Interiors: Thread carefully with bed linen

There's more to bedsheet quality than simply counting the number of threads in the fabric, writes Margaret O'Brien.

20th July, 2014
Radiance is one of two new additions to Bedeck's White Collection for autumn/winter. Double duvet cover £60 and pillowcase £12 (bedeckhome.com).

Nothing beats the feeling of slipping into a bed with crisp, fresh linen. During the boom years, among our many new-found obsessions was thread count. But is the key to good quality sheets all about numbers, or is it just a gimmick to make shoppers spend more?

Most consumers believe that the higher the thread count, the better the quality, but this doesn't give the whole picture. Firstly, thread count relates directly to the number...

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