How to care for your favourite fabrics - Lorraine Lea

1 June 2023

Written by Lorraine Lea – Simply Home

Think of it like this – your bed wears ‘clothes’ just like us, and our bed is an extension of ourselves. Just as we regularly wash our clothes, it’s important to take the same care with our bedding.

We know how busy life can get, from work, to parenting & to having a social life. We also know how annoying it can be after a crazy day to come home to a big pile of laundry…

However, after all the time spent on/in our beds, it is so important to take the proper measures to clean all the elements of our beds, from maintaining bedsheets to caring for toppers and protectors.

Think of it like this – your bed wears ‘clothes’ just like us, and our bed is an extension of ourselves. Just as we regularly wash our clothes, it’s important to take the same care with our bedding.

Read on to find out the best ways to take care of your favourite fabrics:



As cotton/polyester sheets aren’t made from natural fibres, they can absorb bodily fluids and oil which can sometimes cause bacteria to build up. Therefore, it is recommended that you wash cotton/polyester sheets every 10-14 days.

Our cotton sheets can be washed in a cold, gentle machine wash – avoid using harsh cleaning chemicals as it might damage the sheets and weaken the fibres!

Line dry them outside in the shade to avoid them getting wrinkled – if they are, a cool iron on reverse will have them looking ultra smooth and brand new!



Made from a cosy jersey cotton, our jersey sheets and quilt covers are designed to move with you and are naturally stretchy and snuggly. The more you wash them, the softer they’ll get, and we recommend washing them once a fortnight.

Wash them with a small amount of powder or liquid and in a cold, gentle wash. Remember to wash dark colours separately – we suggest washing them on their own!

Avoid tumble drying as this may damage the fabric – instead, line dry them outside in the shade.

Before storing them, ensure they are completely dry – allow them to breathe!

Left to right: Elayna sheets in Espresso, Supima sheets in White, cotton sheets in Pistachio, Premium Percale sheets in Midnight & flannelette sheets in Olive.


Linen is quickly becoming a household favourite for sheeting and quilt covers, due to its sustainable fibres and overall luxurious look. Each time your linen is washed, it will become softer and more absorbent.

Wash in cold, gentle machine wash and avoid chemicals such as fabric softeners – this will only stick to the fibres of your linen and prevent natural softening. Try not to overload your machine – moisture absorption is the key to soft linen!

Our Elayna linen sheets and quilt covers have been pre-washed before your purchase them, but feel free to wash again before using for an extra soft and comfy night's sleep in your new bedding!

Avoid tumble drying and instead try and line dry them outside in the shade to avoid sun bleaching -  - especially for our darker colours such as Charcoal and Espresso.



Silk pillowcases are known for their extraordinary ability to prevent hair tangling and frizzing, preserving a smooth, youthful complexion and improving overall quality of sleep.

If you’re someone that suffers with regular breakouts, aim to wash your silk pillowcase every 10-14 days. Wash them in a warm, gentle machine wash inside out for the best results.

Avoid harsh chemicals and opt to wash them with a basic detergent – remember, whatever you wash them with will be going straight onto your face, so soft and gentle detergents will work best.

Line dry them in the shade or pop them in the dryer at a low setting, and they're ready to go back on your pillows!



A natural insulator, our Wool bedding range is fantastic in the cooler months. However, if not cared for properly, they will not be as effective.

Like our sheets and quilt covers, the other elements of the bed need some love as well!

Our Wool range requires cleaning from time to time – be sure to check out the care instructions for each individual product as the processes may differ, from machine washes to simple spot-cleaning.

If you don’t have the time, consider taking them to the dry-cleaners – it might be a small cost, however they specialise in cleaning the best materials and your bedding will come back feeling brand new again!


Visit our Shop By Fabric page to see which fabric might be right for you!

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