If you count all the hours we allot to plumping pillows, smoothing sheets, straightening shams, and fussing over how the whole thing looks, we spend as much time on our beds as in them. We spend about a third of our lives sleeping. When you spend this much time in bed it’s worth your while to make it as comfortable as possible. My philosophy has always been, spend the most you can afford on the things that come into contact with your body. Creating a beautiful and comfortable bed is just a matter of a few good choices.Yet the results never look as good as pictures in magazines.
Secrets for a Better Night’s Sleep – Tips to Create a Beautiful and Comfortable Bed
Do you remember when all bed sheets were white cotton? If so, you’re probably amazed at how many options are on the market now. You can add color, style, and pattern to your bedroom with the newest bedding. A bed sheet is a flat woven textile that is used on a bed between the occupant of a bed and the warm blanket above. It may be made of a variety of fabrics such as cotton, linen, bamboo fabric, polypropylene, polyester and synthetics. Occasionally bed sheets are made of silk. The quality of the bed sheet is often conveyed by the thread count the number of thread per square inch of material. In general, the higher the thread counts, the softer the sheet.
Bedrooms are Made to Sleep
As boring as it can sound, the bedroom is not a space where you should multitask. You can cuddle, be with your loved one but avoid using your bedroom as home office space, workout area or family play area. Search about the ideal mattress and pillow for you, look around and don’t buy in the first place you walk into. Educate yourself, wait, try them and buy a mattress or pillow that will not only be more comfortable, but will also make you a healthier person.
1. Start with the best bed sheets you can afford.
Any fabric that touches your skin should be super-soft and comfortable, so that means fitted sheets, top sheets, pillow cases and duvet covers. Egyptian cotton sheets — particularly those made in Italy — are considered by many to be the gold standard. In second place is Pima cotton. A sateen (that’s not satin) and percale finishes on the sheets tends to make them very soft on skin, and combing adds to softness. There are also many cotton/polyester blends which are produced to reduce cost. The type of cotton is usually identified on the label so look for one of these four.
Making your bedroom a place of comfort is essential to a good night’s sleep, so invest in the best sheets you can afford!
A sheet set includes a fitted sheet, flat sheet and pillowcases. All sets include two pillowcases with the exception of the Twin Set which includes just one pillowcase.
Combed Cotton has been combed to remove short fibers so that only long fibers remain, making a stronger and softer yarn.
Percale is defined as crisp, durable plain weave fabric typically used for sheets; it has a thread count of at least 180.
Sateen is cotton cloth made with a satin weave, a weave that produces a very soft, lustrous feel but can be somewhat less durable than a tighter weave.
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2. Top of bed refers to comforters and duvets.
Comforters are most commonly made of synthetic fill with no mention of fill weight on the label and are usually pre-covered from the manufacturer. The market place is full of ready-made comforters and comforter sets. They are usually well priced and fashionable. However, you never really know what’s in them and the weight is usually low to meet a price point. Most synthetic comforters are hypoallergenic but I suggest you pre-wash all synthetic comforters before placing on your bed. Laundering ease is the best selling feature of a synthetic filled comforter.
Duvets are sold without a finished decorative cover. If you like to change your top of bed design often or just seasonally than a duvet is best for you. There are a number of natural duvet options, but down is most often recommended due to it’s flexibility.
Measure Your Bed
You’re probably familiar with a twin or queen or king size bed. But did you know that there is no absolute standard measurement for beds with these names? So before you go shopping, measure your bed carefully, noting the dimension from top to bottom, side to side, and the thickness of the mattress. Some are wider than others or longer. Be sure you know exactly what you need when you shop.
Silk duvets are made from fibres layered on top of each other, which gives silk duvets a flatter appearance when compared with duvets filled with down. Silk duvets increasing popularity stems from a combination of factors, including their thermal properties, their light weight, and their natural hypoallergenic properties. The best silk duvets are made from wild silk or Grade A Mulberry silk. A good silk duvet is usually the most expensive of the 3 types of bed covers.
Buy fitted sheets made for super-deep mattresses to accommodate all the extra bed toppers — about 18 inches deep. If needed, get sheet grippers to keep your fitted sheet in place.
3. Warm it up
Add an electric blanket to your bed — or, if you like the combination of a cozy comforter and slipping into a pre-warmed bed, look into Electric Mattress Pads, which is placed on top of the mattress. Since sometimes the wires and cords can be a little uncomfortable to lie on, you might want to position a warming pad on top of any thick bed toppers, but below something like a quilted mattress pad that sits just below your fitted bedsheet.
4. Layering a bed adds comfort and helps define the style of the bedroom.
By the way, decor magazines get that full bedding look by using a high fill count down duvet with decorative covers. Add a coverlet to the foot of your bed for chillier nights. A coordinating coverlet can add color and texture to any bedroom. A throw contributes to further the designer finish in the bedroom. Always use your pillows to add another layer with decorative shams. Finally, finish with decorative cushions in accent colors to create that off-the-page-of-a-decor-magazine look.
Check the Laundering Instructions
Silk sheets are sensuous and wonderful, but will you have to have them dry cleaned each week? Can you afford that? Be sure that you’ll be able to care for your new bed sheets the way the manufacturer recommends. They’ll last longer, and if you have any problem, you’ll be able to return them if you’ve cared for them properly.
5. Get help for your problems
Does your pillow seem to get too hot at night? Look at ventilated pillows. Is your pillow not supportive enough? Try a contoured foam pillow. Leg, hip or back problems? There are also all kinds of theraputic pillows that are easily available leg spacer/positioner pillows, leg wedge pillows, lumbar roll pillows and the multi-purpose body pillow.
Buy More Bed Sheets Than You Need
If you’ve spent a lot of time deciding on what bed sheets to buy, you won’t want to have to do it again soon. Consider buying two or three sets that are identical so you can trade off. If something spills on the bottom sheet, you can replace just that. If someone puts a foot through the top sheet, you won’t have to start over. And be sure to buy extra pillow cases for freshness.
List of Top Ten Most Expensive Bed Sheets in the World
No matter what you preference is buying the best bed sheet is very costly. Now we are going to discuss the top ten best bed sheets of the world. The prices of the sheets are different according to their material. Many of the people do not purchase such luxurious item. People who are brand conscious they purchase this highly expensive sheets.
5. Coyuchi Supima Sateen Sheet Set – $598
6. Luxury Microfiber Bedding Sheet Set – $435
8. Royal Opulance Satin Full Sheet Set– $370
Bedding From Luxury Hotels to Your Home
One of the great pleasures of spending time in a 5-star or 5-diamond hotel is to experience sleeping in a really good bed. Many of these luxury hotels offer the beds and bedding for sale either through a catalog or by simply dialing a toll-free number and ordering one.
Surprisingly enough, the beds are very reasonably priced, guaranteed to provide the same wonderful sleep experience at home as at the hotel, and are delivered and set up in your bedroom.
Hilton Hotels worldwide tout an unforgettable night’s sleep with their Suite Dreams Mattress and Box Spring. Made by Serta, the custom designed bed is provides added coil support and an edge that does not break down.
Custom made by Sealy for the Kimpton chain of hotels with properties worldwide, these beds have a firm and supportive core, plush pillow top surface never needing to be flipped, high coil count, extra edge support and multiple layers of foam and fabric. It all adds up to provide an exceptional night’s sleep.
3. Four Seasons Hotels do not offer their beds for sale.