Luxury Linen Care: Pressed and Pristine

There’s nothing like the look and feel of freshly pressed linens. Whether you’re climbing into bed with crisp, cool linens or setting the table to impress, nicely ironed linens leave a lasting impression. However, when it comes to luxury fabrics, you must recognize that they will wrinkle; it’s natural!

At Home Treasures, we’re committed to crafting beautiful pieces that are healthy for you and your family, so we don’t use harmful chemicals, like formaldehyde or artificial fibers, such as polyester, to market our products as “wrinkle free.” Let us help you achieve that 5-star hotel look with some simple tips and tricks to minimize wrinkles, color fading, and fiber damage.

Drying Your Linens

Using the Dryer

  • Shake out and smooth your linens before putting them in the dryer to avoid additional abrasion caused by twisting.
  • We even recommend folding your sheets before putting them in the dryer to prevent a tangled, wrinkled mess at the end of the cycle.
  • Dry your bed, bath and table linens on a medium heat setting, as high heat damages the fibers and causes excessive shrinkage.
  • Do not use dryer sheets as these artificially coat the fabric with chemicals that can alter the natural softness of the fibers.
  • Remove your linens from the dryer a few minutes before the cycle ends, while everything is still warm and steamy. This will prevent the wrinkles from setting into the fabric, making things more difficult to iron.
  • If you forget to take your linens out of the dryer in time and the wrinkles are fully set, toss a damp, clean, sock in with the load to re-steam your linens.

Line Drying Linens

  • Drying your linens in the sun is a natural way to care for your linens. Hanging sheets, bedding and table linens helps save energy, extend a product’s shelf life, and comes with a natural brightening effect.
  • Line drying linens, especially your table cloths will help them retain their shape and reduce the possibility of shrinkage.
  • Towels can be hung out to dry on the line too, however if you are looking for the fluffy plush feel that quality bath towels are known for, stick to drying them in the dryer.
  • Although line drying linens often prevents wrinkles altogether, if you plan on ironing your linens, be sure to remove them from the line when they are still slightly damp.

Ironing Your Linens

  • If you plan to iron your linens, remove them from the dryer just before they are fully dry. You will find it’s easier to iron slightly damp linens because their fibers still maintain some elasticity that can be ironed into the flat finish you’re looking for.
  • ALWAYS make sure your steam iron is clean. Built up mineral deposits can leave unwanted brown spots.
  • Use a warm iron setting for cotton and a hotter setting for linens.
  • For stubborn wrinkles, spray linens with water and sweep across with your iron.
  • For Sateen and Jacquard fabrics, iron on the reverse side to restore the lustrous sheen.
  • For Embroidered fabrics, iron on the reverse side on a white towel to preserve the embroidery’s raised effect.
  • For the final refining touch, iron the cuffs of your flat sheet, pillowcases, and shams so that all of the parts of your bed that show will look pressed and pristine.

Home Treasures Luxury Linens

We believe in livable luxury, so almost all our products can be laundered at home. Each of our products comes with proper care instructions so that you’ll be able to enjoy your linens for years (even generations) to come. If you’re interested in updating your bath, bedding, or table linens, we invite you to explore our extensive catalog of luxury linens. And don’t forget, if you want to design something of your own, we’d be happy to customize something just for you and your preferences!