Getting a new set of bedding is a great way to give your bedroom a mini-makeover and give yourself the warmth and comfort you want. When picking out bedding, consider the size of your mattress, the climate and weather, the material and weave that you want and whether you'd prefer a bedding set or separates.
Bedding comes in the same sizes as mattresses (single, double, twin, full, queen, king and Cal-king), so it's easy to match your sheets and blankets to your mattress size. For colder weather, choose thicker top bedding, such as a down duvet or comforter, and consider flannel-weave sheets. For warmer weather, look for lighter top bedding and percale-weave or silk sheets. Cotton is the most popular material for sheets, but there are many varieties, including Pima cotton, which is silky and soft, and Egyptian cotton, which is soft and lustrous. You can also choose from a variety of weaves, including peracle, which is smooth and crisp, and sateen, which very soft, smooth and shiny.
For ease of coordination, consider getting a bedding set, or bed-in-a-bag. Most sets come with sheets, pillow cases and a blanket, and some come with bedspreads, pillow shams, dust ruffles and other extras.
For tips on finding the best bedding for you, check out our Bedding Buying Guide.