When buying bedding, it always pays to shop smartly and to prioritize quality as long as the investment doesn’t break the budget. But, in order to do that, you need to know what to look for and what your priorities should be. It definitely helps to have a list of tips so here they are:
When buying cotton sheets, the biggest element to take into consideration is the thread count. The higher the thread count, the softer and more durable the sheets are. Usually, most sheets are in the 200 range. High thread count sheets don’t pill so keep that in mind if you want to test the sheets.
As far as duvet covers go, sometimes it doesn’t pay to buy an expensive one. A less-expensive option could be to get a couple of flat sheets and sew them together on three sides. You can even add some decorative ribbon and customize the design however you want.
Flannel sheets are tricky. The most important thing you have to do is check the label. Make sure it includes the term “preshrunk” otherwise the flannel will shrink in the washing machine and the sheets will no longer fit.
When buying blankets, you should take into consideration the season and the temperature you usually keep in your home. For example, for the summer months you should get something light that allows the air to flow through.
If you want a wool blanket to use during the winter months, consider synthetic blankets. They’re less expensive than merino wool blankets for example, easier to wash and also non-allergenic.