Bedding is a wise investment nowadays.
We’re now in an era when most of our time is spent in bed. Sleeping, eating, bingeing on the latest Netflix series (I highly recommend Into the Night), attending Zoom meetings, writing stories about bedding (ha!)—it all takes place between our sheets. I do it all, knowing full well that it’s not the most ideal practice. But seeing as how I am trying to make the best of self-isolation since the coronavirus outbreak, who’s to judge me if I want to optimize my comfort level? I’m sure there are many of you, but please don’t @ me.
And now that the dog days of summer are fast approaching, I’m about to go through the process of changing the fabric of my sheets. Comfort, remember, is the key factor I’m looking for, and with the intense New York City (where I live) temperatures on their way, linen is my preference. This is because the material is light and breathable, but sturdy enough to keep me cozy on chill nights. It also doesn’t retain heat and wicks away moisture. Perfect for the season, right?
Still, there are certain characteristics to consider before just clicking to add any old linen sheets to your virtual shopping cart. First, they are pricey. Made from flax, the best linen sheets reputedly come from Belgium or France. Brands will source their flax from Western Europe just to get the “Belgian linen” certification. Second, the best linen is coarse and grainy, but will soften after repeated washing. There is also their trademark wrinkled look, which, quite frankly, fits into right in with my eclectic bedroom vibe.
So, if you are like me, someone who is particular about seasonal fabric choices, check out this roundup of the best linen sheets from brands that take bedding seriously.