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Advice please cotton or linen bedding?

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overweightcat Sun 14-Jun-20 11:05:59

Posting on aibu for traffic.

I'm getting rid of all our current sheets and duvets which are all well over 10years old and in not so great shape.
Going to invest in 2 nice sets of bedding and want to go for either linen or cotton for both - what would everyone recommend?
I love some of the la reroute plain linen sets but not sure if they're good on a practical level.

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user8558 Sun 14-Jun-20 11:07:50

Linen is lovely, but more expensive.

Cotton is lovely too - must be 100% and high thread count.

I'd buy one of each.

Redcrayons Sun 14-Jun-20 11:09:49

I’d go for cotton.
My linen one makes me too hot so I only use it in the depths of winter.

Finerumpus Sun 14-Jun-20 12:55:25

Good quality cotton

Lolalovesmarmite Sun 14-Jun-20 13:04:31

We have a linen/cotton mix set and it’s amazing. We also have some pure linen bedding, which is lovely.
Try H&M if you want linen. I bought one of their duvet covers a while ago and they were pretty reasonably priced for linen and it’s nice and cool and soft. Can I recommend combining linen bedding with a wool duvet? Brilliant for staying cool in summer and warm in winter.

Danishpastrie Sun 14-Jun-20 13:33:25

I like linen because you can get away without ironing it as long as you get it out the machine at the optimum time to shake it out- the rumples look very eco chic! Cotton duvets always look awful without a crisp iron imho.

overweightcat Sun 14-Jun-20 13:38:07

Ooooh I'm tempted with the linen now if it's ok without being ironed grin

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Danishpastrie Sun 14-Jun-20 13:58:02

smile yes definitely! Linen works for a certain type of look. Natural / Scandi type bedrooms, - there are lots of nice pictures on Pinterest of linen bedding styled bedrooms!

But it would not be the right choice if your home is more "luxury hotel chic" type vibe!

overweightcat Sun 14-Jun-20 14:04:47

My house is nothing like a hotel style grin

Natural darker cream carpets, light walls, light wooden furniture and a natural wooden bed so a more "natural" style.

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