How to pick bedsheets

In addition to a healthy bedtime routine and a quality mattress, choosing good bedding is essential for a good night’s sleep. Linen should not be chosen at random, just because it is in action in a shop, but we should think about its quality. Bedding is something intimate for us, something we keep in touch with all the time we sleep. That is why choosing linens should not be left to chance. Before you go shopping for this product, all you need to do is measure everything unless you know all the necessary measures in advance.

When it comes to a mattress, standard measures are Twin 39 x 75 inches, Twin XL 39 x 80 inches, Full 54 x 75 inches, Queen 60 x 80 inches, King 76 x 80 inches, and Cal-King 72 x 84 inches.

When buying bedding, we distinguish Fitted and Flat Sheet. Standard dimensions for fitted sheet are: Twin 39 x 80 x 14 inches, Twin XL 39 x 80 x 14 inches, Full 54 x 76 x 15 inches, Queen 60 x 80 x 15 inches, King 73 x 80 x 15 inches and Cal -King 73 x 85 x 15 inches. Standard dimensions for Flat sheets are Twin 72 x 102 inches, Twin XL 71 x 114 inches, Full 87 x 102 inches, Queen 92 x 108 inches, King 110 x 114 inches, Cal-King 111 x 114 inches.

When it comes to buying pillows, you do not need to buy the one at the discount or the most expensive one. If it says anatomical or anti-allergic, it doesn’t mean it will work for you. Pillows are purchased according to the needs of your head or your sleeping habits. One likes thick, hard cushions, one soft, thin, and one does not use a pad at all. There are four standard pillow sizes: Standard 20 x 26 inches, Queen 20 x 30 inches, King 20 x 36 inches, and Euro 26 x 26 inches.

After deciding which dimensions will fit your bed, think about what material to choose for healthy and comfortable sleep. Choose a material that is comfortable for your skin and is easy to maintain. Many different materials make linen, and one of them is cotton, silk, linen, crepe, damask linen, and many others. All of these are often mixed with synthetic ones to make them last longer. According to many experts, the best choice is pure cotton linens. Cotton bedding is suitable for all seasons, easy to maintain, and iron. An important feature is that they can be maintained by washing in the washing machine. The advantage of cotton is that it is skin-friendly and breathable, so we don’t sweat. When buying linen, take into account the density of the weave. The formula is simple: the higher the thickness of the texture, the softer the sheets and pillows will be. 

Bedding is the first thing you notice when entering a bedroom, and it is vital to create an impression.  You should think about the colour of the walls and the colour of the room, what suits you to the interior and what style you are aiming for.  Do you envision a boho-style room, or you want a simple white satin that you can combine with everything else there, or you are up for sailor style? It is up to you to decide what matters most to you, comfort or style. In some situations, we cannot find everything we expect from the bedding we want to buy, so in that case, we decide on what is more necessary.

Most bedding comes with a sheath or top sheet. You can usually find a layer of the same material in the same collection with an eraser and dimensions for your mattress. Also, depending on the time of purchase, make sure you have a suitable quilt, blanket, and do not forget to decorate the bedding with small details.

To sum it up, determine the exact size that will fit the dimensions of your bed, pillow, quilt, or blanket. Then, in accordance with the climatic conditions where you live, your needs, and what pleases your skin, decide on the right material. At the very end, choose a pattern and colours that you like and blend in well with the colours that prevail in your bedroom. You can always opt for the option to pay for hand-sewing your linen, which, of course, has its advantages and disadvantages. If you decide to have someone sew your bedding, be aware that this option will cost much more than going to the store and buying a finished product when you need just to wash it and put it on your bed. A tailor, more specifically, a sewist, will need to know the exact dimensions by which he will tailor everything you need. In this case, the most significant benefit is that you can choose any design and material you like. The choice of materials and patterns in the stores where it is sold is much more comprehensive, so you have the opportunity to sew linen that is not found in any store. If you are creative and like to be original, opt for this option. After all, if you have sufficient skills, you have a sewing machine and know how to use it, buy the material, and tailor it yourself. When we do something ourselves, we usually handle it more carefully, and you will be complacent and proud of what you have done.

When you step into your little empire and see how everything fits in with your taste and style, then when you lie down in the evening and actually enjoy the material you choose, and in the morning, you wake up without feeling sweaty, well-rested, then you know you have made the right decision and bought or sewed linens which fits your needs and your taste.

All you have to do is to enjoy the choice you have made and to keep your bedding clean and, therefore, your health at a higher level.


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