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Top 7 Luxury Bed Linen Materials For A Hotel-Like Experience

Bedding sets come in different qualities and prices, and luxury bed linen reigns supreme in both aspects. Such a high-end item is worth the premium cost, especially if you’re someone who pays extra attention to the fabrics’ look and feel.

Opting for top luxury bed linen is a great investment you can make for yourself. Not only do they upgrade your bedroom, but they also aid in better sleep - which then leads to improved health. 

Woman and her dog sleeping on Weavve’s Signature TENCEL™ Classic Set in Cloud White
Featuring Weavve’s Signature TENCEL™ Classic Set in Cloud White

Unlike ordinary bedding, luxury ones are typically made with high-quality materials like Egyptian cotton, silk, TENCEL™, etc. that make you feel like sleeping on a cloud. They are designed to last, soothe the skin, wick away moisture, and offer comfort like no other. The only problem you might have is keeping yourself from snuggling in bed all day. 

Get to know some of the luxury bedding materials and bring that five-star hotel experience to your room!

7 Materials That Make The Best Luxury Bed Linen

Knowing the properties of each material will help you find the best bed linen tailored to your needs and preferences. Here are the common materials making those dreamy fabrics a reality, making every night feel like a hotel experience.  

Egyptian Cotton

Cotton plant
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A top contender when it comes to the best bed linen in Singapore, Egyptian cotton bed linen has long been hailed superior among cotton types. They are expertly crafted with extra long staples and prized for optimum durability, comfort, and softness. 

While there’s some truth to these, it's a bit of a stretch to crown Egyptian cotton as the king of luxury bed linen material to ever exist. Excessive marketing and false advertising could be fueling this long-standing claim. 

Some brands may take advantage of this perceived prestige to significantly bump up the price - even though the promised quality is not fulfilled. Unfortunately, others may go as far as mislabeling lower-quality cotton blends as “100% Egyptian Cotton” or “100% Long-Staple Egyptian cotton bed linen”. 

Supima® Cotton

supima cotton bundle
Image from Supima® 

Supima® cotton bed linen materials are one of the top picks in terms of durability and smoothness. The trademark stands for superior Pima (a generic term for extra-long staple, durable cotton). 

Just like Egyptian cotton, pima cotton bed linen fabrics are popular for their quality and ability to resist pilling. What sets Supima® cotton bed linen apart is that it is exclusively USA-grown and undergoes quality standard testing and verification

TENCEL™

Woman sleeping on Weavve’s Signature TENCEL™ Lyocell Sheets in Sky Blue
Featuring Weavve’s Signature TENCEL™ Lyocell Sets in Sky Blue

These luxurious silky fabrics sourced from sustainable Lyocell fibers especially attract eco-conscious buyers. Often compared with the plant-based fiber bamboo, TENCEL™ is derived from eucalyptus wood collected from natural forests and fast-growing trees. The “closed loop process” used guarantees no chemical leaks and retains the product’s purity. 

The sheeny finish and soft, cooling material make TENCEL™ bed linen a top-of-mind choice for hot sleepers. It’s easy to beat Singapore’s humid weather when you have luxury bedding with impressive temperature-regulating properties

Silk

 Weavve's Home Silk Pillow
Featuring Weavve’s Silk Pillows

Silk combines style, comfort, and function. Genuine mulberry silk bed linen fabrics are less absorbent than cotton. This is why anyone with sensitive skin will absolutely love their smooth and gentle feel. 

These sophisticated, delicate silk materials with lustrous sheen are a great way to amp up the look of your bedroom! The lightweight material also helps keep the night sweats away. However, silk bed linen fabrics may not be the best choice in terms of sustainability because of the way they are produced. They are also more expensive than others. 

Linen

Crumpled brown linen
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Bed linen made of linen fabric features airy and ultra-soft materials. Others may frown upon their tendency to wrinkle easily, but they could be perfect if you’re aiming for a breezy, luxuriously lax bedroom atmosphere. The signature texture of linen bedding helps achieve that stylishly rumpled look. 

Microfiber

Microfiber fabric
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If you’re a cold sleeper, you better pay attention because microfiber bed linen might be your next favorite thing. These finely woven synthetic fabrics made of polyester or nylon are good at trapping heat and keeping you warm. 

They have that smooth, soft sateen feel and are acclaimed for being easy to wash. Plus, you don’t have to break the bank as they are affordable alternatives to linen or cotton luxury bed linen!

Flannel

Flannel fabric
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Flannel calls for a cozy night’s sleep. If you prefer heavier yet softer materials, then these make the perfect cut. Made with short-staple cotton or wool, these thick fabrics will especially be beneficial during cold seasons. 

Comparing The Different Luxury Bedding Fabrics

Material

Made from 

Pros

Cons

Ideal for 

Egyptian cotton

Handpicked Egyptian cotton

  • Extra long staple
  • Luxuriously soft and smooth
  • Durable
  • Expensive
  • Wrinkle-prone

Hot sleepers

Supima®

American-grown cotton

  • Extra long staple
  • Strong fibers
  • Well-regulated in terms of quality assessment
  • A bit more expensive than other cotton variants

Hot sleepers

TENCEL™

Eucalyptus wood

  • Breathable
  • Eco-friendly
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Soft and strong
  • Anti-bacterial 
  • Expensive
  • Special care required 
  • Hot sleepers
  • Eco-savvy consumers

Silk

Silkworm cocoons

  • Cooling
  • Moisture-repellent
  • Lightweight
  • Frizz-free
  • Gentle on the skin
  • Expensive
  • Delicate
  • Hot sleepers
  • People with sensitive skin

Linen

Flax plant

  • Absorbent
  • Durable
  • Less maintenance needed
  • Gets softer over time
  • Rough texture might not appeal to some
  • Prone to pilling

Hot sleepers

Microfiber

Wood pulp, polyester, or nylon polymers

  • Inexpensive 
  • Shrink-resistant
  • Stain-resistant
  • Dust mite repellent
  • Hampered breathability

Cold sleepers

Flannel

Short-staple cotton or wool

  • Cozy
  • Easy to iron
  • Affordable
  • Might be too warm 
  • Prone to wrinkling

Cold sleepers

What Makes Bed Linen Luxurious

Beyond simply looking for “luxury bed linen” labels, let’s first understand the qualities of authentic and best bedding in Singapore. 

You’ll be surprised at how a mere change in thread count or weave pattern can make all the difference. When shopping for bed linen in Singapore, pay attention to these factors that add luxe to the materials! 

High Thread Count

Bed linen thread count determines the number of threads woven into one square inch of fabric. Most people would look for a high thread count in bed linen, ideally around 300-600 for cotton. The optimal range varies according to the fiber type. 

You might occasionally come across thread counts of 1,000 and above. However, they don’t necessarily guarantee better quality. These unreasonable numbers are likely marketing-driven.

Four thread spools
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Some manufacturers might use multi-ply yarns, which are made of thinner threads and can hamper the fabric’s breathability, just to inflate the thread count. As a rule of thumb, select luxury linen with a high thread count using single-ply yarns. 

Meticulous Weave Patterns

The weaving method, which refers to the vertical and horizontal arrangement of threads, greatly affects the breathability, finish, and feel of the material. Most luxury bed linen fabrics found in hotels typically have a sateen or percale weave

Sateen has a signature satin-like weave and boasts an elegant sheen perfect for fine bedding. It has wrinkle-resistant properties and a silky smooth texture. Percale, on the other hand, is known for its crisp feel, matte finish, and breathable weave. 

Long Staple To Extra Long Staple Fibers

If you’re looking for good quality bed linen in Singapore, you won’t go wrong with long staple and extra-long staple lengths. As compared to short-staple cotton which is prone to bobbling, longer staple fibers such as Egyptian cotton and Pima cotton bed linen materials have stronger and softer threads.

Elegant Design 

Many luxury brands elicit a minimalist aesthetic appeal characterized by neutral tones that sprinkle sophistication into any interior. But some brands might also go for prints like stripes, polka dots, embroidery, etc. The splash of elegance coupled with the lasting color and feel gives all the more reason to love the luxe. 

Breathable and Durable Fabric

Weavve’s Signature TENCEL™ Lyocell Sheets in Blush Pink
Featuring Weavve’s Signature TENCEL™ Lyocell Sets in Blush Pink

One of the key characteristics of luxury fabrics is the ability to keep sleepers cool and comfortable no matter the weather. The previously mentioned aspects work together to contribute to this. A simple touch on the fabric can also help you determine whether or not the material is likely to restrict airflow. 

Moreover, authentic luxury bed linen can stand the test of time. The upfront cost may be relatively higher but considering you can enjoy them for the years to come, they’re undoubtedly a great buy. 

Premium Materials

As discussed in the previous section, there are many options when it comes to luxury bedding materials. Common favorites include 100% cotton and TENCEL™

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Weavve’s Cotton Bed Linen

Lady sleeping on Weavve’s Cotton Deluxe Set in Sandshell
Featuring Weavve’s Cotton Deluxe Set in Sandshell

Ethically woven from pure extra-long staple cotton fibers, our cotton sateen sets are anything but basic. You might want to snuggle up in bed all day with our breathable fabrics with an honest 600 thread count using single-ply yarns patterned into a sateen weave.

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Weavve’s TENCEL™ Lyocell Bed Linen

Weavve’s Signature TENCEL™ Lyocell Sheets in Fern Green
Featuring Weavve’s Signature TENCEL™ Lyocell Sets in Fern Green

Make your bedroom a sanctuary with eco-friendly Lyocell fibers (100% Lenzing TENCEL™) spun into the finest 80s yarn count threads! You’ll have a whole new definition of heavenly sleep once you tuck yourself into our luxuriously soft and silky smooth TENCEL™ .

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