The best bedding for keeping you cool

Linen bedding samples

As the days get longer and the weather gets more pleasant, adapting our homes and our lifestyles for warmer climes becomes a priority. Whether you live in the UK where those hotter days are a tad sparser or hail from Europe and enjoy great weather a little more often as a result, retiring to a cool, comfortable and fresh bed at the end of a long day is something every individual should enjoy.

With spring officially here and summer on its way, switching out your bedding when the seasons change will make all the difference to those comfort levels. But, what’s the best bedding for keeping you cool? In this blog post, we answer that very question!

The quick answer…

When selecting bedding to help you sleep soundly during the warmer spring and summer months, linen is your best bet! Made from the fibres of the flax plant, linen has long been used and celebrated for its temperature regulation, amongst other benefits.

Breathability aside, it is linen’s outstanding moisture absorption that really gives this all-natural fibre the edge over other alternatives as Knowing Fabric explains:

“Linen’s moisture-wicking abilities make it an excellent choice for staying cool and dry in the heat. Linen fabric has a natural ability to absorb moisture, pulling it away from your skin and allowing it to evaporate quickly. This helps to keep you dry and comfortable, even on the hottest of days. Unlike other fabrics that can cling to your skin when you sweat, linen allows air to circulate, preventing that sticky feeling.”

Why linen bedding?

As well as being cooling, fresh and comfortable by nature, the sustainability of linen is another reason why it is the first choice for the bedroom.

The flax plant itself is natural and completely renewable. Almost every part of the flax plant is used in some way or another. During growth, it requires little to no irrigation or chemical intervention from planet-damaging pesticides or synthetic fertilisers. The harvest time is also short when compared to other natural fibres, taking just 100 days to reach maturity compared to cotton’s 150 to 180-day gestation.

When considering the finished product, linen bedding is durable, moisture resistant, breathable, hypoallergenic, sleep promoting, and not to mention great to look at and to touch. Taking care of linen bedding and other home accessories is a piece of cake too, with a simple machine wash on a gentle, cold to warm cycle enough to give it the refresh it needs.

The long-lasting nature of linen also serves you and the planet particularly well. Linen lasts a lifetime (or longer), is more likely to be donated or repurposed, and once the time does come to bin used linen, it’s fully compostable so can be recycled without clogging already overflowing landfill sites.

Discover lovely linen

You don’t have to search too far to discover the cooling, classically designed linen bedspreads to finish your bedroom scheme to perfection and enjoy a fantastic night’s sleep all spring and summer long. You can shop our beautiful linen bedspreads right here in a selection of timeless, neutral colours.