Choosing the Right Bed Linen...

Transform your bedroom into a sanctuary of comfort and style with our luxury and premium bed linen. We firmly believe that investing in high-quality bed linen is a worthwhile endeavor. Not only does it enhance the quality of your sleep, but it also adds a touch of luxury to your bedroom aesthetics.

Your bedroom is a haven for retreat, rest, and relaxation, and the key to creating a beautiful bedroom starts with exquisite bed linen. Discover how to choose the perfect bed linen for your ultimate comfort and style.

The logic behind why a higher thread count is better makes sense: all things being equal, higher thread counts require finer threads (the better to fit into a square inch), and the finer the threads you use, the softer, smoother, and more tightly woven (and thus, stronger) the fabric should be.

High thread counts can certainly make for better, more comfortable sheets, but the quality of the thread matters more than the number. In fact, a better-quality fiber with a lower thread count will feel softer and stand up to washing better than a lower-quality fiber with a higher thread count. That is why we at Lovely Linen source the best quality fiber from our suppliers in South Africa. We don’t look at the price but the quality of the fabric so you may pay more but your product will last you longer. We only source yarn that is made from long-staple or extra-long-staple (ELS) cotton; longer threads of cotton fiber in each yarn help those alternating warp and weft yarns stay smooth and flat.

Higher-thread-count sheets are made with finer (thinner) yarns. The more yarns that fit into a square inch, the smoother, denser, and more durable the fabric. Fine yarn is also more expensive to produce, thus resulting in pricier sheets (and why densely woven sateen is more expensive than percale). Cheap sheets are made with thicker yarns, resulting in lower thread counts and a rougher feel.