Uncovering the confusion behind one of Eastern Accents' most asked questions.
The world of linens is vast, and for some, it can be intimidating to scour through the options, hoping they make the right choice based on whatever, if any, knowledge they have. Most people know about or have heard of thread count, but beyond that, their understanding of sheets is limited. One thing we hear most often is confusion over sateen and percale linens, so we thought we would try to help clear it up!
The difference between sateen and percale is the way they are woven.
Sateen is a multiple-yarns-over-1-yarn weave, while percale is a 1-yarn-over-1-yarn basketweave:
Let's delve further into what sets these two types of sheets apart from one another.
With a silky-smooth hand and a slight sheen, sateen woven sheets are soft and luxurious. This weave, despite its loose 3-over-1 structure, better retains heat and is perfect for cooler climates and air conditioned rooms.
Roma comes in eleven colorways and features a beautiful, single row hemstitch finish on 300 thread count sateen.
Carlotta is a printed sateen, featuring an airy and serene nature scene of graceful butterflies and budding lotus flowers.
by Celerie Kemble for Eastern Accents
Ona is a 300 thread count sateen featuring two-tone embroidered detailing, perfect for adding a bit of sophistication to a bed ensemble.
Now let's talk percale!
Percale is woven with a one-over-one yarn construction for a crisp and cool hand feel and matte finish. This weave is breathable and retains less heat, making it perfect for warm climates and hot sleepers.
Featuring a double-row satin stitch and a clean silhouette, Enzo comes in two sheeting colorways and twelve different thread colors.
Adelle comes in four lush, vibrant colorways, making the styling possibilities endless. The damask design is printed on 100% Egyptian cotton percale and has a 200 thread count.
by Eastern Accents
Posey is an exciting way to add color to any room. Individual strands of trim are topstitched to create a striped pattern. These fun percale sheets match perfectly with our equally as vibrant Gigi collection.
by Barclay Butera for Eastern Accents
This versatile collection includes four printed colorways of chic animal print or stylish stripes on 200 thread count percale.
by Thom Filicia
Marsden fine linens are a complement to Thom's modern style, and can be mixed and matched with any of his other collections. Featuring decorative satin stitching on 200 thread count percale, these sheets are the perfect addition to any room.
The yarns that are used to weave our linens, both sateen and percale, are made from 100% Egyptian cotton, the longest staple fiber, which creates a more luxurious and high quality yarn.
So no matter what your sleep preference is, you'll prefer the luxury and comfort of linens by Eastern Accents!
To explore more of our sheets, check out our website: www.easternaccents.com.