Bedding, also known as bed clothes, bed linen or bedding sets, is the material laid above the mattress of a bed for hygiene, warmth, protection of the mattress and decorative effect. Bedding is one of the very essential removable and washable portions of a human sleeping environment.
A set of bedding usually consists of a flat or fitted bed sheet that covers the mattress; a flat top sheet; either a blanket, quilt, or duvet, sometimes with a duvet cover which can replace or be used in addition to the top sheet; and a number of pillows with pillowcases, also referred to as pillow shams.
Bed linen was widely evolved in Egypt. It was seen as a symbol of light and purity, as well as a symbol of prosperity. Multiple sets of bedding for each bed will often be washed in rotation and/or changed seasonally to improve sleep comfort at varying room temperatures.
Beddings turn one’s bedroom into one’s own private oasis. Your bedroom is your own sanctuary, it is a place where people come to escape the world and relax and that is why it is important that you make it a room you will love to be in and also make it inviting enough for whoever is opportuned to see the room with you.
Make your bed a place where you always feel at home by building your bedding set from the ground up. Start with the basic necessity every bed needs - bed sheets. Choosing the right modern bedding starts with understanding and identifying the type of fabric that works best for your needs. There's a reason why the bedding section in the department store is so large; there are dozens of different types of pillows, sheets and bedding items, so therefore one has to be careful in considering bedding types to be used in your home.
We are here to take you on a walk through the different types of bedding;
A coverlet is a decorative fabric covering that does not touch the floor and normally does not cover the pillows.
A bedspread is similar to a coverlet--a thin, decorative covering--but it normally covers the entire bed and touches the floor.
Blankets are used to add warmth. While some people use a blanket on its own, many others prefer to top the blanket with a more attractive quilt, comforter or duvet. Blankets are most commonly made of wool, cotton, polyester, microfiber plush or a blend of fibers.
A duvet usually requires the use of a duvet cover and is usually thick. This is mostly used by Nigerian’s in cold weather – the harmattan or in A/C powered rooms.
A duvet cover covers and protects the duvet; a duvet covers are generally very decorative and are available in a nearly endless selection of colours and styles.
A pillowcase is used to cover a sleeping pillow, and sometimes decorative or bolster pillows. It’s normally a rectangular shape with an opening on one end where you insert the pillow. Change your pillowcase at least twice per week to protect your facial skin from breakouts or skin irritation.
Here are a few necessities you have to consider when preparing to buy you bedding;
1. Consider your health when buying beddings i.e. if you react to some particular products that are known to you then stay away from this products.
2. Choose bedding types that have a high thread count and a good finish.
3. Get a good mattress protector in order to help insure the life span of your bedding and also protect one from bedbugs.
4. Choose bed sheets that will fit your mattress well.