Bed sheet is a necessity, and it is a little bit expensive. However, how to choose the right bed sheets?
The color of your bed sheets should go well with the comforter and the bedroom.
- Lighter colored bed sheets easily show stains.
- Darker colored bed sheets easily fade.
If you choose a pattern, you have to make sure you can buy the same pattern to replace the damaged sheet.
Sometimes, the depth on the bed sheet packaging will be listed as the “pocket”. Choose the pocket size as closest as possible to the mattress depth.
Bed sheets come in a variety of fabric types, including cotton, polyester, silk, etc. Visit bedding stores in person to select the sheet that appeals to you the most.
- Polyester or cotton/poly blends tend to feel uncomfortable in high humidity.
- Rayon sheets will feel cooler than cotton.
|Synthetic fibers (polyester)|
Types of Weave
|Pinpoint||a stitch of two over and two under||Pinpoint sheets soften with each wash|
|Sateen||a stitch of four over and one under||Very soft, but less durable than pinpoint sheets|
|Jacquard sheets||made on a special loom||This weave is very difficult to create|
|Percale||a stitch of one over and one under||Allows air to pass through|
Thread count means the number of horizontal and vertical threads per square inch, and is greatly affect the sheet quality, and thread count can go up to 1000.
When chose the fabric quality, you should consider its thread count. The higher the thread count, the higher quality the sheet
Good quality fabric always contains 300 – 400 thread count or higher. However, at the upper ends of thread count, the difference is not very noticeable.
Quality can also come from certain types of fabrics, such as Egyptian cotton sheets made of thinner and longer cotton fibers.
You can compare prices online if you know the size, type and quality of the bed sheets you want.