About Our Bedding Collections
Crate and Barrel has everything you could want in your bedding and bed linens—from class to comfort and everything in between. Many of our textiles are sourced globally to create a diverse collection with an option for whatever your style. Our textile designs are compiled from manufacturers, professional designers, original artwork and internal inspiration. Color trends from fashion and home design are constantly observed and remapped in our collections to bring you stylish, on-trend bedding options.We offer comforters, duvet covers, sheets and pillow cases as well as complete bedding collections. Learn more about the bed linens we offer.
Bed Linen Materials
As you choose your bedding, you'll find that we have a variety of materials and weaves, including:
- Percale—Percale is a plain weave in which warp and weft threads of equal thickness cross each other one at a time. It is characterized by a smooth, flat, sturdy, balanced close weave. It is the primary technique for high quality cotton bed linens. A percale weave for bed linens must have a thread count of 180 or higher.
- Sateen—The beautiful shine of this weave is created by passing four horizontal weft threads over or under one vertical warp thread creating more "yarn face" on the surface of the cotton cloth. Unlike percale, it may not be balanced as threads of unequal thickness are often used to achieve the look. It has a wonderful silky soft hand. Cotton thread used for this weave will often be combed and mercerized to achieve an even smoother look. Mercerization is a process in which the cotton thread is treated in order to prevent it from shrinking and give the final product a lustrous look.
- Linen—Designed to get softer with every wash, our linen sheets bring a warm, relaxed feeling to your bed. Linen sheets have unique short fibers with naturally-occurring knots and slubs as well as a comforting weight.
Thread Count Considerations for Bedding
Thread count is the number of threads woven per square inch of fabric. In general, the higher the thread count, the better the quality of the bedding. However, there is a physical limit to the number of threads you can fit into an inch. Bedding experts agree that premium sheeting will have a thread count between 200 and 450 threads per inch. Top layers, such as duvets and comforters, may use a lower thread count because they are not typically used against the skin, but rather to dress the bed. At Crate and Barrel, you'll find bed linens in high thread counts that feel great with every use. All of our bedding is tested for quality of materials, details of careful tailoring and functionality so you can enjoy it for years to come.
Find the bedding you need in our selection. Browse our bedding collections for comforters, duvet covers, quilts, sheets, pillows, mattress pads and more.