5 JAN - 2023
Get excited to be horizontal.
Finding high-quality sheets is not a task you should embark on lightly. It's a search for something essential to a good night's sleep as it’s not always easy to get it. The sheets you put on your bed impact how well you sleep. Just picture trying to relax in scratchy, sticky and stiff sheets. You want fabrics that are plush and sturdy that will last for years.
It's a hazy topic for many, especially when our homes double as our workplaces and our beds as our desks, making drifting off into sweet dreams challenging.
Starting with the Basics
Crisp, lightweight, and matte in appearance, cotton percale is woven in a tight one-over-one-under plain weave (kind of like your favourite white button-up shirt). Also, because it is often crafted from long-staple cotton, it is incredibly breathable, making it an excellent option for hot sleepers.
Valuable info about the thread count for those who prefer cotton sheets: The thread count of a fabric is the sum of the number of threads per inch in both the horizontal and vertical directions. It's generally believed that a higher thread count means better quality sheets. However, this isn't always the case. Consider the quality of the fibres in addition to the thread count when shopping for your cotton sheets.
Made from the flax plant, linen has a more textured surface than cotton and a worn-in appearance that many love (myself included). Aside from being softer with each wash, it lasts much longer than cotton. Linen is another fantastic alternative for warm sleepers due to the breathable, looser weave.
Fun fact, the more you use and wash linen, the softer and cosier it becomes. Additionally, linen's health benefits include its resistance to static electricity, ability to inhibit the growth of bacteria, and maintain a comfortable body temperature.
Jersey fabric has a comfortable and stretchy hand since it is knit rather than woven, and it is typically made of cotton or a cotton/synthetic blend. Think of your favourite soft t-shirt as your bed sheets.
Lastly, silk is the most luxurious and high-maintenance option in bed linens. Silk, created from the cocoons of silkworms, is a luxurious fabric that is soft to the touch, has a wonderful drape, keeps its wearer comfortable, and does not snag or frizz.
Now that you know what kind of mattress you want, you can think about the colour and pattern of the linens you'll use. You have your pick between plain white and greys, or you can seek gorgeous stripes and gingham to bring in the texture your bedroom may be longing for.
George Street Linen Cambric Cotton Sheet Set
If you’re looking for a set of crisp, airy bedding, you can’t go wrong with George Street Linen sheets. I swear by this brand for its incredibly soft and durable wear. I've had them for over a year, and they are still in perfect condition. This pure cotton's complex weave and garment wash make for a luxuriously soft hand feel and a lustrous linen appearance. This is a kiwi company doing big things with their sustainable and timeless collection.
Parachute Organic Cotton Fitted Sheet
I've always been a fan of Parachute; their Instagram is stunning, I've heard raving reviews from sites across the globe, and the anticipation for this organic cotton set has been loud. Parachute creates all its linens in Portugal, a country known for producing excellent linens. “Organic cotton feels like nothing else on earth.” - Parachute.
Sheet Society Eve Linen
Made from 100% certified French flax linen, Eve Linen is a sustainable option for anyone concerned with comfort, breathability, and longevity in their linen. What I love is that it has been certified as chemical-free by the OEKO TEX Standard 100. Linen has been used for centuries because of its ability to regulate body temperature.
Bed Threads 100% French Flax Linen Bedding Set
Bed Threads are currently on top of the ladder for their huge variety of sets, great colourways and to top it off, have dressed the beds of celebrities like Troye Sivan. Their 100% French flax linen olive bedding set is incredibly soft, durable, and luxurious. Olive's lush emerald colour and understated sophistication will make you feel at ease right away. Adding a touch of this rich forest green to your bedroom can make your bed look luxurious and welcoming.
Ecosa Bamboo Bedding
If softness is your thing, you’re going to want to try out Ecosa. Once you fall in love with these sheets you will never buy anything else. Bamboo Linen is the perfect blend for silky softness alongside being odour resistant and cooling by not weighing you down with a high thread count.
Ecosa Silk Pillowcase
Wake up with frizz-free hair and soft, smooth skin. If you aren't on the hype of silk pillowcases, then you my friend, are missing out. This is your best-kept beauty secret. You won't ever go back to your classic cottons after one night on these! Ecosa uses 30 momme mulberry silk, which is the highest-density silk on the market so it’s strong and durable.
Another silk pillowcase by a brand that we at Chatty ADORE is Silki’s. The colours, the quality and the care that has gone into this brand’s collection are unmatched. Made from 100% pure mulberry silk, which has been recommended by hairstylists and beauty experts alike. “Sleeping on silk results in less wear and drag on delicate facial skin, reducing premature ageing and resulting in smoother hair cuticles”.