How to avoid mistakes when buying bedding?

How to avoid mistakes when buying bedding?
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Choosing the right bedding will ensure comfort of sleep, so it is important to pay attention to certain issues. We suggest how to do it and what mistakes to avoid when buying bedding.

Do not buy bedding in wrong size

Bedding is a good fit when the pillowcase sizes are properly matched to the comforter size. A pillowcase that is too small will cause the comforter to stick out, while a pillowcase that is too large will cause it to curl up unsightly. As a result, instead of sleeping under a comforter, we will be covered only with a pillowcase. Pillowcases that are too small will also make it difficult to distribute the pillows evenly.

The most commonly used comforter cover size is 140×200 cm. However there are also available: bedclothes 200×220 cm, 200×200 cm, bedclothes 160×200 cm and also non-standard size 220×240 cm.

Choose bedding with a comfortable fastener

The type of fastening on the bedding is an individual matter. For some people buttons will be more convenient, while for others a zipper. The comfort of sleeping should be taken into account here as well as the convenience of taking the bedclothes off and putting them on after washing.

The right bedding material

When it comes to fabric choices, we have the largest field of choice. Bedding manufacturers offer different materials – cotton, satin, linen or silk. Which fabric we decide on is a matter of individual choice. It depends mainly on what season of the year we choose bedclothes for.


Cotton bedding allows the skin to breathe, besides, it perfectly wicks away excess moisture. Cotton is also very pleasant to the touch delicate. However, you should pay attention to the fact that the bedclothes are made of cotton material, without unnecessary synthetic admixtures. Cotton is the ideal choice. Cotton does not crease and can be washed at high temperatures.

Cotton satin

This is the highest quality satin, which is woven from fine, yet very durable cotton. It is extremely soft and breathable. It is very important for the comfort of sleep. The skin can breathe, so bedding from this selection will be ideal for both cool and warm nights.


Silk bedding is an excellent choice especially for allergy sufferers as silk does not attract dust. This type of bedding will be especially useful during warm summer nights. Soft material will provide the feeling of pleasant coolness. Besides, natural silk has a beneficial effect on skin. However, this material is quite exclusive, so the prices of bedding are also high.


Bedding made of flannel is as delicate as that made of cotton, because it contains 100% cotton fabric. It warms well and is pleasant to the touch, besides having high absorbency and thermal insulation. Flannel works best especially in winter.


Linen bedding used to be more popular than it is now. This material is soft and easily adaptable. Like silk, it is a good choice for allergy sufferers. However, linen should be ironed. It will be good for warmer nights because it is a cooling material.

No matter which fabric you decide on, it is important to keep in mind its quality. To rest assured, it’s a good idea to choose bedding from reliable manufacturers.

Other things to look out for

Do not buy the cheapest bedding

In supermarkets you may buy bedclothes for less than 50 PLN, however such bedclothes are usually made of poor quality artificial fibres, which lose their properties after a few washings. Moreover artificial fibres may cause excessive sweating and skin irritation.

Buy bedding with quality certificates

To be sure that the bedding material is safe for your skin, choose bedding with safety marks. Deciding on beddings with appropriate certificates, we have a guarantee that they are free from any harmful substances.

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