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Christmas Table Linen

Damask Table Linen and Napkins

With only weeks left now to find the perfect Christmas gifts, time is running out but what about that all important Christmas party?

If you are planning a home cooked dinner and you are inviting the whole family round, have you remembered the dining table and how much fuss is created when you try to arrange the correct places.

You want to make the right impression so take some time and think about what you will need, table linen, seat covers or pads, napkins and party hats.

Well we cannot help you with the crackers (but this fun idea might be your solution) or the party hats but we can show you some great ideas for dressing your table for the perfect Christmas Dinner.

Festive table cloths

We have the traditional Ivy leaf crisp white table linen and napkins for those of you that want to make a statement, this superior quality tableware is manufactured especially with dinner parties in mind.

The cloths and napkins wash with ease and the fabric is ideal for removing any stain’s that may happen. Some table linen can be ruined if you spill drinks or gravy on them so always try to get a damask fabric to give you a good chance at saving the tablecloth as accidents do happen.

If you want a different theme and you want to add some colour into the party we also have some themed tableware such as the Rooster and country style tablecloths in stock.

The Check and floral designs are pure classics and can be used all year round not just at Christmas and they also come in cotton cloths and outdoor and indoor washable PVC versions which are virtually indestructible.

Dressing up your seating

Seat Pads and Chair Cushions

Seats pads and chair cushions are also very popular at this time of year, not only do they protect your expensive dining room chairs they can also provide comfort from wooden chairs as some are not that comfy for spending long periods of time on while you chat, drink and eat away.

Our seats pads are ideal for all occasions, they have convenient tie backs on them to secure them to your seat and the generous filling gives you all the padding you need.

You can also opt for the bolster pads which are great for children and the elderly where a greater degree of softness and comfort is required.

Take a look at our range of seat pads for inspiration!

Gift ideas

Table linen and cotton bedding can make some great gift ideas if you are not sure what to buy your friends and family, there is nothing finer than clean crisp sheets to slip into.

If you are still undecided pure white sheets go with everything and you cannot go wrong with cotton. If you still need to buy the other half something special this is definitely the way to go as the usual chocolates and alcoholic drink is well played out and can sometimes seem like no effort has been put into your choice.

The all important thing about a Christmas party is to have some fun, make a real effort to enjoy the festive break and your guests will have a great time and thank you for it.

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.