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5 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Bedding Set

5 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Bedding Set

It's been proven that the comfortable feel of fresh sheets and bedding has a huge impact on sleep quality and how much Americans are able to relax in their bedroom. That's why it's important not to grab the first set off the shelf and make do.

Instead, you should consider a few different things before choosing a bedding set — like what matches your bedroom's aesthetic and which material you feel is the most comfortable.

If you're not sure where to start, here's everything you need to think about when looking at bedding sets.

1. The Color and Pattern

The color will be the first thing that draws your eyes to a bed set, and there's nothing wrong with that. Bed sets not only need to feel good, but they need to look good too.

First, you should consider the color of your bedroom and what will match. If your bedroom is darker-toned, a black bedroom set might be the best idea for you. 

If you prefer a fresh, crisp appearance, then you might be better off going with white.

You should also consider the cleanliness factor, though — for example, if you have a white dog who often lounges on your bed and sheds all over the place, maybe black isn't the best idea!

The pattern is also important. If you prefer solid colors and your bedroom has a very minimalist feel, it's probably a good idea for the bed set to be a solid color as well. However, if you've mixed some different patterns in with your decorating, then you might want to choose something a little bolder.

It all comes down to your personal tastes and what fits the room you've created. You could even use the bed sheets as the accent color themselves, adding a bit of brightness to the room.

2. The Size

Bed sets aren't usually one-size-fits-all. You should be aware of what kind of bed you have before you go and purchase a set, to make sure it's the best possible fit.

For example, for a king bed, you need to choose specific king bedding sets. If you don't, then the set you have will be much too small.

If you have a smaller bed, don't buy a bigger set thinking it'll do. While it will at least cover the whole bed, it'll look off, and you won't get that smooth effect when the bedding set fits just right.

There should be no need to take measurements, as long as you know what kind of bed you have.

3. The Material

The material may just be the most important thing about your bed set, as it determines how comfortable you have and how long the set will last.

Linen, cotton, and silk are among the most common types, and which is right for you will depend on what you're looking for in a bed. Cotton is cozy and comfortable, whereas something like silk is good for sensitive skin. Silk pillowcases are great on damaged hair, as there's no friction to rub up against it.

You should also consider the temperature in your bedroom. If your bedroom is usually hot, silk sheets might be a better idea than cotton as they're cooler on the skin. 

It's also important to consider the temperature when you're thinking about layers. While many people choose a bedding set that just has one layer of sheets or blanket above them, others choose multiple. 

4. The Style

You also need to consider the style of the bedding set. In the US, it's most common for people to sleep with sheets and blankets, but some people prefer a duvet which is much thicker and usually requires a cover over it.

58.3% of Americans use comforters, which also tend to be very cozy.

Which is best for you comes down to a few factors:

  • The current season — it might be a good idea to change them out over the course of the year
  • How hot or cold you run
  • How hot or cold the room is

There's no right or wrong answer to the style of your bed set, but it's good to have an idea of what you want before you go ahead and make a purchase.

5. Your Sleeping Partner

If anyone else sleeps in the bed with you, it's good to take their preferences into consideration. Have a conversation before you go out and purchase a bed set, and this will really help narrow when what will work for you.

If you do have different preferences and can't come to a compromise, consider sleeping with separate blankets or comforters! This lets you both share a bed set and stay intimate with each other without compromising your sleep quality and comfort.

Though when it comes to materials on the sheets and the mattress itself, you'll likely have to get on the same page.

This Is How to Choose the Perfect Bedding Set

If you consider all of these things, you'll find the perfect bedding set. Make sure to think about the aesthetic of the room and what will match, the style of bed set, the material, and what your sleeping partner would enjoy. That way, you can land on a decision you won't regret.

Don't forget, your bedding set is very important to your sleep quality and, therefore, your quality of life.

If you're looking for a bedding set that's comfortable and high-quality, take a look at our collection. You won't be disappointed.