“Good morning being with the better night.”
This cliché is right. The quality of bed and the quality of bedrooms are the major contributing factor for quality sleep. According to studies, “bedmakers are happier, more productive, stick to budgets and have a more restful sleep than non-bedmakers.”
If you are falling short of sleep, consult a doctor, and along with other prescription, he will inquire about the quality of bedding you experience, kind of bed you sleep on.
Not only doctor, talk to an interior designer and he will tell you the same thing. It is always advisable to invest fairly on your bedding wardrobe, just like your clothing wardrobe.
Do you like to wear ill-fitted, scratchy clothes? So, why not you pay attention to your bedding wardrobe. Afterall you spent about a third time of your lives in bed.
The world of luxury bedding is vast and pretty but confusing too! What to choose, what not to, what is headcount, which fabric is best and unlike this several question juggles in your mind when you select for your luxury bedding.
In this article we tried to banish all question marks eating your brain:
Lay The Foundations
Before you begin with the most luxurious bedding linens and accessories, give a thought about your foundations. The bed is not a bed without a cloud-like fluffy cotton wool types duvet and perfectly suited pillows. Select a duvet suitable for your room and of the best quality, so that you need not replace it for many years to comes.
The most important thing for duvets is its tog rating. This is a measure of warmth and assures you that you enjoy your sleep at the optimum temperature as per the season. For the summer season, use a 2.5 to 4.5 tog, for spring and autumn season and general use, use a 9 to 10 tog, and for the winter season, use a 12 to 13.5 tog. You can also opt for All season duvets too ideal from all seasons. You can also use two duvets of light and medium weights which can use separately during spring, summer and autumn season and later can be buttoned together to make a warm for the winter season.
Duvet construction and casing are other two important factors t consider. Quilting and baffle walls are the best way to retain shape and heat while high-quality casings will improve the weight and feel of the duvet.
Pillows should be soft enough to be comfortable but firm enough to give support to your head, neck, and shoulders.
Choice of filling differs from preference to preference. Down fillings are the lightest and most comfortable to sleep while silk duvets are hypoallergenic.
Count On It
Second on the list but thread count is probably the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about bedding. Truth be told though, most of us probably don’t know why we should be so preoccupied with it in the first place or why higher is apparently better. “Thread count measures the fineness of the fabric by counting the number of threads per square inch,” Sue explains, “It’s often used as a measure of quality, but it can be misleading as high thread counts can include twisted threads of double yarn.” Got it. And what’s percale then? “Percale’s simply a fabric with a thread count generally over 180 threads per square inch.” Ok, this is getting easier.
Sue reveals that “the quality of the bed linen will depend on the fineness of the yarn as well as the quality of the weaving and finishing processes.” As always – it’s more about quality than quantity.
Most bed linens usually fall within the categories of cotton, silk or linen. All natural fibers which are breathable, thus helping to regulate body temperature and have specific functions which can be decided by personal preferences.
You can opt for cotton sheets among which Egyptian cotton is the finest one. If you want glossy hair and hydrated skin, then choose for silk bedding. Satin and sateen fabrics are characterized by a bright, smooth surface.