Top Tips For Shopping For Bedding Online
On average, we’re in our beds for ⅓ of our day. With this much time spent in a single location, ensuring that you have a comfortable and soothing sleeping and resting environment is vital and, when it comes to bedding choices, not nearly enough people take this decision as seriously as they should. But, shopping for bedding is much more of a minefield now, with so many different options to choose from and with a much wider range of retailers.
But, with more and more consumers choosing to purchase their bedding online, without being able to see or feel the quality of the product, there are some things to consider before buying. Let’s take a look at some top tips for shopping online for bedding.
Look At The Fiber and Material Content
Choosing bedding that is 100% cotton is one of the best go-to choices when it comes to buying bedding online. It is soft, affordable and is often available in a range of colours, sizes and patterns. There are other forms of cotton bedding available, such as Eygptian and Organic cotton, but these tend to be on the pricier side. Duvet cover sets are often available in a variety of materials, but if you want to ensure quality sleep and longevity, cotton is often the best choice.
Don’t Always Assume It’ll Fit Your Bed
Although most bedding sold online gives the standard sizing (Double, King, Queen etc.), you shouldn’t always assume that it will fit your bed. Some bedding pieces don’t always account for mattress depth, so if you have quite a high mattress or use a mattress topper, be sure to measure before you buy. Fitted bed sheets are usually ok, as they are elasticated around the edges in order to stretch and fit, but non-fitted bed sheets often don’t stretch too far.
Always Check The Return Policy
Before you spend any money investing in your bedding, always be sure to check the return and exchange policy from the store from which you bought it from in case you’re not keen on the fabric or it doesn’t fit your bedding. Not every company online offers full refunds on returns, so if you are considering making an expensive purchase, be sure to double check before parting with your money.
Focus On Creating The Perfect Sleeping Environment
Before you buy new bedding online, it’s best to ensure that you first have the perfect sleeping environment for a good night’s sleep. Things such as a comfortable mattress is one of the most important steps to ensuring a good night sleep and can make a huge difference to both your sleep quality and length.
Good quality bedding, tailored to your preferences, for instance a high tog duvet if you’re a cold sleeper and a firm pillow if you like a harder sleeping surface, can make a huge difference to your sleeping comfort. Other things to consider when creating the perfect sleeping environment is to factor in things such as light sources that can disrupt your sleep, temperature of the bedroom and clutter, which can all affect the quality of your sleep.