Bedding is a very broad category of products. Bedding encompasses sheets, pillows, blankets, comforters, shams, duvet covers, and more. While you will have your own preference for styles and fashions, Beds.org will be glad to objectively review the materials, construction, and features of bedding for you.To start with, Beds.org would like to give a brief example of what the more popular types of bedding are. Since pillows are undoubtedly one of the most important types of bedding, we'll start there.
There are many different styles of pillows using many different filler materials and covers. The most common type of pillow is the standard or queen size polyurethane foam filled pillow. These pillows most often have a cloth cover comprised of natural and/or man-made fibers. The covers are most often white, but can include printed patterns. Also, you will see a more popular alternative in the contoured pillow. These pillows are most often memory foam, but are available in other materials. Down pillows, or feather pillows, were very popular years ago, but have given way to more advanced materials. There are also Orthopedic pillows, "Husband" or "Boyfriend" pillows which resemble a chair back with armrests, and bolster pillows, which are generally cylinder-shaped.
The second most common bedding product are sheet sets. bedsheets can be purchased individually or as a set and can feature flat sheets or fitted sheets. Fitted sheets usually use an elastic material at the corners to facilitate easier installation onto the mattress. There are two major functional considerations with bedsheets: Material and thread count. The material can vary widely from silk and satin to bamboo and cotton. Flannel sheets are popular, and so are Jersey material sheets. there are thousands of visual styles and prints available in bed sheet sets. Shams and pillowcases are often designed to match or compliment the style of sheets and sheet sets. Dust ruffles, which cover a foundation or box spring base are designed in the same fashion as well.
Blankets and comforters are another popular type of bedding. A blanket is simply a heavy cloth, which can be sewn or quilted, used to keep warm at night. A comforter is generally a fluffier, more visually attractive form of blanket. Sometimes, a bed will be made with a light blanket underneath the comforter, to help tailor the warmth of the sleeper at night. Comforters are usually filled with an insulating material, such as cotton or fiber fill, thermal insulators, or both.
Shopping for a bedding set for your bed can be a difficult task. We recommend deciding on the functional factors of your bedding first, such as thread count, material, and general design, then approach the topic of final design or print and accessories. One way to take some of the headache out of bedding shopping is to look for a "Bed in a bag", which usually has all of the important components included into a single package.