Custom bedding sets not only provide functionality, they also enhance the beauty of one’s bedroom. Beddings would usually include these 3 items – fitted sheets, flat top sheet and pillow sham. The fitted sheet covers the mattress of the bed, the flat top sheet often replaces the top sheet whereas the pillow shams usually would complete the whole set.
Bedding materials come in various fabric and cloth type. Depending on your needs, you would find ones that are made of cotton, goose feathers, wool, acrylic, micro fiber synthetics and polyester. Goose feathers or duck down are frequently used in quilts or duvets whereas cottons or polyester are commonly used for sheeting. Blankets are made of thick wool, microfiber and even cotton or a combination of all materials. For those who suffer from allergies or have health problems, it is important to choose fabrics that are labelled as hypoallergenic to prevent discomfort. For those who live in colder climates, flannels are preferable whereas those who prefer something luxurious, silks or satins are ideal.
Before availing of customized bed sheets, homeowners should know the bed size that they are thinking of purchasing or already have one at home. Bedding sets vary depending on the size of the bed, mattress, bedspread, comforter and blanket. Bed sizes are divided into (a) twin, (b) twin XL, (c) full or double, (d) queen, (e) California (Western King), (f) Dual (Eastern King), (g) Daybed, (h) waterbed (single, queen, king). Do remember that sizes differ in each country and as such, it is prudent to check the equivalent size before purchasing.
Purchasing Your Bedding Sheets
Before purchasing your beddings, there are some things that you have to consider. This would help you determine the right set to purchase. There are wider options available now in the market which can be confusing; however knowing about these things can help you know exactly what you need to look for.
The first thing to think about is the size of the bed sheet that you need. You can check out the size of the bed by reading the manufacturer’s label, though for more accurate measurement, it is still best to measure the mattress yourself. Fitted sheets are excellent if you want something snug to fit your mattress though it might cost more than regular sheets.
The next step would be choosing the material the sheet is made of. As mentioned above, sheets come in different materials. Consider also how you would be washing the sheets. If you have a high powered washing machine, getting a thick blanket sounds good but can be a nightmare if you are just doing hand washing.
Visiting stores and talking with the sales person can give you a better idea of the type of sheets that they are selling and can give you more understanding about the sheet that you want and hopefully help you make an informed decision.