Quality linen will often last for quite a few years and can be an absolute joy to have, but even the best quality linen needs to be replaced every once in awhile. The following looks at how to know when it is time for you to replace your linen, whether it is your sheets, pillowcases, kids bedding or doona covers.

When It Starts to Fray

One of the best ways to know that it is time to replace your old linen is when it starts to fray and fall apart. Once those threads start unravelling it is only a matter of time before they fall apart completely. If you have even some basic sewing skills you can usually get an extra 6 months (or even a year) out of your linen by doing some running repairs as needed, but once you start to see those first signs of fraying it is wise to start looking for replacement linen as soon as possible.

When Stains No Longer Come Out

It is quite natural for your linen to get stained every once in awhile, and providing that you are able to get those stains out of your linen it will be just as good as new. However, as your linen gets older it is harder to get it looking quite as good after each wash. So if you have had the same set of linen for quite a few years and have started to notice that there are faint shadows of those stains still lingering on your linen even after they have been washed, it is time to bite the bullet and invest in a new set.

When You Change the Colour Scheme of the Room

Your linen can play an extremely effective role in the interior design of a room, for instance, having your sheets and pillowcases go well with the colour of your bedroom walls and the colour of the carpets can combine to create quite an impressive overall effect. So if you have decided that it is time to change the interior design of any of your rooms that contain any linen, now is the perfect time to consider updating your linen, as this way you will be able to choose a set to match the new look and style of your design and colour scheme.

If You Ever Get Bed Bugs

Anyone who has ever been unfortunate enough to have bed bugs will tell you that they are an absolute nightmare and extremely difficult to get rid of, usually requiring the complete replacement of all of your linen. So if you have had a case of bed bugs at your place, take this as your cue to upgrade your linen supply because all it takes is a few bed bugs to survive in a sheet or pillowcase and they will very soon spread all over again.

Knowing when to replace your linen is important for the sake of health and hygiene as well as for the look and style of your home. So make sure that you know the tell-tale signs to look out for so you know when your linen needs replacing.