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How To Choose Bedding

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There's nothing like your haven of rest at the end of the day. Your bed and bedding have a lot to do with your overall health. Aches and pains, mood, and energy are all factors that your sleep can affect.

The good news is, making wise choices about your bedding can help. In fact, choosing the right bedding ensures that you sleep comfortably and feel relaxed. Here are some things to consider when selecting bedding for your bed.

What Are the Best Bedding Materials?

When thinking about the best bedding materials, you might be tempted to ask about thread count. Unfortunately, this is the ultimate contributor to your confusion. Believe it or not, thread count no longer indicates quality. Some companies will make higher thread count sheets with cheaper fabric. They double twist their yarn so they can claim a higher thread count.

Rather than worry about the thread count, instead consider the type of fabric. A jersey knit stretch fabric can be soft and warm while a single pick percale is crisp and cool. Here are some of your best choices:

White Floral Pattern Reversible Quilt Set
Classy Geometric Pattern Reversible Quilt Set
Blue Brown White Vintage Reversible Quilt Set
Stylish Modern Tailored Look Quilt
Multi Colored Striped Reversible Quilt Set
White Elegant Reversible Comforter Set
Modern Floral Linen Duvet Cover
Classic Linen Cotton Duvet Cover Set
Gray Floral Linen Duvet Cover Set
Elegant White Cream Linen Comforter
Classic Linen Gray Duvet Cover Set
Rustic Modern Linen Cotton Duvet Cover Set
Gray Ultra-soft Jersey Knit Reversible Comforter Set
Stylish Jersey Knit Duvet Cover Set
Hypoallergenic Jersey Knit with Ruffles Duvet Cover Set
Elegant Jersey Knit Cotton Comforter Set
Cozy Jersey Knit Single Duvet Cover
Modern Hypoallergenic Duvet Cover Set
Elegant Luxury Silk Duvet Cover
Ivory Quilted Silken Single Coverlet
Contemporary Floral Silk Bedding Set
Cozy Classy Gray Silk Quilt
Fancy Silk Duvet Cover Collection
Quilt Silk Single Reversible Coverlet
Cozy Polyester Microfiber Bedspread Set
Micro-mink Polyester Reversible Comforter Set
Classic Elegant 3 Piece Bedspread Set
Floral Pattern Polyester Duvet Cover Collection
Contemporary Printed Duvet Cover Collection
Painted Multi Colored Pattern Duvet Cover

What Type of Weave is Best for Bedding?

There are many different types of weaves, leading to a variety of qualities you may want to watch out for. For instance, a dense weave makes the fabric more wrinkle resistant. Tightly woven materials are also extra soft and water-repellant.

Something labeled ultra-soft or lustrous sheen will retain moisture, which can be better for your skin, but they stain easier.

Flannel-type textures are tightly woven and great for cooler climates while linen is loosely woven for breathability in hot climates.

How to Select a Bedding Pattern?

Of course you want your sheets to match your decor. The color, pattern, or design is important for a cohesive look and relaxing experience. You want your bed to welcome you to crawl in at night rather than stimulating your senses.

Busy Bohemian patterns may be fun, but they can excite your brain activity and prevent you from entering into the deep sleep you need. However, that doesn't mean you should rule out all patterns.

Patterned bedding can draw on accent colors from other decor in your room, pulling it all together. It gives you the ability to highlight small doses of your favorite color without being overwhelming.

Boho Patterned Reversible Quilt Set
Floral Paisley Reversible Quilt Bedding Set
Multi-colored Boho Duvet Cover Collection
Dark Floral Pattern Comforter Set
Black Green Pink Pattern Duvet Cover Set
Boho Vibrant Polyester Reversible Quilt Set

Florals are also great ways to invite relaxation while making the colors in your bedroom pop. The secret is to mix your patterned bedding with solid colors, too. This balances out your bedding, making your accent pieces pop against your pattern. Tiny floral prints are

If you'd rather choose a solid color, layer your colors by starting with your main color and then choose accent pieces that feature lighter and darker shades of that same color. This monochromatic scheme encourages relaxation and feels luxurious.

Cozy Blossom Flower Pattern Reversible Bedding Quilt Set
Elegant Floral Reversible Quilt Set
Classic Blue White Comforter Set
Bohemian Hippie Sunflower Bedding Comforter Set
Stylish Elegant Cotton Comforter Set
Boho Watercolor Painted Duvet Cover Set

Should I Choose a Duvet, Comforter, or Quilt?

What goes on top of your bedding is just as important as the bedding itself. It often comes as a set, so you'll need to factor in what you want to cover your sheets with to offer the best look and sleeping experience. People tend to throw around the terms 'duvet,' 'quilt,' and 'comforter' willy nilly, and it gets confusing to say the least.

Duvet

Here's where things get confusing. A duvet cover is the covering that goes over your comforter. They're usually sold in sets with matching pillow shams. However, many of these terms are used interchangeably.

The idea of a duvet is that you have a plain comforter that goes inside the duvet cover. You use the comforter repeatedly while changing out the cover. It's a great way to mix it up and change the look of your bedding more often.

A duvet is also a great option for tying your covering to your pillows, and it also makes your bedding much easier to wash. The cover comes off so you don't have the throw a giant comforter in the machine.

Blue Cotton Duvet Cover Set
Bohemian Pattern Reversible Duvet Cover Set
Luxury Ultra-Plush Solid Reversible Duvet
White Elegant Duvet Cover Set
Hypoallergenic Microfiber Duvet Cover Set
Fashionable Reversible Duvet Cover Set

Comforter

A comforter is a topper that features a plush feel and appearance. It can make your bed look incredibly fluffy and welcoming. They're soft, but can be heavy, making for a cozier experience when snuggling up at night.

A plain comforter could go inside a duvet cover, but many comforters come with their own outer layer sewn on so you only have one piece. While it can eliminate the hassle of having to put a cover on what is essentially a giant pillow, it also means you're cramming the whole thing in your washing machine when it's time to do laundry.

Stylish Comforter Set for Girls Room
Classic Traditional White Polyester Comforter Set
Elegant Hypoallergenic Single Reversible Comforter
Unique Tufted Details Comforter Set
Attractive Turquoise Reversible Comforter Set
Pink Shiny Velvet Comforter Set

Quilt

What springs to mind when hearing the word quilt is probably Grandma's vintage patterns in some pretty unattractive color combinations. While you have the right idea, quilts don't have to be ugly.

A quilt is simply a bed covering that's thinner than a comforter. It's not as plush, but it's also not as warm, so it's a better option for warm climates.

Typically quilts have patchwork designs, but that's only because of the way they're made. Quilts are sewn in sections and then each section is stitched together to make the final product.

It gave quilters an excellent opportunity to create elaborate designs, but you can find more modern quilts in solids or muted colors as well.

Big Patterned Reversible Quilt Set
Elegant Gray 100% Microfiber Coverlet Set
Colorfull Cozy Reversible Quilt Coverlet Set
Floral Design Reversible Quilt Set
Stylish Printed Six-piece Coverlet Quilt Set
Blue 100% Cotton Reversible Quilt Set

How Many Pillows Do I Need?

How many pillows you sleep with is entirely up to you. It's more a matter of comfort than style. However, when making your bed every morning, you can choose the size and number of pillows you have based on the size of your bed.

However, you can overdo it, so make sure that your pillows span the width of your bed, but make sure they're between one quarter and one third of the length.

Elegant King Size Comforter Set
Aztec Pattern Black White Coverlet Set
Blue Cotton Rustic Bedding Collection
Rustic Floral Cotton Coverlet Set
Quilted Bedding Set for Girls Room
Fancy Blossom Stitch Reversible Quilt Set

While this is largely a personal choice, this buying guide should help you determine what types of bedding are best for you based on climate, decor, and budget. There's no wrong answer, as long as you're sure you're going to love it.