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As most people already know, luxury sheets are expensive. Thus high-end, quality fabrics like satin or silk should be treated as investments that need to be properly taken care of. So to make sure your luxury sheets last here are a few key tips to keep in mind:
Oftentimes what differentiates regular sheets from luxury ones is thread count. Thread count refers the number of horizontal and vertical threads in each square inch of the bed sheet. The common belief is that the higher the thread count, the softer and more luxurious the sheet. However this isn’t actually the case. Most experts say that any sheet with a thread count larger than 380 is a misnomer. Manufacturers often twist two threads together to create a higher thread count. However this only results in having less of the original natural fiber, meaning that the individual threads are actually thinner. For luxury bed sheets with the softest feel and sturdiest construction, look for a thread count no lower than 175.
Rather than just looking at thread count alone, also consider the type of fiber the sheet is made out of. Most of the popular fabrics are Pima Cotton, Supima Cotton, and Egyptian Cotton which typically have thread counts between 200 and 300. These fabrics are known for their soft, silky, but yet durable quality.
The latest trend in bedding is to layer using new, lighter, and more eco-friendly fabrics. Not only is this layered look quite cozy, it’s also hugely practical as it can be peeled back to suit changing temperatures. The best examples of “green” bedding are bamboo bedsheets. These sheets are made of 100% bamboo fiber which feels softer than cotton but moves like silk. Bamboo fabric easily adjusts to your body temperature because it is 3-4 times more absorbent than cotton. This means that you will stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Best of all, unlike most fabrics that are chemically treated, bamboo fibers are naturally anti-microbial.
Another hot trend that fits in with this layered look is adding a fashionable throw on your bed. A throw is basically any decorative piece of fabric, like a long scarf, that is draped across the bed. For example, you can add a nice plush black throw on your toile bedding to help create an even bigger wow factor to your bedding look.
Like many of the most successful and well-known fashion designer these days, Ralph Lauren has expanded his collection beyond the runway and into the home. He debuted his first home collection of bedding, rugs, towels, ruffled bed skirts, and other home linens in 1983. Ralph Lauren bedding designs are very much an extension of the classic all-American, elegant, and tailored look that have made his clothes famous and successful. His original home collection proved to be quite a success. Today Ralph Lauren has expanded his home collection by launching two successful Ralph Lauren home brands:
Many of the biggest designer names in fashion have expanded their empire to include luxury bedding and home linens. From Versace to Isaac Mizrahi, you can probably find your favorite fashion designer in the home section of your local department store. Two of the most successful crossover designers have been Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein.
People spend over a third of their life asleep. With that much time spent in bed, it makes sense to invest in luxurious bedding sets to ensure the best possible sleeping environment. It’s important to remember that sleep is one of the most essential things we do. How well we sleep at night deeply affects what happens when we’re awake. For example, how well you sleep can impact your job and school performance. Numerous studies have shown that a lack of proper sleep can cause depression and obesity. So it’s pretty clear that luxury bedding sets are not necessarily just a luxury.
What’s more is that having luxury bedding sheets doesn’t have to cost you as much as you might think. In these tough economic times, it’s understandably difficult to justify spending huge sums of money on something you’re just going to sleep on. However, keep in mind that many designer luxury bedding go on sale at very affordable prices, especially if you look online. Just do some research and you can have that amazing hotel bed feel without the heavy price tag.