How to choose the right bedding for a perfect night’s sleep

A restful night's sleep is vital for our overall wellbeing and productivity – and it makes for a more enjoyable staycation. While many factors contribute to a good night's rest, one often overlooked aspect is the bedding we choose. The right bedding can make a real difference to our sleep quality, comfort, and overall slumber experience. With so many options available, it can be overwhelming to find the perfect bedding for your needs.


In this guide, we’ll explore the key things to consider when selecting bedding for your holiday home or lodge and provide you with useful tips to help you make the right decision. From materials to thread count, we'll cover it all to make sure you find the ideal bedding for a restful and refreshing sleep.


Determine your needs and preferences:


  • Keep in mind your personal preferences such as fabric feel, warmth, and texture.
  • Consider any specific requirements you may have, such as hypoallergenic or moisture-wicking properties.
  • Assess the climate and temperature of your sleep environment to choose appropriate bedding materials.

Select the right material: 


  • Linen:
    • Breathability: Linen bedding offers excellent breathability, allowing for proper airflow and temperature regulation.
    • Moisture-wicking: Linen has natural moisture-wicking properties, keeping you dry and comfortable throughout the night.
    • Durability: Linen is known for its durability and can last for years, making it a worthy investment.


  • Cotton:
    • Breathability: Cotton bedding is highly breathable, promoting airflow and preventing overheating.
    • Softness and Comfort: Cotton is renowned for its soft and comfortable feel against the skin, providing a cosy sleep experience.
    • Easy Care: Cotton bedding is easy to care for, as it is machine washable and quick to dry.


  • Silk:
    • Luxurious Comfort: Silk bedding offers a sumptuously smooth and soft texture, providing a luxurious and indulgent sleep experience.
    • Temperature Regulation: Silk has excellent natural temperature-regulating properties, keeping you cool in hot weather and warm in cold weather.
    • Hypoallergenic: Silk is naturally hypoallergenic and gentle on the skin, making it ideal for individuals with allergies or sensitive skin.
    • Skin & Hair: Silk is soft and gentle and can promote silky, shiny hair and wrinkle-free skin. If you have a night-time skincare routine, silk is perfect because it won’t soak up your beauty products. 


  • Jersey:
    • Soft and Cosy: Jersey bedding is known for its soft and cosy texture, providing a comfortable and calm sleep environment.
    • Stretch and Flexibility: Jersey fabric has a natural stretch, ensuring a snug fit on your mattress and a wrinkle-free appearance.
    • Breathability: Jersey is breathable, allowing for good air circulation and helping to regulate body temperature.


Consider thread count:


  • Thread count refers to the number of threads per square inch in the fabric. A higher thread count generally indicates a smoother and softer fabric.
  • Choose a thread count between 200 and 400 for a balance between durability and comfort.
  • Keep in mind that the material itself also plays a significant role in the overall feel and quality of the bedding.

 Evaluate the mattress fit:


  • Ensure that the bedding you choose fits your mattress properly. Ill-fitting sheets or duvet covers can be uncomfortable and prone to slipping off.
  • Check the dimensions of your mattress and compare them with the sizing of the bedding before making a purchase.
  • Consider deep-pocketed sheets if you have a thicker mattress or use a mattress topper for added comfort.


Assess the seasonality:


  • Different seasons may require different types of bedding to optimise comfort.
  • Lightweight and breathable fabrics like linen and cotton are ideal for warmer months, while warmer materials like flannel or fleece can provide extra warmth during colder seasons.
  • Consider layering options or using duvet covers with varying thicknesses to adapt to changing temperatures.


Pay attention to care instructions:


  • Before purchasing bedding, review the care instructions to make sure you can look after them properly. If you’re pushed for time, you don’t want to have to think about washing instructions!
  • Some materials may require specific care, such as dry cleaning or gentle washing, while others are machine washable and easy to maintain.


Choosing the right bedding is essential for getting a perfect night's sleep. By considering your needs, preferences, and the characteristics of different materials, you can find the ideal bedding that promotes comfort, breathability, and durability. 


Whether it's the softness of cotton, the luxurious feel of silk, the breathability of linen, or the cosy texture of jersey, each material offers unique benefits. By investing in the right bedding, you can create a sleep sanctuary that promotes relaxation and comfort night after night. Sleep tight!


Our top picks



  1. Linen: Although you might not be waking up on a Greek Island, you can recreate the feeling with the White Company’s Santorini Linen Oxford collection. Its relaxed yet luxurious feel will keep you cool in summer and warm in winter.
  2. Silk: John Lewis’ Ultimate Collection, made of the highest quality Mulberry silk, can be bought in various colours, from Tuscan Clay to Charcoal to match your bedroom space.
  3. Cotton: The texture of the Pure Cotton Waffle Bedding Set by M&S can easily disguise creases and the set blends with every décor, traditional or contemporary.
  4. Jersey: Made from Turkish cotton, we love this knitted jersey bedding from Ecosophy, which comes in a variety of colours to suit your nap space.




  1. Wool: The Luxury New Zealand Wool Duvet from Soak and Sleep is coated in 100% cotton, machine washable and is hypoallergenic for anyone who suffers from allergies.
  2. Hollowfibre: If you’re looking for something for the short-term that’s budget friendly, have a look at Silentnight’s 10.5 Tog Duvet.
  3. Feather: The White Company’s Hungarian Goose Down Duvet (10.5 Tog) is made up of 90% white goose down and 10% small feathers. With buttonholes and cufflinks, it gives you the ability to build your own tog rating by joining two together during cold nights, making it ideal for year-round use.


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