Not all mattresses are made the same, and not all sleepers will get the best quality snooze on the same bed linens. While popping into the nearest IKEA might be your first instinct when it comes to purchasing bedding and bedroom basics (no judgment here), let us not discount the many other bed linen and mattress retailers in Hong Kong, from smaller, homegrown brands to boutique luxury options. Whether you are new to the city and need to stock up on basic bedroom essentials or looking to replace and upgrade your sheets, here are our top picks for the best places to shop for bed linen and mattresses.
For a quick and affordable solution, you can always rely on Japanese favourite Muji. This home furnishing, lifestyle, and garment giant covers your bedding basics, from pillows, pillowcases, duvets, blankets, and cushion covers to bed linen and sheets.
As per usual Muji aesthetic, all colours available are in the realm of neutral shades, while fabrics and materials include satin, jersey cotton, flannel, woven linen, and double-gauze cotton. There’s also a duvet storage bag made from leftover cotton during weaving processes on offer, so you have a convenient way to put away your winter bedding.
Muji even carries a line of lightweight, washable mattresses, a product made of polyethylene with a well-structured mesh design, replete with a cotton cover that is removable and machine-washable as well. While not of the same spring-mechanism that many traditional mattresses boast, this design was created in response to customers’ needs for better sweat absorption at night and improved access for changing sheets. Since all components are washable, you can easily keep your mattress and cover clean and hygienic.
Due to the current coronavirus situation, Muji is operating at reduced hours, but are open nonetheless.
Okooko by European Bedding, located in Central, specialises in bedding products made of natural and sustainable materials. Their Heveya mattresses are made of 100 percent natural organic latex, without any glue or metal springs inside—no toxic off-gassing and electromagnetic radiation issues here!
Due to its natural elasticity, latex conforms to your body shape, promoting good spinal alignment and distributing body pressure for better blood circulation during sleep time. The latex core is also ideal for sleepers prone to allergies, as it is breathable and naturally dust mite- and mould-resistant.
Encased in a removable cover of bamboo fibre filled with organic cotton padding, the Heveya mattress can easily be cleaned to ensure a hygienic sleeping environment. Naturally, their bedsheet options come in bamboo fibre options, while their latex pillows come in multiple different shapes and sizes.
In light of the current situation, Okooko encourages customers to make an appointment via their website for showroom viewings and private consultation with their sleep experts.
Okooko by European Bedding, 13/F, The Plaza LKF, 21 D’Aguilar Street, Central
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As the first destination that comes to mind for many seeking home furnishings and wares, IKEA should need no introduction. Stocking bed linen for mattresses of all shapes and sizes (and the mattresses themselves, too!), pillowcases, cushion covers, duvet covers, and more, the selection at IKEA ranges from pure cotton and linen to flannel and lyocell and cotton blends, and there are always new seasonal patterns and colours added to the mix.
When it comes to mattresses and accessories, IKEA offers both spring and foam mattresses, with optional mattress pads and protectors and various levels of firmness for you to choose from. Speak to the consultants in the bedroom department to find out more about how to best protect, care for, and clean your mattress as well to ensure a longer lifespan for the product.
Perfecting their signature product, the Hush mattress, is Hush Home’s ultimate mission, and if you pass by their Sheung Wan showroom to experience this premium mattress, you might find it incredibly hard to face the prospect of your next night’s sleep without one.
With their research and development centre based in cutting-edge San Francisco, the superior engineering behind the mattress results in a foam-and-coil hybrid for optimal comfort and lumbar support—great for people who spend an excessive amount of time sitting. It comes in over 10 different standard sizes to fit your existing bed frame, and as far as quality mattresses go, the Hush mattress had be had for an extremely reasonable price—count us in!
Hush Home, 25/F, Arion Commercial Centre, 2–12 Queen’s Road West, Sheung Wan
You might be surprised to know that bamboo fibre is considered one of the softest fabrics in the world, especially when we think of wild bamboo as a sturdy material, rigid enough for Hong Kong’s scaffolding workers to scramble up and down.
Aside from being naturally hypoallergenic and antibacterial, bamboo bed sheets boast higher durability than traditional bed linen and also have allergy-reducing abilities. It is also unabsorbent, meaning that bamboo bedding does not soak up the oils from your skin as you sleep on it.
Sold on bamboo yet? Bamboa Home, a boutique shop located in PMQ, is your go-to for all things bamboo, and they stock a selection of buttery-soft sheet sets in eight different colours and prints.
Bamboa Home, S304, Block Staunton, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central | (+852) 2291 0285
The origin of this sophisticated home décor shop can be traced back to Japan, but over the years, Franc Franc has become a household name for chic and beautiful household items in Hong Kong. We’ll admit, we often wander through the showrooms and wistfully sigh at the fashionable interiors we dream of emulating within our own flats (only to be disappointed by the cruel reminder that we live in glorified shoeboxes).
Nevertheless, small spaces must not prevent us from injecting a sense of style into our home, and the bed linen options at Franc Franc—always on a seasonal rotation ranging from solid colours to floral patterns and bold prints—give us the tools to do just that. If chinoiserie prints, geometric designs, and embroidered sheet sets are on the top of your must-have list, this is the place to go.
As the child-friendliest selection on our list, Uji Bedding is a total treat for kids. Specialising in a plethora of patterns and prints, from Sanrio and Disney characters to more grown-up yet vibrant designs, Uji Bedding is the ideal stop for shoppers looking to bring some colour into their bedrooms.
As a bonus, most sheet sets go for a reasonable price tag and they also carry bed linen made from Tencel (a fibre made from cellulose found in the wood pulp of trees), bamboo fibres, and soft-spun cotton in a large variety of thread counts.
Step into the world of Yves Delorme and you’ll never want to tear yourself away from their silky sateen and voile sheets. Located within Hong Kong-founded Bed & Bath inside Landmark Prince’s (another great option for more bedlinen choices), this luxurious French brand is well-known for its timeless classics and original, elegant print designs, inspired by natural flora and geometric patterns.
In addition to fine bed linen, blankets, and pillowcases—which come at an appropriate price tag, but hey, that’s what you’ll have to pay for premium quality—Yves Delorme also offers accessories for the bathroom and bedroom, including sumptuous throw pillows and plush bathrobes. While the price point is on the higher end compared to other options on this list, there’s satisfaction in knowing that your comfort levels can be counted by the superior thread count.
Yves Delorme, Shop 212, 2/F, Landmark Prince’s, 10 Chater Road, Central | (+852) 2522 5151
Stocking every from anti-allergy duvets, down mattress toppers, quilted covers, smooth sateen sheets and pillowcases, and more, award-winning Indigo Living is one of the oldest home furnishing retailers in Hong Kong, boasting over 11 shops across the city.
Arguably the best part about their premium collection is the package deal: Their bed linens come in three- or four-piece sets, which guarantees that all of your bedding pieces will match perfectly. While their designs do err on the minimalist side, Indigo Living is the perfect destination for shoppers looking for simple and sophisticated solutions.
Based in Hong Kong, Omós Home was created in response to its founder witnessing the staggering amount of wood wastage in furniture production. Now four years old, eco-conscious Omós provides thoughtfully designed and handcrafted solid wood items for your home, made with imported, chemical-free wood from USA and Canada.
But you’re here for linen and bedding, aren’t you? Omós has that too—in eco-conscious form, following their company’s philosophy. Though their curated selection is on the smaller side, they specialise in stocking linen fabrics in a variety of colours.
Why linen, you ask? According to Omós, as one of the most sustainable natural fibres in the world—because it grows so quickly—linen is highly rated for its great value to the environment. Also, when you plant flax, it also rids the surrounding earth and water from toxins. Win-win!
Omós Home, Shop 2611, 26/F, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau | (+852) 2116 1707
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Homegrown bedding brand Linenshed specialises in—you guessed it—one hundred percent linen bedcovers, with products ranging from duvet covers and sheet sets to pillowcases and quilts in a variety of neutral, chic shades.
As one of the oldest textiles on earth, this versatile, durable material is perfect for all bedrooms. Browse through their extensive collection, with designs that include flanged, bow-tied, and elegant Bourdon-edge pillowcases, ruffle-edged covers, quilted surfaces, and so much more. Truly, Linenshed has quite the selection when it comes to diverse bed linen.
Linenshed, 5/F, Yat Chau Building, 262 Des Voeux Road Central, Sheung Wan
If all else fails and you would rather rely on no-nonsense, tried-and-tested mattress options with years of proven experience, there is no place to go but Sealy. As the one-stop-shop for all mattress solutions, you can take Sealy’s expert mattress matching questionnaire before you even make the trip down to the shop to determine the ideal mattress to suit your sleeping habits.
Whether you are shopping from their luxurious Heritage line or leaning towards the cost-effective Posture Premier collection, there’s something to suit every budget and need, from entry-level and spine support mattresses to stress-relief and comfort-driven models.