Create the perfect bed by choosing the right pillows and sheets.
Having trouble navigating the bedding departments at stores? It's no wonder, given the increasingly wide selection of fabrics and thread counts that are available. Keep the following factors in mind when you go shopping.
Fabric content: Look for all-natural fabrics, which allow the body to breathe and, with care, will last a long time, making them worth your investment. Cotton sheeting feels smooth and soft to the touch, and Egyptian and Pima cottons, which have a longer fiber, have a slightly more luxurious feel.
Construction: The way a sheet is woven is another important factor to consider. Cotton percale has a clean, crisp finish, while cotton sateen has a more fluid, satiny texture. Flannel has a soft nap to it that many people like for winter use.
Thread count: Fabric content and construction are as important as thread count-which means the number of threads in a square inch of fabric. ARead More »from Create a cozy bed