Choosing Your Perfect Bed Sheets for Every Bedroom

Everybody has bed sheets in their bedroom and having more than a passing knowledge about them is necessary if you desire a good night’s rest. The quality of sleep you get will affect the rest of your day fancy bed sheets so it is essential that your bedroom exude a relaxing atmosphere. There are a number of bedding basics for you need to consider when furnishing your bedroom and they include:

Bed size: The size of your bed will determine the size of the sheets you need to get. Beds typically come in standard sizes such as king; queen; double (full); or single size.

Sheet Quality: The quality of your bed sheets will be determined by their thread count; generally the higher the thread count, the softer and more luxurious the feel of the sheet.

Pillow Stuffing: What goes into your pillow will affect how it behaves, thus the quality of your sleep. Some common pillow fillers are feathers (in feather pillows) and goose down (in goose down pillows).

Mattress: Ultimately, the determining factor over the quality of your sleep is going to be your mattress. Some people like their mattresses hard as a rock (almost) whereas others prefer a gentler cushioning on their back. Luckily, there is a practically inexhaustible list of mattress types to choose from to accommodate everybody’s whim and fancy.

Setting the Right Mood

We spend a lot of time in the bedroom, which makes it one of the most important rooms in the house, so it is imperative that your bedroom imparts a welcoming and relaxing ambiance. There are several ways creating the perfect bedroom, the type that magically evaporates all your problems and worries away. The following are a few simple tips to create such a bedroom:

Wall Paint: Choose fresh neutral colour bed sheets, which are neither too bright nor too dark (unless you purposefully want a sombre atmosphere).

Comforter: The comforter on your bed tends to be the centerpiece of the whole room so the colour and pattern you decide on will influence the feel of the room.

Sheet Pattern: Like the comforter, but to a lesser degree, the colours of your sheets will influence the tone of the room. Pastels and light, natural and neutral colours lend a sense of freshness like a crisp spring morning.

Multiple Pillows: Adding many pillows to your bed is another way to give your bedroom that unique, personal touch.

Popular bed sheet materials

There’s a range of bed linen materials but some are better than others in terms of durability and hypoallergenic properties.

Cotton: Cotton is a favorite for being readily available, easy on the skin, cooling and for lasting long. It doesn’t develop lint and despite being prone to wrinkles, still manages to retain its top position as the best bed sheet material.

There are several types of cotton and each differs in quality and price so be careful before making a purchase. Egyptian cotton is the best and the most expensive. The plant is grown in Egypt and the resulting fabric is much softer and luxurious.

Next you have pima cotton which has long fibers and a high thread count, though not as high as Egyptian cotton. The thicker fibers help it last longer even after much wear so you really do get your money’s worth. Then there’s combed cotton, a very soft fabric that’s treated before it’s spun into yarn. The resulting fabric is great for cloth that’s worn close to the skin such as bed linen and clothes.

Polyester: Polyester has an almost satiny feel if it’s the top quality variety. Cheaper and with the capacity to boast a wider range of patterns than cotton, it’s most often used in hotels and motels although an increasing number of homeowners are beginning to appreciate it for its hygienic quality. Unlike cotton, it isn’t absorbent and dust and dirt don’t show up as much.

Christophe Rude
Christophe Rude
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