When it comes to choosing the best bedding for your humble abode, there’s nothing more convincing than a crisp sheet that engulfs you in all of its snuggly glory.
However, the decision is based on so much more than how soft a bed sheet feels, or how high a freshly puffed pillow stands. It’s about making a conscious decision about what will best suit your family, your budget, and your health.
One of the biggest questions when it comes to choosing bedding is, ‘cotton or linen?’ Which way do you go? Is one better than the other? How do you choose?
We’ve done the hard work for you, and come up with reasons that won’t only save you time, they will have you cuddled up in luxury bedding before you can say ‘sleep’.
- The Thin and Thick of it
One of the visible differences between cotton and linen is the texture. Linen is the thicker of the two, with cotton being tightly woven to create a smoother and flatter finish.
Although both are aesthetically pleasing, cotton has a one-dimensional finish that cannot compare to the thick, layered texture of linen that is created by the hollow core of flax fibres.
- For the Love of Earth
Cotton and linen both have natural properties that are beneficial to your home. However, it is the linen’s flax fibres that grow in an environment free of pesticides and irrigation. What’s more is that linen has the natural ability to prevent bacterial growth and is known to have health benefits that assist in healing, and recovery. It truly is the definition of eco-friendly.
- Weight and See
Did you know that linen quality is often measured by weight, and not thread count? Fine cotton threads make it easier to weave, producing a higher thread count, and a much flatter sheet.
However, unlike cotton, linen is thicker in texture and a lot harder to weave, which produces a heavier, more luxurious style of bedding.
- Standing the Test of Time
When it comes to durability, linen takes the cake. With a reputation as the world’s strongest natural fibre, linen is twice as durable as cotton and can seamlessly withstand the wear-and-tear of jumping toddlers, cuddly pets and tired partners.
- ‘Tis the Season
One of the biggest differences between cotton and linen is the ability to adapt to the different seasons.
While cotton can be seen as a great summer alternative, linen has the ability to react well to any temperature, no matter the season. This means that the fibres create great insulation, keeping you snug-as-a-bug in winter and free-as-a-bird in summer. Can it get any better?
The pros and cons of cotton and linen are limitless. But, when it comes to bedding that holistically and positively contributes to your family’s lifestyle, linen ticks all the boxes.
It’s about an eco-friendly, durable product that gives you a good nights rest, no matter the season.Now, excuse us while we snuggle