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4 Types of Sheets for a Comfy Bed

Familiarize yourself with the four different kinds of sheets that every homeowner must have


The bedroom is your personal sanctuary --- where you get to relax after a long day at work. To be able to enjoy your bed to the fullest, you need the right set of sheets. Here are four types of sheets that you need to have to create a comfy bed at home. 

Main photos by Dakila Angeles.

Keep these in mind:

Fitted Sheet

A sheet with elastic edges tailored to fit a particular mattress without slipping off. This is the bottommost sheet.

RL Tip: When you purchase your fitted sheets, make sure that you have the correct length, width and thickness of your mattress.

Flat Sheet

A rectangular sheet of cloth placed over the fitted sheet; also called the top sheet.  The flat sheet is usually added before the comforter.

RL Tip: You may go for the linen variety when choosing flat sheets.


A fiber-filled quilted bed covering that goes over the top of a mattress but does not cover pillows or hang all the way to the floor.

RL Tip: Want to personalize your bed? Create your own quilt! Get the step-by-step-guide here.

Duvet or Comforter Cover

A large, protective, and decorative casing for a comforter, usually with ties, snaps, or buttons to close it. It protects your comforter from dirt and dust, and saves you trips to the laundromat.

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