The furniture, area rugs and artwork are static elements which are replaced once every few years so they set a certain type of look and décor in a room. Other features such as the bedding in the case of the bedroom are replaced regularly and they allow you to constantly change the ambiance in the room. But before you get carries away by colors and prints and other details, let’s review a few of the basics that have to do with bedding.
There are numerous features that could be included in this category but, depending on your own style, you’ll only use a few. Some are basics like the sheets or the pillow covers. Other, like the bedspreads or quilts are optional.
When choosing bedding, it’s important to shop smartly. This means you shouldn’t skimp on bedding but neither pay more than you have to. When shopping for sheets, cotton is the most popular option and you need to know how to distinguish between the various types. The quality is described by the thread count. The higher the thread count the more durable and the softer the sheets are. A high-thread count sheet (from 250 to 300 or more) doesn’t let light shine through.
Flannel sheets are also a good option but you need to be extra careful when buying these are make sure the label says “preshrunk”. Otherwise you’ll find out that your sheets will shrink when you wash them and no longer cover your bed the way they are supposed to.
Blankets offers a variety of options. Wool blankets are very appreciated because they are the warmest. However, synthetic blankets have their qualities too. For example, they are non-allergenic, easier to wash and less expensive.
Down comforters and other products measure the quality in terms of fill power. So those with high fill power are warmer but also lighter because they have fluffy clusters of down.
Duvets can be used either with or without a top sheet. They have removable and washable covers are are really practical. You can change the look of your duvet with new covers every now and then to avoid monotony.
Bedspreads are bigger than comforters and can be used as blankets. They can be simple or decorative, lightweight or think so you can choose a type depending on your own preferences and style.
Quilts are only popular in some regions of the globe. They are more lightweight than a duvet or a comforter and they are suitable for warmer months or they can be used as an extra layer during winter.
Once you know what you want to include in your bedding collection, decide on the type of fabric you prefer, the style, colors, prints and everything else. Try to find the right balance between cost and quality.