Bed Sheet Shopping: Dos and Don'ts

Bed Sheet Shopping: Dos and Don'ts

By Evalds Jurans

Bed Sheet Shopping: Dos and Don'ts

So, you want to redo your room, make it look better without going over the top. You want a simple makeover that will give your room a fresh look. One of the best and easiest ways to do this is by using a new bed sheet set. Now, before you go shopping for, say, a polka dot sheet that you've always wanted, here are some dos and don'ts to help you with your shopping.

DO know the types of sheet fabric.

More than its design, the best bed sheet is all about its fabric. There are many types of fabric out there, so you'll have to be diligent in researching what would be suitable for you. Below are some of the common sheet fabric types you'll find in stores.


Cotton is one of the most commonly used fabrics when it comes to bed sheets. However, they can also be expensive, depending on their category. For instance, you may have already heard of Egyptian cotton - the highest quality cotton you can find. In addition, cotton is soft, breathable, and forgiving with stains.


Here, we have polyester and polyester blend. The former tends to be rough, while the latter is softer and provides better comfort. So, be sure to know the difference. Also, it is generally affordable, which is a plus factor to most shoppers. Other features include easy to wash, wrinkle-resistant, and water-resistant.


Microfiber is a suitable alternative to cotton. It is durable, breathable, and soft. Although some might disagree with these claims, it's all about finding the right microfiber bed sheets. You can check out our blog debunking 3 Myths About Microfiber for more information.

DO match your lifestyle.

If you have a busy life taking care of the kids, being a career woman, or both, you must avoid a bedsheet that requires high maintenance. That's why we only covered the top three easy-to-wash fabric types of bed sheets above to give you an idea of what to match with your busy lifestyle.

But, of course, if you have the extended time to care for silks and linens, then why not?

DON'T forget to match the design/style to your bedroom.

If you've always wanted a polka dot sheet, then make sure that your bedroom also has touches of polka dots in it. Basically, make sure that the bed sheet matches in color, pattern, and other design and style factors to your bedroom. This, in turn, will make your simple bedroom makeover successful.

DON'T forget to measure your mattress.

First off, measure the height of your mattress, including the mattress pad, if you have any. Then, measure the sizes, thickness, and length from head to foot. Make sure to write all these measurements down, so you won't just be assuming that a sheet will fit your mattress when shopping. We also recommend buying larger sheets if you want them to last for years. This is to accommodate the shrinking after washes.

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