A comprehensive guide to help you shop smart for the bedroom
Simon UptonBy Jodi Helmer
With so many choices on the market, shopping for bedding can be an overwhelming experience. We spoke with a few experts to help break it down so you know when to splurge, when to save, and how these decisions will help you get the best night's sleep possible.
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Read labels. Sheets are always labeled with their thread count, a number that refers to the total number of threads per square inch of fabric. For example, sheets with a thread count of 600 have 600 threads in each square inch of fabric.
Thread count does not take the quality of the fabric into account, however, meaning sheets made from burlap could have the same thread count as those manufactured from cashmere.
"Thread count is not a good measure of quality because every manufacturer treats the fabric differently," says Pamela Diaconis, co-owner of Kellijane, an upscale linenRead More »from The Ultimate Guide to Buying Bedding