Habitat has created ranges both plain and patterned, so that there’s plenty to choose from. Of the plain there are different fabrics, different colours and different finishes, and with the patterned there is the bold and the detailed. So, rest easy, and relax into the process of choosing, because with this Habitat bedding
buying guide we have covered everything you need to know about the sheets, pillowcases and duvet covers that will be your new bedfellows.
What are the different fabrics?
Bedding has the ability to look and feel very different depending on its make-up and weave. All of Habitat’s bedding is made from 100% cotton, cotton mixes or 100% linen.
The fabric you go for depends on your personal preference, and on what gives you the best and most comfortable night’s sleep. Comfort, feel against your skin, breathability and durability are all considerations when choosing your bedding.
Plain bedding has the benefit of being restful on the eye. Bedding with less decoration also has the benefit of being able to be dressed up and accessorised with bedspreads, quilts or throws and cushions, which can be changed or updated as often as you like.
All our printed bed linens are designed in house. Printed on 100% cotton, they introduce bold pattern to the bedroom space.
A process where pumice or volcanic rock are used in the washing process, the design has a more ‘warn’ and ‘lived in’ look and feel and results in a super soft, relaxed look.
This fabric is woven with warp yarns that are floated over weft yarns for a smooth and luxurious feel.
Percale is known for its smart, crisp, plain look and refers to fabric woven with more than 180 threads per square inch. Our Percale range is made from 100% Egyptian cotton.
Egyptian cotton has a longer fibre length, meaning it produces a finer yarn and therefore a superior fabric. It has added softness and a feeling of luxury. Over time and with use, it becomes softer.
Linen is made from the flax plant and is long-lasting. Not only does it have a luxury feeling, it enhances breathability and regulates your body temperature while you sleep meaning it will keep you cool in the summer and warmer in the winter. Over time and with use, it naturally becomes softer. Linen is also naturally hypoallergenic.
This refers to fabric woven on a jacquard loom to create detailed, complex designs using many colours. Some can have a raised texture from having two layers of fabric woven together. Backed with at least a 200 thread count cotton Percale, all of Habitat’s dense, luxurious jacquard ranges make a true investment piece.
A soft brush cotton with a tighter weave that makes it ideal for cool nights. Its brushed, soft face helps to trap heat; yet as a cotton material, it’s also breathable.
What techniques should I look out for?
What is thread count?
Thread count refers to the number of threads per inch of fabric. The general wisdom is that a higher thread count achieves a higher quality fabric.
At Habitat, our bed linens have a variety of thread counts depending on the look, feel and price of the fabric we’ve created. We think which one you choose is down to personal preference–the feel of each individual range and how it suits each individual customer. Where thread count is particularly high we have included it in the details and description online.
What colour bedding should I go for?
This is entirely up to you. It depends on the colour palette of your bedroom and whether you’re wanting your bedding to create a splash of colour, or for it to tone in with the rest of your room.
Plain bedding has the benefit of being brilliant for layering, so that different tones can be put together. It can be calming too.
Patterned bedding can add interest and fun and be a real focal point. This can tie in with other bedroom accessories you might have in the same or complimentary tones.
What are the different sizes?
All of our sheets and bedding sets adhere to the UK standard.
Make sure you check individual products for sizing details.
|Mattress size UK||90 x 190cm||135 x 200cm||150 x 200cm||180 x 200cm|
|Duvet cover UK||135 x 200cm||200 x 200cm||230 x 220cm||260 x 220cm|
|Fitted sheet||90 x 200cm||140 x 200cm||160 x 200cm||180 x 200cm|
|Flat sheet||180 x 270cm||240 x 270cm||275 x 275cm||305 x 275cm|
How to look after bedding
All our bedding is machine washable and although fine to be tumble-dried, we recommend this should be done on a low heat.For specific care instructions on our ranges, please see the individual product's label.