One of the biggest challenges in growing up is buying bedding like an adult. We may know what each of sheets will be used for, but it is also necessary to know the features of these items beyond their outer appearance.
Thread Counts and Material
There are different ideas about the thread count of a sheet. In general, the higher the thread count, the more comfortable and durable the sheet is. This is because the weave is tighter in them. There are also other things instead of the thread count that you can consider if you have trouble choosing.
Instead of the thread out you can go for the material and the weight. Wool is known to wick away moisture and is therefore best for those who gets allergies often. Down is warm and therefore is best to be used on cold nights. And synthetic is the best used if you are looking for something easy to clean.
Natural or Artificial
Which material to use? Artificial or natural. While there are pros and cons of each one, knowing the exact kind of materials will not help in knowing which kind of materials are suited for best. Synthetic fabrics are considered to be warm and non-allergenic.
They are also less expensive to be used and will be affordable for those who work under a tight budget. But natural materials also have its pros. For example, organic bamboo comes with hypoallergenic martials. So, if there are any health or hygiene issues, make sure to choose the material that will keep you the most comfortable.
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Making Seasonal Changing an in the Bedding
One of the important changes that should happen in your bed sheets is the seasonal changings. Unfortunately, for most people who start living by themselves and get their own place, this is also something that slips from mind.
This mostly happens with summer and winter, the heat and the cold returning either less or more bedding to keep you warm. In cases like these, you can add additional bedding such as coverlets and quilts that are warmer due to their lightweight or duvet for winter due to their thickness. Forgetting to make the seasonal changes can make your sleeping experience very uncomfortable.
Know the Exact Materials to Buy
There is no point of knowing all the above information if you do not know the exact kind of items you need to purchase. The standard bed consists of the following; pillows, shams, sheets, coverlet and duvet cover. But depending on your personal preferences, you can always add or reduce the materials to customise it.
This means getting additional throw pillows, buying a fitted sheet and getting an extra duvet or a blanket in winter. You bed has to be a place where you would feel the cosiest and safe. Therefore, sticking to ‘standard’ bed items is not a must and you can still buy whatever you prefer.
If you are someone who is buying bedding for your place for the first time, then you would never have thought that bedding would need more requirements than that. Think carefully your needs before making any hasty decisions.
Published by Shira Winget