How to Choose Quality Bed Linens
Pay Attention to the Thread Count
The higher the thread count, the softer the sheets and pillowcases will be. Bed linens with lower thread counts will be thinner and more fragile than bed sheets with a higher thread count, so investing a little bit in luxury bed linens now can pay off big time in the future.
Look at the Fabric
Linens can be made of cotton, linen, flannel, silk, or satin. Many of these fabrics are blended with a synthetic fabric to make them more durable. The more pure they are, however, the more comfortable they will be in the long run.
Examine the Weave on the Sheets
Higher quality bed sheets and bed linens boast a tighter weave. The downside is that tightly woven fabrics are harder to keep clean. If you’re looking for low-maintenance, comfortable bedding, consider linens with a medium tightness in their weave.
Pay the Price
In many cases, the higher the sheets are priced, the better the quality. With fine bed linens, it’s generally true that you get what you pay for. Bed sheets with a high thread count can cost more, but they will ultimately last longer than thinner sheets.
Cover it Up
To protect your quality bed linens and make laundry day easy, look for luxury bedding accessories made with Egyptian cotton. This tightly woven, high thread count fabric will provide a durable cover for duvets and gets softer each time you wash it.
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