Sleep is a vital need for all living beings, including humans. Indeed, the average human being spends about twenty-five years of his life sleeping. If you want to sleep for such a long period of time, it’s better to have a cozy and comfortable bed. Having a good bed is a guarantee of peaceful sleep. The bed’s components must also meet aesthetic criteria to add value to the bedroom. There is a tendency to attribute the comfort of a bed to the quality of the mattress used, which is far from being wrong.
However, each element that makes up a bed plays a very specific role. The furniture and the box spring form a base that raises and supports the mattress, so we don’t have to sleep on the floor. The pillows accentuate the comfort during sleep by adjusting the position of the head. The bed linen acts as a protection for the mattress and pillows, as well as for the person sleeping on it. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some of the things you ought to know about bedding.
The bed linen set
By definition, the bed linen set can refer to all the bed linen, including sheets, comforter covers, and pillowcases. The use of the term set refers to an aesthetic connotation. Indeed, the pieces that make up this set are generally matched and have the role of optimizing the aesthetic side of the bed. The set is for the bed, and what jewelry is for women.
The sheet is part of the bed linen constituting the set. There are two types of sheets: the fitted sheet and the flat sheet. The fitted sheet is the fabric that is used to cover the mattress. The flat sheet or top sheet is placed between the fitted sheet and the blanket. In addition to its decorative role, the sheet is often made of a soft material since it is in direct contact with the body.
The pillowcase is linen that serves as a pillow cover. It is often matched with the sheets and the rest of the bed linen in the case of a set. Manufacturers often design it in cotton to ensure softness and lightness. Its size can vary depending on the size of the pillows it is to cover.
The comforter cover
It is a fabric envelope intended to cover the comforter. It has the particularity of being lighter and less bulky than the comforter. Like sheets and pillowcases, it matches all the elements of the bedding set. In addition to the comfort it can provide, the comforter cover makes it easier for users.
Indeed, one will only have to wash the cover instead of taking care of the comforter. It can be changed as desired, without having to change the comforter every time. In addition, using a cover protects the comforter from wear and tear and dirt.
Choosing a bedding set
Although initially intended for decorative purposes, bedding provides a certain level of comfort to its users. The criteria for choosing a bedding set should therefore focus on both aesthetic and practical aspects. In terms of aesthetics, the choice of color and pattern depends largely on the consumer’s tastes and preferences.
Several models are available on the market; one can obtain personalized models for more originality. As far as practicality is concerned, it usually depends on the material the linen is made of. However, experts encourage the use of fabrics made from natural materials such as linen or cotton. They have the advantage of being softer and more comfortable than synthetic materials.
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