The Guide to Buying Bedroom Linen

With us spending more than one thirds of our lives sleeping, it makes sense that we invest in the beddings that not only adds value to our bedroom interior and is comfortable but are also able to face the test of time. So, how can one identify good linen? Confused?

We at have simplified for you.


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Priority 1- Size of the Mattress

For the perfect fit, it is important that you buy the right sized bed sheet for your home. The following chart will help you with your purchase.

Sheets Mattress Size
Twin Sheets 38″ x 75″
Twin XL Sheets 38″ x 80
Full  Sheets 53″ x 75″
Queen Sheets 60″ x 80″
King Sheets 78″ x 80″

Source : macys

Priority 2- Fabric and Weave

Type Quality
Combed Cotton Soft Fabric without any short fabrics
Egyptian Cotton Luxurious sheets with a high thread count
Flannel Blended cotton. Warm feel
Muslin Rough Cotton but durable. It fades more than other fabrics
Percale Cotton-Polyester Blend with very low wrinkle factor. Softer than Muslin with a thread count around 190.
Pima Cotton Imported fabric with soft exteriors. Thread count around 200- 300
Sateen Not a fabric but a Weave of fibres and cotton in a ratio of 4: 1. Shiny exteriors
Satin Weave of wool, cottons, acetate, polyester, silk or other materials.  Extremely smooth and sleek.

Priority 3- Thread Count

Thread Count refers to the number of horizontal and vertical threads in one square inch of cloth. More the thread count, denser is the weave of the material. This is an important factor as density influences the softness and durability of the fabric. However, a good thread count does not guarantee the fabric to be the best as the final finishing to the material also plays an important role in its overall texture and quality. You must choose the linen with more than 200 as the thread count.

Priority 4- Pattern

The bedsheet put by you plays an important role in defining the bedroom interior design. If the walls have bold colors or patterns, it is wise to you subtle colored and patterned bed sheets in complementary colors as they don’t clash with each other. In monochromatic spaces you can work around contrast or bold patterns.

Author: Isha Mathur

She studied Instrumentation engineering but found her soulmate in writing. When not scribbling, you can find her drinking tea and talking all around the office.

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