Choosing the right bed linen…

Your bedroom should be a place of retreat, rest and relaxation, and the starting point to a beautiful bedroom is beautiful quality bed linen. Here’s how to choose yours.

Wonderful bed linen relies on the quality of raw cotton and the yarn it produces. The finest yarns feel fantastic next to your skin and also wear really well. But many of us get caught up in the lure of high thread count.

Thread count (TC) versus yarn size

Thread count is the number of threads per square inch of fabric. It tells you how closely woven a fabric is.It’s a common mistake to assume that a higher thread count means a better quality fabric. In fact, the fineness of yarn is more important.

A 200-thread-count cotton sheet made of very fine yarns will feel softer than a 400-thread-count sheet made from poorer quality cotton of thicker yarns.

Linen will always have a lower thread count than cotton, yet it’s regarded as one of the most luxurious fabrics to sleep in.Also bear in mind that a very high thread count will be more expensive and more difficult to launder because of its silkier finish.

Wonderful bed linen relies on the quality of raw cotton and the yarn it produces. The finest yarns feel fantastic next to your skin and also wear really well. But many of us get caught up in the lure of high thread count.