You finally get to the best part of the day: crawling into your own bed and snuggling up in your soft, comfortable bedding. With sleep being so important for your health and wellness, wouldn’t you want to make sure you’re getting the best rest possible? That’s where linen bedding comes in!
Linen bedding is a favorite that has been regaining popularity in recent years, and for good reason! Many are switching to linen bedding for its unique qualities and benefits. The choice to switch to linen bedding can be a big jump, but once you switch, you’ll never go back.
What is Linen?
How is Linen Bedding Different Than Cotton?
Cotton is a classic choice and has also been around for generations. However, there are three reasons why we love switching from cotton to linen bedding:
- It’s hypoallergenic
- Linen is durable
- It’s temperature-regulating
Linen is Great for Allergy-Sufferers
First, linen bedding is naturally hypoallergenic, meaning it doesn’t hold on to dust mites and other allergens floating through the air. Linen bedding naturally repels these allergens and is gentle on those with sensitive skin. It’s also antimicrobial, so even if it comes into contact with something soiled, it’s unlikely to continue to grow any bacteria.
Linen pillowcases are especially good for those with allergies because it keeps the dust mites away from the face. If you’re looking to make a slow switch to linen bedding, we recommend starting with linen pillowcases.
Longevity and Durability of Linen
Not only is linen antimicrobial and great for eliminating allergens, but it’s also extremely durable and will last your family for years to come. Unlike cotton sheets that wear and tear with age, linen bedding actually gets softer the more you use and wash it. Gone are the days of replacing your sheets every time you turn around; with linen sheets, the only wear you'll notice is the increasing softness as you use them.
Linen Sheets Help Regulate Temperature
Linen sheets and bedding items are the perfect answer for people who have uncomfortable nights due to being too hot or cold. Linen sheets help regulate your temperature, keeping you nice and cozy in the winter and cool in the summer. If you and your partner have different temperature preferences, linen sheets are right for you.
Does Thread Count Matter?
When it comes to linen sheets, thread count doesn’t matter as much as it does with cotton bedding. Thread count refers to the number of threads woven into a square inch of fabric. With cotton bedding, a higher thread count generally means the fabric is softer and more durable.
However, with linen bedding, the thread count is naturally lower, but the fabric is still soft and luxurious. This is because the quality of the flax fiber used to make the linen is far more important than the thread count. At Linenforce, we source only the highest-quality linens with the best flax fiber materials on the market.
Our Favorite Linen Bedding Products
We love each and every piece of linen bedding available, and we hope you do, too!
3 of our favorite types of linen bedding are:
- Linen bedskirts
- Linen sheets
- Linen pillowcases
Why You Need a Linen Bedskirt
A linen bedskirt is an essential piece of bedding. It’s not just decorative; it’s also extremely functional. A dust ruffle can help hide the box spring and any storage underneath the bed, so it’s easy to maintain your style. A linen bedskirt also adds an extra layer of texture to the room and keeps dust and allergens at bay.
Bedding can face some serious wear and tear, but you don’t have to worry about your linen bedskirt breaking down or wearing thin since linen is so durable. It won’t need to be replaced for years, if at all! We love the simplicity of the Split Corner Linen Bedskirt for a clean, polished look. For a more fun, boho vibe, we love this Gathered Ruffle Linen Bedskirt.
Choosing the Right Linen Sheets
When it comes to choosing the right linen sheets, there are a few things to keep in mind to make sure you get the perfect fit for you. Consider whether you want a full linen sheet set or if you’re just interested in a fitted linen sheet. Many folks these days are ditching top sheets in favor of a simpler bedding set, but it’s up to you!
Linenforce has tons of colors and styles to choose from when it comes to linen sheets. We love this 100% Linen Sheet Set for everyday use or even as a gift for a friend or family member! Giving the gift of luxurious linen bedding is a great way to show someone you care.
Linen Pillowcases for Skin Health
An often-overlooked piece of bedding is the pillowcase. A linen pillowcase is a phenomenal addition to your bedroom and offers a spa-like sleeping experience. A linen pillowcase is great for your skin and offers all the great antimicrobial benefits linen is known for. For those with ultra-sensitive skin, a linen pillowcase can give you relief from scratchy or uncomfortable fabrics.
Finally, with its temperature-regulating properties, a linen pillowcase will provide that sought-after cold-side-of-the-pillow feel. No matter whether you’re a hot or cold sleeper, your linen pillowcase will keep your temperature even, helping you sleep longer.
Your linen pillowcase can be a fun way to add a pop of color to your bedding and integrate a little interest into your room. For a versatile linen pillowcase, we love this Two Tones Linen Pillowcase Pair because it offers two different colors, perfect for any style! For a crisp, clean look, we love the Edge Embroidered Linen Pillowcase Pair.
Adding Linen Bedding to Your Home
Whether you decide to start with small changes with a new linen bedskirt, or you’re doing a bedroom overhaul with a whole new feel, linen bedding is a perfect way to bring luxury and relaxing vibes to any room. Get ready for the best night’s sleep of your life with new linen bedding!