You may not spend much time looking at your fitted sheets because they spend their time hidden under duvets and blankets, but a good sheet can make all the difference to the feel of a bed. Upgrade your sheets and you’ll immediately feel a quality difference when you slip into your bed at night.
What is a fitted sheet?
While flat sheets are simply a rectangular sheet of fabric, a fitted bed sheet has elasticated corners. The elasticated hem around it helps the sheet fit over the mattress, so that it can’t ride up and come loose while you’re sleeping. With the help of this useful piece of bedroom linen, you’ll never wake up in an uncomfortable tangle of bedding.
Where can I buy fitted bed sheets near me?
Volpes stock a wide range of sheets and bedding. You’ll find everything from duvet covers and blankets to fitted and flat sheets in our stores. Browse our range online or visit a Volpes store near you.
Which fitted sheets are best for you?
Here are some things to consider when buying fitted sheets:
Cotton is a great option
Cotton is always a great option for sheeting. It’s soft, comfortable and breathable. Egyptian cotton sheeting is a premium choice that’s softer and more durable than ordinary cotton.
A cotton and polyester blend, or a polycotton blend is another option. This fabric is not as soft as cotton, and can feel less natural. But the addition of polyester to the mix makes the fabric less expensive, more durable and less likely to wrinkle. Polycotton is a great choice for young single people because it is an affordable, hassle-free option.
Look at the thread count
Thread count can help indicate how durable and comfortable the fabric will be. Ideally look for sheets with a 200-thread count and above. Good quality sheets have a thread count of 200 or more. If you can, buy sheeting with a thread count of between 300 and 400.
Select a weave
A percale weave I a very popular weave. It’s light weight, crisp and cool. A sateen weave has a soft and luxurious feel – the fabric feels smooth to the touch. A combed cotton weave or brushed cotton weave is used for winter bedding. These sheets keep the heat in and are warmer in winter.
Be sure to check the size of your bed
While your mattress is probably a standard size – single, double, queen or king – it might be an extra-length mattress, meaning your bed is longer than usual. In this case, extra length sheets are available.
Pick a colour
Fitted sheets come in a range of colours. You may find sheets in dark blues, navies, blacks and greys as well as lighter sheets in creams, whites and beiges. You’ll even find bright colours like yellows, pinks and light blues. Most people choose to match their fitted sheets with the other sheeting on their bed and to their duvet or comforter colour. You may not be able to see much of it once it’s covered by a comforter or duvet, but part of it is still visible, so you don’t want to choose one in clashing colours to the rest of your bedding. A neutral selection is always a good option, with classic white topping the list of practical sheeting choices.