Keep in mind when buying a bed sheet for your bedroom that you will want to match your existing decor, unless you are buying a whole new bedroom set, which is the most fun but also the most expensive option. A lighter colored bed sheet will show stains, but the darker ones will fade easier. Also, if you are getting a pattern you will want some element of it to coordinate with your bedroom and you will want to make sure the pattern willl not clash with any other patterns you already have in your room.
Make sure you choose the right size. In chunky knit blanket addition to twin, full, queen, king, or California King, you will need the depth of the mattress. If you have a deep mattress, you’ll want to make sure that you get the deep pocket sheets so that the bottom sheet will go all the way to the bottom of your mattress and that you have enough fabric to tuck it in. There is nothing worse than waking up in the middle of the night with the bed sheet coming off of your mattress and you find yourself sleeping on top of the mattress instead of the sheet. This happens to me sometimes when I am staying at a motel and I hate it! Usually this happens because the maid has put the bottom sheet on in the wrong direction.
What type of fabric do you like for your sheets? A lot of people don’t really think of the type of fabric when they are buying bedding sheets, they go more for the aesthetic appeal. The type of fabric that you are sleeping on can have a large impact on the comfort of your sleep. Silk, in my opinion, would be the ultimate sleeping experience. However, real silk sheets, not the fake ones, can run you over $1000. And the fake silk sheets just do not have the same feel. Satin can often be confused with silk, but once you have felt the difference you will not be able to make that mistake.
Cotton is the most common fabric used for a bed sheet. But even with cotton there is a large variety in the type of cotton that is used. There is Egyptian cotton, which is the highest quality, best cotton that can be used for a bed sheet. Then there is regular cotton, which can be 100% cotton or a cotton blend. With the blends you are getting some of the features that you cannot get with 100% cotton, such as the sheen on a sheet, or wrinkle free. Other products that are used to produce bedsheets is bamboo and hemp. Cotton, Bamboo and Hemp are all choices for natural bedding. You may think that bamboo or hemp would be rough to the touch, but these fabrics can be very soft to the touch. To add to the choices, you can have regular fabrics or organic fabrics. If you are concerned about the environment or health choices, organic bedding is a good choice, but make sure you choose certified organic. So many choices!
Once you’ve chosen the type of fabric that you want, you’ll want to look at the quality of the product. The amount of money you will want to spend for your new bed sheet is directly proportionate to the quality of the fabric that you will choose. And of course that will be dependent upon the type of use you have planned for your new bed sheet. If you will be using this bedsheet as a beach blanket, then I suggest that you go for the lowest quality sheet you can find. After all, it will be blasted with sand and soaked with salt water. So you won’t want to spend a lot of money on it. If you’re using your new bed sheet in a guest room, then you’ll probably want to get something that is going to be comfortable for your guests to sleep on, without costing you a lot of money. If you grab something around the 300 thread count range, it should be comfortable without being scratchy. That is the range where the line is drawn between poor and good quality.