You’ve probably been buying your bed sheets from the same place for years. It makes sense you don’t want to waste your money on something that isn’t going to last through multiple washes and still looks great.

But it’s time for a new bedding upgrade if you’re sick of looking at the same plain old white or blue cotton blend on your bed every day. Here are some tips for finding the perfect fit:

It makes sense to shop around

If you’re looking for a king single bed sheet, it makes sense to shop around to find the right price and quality. Online stores often have the biggest selection and best prices, but without that feel test, you will need to ensure you look at the materials to ensure it’s super soft for that extra comfort and idyllic night’s sleep.

fitting bed sheets

Get a cotton blend

Cotton is a natural fabric that’s breathable, durable, and comfortable. It’s also hypoallergenic and has low allergy potential. Look for brushed cotton has a soft and snuggly feel.

Egyptian cotton sheets are the perfect choice if you want something that will last longer than synthetic fabrics and are happy to pay the extra. Pima is a decent cheaper alternative to add to your bedding collection.

Pay attention to thread count

The thread count is one of the most important things to consider when purchasing sheets. The higher the thread count, the softer and more luxurious your bedding will be. However, this also comes with a cost; the higher quality you go for, the more expensive it will be. Just remember that it’s a false economy buying too cheap as you’ll buy more often, which adds up fast.

It’s worth checking out genuine customer reviews to ensure feedback on quality and durability. This can give you a good idea if the product is worth the value.

Look at the quality of craftsmanship

When shopping for bed sheets in store, you should look at the quality of craftsmanship. This is an important consideration because it can set your expectations and help you determine whether or not the product will meet them.

  • Stitching: A great stitch job will ensure that your sheet lasts for years without unravelling or fraying. If possible, try to find a manufacturer who uses strong elastane corners on their products. These will help the sheets stay on the mattress when moving around in the night-time.
  • Fit: The fit is another important factor when purchasing bed sheets online or in stores; you should ensure it fits your size mattress just right, allowing for some shrinkage in washing.
fitted bed sheets are easier to fit
Fitted sheets are quicker to fit than flat sheets

Think about how often you will be washing them

The more often you wash your bed linen, the more likely they will wear out and fade. So if you’re thinking of getting a set of bedsheets and want them to last as long as possible, consider how often you’ll be washing them.

Most people should wash their sheets weekly if slept in every day, but if a spare room, this can be more sporadic. Each wash can see mild colour run but also, as the fabric rubs in the washing machine or tumble drier you may see bobbles appear. Bobbling occurs when fibres in the bedding material fray at the end, then twist and tangle.

If you don’t mind doing laundry every week or two, go for lighter colours that don’t fade easily, like white or light blue. But if keeping track of how many times per month is too much hassle for your lifestyle, then it’s best to opt for darker colours like black or navy blue instead because they can endure multiple washes before showing signs of wear.

Consider colour and pattern

Keep in mind that you want the colour to match the duvet bedding sets, and neutral tones won’t clash with other elements in your room. The same goes for patterns: avoid mixing bold prints with softer ones (unless both are neutrals). If possible, try not to use too many different shades of one colour either; this can make things seem too busy or visually overwhelming.

Make sure they fit

It’s not as simple as matching the size (like single, double, king size or super king). This is important because it can be hard to tell if a sheet will work with your bed’s dimensions and style until you’ve tried them on. And you should allow for some future shrinkage in tumble-drying.

To ensure that your new set fits correctly, ensure that the sheets are snug but not too tight when placed on top of the mattress. Some extra length may help ensure everything stays put if you have a deep mattress.