By: Lee Dobbins

If you think that buying cheap bedding is a good way to keep household costs down, you may be in for a surprise. Cheap bed linens will not only wear out faster, they also are not as comfortable and therefore can cost you in lost sleep!

Although you may think they were invented for Macy's yearly white sale, bed linens have been around for ages. In the beginning they were rough linens that only came in off white, but today they have advanced to butter soft quality in a variety colors and patterns. Bed linens are comprised of various fabric and are available in a vast range of quality. You can buy Egyptian cotton linens, Italian linen, polyester knit satins, bridal quality satin, polyester woven knits, silk linen etc. Bedding can be mixed and matched or purchased in designer bedroom sets to suit most anyones decor.

Good Egyptian cotton bedding has been popular for decades, but bed Linens from India are particularly popular today. They come in Khadi or handloom and have bright colors, which can add to an ethnic style bedroom. You can buy various prints such as batiks, tie-dye prints, and block prints. Embroidery linens are also very popular and in particular, antique embroidered linens and those with crochet edging are highly sought after.

Choosing good bedding can be a daunting task. There are so many different types to choose from it can seem impossible for anyone who does not know about bedding. The quality of the fabric is one important thing to think about when choosing bed linen. If you have ever slept in a bed made up with high thread count cotton sheets, you will know how wonderful it is and the cost of this quality bedding is well worth the price. Plus high quality sheets will last longer (decades, if you can believe that) so you will save money in the long run.

Also, you want to select bed linen according to the decor of your bedroom, matching combination of print, color, and material. When selecting bed linen consider durability and ease of cleaning. For children's bedding, pick out bright colors and prints. Normally, you should buy geometric prints, floral prints or themed prints in soft fabrics. Luxury bed linens are rich and luxurious with detailed ornamentation. These bed linens lend a royal look to any bedroom. Satin and silk fabrics are quite popular. Satins are available in many colors. This fabric is easy to care for and machine washable. Silk fabric is well known for its elegance, superior comfort and easy of care.

Embroidered and appliqu bed linens are also popular and go great in a vintage look, romantic or shabby chic style bedroom. These bed linens are available in a range of colors and patterns.

Fashion bedding includes ornate silk and cotton linens which are available in embroidered design, traditional designs, floral designs as well as many prints. These bed linens can enhance your bedroom decor. Luxurious comforters, duvets, and decorative pillows can also be added to compliment the bedding and add interest to the room.

If you are looking for bedding that can be used every day and is comfortable, then your best bet is cotton bed linens. These bed linens are made up from natural fabric and can be quite luxurious. Remember when buying bedding, the higher the thread count, the better quality and more comfort you will get. Yes, you will pay more, but it will be money well spent.

About the author :

Lee Dobbins writes about decorating your home. Visit her website about beds and bedding where you can learn more about buying the best for your bedroom.

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