5 Tips on Caring for White Linens

A white palette in the bedroom just feels effortless but luxurious. Layers of white linens ensure a crisp, serene oasis. After all it’s gender neutral, can easily be updated, are effortless and stylish without even trying – look at a high-end hotel for example. One of the most common questions we get from our clients is how to keep their linens looking fresh. Luckily, we stock some of the best quality linens in the market, and they are all easy care. Read on for some tips on how to maintain and launder your white linens:

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Choose cotton or linen.

Both breathable and soft, these fibers can take a little more than other fabric options that tend to be more delicate. There are durable and can easily take heat exposure.

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Wash your sheets separately

Turn your bedding inside out and keep it in a load of its own to prevent pillage, even if you have other white items, keeping similar textures together is best.

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Detergents and Products

Keep your fibers intact with mild detergents, consider those made from plant extracts or gentle ones made especially for fine linens. Avoid fabric softeners and chlorine bleach which can deteriorate the fibers and cause a gradual yellowing. Oxygen bleach is a great alternative to keep your whites bright.

Water temperature

Using cold water on the delicates cycle is ideal and safe for most textiles. But from time to time,  even though they may not appear heavily soiled, your sheets absorb body oils and skin care products which eventually build up and cause discoloration. So make sure to wash your sheets in hot water from time to time to thoroughly remove these.

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Drying

Line drying, while ideal, is not always an option. You can either remove the sheets from the dryer while still damp and shake out for an air dry to prevent wrinkles, or do a full tumble dry low cycle.

And that wraps up our care tips for white bedding. Please share any do’s or dont’s from your own experience in the comments below.