7 Benefits of 100% Cotton Bedding.

At furn. we understand the importance of getting a good night’s sleep and we know how difficult that can be during the hot summer months. Creating the perfect sleep environment starts with your choice of bed linen.

Cotton is one of the world's most widely used fabrics and that’s mainly because it has so many amazing benefits. It is especially perfect for the warmer months. But you might be thinking, cotton bedding is more expensive than polycotton, is it really worth it?

We’ve rounded up some of the reasons why you should consider cotton bedding this summer…

It’s breathable.

Bedding made from 100% cotton absorbs moisture and allows airflow, helping to regulate your body temperature while you sleep. 100% cotton bed linen promises to keep you cool in summer and warm in winter. These breathable qualities actually make it the perfect all year round bedding choice.

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It’s soft and comfortable.

Being comfortable while you sleep is essential. Surely you deserve bedding that is going to allow you to have your best sleep yet? Cotton bedding is undeniably some of the comfiest bedding around. If you’re looking for the most luxurious cotton bedding you can find, might we suggest you keep your eyes peeled for cotton sateen bed linen.

“Sateen” is a type of weave structure that has a soft silky feel. And in comparison to cotton sheets made from a plain or standard weave, sateen sheets are like heaven on your skin - pure luxury!

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It’s hard wearing. 

Cotton is the world’s most widely used fabric. This is because it’s soft and comfortable, whilst also being incredibly durable. Yes, cotton bed linen is slightly more expensive than your standard polycotton bed sheets. But we can guarantee that if you look after them, they will look after you and stand the test of time.

If you’re looking for particularly excellent quality sheets that are incredibly strong, we suggest keeping your eyes peeled for cotton percale bed linen. “Percale” is another type of weave structure that produces a matte finish; a smooth sheet that feels crisp and cool to the touch.

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It’s hypoallergenic. 

If you’re someone who suffers with allergies or sensitive skin, then listen up! Cotton should be your go to choice for bedding. Because of its breathable and absorbent qualities cotton bedding is naturally hypoallergenic. It can increase the quality of your sleep by reducing congestion, sneezing and itching.

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It’s natural.

Unlike many man-made fibres, cotton is a natural fibre that comes from a plant. 100% cotton textiles can be widely recycled and will also biodegrade a lot quicker than any non-natural materials. 

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It’s low maintenance.

Believe it or not, cotton bedding is actually easy to care for. As we’ve already said, if you look after your cotton bedding, it will look after you for years to come. When caring for your cotton bed linen, we always suggest checking the care label before throwing it in the washer.

As a rule, we suggest washing your cotton sheets at 40 degrees unless the care label says otherwise. Keeping the temperature of the wash at a maximum of 40 degrees is also better for the environment. 

Next up we suggest line drying your sheets as using the tumble dryer may damage the cotton threads, which could affect the lifespan of your bedding.

Photo Credit @nia_does_diy (Duvet cover set Brushstrokes, cushions Aquarelle, Barcelona)

It’s great for kids.

And finally, for all the reasons above, cotton bedding is especially great for kids. So if you want peace of mind that your little one is sleeping soundly at night, cotton bedding really is the perfect choice.

Photo credit @maric_living (Duvet cover set Linen House Kids Space Race)