4 tips to buy new bed linen in Dubai

4 tips to buy new bed linen in Dubai

Aziz Q Shaikh

While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage around the world, most people are spending almost all their waking hours at home. Of these, a majority are following work from home guidelines. Working from home has prompted a lot of people in Dubai to use their beds as new ‘desks’. If you are one of them, then you might need to refresh your bed with some new bed linen.

If you have never bought bed linen online before, now is a good time to do so. This article presents a guide to buying bed linen online in Dubai. Here’s how you do it:

#1 Assess your need before making your purchases.

It is simple enough to buy bed linen, whether you are at a brick-and-mortar store or browsing through an online collection. Some patterns and colours resonate with you, and you can decide whether you wish to buy just single/double bedsheets, or bed linen sets (bed sheets plus pillow cases), comforters or duvets, bed runners, and so on. Since you are buying new bed linen anyway, it might be a good idea to replace your old pillows and go for new pillows from Dubai’s leading online stores. Get two good quality memory foam pillows and proceed to buy new pillow cases, matching bed sheet, and a new comforter. Browsing online is easier and safer instead of venturing out to a store while the COVID-19 pandemic rages on.

#2 Buy only from leading stores in Dubai.

The good news is that there are myriad options in bed linen online. The bad news is that most of the stuff you see online is either not as good in reality as it appears on your screen, or of inferior quality. If you are looking to completely rehaul your bed linen, then you will obviously have a budget set aside for the purpose. Within that budget, make a list of all the new bed linen you need to buy and start browsing online. We recommend browsing the collections of leading stores in Dubai – they have a wide variety of items in each category, reliable service and delivery, and good price points.

#3 Look up maintenance and care tips from the manufacturer.

Bed linen can last long and serve you for many years if you take good care of it. Most people wash their bed linen using the wrong detergent or at higher temperatures than necessary. This damages the fabric and causes colours to fade. Others send their sheets and comforters for dry cleaning, which can also damage the thread count and cause pilling. Bed linen care and maintenance can get quite confusing, too – do you put the sheets in the dryer, is it okay to use fabric softener, can you use hot water to disinfect the bedding or not? – and you will have several questions. The best thing to do is to check the manufacturer’s care instructions while browsing through the linen collection. The manufacturer will specify how to wash the product, whether dry cleaning is allowed, how to dry it post-washing, and so on. If the care and maintenance protocol is too time consuming or something that you will not be able to follow, it is better to keep browsing for other products.

#4 Ensure that the delivery team follows all sanitary protocols.

The Coronavirus shows no signs of abating in Dubai and indeed, around the world. You exercise strict caution as regards hand and house hygiene for yourself and your loved ones. However, you are still at risk from people who visit your house, and who might bear objects that you will end up touching. A case in point is taking delivery of your new bed linen, mattress or pillows in Dubai. Do ensure that you order the same from a reputed brand that follows strict sanitising and safety protocols across all delivery touchpoints. Check to see if your purchases are securely wrapped prior to your opening them, and that the package is duly sanitised before handing it over to you. If you have any concerns, you can chat with the company about the sanitising protocols they follow during delivery.