Building A Better Bed, Pt. 4
Let’s talk sheets! They’re the bed’s underwear…the part of the bed that touches our body the most! So, when building your bed, if you only splurge on one component, it should be the sheets! And since you’re going to make that investment in quality linens, don’t you want to touch and feel what you’re buying? Peacock Alley’s Design Studio allows you to touch and feel before you buy, so you’re sure to make the right choice for your body.
Most people think if you buy any sheets with a high thread count, you’re getting good quality. Not necessarily so! The quality of the cotton is extremely important in this equation. That’s why you’ll feel a HUGE difference in a 400-count sheet from Walmart and a 400-count sheet from Peacock Alley. In fact a 200-count sheet from Peacock Alley will trump most brand’s 600-count sheets because of the quality cotton used.
When it comes to sheets, the thing that you need to determine is whether you’re a “percale person” or a “sateen person”.
If you like a matte finish and crisp feel, then percale is for you. Cotton percale is light, breathable and feels great in the hot summer months. If percale is for you, I suggest Peacock Alley’s Lyric sheets. They’re a crisp 500-thread count, 100% Egyptian cotton percale made in Italy and they have a beautiful double hemstitch. Pure luxury and my choice!
Do you sleep in flannel pj’s and socks? Then you’ll likely be happier with a sateen sheet. Silky smooth and known for it’s drape, sateen is a bit thicker, tightly woven and soft making it perfect for snuggling in during cold winter nights. Peacock Alley’s number one selling sheet, for over 15 years, is their 420-thread count sateen Soprano. They’re incredibly soft, made with 100% Egyptian cotton and are enhanced with a classic blanket stitch hem. You won’t dress in flannel from head to toe on these sheets… They’re so yummy!
Congratulations! You’ve completed Linen Lingo 101!
What’s your choice? Percale or Sateen?
Tune next week as our Build A Better Bed series covers how to care for these linens…