5 Helpful Tips for Buying Bedding and Pillows

Whether you recently moved into a new place with new furniture, or you’re in the process of doing some remodeling which includes your bedroom, it’s important that you get some great bedding and pillows. However, being that there are so many different options to choose from, it’s a good idea to have an idea of what you’re looking for before you head out to a local store or you begin searching online.

So if you’d like a few failsafe tips that will make buying bedding and pillows a breeze, please read on:

Don’t assume department stores are the best. Although you can find a pretty wide variety of bedding at high-end department stores, paying a lot of money for it doesn’t automatically speak to the quality of the merchandise. There is actually a lot of beautiful and comfortable bedding that you can find at stores like Target and Kmart. So definitely don’t leave them off of the list as you’re searching for the right pieces.

Pay attention to the thread count. When it comes to your sheets, the most important thing to pay attention to is the thread count. What you need to remember is the higher it is, the softer the sheets will feel. You can find some pretty decent sheets around 250-thread count, but 300 or more is much better. Do keep in mind that the higher the thread count, the more expensive the sheets will become. However, you can go to websites like Coupons or Retail Me Not to find coupons and promo codes to earn you a discount.

Take your allergies into account. Bedding would not be complete without a comforter. And while down comforters (ones that are made out of feathers) are wonderful to cuddle up under on a cold night, they can wreak havoc if you have allergies. Luckily, there are down-alternative comforters. Ask a customer service associate in any store to point you in that direction if you want to avoid sneezing and congestion.

Think about head support. Say that you happened to purchase a bed at Hat Creek Interiors and now that it’s time to choose bedding, you want to save a few dollars. When it comes to your pillows, you can find them at Walmart for less than ten dollars. The key is to think about how much support your head and neck need. That way, you can decide if you want a firm pillow or one that is a bit softer. For tips on how to choose the right pillow, visit WebMD or Spine-Health and put “choose the right pillow” in the search field.

Remember the seasons. Another thing to keep in mind are the seasons of the year. For instance, while organic cotton bedding is ideal for spring and summer, you may want to go with flannel for late fall and winter. Flannel sheets help keep your bed warmer, which means that they also play a role in lowering your energy costs – and that’s just awesome! To read about some of the other benefits of flannel sheets, visit HomeGuides.SFGate and put “advantages of flannel sheets” in the search field.

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