The bedroom, our sanctuary at home, should be a haven for peaceful relaxation at the end of each day. The atmosphere in it, should give us a feeling of tranquility since it is the place we go to, relax and recharge after a tiring day. As so it is very important to our well-being to take care of everything in it. There are a lot of tips for a tranquil atmosphere in the web, from Feng Sui to simple common-sense advices. The colors, the lights, a space for ourselves to relax in it and most important a warm, tide up environment that is as simple as possible, is the common suggestions for a bedroom.
In addition, bed time is much more than a passive activity; we need that time to clear our minds and restore our bodies. If we don’t get enough rest every night, our body become imbalanced in all levels, physically, mentally, psychologically and spiritually.
Since we spent (or at least are supposed to spend) a third of our day sleeping, we have to take care of every little detail that will facilitate our sleeping time.
But there is no better escape than our place under the quilt in a calm, tranquil bedroom. So Organic & Natural Fabrics for Bedding are sometimes the little detail that can promote a good night sleep. Other times it is a very important aspect such as for persons with sensitive skin, allergies and especially for Babies and Children.
There are several types of Natural Fabric used in bedding like sheets, pillows and pillow cases, duvets and duvet covers and other things we use for bedtime. The most common fabric is Cotton, the most luxurious is Silk and Linen, and lately another very good option for natural fabric for bedding is Bamboo. Another natural choice especially for babies could be Merino wool and Cashmere which is very soft and warm. It is used for blankets and duvets.
It is important to make informed decisions of what type suits best our personal needs.
How to choose your bedding
Here at Natural Mall, we have searched for the best possible natural choices for bedding. You can find all bedding together or you can choose according to Fabric. The Fabric categories are Cotton, Bamboo, Silk, Linen and Merino Wool & Cashmere.
Within each one of the above categories you can navigate easily using tags to find the type of bedding you require, Sets, Flat Sheets, Duvet Covers, Fitted Sheets (check the depth of the mattress), Pillow Cases, Pillows, Duvets, Bedspreads and Blankets. A separate section for our loved little ones can be found using the tag Babies & Children Bedding.
Usually once you go to Amazon through a specific item you will be able to find it in several colors and sizes. Make sure you choose the right sizes.
Furthermore, for each fabric you can find useful information on types, properties, factors to measure quality and other tips to facilitate you in making informed decisions of what type suits best your personal needs.
We deserve to get to know the things around us, the things we use and affect us in our everyday life. We deserve to take conscious daily decisions.
The material we choose for bedding and sleepwear can make a big impact on our comfort at night. Other factors which can also influence a fabric’s breathability, insulation, softness and durability, are the Thread Count and Fabric Weave. So, it’s important to keep them in mind as well.
Thread count is the number of threads in one square inch of material, and generally ranges from below 200- to up to 1,000-threads per square inch. While higher thread counts are meant to indicate softer, better fabrics, many sources warn that they are not always a good indicator of quality. Depending on your budget and personal preferences, sheets in the 200–500 range made with a quality fiber will be comfortable, and anything above 800 you either won’t notice or may find too stiff because the fibers have been so closely packed together.
The fabric weave and weight of bed sheets can affect how crisp, soft, warm, or cool they are. Here are a few common types of sheets and their qualities:
- Percale weave, probably the most common weave type in sheets, is a plain weave that tends to be crisp and firm (but still soft) and feel cool against the skin. This weave type is perfect for warmer sleepers or hot summer nights.
- Sateen fabrics are made using the satin weave structure, making them shiny, soft, and smooth on one side of the fabric (and matte on the other). This weave type will give you the feel of smooth, luxurious satin. Because the sateen is softer and less crisp than percale, it is also more wrinkle resistant.
- Jersey fabric is knit rather than woven, giving it a soft and slightly stretchy feeling. Jersey sheets will feel comfortable and soft. They are cozy, casual and easy to care for.
- Flannel is a plain weave pattern, usually made from natural fibers like wool and cotton, that is physically manipulated to be soft and cozy with a heavier feel that’s welcoming on cold winter nights. The flannel fibers are either brushed to form a fuzzy nap, or the yarns are loosely spun to create a soft texture. The weight and nap of flannel bedding tend to provide more insulation, keeping you warmer at night. For flannel bed sheets the weight is the best indicator of quality and not the thread count. For maximum warmth and softness, opt for a rating of 170gsm or higher.