Beautiful bedlinen is the stuff dreams are made of - when you are all cuddled up in soft fabrics and snug as abug in a cosy blanket. Soft flannel or luxurious silk with gorgeous designs: The right duvet cover and pillowcasesets transform the bedroom into your own personal paradise. Soft fitted sheets in matching colours complete the look and will make you so comfortable, you’ll never want to get up.
Comfort in the bedroom
A mattress with the firmness and composition you need is key for restful sleep. The pillow and the duvet also play an important role, because their thermal properties differ depending on the filling.
High-quality bedlinen also ensures that the pillows and duvet stay clean for longer and can be used for many years. The most important items are:
The right bedlinen set will bring the seasons to your bedroom – how about cute flower patterns for summer or shades of orange to match the autumn leaves?
What should I look out for when buying bedlinen?
At first glance, bedlinen only appears to differ in bright colours and patterns. However, there is actually much more to it than that. The sheet, more so than anything else, has to be particularly robust to withstand constant friction and absorb moisture. However, the duvet cover and pillowcases should feel pleasant too.
Differences in material
Some like thick, chunky fabrics – others prefer them cool and smooth. How exactly the bedlinen feels depends on the material it is made of. Duvet covers come in a choice of:
Cotton is the most popular choice, since bedlinen made of this material is robust but skin-friendly, and the fabric is soft to the touch. Linen and synthetic fibres absorb moisture particularly well and polyester is a good choice for allergy sufferers.
Most bed sheets are made of a cotton and elastane blend, and may contain synthetic fibres. These create a dense, terry cloth quality fabric that is fluffy and comfortable – excellent for a good night’s sleep.
The right size
Make sure to choose the correct length and width for your bedlinen, depending on the size of the bed and the mattress. Standard size duvets come in the size 135 x 200 cm, with pillowcases 80 x 80 cm.
Outsize covers are also available for large-size bedding: Measure your duvet to find the correct size before you buy.
Bed sheets also come in different variations so that they can be fitted over large mattresses. Make sure to choose the correct size for your mattress, even if the elastane content in the sheet allows for a little more stretch. That way it will look great and last much longer.
A question of comfort
Different types of fastening are available to keep pillows and duvets securely in their place. Buttons used to be standard for bedlinen, because they are easy to attach and are also decorative. Today, time is money – and buttons take a lot longer to do up than a zip.
That is why zips have become the most common type of fastening. A high-quality finish will ensure that the zip is properly sewn in and will serve its purpose for years to come.
Cotton: Perfect for every season
It goes without saying that cotton is and always will be the most popular material for bedlinen. Be pure cotton with a special finish or a blend of fibres:
Flannelette Fluffy, warm, perfect for cold nights: This fabric is made from 100% cotton without any other fibres. The surface is slightly roughened, which makes it particularly pleasant to the touch and highly moisture-absorbent.
Flannel Like flannelette, this fabric is ideally suited to winter, as it is warm and easy-care. Flannel has a particularly high-quality appearance.
Jersey Also made of pure cotton, with a knitted appearance and breathable properties. The elasticated fabric absorbs moisture well.
Egyptian cotton One of the finest and most luxurious fabrics. It is characterised by its slight shine. Egyptian cotton bedlinen is suitable for summer and winter use, because it has temperature-regulating properties.
Seersucker Non-iron and very lightweight – the blend of cotton and synthetic fibres like polyester give this material an attractive look that is perfect for summer covers. It is easily recognised by its crêpe stripes.
Depending on the season, a cooler material can be chosen for summer or cosy flannelette for cold winter nights. In the end, the choice of bedlinen is up to you and what you like.
Silk for a natural sleep
No room for allergies: Choosing duvet covers and pillowcases made of silk means choosing comfort and restful sleep. The fabric is breathable and absorbs any moisture produced during the night: Silk bedlinen is therefore the best choice for you if you tend to perspire a lot and prefer thin cover in winter.
It also feels great on the skin and is suitable for allergy sufferers: Because it is produced naturally and because of the fabric’s special structure, silk bedlinen is an excellent choice for people with sensitive skin or neurodermatitis. Silk is a lovely choice from an aesthetics point of view as well, because it looks good all year round.
Tips for a fairytale bedroom
Choose matching bedlinen for a room with a romantic décor, plenty of pastel colours and fanciful detail. Floral patterns and vines in various shades will transform your bedroom into an idyllic paradise.
Those who prefer a more classic style are best served with stripes or simple patterns. Spruce up your plain colour bedlinen with decorative throw pillows or a striking plaid – or choose reversible bedlinen with a different design on each side for more variety. For the perfect feel-good factor: Stylish throughout the day and everything you need for sweet dreams at night.