About a third of life we spend in a dream, you can see for yourself: the optimal duration of sleep is 8 hours, that is, a third of the duration of a day. Since nature has set aside a lot of time for rest, it makes sense to equip your bed with maximum comfort.
How to start the choice of bed linen?Product label. The label of the bed linen is always indicated by the manufacturer and its contacts, the fabric composition is clearly marked, there is a set diagram in which the dimensions of each of the products appear. Moreover, there are recommendations on how to care for linen. If the label is badly printed and hastily glued - it is better to refuse the purchase.
The number of stitches also matters. The smaller, the better (if you wish, you can find seamless kits). Quality bed linen is always made from a whole piece of fabric, but it does not have a seam in the middle. The threads that are used to sew a duvet cover and pillowcases should be durable, strong, and properly matched in color.
Lingerie is often washed, so the fabric must withstand these loads. The heavier the fabric, the stronger it is. Underwear is considered the most practical, where the density of the thread is not less than 40 threads per 1 cm 2.
How to choose bedding?Carefully read the composition. Often unscrupulous manufacturers indicate in small print a composition like “50% cotton, 50% polyester”. Synthetics for bedding is not allowed.At a minimum, you will be uncomfortable to sleep on it, and as a maximum - irritation may appear.
- Pillowcases come with options 50 to 70 cm or 70 to 70 cm.
- Measure the length and width of your blanket. If a small error in the width of the sheet is not a bad thing, then the parameters of the duvet cover should correspond.
How to choose bed linen
- There are four sets of bed linen:
- one and a half (bed sheet, pillowcase, duvet cover up to 150 cm wide);
- double (bed sheet, 2 pillowcases, duvet cover up to 180 cm wide);
- family (bed sheet, 2 or 4 pillowcases, two duvet covers)
- children's (sheet, pillowcase, duvet cover).
- Different countries have different standards for width and length. The Russian family kit will be different from the family Italian.
Also consider carefully how the pillowcases fasten and how it is suggested to put the blanket in the duvet cover. Evaluate whether this option is convenient for you.
What material is better for bedding?In the bedding stores are great sets, but aesthetic pleasure is quickly replaced by bewilderment - what material to choose, what is the difference between all these satin and jacquard, because the price may differ tenfold.
Satin, calico, chintz, cambric, ranford - all these materials are cotton derivatives. They differ in the way weave threads and their density.
The chintz is the cheapest material, it does not require any special care, but it wears out quickly and cannot withstand frequent washings. About the quality of calico we all know from the Soviet past.
Calico is the most practical, it is stronger than chintz, is inexpensive, does not lose sight even after several years of operation.
Batiste is the most expensive cotton material, it is thin, as if flowing, but not for everyday use.
Satin, due to a special interweaving of threads, feels silky to the touch. It is a reliable, durable material.
Ranfors is similar to coarse calico, but denser and stronger, which means it will last longer.
Linen - almost perfect material for bed linen for the summer. "Almost" because of the high cost.
Jacquard is one of the most expensive materials, valued for its strength, density, original performance (visible texture of the figure).
Silk underwear is considered to be elite; in terms of quality and sensations, nothing can compare with it, but silk is impractical.
Thus, according to the editors of uznayvse.ru, the best option is to have simple bed linen “for every day” and a festive set of good material “for the soul”.