How do I know what the depth of my fitted sheet should be?
There is no longer a standard mattress depth. When you go shopping for linens, know the depth of your mattress (they vary from 8” − 20” in thickness) and your fitted sheet should be about 4” deeper than your mattress. It doesn’t hurt to know the width and length as well. Our regular fitted sheets fit up to a 12” mattress and our Jumbo fitted sheets fit up to a 16” mattress. If your mattress is 17” or deeper, we can custom sew a fitted sheet to suit your measurements. We also encourage you to take a look at our video on Deep Mattresses & Fitted Sheets.
How do I measure for a bedskirt?
You want to measure from the top of the box-spring to the floor. Once the fabric is washed, it will shrink by a bout half an inch, which will be perfect for your skirt. The standard length of our bedskirts is 14”, but we can custom sew your bedskirt to suit your exact measurements. For more information, watch our video on bedskirts.
The sides of my mattress are always showing. Why doesn't my duvet hide the entire mattress?
If your mattress is deeper than 12", you not only need a jumbo size fitted sheet, but you may also need a jumbo sized duvet and duvet cover.
How long should my linens last?
With proper care, Italian made, Egyptian cotton sheets can last many years.
What can I do about my flat pillows?
Fluffing and shaking regularly will extend their life span. We generally recommend replacing down/feather pillows every few years.
How often should I wash my sheets?
We recommend once a week. Not washing your sheets on a weekly basis may result in your natural oils setting into the fabric which causes yellowing.
Should I change my bed linens every season?
There’s no need to change the entire bed, but you can freshen up the look by adding a brightly coloured cushion and white coverlet in the spring, or a dark cashmere blanket in the fall. You can also switch to crisp, cool linen sheets during the hot summer months.
What is linen?
Linen is a natural fibre derived from the flax plant. It has a cool feel and a slightly textured hand which softens over time. The real beauty of linen is in its rumpled look and casual yet sophisticated style.
Is there such a thing as “wrinkle-free” sheets?
Yes. Polyester or chemically treated.
Are monograms a trend that will go out of style?
Monogramming is timeless. It’s a perfect way to personalize your linens and makes a lovely gift for all occasions.
Do I need to use a mattress pad?
Yes! It keeps your mattress clean and protects against dust mites, as well as serving several other purposes.