Choosing the right bedding can mean the difference between a good night's sleep and a bad one. Luxury bedding can add to the comfort of any mattress. Imagine being cradled by bedding that is cool, crisp and feels great to the body. There are different features that can be considered when choosing bedding. Thread count can enhance the softness and luxuriousness of the sheets and pillow cases. Different colors can make a bed more inviting and help create design continuity. With the popularity of thick mattresses with pillow tops, it can be difficult to find sheets that stay in place. However, places like Target let you get sheets that will fit large mattresses, at a reasonable price. Having piqued interest on luxury bedding, here are some questions to ask when shopping for them.
A minimal amount of shrinkage should be expected during washing and drying. Depending on the material of the sheets this might be more apparent. For instance, cotton shrinks easier than silk. It is important to read the labels on the sheets to find out the washing and drying instructions.
What material is best for sheets?
Sheets can be made from various materials, including wool, cotton, acetate, polyester, silk, or a combination of materials. The material chosen will impact the feeling the sheets have on the body. Make sure to feel the material before choosing one, because the feel is a personal decision.
Who makes the best sheets?
There are many companies that make bed sheets. Many people look for Egyptian cotton sheets with a high thread count. These sheets are made by companies like Mellanni, Fieldcrest, Eddie Bauer, Room Essentials, among others. If brand name is not an issue, there are many options available at different stores, beginning under $25.
What color is best?
Color is a personal preference and should not have any real effect on the comfort or longevity of the sheets. However, lighter colors, especially white, might feel cleaner and crisper. Lighter colors can also feel cooler than darker colors. Additionally, different colors can show dirt and debris easier than others.
Should patterns and materials match?
The choice of patterns and materials are personal decisions. However, sleeping on one fabric while using another as a top sheet might be appealable. Mixing and matching materials and fabrics will create an optimal sleeping environment and a design people love.
What are the most luxurious sheets?
There is a wide range of prices for luxurious sheets. Some sheets cost more than $1000. But, for most people that is not realistic. Sheets, with deep pockets, can be bought for under $50, depending on the size of the bed. So, depending on the person, reasonably priced sheets are available and can provide the feel that is being sought.
What is the thread count?
When buying sheets, the thread count can be very important. Thread count is the number of threads per square inch. The more threads the bedding has, the softer it is. Sheets generally range from 200 to 800 thread counts. Choosing a thread count that is higher will give better comfort and feel softer on the skin. Additionally, sheets with higher thread counts usually last longer.
What size is appropriate?
The size of the sheets should match the size of the mattress. If the wrong size is chosen, it will either be too big or too small and will not fit the mattress correctly. When choosing a comforter or duvet, the size does not matter as much. A larger size can be chosen to give a little bit of extra coverage.