Comfort and coziness: how to choose bed linen


A comfortable and restful sleep can give us a good mood and a boost of energy during the working day, and for a child, sleep is a guarantee of health. However, sometimes silence and twilight is not enough to get enough sleep. Today we will choose bedding with which you and your child will sleep without hind legs.

What’s important?

When choosing bed linen, you need to pay attention to several parameters:

  • Linear density of the fabric
  • Bed linen sizes
  • Sleeping fabric

Let’s consider each of these points in detail.

Linear density of the fabric

One of the most important criteria when choosing a bedding set is the linear density of the fabric. We want to note right away that the higher it is, the better the linen will be. Textile density classification is formed taking into account the number of threads per 1 cm²:

  • low: 20-35 threads — cambric;
  • medium-low: 36-50 threads — all types of coarse calico;
  • medium: 51-64 threads — cotton, standard linen;
  • medium-high: 65-94 threads — ranforce, Turkish silk, linen analogues;
  • high: 95-200 threads — satin, poplin;
  • very high: 200-280 threads — jacquard, satin gloss, percale, Japanese silk.

Bed linen sizes

Before buying a sleeping set, it is important to accurately calculate the dimensions that will fit your bed or your child’s bed. It is worth considering that the sizes of linen from a domestic manufacturer differ from the sizes of European ones. Therefore, in order not to be mistaken, remember the size standards for sleeping sets.

  • One and a half bed linen: one or two pillowcases measuring 50×70, 60×60 or 70×70 cm; a sheet measuring 150×215, 160×220 or 160×210 cm; duvet cover size 145×210, 150×210, 160×220 or 150×215 cm.
  • Double bed linen: two or four pillowcases measuring 50×70, 60×60 or 70×70 cm; a sheet measuring 175×210, 175×215, 180×210, 180×215, 210×230, 215×240, 220×215 or 220×240 cm; duvet cover size 175×210, 175×215, 180×210 or 180×215 cm.
  • Euro bed linen: two or four pillowcases measuring 50×70 or 70×70 cm; a sheet measuring 215×240, 220×270, 220×250, 230×250, 240×260 or 240×280 cm; duvet cover size 200×220, 200×230 (euro-standard), 220×240 or 225×245 (euro-maxi).
  • Family bedding: two or four pillowcases measuring 50×70 or 70×70 cm; sheet 240×260 or 240×280 cm; two duvet covers measuring 145×210, 150×210, 150×215, 150×220 or 160×220 cm.
  • Baby bed linen: one or two pillowcases measuring 50×70 or 70×70 cm; a sheet measuring 150×215, 160×220 or 160×210 cm; duvet cover size 143×215, 150×210, 153×215 or 160×220 cm.

Sleeping fabric

When choosing bed linen, consider two important factors — how well the fabric wicks moisture and air, and how durable it is.

The first factor — breathability — will allow you not to sweat when it’s hot and not to freeze when it’s cold. The underwear will maintain a comfortable temperature for your body.

The second factor — the strength of linen — is no less important, because it depends on how long the product will last you. Remember that the more the bed linen weighs, the stronger it is.


Percale is a very durable cotton fabric with a plain weave. Differs in high practicality. By the way, this is one of the most wear-resistant fabrics. Percale does not shed when washed, it washes well and does not require ironing. In addition, percale bed linen does not cause allergies and is completely safe for health.

Coarse calico

Coarse calico to the touch is slightly harder than chintz and satin, the composition is 100% cotton. Today it is the most popular material among consumers, as calico bed linen lasts a long time. This fabric has high breathability. It also launders well and doesn’t wear out.


Satin is made from twisted double-woven cotton thread. Bed linen made of satin can withstand up to 300 washes, practically does not wrinkle during use. After washing, it retains its shape perfectly. It also meets all hygiene requirements.


Poplin is a thin and light cotton fabric. Poplin is very pleasant to the touch, it is comfortable to sleep on bed linen made of this material both in winter and in summer, as it has the ability to absorb moisture. Poplin is non-allergenic, breathable and almost wrinkle-free.

And finally, 5 important tips to remember when buying bedding.

  1. When choosing a sleeping set, give preference to fabrics with a density of at least 60 threads per 1 cm.2.
  2. A high-quality set will always be made of one canvas and will not have seams in the middle.
  3. Pay attention to the information on the packaging: about the manufacturer, dimensions and tips for caring for the product.
  4. Bed linen doesn’t have to be cheap.
  5. Choose sheets with elastic bands. So they will not go astray during sleep.

And if you have already decided on bedding, then do not forget to read our article on how to choose a pillow for a child.


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