Do you want to renew your household linen and choose quality sheets?
In addition to the quality of your mattress, duvet and pillows, the choice of your bed linen will have an essential influence on the quality of your sleep. Developed with the help of our household linen experts this page gives you the keys to choosing the right bed linen :
- What elements to choose to make a cosy bed?
- What size to choose for your bed linen?
- What are the materials in which you will love to sleep?
- Each season is an opportunity to redecorate your room.
- Which elements to choose to make a cosy bed?
> Mattress protector, essential to preserve your bedding
If this is not the case, we advise you to equip yourself with a mattress protector which will
extend the life of your bedding. Mattresses washed, so to keep your bedroom clean, we advise you to choose a good quality mattress protector.
A hygienic choice: Waterproof, it protects the mattress against minor nocturnal accidents of our children just as it prevents any traces of humidity linked to our perspiration.
Check that it is micro-breathable if you opt for waterproof protection, often lined with a polyurethane layer. It must remain the same time soft, flexible and, above all, silent in use.
For more comfort – Waterproof or not, mattress pads are always made of fleece to provide a thin layer of 100% cotton that helps improve the comfort of your bed. It is a soft and breathable natural fibre, which is ideal for making household linen.
For a well-made, well-protected bed, it is essential that your mattress protector adapts perfectly to your bedding and that it stays in place throughout the night. At Garnier-Thiebaut, you can choose the size of mattress pad that suits you best depending on the thickness of your mattress:
- Thick mattress: 40 cm cup
- Standard mattress: 30 cm cup
- Articulated mattress: an H-shaped mattress protector for perfect support
- Fitted sheet, your comfort asset
As with mattress protectors, there are different cup sizes to make your fitted sheet fit your mattress. To choose the right cup size, add 5 to 7cm to the thickness of your mattress. At Garnier-Thiebaut, most fitted sheets are in satin, 120 threads/cm². A fabric quality that offers softness and fluidity. There are also H-shaped fitted sheets specially designed for articulated beds for two people: the duo fitted sheet. The duo-fitted sheet has elastic all around (and not just on the corners, like everywhere else) for optimal support. There are 2 sizes of duo fitted sheets:
- In 160x200cm, which corresponds to 2 articulated mattresses of 80x200cm
- In 180x200cm, which corresponds to 2 articulated mattresses of 90x200cm
Flat sheet, the little extra
Even if we do without it more often, the flat sheet for the additional comfort it brings us, it is in direct contact with our skin and contributes to our well-being all night.
Plain or patterned, flat sheets to complement bedding sets.
Duvet cover, the ideal size
To choose the ideal size, take the size of your mattress to which you add 40 cm of fallout. The duvet cover should be the same size as your duvet. Plain or patterned, damask or printed, everything will depend on your room’s decor and your bed’s favourite materials.
A pretty bedroom is made with a duvet that falls at least 40 cm on each side.
Pillowcase, choose a shape and number.
Square or rectangular? In Europe, our pillows are generally square and measure 65 x 65 cm, and the corresponding pillowcases smaller 63 x 63 cm, to preserve the swelling of the pillows. The pillows in the United States are rectangular and measure 50 x 70 cm. This format hotels that make their beds by adding pillows arranged in a cascade. The trend is towards the multiplication of pillows on our bed. A well-stocked bed makes you want to throw yourself into it, it is welcoming. In addition to the pillows used for sleeping, there is also a whole collection of cushions intended to complete our bedroom decor.
Throw: what size should you choose for a well-decorated bedroom?
Another important decorative element for your bedroom, the bedspread, also called a quilt, is available in different sizes to adapt to all bedrooms. Discover our entire collection of quilts, throws and bedspreads.
- What dimensions to choose for your bed linen?
In this table, you will find the dimensions that our experts recommend.
Guide: How to choose the right size for your bedding sets.
The dimensions of your bed linen must be adapted to the size of your bed:
Mattress cover Fitted sheet Flat sheet Duvet cover Bed-cover
90x190cm bed: 90x190cm 90x190cm 180×300
140x200cm or 200x200cm
140x190cm bed: 140x200cm 140x200cm 240×300
200x200cm or 240x220cm
160x200cm bed: 160x200cm 160x200cm 270×300
240x220cm or 260x240cm
180x200cm bed: 180x200cm 180x200cm 270×300
260x240cm or 280x235cm
Double bed with 2 articulated beds of 80x200cm: 80x200cm 80x200cm or a duo version of 160 x 200cm with a small cap (20 or 30cm) 270×300
240x220cm or 260x240cm
More specifically, what size duvet cover for a 140×190 bed?
The commonly used duvet cover size is 240×220 cm. This gives, depending on the thickness of the duvet slipped inside, a drop of 40 to 45 cm on each side of the bed. However, some beds are higher than others. In particular, depending on the thickness of the mattress, it is possible to use a 260x240cm duvet cover to have a more covering fallout. This also makes it easier for users because everyone can wrap themselves in the duvet without risking disturbing their neighbour.
- What are the materials in which you will love to sleep?
Which ones should be favoured to spend sweet nights?
> Cotton percale: soft, matte and light. This is our customers’ favourite material.
This material, called ” weave “, results from a weave comprising 80 to 90 threads/cm². The density of threads per cm² also indicates the quality of the bed linen. The higher the density, the stronger the fabric will be. Cotton satin: ultra soft and silky, this is the most requested material by the hotels and palaces we equip.
Plain or jacquard satin beds reflect the light more because it is denser. With a weave of 120 threads/cm², cotton sateen offers a fabric quality detectable to the touch: sateen is smoother than other weaves. Cotton gauze: light, supple and soft, is a fascinating summer material.
Generally doubled for the manufacture of bed linen, gauze is recognizable by its naturally embossed, slightly crumpled appearance.
> Washed linen: cool in summer and soft in winter.
Linen is the all-season material par excellence. Also highly appreciated for its authentic, natural feel, linen is washed to soften its fibres. Linen is a material that does not need ironed
Velvet: very popular in Nordic countries for its warmth.
The velvet duvet cover comprises a polyester velvet front and a 120 threads/cm² satin back which will be in contact with our body. This material is soft, shiny, resistant to machine drying and does not need ironed. The velvet stretches naturally after washing.
- Each season is an opportunity to redecorate your bedroom.
Live to the rhythm of the seasons… From fresh and summery bed linen sets to soft and cocooning bed linen sets, Garnier-Thiebaut designers the fashion trends of the coming season to create colourful and original collections that give the tone to our interiors.
Plain bed linen: If you are a fan of timeless plain sets, you will be all the more sensitive to the textures used. At Garnier-Thiebaut, we offer a wide choice of fabrics that offer you the best comfort for your nights. (see our subject guide above).
If you want to add a touch of fantasy: opt for original pillowcases or decorative cushions that you can change with the seasons.
If you are looking for original bed linen, we advise you to discover our models:
Jacquard bed linen: The plain version is a good compromise between traditional plain and more creative sheets. The tone-and-tone woven jacquard design is discreet and very elegant. These adornments contribute to creating a bedroom with elegant and timeless decor.