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Bedsheets

Your bed should be your haven


Climbing in bed after a long day is one of the most relaxing feelings in the world. Enrich this experience with our fitted bed sheets that feel so good against your skin! Spilled tea on your bed? No problem! They’re as easy to remove as they are to spread on a mattress.

Bed sheets are more necessary than you think. Your sheets are in direct contact with your skin all night, every night. And we spend roughly one third of our life in bed, on top of a bed sheet. This means that our bedsheets need to be both soft and pleasant against our skin, as well as easy to take care of. 

Comfortable bed sheets help you keep your body temperature even by taking care of, and transporting, moisture away from your body. But good bedsheets have even more advantages; they stay wrinkle free, are easy to wash and dry, and can also help you sleep with a clean conscience by being made of environmentally friendly materials.

Bedsheets cover your mattress and are sometimes even used to cover yourself. They protect your bed from oil, dirt or other particles while keeping our skin soft against the rugged mattress. It is the layer between the mattress and a person. But, based on the season and the comfort level of the person, a bedsheet is topped with blankets or duvets. You must measure your bed size before you buy your sheets. Although your bed might be the classic queen, king or single-sized bed, there might be variations with brands. It is important you know the size of your mattress, and buy the right sheets that fit it.

Fitted sheets

A fitted bed sheet is a sheet with an elastic edge that you wrap around your mattress to stretch the sheet and keep it in place. Fitted sheets have some natural advantages such as that the stretch keeps it less wrinkled than a regular sheet. And it also stays in place even if the people sleeping on it tend to toss and turn. A fitted sheet has very sharp and neat corners which are harder to achieve with a normal bed sheet. 

If you are a person who likes things in place, hates running around the corners of your bed to make sure your bed sheet is tucked in and hates the ugly wrinkles, you’ve won yourself a friend. The fitted sheet stays in place and fits your bed perfectly because of the elastic attached to the corners. Just ensure the corners are intact and you don’t pull with pressure from the other end.

You can check out our DVALA collection for light-coloured fitted sheets that could add a soft touch to your room or the ULLVIDE collection to find dark-tone coloured fitted sheets to match your theme. If you aren’t a fan of simple plain colours, we have designed fitted sheets from the JATTEVALLMO collection in both light and dark colours. 

Satin bed sheets – or other materials?

Different materials feel and behave in different ways. Satin woven cotton/lyocell for instance is very soft and pleasant against your skin as well as has a distinct luster. Whilst a mix of for instance cotton and polyester is good at resisting wrinkling, easy to take care of and wash without shrinking.  Silk bed sheets keep you cool when it is hot and it gives you warmth when it is cold. They keep your body comfortable during the summers, the winters and every season in between. 

If you like to have a clean conscience, we offer a wide range of sheets in sustainable materials that are better for the environment. These are a good choice for peace of mind.

The choice of material is an individual choice based on what kind of comfort you prefer, and what you value. All materials we use breathe well and help you maintain an even body temperature by taking care of moisture. All of them also feel soft against your skin, but in different ways. In our wide selection you can always find a bedsheet that fits your taste. And don’t forget to buy bed linen that also keeps you comfortable at night, and can even match your sheets.  All our collections have single bed sheet and double bed sheet sizes

Thread counts and fabric softness

The quality of bedsheets is often judged by the thread count. The thread count of a woven fabric is the number of vertical and horizontal threads per square inch. Sheets with a higher thread count will be softer to the touch and last longer. A higher thread count sheet gets softer with washes and will wear better. So, when buying bed sheets select the sheet that has a higher thread count.  

Choosing colours and patterns

A white bedsheet is a classic that matches different rooms and bedding. However, to add more interest to the look of your bed, you can also opt for a coloured or printed sheet. Sheets and prints can be chosen to match the main colour of the room or to coordinate with the colour of the quilts and blankets. Pick a pattern that appeals to you and makes your bed look welcoming and inviting. 

If you enjoy having a theme or decorating the house with every season, you can choose from our patterned bed sheet collections. Add some context to your kid’s room with cute bedsheets. If you love plants and nature, you might enjoy our floral-designed flat sheets with pillowcases from the STRANDKRYPA  or ALVINE KVIST collection. The KNOLSYSKA  collection has an abstract design with dark backgrounds to enhance the chromatic look of your room. 

Cotton sheets are the traditional favourite

Bed sheets are available in different fibres that each have their own special characteristics. Cotton is every Indian mom’s go-to choice. It is useful through all weather and can last for a longer duration. Cotton is the most commonly used material in bedsheets. Cotton sheets are comfortable and are soft from the very first use. Cotton keeps you cool in warmer weather and warm in cold weather. A blend of lyocell and cotton adds to the coolness and breathability of the sheets. Lyocell is also more sustainable and wicks away moisture better than cotton. 

Linen is hypoallergenic and antistatic

Linen is a fibre that makes thicker thread than cotton. Linen sheets are rougher and stiffer at the outset but after several washes become very soft and comfortable. Linen is more durable than cotton and linen sheets last longer. Some people also classify linen as a hypoallergenic fibre which makes linen bed sheets very useful for those who suffer from allergies. They are also very breathable and stay cool and dry. The antistatic nature of linen makes it ideal to avoid irritating the skin. Linen is also a very environmentally friendly fibre.

Cotton and polyester blends have the best of both worlds

Cotton sheets tend to wrinkle easily. A cotton-polyester blended sheet has the comfort of cotton with the wrinkle resistance of polyester. They are much easier to care for and maintain than a purely cotton bed sheet. 

Taking care of bed sheets

A bedsheet should last an average of two to three years with normal wear and tear. Visible signs of wear are your cue to replace a bedsheet. Linen is a longer-lasting fiber than cotton. You can make your sheets last long by following the manufacturer’s instructions on washing and drying. Overdrying your bedsheets can compromise the bedsheet fabric as well as the elastic used in a fitted sheet.  The threads in your sheet can easily break if you wash your sheets in hot water and dry them under direct sunlight. Using certain fabric softeners can make your sheets soft but is harmful to them. Washing the sheets in hot water can remove the allergens but put them to dry in a cooler place. Ironing the sheets after drying can clear wrinkles and help stack your sheets neatly for later use. Not washing your sheets regularly or not changing them frequently can expose you to fungi, bacteria or other skin diseases or allergies. You can also take better care of your bed sheets by not eating or drinking in bed, avoiding applying lotions before getting into bed, taking off your makeup before bed and taking a shower before bed. 

The weave of the sheet

The method of weaving used to make the bed sheet also plays a role in adding comfort and quality. Percale weaving gives a classic matte look to the sheets and keeps the body cool and fresh in case it gets overheated. Sateen weaving, on the other hand, gives a satin smooth finish to your sheets. They are heavier but softer in texture. While these are the most common and popular forms of weaving, there are other forms like Jersey weave, Microfiber weave, flannel weave, and damask weave. 

Sustainability and environment-friendliness

Sustainable cotton is grown with care to have a minimal impact on the environment. The process of chlorine bleaching during the manufacture of sheets is also harmful to the environment. So, it is more environmentally friendly to buy bed sheets that are made from sustainably grown cotton and that are not chlorine bleached.

Bedsheets serve as covers for the bed and sometimes during the summers. They keep the mosquitoes from biting at night and give you enough warmth under the fan. The different range of IKEA bed sheets keeps your bed wrinkle-free and ensures quality all the way.