A Review of Whites Of London Luxury Bedlinen

A Review of Whites Of London Luxury Bedlinen

I am a fussy sleeper. Regular readers will notice a re occurring theme here, from my luxurious Leesa mattress to my penchant for taking my own pillow on holiday, it very obvious that sleep is precious to me and I like to have the right tools for the job. It’s not rocket science, if  you’re not comfortable, you won’t sleep as well, so next on my perfect sleep kit is to invest in some quality sheets.

Champagne taste and lemonade purse

My mum very often describes me as having.  I conquer though, as there’s always room for a touch of luxury in your life whether its shoes, handbags or bedding. A girls gotta have what a girls gotta have. So back to that fussy sleeper, otherwise known as ‘me’. You can keep you polyester and terry towelling, if you want soft,  cool and breathable sheets, then Egyptian cotton from Whites of London is the place to look.

Choosing Eygiptian cotton for your ultimate sleep tool kit and ensure a restful sleep

A satin trim

Why Choose Egyptian Cotton?

This simple and understated 100% Egyptian cotton, 400 thread count percale bed linen is beautifully soft to the touch with a sateen finish. Percale cotton is best suited to warm sleepers or the summer months as it keeps you cooler than other bed linen. I think there’s nothing worse, than waking up feeling hot and bothered.

The difference in Egyptian cotton sheets compared to others you can buy is all in the plant. The long staple cotton produces longer, more durable, and softer fibers than other cotton varieties and besides the quality of the cotton fibers used to manufacture fine Egyptian cotton you should also look at thread count.

This is used to assess the number of threads woven into a square inch of fabric a high thread count has come to be synonymous with cotton quality and ultimately what you sleep better on is down to personal preference. I adore this set as it’s soft and silky to the touch as well as lightweight.

It also suits my eldest child who hates too much sensory input; socks seams, scratchy bed sheets and clothing labels are a big no-no for him so to insure a good nights sleep, I have to make sure he has light and soft to the touch bedding.

Choosing a bed linen style

I am in the midst of a bedroom makeover and while I procrastinate over wall papers and headboards, the  simple styling of the smart single line embroidered hem on this set means I’m not restricting our theme. When you’re investing in quality bed linen I’d always advise a timeless style.

Choosing Eygiptian cotton for your ultimate sleep tool kit and ensure a restful sleep

Envelope fastening

Envelope fastening

Now here’s where I let you in on a little secret; I can’t put duvet covers on. That is the sole responsibility of my husband and probably the core of what keeps us together, we both know that should we ever part ways I would be destined to sleep on a duvet-less bed.

We have a superking bed which requires a degree of strength and dexterity to get a cover in place. On the very rare occasions when I’ve had to do it, like the time he cut off a couple of fingers, its taken a round or swearing, sweating and tears and followed by a little nap. (rewards for my efforts.)

Envelope closures take the time and stress away from an otherwise stressful situation. It also means that there’s no buttons to deal with, so gets my tick for a little timesaving. The fold in this set is quite large so I tuck it under the mattress to keep the duvet in place.

Choosing Eygiptian cotton for your ultimate sleep tool kit and ensure a restful sleep
I particularly like the fit of the fitted sheet in the Whites of London bedding.  Being on the slightly larger side there’s no wrestling it over the corners and allows for a mattress topper with no rolling back through the night.

Anyway, all this talk of bed sheets and sleep is making me tired, I’ve shared my latest bedtime love with you. So unless you’ve clicked away to go take a peek yourself, thanks for staying till the end and sweet dreams!


Disclaimer 

I was sent a set of bedlinen for the purpose of this review. 

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19 Comments

  1. 29th March 2016 / 10:06 am

    You absolutely cannot beat soft cotton bedding. I love a little bit of luxury on my bed too! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

  2. 29th March 2016 / 1:40 pm

    Oh wow! That looks stunning. So fancy….

  3. 29th March 2016 / 2:28 pm

    I am such a snob with my bed linen haha – has to be good quality. This sounds so good! #triedtested

    • 29th March 2016 / 9:06 pm

      Nothing wrong with having good taste. I am getting fussier & fussier the older I get!

  4. 29th March 2016 / 7:06 pm

    Certainly does look luxurious. But my big question is how easy is it iron? I hate ironing bed linen and try to avoid it by putting the same back on that I have just washed. And only ironing for the spare room for guests. #TriedTested

  5. 30th March 2016 / 11:12 am

    I love the tones of grey in your bedroom, it looks so relaxing. I’ve recently become obsessed with good quality bed sheets, especially Egyptian cotton or linen. The linen is great when I’m feeling lazy as the creases actually look good!

    #HomeEtc

  6. 30th March 2016 / 1:24 pm

    These look fab, I’ve always struggled to sleep, maybe the egyptian sheets could help?

  7. 30th March 2016 / 2:46 pm

    After reading this I am sold on investing in some more luxurious bed linen. My husband is always warm in bed so the coolness is another selling factor for us. You set looks so cool and inviting, I could just imagine having a refreshing nap right now 🙂 #homeetc

  8. 30th March 2016 / 3:10 pm

    I love quality bed linen, you can’t beat it and I really think you can tell the difference. There is nothing better than getting into a bed that has really lovely linen on it 🙂 #HomeEtc

  9. 30th March 2016 / 6:36 pm

    I am a fussy sleeper too! I could honestly sleep for 10 hours a night!! And taking your own pillow is a must!!
    #HomeEtc

  10. 1st April 2016 / 8:38 pm

    Aaah you’re a girl after my own heart Ali — I take my pillow everywhere with me too!! I’ve got a Tempur one and I absolutely can’t sleep without it!! I LOVE Egyptian cotton bedding too — and it always has to be white in our bedroom — have never been keen on patterns in there. All this talk has made me tired — am off for a kip 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up #HomeEtc

  11. 2nd April 2016 / 11:24 am

    Okay first of all I am crazy jealous that you have a super king size bed! Secondly I am a TERRIBLE sleeper, I always have been, when I has in primary school my parents used to say they could feel me awake through the bedroom walls haha It hasn’t changed now either but when I have a decent bedding, fresh on from the dryer then I am more likely to sleep better so I totally agree with you there, a girl has got to have what a girl has got to have!

  12. 2nd April 2016 / 8:26 pm

    I actually need to buy new bedding. My darling husband washed my favourite set along with my daughters red coat. Everything is now pink. Thank’s love.

    Bless him, I guess he was trying to be “helpful”.

    This set looks amazing and your room looks so peaceful!! xxx

    • 3rd April 2016 / 2:17 am

      Arhhh no, sounds like the perfect excuse to buy some though!

  13. 3rd April 2016 / 9:30 pm

    That looks great – and I agree – you have to have Egyptian Cotton, it just screams (or whispers?) luxury. and I don’t think you can beat neutral bedding either #homeetc

  14. 4th April 2016 / 2:19 pm

    This post makes me want to crawl into bed right now! It looks beautiful.

    Thanks so much for sharing your review on #TriedTested this week x

  15. 5th April 2016 / 8:53 am

    This looks SO nice 🙂 That bed looks really comfortable and the bed linen looks divine! Love nice bedding, makes such a nice sleep experience! Thanks for linking up, Jess xx

    #HomeEtc

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