Bed Linens Swampscott MA
Turning your bedroom into an oasis
When it comes to redesign, we often think of how we can impress others rather than ourselves, but it's important that you make your bedroom redesign all about you. The best place to start is by transforming your bed into a comfortable and luxurious cocoon that is yours to indulge in at the end of a hard day – and that starts with choosing the perfect bedding.
Lying in the Lap of Luxury
While it seems like these days every designer from Ralph Lauren to Tommy Hilfiger is coming out with their own line of bedding, not all luxury bedding is determined by a brand. In fact, you're better off paying attention to fabric and thread count than you are to the designer name on the package.
The most affordable fabric for bed linens and duvet covers is of course cotton, but if you've got a little extra to splurge with, try Egyptian cotton. Egyptian cotton is a longer cotton fiber that produces a softer finished product – the longer the fiber, the softer and more durable your sheets will be.
If you want to get away from cotton, silk and satin are other luxurious bedding options. You can find bedspreads and sheet sets in these fabrics, both of which will transform your mattress and bed into a beautiful and comfortable focal point in your room. And believe it or not, silk is just as practical as any other bedding fabric, as most silk bedding can be tossed in the wash.
Whichever fabric you choose, if you want luxury sheets, keep an eye out for thread count. Thread count, which is the number of vertical and horizontal threads in a square inch of fabric, can range between 80 and 700. Average sheets usually come in between 200 and 300, while affordable luxury bedding is usually considered to be around 400. Be wary of going too high in thread count. Often it's impossible to notice any difference beyond 400, and it may just be a sales gimmick luring you into spending more money.
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Comforters are thick, fluffy bedspreads known for their warmth. Down comforters (stuffed with feathers) are considered the warmest and most luxurious of comforters, but they will also carry the biggest price tag. More affordable synthetic options are available. As for exterior fabric, cotton is a popular and practical choice for many rooms. Cotton comforters come in a variety of patterns and designs to suit any decor, from toile for a French country look to bold stripes and geometric shapes for a modern design.
If you're looking for an affordable and easy bedding option, keep an eye out for a comforter set. These sets come with matching or complementary shams and a bed skirt, and often a reversible comforter, which gives you two design options. Both sides will complement the other pieces of the set – one side usually matches while the other provides a complementary contrast. If you're a little unsure of your eye for design, comforter sets take all the work out of giving your bed that magazine look....