The choice of color or pattern for bed linen is mainly a matter of personal taste. When it comes to material, however, we tend to get lost in the sea of choices. Certainly, the feel of the material is an indicator of quality and comfort, but durability and wash resistance are not necessarily perceptible at first contact. To help you make the right choice and enjoy top-of-the-range bed linen and a good night's sleep, let's take a look at the characteristics of the different materials used in bed linen.

Classic materials

The classic materials used for bed linen are cotton, linen and satin. Cotton is a natural textile fiber. This material is widely used for bed linen and clothing, as well as summer bed linen. Soft and light, its tight weave guarantees the longevity of cotton bed linen. Linen is another natural material that has long been used in textiles. Although difficult to iron, linen fabric softens with repeated washing. Its main advantage is its ability to absorb moisture, making it ideal for the summer season. Cotton sateen is woven with very fine cotton threads. Matt on one side and shiny on the other, it is generally used for adult bed linen.

The ideal material for bed linen

Cotton percale is made from long, finely combed and woven cotton fibers. This manufacturing technique gives the fabric a certain resistance and a soft, silky feel. All these qualities prompted the Julie Lavarière brand to opt for this top-of-the-range material for its bed linens. Indeed, combined with a touch of artistic creativity, bed linen becomes a work of art that is pleasing to the eye and to the touch. What's more, this fabric's mast-like appearance makes you want to snuggle up in it. Last but not least, the fabric is smooth, so it's easy to iron and goes through the washing machine without a hitch.

Other bed linen materials

The materials we're going to discuss here aren't exactly new. Rather, they are little-known materials that are also used for bed linen. Metis, for example, is a combination of linen and cotton. Fabric made from this material is pleasant to the touch and easy to wash (60° max.). Fabric made from bamboo viscose is also easy to wash and dries quickly. Flannel, on the other hand, is a soft fabric recommended for the winter season. In fact, its fluffy effect keeps users warm.

In conclusion, the best material for bed linen is one that combines softness and strength. Cotton percale combines all the essential qualities for a pleasant sleep. You can count on Julie Lavarière to create an authentic bed linen set with a refined, elegant design.