Comfort in the bed is a number requirement in choosing a mattress, or bedding and linen set. These bedroom needs do not come cheap, which is why shopping for them requires careful thought and decision making.
Time and again, we’ve come up with useful tips to choosing a mattress on this site, pointing out that what really matters is your own preference and comfort level. When it comes to bedding, however, it’s more practical to choose sets that can be used all year round so that you don’t have to necessarily keep on changing these when the temperature changes.
But with so many bedding options available, here are a few tips on what bedding would be best for you.
Duvet come with togs. Those that have lower togs provide fewer insulation, which means they are ideally better to use for summer season, such as a 4 tog duvet. Togs above 12 would be perfect for the cold weather. More specifically, keep these in mind:
- Lightweight duvet in 3.0 – 4.5 tog – best for summer
- Medium weight duvet in 7.0 – 10.5 tog – best for spring or autumn
- Heavy weight duvet in 12.0 – 13.5 tog – perfect for winter
It would also be good to look into the materials used for filling the duvet. For instance, feather is very common, yet it is also expensive. The upside is they provide good circulation all year round, regardless of the difference in tog measurements, so it may be a good idea to invest in one duvet with feather filling to use at any time of the year.
Like duvets, bed linen come in a variety of thickness or material. The finest ones are made of high grade Egyptian cotton. As with buying a mattress, it’s up to you to choose which would be most comfortable to use. But having one set of high quality linen can be a good thing because these last many, many years. The best thing about linens is that they also come in a variety of colors, prints and designs that would help make the bedroom look more inviting.
Regular bed sheets also come in a variety. Consider the thread count if you want sheets that are absorbent and soft on the skin. Sheets with lower thread count can be rough and uncomfortable, despite being very affordable. Sacrificing quality for price may not serve you well in the long run.