Choosing sheet sets for your bedding is a full time job. Especially when not familiar with the linen type, some people call interior decorators and hire them for this purpose. This burst their budget until; of course you’re not a lousy spender or too lazy to do it yourself-DIY. Amazon is a big web store with millions of products and home décor is one of the sections which it caters. Briarwood Home is one of the best brands for bed and bath décor including sheet sets and towels. Thus when we talk about choosing the best sheet sets on amazon.com, it an be a bit tricky. There are many factors involved, like for which season you want to purchase the linen? Or which brand do you prefer the most? Or do you go for discounted products by which I mean products on sale. And many more.
Always look for the properties of a sheet set before buying it for that you must research a little. This is very important because you must know what you are actually buying. It includes thread count, GSM (Grams per square meter) which actually depicts how dense is actually the cloth is? Remember density or thread count has nothing to do with linen’s quality. The fabric is made from one place to another and the quality and linen differs, along with the type of material it is being woven. Not going into so much detail, there are weaving methods which differ too and cost the linen price as high or low.
Generally there are 6 types in sheet sets. Jersey bed sheets, Flannel bed sheets, Modal Jersey, Sateen and Percale bed sheet sets. All these are divided into two main categories synthetic and non-synthetic fibers. Which means that breathable sheet sets are made from 100% and are light weighted. While synthetic linen is a mixture for example Sateen sheet sets are 55% Cotton – 45% Polyester. Let us go through each linen properties one by one so you should know and make a wise choice.
Jersey sheets are especially known for their durability and bi-seasonal usage. The linen is soft, absorbent, and breathable. It absorbs moisture and evaporates it into the surrounding air without feeling damp. The origin of Jersey is from wool. But with changing times Jersey is now made of cotton, Synthetic fibers and wool too. The specialty of the Jersey is that, it is light weight, durable and soft. Jersey sheets are softer and more comfortable. These sheet sets feel cool when temperatures raise cozy in the winter.
Most commonly used in the winter season, these are synthetic sheets made from a range of fibers which include, cotton, nylon and polyester. Thus the air is trapped inside to keep the bedding warm in the cold season. These sheet sets are by far the softest sheet sets. Light weighted and warm for cold season. Keep you so comfy, you don’t want to get up in the morning.
These sheets are breathable and cool, good for warm and humid climates. Modal sheets do not trap body heat, so it’s comfortable for moderate activity. To experience the lush feel, Modal sheet sets are ecologically blended from pulp of European beech wood tree also. So you can sleep comfortably at night in your bed. It feels soft and smooth. The fabric is very plush and soft, low in maintenance, breathable and light in weight.
Sateen is a smooth fabric and its texture has a silky, glossy finish on one side and matte finish on the other. It is durable. Its smoothness and high luster gives it a luxurious quality. Sateen sheets drape well and are long-lasting. These sheet sets are great for summer or for those of us who run warm when we sleep. These sheets don’t wrinkle badly with washing there is no real problem with them as they are a dream to sleep on. These sheet sets are simply adorable to have.
These sheet sets are made from 100% cotton for warm season. Percale sheets are totally cool and crisp for hot season. For places where the weather is hot and humid, Percale sheets are highly recommended, as they are absorbent, breathable and crisp to keep your bed cool. Have a good finish and texture. These are used in summer as the fabric is cool and crisp.