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Bed Linen: buy it online

BODYGUARD® Satin Bed Linen Fine satin made from 100% cotton with a particularly airy feel. Ideal for the summer.
from €79.90
BODYGUARD® Flannel Bed Linen Soft flannel made of 100% cotton. Particularly cuddly, ideal for winter.
from €45.90
BODYGUARD® Jersey Fitted Sheet Fits, does not wobble and allows air to reach the skin – for an optimal sleeping climate.
from €23.90

What Is the Best Material for Bed Linen?

What could be nicer than snuggling up in soft bed linen after a hard day? The cosy feeling you get when you go to bed is the be-all and end-all when choosing the right bed linen. What is the best material for bed linen? What do you feel most comfortable in? Sheets, duvet covers and pillowcases keep dirt away from your bedding and mattress. You should therefore buy bed linen that is easy to wash and can withstand a lot of wear and tear. If duvet covers and sheets match the interior design of your bedroom, you'll be even more happy to go to bed at night. But even the best bed linen is useless if you sweat or freeze in it. Ideally, summer bed linen and winter bed linen will get the best feeling out of your duvet at the right time.

Winter Bed Linen: Bed Linen for the Cold Season

Flannel, beaver bed linen or towelling provide excellent warmth on cold nights. The surface of beaver and flannel bed linen is roughened. The resulting air pockets retain heat for longer. Winter bed linen made from these fabrics feels particularly soft. It is absorbent and breathable. Flannel and beaver bed linen differ slightly in terms of production and properties. Flannel bed linen is woven from finer yarn and is lighter. Beaver bed linen is made from a denser weave and is therefore heavier. 

Terry cloth, which is mainly known from towels and flannels, is also used for bed linen. The fabric has countless small loops on the surface, which have a similar effect to roughened fabric. Terrycloth bed linen warms just as well as beaver or flannel and is just as pleasantly soft, breathable and absorbent. All three fabrics are mainly made from cotton. Some winter bed linen is also available in microfibre. Microfibre bed linen is usually made from synthetic materials such as polyester. With a roughened surface, microfibre offers similar properties to beaver or terrycloth bed linen.

Tip: Your mattress affects your sleeping temperature just like your bed linen. If you get cold quickly, you will feel more comfortable on a foam mattress than on a spring mattress. Foam mattresses have a good heat-insulating effect due to the dense foam.

High-Quality Bed Linen for the Summer

If you are too warm in bed or sweat under the duvet, a thinner duvet and less insulating bed linen will help. High-quality summer bed linen made of satin, seersucker, jersey, renforcé or linen ensures a pleasant sleeping climate in summer. With the exception of bed linen made from pure linen, cotton is predominantly used for all of these fabrics. Linen or cotton bed linen feels cool to the touch as the breathable fabrics absorb moisture well. High-quality bed linen made of satin creates a cool feeling on the skin due to its smooth surface structure. Microfibre bed linen is versatile. In roughened form, it is ideal for cold nights. With a smooth surface, microfibre is also suitable for the warmer seasons. BODYGUARD® satin bed linen is made of pure cotton and ensures a pleasant sleeping climate in the warmer months.

Tip: High-quality bed linen made from thicker jersey fabrics can be used all year round.

Bed Linen in the Right Size

There are many different bed linen sizes. The pillowcase should be selected according to the size of the pillow and the duvet cover according to the size of the duvet. Your bedding may fit into bed linen that is too big, but the duvet and pillow will slip inside the cover. You can put bed linen that is too small on a duvet that is too large, but the duvet will wrinkle in the bed linen, sometimes lie double and the heat will be distributed unevenly or accumulate uncomfortably.

Cushion Covers: The Right Dimensions

Conventional pillows usually fit into 80x80 cm pillowcases. Many modern neck support pillows are narrower and fit into a 40x80 cm pillowcase. The 40x40 cm pillow is also becoming increasingly popular and requires a pillowcase of the same size.

Duvets Covers: The Right Dimensions

Duvet covers come in different sizes and therefore require duvet covers of different sizes:  

  • Bed linen 135x200 cm
  • Bed linen 155x220 cm
  • Bed linen 200x200 cm
  • Bed linen 200x220 cm

The 135x200 cm duvet is the least common duvet size. Most beds have a 155x200 duvet. Tall people are well covered with an extra-long 155x220 cm duvet. Some couples not only share a bed, they also share a duvet. There is enough space for two people under the 200x200 cm duvet for couples or the larger 200x220 cm duvet for couples.

Bed Linen for the Mattress: Fitted Sheets and Sheets

Fitted sheets are stretchy and are usually suitable for two mattress sizes. The sheet sizes correspond to the respective mattress sizes. The actual size goes beyond the labelling, as the fitted sheet should reach under the mattress for a good fit. Fitted sheets are designed as standard for mattresses with a height of up to 20 cm. Sheets used as bed linen for mattresses must therefore match the mattress height to another size, the height of the mattress.