A good night’s sleep starts with your bed, and once you’ve settled on a beautiful bed frame and chosen the right mattress, it’s time to take a look at your sheets.
Egyptian cotton bed sheets have long been the hero of the bedroom, but linen sheets are fast becoming the bed sheets of choice for Australian bedrooms.
What is linen?
Linen is a strong fibre made from the flax plant that is often used to make clothing in hot climates. Linen is not the same as ‘linens’ which refer to any knitted or woven bed, bath, table and kitchen textiles.
Why linen bed sheets are better than cotton
Linen bed sheets are durable
Although the initial investment in linen bed sheets are higher than cotton, it is because linen bed sheets are incredibly durable and last longer. They may feel tough when you first put them on your bed, but the more you wash them, the softer they become!
Linen bed sheets keep you cool in summer
Linen fibres have a hollow core which means they are able to absorb a lot more moisture than cotton, perfect for those hot Australian summer nights. Its moisture-wicking ability means your sweat will be absorbed into the linen without the initial “wet” feeling. It also acts as an antiperspirant – essential when the mercury hits 30!
Linen bed sheets are said to be better for people with allergies and respiratory issues because of the linen sheets allow air to flow through.
Linen is more environmentally friendly
If the benefits on your sleep weren’t enough to convince you to choose linen bed sheets over cotton, the fact that they are more eco-friendly than cotton should be.
Flax is one of the most sustainable fibres in the world and like most natural fibres, can be recycled or composted when it is time to dispose of it.
Not only that, with a little help of the sun, flax plants on one hectare absorb more than a 3,7 metric tons of carbon dioxide and convert it into oxygen. It also requires very little water to grow compared to cotton sheets.
Linen bed sheets look stylish
Nothing adds a more natural luxe look to a bed than linen bed sheets. Bedouin Societe has a wide range of stylish colours, including natural greens, pretty purples, and classic neutrals. To style your linen bed sheets, try mixing your pillowcases and quilt covers with complementary colours and add a throw in a different fabric to create depth.
If you’re looking to upgrade your sleep, look no further than 100% French linen bed sheets from Bedouin Societe. You can buy these French linen bed sheets online and in our Sydney and Melbourne showrooms. View the range here, or visit one of our Curious Grace designer furniture showrooms.
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