Bed Linen Buying Guide
At IKEA we offer a wide selection of high quality bed linen to suit all decors, taste and all these at affordable prices. There are several things to consider when choosing which bed linen is right for you. Of course making sure your new bedding matches your existing decor is one thing. Since we can’t see inside your bedroom to help with this, we’ve simplified four extra factors to consider namely; material, thread count, size and care.

Choose from the options below to find out more information.
Material

100% Cotton
Cotton as a fabric is designed to minimize or reduce the possibility of an allergic reaction ideal for individuals with sensitive skin or prone to skin irritations. Most of our finest bed linens are made from 100% cotton.

Cotton’s a highly absorbent and also breathable fabric, meaning it’s able to transfer moisture away from the body quicker than synthetic fabrics giving that crispy and cool feeling against your skin. With it being a breathable material, this allows for air to circulate through the gaps between the stitches enabling natural body heat to regulate your temperature in bed.

Comfort is another one of cotton’s characteristics because of its softness. Cotton gives less shrinkage and fewer wrinkles in comparison to man-made fibers such as polyester which also requires high maintenance.

100% Linen
Linen is characteristically cool not just to look at but also against the skin. When the weather gets warm or if you’re the type that gets too hot in bed, you might want to trade your bed linen to one made of 100% linen as it allows air to circulate around the body keeping you cool. The natural fabric allows the body to breathe by absorbing perspiration. As its made from natural fibres, its ideal for individuals with sensitive skin or if you’re prone to heat rash.

Pure linen will crease however this has become one of its expected great characteristic which we’ve all come to love. This adds to its uniqueness and elegance. Take a look at our LINBLOMMA quilt cover and start your linen collection today.

Poly Cotton
Natural cotton meets synthetic polyester. This is the result of combining both polyester and cotton. With this, you get versatility as its likely to keep the coolness and fluffiness of the cotton fibre. The blend of these two fibres means you get less shrinkage when compared to fabric that’s made of 100% cotton. The SLUMRA fitted sheet is an example of a poly cotton product.

Lyocell
Its exceptionally smooth surface makes it static free and ideal for sensitive skin. Lyocell is able to absorb up to 50% more water than cotton. Some of our bed linens are made of both cotton and lyocell. These two fibres combined together gives the linen high durability as lyocell also provides a high tensile strength making the fabric last longer even when used frequently.

Lyocell most importantly is biodegradable a good choice not only for you but also the environment. Browse our range of bed linen online, once you’ve found the one for you, see under product information for material information.
Thread Count

Thread count indicates the number of threads per square inch of fabric. The higher the thread count the more densely woven the fabric. You can tell the quality of a bed linen using this. Good quality sheets have high thread count. Our STOCKHOLM quilt cover has 250 thread count. Browse through our range online and see the thread count of your preferred bed linen under product information.
Bed Linen Sizes
Sizes Duvet Covers Duvet Fitted Sheets Flat Sheets Mattress
Single 150cm x 200cm 150cm x 200cm 90cm x 200cm 150cm x 260cm 90cm x 200cm
Double 200cm x 200cm 200cm x 200cm 140cm x 200cm 240cm x 260cm 140cm x 200cm
King size 220cm x 240cm 240cm x 220cm 160cm x 200cm 240cm x 260cm 160cm x 200cm

All our single duvet covers come with 2 pillow cases, double and kingsize duvet covers come with 4 pillow cases.
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Caring for your Bed Linen

To keep your bed linen fresh and looking its best, it’s advisable to wash it once a week avoiding the use of bleaching agents or enzymes as this can cause discolouration and damage the fabric over time. For a good consistent rotation, it's ideal to have 3 sets of bed textile per bed, one in storage, one in laundry and the other on the bed.

Natural fabrics tend to crease more at first wash and soften over time making it less wrinkly. Avoid over drying as this can harden fabric creating more creases.

Always follow manufacturer’s washing instructions and guidelines attached to bed linen for best care for each fabric.