Sleeping is something a lot of us adore. In our busy lives, the best moment of the day is sometimes climbing into bed at night to read a few pages of a good book before succumbing to slumber. This means that buying the best sheets to create the most comfortable, coziest bed will ultimately reward you with quality rest. While many of us lean towards cotton and flannel for our bedding, linen is a serious contender for making your bed truly luxurious and comfortable. Here are a few do’s and don’ts when considering how to live with linen.
Do: Indulge in the Feel
Linen sheets are highly breathable which enables them to with moisture away from your skin, thus making them perfect for both hot, summer nights and cooler ones, as well. But what really separates this fabric from other options like cotton is its extraordinary softness.
Don’t: Skimp on Washing
Linen becomes more and more supple and soft the more it is used, handled and washed, so don’t worry that you’re more quickly wearing out your sheets by tossing them into the laundry every week. Keep on getting them clean and putting them back on your bed. Like a fine red wine, they will only get better with age.
Do: Appreciate the Look
Linen sheets have a lived-in, rumpled look that brings to mind images of open-air hotel rooms at luxury resorts. Combine these charming wrinkles with a rich color that stimulates your visual sense and you will have a bed you can’t wait to crawl into and cuddle with.
Do: Splurge on Color
The rich orange of Clay, the deep green of Moss, the delicate pink of Musk. These are just a few of the extraordinary colors that are part of INBED’s bedding collection. Buy a set of sheets and pillow slips in your favorite shade or mix and match to create your very own unique bedroom palate.
Don’t: Skimp on Cost
The saying is true: you get what you pay for, and nowhere is this more true than in bedding. Cut corners in the cash department and you’ll end up with slippery polyester sheets that’ll just keep you drenched in sweat and make you wake up grumpy. Considering that we spend a third of our lives in bed, spending the money on a superior set of sheets is an investment you’ll recoup with sleep quality and an aesthetic appreciation for your bed.
Do: Invest in Health
Made from flax plants, linen is a natural fabric that’s been around for thousands of years. In fact, the oldest scrap of material ever found was dug up in Turkey and turned out to be a piece of linen. It is both lint-free and hypoallergenic, a boon to anyone in your family who struggles with allergies.
Once you snap those folded sheets out and lay them out on your mattress, you’ll likely wonder why you ever hesitated to outfit your bed in linen. Sweet dreams!