Real Estate Interior Design- Types of Bed Sheets

Real Estate Interior Design: Types of Bed Sheets

There are so many different types of bedding sheets, and which one to select depends on the kind of comfort you want when you’re sleeping. Your choice may also depend on what sort of climate you live in. Warmer climates like for example, Phoenix Arizona, may be best suited for light cotton sheets. On the other hand, freezing cold climates like parts of Alaska are much better suited for heavier, warmer sheets (like flannel). What are the differences between the types of bedding sheets? Read more to find out! (Find Sheets at

Cotton Sheets

Cotton sheets can be bought fairly inexpensively. It just depends on what the thread count is. The higher the thread count, the better quality the sheets. Better quality sheets don’t shrink up as much and they feel softer and more luxurious. Cotton is breathable, easily washable and cool for hot nights.

Satin Sheets

Satin sheets are shimmery and shiny but they are sort of the ‘knock off’ of the silk sheets. They are heavy and they don’t breathe well, and they don’t maintain their shape or luster well after several washes. They might look pretty but they are not a great choice for breath-ability.

Flannel Sheets

Flannel Sheets are heavy and warm and they are great for cold nights and cold climates see this link. They are fairly inexpensive as well, and the less expensive they are, the more they will shrink. They are however, extremely soft and comfortable and they provide a warm and toasty bed.

Silk Sheets

Real silk sheets are truly a luxury. The higher the silk count, the more luxurious the sheets will be. People may confuse silk sheets with satin sheets, but they are definitely not the same. Silk sheets and are ultra soft, and a good set will never lose their sheen. They are also extremely breathable, so they will keep you warm in the winter and much cooler in the summer. If you can afford silk sheets, they are certainly a worthwhile investment if you love a little luxury in your bed!

In Conclusion

The main four types of bed sheets are cotton, satin, flannel and silk. Cotton is by far the most popular, but the type of sheet you want and need depends on what you find most comfortable!