Linen is for sinnin’! - What to look for when choosing bed linen. - Vaaree

Linen is for sinnin’! - What to look for when choosing bed linen.

Buying bed linen is never as fun as using bed linen. Oh well, that’s life! *sigh* 

However, it doesn’t have to be a not-fun process, you know? 

Here’s how you simplify bed linen buying!

1. Fit

Size matters...*wink wink* It’s important to know that not all bed sheets are of the same size. And not all mattresses are the same. Like, duhh! The depth of every mattress is different. So, a pro tip is to always check both - the bed sheet as well as the mattress.

Take the length/breadth of your bed, add the thickness of your bed from both the sides and ensure that your bed sheet is at least 1 feet bigger than the total! With so many mattress sizes available in the market, it’s easier to find your perfect bed sheet size by looking at size charts.

Size is an important factor to consider and so, at Vaaree, we’ve added ‘size charts’ to each of our products so it’s easier for you to make your decision.

2. Thread Count

Thread count refers to the number of threads per square inch. Technically, higher quality bed sheets tend to have a higher thread count. We only list certified manufacturers on our website to ensure that you get exactly what you are promised!

The higher the thread count, the softer the quality of the fabric. In Northern regions in India, where the climate is chilly, and bed sheets with higher thread count provide warmth.

3. Fabric

Well, this is a basic, yet extremely important, aspect you need to check. 100% cotton is usually the best fabric since it makes the bed sheet super soft and smooth.

Cotton is the most breathable fabric. That’s especially important in India owing to the higher humidity. You also get bed sheets made of polyester, bamboo, synthetic material etc.

4. Design

This is often the easiest call to make. If it looks good, you buy it, if it doesn’t you won’t care about the bedsheets other qualities. Good Looking beds aren’t only for your eyes. Have you ever taken your friends on a tour of your home and been embarrassed by your bedsheets?

If that’s never happened to you, good for you. But it has happened to everyone in our team. Which is why we keep a close eye on global trends - colours, prints, designs, fabrics - and curate collections for you! From traditional Indian florals to classic California stripes, we’ve got them all!

And if you don’t trust your taste in bedsheet prints and you’re about to welcome a guest to your bedding, we suggest you go with either Florals or stripes. Classics are hard to go wrong with, you know.

Ok, that’s the end of this article. If you found it boring, please take a nap in a bed with amazing bed linen.

5. Material:

  • Linen: Linen is a natural fabric made from the fibres of the flax plant. It is known for its breathability, durability, & ability
  • Cotton: Cotton is a popular choice for bed linen due to its softness & breathability. Egyptian cotton and Pima cotton are known for their high quality & luxurious feel.
  • Sateen: Sateen is a cotton fabric with a silky feel. It has a smooth surface & is known for its lustrous appearance.
  • Percale: Percale is a closely woven cotton fabric with a matte finish. It is crisp & cool, making it suitable for those who prefer a more lightweight feel.

6. Personal Preferences:

Ultimately, your choice of bed linen should align with your personal preferences. Some people prefer the crisp feel of percale, while others enjoy the smoothness of sateen or the relaxed, lived-in feel of linen.

7. Durability:

Consider the durability of the fabric, especially if you want bed linen that will last. Linen is known for its strength & durability, while high-quality cotton can also be a durable choice.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. Why linen is considered a luxurious choice for bed sheets?

Answer: Linen is valued for its breathability, natural texture, & durability. It offers a luxurious feel & is often associated with high-quality bedding.

2. What benefits does linen bedding provide for a good night's sleep?

Answer: Linen is highly breathable, moisture-wicking, and thermoregulating, making it ideal for a comfortable & cool sleep experience. It's also hypoallergenic & becomes softer with each wash.

3. How do I choose the right linen thread count for my sheets?

Answer: Unlike cotton, linen thread count is not a significant factor. Instead, focus on the quality of the flax fibers. Look for long fibers, as they contribute to the durability and softness of the linen.

4. Can I use linen sheets year-round, or are they best for specific seasons?

Answer: Linen is versatile and suitable for all seasons. Its natural properties keep you cool in the summer & warm in the winter, making it a great choice for year-round use.

5. What is the proper care routine for linen bedding?

Answer: Linen softens over time and becomes more comfortable with each wash. Machine wash on a gentle cycle, & it's okay to embrace the wrinkles—linen's natural texture looks better with a relaxed, lived-in appearance.

6. Are there different types of linen weaves, and how do they affect the feel of the sheets?

Answer: Yes, linen can come in various weaves, including plain, twill, & damask. The weave affects the texture and appearance of the sheets. Experiment with different weaves to find your preferred feel.

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