Why our sheets are so important to us?
It is not just a bed, it is our safe space. In this limited amount of furniture real estate, we conjure dreams, appreciate each other and rest well after a hard day’s work. We pursue all these everyday musings and we wrap them in fine sheets, to protect them, to keep them warm, and, occasionally to make fortresses with them.
It is what dreams are made of, however, there are practical aspects to choosing the right attire for our bed, and the process of selection can quickly become overwhelming. Nonetheless, there are some key factors we should look into when looking to understand the importance of the fabric of our dreams. First and foremost, we should never underestimate the importance of touch. Bed sheets that are soft to the touch are the product of meticulous research and best-in-class yarns. Cotton is by far considered the best fabric for bed sheets, as it offers great versatility, unparalleled quality, and unmatched variety.
A lot of people are obsessed with thread count, with many claiming that the bigger the number, the better. However, this is no longer the golden rule. What makes a set of bed sheets unforgettable and imprints it in our memory is the ability to contribute to a great night’s sleep. Lower thread count doesn’t necessarily mean subpar quality; for those living in warmer climates, it equates to optimum comfort and breathability during resting times. While there is not a fixed number you should be looking at, a good starting point is to purchase bed sheets with a thread count of roughly 700 vertical and horizontal threads in one square inch of fabric. This number will ensure that your sleep is comfy and cozy.
When it comes to the weave, there are many methods and each one determines both the look and the feel of the bedsheets as well as their longevity. A long-lasting set of sheets will accompany you for years to come and will be inextricably woven to the memories you create.
With our proprietary weaving technique which combines the best of percale and sateen weaves, your bed sheets are guaranteed to resist the test of time and become the host of your loveliest dreams. In fact, we take pride in creating bed sheets that get better over time and turn softer to touch with each wash.
The image of a perfectly made bed covered in fresh sheets is an irresistible one. It might sound contrarian, but sheets do bear the magic power to transform the room where we sleep to the one where we want to live. We spend a third of our lives sleeping and resting on our bed; that’s roughly 25 years. At Elegant Strand, we create bed sheets that will last that long and will wrap you in your most comfortable sleep from the minute you rest your head until the moment you wake up in the morning.
Not only do quality sheets provide comfortable rest, but they aesthetically upgrade the sanctuary of the bedroom, where our thoughts, desires, and dreams unravel. Family sleep-ins during long weekends, kids growing up, couples starting their lives together, every aspect of the human experience has an irrefutable connection with the bed and all its fixings.
An appropriate bed attire can effectively alter the use of a room, the mood and the memories associated with it. Quality bed sheets translate into quality sleep, ease of living and good memories that we will last for years. Welcome to your bedroom.