A bed sheet is a piece of cloth that covers the mattress. These sheets provide warmth, insulation and comfort to you while you are sleeping. Bed sheets and bed covers are absolutely different. Bed sheet is directly laid on the bed while bed cover is used to cover the bed sheet. We can say that bedding refers to the complete set of bed which includes mattress, pillows, bed covers, bed sheets etc. Bed sheets make your bedroom highly wonderful and striking. So, many people get confused while buying bed sheets.
Beds come in twin, full, queen, king sizes. But there is no rule that standard bed comes in a specific size. There might be slightly variations for the beds from maker to maker. So make sure that you take exact measurements of your bed before going to shopping such as dimension from top to bottom, side to side, and the thickness of the mattress.
Then, go to the store for buying the sheets. Many stores offer both name-brand sheets and house-brands and offer a wide range of colors, quality, patterns, and prices. If you are not satisfied with the available one, then go to a different store and find out according to your needs or else you shop on-line where you will get a number of options of bedsheets as well as discounts in bed sheets prices. But choose the cotton sheets because you spend one third of the day in your bed only.
Check the exact size of your sheet to see that your bed fits into that. Make sure that some sheets will shrink after first wash.
Then, read the washing instructions. If the washing instructions say that bed sheets should be dry cleaned every week, it can be a problem for you because you may or may not afford. Choose the bedsheets which you can clean yourself in your home.