Dressing up your bed is akin to choosing your own clothing. You want your bed linen collections to be as stylish and comfortable as possible.
After all, if you sleep for 8 hours, then you spend about a third of your day in bed—and maybe more if you love to stay in bed to read or watch TV
There are certain things that you should keep in mind when looking at bed linen collections so you can invest in pieces that will bring you the utmost comfort and will stand the test of time, even with daily use. From the right patterns and designs to fabric make-up and thread count, here are things you should look for when shopping for linens:
Just like the clothes you wear, you want bed linens that are made out of high-quality fabric. The material you choose for your linens and sheets should be just as comfortable against the skin and body as the clothes you have on your back. After all, you practically wear them through the night. Your choice of fabric has a lot to do with your personal preference, which is why it pays knowing what feels comfortable in different seasons and what’s soothing to you at any given time.
Cotton is a popular choice where comfort and quality are in question. The highest quality and most expensive type of cotton is Egyptian cotton, which features very long, stable fibers, creating sumptuous and durable sheets.
Linen sheets are ideal for those living in rather hot climates. The great thing about linen is that it offers great durability, with a general quality that improves with age.
Pima cotton (or supima cotton) is made from medium to long fibrous material and is best known for its unique sheen and softness. Although it’s a little on the expensive side, it’s more affordable than Egyptian cotton.
There are also poly-blend sheets, which are a combination of cotton and other polyester-based fibers, making for wrinkle-resistant sheets.
Although thread count is no longer as crucial an indication of quality as they used to be, they still matter where expensive fabrics are in question. Just the same—unless you are buying a really expensive fabric—thread count is nothing but a numbers game as many companies cheat their way through a fabric’s thread count by using double twist yarns in cheaper material. A good rule of thumb to follow when it comes to fabric thread count is to go for 400-singe pick cotton (or even cotton blend) sheets for that cool, crisp, soft, wrinkle-and-water-resistant bedding.
The way that the sheet fabric is woven also impacts the feel of your linens. Percale sheets (closely woven polyester or cotton sheet fabrics) are best known for their super-tight and dense weave, which makes them extremely durable while maintaining their soft and airy feel. Other well-woven fabrics to consider if you want a luxurious feel for your bedding to include flannel and sateen, which are great for cooler climates.
Speaking about climate suitability, you want sheets and linens that work well for the kind of seasons that you experience. A good rule to follow would be to find a material that works well, year-round, and add coverlets, blankets, or throws for a cozier and warmer feel during colder winter and fall months.
Prints and patterns
You also want sheets and linens that compliment your bedroom décor and interiors well. While monochrome sheets are great go-to pieces, you also want to add patterns and colors into the mix. Look through bed linen collections for patterns and prints that work well to complement your bedroom styling and fit your aesthetic. Floral prints, checks, stripes, and repetitive patterns are great go-to designs if you want something that’s easy to mix and match with your existing collection.
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