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How to Choose Luxury Bed Linens (7 Tips)

July 14, 2016

How to Choose Luxury Bed Linens (7 Tips)

All luxury bed linens have one thing in common, high quality materials and great craftsmanship. They use quality fabrics, in a quality weave that produces a sturdy, soft and long lasting bed linen. They have great attention to details, fit, and a great sense of style as well. Here are some tips to help you select luxury bed linens for your home.

Quality Materials

  • Silk: Silk bedding retains moisture and is great for the skin and hair. It is smooth, and lustrous.
  • Linen: Linen is perfect for the summer or hot climates as it is breathable. It is long-lasting and will soften over time.
  • Cotton: Cotton is a popular choice for bed linens due to it’s durability and soft feel. Cotton comes in variety of grades (Egyptian, Pima) and weaves which affect its feel and quality.
  • Bamboo: Bamboo blends such as with cotton have become popular. Bamboo is sustainable, anti-microbial, and wicks away moisture.

Weave Matters

  • Sateen: Cotton Sateen is woven so that it has a soft, silky, and lustrous finish similar to silk.
  • Percale: Percale is a plain matte weave that has more of a crisp, cool feel. It is well suited to those that can overheat in bed.

Thread Count

The over promotion of thread count in sheets has led to the perception that the higher the thread count the better. Thread count is simply the number of threads in a square inch of fabric. While a higher thread count can indicate quality, another indicator can be the grade of cotton used and the weave. Don’t be fooled by products that have a very high thread count with a lower grade material. It is best to feel before you buy.


Well crafted bed linens should be assembled flawlessly, and should have attention to detail. Have you ever tried to stretch a fitted sheet onto a thick mattress? Mattresses today can be thick or have mattress toppers that add several inches to the top of the mattress. High quality sheets should have deep side pockets to accommodate the thickest of mattresses. Another great feature is elastic edging that goes all the way around on fitted sheets. This ensures a smooth, snug fit. All Bella Notte Sheets have deep side pockets and elastic edges all the way around.

Consider Down Inserts

Waterfowl Down is a naturally insulating and lightweight and will keep you warm without overheating. Down is a natural for pillow and sham inserts because of it’s softness, but is also great as an insert for Duvet Covers, or as a Down Comforter.


Color is an important consideration for any luxury bedding ensemble. There are a lot of choices in colors, patterns and textures. Considering the bedroom is where you will be spending a lot of relaxation time you may want to choose colors that are both beautiful and calming. White has always been considered a great choice because it is perceived as clean, fresh, and airy. But white is not for everybody. Make sure that your bedding choices will stand the test of time and will not look dated after awhile.

Quality Lasts

All luxury bedding that is made with quality materials and great craftsmanship should last a long time and be with you for as long as you want them.

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