7 things to consider when choosing bedding this spring

As the warmer weather approaches, now’s the perfect time to update your bedding – but with so many considerations to take into account, from fabrics to thread count, it can be difficult to know where to begin.

To help you create a comfortable and stylish sleeping space this spring, our trading director Tina Barkway shares some key things to think about when choosing new bedding.


1. Fabrics

The fabric you choose for your bedding will depend on your personal preference, whether you’re looking for softness, breathability or durability. These are some of the most popular fabrics:

Cotton and brushed cotton are often the preferred fabric choice because they have the winning combination of softness and breathability. Brushed cotton is made from 100 per cent cotton and, as the name suggests, has been gently brushed for a super-soft feel.

Polycotton is made from a mix of polyester and cotton and is a good choice if you want something that is wrinkle-resistant and durable. The downsides are that it’s less environmentally friendly and breathable compared to natural fabrics.

Egyptian cotton is renowned for being one of the softest, most luxurious materials. It has a high thread count (more on that below) and will keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Thanks to its long staple fibres, Egyptian cotton won’t pill or lint either, so will last a long time.

Linen is a particularly breathable fabric that helps to regulate your body temperature. It’s a good go-to if you’re looking for durable, anti-allergenic and eco-friendly bedding, although it does tend to crease more easily than other fabrics.


2. Thread count

Thread count refers to the number of threads – both horizontal and vertical – in one square inch of fabric. Generally, the higher the thread count, the more luxurious and long-lasting the sheet or duvet cover. Our bedding has a range of thread counts, but for ultimate luxury, we recommend the Belledorm 200 thread count range.


3. Weave

The weave of the fabric will also affect the way your bedding looks and feels. The two most common weaves are percale – which has a crisp, fresh feel and is known for its longevity – and sateen, which is silkier to the touch but more delicate.


4. Size

There’s nothing worse than your sheets pinging off in the middle of the night, so make sure you measure the depth, width and length of your mattress before you buy bedding, especially if you have a particularly thick mattress or topper. You may also opt for a bigger size for added comfort, for example buying king-sized bedding for a double bed.


5. Tog

Lightweight duvets are ideal for spring and summer. For a cool and restful sleep, we recommend a tog rating of 4.5 for the warmer months. When autumn comes, you can move up to an 8 or 10 tog and then a cosy 14.5 tog in the winter.


6. Choose your style

Whether you prefer a minimalist look or something more eclectic, we have a range of designer bedding collections to suit every style. Spring is a great time to inject colour, patterns and prints into your bedroom. From the nature-inspired The Chateau bedding to the iconic designs of the William Morris range and the Scandi-chic Helena Springfield collection, you shouldn’t struggle to find the perfect duvet set.


7. Finishing touches

Don’t forget to add extra style and comfort to your sleeping space with bedspreads, cushions and throws. Create a playful look by layering different patterns, textures and colours for a bed you’ll want to jump into at the end of every day.


To browse our bedding, pop into our stores in Norwich or Fakenham. You can also book a video or telephone call with a member of our team.

For more information, contact us in Norwich on 01603 272100, Fakenham on 01328 862381, or email enquiries@aldiss.com.

16th April 2021

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