The bedroom is considered one of the most personal and private rooms in a house. One of the best ways to create a space that reflects the owner’s personality is by choosing quality, unique heritage inspired embroidered bed sheets. The embroidered bedding set selected should enhance the relaxing and luxurious feel of the space.
Don’t make the all-too-common mistake of choosing low-quality bedding. After all, the bed linens are the portion of the bed that touches your skin, and the skin is widely considered the second lung.
The more I research bedlinen the more I am convinced we must know what is next to our skin. But more about that later for today here are my top 5 tips tips to help ensure the best embroidered bed linen is found are listed below.
Look at the Tread Count
The higher the thread count, the softer the embroidered sheets will be. If bed linens with a lower threat count are used, they will be more fragile and thinner, yes and may rip with in a year or so. Whilst tread count is less of a consideration with linen sheets we look more at weight and weave. At Summerhouse Linen we use the not only the best European Linen but we have it woven in a special way so our linen does not need to be stonewashed to soften it. Its already butter soft. This makes it better linen to become a hand embroidered bed linen sheet. This means it is well worth it to invest in quality bed linens now – this will definitely pay off down the road.
Look at the Material - Buy Organic when you can. Lets talk about linen vs cotton. Linen and cotton are both durable, breathable, soft fabrics derived from natural fibers. So where do they differ?
LINEN: Linen is one of the most biodegradable and stylish fabrics in fashion history. It is strong, naturally moth resistant, and made from flax plant fibres, so when untreated (i.e. not dyed) it is fully biodegradable. Few, if any, chemical pesticides and fertilisers are required in the cultivation of flax. In fact, often flax comes close to the organic standard without trying. It requires significantly less fertilisers and pesticides than cotton, but slightly more than hemp.
COTTON: Unfortunately, when growing cotton, pesticides and other chemicals are used. Also, toxic ingredients are often used during bleaching and dyeing of the cotton fabric. In these days many brands produce organic cotton that carries a “100% Organic Cotton” label on it. This kind of cotton is cultivated and processed at small farms in eco-friendly conditions. And, of course, such cotton costs so much more.
Inspect the Weave Found on the Sheet
A high-quality bed linen is going to provide a tighter weave. The biggest downside of this is that tightly woven fabrics are much more difficult to keep clean. If someone is searching for comfortable and low-maintenance bedding, think about purchasing linens that have a medium tightness in the linen’s weave. Our linen is woven in Italy and is especially fine.
Be Willing to Pay More
In some situations, the higher the sheets cost, the higher the quality they are. With higher-quality bed linens, the adage is true “you get what you pay for.” Bed sheets that have a higher thread count may cost a bit more, but they are going to last longer than a set of thinner sheets. Our supply chain is small farm producers and embroiders, with organic practice. You will pay more, and you get a superior product that is made with LOVE.
Consider the Brand
Believe it or not, the brand of the linens that a person chooses matters. Take some time to review the various brands that are available and see what past customers have to say about each one. This is a smart way to differentiate the quality brands from the ones that may not be as high-quality. Summerhouse Linen stands for heritage, tradition, design and sustainable. When you buy from us you support a supply chain that is sustainable.
When it comes to purchasing linen bedding. Being informed is the best way to make an informed decision and get the high-quality sheets that a person wants. Remember, good sheets are an investment, but they are one that is worth making. Thats why we stand for heritage linen it will last a life time and more.