Sleep tight: The bed linen guide
Do you prefer a relaxed, wrinkled look with linen sheets for your bed or the more elegant feel that comes with Egyptian cotton? Or maybe warm and cozy flannel is your top choice? Find your future favorite bed linen fabric with our big guide.
COTTON—LIGHT & AIRY
They’re soft, durable and super easy to care for—there are many benefits to cotton bed sheets. This smooth material gets softer over the years and feels light against the skin. Cotton is made from the fluffy fibers produced by the cotton plant, which are spun into threads and woven into a breathable fabric, perfect for bed linen. Psst! Keep an eye out for our Washed Organic Cotton line—it’s produced in a more sustainable way and it’s super soft!
LINEN—COOL & CASUAL
Choosing linen sheets for your bed gives the whole bedroom an airy and casual look. And don’t worry about the wrinkles; they give the bedding just the right feel! Linen is a natural material made from the fibers of the flax plant. Thanks to its hollow fibers, linen acts as a natural insulator, keeping you warm all through the cold winter nights and perfectly cool in the hot summertime. And you know the best part? Linen gets more beautiful and softer with every wash, and it lasts a lifetime.
FLANNEL—WARM & COZY
Flannel is the perfect choice when the temperature drops—or for anyone who just prefers a warm, cozy bed to snuggle up in at night. The super-soft, fuzzy surface is created by combing both the cotton thread and the woven fabric. The result is bed linen that keeps you warm during the colder months and adds a relaxed touch to your bedroom interior.
SATEEN—SOFT & SHINY
Are you looking for a more luxurious feel for your bed? Then sateen—also known as cotton satin—might be the right choice for you. This shiny and delicate type of cotton is made from fibers that are woven with long floats, which gives the fabric its famous luster. Sateen bed linen will drape beautifully on your bed, making it easy to always have an elegant bedroom look. And, last but not least, sateen sheets are a dream to sleep on.
PERCALE—CRISP & ELEGANT
Are you dreaming of falling asleep in a hotel bed every night? With percale sheets, you get pretty close to reaching that feeling in your own home! This fabric is made with premium cotton threads woven together in the most genuine way of them all: one thread over the other. To be allowed to be called percale, the fabric needs to have a thread count of a minimum of 200 threads per inch. This tight weave results in a super-smooth finish, giving your bedding a crisp and comfy feel.
EGYPTIAN COTTON—FINE & LUXURIOUS
What’s the difference between regular cotton and Egyptian cotton? The climate in Egypt creates the perfect conditions for the cotton to grow strong and soft, with extra-long fibers that can be spun to very thin—yet strong—threads. And with thin threads, you can weave a fabric that has a super-high thread count. Egyptian cotton bed linen is soft, long-lasting and luxurious—if you have ever slept in a bed styled with these sheets, chances are you won’t ever want to sleep in anything else.
JACQUARD—REFINED & EXTRAVAGANT
In a jacquard weave, the fine cotton threads create patterns that appear in the fabric rather than being printed on it. This gives the bed linen a luxurious look and feel. The thread count is high, which makes jacquard bed linen a long-lasting, high-quality choice for the bedroom.
THREAD COUNT EXPLAINED
Thread count is the number of threads per square inch in the fabric that the bed linen is made of. The common perception is that a high thread count makes for better quality sheets, but that’s just part of the secret behind really comfortable bed linen—you also have to look at the quality of the thread and how it has been woven.