Despite its importance, we do not usually pay much attention to bedding, forgetting everything they provide us: a warm and restful sleep and a bedroom full of charm. Therefore, we must choose it wisely.
Good bedding is characterized by its quality, that is, by the material, the number of threads per square inch of fabric and the comfort they offer. In addition, to provide good rest, it is important that they adapt to the mattress without too much rigidity, they do not wrinkle and do not lose their qualities with the washing process.
We spend a third of our lives sleeping, and while we give importance to the mattress, we often forget about the types of pillows available. The use of an inappropriate pillow causes muscle pain, back pain and even headaches.
The variety of materials used for pillows is wide: natural, synthetic, or a combination of both. Everything is designed so that everyone finds their ideal pillow. The most important thing in a pillow is the comfort they provide, and that it helps us maintain a correct posture of the spine at night. Some materials are:
1.- Fiber pillows: they are filled with hollowed and carded polyester fiber. These are very common and inexpensive pillows. At the same time, they are quite firm, ideal for vacation homes.
2.- Memory foam pillows: made with polyurethane foam, they offer, like mattresses made with this material, excellent adaptability. Not everyone is comfortable with this type of pillow, so it is important to try it first.
3.- Latex pillows: it is a hypoallergenic, breathable and natural material. In addition, it adapts very well to body shapes and gives medium to firm support.
There are a couple of factors to consider to buy the best sheets for our beds. For example, the material. The type of material mostly has to do with personal preferences. Each of them is going to offer you some specific qualities. Some are:
1.- Egyptian cotton: it is the highest quality, but also the most expensive. It is made up of extra-long fibers that result in very comfortable sheets. In addition, they are pretty durable.
2.- Pima cotton: composed of discontinuous medium to extra-long fibers. It stands out for its shine and softness. They are quite durable and cheaper than Egyptian cotton sheets.
3.- Linen: linen sheets are generally quite expensive. In return, you'll have cool nights and sheets that will last for decades. The main disadvantage of sheets made with this material is that they wrinkle (a lot) very easily.
4.- Synthetics: sheets made with synthetic materials are the cheapest you can find. In addition, they offer the great advantage: they do not wrinkle. In return, they lose in softness and breathability.
In addition to choosing the material, the different brands of sheets offer varieties in the fabric of that material. The way a sheet is woven will have a direct impact on the feeling it gives when touched. As well, it will also affect the number of threads used: between 200 and 400 for extra soft sheets, for example.
1.- Percale: tight fabric and at the same time very light. Soft and comfortable.
2.- Microfiber: even more dense and tighter than percale, prevents sheets from wrinkling.
3.- Satin: extra soft, light and shiny.
4.- Flannel: its structure is especially suitable for cold climates.
Finally, as our last example, the sheet measures. It is essential that your sheets fit the mattress perfectly, especially in the case of fitted sheets. A wrinkled fitted sheet can be very uncomfortable at night. For this reason, we are going to find all types of measures in the market.
You want to know what would be the best duvet for your bedroom? Here are some tips you need to consider:
Originally, they were filled with duck feathers, which are a good insulator, but today they are also made of fibers that will prevent you from getting cold. Its weight also matters at this point, that is, the amount of padding it has per square meter, since its shelter capacity will depend on it. If you live in a hot weather climate (we don’t), a grammage of between 350 and 400 grams will be enough, while for areas of higher altitude or colder, a little more weight will be needed in the inner filling, from 400 to 500 grams.
The answer is: it depends. For colder areas of the house or not very hot climates, the natural filling is ideal, as it keeps the heat. Synthetic duvets or those with a mixture of natural and synthetic fibers, on the contrary, are not so warm and are perfect for warmer areas or for homes with a heating system. Plus, they are easier to wash than down duvets, and are typically more affordable.
To prevent the duvet from falling out of bed at midnight because it has smaller measurements than is adequate, we must make sure that there is a margin of approximately 50 centimeters on each side.
A mattress protector complements your bed and is placed between the bottom sheet and your mattress to protect it from possible stains that it may suffer. Its function is very important since most mattresses do not have enough technology to repel stains by themselves and once the mattress suffers some eventuality it is impossible to completely remove the residue from its interior and this can cause mold inside the mattress.
Its cleaning is very easy and fast since only by putting it in the washing machine at the temperature indicated on its label, it will leave it clean and ready for its new use.
Bedding may need special care, if we have cotton textiles, it will be easier to wash them, but sooner or later they will end up losing their color. However, silk or satin will need much more specific care so they don’t end up ruined.
Now you know, whenever you are going to decorate your room, bedding is a priority.