Bed linen though primarily used for protecting mattress from collecting dust and getting dirty also adds to the aesthetic appeal of your bedroom. If bed sheets and pillow cover was only meant for protection then the necessity for different textures, and designs would not have arisen. These are available in solids, geometrical patterns, floral prints, and bold designs to suit your preferences.
Bed sheets are normally available in single bed and double bed sizes. Extra large sheets are also available in leading bedding stores. Together with bed sheets pillow cases of same material and print are sold as sets. Several of these sets matching the wall colors of your bedrooms could be bought and used interchangeably. Matching bed linen to wall colors augments the harmony of your bedroom and contributes to its decor. As bedrooms are meant to ease your tired body and mind after a hard day’s work its decor should be harmonious and soothing.
Cotton is the most favored material for making designer bed sheets, pillow covers, and bath sheets. Cotton is soft, easy to clean, lasts long and affordable. These qualities make cotton the most preferred material for bed linen across the globe. Cotton bed sheets with brightcolors are readily available in retail stores, exclusive showrooms and online.
Satin is another material used for making bed linen. Satin has a soft feeling and rich appearance that makes your bedroom feel regal. Satin bed linen is kept aside to be used only on special occasions or when there is gathering of guests in your house. Satin sheets are most tempting when they are of single color or in delicate floral designs, or dainty prints.
Mattresses with bed sheet are protected by bed covers that are made of thicker and coarser material. These are heavy and usually made of thicker yarn. Apart from cotton and satin, jute and velvet are used in making bed covers. Coarser yarns are desirable for making bed covers as they are meant to last several years.
Patterns and solids
Bed linen as already statedis sold in monochrome and multiple colors. White, shades of blue, green, pink etc are common colors of bed linen and bath sheets. In fact, bath sheets are preferred in single colors only. Hotels normally use bed sheets and matching pillow covers in solid shades. For homes, delicate floral prints or geometric patterns on white background are common. Such prints are soothing to your senses and help in creating a calm ambiance for your bed room. Another advantage of using delicate prints is that they harmonize easily withany shade of wall paint.
Pillow cases are usually of the same pattern as bed sheets. Sometimes sheets and pillow covers are of contrasting shades but of same design. Such contrasts brighten up your bedroom and make it more appealing.
For children’s room,colorful bed sheets could be used. Prints of cartoon characters, animals, and teddies suit a kid’s bedroom perfectly. Bright shades of blue, pink, yellow, red, and green with contrasting or matching wall colors are ideal for a child’s room.
Buying bed linen and bath sheets
Bed linen and bath sheets are normally sold from the same store. Companies specializing in bath sheets and bed linen also have their exclusive outlets in important cities. Furnishing shops also sell these items. For the benefit of buyers many leading sellers sell their products online. This not only saves precious time for buyers, they are also relieved of shop hopping. Sitting from the comfort of your home or work place, you could browse through several sites and compare different designs before placing your order.
About the author – Derek Baldwin is an interior designer with an experience spanning 15 years. He has successfully completed room decor assignments for leading hotels in different parts of the country.