When it comes to choosing the perfect bedding set, most people think cotton is the way to go. But what if we told you that linen sheets are not only just as soft and comfortable, but also have many benefits that cotton ones don’t? In this article, we will explore the benefits of using linen bedsheets and how to choose the right set for your bed.
LINEN VS. COTTON SHEETS
Linen sheets are often thought of as soft and luxurious, and they can indeed add a touch of elegance to any bed. But there's more to it than just its good looks and substantial feel. In fact, it has several benefits that make it a better choice for your bedding than other fabrics. For starters, it is extremely strong and durable, so it's sure to last for many years. It is twice as strong as cotton and will last through multiple washings with proper care.
Additionally, linen is very effective at temperature regulation and makes some of the coolest sheets around. It is very absorbent, with moisture-wicking properties to keep you cool and comfortable all night long. And because it is a natural fiber, it's also hypoallergenic and breathable, making it a good choice for people with allergies or sensitive skin. So, if you're looking for bedding that's both stylish and functional, linen is a great option.
TYPES OF LINEN SHEET MATERIALS
Linen is made from the flax plant, which is grown in cool climates like Belgium, France, and Lithuania. The plant is harvested, and the fibers are extracted to make thread. This thread is then spun into yarn and woven into fabric. The signature rumpled texture will soften after just a few washes for that effortlessly chic sheen.There are a few different types of linen sheet materials on the market today. The first, and most common, is made from 100% linen. This material is very durable and breathable, making it a great choice for those who suffer from allergies or hot flashes. One major drawback is that it can be quite expensive.
BUYING THE BEST LINEN SHEETS
When it comes to choosing the perfect linen sheet set, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, consider the climate in which you live. If you live in a warm climate, opt for sheets that are made from 100% natural fibers. This will help you to stay cool and comfortable for your best sleep throughout the night.Alternatively, if you live in a cooler climate, choose sheets that are made from a blend of natural and synthetic fibers. This will help to insulate your body and prevent you from feeling chilly. Please note that due to its loose weave, linen bedding has a lower thread count than cotton, with an ideal thread count between 80 and 120.
Second, look for sheets that are OEKO-TEX certified. OEKO-TEX certification is a label given to fabrics that meet certain environmental standards. To receive this label, fabrics must be tested for harmful chemicals and found to be free of them. Why is this important? These chemicals can be released into the air when fabrics are washed and can cause respiratory problems, skin irritation, and other health problems. OEKO-TEX certified material is a safer option for both you and the environment.
When washing, it's also important to use cool water and avoid wringing or twisting. Machine wash on gentle cycle and hang to dry or tumble dry on low. We love the lived-in look of natural linen sheets, but if you prefer a smoother, more polished look, iron on low heat. With proper care, your sheets will stay soft and luxurious for years to come.
ADD A LINEN DUVET COVER
If you’re looking for luxurious and eco-friendly bed linens, why stop at just a sheet set? Our collection includes duvet covers and shams as well as sheet sets, all made from the highest quality linen fabric for that buttery soft feel. We’ve also included care instructions so that you can absolutely love your new sheets for years to come. Shop our collection now and elevate your bed with the best luxury linen sheets today!
Shown at top: Bare Home Queen Size Linen Sheet Set in Soft White. Includes one fitted sheet, one flat sheet, and two pillowcases. The fitted sheet can accommodate a mattress depth up to 15". Also available: Bare Home Linen Duvet Cover Set (Includes duvet cover and pillow shams).