To ensure you a quiet and comfortable rest and to better furnish
your sleeping area you will need to carefully choose bed
linen and take into account several factors. The choice of
sheets and coordinated, in fact, is not only about the aesthetics,
but also the tactile feel, the quality of the fabrics, the ease of
washing and maintenance, as well as, of course, the atmosphere that
you would like to create in your bedroom. On the market you can
find several options available, depending on the size of the bed,
the features of the room and other furniture items.
To help you choose, here are some tips to buy the right bed
linen and make your sleeping area cozy and comfortable in any
season of the year.
Bed linen set: what can they consist of?
can consist of several elements, which may vary
depending on the season and personal preferences. Sheets
definitely the main elements of bedding for the sleeping area:
usually a sheet
includes a top sheet and a bottom sheet (fitted or
not-fitted), which must be firmly attached to the mattress to
ensure a snug fit. The sheets can be made of different fabrics,
such as cotton, cotton percale or satin.
are another essential element of bedding sets. There are different
sizes of pillowcases to fit different types of pillows: generally
the standard sizes are 50x80 cm
. The pillowcases can be
combined with sheets or different colors and designs to create a
more particular and modern effect.
is an additional element that can be included in a set of linen,
useful in any season of the year. In addition to protecting the
sheets, in fact, it also has an aesthetic function
help to furnish and make the sleeping area more elegant. This
decorative accessory is placed over the top sheet and in the colder
months can also be used as an extra layer
to give more
warmth. Bedspreads are available in a wide range of colors, designs
and fabrics, allowing you to customize and renew the look of your
bed in any season.
An element that can not be missed in winter
, which generally consists of four pieces: a bag, one or
two pillowcases (in the double version) and a sheet with elastic or
taut corners (top). The duvet cover not only protects the duvet
from stains and dust
, but also contributes to the overall
aesthetic appearance of the bedding set and can be easily replaced
or washed separately for added convenience.
How to choose bed linen: the measures
It might seem obvious, but to buy the right bed linen is
essential to know first the precise measurements of the bed and
mattress. To choose the right size of bed linen you will then
need to take the measurements of your mattress and pillows first.
Follow these steps to make sure you get the right size:
- use a tape measure to measure the width, length and height
of your mattress. Be sure to also measure the height, because
some mattresses can be thicker than others;
- check standard sizes: Standard mattress sizes may vary
slightly from country to country. For example, in Italy the
standard dimensions of matrimonial mattresses are usually 160 cm
wide and 190 cm long. Check the standard dimensions and compare
them with the measurements of your mattress to make sure you buy
the right size linen;
- consider the type of bed linen: the dimensions, in fact,
can vary according to the type of product. For example, sheets can
be made to fit mattresses with different heights, so be sure to
choose those that fit your specific mattress;
- measure the size of cushions: if you want to buy
pillowcases, also measure the size of the cushions. Usually the
standard pillows have dimensions of about 50 cm x 80 cm, but in
some cases there may be variations. Check the size of your pillows
to make sure you buy pillowcases of the correct size;
- check the manufacturer's instructions: each manufacturer
may vary the size of their products slightly. Before you make your
purchase, check the information on the label or package of the bed
coordinates to make sure you choose the right size.
The choice of fabrics for bedding
Choosing the right fabrics for bedding is essential to
ensure a comfortable and restful sleep, because the materials can
affect the breathability, softness and durability of the sets, but
also the aesthetic performance. Cotton is definitely the
most suitable fabric and used for sheets, pillowcases, bedspreads
and duvet covers because it is soft, breathable and durable.
Cotton allows the skin to breathe during sleep, absorbs
moisture and provides natural comfort.
Percale cotton stands out for its dense and
particularly fine texture and is fine and soft to the touch,
perfect for those who want maximum comfort and freshness, and want
to recreate an elegant atmosphere in the bedroom. In addition,
cotton percale is known for its strength and durability. The
best percale sheets retain their beauty and integrity even after
numerous washes, always remaining soft and comfortable in contact
with the skin.
Another precious fabric often used to make sheets and
bedspreads is cotton satin. This fabric with a smooth and
shiny appearance stands out for the prevalence of warp in the weave
and is able to ensure a pleasant feeling of freshness and
lightness, in any season of the year. It can be washed in the
washing machine, but in the case of particularly delicate linen
elements, with embroidery or applications it is always preferable
to opt for hand washing. In any case, it is always better to wash
according to the indications on the product label.
Best bed linen: plain or patterned?
As we have seen, bed linen is a key element to create a
cozy atmosphere and furnish the sleeping area with a unique
and personal style. The choice of colors and imagination depends,
of course, on the personal tastes and characteristics of the
environment and other furnishing elements, but also on the season
and the atmosphere you want to create in the bedroom.
The choice of sheets and bed linen in solid color
be the ideal solution for bedrooms in classic or modern style.
Simple, but at the same time elegant (especially if chosen in soft,
neutral or pastel colors), they adapt to any type of furniture and
they are easily combined with blankets, pillows or furnishing
accessories of the same color
, but also of different patterns
and textures. This versatility allows you to change the style of
the bedroom simply by adding different decorative elements.
in neutral tones, for example, are perfect for
giving an elegant and refined look to the bedroom, while Genziana
, with more vibrant colors can add a touch of vivacity
and personality to the environment.
On the contrary, printed bed linens
are ideal for rooms
with minimal style or with walls or furniture in soft colors,
because they offer the opportunity to express your personality and
play with contrasts, completely transforming the environment.
Patterned sheets can become the focal point of the bedroom
creating a distinctive and unique style. A wide range of patterns
are available, from stripes to flowers, from geometric patterns to
polka dots, up to more abstract designs. Also in this case the
choice depends on your tastes and on the style of the sleeping
area: for the most classic bedrooms are perfect sheets or
bedspreads with floral patterns, such as the double
in delicate pastel tones, or the Labuan
with romantic roses.
The sheets with prints and designs also offer the possibility
to change the atmosphere of the bedroom depending on the seasons
or occasions. You can prefer fresh and colorful patterns for
the summer and patterns in darker, warm and cozy tones for the