December 5, 2013

Bedroom Furniture—How to Buy Sheets for Your Bed

Like the bed frame and mattress; choose the best bedding you can afford. You won’t regret buying quality.

Choose the fabric best suited for your sleep environment.


If you’ve recently purchased a new bed, the next step is finding the best bedding possible. Like the bed frame and mattress; choose the best bedding you can afford. You won’t regret buying quality. If you’re limited by your budget, opt for more economical bedding that fits your décor and personal needs.

Getting your beds set up properly takes a bit of work. But it can be fun! Like just about everything else around us, beds and bedding have come a long way from their beginnings.  That leaves us with a LOT of choices! Pair that up with the fact that mattresses really have no standard dimensions and it comes down to reading the fine print and getting out your measuring tape!

First Step: Measure you mattress to find the exact dimensions! Like we said, there are no standard dimensions for king, queen, double and twin beds. These titles just give you the rough size. Although the top size is usually quite accurate, the depth of your mattress is what you really need to watch.

Second Step: Remember to factor in any additional mattress toppers or sleeping devices that you plan on using with your mattress. Put your mattress and any other items together and measure from top to bottom to get the exact depth. Make sure when you are purchasing fitted sheets that they will accommodate your dimensions.

Third Step: Based on your budget, choose your store and shop around! Make sure to check both in-store and online for special deals or discounts. Online can be a great way to get deals on items that you may not be able to get in-store. Flip-side of that coin is that in-store often will have discount or liquidation items that may not be represented online! If you are looking for high-end beddings be sure to visit your local specialty shop and talk with the salesperson to find exactly what you’re looking for.

Fourth Step: Learn what thread count means! Thread count is the number of threads per square inch of fabric running in both directions. Choosing a thread count between 175 and 250 will give you a good standard quality. Keep in mind that a higher thread count can sometimes mean the threads are thinner and may wear more quickly. That being said, luxury sheets will have a much higher thread count than the suggested count here and you really can feel the difference.

Fifth Step: Choose the fabric best suited for your sleep environment. If your room is particularly cold, choose fleece or flannel sheets for extra warmth. During the hot summer months, opt for something lighter like cottons, silks or a blend. Remember to buy several sets, and when purchasing make sure to double check the dimension on the packaging to ensure they will fit your bed! Don’t rely on the bed names…read the fine print. Also keep in mind that some fabrics will shrink when you wash them and others (like silk) will require dry cleaning.

 

If you’re looking for a new bed, take a look at our beautiful bedroom furniture collections. We have something for everyone!



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