There are many areas of your home in which you can get away with low cost budget alternatives without you or any guests ever noticing a difference. Your bed is not one of those areas. From the frame and the mattress to everything on top, it’s important to always invest in the top of the line.
When it comes to your sleep, you simply can’t afford not to select the best quality options. However, when shopping for new linens, it can be difficult to discern exactly which products are truly the best buy.
by Kelly Hoppen Interiors
Here are some helpful bedding tips
CONSIDER YOUR NEEDS – Satin sheets may sound luxurious, but they don’t breathe as well as cotton and may be slightly uncomfortable in the dead of a summer night. However, it can be a great option for winter, or areas with cooler year-round climates. Before you invest in new bed linens, take time to consider what you really need.
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CHOOSE COLORS WISELY – White sheets are a simple and popular option because they match any décor, but they’ll show every mark and stain immediately. Darker sheets may not show stains as easily, but they can fade over time and show age sooner than white sheets. Patterns can liven up your bed dressings, but be sure the print doesn’t clash with the comforter. If you can’t make up your mind, buy two sets and change them up or mix and match.
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COMPARE THREAD COUNT WITH CAUTION – We hear a lot about thread count, and it’s easy to assume the phrase is just a fancy term made up for marketing purposes. However, there is actually a lot of truth behind thread count. This amount it actually the number of threads per square inch. For example, a set of sheets with 200 threads along the length and 200 along the width of one square inch would have a thread count of 400. One thing to keep in mind is that while thread count matters, it’s not the most important factor.
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For example, if a set of sheets advertised as 600 thread count does not feel any softer than a set with 400 thread count, go with the less expensive option. When it comes to bedding, comfort is more important than anything else.
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