The average person spends about 26 years of their life sleeping. Surprisingly, we also spend another seven years trying to fall asleep. That’s a combined 33 years spent in bed!
A good night’s rest is essential to our health and well-being, so it makes sense to create the most luxurious, serene bedroom environment possible. In addition to the enormous amount of time we spend between our sheets, there are plenty of other reasons to splurge for luxury bedding:
- High-quality bed sheets last longer and don’t need to be replaced as often, so while they cost more upfront the cost per year can actually be lower than more inexpensive options.
- Inexpensive sheets can become rough and pill over time. Rather than getting softer with use, the fibers start to break down and can irritate the skin and impact sleep quality.
- Organic bedding made without the use of harmful chemicals is better for your skin and safer for the entire family.
- Most luxury bedding brands take their role as a global citizen seriously meaning they’re not only good for you, but good for the planet, too.
Choosing Luxury Bedding
When choosing new linens, thread count isn’t the only thing to consider. The length of the threads is actually much more important and has a bigger impact on the softness and durability of the sheets. A higher thread count could actually indicate shorter threads, resulting in pilling and scratchier material. The finest cotton is grown closer to the Nile river in Egypt, which yields a longer staple or thread.
At Angela Neel Interiors, we only carry extra-long staple 100% Egyptian cotton linens from brands like Matouk, Pine Cone Hill, and Peacock Alley.
We also recommend that you use special care when laundering fine linens by washing with a special linen wash or Dreft detergent.