Posted on August 10 2018
How to choose the right bedding ?
We spend more time in our beds than ever. We don’t just sleep in them: some of us eat breakfast, text our friends, chat to our significant other for hours, think and decide crucial things about our lives, stream movies, unwind after a long day, and most importantly its where we make love.
Bedding that is lurid, hot and scratchy will leave you reluctant to spend time in your bedroom, which will have knock on effects on your sleep quality and quantity. And you might find it more difficult to encourage repeat overnight guests too! Here’s why choosing the right bedding for your bed is so important:
Comfort is King
Statistics suggest that we spend a third of our lives sleeping, but when you factor in all the leisure time we spend in our beds too, we spend much more time in our bedroom than that. So it stands to reason that we want bedding that looks and feels fantastic. If your bed is the most important piece of furniture in your house, then the bed sheets you choose are the fluffy cherries on top of the soft but supportive cake.
We all know the basics; a great bedding set comprises of a duvet cover and matching pillowcase alongside a fitted bed sheet in a complementary colour. But finding bedding you love is so much more important than this. Your bedding should compliment the colour of your bedroom walls, feel soft against your skin and, above all else, be comfortable.
Sinking into stylish and comfortable bedding at the end of the day can make the difference between a great night’s sleep and a mediocre one.
Life’s too short to spend more than a third of your life resting your head on a pillowcase that doesn’t make you happy! If your bedding feels comfortable then you’re more likely to enjoy the time that you spend in your bed.
Whilst comfort is important, another reason it’s essential to choose the right bed sheets is to showcase your fantastic style credentials. The bedding you choose is a reflection of your personality, an immediate insight into your sense of style. It’s important to choose it wisely. Do you really want to fill your bedroom with a mumsy floral duvet cover when your passion is modern minimalism? Let’s be honest: there’s nothing sexy about a bedding that looks like it’s been borrowed from your gran!
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Modern living spaces are getting smaller and smaller, which means that our beds increasingly dominate our bedrooms. They are the centre of the room: the focal point that can make or break whether it looks hot or not. Changing your bedding is a fast and affordable way to completely make over your bedroom: you can change its colour scheme, inject a new design detail, or reflect your quirky personality. Let your bedding do all the talking; identifying who you are and what you style ethos is without having to say a word.
Types of bedding
Once you’ve chosen the style of bedding that is right for you, it’s important to think about the fibres that will best suit your lifestyle.
The most common bedsheets are made of cotton. This is because cotton is durable, easy to wash, and designed to transfer moisture away from the body, making them feel cooler and more comfortable. There are a wide range of different cotton bed sheet options available, depending on your budget and preferences. At beddable we offer cotton percale and cotton sateen bedding bundles in four different colours. Percale and sateen are different cotton weaving techniques. You can find out more about the impact of these techniques on the bedding products on this blog post.
Linen sheets are usually rougher to the touch and more expensive than their cotton equivalents. Because they are cooler on the skin than cotton sheets, linen sheets are very popular in countries with warmer climates. They are very durable, meaning that they will last longer, provided you look after them properly, but they can be difficult to iron, so aren’t a great choice if you’re looking for something low maintenance.
Finally, silk sheets might be reminiscent of an eighties lothario (a la Peter Stringfellow) but they are also soft, easy to slip into, and designed to keep you warmer during the cold winter months. If you pick the right designs, then modern silk bedsheets can look elegant and sophisticated.
Choosing the right fibres for your bedsheets will ensure that you can’t wait to slip into them every night, and they’ll feel so good you won’t want to get up in the morning. beddable makes bedding that looks as great as it feels, giving you the best of both worlds. Because your bedding is just too important for compromise.