There are so many bedding ensembles available these days that it’s difficult to know what to choose to achieve your dream bedroom. Here are some guidelines which will help you make your selection when you are ready to shop.
1. The Design
This is the aspect we are most likely to think about when making our choice of bedding ensembles and the one which is the most fun! Many bedding sets are built around a pattern or colorway, others around a theme. Some designs are romantic and feminine, other are designed for guys and some are more neutral. Think about the effect you are trying to create in your bedroom and choose a bedding ensemble which matches this.
2. The Make up of the Set
Find out what is included in the bedding ensembles you have your eye on. Some contain only sheets and pillow shams and duvet cover while others have a whole lot more such as a comforter, matching cushions, throws, bed skirt etc. Sometimes you can buy a basic bedding ensemble and add in the items you require – sometimes you have to buy the whole bed in a bag set. What do you require and what is available in the collection?
3. The Quality of the Materials
Consider the fabrics used within the bedding ensemble and how they will stand up to wear especially for bedding which will be in daily use.
The thread count of fabric determine its quality. Sheets can be anything from 80 to 12000 thread count and good quality sheets are generally from 180 to 500 thread count but that’s not the only factor in quality. You need to consider the fabric too. Look for a high cotton percentage with a satin finish for comfortable bedding next to the skin.
4. The Color and Pattern
When choosing colors it may be easiest to start with your a bedding ensemble and use those as the colors on which to base the room. If your room has already been decorated take care to select something which enhances the color scheme of the room. Consider the walls, flooring and curtains before you make your choice because the bed is a huge expanse within the overall scheme. You can choose to blend or contrast the colors but it is best to stay within the same color family. For example, even if you choose a neutral shade you will do better to go with cream if your room has warm tones or white if your room has cooler, sharper colors. Be careful not to have too many patterns competing with each other within your room unless the colors of each pattern look like they are part of a set. Unless you are an expert would avoid mixing patterns which have not bee designed to go together.
5. Your Bed
Remember to take into account the style, shape and measurements of your bed when choosing your bedding set and accessories. I have a French antique bed at home which is lovely but it needs a custom mattress and custom bedding to match. Fitted sheets are not an option. Nor are valances which do not fit and which cover up the ornate carving along the sides of the bed. Modern bedding would look ugly on such a bed. Some beds suit a more country look. Some a contemporary bedding ensemble. It’s all part of making an overall look and theme for your dream bedroom.
6. Your Budget
Prices of bedding ensembles vary widely from hundreds of dollars for designer luxury bedding sets to a more modest price for the budget sets. Of course in many cases you get what you pay for but you may want to set yourself a budget before you start looking so you don’t get carried away. If your budget is small at the moment it may be worth buying a basic quality ensemble (which will last) and brightening it up with inexpensive pillows and a throw to give your bedroom the designer look without breaking the bank.
7. Your Patience
Nothing looks worse than a bedroom with an unmade bed. If a bedding ensemble needs to be “just so” to look great then you need the patience to put it back together again every morning when you get up. If you know you’re always rushed for time select something simple – where a minute or two will have your bedroom looking good. Bedding ensembles shouldn’t need too much assembling!
There are beautiful bedding ensembles to choose these days. You can find luxury versions in department and interiors stores as well as in specialist soft furnishing stores and budget ranges in general purpose stores. However for many reasons, unless you have just come across something you love, I think it’s a great idea to look for bedding ensembles online.
1. Great choice
Bedding sets are bulky and take up a lot of shelf space so you are unlikely to get a huge selection in your local store. Sometimes you make the trip only to come away with a brochure you could send for online. Online you will be offered 1000s of bedding ensembles in different sizes, styles and colors. Not even the largest bedding super store can compete with that.
You can browse online stores 24 * 7 all 365 days a year and go shopping for bed linens when it’s convenient for you. You can find just what you are looking for in a few minutes without the inconvenience (and expense) of getting to a store miles from your home. No waiting and no lines! Online sites have secure ordering and great hassle-free returns services make the whole experience of buying a bedding set online quick and easy.
3. Lower Prices and Discounts
Online stores tend to offer lower prices and discount on bedding ensembles because they do not have the overheads of running a physical store. Plus you can easily compare prices on similar bedding ensembles from the comfort of your own sofa and get the price benefits of shopping around without the time-consuming hassle of trooping from store to store.
4. Bedroom Design Advice
Many sites have not just bedding sets on offer but also give plenty advice on how to choose the best duvet, comforter or sheets to meet your needs and how to measure up your bed for bed linen.
5. Pressure Free
You can make your buying decision without an overly keen sales person on commission standing over you. You have time to think straight! Spend as long as you like thinking about your purchase and if you don’t get it right first time return your items without a log trip back to the store.
6. Free Shipping
Many online stores offer free shipping of your bedding ensemble. Check the terms but in general, your new bedding can be delivered to your door completely free of charge!
7. Access to Unique Designs
Online you’ll find many designer bedding ensembles which will lift your whole bedroom décor and make your room the envy of your friends. These unique designs are just not available locally.
8. Easy Searching
Most sites allow you to search for exactly what you are looking for as well as browsing their selection. You can quickly locate the bedding ensembles which meet your needs for size, price, color etc and then spend your time looking at the ones you are interested in.
9. Money back Guarantees
Online stores take the risk out of your purchasing online by offering risk-free money back guarantees. Some local stores are not so accommodating.
10. Custom Services
Some online stores will create custom bedding for you which exactly matches your requirements. This is a great service when you can’t find exactly what you are looking for among the ready-made bedding ensembles.
Who would have guessed that there is more than are more than one kind of fleece sheets? There is micro fleece, polar fleece and plush fleece. And all of these are used to make fleece sheets, blankets, clothing and more.
Traditional fleece is actually the unique interlocking hair fibers on certain sheep and alpacas that are sheared, processed and spun into wool yarn and then into woolen fabrics. Due to the itchy quality of wool, and the often high price of woolen goods, a synthetic fleece fabric was developed in the nineteen-seventies as an softer, itch-free, less expensive alternative to traditional wool. Made from recycled plastic bags and bottles it is an eco-friendly synthetic material as well as being safe for those with an allergy to wool, or extremely sensitive skin that would otherwise be unable to have skin contact with wool products made from animal fleece.
Originally used for outerwear because of the water-repellent and heat-preserving qualities of this dense fiber, it is now used to manufacture anything that can be made from traditional wool.
Different names are used to describe synthetic fleece but in reality there are only 2 types. Micro fleece sheets and polar fleece sheets are names used for the same product. They are simply a fleece that is densely woven to create a fabric that is not only water-repellent, but will wick away moisture and continue to provide warmth even when wet. This product is available in varying thickness with micro being thinnest and most supple, with the next being 100, 200 and 300 which is thickest with less flexibility. Plush fleece is the name given to the soft, thick and luxurious fleece that is often used for thick robes and stuffed toys. Plush fleece makes a great alternative to flannel sheets as it is thick and cushioned as well as soft and warm.
Using synthetic fleece sheets is a good idea, not just for those with an allergy or sensitivity to real wool fleece, but for everyone as it holds in body heat but, like cotton, is a breathable fabric allowing moisture to dry quickly while keeping your skin feeling warm and dry. Perfect for cold winter nights to chill at bay fleece sheets are available in a wide choice of colors and prints perfect for the master bedroom to the nursery and every age in between.
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