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After you’ve decided on the colours for the walls and floors, you’ll need to figure out the best bedding combinations.

 

In this article, we will tell you the best ways to choose the right bedding for your room. We will discuss: The best types of pillows for your sleeping needs and design preference, the best duvet to buy as well as the material, the bedding accessories and how to choose the right bedding colour for your room. 

 

So, if you are looking for fresh bedding but aren’t sure where to start then this article has been made for you.

Which Type of Pillow Is Best For Sleeping?

Investing in the appropriate pillow, in addition to a good duvet and a comfy mattress topper, will pay off. 

 

There’s never been a better moment to take stock of what you sleep on, thanks to advances in sleep technology and new bedding and mattress companies. 

 

There are four different types of pillows and each one has its individual qualities:

Cotton pillows are inexpensive and frequently accessible, but they are prone to collecting heat and flattening out with time. Ultimately, they are fine for a spare room that is rarely used but not something we would suggest for a regularly used room. 

 

Although cotton pillows have a reduced profile, they are soft and supportive, which makes them great for people who sleep on their front or back! Cotton pillows also offer super-absorbency and help drain moisture away from your head and face, allowing you to sleep deeply without feeling clammy.

 

Cotton

Feather

Memory Foam

Micro Fibre

Price

Cheap

Expensive

Expensive 

Expensive

Sleeper type

Stomach 

Cold sleepers

Back 

Get too hot

Feel

Soft and supportive

Squashy and comfy

Hard & hefty

Soft & fluffy

Unique selling point

Absorbent

Trap heat.

Head support & hypoallergenic

Remain cool throughout

A more expensive cushion that is generally squashy and comfy. Duck or goose feathers are most used. If you can afford it, invest in a down pillow, which is made from the softer, fluffier layer beneath a bird’s exterior feathers; these are much softer and more sumptuous. Feather pillows are lightweight and quite comfy, but they do tend to clump together and need to be plumped daily.

Memory foam is meant to conform to the contour of your head and provide consistent support throughout the night. They’re hypoallergenic and don’t need to be washed. The problem is that they’re quite hard, hefty, and collect heat throughout the night, making for an unpleasant combo.

They’re feather-soft and fluffy, don’t clump, don’t trap perspiration or moisture, and are designed to keep you cool all night. Microfibre, on the other hand, is the most expensive pillow lining. The perfect set for sleepers who get too hot!

Is It Best To Get A Soft Or Firm Pillow?

Many of us are sleeping on the wrong pillow, which causes neck pain. The easiest approach to figure out which cushion is right for you and your painful neck is to figure out what kind of sleeper you are and then match the pillow to your sleeping style.

Side sleepers require a thicker, firmer pillow than stomach sleepers, who require a thinner one. To keep their head, neck, and spine inappropriate alignment, side sleepers typically require a medium to high loft pillow. But how thick should a pillow be for side sleepers? Sleeping on your side normally entails using a pillow with a thickness of at least 4 inches.

If you sleep on your back, you may be a chronic snorer. Back sleepers should elevate the top half of their bodies with a firm pillow or wedge. So a memory foam pillow is probably best if you are a back sleeper.

If you prefer to sleep on your stomach, you should look for a soft pillow, such as a cotton pillow. Your head will be closer to the mattress if you choose a softer cushion, maintaining the integrity of your neck’s natural posture.

What Is The Best Type Of Duvet to Buy?

They are often made in different weights for different amounts of warmth, so the duvet that is best for you will be determined by the type of sleeper you are.

 

The duvet filling determines whether a duvet feels fantastic or terrible. Natural or synthetic duvet filling are the two primary types available. The casing of the duvet is also crucial. A cotton casing is always recommended because it is breathable, temperature regulating, and perspiration wicking.

 

Although there are many types of duvet fillings, the most popular are goose or duck down duvets

Is goose or duck down duvet better?

The softness of goose or duck down can be felt in a duvet or cushion. In a pillow, a feather gives support, and in a duvet, it adds weight. In a duvet, the down provides insulation, while the feathers, in combination with the fabric, give heaviness. Individual comfort varies; however, a heavy duvet is recommended for persons who typically struggle sleeping. 

 

If you want the sense of a soft and pleasant embrace around your body, a light duvet is ideal. Goose down duvet is also superior at absorbing moisture from the body.

 

If you are a person who is rather too hot or too cold in winter then it is good to get a duvet that will fix your problem. A common question we get asked is, ‘Should I get a 10.5 or 13.5 tog duvet?’ as they are the most popular duvet weights.

Should I get a 10.5 or 13.5 tog duvet?

Well, the tog rating of a duvet is crucial since it determines how warm it is (but not its weight, which depends on filling). The warmer the duvet depends on the weight of your duvet, so if you tend to get cold during the night then a 13.5 tog duvet is best suited for you. Whereas if you usually get warm in the night then a 1-.5 tog duvet would keep the temperature cooler for you.

How To Choose Bed Linen

Given that we spend roughly a third of our lives sleeping, it makes sense to invest in a bedding that is both comfortable and long-lasting. But how do you go about selecting bed linen? Here are some of our recommendations.

 

Material

Personal preference plays a big role in the type of material you use for your bedding. Consider this: it’s what you’re wearing for eight hours every day.

 

Season

It’s entirely up to you how many sheet sets you’ll need and how frequently you’d like to mix things up. But keep in mind that sumerry sheets can be worn all year. 

 

Thread Count

The number of horizontal and vertical threads in one square inch of fabric is referred to as this. The higher the thread count, the higher the bed linen’s quality.

 

The best bedding material thread count is 180-300. If the thread count is higher than 300, the sheets and duvet covers will feel heavier. This is best for people who tend to get cold during their sleep.

Bedding Accessory List

Adding accessories to your bed can create the look and add to your overall aesthetic. Here we will go through three of the most popular bedding accessories.

The number of horizontal and vertical threads in one square inch of fabric is referred to as this. The higher the thread count, the higher the bed linen’s quality.

You can use a flat sheet and lay it on the wrong side up so the design appears when you fold it over the blanket, depending on your preferences.

These are extra blankets that go over the top flat sheet to keep you warm. They serve the same purpose as duvets and comforters but are composed of a thicker material instead of fill. Are you someone who tends to get hot during the night? Then going for a blanket on top of your bed will give you extra warmth and also be a great accessory to match the decor of your room!

How To Choose Bedding Colours

You must first pick what style of bedding you prefer before you can choose the ideal colours for your bedding. If you shop for bedding based on colour, you can end up with something that doesn’t fit your style at all.

 

Mood Boards

A mood board can be made by physically attaching your favourite colour swatches to a board, creating one on your computer, or even using Pinterest.

 

Solid Colours or Patterned?

Solid-colour bedding is attractive and uncomplicated, and it can give your bedroom a trendy hotel look. Solid colours can also help to create a soothing and zen-like environment, which is ideal for unwinding after a hard day.

 

A patterned bedding is usually best for rooms with a plain decor as this adds some dazzle to your room!  Or if you struggle finding bedding to match your bedroom then a patterned bedding style would be great as they usually include different colours and you can purchase one with a funky design. 

 

Fabric

Sheen materials are a more formal option than plain cotton or other matte fabrics. Sheen fabrics can lighten up a dark bedroom and give it a more glamorous feel.

 

Overall, choosing the best bedding for your room comes with a lot of factors that should be considered if you want to have a good night’s sleep. We hope this article has helped you come to a decision on what the best bedding for you will be.

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