Go into any home furnishing shop and you’ll be overwhelmed by the vast option of different bedding on offer. The sheer number of materials, designs, and colors provides us with more choice than ever before.
Because of this, it is essential to set aside a bit of time to simplify your shopping before you even set foot in any shops. This will help you cut through the piles of bedding products and find exactly what you are looking for.
Choose What Color You Want
Start by having a good look around your bedroom. Take note of the colors used around the room – the paper or paint on the walls, the colour of the furniture, and the categories of upholstery including coverings and curtains. Unless you are redecorating the whole room, you will need to select bedding that fits with these colours.
It’s wise to pick bedding that has the same or a similar colour to your curtains, so if you don’t intend to replace your curtains, it can be a great idea to take a small sample of their material along when shopping. If you are planning on buying bed sheets and curtains together, you have slightly more free reign, but you should still do your best to select a colour that fits in with the rest of your furniture.
Select a Material
After choosing what colour you want, it is time to choose your material. Bedding is available in a variety of different materials, which differ in terms of comfort, ease of washing, and price. As such, there’s no ‘best’ material – just the one that matches you and your requirements.
Silk is often talked about as being the best luxurious material for your sheets. Indeed, silk is extremely soft against your skin, but it is not without its problems – for example it can’t be easily cleaned at home, and its delicate nature makes it easy to stain or damage.
In contrast, cotton, or a cotton/polyester mix, is not quite so soft, but is much more resilient when it comes to cleaning. This makes it ideal for children’s bed cover, as kids have a habit of spilling things on their bedcover meaning they’ll probably have to be cleaned on a regular basis!
Decide on a Price Limit
Lastly, you need to think about how much you are willing to pay on your bedding. Many people will want to go all out, setting no limit so they can buy the softest, most comfortable bedding available. Others will be more price-conscious, and will want more bang for their buck.
Once you have made these decisions, you will have a very clear idea of what it is you’re seeking, so now you can put your hard work into practice.
Be certain to visit many different stores. This will help you get an idea of what is on the market, and will also help you figure out if your price limit is realistic. You might also come across a few pleasant surprises, like a shop holding a sale, meaning you can pick up your sprei (Indonesian) at a much lower price.