Bed linens are an important component in ensuring a good night’s sleep. It allows your body to cool down after a long day and guarantees that you sleep through the night comfortably.
It may seem easy to just pick up any bed sheet set you see on store shelves but there’s actually a science behind buying sheets. It’s much like picking out an outfit, you want to personalize your bed linens based on fit, comfort, price, functionality, and durability.
It can be a lot to consider so, we’ve made your life easier by rounding up some expert advice on how you can get the most out of your bed sheets.
Consider the thread count
You’ve surely heard that a higher thread count is equated with softer sheets. You’ll be surprised to know that it’s not necessarily the case. Read more about it in our previous post: 5 Myths about Luxury Bedding
Go for bed sheets that have a range of 200 – 800 thread count for durability and softness. We consider these the optimum count for breathability and comfort while maintaining an affordable price.
Match the colors to your mood
Ask yourself, what mood do I want to create in my bedroom? Do you want it to feel as relaxing and sophisticated as a hotel room? Or do you want to express your creativity with bold colors?
This can save you money in the long run as bed linens can either be the focal point in your room or it can act as accents. You won’t have to do much or spend more on beautifying your room.
Neutral colors like white, grey, light blue are classic choices. You can also opt to accent your bed with colorful throw pillows, a blanket, a duvet and change up textures to add more character.
Canvass and look for discounts
There are so many options out there and availability is endless so as a buyer, you have the upper hand. Go ahead and look around, compare prices, spot discounts and good deals.
Be on the lookout for holidays and celebrations as vendors usually give out special offers during these times.
Mind the fibers
Fibers are the raw materials used to manufacture bed linens. Choose sheets that are soft yet breezy as they dry faster. This can lead to more savings in the future as you can simply air-dry them and not use an appliance. If you are using a dryer, keep it at low heat which reduces your energy consumption.
Our staples are cotton, bamboo, and linen for easy-to-maintain bed sheets. These fibers don’t need much detergent so you’ll be able to save on those too.
Know your bed size
You don’t want to waste money by choosing sheets that are too small or too big for your bed. You want to hide every corner of your mattress and keep it clean on the sides.
We’ve prepared an exact guide specifically for Philippine mattresses. Access the sizing chart here.
Consider the quality
Do your research and learn about the process of how your sheets were made. This will give you an idea of its durability and hygienic properties. Remember, you will be using these sheets for you and your family so it’s wise not to scrimp.
Health and hygiene are your priority too so if you can find sheets that have anti-bacterial properties then you’ll be hitting two birds with one stone.
Try bamboo sheets as they are known to be hypoallergenic and anti-microbial.
Saving doesn’t mean you have to scrimp on quality. You just have to know how to evaluate your options and choose the ones that will yield more value in the long run.
At the end of the day, it all boils down to your preference, budget, and priorities. Hopefully, these tips will help you find the perfect bed linens for you and your family.