Is Linen Bedding Right for You?
In order to answer that, let me ask you this…
Do you like Pina Coladas? And getting caught in the rain?
Okay, I’m joking…but not really. Read on and I’ll explain.
First, let me describe linen and more specifically, linen bedding. Linen as a material is lightweight, breezy, and casual. It has an open weave which allows air to pass through it easily. These qualities are why you often see linen worn at the beach. Additionally, linen will shrink significantly when dried in a dryer on high heat. And it does wrinkle, but depending on how you look at it, that may be part of its charm and texture. It also gets softer and softer with each washing.
Do you get hot when you sleep? My husband is like a furnace and it’s summertime in Texas… so yeah, I can say we do. Linen keeps you cool when you sleep because of its open weave allowing the fabric to breathe. Additionally, linen can hold 20 percent of its weight in moisture, so it will help you NOT wake up sweaty.
Sleeping cool and not getting too hot is wonderful, but my favorite part about linen bedding is the relaxed, carefree coastal vibes and texture you can only get from linen! The contrasting white edge stitching adds just the right amount of sophistication and detail to balance out all of its easy-going-ness.
So, if you’re the kind of person who likes Pina Coladas and getting caught in the rain, you might be the kind of person who loves the easy breezy beach vibe of linen bedding. You may be casual, laid-back, informal, and carefree…and therefore you will probably LOVE linen bedding! Linen bedding has all of those traits! If you’re going for a coastal, lived-in, cozy look, then linen bedding may be for you!
Conversely, If wabi sabi leaves you feeling wabi sabi, if distressed furniture makes you feel distressed, or if you prefer pristine to patina, then linen bedding might not be for you. If you are more formal, and love a crisp, pressed sheet look, you would probably prefer to stick with the high thread count bedding. Like I mentioned, linen’s natural texture may appear “wrinkled”. My mom walked in my room after I put on my linen bedding and told me I needed to iron it. I explained that it how it is supposed to look.
My linen bedding is from Schweitzer Linen and it has everything you want in a linen bedding. Firstly, it came with plenty of extra material to allow for the inevitable shrinkage that will occur from drying. And I love the finishing touch that the edge stitch provides. This makes it fun to mix and match the gray and white linens.