The Best Basics for Your Bed & Bath
At Crate and Barrel, we've thoughtfully edited our bed and bath collection to help you create a relaxing retreat—a carefree zone where you can escape the day's busy pace. You can make your bed with a colorful spectrum of 100% linen bedding that gets softer with each wash and never needs ironing. Or cozy up in a peaceful oasis in pure all-white, layering smooth, all-cotton percale sheets and duvet with a beautifully embroidered quilt. You'll find just the right pillow for a good night's rest, from all-down to down-alternative, and plush spa towels that are soft and inviting.
It's also the finishing details that set our quality bedding and bath towels apart. We appreciate and take time to finesse the finer things like elegantly finished hems, beautiful hand-dyed yarns and hand‑stitching on quilts. Just a little something we dreamed up, just for you.
Sheets and Pillowcases
Layering the Bed
When shopping for bed linens and quality bedding basics, consider the design, type of fiber, feel preference and care required to maintain the look. Choose a fitted sheet that can accommodate even a plush mattress (our fitted sheets are a generous 16" deep). If your preference is for patterns and solids, it's a good idea to also have one or two sets of white or neutral bed linens that can work as a simple underlayer. We recommend two sets per bed...and don't forget the guest room.
The Perfect Foundation
Our essential, everyday 100% cotton percale bed sheets have a tight weave for a crisp feel. They are cool to the touch with a smooth, matte finish that feels barely there against your skin, making them a good choice for warmer months. Percale sheets wear well over time, becoming softer with each wash.
The number of vertical and horizontal threads per square inch determines thread count. Contrary to what higher numbers suggest, an extremely high thread count can be too delicate a weave and may not be as durable over time. Our experience is that the softest, longest-wearing bedding begins with high-quality cotton, which you can count on at Crate and Barrel.
Customize Your Look
A variety of bed pillows adds depth and dimension to the finished bed. Our designers suggest you arrange them in the following order starting from the headboard: Euro, standard, sham and optional bolsters.
Mattress and Foundation
A high-quality mattress is the foundation of a comfortable bed. Look for construction details that will help you sleep well, such as a coil system to reduce the transfer of weight and movement from one side of the mattress to the other. To help the mattress breathe, look for a mesh border that will help improve airflow.
The Spa Bath
Quality Bath Towels
Our exclusive collection of soft, absorbent towels in high-quality cotton completes the bath. We offer several Turkish varieties, tightly woven in durable double-ply yarn with soft terry loops customized in size, length and diameter. A complete set of bath towels per person (and don't forget guests) should include two each: bath sheets or bath towels, hand towels and washcloths, all with a luxurious touch.
Grams per square meter is a fabric standard of measurement for weight and quality, ranging from 300 grams up. We loom our bath towels to luxurious weights, striking the perfect balance of thick, fluffy and absorbent yet light enough to be quick-drying.