Tips for Choosing the Perfect Bedding
Before you can choose the best colors for your bedding, you need to decide what style of bedding you prefer. If you start shopping for bedding by color, you can end up with bedding that does not work with your style at all. Most bedding styles have unique color schemes, so if you decide that you’d like charcoal gray bedding but you love English garden-style decor, you might end up with a contemporary-style bedding set instead.The condition of our bedrooms and, most importantly our beds and bed linen, is a major contributor to the quality of sleep we get each night. Studies show that bedmakers are happier, more productive, stick to budgets and have a more restful sleep than non-bedmakers (you know who you are). There are even sleep doctors whose sole purpose it is to teach us this basic principle. Talk to any interior designer and they’ll tell you the same
1. Choose The Right Duvet & Pillows For Your Bedding
Rest your head at night on a bed pillow that's tailored to your sleeping habits—whether that's side, back, or stomach. Pillows play a crucial role in how soundly you sleep at night, and it's recommended to replace them every 12-18 months as pillow fill deteriorates and becomes less comfortable. Decorative pillows are a quick yet impactful finishing touch—injecting a dash of style and comfort that's easy to change at any time. Bedding sets of five or seven pieces often include these as well as pillow shams.
2. Choose The Right Material For Your Bedding
Most bed linens usually fall within the categories of cotton, silk or linen and, luckily, Sue tells us that “all are natural fibres which are breathable, thus helping to regulate body temperature.” But they do have specific functions which can be decided by your personal preference.
The classic, freshly-made bed is undoubtedly one dressed in a cloud of pure cotton sheets. And not just any cotton, of course – “Egyptian cotton is one of the finest,” Sue – a one-time Harrods buyer for over 30 years – reveals, “Being made from a long staple fibre, it gives a smooth, crisp finish.”
3. Matchy-Matchy or Broad-Based ?
Choosing a complete bedding set with all elements perfectly matched is a beautiful and easy way to outfit your bed. Bedding sets have been designed to give them a perfectly matched appearance, with some mixing of patterns and textures for interest. Though the sets are deliberately matched, the bedding components are varied to avoid that dreaded “matchy-matchy” look.