If there’s one thing that is guaranteed to make your bedroom look luxurious, it has to be silk related bedding. But if you are thinking of getting silk baby bedding, you’ve got a lot of choices right now. Silk has become a popular textile for nursery bedding because of its lightweight qualities and ability to keep dust mites at bay. Here’s a quick overview of silk bedding, how it works, and why it’s likely to be the fabric of choice for your child’s room.
Silk is a natural fiber, which means that it grows just like all other plants. It has tiny little leaves that can be seen growing on the undersides of its leaves. The stalks of this plant have been used to make silk, and the silk fibers are processed just like any other fiber based material. Silk thread was one of the earliest types of bedding that was used for linens back in the days, and mulberry silk sheets are still one of the most popular items sold as bedding today. Silk is a natural fabric and so can be washed as frequently as cotton, and it resists wrinkles so well that silk pillowcases can be laundered several times without losing too much of their appearance.
If silk bedding is one of the many things that you are considering getting, you are likely wondering what all the fuss is about. Silk works by having tiny “holes” in it. These are actually small pores that allow air circulation to circulate through it. Because of the way it works, silk does not trap moisture, and so dust mites cannot set up homes on your bed and lay their eggs there. Silk also moves very quickly, and so dust doesn’t collect on its surface unless a garment is made of very smooth and shiny silk.
There are two main types of silk bedding that you will find available; sheened and non-sheened. While sheened silk is still fairly pure silk, the sheen has been enhanced and will tend to reflect more light than pure silk does. The difference is that it has absorbed moisture much more readily, so it tends to be cooler on your body and feels smoother and better to the touch. Non-sheened silk bedding is made from a combination of natural and synthetic fibers and, as its name suggests, contains no silk. It contains high amounts of cotton fibers which help increase thermal control properties, but these fibers tend to be of a lower quality than that of silk.
One of the main differences between silk bedding and other types of sheets and blankets is the feel. The feel of smooth silk against your skin has been compared to that of velvet and feels very nice and rich. It’s not only pleasant on the skin, but it can actually help with various health issues, such as conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. As you will know if you have any skin conditions, being able to breathe easily is important, especially for people who suffer from allergies. Silk sheets and blankets breathe better than ordinary bedding, because it allows more air circulation through your body.
A major benefit of silk bed linens and duvets is that they are hypoallergenic. Unlike ordinary sheets and blankets, silk bed linens are very soft, smooth and breathable. They do not harbor any allergens or irritants and are suitable for people with sensitive skin. You will immediately notice the difference when you have a chance to test it out in your own home.