A good set of bedding is essential to ensuring your comfort. Some of the most important factors to consider in choosing basic bedding are the size of your bed and the weather. Mattresses, sheets and comforters all come in standard sizes, including twin, queen and king. Make sure that whatever you buy is the right size for your bed. For cold weather, consider down or down-alternative comforters. For warm weather, consider a cotton, polyester or silk blanket. You can use the same sheets year-round, but some people prefer a warmer weave like flannel for the winter and a lighter weave like percale for the summer.
Another factor to consider is thread count, which indicates how tightly woven the fabric of your sheet or comforter is. The thread count refers to the number of threads in one square inch of fabric. A sheet or comforter with a higher thread count will have a softer, more luxurious feel.
Finally, consider the color and pattern of your bedding. Look for sheets, pillowcases, comforters and bedspreads that go together and speak to your personal sense of style.