It is well known that the quality of sleep profoundly affects our mental and physical health and that sleeping well is most important for our well-being.
However, to influence the level of comfort when sleeping, it is not only the comfort of the mattress that intervenes. Bedding also plays its role, helping to increase nighttime well-being.
Tips for choosing bedding
Aim for quality. Don't assume that buying bedding on sale is always cheap. If the fabric is of poor workmanship, it will most likely fade or be ruined after a few washes resulting in having to buy a new one. Of course, if you are sure of the quality of what you find on offer, take advantage of it!
Make sure of the measurements. Regardless of the specific item of bedding, the starting point is always the same: the size of the mattress. The standard length, with the exception of children's beds, is always the same and is 190/200 cm in length. What varies, of course, is the width. Specifically:
- if you need twin bedding, the standard bed measurements are generally 80/90 cm wide;
- in the case of double bedding, remember that the standard bed width is 120 cm;
- for a the queen mattress, which is somewhere between a double and a king, the standard size is 140 cm wide;
- if, on the other hand, you are looking for king bedding, the standard bed width is 160/180 cm.
Take into account the season and temperature. In the variety of fabrics and materials in bedding you certainly need to take into account the season, the temperature of the room, and your level of tolerance to heat and cold. Linen sheets, for example, are certainly best suited for the summer period.
What does the bedding consist of?
Sheet sets, duvet cover sets, plaids and blankets. These are just some of the items that are part of the universe of linens that dress your bed.
|Duvet is an essential element of bedding since it is what insulates from the cold during the night without excessive weight, which is also why it is important to choose the right one. The finest duvets are filled with goose feathers and offer warmth and softness, but for those looking for more ethical choices there are several types of organic and hypoallergenic fillings, such as those made of bamboo or Tencel. Duvets are available in different grammages that indicate the weight and insulation provided; to choose the right one, it is important to take into account room temperature and personal comfort.
|Like quilts, bedspreads have a decorative and protective function for the bed, but they can also be used as furniture since they can be hung or used to cover the sofa. These bedspreads are called mezzeri and have a long history behind them that weaves together Italian and Eastern traditions, resulting in colorful and original decorations.