After working hard all day and negotiating the traffics jams, there is nothing better than when you arrive home having a drink of wine and relaxing over dinner, but to truly rejuvenate and recharge your batteries for the long slog ahead of you tomorrow your bed is the only place than can give you the rest you need.
Selecting the right bed is money well spent but if you do not do your research properly and have a clear outline of your needs, you could be pouring money down the drain.
Branded beds are normally a good option as they give you certain quality you can expect and you know that larger companies employ rigorous testing and environmental procedures before putting out their products for sale.
However the best way to make a decision is to go and try one out for yourself. Tell the salesperson how you like the mattress, they come in different shapes and sizes and offer hard and soft surfaces which can be quite daunting but take your time as beds and mattress are very expensive and are items that you expect to have for many years.
Choosing the right bed linen
Once you have ordered your new bed, the next thing you will be thinking about is some new fitted sheets, duvet covers and pillowcases.
This is where quite a lot of people tend to buy cheap bedding as they do not give it the same sense of purpose as the mattress but it is equally as important to get it right here as luxury bedding will help you relax and unwind much easier and faster than cheap sheets and quilt covers.
Once again, buying from a reputable bedding brand such as Sheridan, Peter Reed, Belledorm and Nimbus guarantees you a certain level of craftsmanship and quality built into their product ranges.
Egyptian cotton and Pima cotton fabrics are in our opinion the finest in the world and not only will they give you a feeling of opulence and luxury, they will also last for much longer than cheaper alternatives.
1: Bedding Fabric
The vast majority of bed sheets and duvet covers are made from cotton or manmade polyester and cotton blends called polycottons.
Cotton is the preferred choice as it is soft and crisp to touch and feels sumptuous and looks elegant and is reserved for the high threads such as 600, 800 or even 1200 thread count.
Polycotton sheets are inherently easy care and more affordable and are ideal for children and the elderly as they can be washed and ironed with relative ease and last for years and years if you buy the better quality percale sheets.
2: Bed Linen Size
Most bed manufacturers make and produce standard size fitted sheets but some are now producing many sizes that are only found on the continent, such as the extra long single 75cm and 90cm x 200cm mattresses and even the super large 200cm x 200cm emperor beds.
Finding luxury bed linen in these sizes is very difficult but you can view a large selection from Bedlinen Direct.
We sell a vast array of sizes and qualities and you will be surprised at the amount of choice you now have for these hard to find fitted sheets and mattress protectors.
Luxury bed linen was once only made in white, ivory or cream, plain in design and embellishment but as the demand increased the price came down and more and more people could afford to buy bigger beds and mattresses.
The bedding manufacturers followed suit and they started to create some fantastic duvet cover designs and embroidered sheets from companies like Peter Reed (see our range here), they ooze style and sophistication if you are prepared to spend some money on the finer thing in life.
Once the preserve of the rich and famous, this elegant and sumptuous bedding is now more accessible than ever, you don’t need to save a small fortune anymore to experience such fabulous bedding.