We don’t need to stress the importance of sleep, as you already know that a good 8 hours of sleep is essential to your mental and physical health. But, what about the quality of your sleep?
Getting good quality, deep sleep can work wonders for your wellbeing. Whilst many factors can determine just how well you snooze, what you choose to dress your bed in can build a solid foundation for getting a restful night.
After all, you’re wearing your bed linen for approximately 8 hours a night – so it’s important to choose the right fit for you.
Christy’s guide to choosing the perfect bed linen is here to help transform your sleeping routine.
1. Thread count, counts
We’ve all heard of thread count when looking to invest in new bedding – but what exactly is it?
Thread count indicates the number of threads per square inch. For example, a 200TC means that there are 200 horizontal and vertical threads running through every square inch of the fabric. As a general guide, the higher the thread count, the softer the fabric should be.
Don’t be fooled, though. Not every manufacturer is honest about their thread count and many can cheat their way to a higher number with additional threads from a cheaper fabric.
Christy’s range of luxury bed linen and duvets are woven from the finest quality cotton, available in a thread count of 180 and above for the most sumptuously soft, luxurious feel against the skin.
2. Choose a material
When it comes to transforming your bed into a comfy cloud, ready to sink into after a long day, material really does matter.
Investing in high-quality bed linen is the key to both upgrading your sleep and getting the most out of your purchase. When cared for correctly, premium bed linen will last you for years to come – so there’s no dealing with hard, scratchy sheets anymore.
So, what is the best bed linen material?
It’s no secret that cotton is the go-to choice for many. Nothing creates the classic, freshly-made bed look like a crisp yet soft cotton arrangement.
Regulating your body temperature within a comfortable range throughout the night is essential for a good sleep. Lightweight, natural and breathable – cotton bed linen possesses unique qualities that keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
If you really want to sink down in luxury for a restful night, nothing comes close to Egyptian cotton. World-renowned as the softest and most durable type of cotton, Egyptian cotton is long-lasting and incredibly crisp & smooth to the touch. Browse Christy’s range of Egyptian cotton bed linen sets.
3. Pick your weave
For those who want to delve deep into the finer details, the way sheets are woven can directly impact how they feel against the skin.
Flannel and sateen weaves are popular choices for cooler climates, but Percale is Christy’s personal favourite. Woven with a plain matte, super-tight weave, Percale is lightweight and wrinkle resistant.
With a crisp and cool feel, Percale woven bed linen makes it feel like you’re hopping in a freshly changed bed every single night.
4. Patterned or plain?
Besides the softness and feel of your bed linen, aesthetics play a huge role when it comes to creating a relaxing sanctuary. Deciding between patterned or plain bed linen boils down to personal preference, but it’s important to choose a design that complements your bedroom decor and interiors.
Classic white sheets create a refreshing, calming atmosphere and give you that luxury hotel-chic feeling at home. Accessorise with knit throws or velvet cushions to add your own touch of style and make your bed feel cosy all year round.
If the current design of your bedroom allows, don’t be afraid to choose bold patterned bedding to make your bed the centrepiece of the room. Striking designs such as our floral Sofia bed linen are the perfect way to transform your space, with a refreshing reversible pattern to switch up the look in a matter of minutes.
5. Think seasonal
When investing in good quality bed linen, it’s important to keep in mind changes in seasons. Choose a material that works well all year round, such as cotton, that will keep you cool through the summer months, and warm during the winter.
Accessorise to stay cosy with throws and blankets when the temperatures plummet and strip back to the bare essentials in hotter climates without having to purchase multiple bed linen collections.
6. Shop sustainably
Sustainability is more important than ever. So, why not make moves towards a more eco-conscious lifestyle by investing in sustainable bed linen that will help to make the world a better place, and your bed a comfier haven?
Christy’s range of Tencel bed linen is MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® certified. Made with a smooth blend of cotton and Tencel ™ all sheets, duvet covers and pillowcases are produced through environmentally responsible processes.
Great for your conscience and even better for your sleep, they provide the added benefit of moisture-wicking technology so that you stay cool and comfortable throughout the night. Free from toxic chemicals, you can rest easy knowing your bedding has been produced sustainably under socially responsible working conditions.
Last but not least, don’t forget to take good care of your bed sheets, duvets and pillows. Washing and storing them correctly will help to keep them in tip-top condition for years to come.