Get Your Bed Ready For Spring

Spring is on its way with the days seeming a little longer and brighter. Easter is just around the corner and is usually the biggest DIY weekend of the year so why not get ready to clear out, brighten up and get an amazing nights sleep.

Roma Sateen Bed Linen

Roma 300 TC Sateen Bed Linen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open your windows wide and let the spring air flow through your home sweeping out the winter. It’s so true that most people feel the need to do a thorough ‘Spring Clean’ to get rid of the stale air and dust and put the dark winter nights behind them.

Preparing your bedroom for Spring is all about clearing out the old, cleaning any dust away and then it’s time to introduce into your bedroom beautiful, soft 100% organic cotton bed linen, a lighter weight duvet and new pillows for that refreshed spring feeling.

A great place to start getting the bed updated is at the base and work up to the top of the bed.

  1. Take off your sheets, mattress protectors and valance and if possible vacuum the mattress, divan base and under the bed. Wash any bed linen at 60°C to kill any dust mites. If you’re looking at replacing your valance, the Tuck Top Valance makes it quick and easy – in tests it took less than 1 minute to put it in place and 17 seconds to remove! And that’s with just 1 person and without lifting the mattress at all
  2. Change your mattress enhancer (if you have one). Going into Spring and Summer is all about keeping cool. There are different options – Silk is great for all year round cool; Wool and Alpaca are brilliant for temperature control; Duck Down and Goose Down give a soft blissful feel to your mattress.
  3. What type of sheets do you like to sleep on? Choose from Percale for a crisp, cool finish or the silky feel of Sateen. Check to depth of your mattress and choose an extra deep fitting sheet to prevent the bottom sheet pinging off in the night.
  4. Choosing a duvet cover is all about personal taste. For ease and flexibility, choose bed linen fabrics in white so your bedroom accessories, cushions and throws, can ring the changes,
  5. Do you need to change your duvet? Throughout the winter you’ve probably had a 12 or 13.5 Tog so now you may want to switch to a 9.0 Tog for the Spring and then 4.5 Tog for the Summer.
  6. To finish off your bed and just in case the night is chilly, use a throw or blanket.

Here at The Fine Cotton Company we have wonderful, luxurious ranges of 100% cotton bed linen, including hotel collections Roma, Brooklyn and Capri as well as our Timeless Classics collections of Vermont, Lille and Seville.

Getting Your Bed ready for Autumn

There’s a bit of a chill in the air and it seems to be getting darker slightly earlier – Autumn is on its way.

We’ve been rather spoiled this summer with great weather for most of us. It’s now time to prepare your bed for Autumn.

It’s always good to start at the base and work up.

  1. Take off your sheets and valance and if possible vacuum the mattress and divan base. You may want to look at our TuckTop Valance – in tests it took less than 1 minute to put it in place and 17 seconds to remove! And that’s without lifting the mattress at all
  2. Check your mattress topper (if you have one). Summer was all about keeping cool; Autumn is about keeping at the right temperature – not too hot but not too cold.
    There are different options – Silk is great for all year round; Wool and Alpaca are brilliant for temperature control; Duck Down and Goose Down can make you feel like you’re cocooned in a state of bliss!
  3. Are your sheets the best for you? Our crisp cotton percale sheets are beautiful but some people love the warmer feel of the sateen or brushed cotton flannelette. Make sure you choose an extra deep fitting sheet at there’s nothing worse than your bottom sheet pinging off in the night. Think about a duvet cover in the fabric you love so you’ll feel nice and cosy when you get into bed.
  4. Do you need to change your duvet? You may have been using a 4.5 Tog duvet through the summer. Generally a 9.0 Tog duvet is a better option for the Autumn.
  5. Layering! To finish off your bed, it’s a good idea to layer with a throw or blanket. If you’re too hot, the blanket can be put to one side.

Snuggly bed linen for Autumn nights

Top Tips to help your children get to sleep

In our recent survey we asked for your top tips to help your children get a good nights sleep.

Thank you to all who entered.

Here are the top 7 tips:

  1. Relaxing Bath before bed
  2. Bedtime story
  3. Work out a routine and stick to it!
  4. Dark Room with blackout blind
  5. Warm Milk or a snack
  6. Cool Bedroom
  7. Lavender Oil on the pillow

 

Please let us know if you have any more tips!

 

Back To University Bed Linen Sets

Are your children heading off to University this month?

Whilst you cant keep an eye on them all the time, you can ensure they get a comfortable nights sleep with our specially selected bed linen and towels packs.

There is a choice of organic cotton bed linen packs with duvet covers, pillowcases and sheets plus goose feather and down duvets and pillows – all featuring great savings.

You can then pop in additional products such as a Towel Set, Snuggly Blanket and a cuddly bathrobe and slippers.
The bedding can be delivered straight to their new home.

All products are machine washable.

Back To University Bedding and Towel Sets

A choice of bed linen packs in single and double sizes:

Back To University Bed Linen Set which includes a Duvet Cover, Extra Deep Fitted Sheet and Pillowcase(s)
The single set has 1 pillowcase and the double set includes 2 pillowcases There are 2 duvet covers to choose from – Boston, a New England inspired stripe and Vienna, a crisp white design featuring a one line satin stitch detail. The fitted sheet is from the Vermont bedlinen collection and is extra deep and made of 100% organic cotton.
Back To University Duvet & Pillow Set – This set includes a Goose Feather & Down Duvet and Pillow(s)
The single set has 1 pillow and the double set includes 2 pillows.

The duvet is filled with new white goose feather and down and contains small fluffy feathers and light down clusters. They are made with a pure cotton percale 240-thread-count casing which is breathable & downproof.

Back To university Bed Linen from the Fine Cotton ompany

University Bed Linen Set

Back To University Duvet, Pillow and Mattress Protector Set – This set includes the Goose Feather & Down Duvet and Pillow(s) with a Quilted Cotton Mattress Protector
The luxury goose feather and down 9.0 Tog Duvet with matching pillow(s)
The mattress protector has a luxury quilted top and is 100% cotton.

Back To Uni Towel Sets – There are 2 different sets – one including a face cloth, hand towel and bath towel; one with face cloth, hand towel and bath sheet.

We can personalise the towel or bathrobes

The Luxury Sands Hotel in Margate

If you’re looking for a lovely hotel in the UK, Sands Hotel in Margate may just fit the bill.

sands hotel

sands hotel

Overlooking the beautiful Margate bay, Sands creates a special environment where you go to relax and enjoy time spent in a beautifully restored building, with stunning views out to sea.

In the design and decor the magnificent seascape was used as inspiration.

Where possible all natural materials have been used, silk pocket-sprung mattresses, sumptuous but hypoallergenic silk duvets and pillows combined with top quality Egyptian cotton linens.

The Fine Cotton Company was delighted to supply the luxurious bed linens to Sands Hotel.

 

10 of your Tips for the Perfect Night’s Sleep

Thank you to all who entered our Facebook Competition to tell us your top tip for a Perfect Night’s Sleep.

Here are the first 10 of the hundreds we received.

  • A comfy bed and a comfy pillow are essential!
  • A comfy pillow and the correct tog duvet
  • A few drops of lavender oil on your pillow at bedtime is fantastic for helping you relax
  • A glass of warm milk last thing
  • A lovely bath with relaxing oil and a cup of hot chocolate before bed
  • A very dark and cool room
  • Always sleep with the windows open
  • Always buy good quality bedding, you sleep much better
  • Change your diet! Eat tryptophan rich foods eg bananas, milk, cheese, pumpkin seeds
  • Don’t go to bed too late so you have time to unwind, clean fresh sheets and reading a nice book help me to have a perfect sleep

 

We hope you find your way to getting the Perfect Sleep. Please let us know if you have any great tips

Tips to Keep Cool at night with Cotton Bedding

TOP TIPS FOR A COOL NIGHT’S SLEEP

Choose your bedding carefully to make sure you have a light weight low tog duvet for the time of year and organic cotton sheets. Most people find a 3.0 or 4.5 Tog are adequate in the summer months. If you are too warm in bed it can lead to a poor night’s sleep.

Using breathable organic cotton bed linen which is effective in absorbing moisture and perspiration, it becomes much easier for your body to regulate your temperature while you sleep. If you use synthetic bedding, it can make you feel hot and sticky in the night.

Check your mattress protector is a cool cotton or hypoallergenic silk which really does regulate body temperature.

Silk filled duvets and mattress toppers from The Fine Cotton Company are naturally hypoallergenic and they really do help to regulate your body temperature.

Relax before going to bed – maybe have a cool bath or shower, listen to some quiet music or a relaxation tape or do some yoga.

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