There's nothing better than slipping between luxurious layers of bedding at the end of a long day. To find the best style for you, here's what you need to know.
Yarn & thread count
If quality is important to you, keep an eye out for these details:
The higher the yarn size, the finer the yarn. The finer the yarn, the softer your bedding will feel. Simple!
Multiple yarns can be used to make a thread, which in turn are woven to become the fabric. If you love ultra-soft sheets, always choose the higher thread count.
This can create not just the feel but the look of your bedding too.
Referred to as a plain weave, threads are woven closely over and under each other into a smooth, crisp fabric finish.
Made up of a tightly woven v-shaped pattern, this distinctive style is lightweight, with a subtle texture and a pliable finish so it drapes beautifully.
When woven, flannel is then brushed on the front and back for a super-soft handle. The nature of the weave means air is held between the fibres, making this a cosy option for colder weathers.
There are many different fabrics out there, but itís always best to go for a natural fibre that allows your skin to breathe.
Soft and durable, cotton fibre wicks moisture away from your skin, so you have a cool, breathable sleep.
This is widely known to be the very finest cotton. When it's grown it produces extra long fibres, so yarns and threads are thinner. Thinner yarn creates more threads and ultimately a softer, more luxurious result.
One of the world's oldest fabrics, linen has high air permeability, keeping you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. This exquisite fabric is delightfully soft and becomes softer after each wash. Love linen? Look out for the 'linen' bubble when you shop for bedding at tkmaxx.com.
Make sure you choose the right sized linen for your bed. This is the standard guide: