What Are the Best Sheets to Buy? Some Considerations

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Four things to look for in sheets: cotton, percale, thread count, measure

Welcome to Peacock Alley's guide to selecting the best sheets! As connoisseurs of luxury and quality, we understand that finding the right sheets is not just about aesthetics—it's about crafting an experience that enhances your sleep and well-being. In this guide, we delve into the four key considerations that are crucial when shopping for sheets: the quality of the cotton, the intricacies of the weave, the truth behind thread count, and the importance of size and fit. Our expertise, honed through years of sourcing the finest materials and crafting luxury bedding, is dedicated to helping you make an informed choice on what the best sheets to buy are for your needs. Whether you're looking for the crisp coolness of percale for warm summer nights or the lush softness of sateen for the chill of winter, we're here to guide you through each step of selecting sheets that promise comfort, quality, and a touch of luxury in your everyday life.

Make the most out of your time in bed. The right sheets can freshen up the look of your bedroom and help you sleep better.

things to look for in your sheets, cotton, weave, thread count and fit

What to Look For:

  1. Cotton Quality
    • Cotton quality is incredibly important when choosing sheets for your bed. Consciously sourced and compassionately crafted, we search the globe for the finest cotton. Our products are imported from the best mills in Italy, Portugal and beyond. Choosing quality production over mass production; less than 3% of the world's cotton is up to our standards.
  2. Weave
    • Percale (think hot summer nights) is a closely woven plain weave resulting in a wonderful, crisp feeling sheet.
    • Sateen (perfect for cold winter nights) is woven with more yarn on the surface and has a more lustrous hand for a buttery soft feel.
    • Flannel is a brushed cotton with a napped finish and a cozy, fuzzy feel.
    • There is also silk, satin and linen weaves.
  3. Thread count
    • Contrary to popular belief, high thread count isn't everything. Thread count is determined by the number of threads lengthwise (called the warp) and widthwise (called the weft) in a 1-inch square of fabric. Our sheets range from 200 - 600 tread count. We recommend looking deeper into the details when the thread count is higher than 600. Learn more by visiting our Thread Count Guide.
  4. Size and Fit
    • Sheets come in twin, extra-long twin, full, queen, king and California king sizes. With new construction methods, i.e. pillowtops, Eurotops, etc., mattresses are getting deeper. Measure your mattress depth and check package labels. It is important that a sheet provides a smooth surface, a nice, neat appearance.
    • Our fitted sheets are sewn with a 17" gusset and fit up to a 21" mattress.

So, what are the best sheets to buy? Carefully weigh all the considerations. Choosing the right sheets is an essential part of creating your perfect sleep sanctuary. We believe in the power of quality, comfort, and craftsmanship to transform your sleep experience. It means luxury. You're not just selecting sheets; you're investing in nights of restful, rejuvenating sleep. We take pride in offering you products that meet the highest standards of luxury and sustainability, ensuring that every choice you make is one that brings lasting comfort and satisfaction. Remember, the right sheets can make all the difference. Sleep well, and wake up to better mornings with Peacock Alley.

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