighten up any bedroom.

If you would prefer something a little more simple and less busy then the Kimono Butterfly may be perfectly suited for you. A lovely design inspired by the traditional art of woodblock printing, filled with an oriental butterfly print, in a striking hot pink colourway combined with vibrant neon accents to give off the stunning effect on this duvet set.

There are 3 new designs available in the SS14 collection however there are 8 designs altogether so there is surely something to suit everyone’s colourful and vibrant bed linen needs. All of the duvet covers are available in single, double and king and matching pillow cases, cushions and bed throws are also available.

To see the full Accessorize designer bedding collection visit our website now at: http://www.victorialinen.co.uk/acatalog/Accessorize-Home-Bedding.html


Four Poster Bed Drapes

When purchasing a bed some people just go for a standard divan or metal framed mattress or something similar however some people like a more luxurious bed, after all, it’s a persons place to escape from the world and have a wonderful nights sleep. Some people tend to say the bed can be a sign of wealth, the richer the nobleman, the better the bed. Four poster beds are certainly one of the most luxurious; they are the king of beds.

The Four Poster Bed was first invented in Europe and was initially developed from simpler bed frames at the time due to wealthy noble-men and landowners wanting to exhibit their position in society. For this reason, they were constructed bigger and more flamboyant than anything that had previously been seen. Robust and expensive hardwoods were used as the materials draped in luxurious fabrics such as velvets and fine wools. The four posts not only provided the bed with an extra level of privacy but also trapped heat inside – vital in the cold unheated homes at the time.

Nowadays in the modern era, a lot of the same principles are still used and the Four Poster Bed is still as popular if not more and the good news is, you don’t have to be a royal to afford one. It has evolved into something which can be adapted in various different room settings and we are seeing more and more people choose to incorporate Four Poster Beds into modern, contemporary bedrooms.

Due to the four poster beds being more affordable these days and a higher amount of people having one the bed linen and drapes for them can vary. There are so many styles and types of fabrics from delicate voile’s to heavy weight jacquard and chenille.

At Victoria Linen we have a selection of four poster bed drapes available to purchase on our website in a selection of voile’s and heavier fabrics in a variety of colourways. If you are unable to see what you are looking for on our website do not worry as we have hundreds of fabric in our showroom and would be pleased to send you some samples of fabrics you are looking for or would welcome you into our showroom if you are able to pay us a visit.

Please do not hesitate to contact us on 01706220020 for more information.


Round Duvets Made To Fit Your Round Bed Perfectly!

Round Bed Duvet

Round Bed Duvet

As we know at Victoria Linen, beds come in all shapes and sizes which is why we cater for all kinds of beds. One type of bed which isn’t as common is the round bed and as you can imagine the bed linen isn’t easy to find.

Round beds first appeared on the residential market back in 1968 with Luigi Massoni’s rotating lullaby bed for Poltrona Frau and today there are many more round beds on the market than you would know about. The selection varies widely: from super high end rotating beds to custom platform beds and mattresses.

Bed linen for round beds can be difficult to find in stores on the high street therefore people have to rely on the internet to search for their bed linen; and that is why we are here! At Victoria Linen we have always manufactured fitted sheets and mattress protectors for round beds in a variety of fabrics; however a bed isn’t any good without a duvet is it? And we know that it’s not easy to find a round duvet but look no further, they’re now available on our website in a variety of diameters and togs.

Our round duvets are Hollowfibre Dacron Comforel filled and are available in a variety of togs including 4.5, 10.5 and 13.5.  All of the duvets have approximately a 40cm overhang for each side of the bed; the sizes are all shown in sized by the diameter of the bed, the sizes we have available are:

  • 260cm – Best for up to (6’6″) 200cm diameter round beds
  • 290cm – Best for (7′) 210cm diameter round beds
  • 310cm – Best for (7’6″) 230cm diameter round beds
  • 324cm – Best for (8′) 244cm diameter round beds

So you no longer need to go searching the web high and low hunting that down round duvet you’ve been looking for; just head straight over to our website via the link below to be directed to our round bed duvets and while you’re there why not take a look at our fitted sheets and mattress protectors made specially for your luxurious round bed.




Don’t miss your chance to get 3 items of standard or custom bedding only for the price of 2 items.

After the long extension of our 3 for 2 offer on our bed linen it is coming to an end.  Your last chance to make the most of the offer is this weekend then as the next week begins the offer will end.

Included in the offer is our selection of both standard and custom made bed linen which includes the following:

  • Fitted Sheets
  • Flat Sheets
  • Mattress Protectors
  • Pillow Cases
  • Duvet Covers & Sets

All of these items come in a variety of fabrics and colourways and can be purchased in any size which you require; if this can’t be seen online do not hesitate to call us and order over the phone.

So go ahead and treat yourself this weekend to some fresh bed linen to brighten up your bedroom this spring/summer. You can also receive an extra 10% off any designer bedding to add that extra something to your bedroom; use the discount code VLMAY14 before going through the checkout for the discount to apply.



The Best Of Synthetic Fibres Money Can Buy!

Our new hollowfibre duvets in custom sizes are now filled with Dacron Comforel which is the best of synthetic fibres which money can buy. This is because each fibre is produced to the highest standard with a terrific insulation capacity. It’s incredible finish ensures that the end product feels luxurious and wonderful to sleep beneath.

The filling of the Dacron Comforel duvet closely matches the feel of the finest natural down; it gathers in soft clusters giving a lovely cosy feeling to your duvet. The outer casing of this duvet is a lovely soft 243 thread count 100% cotton percale.

This duvet can be machine washed making it much easier to wash when needed at home.

These will be available within the next 24 hours on our website so be sure to keep your eyes peeled and keep checking back to see when they’re online. Also with the high standard which these duvets are made to usually comes with a higher price tag, however our Dacron Comforel duvets are all available at affordable prices.

They are available in sizes for custom sized beds which includes;

  • Long Single
  • Large Single
  • Small Double
  • Emperor


Feefo Feedback Has Arrived!


At Victoria Linen we value our customer opinions therefore we have now added the famous customer feedback system ‘Feefo’ to our website allowing customers to leave their valuable opinions for other customers to read. Whether it be positive or negative feedback we appreciate both so we can see our strengths and weaknesses in customers eyes and improve on any weaknesses.

If you have recently placed an order with us then keep your eyes peeled for a follow up message about leaving feedback on our Feefo account. When leaving feedback you are asked to score us on our service and our products on a scale from Bad to Excellent.

So if you’re undecided on whether to place an order through us or don’t feel too confident go ahead and take a look through our customers reviews and see what they have to say about our service and products we offer, this will surely make you certain/confident in placing that order.

Follow the link below to see all of our reviews we have received up to now!