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3 Things to Remember When Buying New Sheets

Buy the perfect must-haves for your bedroom

Photography: Marc Jao (Main Photo)

After a long and tiring day at work, it's nice to come home to a comfortable and clean bed. To be able to fully enjoy a relaxing slumber, you need to pair your bed and pillows with the right set of sheets. Here are easy tips from interior designers Peaches de Guzman-Grey and Vera Villarosa that may just help you: 

Thread-count does not always count

We’re used to the saying: “the higher the thread count, the better.” However, this statement is not always true as some companies use the double insertion method. This means that a 250-thread-count made of four-ply fabric could be labeled as 1,000 thread count per inch.

Check the sheets by touching the material. “You can also hold it up to the light. You will notice that light will not shine through a high-thread-count sheet,” Vera shares.

Click here to learn more about thread count.

Photo by Paolo Feliciano.

Always take note of the size

Before buying a new set of linens, make sure that it fits the mattress. Before heading out to the store, check and note the size of your mattress. You may use a tape measure to do this. Once you're in the store, feel free to ask the store attendant for pieces that fit the size of your mattress. They can give suggestions and advice as well.

Take note that English brands have different sizes compared to American ones.

Click here to learn more about the different mattress sizes.

Opt for a high-quality material

Overall, you must take note of what your sheets are made of. Cotton is the most common used material since it’s not that expensive and easy to clean. However, you may also opt to try other pieces made of Egyptian or Pima cotton. If you’re building an eco-friendly home, you may choose those that used organic cotton. 

Kika bedding, Crate and Barrel.

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