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Really nice bedsheets?

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JayTay Mon 13-Jul-15 13:16:17

I want to treat myself to a really lovely duvet cover and pillow case set but I have no idea where to start! I want something very plain and simple, no lacey bits and embroidery, no stripes, checks, damask or flowers, cream coloured, very easy to look after and wash and dry beautifully no matter how much make up I spill on them, and something that feels wonderful against my skin at night! (Basically I want what I had before but I can't remember where I got it from and it has now died a death! Sob!) I'm getting all confused with the thread counts and percale and all the other descriptions… What actually is a good bed sheet??? I know Carrie Bradshaw thought a 200 thread count was luxury, but looking at various websites they seem to go up to 1000 thread count which apparently is hotel quality, but saying that I've never slept in a hotel bed where I thought the sheets were particularly lovely! Anyone know what actually makes a really nice bedsheet??

Radiatorvalves Mon 13-Jul-15 13:25:36

I like The White Company's linen.

SillyBub Mon 13-Jul-15 13:26:51

Secret Linen

Sgtmajormummy Mon 13-Jul-15 13:28:29

Have a look at the well known brands on www.justlinen.co.uk ( something for everybody and great prices, too).

HirplesWithHaggis Mon 13-Jul-15 13:29:04

400 and upwards. 1000 is lovely and will last years, getting softer with every wash, but they're heavy and a pita to wash and dry.

Have a look at www.kingofcotton.com and www.soakandsleep.com, both companies offer excellent value for money and brilliant customer service.

minipie Mon 13-Jul-15 13:39:21

Another vote for King of Cotton - great if you want plain white, they may have some cream/ivory options too though

JayTay Mon 13-Jul-15 22:19:06

Thanks all, shall look at the links!

lozengeoflove Sat 18-Jul-15 21:42:56

Loaf have lovely linen sets.

cedricsneer Sat 18-Jul-15 21:49:43

Agree about soak and sleep. 100% linen looks great and can be unironed as the crumpled look is v in. Cool in summer and warm in winter.

mysteryfairy Sun 19-Jul-15 08:03:18

I've got 600 thread count sheets and pillowcases from soak and sleep which are really smooth feeling.

I'm lying under a Morris and Co duvet cover which is 300 thread count and that also feels lovely and totally adequate so I think you could get away with 400 thread count if you wanted to spend less.

The thing that I think improved the feel of my bedding the most was actually switching from a feather to wool duvet. It's really light and I have been much less inclined to get too hot or cold since. I also looked at silk which is meant to be even better but had problems finding the right tog equivalent in super king at the time.

The linen is a nightmare to iron - I use a laundry service.

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