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Bedding Basics: Common Types of Beddings and Their Definitions

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Nothing beats the sight of a freshly made bed and melting into your bed sheets after a long, hard day. As such, the best beds are those that look and feel good - beddings can make that happen.

But with so many names, materials, and combinations, which bedding sheets matter most? Read on to have beddings, bed spreads and bed sheets explained.

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The Basics: Beddings and Bedding Sets

Beddings are the various sheets and layers that are placed over your mattress. These range from bed sheets that lie close to the mattress, to those placed on the outermost layer for decorative purposes.

Because beddings have gotten complicated over time, decorators have made the search easier by compiling their own bedding sets. The parts of a bedding set may differ depending on where you live, but these would generally comprise the basics of a sleep-ready bed: bed sheets, bed covers, and pillowcases. 

Bed Sheets

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A bed sheet is essential for a bed to be remotely habitable. While none of it sees the outside world as it is covered by other decorative layers, a large part of our sleep experience is influenced by the feel of the sheet against our skin when we go to sleep. 

Moreover, when we lie down after a long day, we bring dirt and oils with us to sleep. The bed sheet shields the mattress from these germs and easily promotes good hygiene - to clean, simply throw the sheets in the wash. This saves us from thousands of mattress deep cleaning sessions just to be rid of dust mites and other particles - and is why many would deem the bed sheet as the most basic bedding material.

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Bed sheets come in two forms - flat bed sheets and fitted bed sheets. Both sheets wrap around the mattress but in different ways. Flat bed sheets are rectangular fabrics that are placed over the mattress, and with the excess material folded underneath. The foldable corners make the material flexible to the range of beds the fabric can accommodate. This can also function as a top sheet if necessary or if a set provides both flat and fitted sheets.

Fitted bed sheets have a more specific function. These sheets come with stretchable elastic corners to fit snugly against the mattress with less effort. This option is perfect for those using standard beds with no intention to change up anytime soon.

Bed Spreads

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Bed spreads are fabrics that give protection from the elements during sleep. These also provide warmth, with the right type of bed spread depending on the climate of the country and the temperature of the room. Beddings in Singapore are usually on the thinner side, so warmth is less of an issue, but for more temperate countries, the warmth provided by bed spreads is a key driver for purchase. Common bed spreads include blankets, comforters, and duvets.

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Of the three, the blanket is the thinnest and can be used on its own or alongside a quilt. The weighted blanket is also rising in popularity - a quilt and blanket combination with some added pressure to promote deep sleep.

On the other hand, comforters are puffy bed covers stuffed with feathers or down to provide warmth. Duvets function similarly to comforters, but also have key differences such as the use of machine-washable duvet covers - blankets with a zipper opening to stuff duvets inside. Both of these bed spreads are more commonly found in cooler countries such as Europe and North America.

Pillow Cases

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If your body is enveloped by the bed sheet and the bed spread, the pillow is the special place to rest your head. Similar to bed sheets, pillowcases protect your pillows from the oils and dirt from your hair and face and make regular cleaning easy. Pillow cases come in different shapes and sizes - from the usual rectangular-shaped pillow to the body-length pillow bolster.

Top Materials For Beddings and Bed Sheets

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Because we’re very close to these sheets each night, it only makes sense for us to invest in good-quality bed sheets. Singapore is all about quality, so the general rule is to go for bed sheets of high thread count. High thread count sheets are woven more tightly, resulting in a softer and smoother surface. It also helps that more threads make the fabric stronger, enabling it to withstand more spin cycles. 

Top materials for beddings and bed sheets in Singapore include:

Cotton

 folded cotton fabric

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Cotton is a natural fiber that is commonly used in beddings. Its breathability makes it an easy choice for flexibility across warm and cool climates. Cotton bed sheets are also a practical choice, but affordable variants tend to fray after a while. For quality options, choose organic cotton sheets or Egyptian cotton bed sheets for long threads and smooth fabrics.

Linen

 linen fabric

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Linen is another natural fiber that is built to last. Its stiff fibers may create tough linen bed sheets in the beginning, but it gets softer with use. Similar to cotton, linen sheets are hypoallergenic and breathable, enabling the bedding to adjust to the user’s needs. However, the only exception on thread count goes to linen - a higher thread count would interfere with the material’s breathability.

Silk

 folded silk fabric

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The height of luxury, mulberry silk bed sheets is one of the softest materials to grace your bed. These cooling bed sheets are also a perfect fit for Singapore’s hot and humid weather. However, a set doesn’t come cheap - and if you’re conscious about what you buy, this controversial material isn’t friendly to Mother Nature, either.

Bamboo

 bamboo rayon fabric

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Bamboo bed sheets are one of the newer-age fabrics made from natural fibers and environmentally-friendly processes. The material’s antifungal properties are an excellent additional shield against bacteria and allergies. It is hypoallergenic, breathable, moisture-wicking, machine washable, and yet affordable. It’s no wonder bamboo sheets are being used as bed sheets for sensitive skin.

TENCEL™

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Alongside bamboo sheets, TENCEL™ bed sheets are a game-changer in sustainable, eco-friendly fabrics. Created entirely through natural processes, TENCEL™ fibers are long and fine, resulting in soft sheets which are smooth and cool to the touch while being wrinkle resistant to maintain a well-made bed. TENCEL™ sheets are also perfect for people with sensitive skin and absorb moisture to prevent hot sleepers from waking up feeling horrible from night sweats or humid weather.

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Conclusion

Your bedding set could be just a bed sheet, or it can include a weighted blanket and a bolster. Ultimately, the beddings that matter most depend entirely on what you deem important in your sleep. 

Beyond aesthetics, beddings impact your quality of rest. Having a set of clean and enjoyable beddings promotes good hygiene, keeps your mattress in tip-top shape, and helps you get the sleep you need to take on the day ahead.

 

Weavve’s TENCEL™ Lyocell Bed Sheets

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Our TENCEL™ fibre lyocell bed sheets sets are made from the finest 100% TENCEL™ branded Lyocell fibres. TENCEL™ branded lyocell is an eco-friendly fibre, well known for its naturally silky smooth and cooling hand feel, as well as its highly breathable and temperature regulating properties.

 

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Weavve’s Cotton Bed Sheets

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The Weavve Cotton sheet starts with extra-long staple cotton fibers. Fewer extra-long staple fibers are required to spin the same length of yarn. As Weavve’s threads are finer (100 yarn count), we’re able to squeeze more together, resulting in a high thread count. We’re also using single ply threads, giving you stronger, smoother and lighter sheets.

 

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