Egyptian Cotton Guest Bedding

Egyptian Cotton Sheets

We all know the importance of good quality Egyptian cotton bedding, we treat ourselves to the finest Egyptian cotton sheets so we can experience the pleasure of soft, crisp linen while we sleep. Now summer is here we get visits from friends and family but your next dilemma is what sheets should we put in the guest bedroom?

Some guests give you plenty of notice so you can plan well in advance and select the right bedding, but some guests just end up staying the night. So what do you do, do we let them use the luxury cotton sheets and run the risk of them being ruined or just go for a budget set and run the risk of being embarrassed as the duvet cover looks like it has seen better days.

You may not think it now but it would be good practice to think about it now before the situation arises, not all Egyptian Cotton or Pima Bedding is expensive, good quality percale fabrics are just as robust as a good non iron polycotton fabric and will give you years of lasting use and comfort. No matter what, your guests will obviously want clean fresh bedding. Whether you keep the bed dressed all year round or just keep a reserve set in the airing cupboard, the choice is yours.

Egyptian Cotton Duvet Covers

Obviously you will want to wash the bedding once your guests have left so a robust set of bed linen will be essential. A good idea when storing your linen is to use tumble drier sheets in between the sheets and duvet covers, this will help keep the items smelling clean and fresh even though they may not be used for several weeks or months.

A good bed throw or cotton bedspread is also a good idea as you never know what the weather is going to be like, sometimes a duvet can be too hot or too cold depending on the tog rating and a blanket for example is a good alternative in some circumstances. Just think of what you would like if you happened to stay over at a friend’s house, would you accept luxury bedding made from cotton or would you want to sleep on a cheap polyester bedding set?

They do say that you should treat others as you would like to be treated yourself. Although if you make it too comfortable and opulent they may stay more than you would like, this could be a problem if you only have one set of bed linen for your spare room. So if you thinking of putting up a few friends or family just go and check on your bed linen supplies, they may be better than you think or just plain awful. You will then of course have peace of mind that you are well prepared or it will just dawn on you how bad things really are in your linen drawer.

Sheridan Egyptian Cotton Sheets

Shopping on the internet has transformed the way that bed linen is now perceived, once high thread count sheets such as a 600 Thread Count or 1000 Thread count cotton duvet covers were once thought to be really expensive but as demand rises the costs are reduced. We do not suggest that you buy such luxury for your guest but a premium quality 300TC or 400TC would certainly be more affordable.

We at Bedlinen Direct know how important sleep is and how the right ambiance is essential in creating a tranquil and relaxing place to be. We feel that clean, crisp cotton sheets that have been freshly laundered are one of life’s untold luxuries that we can all afford to have and experience at least once a week. Get a good book and just sink into your bed sheets and you will know exactly where we are coming from, we do spend over a third of our lives in bed so any extra comfort for both you and your guests will be well appreciated.

How To Look After Your Duvet

Good quality duvets are expensive, filled with luxury goose down they should last for at least 10 years or more if properly cared for. Duvets should not ideally be washed as some washing machines can ruin the fillings. Many high street commercial laundries do not understand how to look after your quilt and cannot understand why you are so disappointed when they ruin your investment. Some duvets are sold as all seasons, this is where two duvets of different TOG ratings can be used separately or together to give you the ideal temperature settings in both winter and summer. Normally you get a 4.5 TOG summer quilt and a warmer 9 TOG duvet that can be used in both autumn and winter, the two combined makes a super warm 13.5 TOG which is ideal for those really chilly months around December, January and February.

Good storage is essential if you only use your duvet at certain times of the year, most manufacturers supply them in a handy storage box but if this is not the case then you will need to purchase a good quality bag with a zipper to keep out the dust and moisture. Just before you store any items give them a good shake and air them out for 24 hours so they smell fresh before going into the airing cupboard for the next few months.

Die Zudecke Goose Down Duvets

All bedding should be kept dry so a good place like a linen cupboard or linen box is essential as they allow good circulation and prevent the build up of moisture and dampness which can affect your duvet and makes it smell which is not ideal. Once the fabric is affected it is near impossible to remove the smell completely unless is it fully washed and dried which is not good for the fibres and natural down. Try to use a place that is not subject to different levels of both warm and cool climates, excess heat can make the filling dry out and become less effective at removing moisture from the body when you sleep, cotton also dries out when exposed to different heat levels. Also think of where you store the bedding, if you are in the country garages and attics may not be ideal as they are a haven for small insects and if you are unlucky you could have a winter mouse infestation. They would make a bee line for your quilt as this also offers them the best protection from the cold weather.

Once you have stored the duvet and now want to use it again, try to take it out a few days before you wish to use it and air it out on a washing line if possible, the air will revitalise the fillings making them fresh again. A good shake is all that is needed to make the duvet plump and ready to do its job once more. In order to keep it clean, use a good cotton duvet cover and wash this weekly, not only will this protect your duvet but it will also help keep dust mites at bay which are a menace to allergy sufferers. The same applies to summer weight duvets that are made from pure cotton, the fillings react to light, heat and moisture in the same way so it is good practice to look after your quilt from day one. Some of our Hungarian goose down duvets can cost a small fortune but the benefits of a good night’s sleep are well worth the investment.

Nimbus Goose Down Duvets

European sourced down is well documented as being some of the finest, lightest and most efficient, so look for a good quality manufacturer that gives you the correct information such as Fill Power, source of Filling, complies to UK BS manufacturing codes, ethical farming policies and good environmental practices, as some of the cheaper duvets use harmful chemicals in the cleaning process and they also use caustic bleaches in order to make the filling pure white. A good thing to remember is that there is no such thing as a pure white goose or duck so if your fillings are ultra white you can bet that they have been bleached which will make the feathers and down brittle. Spend wisely and invest in your sleep, you only live once.

Summer Bedding Sale

We are delighted to announce that our summer has officially arrived, well our two weeks of sunshine to be more precise but let’s not get too down as we have some fantastic bedding offers for you to choose from. Whether it is a new duvet cover you want or just some cool crisp cotton sheets we are sure to have the item for you. We all love a bargain and with so many offers about how can everything have a genuine discount? We, at Bedlinen Direct, look for specific items that sell well and we negotiate with our branded and designer bedding suppliers for a better deal that we pass straight on to our customers. Our discounts range from 15% to 20%, that’s not a lot I hear you cry other companies are offering between 50% and 70% off their prices.

Surely you do not believe that they can offer you a luxury fitted sheet for less than its cost for them to import it into the country, they obviously inflate the recommended retail price then offer you a whopping discount to entice you into parting with your hard earned cash. Some are genuine offers but most are just a rouse to get you to click on the offer, many department stores advertise 50% off but when you get to store they only offer discounts on the products you do not want leaving you with a wasted journey and disappointment as well. Nobody wants to buy last year’s designs, cotton sheets maybe plain and timeless but still you want the best price possible. We all want today’s modern trends and colours, so you want a good sale offer on current duvet covers and fitted sheets.

Egyptian Cotton Sheets – 600 Thread Count

Our Special Offers are genuine, luxury bedding is not cheap but you can get good value for money with our summer sale offers. Our Sheridan Bedding Sale is now on, get 20% off their current Egyptian cotton sheets and designer quilt and duvet covers.

You can also take advantage of our Peter Reed Egyptian Cotton Sheets Sale, get 20% OFF all 2 row, 4 row and 5 row cotton bedding ranges. Receive 15% OFF all Nimbus duvets, 15% OFF Monsoon designer duvet covers, 20% OFF all Canadian and Hungarian Duvets and Pillows from the luxury Die Zudecke collection.

We also have 50% OFF all Sheridan Egyptian Cotton Towels, 20% OFF all duvets, mattress toppers and mattress protectors from the Fine Bedding Company. This is just the start of our summer sale, if you like a bargain and just love bedding like we do then check back regularly as our Special Offers are constantly changing month by month. We stock brands from Sheridan, Belledorm, Nimbus, Monsoon, Peter Reed, Euroquilt and the Fine Bedding Company, we also sell items that you cannot get easily such as 4FT fitted sheets, Emperor and 7FT bedding and long fitted sheets such as the electric bed 75cm x 200cn and the single long 90cm x 200cm. Try us for size this summer at Bedlinen Direct.