Guide to Buying Bedding
There are many items to decorate our beds with from bed sheets to duvets, quilts to pillows, bolsters and shams. We understand all the terms can be confusing when it comes to shopping for your bedding in Singapore. To help you with your shopping, we share our guide to buying bedding.
Fitted Bed Sheets or Flat Bed Sheets
Hotelier Prestigio™ Lloyd With White Lines Fitted Sheet Set
Some of us may be confused that we can choose between fitted bed sheets and flat bed sheets. What is a fitted bed sheet? A fitted bed sheet is fitted with stretchy elastic bands at the four corners and sewn into the seam of the fabric. The elastic bands hug the corners of your mattress so that it can stay in place while you move naturally on your bed during slumber.
Flat bed sheets on the other hand is just a large piece of sheet that you can spread out over your mattress to rest against the surface. It does not have the elastic band in the corners to hug the mattress but only just a stitched seam around the edges to prevent them from unravelling while in use.
Bedding Affairs offers fitted bed sheets in different high quality fabric from long-staple cotton to TENCEL™.
Duvet, Quilt or Comforter
Hotelier Prestigio™ Premium MicroFiber Quilt
Many of us are confused if we should buy a quilt, comforter or a duvet. We have explained the differences between a quilt and comforter. We also shared how you can choose the best duvet for your bed. In this post, we’ll explain briefly what each one is.
A duvet is a bedspread that is usually filled with feather or down with a removable cover. Depending on the filling, duvets weigh differently. A duvet can conveniently cover over your bed - a great idea if you do not like to make your bed in the mornings. It provides an extra layer of warmth.
A comforter is an easy to use layer that sits on top of the mattress. It functions similarly to a duvet to keep you warm and to cover your bed and is usually filled with microfibre. A quilt consists of three layers - two layers of fabric with batting in between stitched together with a decorative design. A quilt is thinner than a duvet or comforter but it is denser and can feel heavier. Quilts can be used to layer over the duvet or under a duvet cover.
Pillowcases or Pillow Sham?
Palais Suite TENCEL™ Pearly White Pillow Case
Wondering what are pillow shams? They originated in the 1700s, when pillow cases with removable decorative fronts came into fashion and were labeled “shams”. Pillowcases are usually open at one end and made of a simple sheet fabric. Pillow shams are made of fancier materials that match or compliment your duvet and closes with an overlapping length of fabric. Pillow shams are meant to decorate your bed and placed in front or on top of your sleeping pillows. They can shield your pillowcases from dirt and dust and provide support when you are reading or sitting up in your bed. If you want to, you can sleep on pillow shams as well. There is no hard and fast rule to what you choose to sleep on!
Accent Pillow vs Sleep Pillow
Accent pillow is also known as a throw pillow used to decorate the bed. They come in a wide variety of sizes and shapes. They are frequently used on beds, day beds and serve both aesthetic and functional purposes. A sleep pillow is a rectangular shaped form of bedding that supports the head and neck for sleep. They are filled with different materials from feather, down to microfibre.
Mattress, Mattress protector and Mattress Topper
A mattress protector is a piece of thin pad you layer on top of your mattress before putting on your bed sheet. It can be waterproof or non-waterproof and protects your mattress from dirt, sweat, dust and accidental spills.
A mattress topper is a thin mattress you place on top of your mattress. It is used to provide support in case your mattress does not give you the required sleep support. It also prolongs a mattress’s life by reducing pressure on the springs, delaying sagging and general wear. A mattress, which is usually thick and can come in different materials such as memory foam, latex or coil springs is that which you place on top of your bed frame for sleep.
We provide all the bedding your require at Bedding Affairs, you can shop online with us.