Types of bedding

To select bedding, we need to know the parameters of the bed, the size of the blankets and pillows. If you wish, you can buy one of the items in the kit, but more often get underwear sets. Each set consists of sheets, pillowcases (pillowcases), duvet cover. The size and number of items in the set may vary.

Types of bedding sets

  • One and a half sleeping set consists of two pillowcases of sizes 50 by 50 cm (70 by 70 cm), a bed sheet of 215 by 145 cm and one duvet cover of 215 by 145 cm.
  • A double set according to the Euro standard includes a large duvet cover measuring 215 by 180 or 175 cm; a sheet measuring 220 by 240 cm; a pair of pillowcases, which can be either 50 by 50 cm or 70 by 70 cm. Sometimes double sets come with a small sheet measuring 195 by 220 cm, and the rest of the items are the same size as Euro.
  • Eurostandard bedding. In this set, one duvet cover size 200 by 220 cm, two pillowcases 50 by 70 or 70 by 70 cm. The sheet can be of two sizes: 220 by 240 cm or 240 by 280 cm.
  • The family set consists of two pillowcases 50 by 70 cm (70 by 70 cm); two duvet covers measuring 215 by 145 cm and one sheet 220 by 240 cm.
  • The children's bedding set consists of a duvet cover 115 x 147 cm, pillowcases 40 x 60 cm and sheets 120 x 150 cm.

In European countries, the following classification exists:

  • Three-bedroom (king-size)
  • Double (2-bed, full)
  • One and a half sets ("1, 5-bed", extra long single)
  • Children (children)
  • Single ("1-bed", single).

Attention! Different manufacturers of linen sizes of items vary from standard 10-15 cm.

Types of fabrics for bedding


One of the most versatile and popular materials for sewing bedding. It is easy for the consumer to choose the right color, thanks to a wide selection. On a quality set there should be a marking: 100% cotton, the fabric should not shine through. The material is stitched with a special linen seam, the edges and edges are processed with high quality.

Important : The sheet and pillowcase should not have extra seams, as they are sewn from a single piece of fabric. It is not recommended to purchase kits with a pungent chemical smell, protruding threads.

Pros: well removes moisture from the body; comfortable; pleasing to the body; Proper care, the underwear is quite wear-resistant and “lives” up to 5–7 years. Fabrics are well washed and ironed with an ordinary iron. Cotton does not accumulate static electricity, does not slip on the bed. Such underwear is recommended to buy for children, allergies, the elderly.

Cons : Burns out in the sun; with frequent washing, the fabric sits and dries for a long time.


One of the most expensive natural fabrics for sewing bedding, glitters. The material is durable, hypoallergenic and wear resistant. It has a beautiful appearance and perfectly removes moisture from the body, plays the role of a temperature controller in the winter and in the summer.

Pros: the fabric does not stretch, is not a nutrient medium for saprophytes, does not electrify, is durable, does not stretch and does not sit. When stretched, the fibers of the material do not break. The fabric repels dirt.

Disadvantages: requires careful care (can not be bleached, washed with special means and only on hands, the washing temperature should not exceed 30 degrees). When washing, it is not recommended to rub, twist. Ironing is carried out only from the wrong side, the material does not need to be sprayed with water, water spots may remain.


The fabric is made from cotton yarns and viscose fibers, possibly made only on the basis of cotton. The material has no pile; it is created by complex weaving. On it, a pattern with a relief surface in appearance resembles a tapestry. Jacquard is pleasant to the touch and has a smooth texture.

Pluses: durability and density, well absorbs moisture, thermoregulation. When washing, the jacquard dries quickly, does not accumulate static electricity. It is resistant to abrasion.

Minus: high cost: if washed frequently, the fabric is covered with spools.

Satin Jacquard

The material in which the twisted cotton thread is mixed, reflecting light. It combines smoothness and embossed patterns. The surface of the satin - jacquard on the front side is smooth with a pronounced shine, and on the reverse side the fabric is rough. In the manufacture of manufacturers prefer pastel colors.

Pros: the beauty of the material; hypoallergenicity; comfortable temperature when using in the winter; durability and strength; can not be ironed, after washing almost does not crease;

Cons: the more synthetics in the fabric, the worse the quality of the material; sleep hot in the summer; slips, especially if the owner of the bedroom prefers to wear pajamas or a shirt made of silk.

Type of linen for bedding

Natural fabric with a peculiar texture. If you touch the material with your hands, then you will feel its stiffness and small nodules in the material. Linen from it has a massage effect, has thermoregulation. Sleeping under such underwear is cool in summer and not cold in winter. In addition, flax has a bactericidal effect. It kills the fungus, eliminates inflammation. Absorbing moisture, the fabric does not become wet, dries quickly and does not accumulate static current. It is durable, resistant to light, does not turn yellow.

Important! the more washes are carried by linen, the softer it becomes.

Cons: strongly wrinkled and poorly ironed; the canvas is not always pleasant to the body.

Type of coarse calico for bed linen

Fabric made on the basis of cotton thread with frequent weaving. If you compare chintz and calico, it will be a little tougher. Sleeping on such linen is nice. It has high hygiene, wrinkles a little, lightweight, maintains the brightness of colors for a long time even with frequent washing. Lingerie from such a fabric will be budget.

Pros: virtually no ironing, remains bright for a long time, durable, environmentally friendly.

Cons: quite tough, due to weaving technology.

Type of chintz for bedding

The fabric is lightweight, 100% cotton, it can be printed or one-colored. Strength is given to the weaving of the weft thread and the main thread in a ratio of 1 to 1. It has a glossy surface. Great not only for bedding, but also for underwear.

Pros: the fabric is natural and very light. No ironing required. It is comfortable to sleep on it at any time of the year, it absorbs moisture well.

Cons: Due to its low density, it quickly fails, rolls, deforms and sits after washing.

Type of flannel for bedding

Cotton thread material, lightweight, tightly woven. Manufacturers sometimes add synthetics in the manufacture, but this does not affect the quality of the material. Pile can be on one or both sides of the fabric. Density is determined not by the frequency of the threads, but by weight.

Pros: does not require careful maintenance; with each wash it gets softer; nice to the body; It warms perfectly during sleep in winter. The material is soft and has a pleasant hairiness.

Cons: dries for a long time, rolls quickly, wrinkles strongly.

Type of polycotton for bedding

Fabric based on cotton and polyester. But the material is not synthetic, therefore, as the content of polyester does not exceed 35%. Almost no fade, pleasant to the touch, well erased.

Pros: The material is strong and durable, soft, does not get dirty, is well erased. The material almost does not crease, does not shrink after washing. You can not iron.

Cons: If there is little cotton thread in the linen, then the environmental friendliness of the material is reduced. The fabric is electrified, it needs antistatic treatment. Do not bleach with chlorine. The rougher the fabric, the faster the saws form.

Type of poplin for bedding

The material for such bedding is made of cotton, silk, rayon or fiber. Synthetics. The fabric is durable but pleasant to the touch thanks to manufacturing technology. The threads in it are arranged so that the outside is softer and thinner, and inside are coarse and thick. In brilliance similar to satin. It can be printed, one-colored, etc. Often it is 100% cotton. Almost no creases, lightweight and well breathable.

Pros: It has high wear resistance, softness; has a beautiful shine; does not require special care procedures. Long does not lose brightness, does not deform. You can not iron.

Less: if there are woolen threads in the fabric, it sits during washing. If necessary, hem the fabric is difficult to process.

Type of Batista for bedding

Material based on linen or cotton, has a 100% natural composition, smooth surface. It is durable, removes moisture well, slightly transparent and very light. This fabric is used for luxury bedding.

Pros: pleasant to the touch, thin and light. The fabric is highly durable, hypoallergenic, and holds its shape well. It is well washed and ironed.

Cons: Requires special care, washing such a kit should be delicate.

Type of viscose for bedding

Artificial fabric for making bedding made from cellulose-based fiber. But its properties are similar to natural fabrics, has a pleasant sheen, does not lose brightness for a long time, and is pleasant to the touch.

Pros: Hypoallergenic, durable material, absorbs well, practically does not shed, is not electrified. It can be folded into beautiful folds, draped. Sleeping under it is not hot in summer, and in winter it is not cold.

Cons: strongly wrinkled, exposed to sunlight, can sit during washing.

Type of microfiber (microfiber) for bedding

The material is completely made of polyester, in its properties similar to cotton. The material is durable and absorbs moisture well. Scientists believe that such materials are the future of the textile industry.

Pros: the material is soft, pleasant to the touch, almost does not roll. Caring for it is simple, the fabric does not wrinkle and can be easily washed, is resistant to abrasion, does not fade. Not exposed to sunlight. After washing, it dries quickly, is not “afraid” of moths, fungus and dirt.

Cons: Do not wash and dry at high temperatures. Despite the fact that the fabric absorbs perfectly, it retains fat in itself. It is subject to the accumulation of static electricity.

Type of bamboo for bedding

The material based on bamboo pulp yarn is environmentally friendly, hypoallergenic. It feels like cashmere or silk. The softness is higher than that of cotton, has a shiny surface and antibacterial effect. Most often, the color of the fabric is light green.

A more detailed article on bamboo bedding.

Pros: environmental friendliness, body-friendly material, does not irritate the skin and does not cause allergies, destroys microbes. This fabric serves as a thermostat, absorbs moisture well.

Cons: high cost.

Density of fabric for bedding

This characteristic depends on the method of weaving in the manufacture of the material, and the digital one reflects how many threads are contained in 1 cm 2. The denser the fabric, the longer it will last. The lowest density of a set of cambric, the average density is cotton and linen. The largest number of threads per 1 cm 2 in a set of satin.

By density, materials are divided into the following groups:

  • Low Density: 20 to 30 threads
  • Density below average: 35 to 40 threads
  • Average density: weaving from 50 to 65 threads
  • Density Above Average: 65 to 80 threads
  • High density: number of threads varies from 85 to 120
  • Very high: threads per 1 cm2 from 130 to 280.

Color fastness

The stability of the pigment depends on the type of dye, the method of its application by the manufacturer. It is difficult to recognize the durability of the used paint on the eye, but do not despair.

The pigment for coloring is divided on a 5-point scale, the optimal indicator for pillowcases, sheets and duvet covers: 4.

Important! Look at the label that says the optimum washing temperature. The higher the temperature, the more stable the staining.

Rub your underwear with your palm well, if the paint is resistant, then there should be no residue on the hand.

Seam quality

When choosing bedding, you need to pay attention to the quality of tailoring.

  • The color of the threads should match the color of the kit
  • Edge stitching and edge processing should be done with a linen seam
  • There should be no warps or protruding threads
  • When sewing, only whole pieces of fabric are used, there should not be extra seams.


Everyone chooses bedding to their taste, but there are a number of tips that will help determine the choice:

  • The color scheme should be combined with the style of the room. If it is impossible to choose a shade for the interior, it is better to take light and pastel colors.
  • Romantic natures are advised to opt for linen with prints of flowers, lace, bouquets, retro photographs.
  • For people with a strong will and a tendency to outrageous, original solutions are recommended: printed unusual prints, oriental style.
  • A well-balanced and calm person is well suited for sets with vegetation and nature.
  • Plain sets are recommended for a business person spending all day in a hectic.
  • If the bedroom has a bed made of natural wood, then the beauty of the wood will be emphasized by blue - white gamma.

Packaging and label

Remember : that a self-respecting manufacturer who does not save on the quality of the goods and their proper transportation, does not stint on good packaging.

On the label the name of the company producing the goods, contact details, address; the composition of the fabric and its percentage if several types of threads are present. Be sure to prescribe all the sizes of the items and their list, there are recommendations for washing and care.

Proven Manufacturers

If you rely on a rating based on customer reviews, it will include the following companies:

  • "Black" (Belarus, Baranavichy). Affordable price, good quality, linen does not lose its appearance and does not fade for a long time. Basic prints: geometry, abstraction, rich colors, neutral patterns.
  • "Monolith". Manufacturer: Russia. It produces sets from economy class to elite, has 31 branches in Russia and the CIS countries. Features: brightness of tones, natural fabrics, budget cost, dense materials with increased wear resistance, gift wrapping.
  • "ArtPostel". Manufacturer: Russia, Ivanovo. Features: many prints, low price, high-quality packaging and tailoring.

We take care of linen, practical recommendations

The purchased set is thoroughly washed.

Before washing, things are laid out in a color scheme to prevent molting.

The washing mode is selected depending on the fabric from which the kit is made

Ironing should be at the moment when it is still a little wet.

Bright and dark sets are ironed from the wrong side.