After a busy day, there’s nothing nicer than snuggling down into bed for a good night’s sleep. Great bedding can help make sure you get the kip you deserve! It’s not just about pillows and a duvet when you tuck yourself in at night, make your bed a haven with the right mattress protectors, toppers and silky sheets – these can all add to your quality of sleep and we all know that the quality of sleep we get can impact our health and quality of life as a whole!
Buying new bedding can not only enhance your comfort, your bedding choice can make all the difference to your interior design! With the right bedding you can turn your bedroom into a minimalist sanctuary, an enticing boudoir or a funky space to hang out.
Types of Bedding
Fancy sprucing up your bed? Here are the basic types of bedding to consider: duvets, blankets, throws, pillows, comforters, cushions, sheets, fitted sheets and mattress toppers.
There are several things to think about when buying a duvet – warmth, weight and softness. These qualities are determined by a duvet’s tog rating and filling. If you like your duvet light and cool, choose a low tog rating. For a heavy duvet that will keep you cosy, choose a high tog rating. Simple! Some customers like to choose two or three duvets, perfect for changing with the seasons throughout the year.
The right duvet filling is also important. Natural fillings, like duck feather and goose down, are hardwearing and luxurious. Whilst synthetic fillings are better for those who have allergies or like to wash their duvet frequently.
All pillows have a shorter lifespan than duvets as they lose their support over long periods of time (due to the force of our heavy heads each night!). Natural filling pillows will keep their shape longer but all pillows should be plumped up each day to keep their shape.
Ever stayed away and thought ‘Wow, this bed is huge!’ or ‘Gosh, this bed is tiny!’… well there are various bed sizes to choose from, so why not follow in Goldilocks footsteps, and try them all until you find one that’s just right!
- Small single bed - W75 x L190cm (2’6” x 6’3”)
- Standard single bed - W90 x L190cm (3’ x 6’3”)
- Standard double bed - W135 x L190cm (4’6” x 6’3”)
- Kingsize bed - W150 x L200cm (5’ x 6’6”)
- Super Kingsize bed - W180 x L200cm (6’ x 6’6”)
Tips for Buying Bedding
- Choose Synthetic materials for those who have allergies.
- The higher the thread count of a cotton sheet, the better quality it is. Light will not shine through a high-thread count sheet when you hold it up.
- Can’t afford a thicker duvet for winter? Layer up with fleece or cashmere blankets.
- Add luxurious depth to your bed with throw cushions and bolsters, great for when you want to make yourself comfortable without getting inside!