What is the definition of Luxury bed linen? Lots of emphasis is placed on thread count and the choice of fabric used such as cotton or polycotton, but are these factors really good enough to say that they reflect true luxury?
Design and use of colour is very important in today’s home furnishings and bed linen market, more and more houses and apartments offer open plan living areas that have white washed walls to showcase a minimalist look. The use of clever interior design and home products are used to reflect the home owners taste and aspirations and the bedroom is one of those rooms that can be changed frequently and in line with modern designs and colourways.
Does luxury bed linen have to be expensive or can you purchase quality at a more affordable price? In recent years expensive fabrics such as Pima Cotton and Egyptian Cotton have been the preserve of the very rich as the bed linen they bought had to be superior in both comfort and style, high thread count fabrics hinted at higher levels of quality as the technology used in the weaving process was new and not many companies could offer such a finely woven material. As demand increased, prices fell and the perception that thread count was the be all and end all was diminished as everyone can now afford high thread count luxury bed linen.
So what is the new luxury bed linen? Could it be that silk is better than cotton or linen is better than polycotton? Well this all depends on the end user, some users prefer a non iron finish as cotton tends to crease more and is much harder to keep pristine, some users prefer a soft, silky texture which is why Egyptian cotton has always been the preferred fabric of choice but more and more users want to experience the unique texture of silk but is this luxury bed linen or just another gimmick?
Whatever you are looking for, quality, style, fashion and luxury is all in the eye of the beholder, one man’s luxury bed sheet is another man’s potato sack, no two people are alike so it is fair to say that all bed linen is deemed luxury as we do not have to sleep on the floor but on nice quality fabrics that have been engineered to suit our comfort requirements. Choose from thread count, fabric, finish and feel as they will all result in you choosing the right product for you. Price is important too but not as important as your sleep, as we spend over a third of our lives in bed, how much is too little or too much, only you can say.