How to Choose Luxury Bedding

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Stress levels are high lately, and many of us struggle to relax enough to drift off to sleep at night. When you choose luxury sheets and comforters, you have something to look forward to after a long day at work or school. Not only does high-end bedding tend to look great by adding beauty and style to the room, but it also enhances comfort. The most luxurious types of bedding offer an unbeatable combination of softness, strength, coolness, and breathability. So, you don’t have to worry about your bedding developing pills or tears or causing you to overheat on warm nights. 

Wondering how to go about selecting the perfect pieces for your master? Here are some factors to consider when choosing the right luxury bedding items. 


When it comes to luxurious bedding, the material is one of the most crucial considerations. For example, those with sensitive skin or a penchant for sleeping hot will likely appreciate Egyptian cotton bedding sets with a percale weave. Cool, crisp, and fresh, percale is highly breathable, thanks to the one over, one under weave, so you don’t have to worry about your hair or skin getting oily while you sleep. That quality is particularly important for pillowcases, which come into regular contact with your face and head. There’s a reason that five-star hotels choose cotton percale sheets and bedding over other options on the market. As a bonus, Egyptian cotton is known for its durability, so you can feel confident that your sheets will last for years. Check out the options for our Ultra Percale Hotel Collection, available in White, Bone, Slate, and Carbon.

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Speaking of weave, not everyone appreciates the feel of Egyptian cotton percale. If silky soft bedding is your preferred option, a sateen weave may be the way to go. Offering the comfort and breathability of cotton combined with the smooth texture of silk, sateen is one of the most luxurious bedding options available. As a bonus, sateen sheets are both wrinkle-resistant and lustrous, so they look great on a bed. Finally, sateen sheets tend to be warmer than those made from percale due to the three over, one under weave. If you live in a cold part of the country, sateen may be the right choice for snuggling up under the covers. The Triple Luxe Hotel Collection is the perfect combination of a silky soft feeling with warm comfort.

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Thread Count

Thread count gets a lot of attention in the bedding world. And while they aren’t the only important factor when it comes to sheet selection, they can significantly impact the quality and comfort of your bedding. A measure of the number of threads that can fit in a square inch of fabric, thread count numbers range from as low as 200 to as high as 1000 or more. However, not all products with high thread counts are created equal.

The truth is that only around 800 threads of single-ply yarn can fit into a square inch of Egyptian cotton. Companies claiming to sell Egyptian cotton bedding products with higher counts are actually using strands of multi-ply yarn woven together. This lower-quality material results in a bedding item that’s rough to the touch and more prone to pilling. If you want to enjoy soft, smooth, long-lasting bedding, extra-long-staple single-ply Egyptian cotton is a great choice. 


Once you’ve decided on practical considerations like thread count and weave, you can focus on the fun aspect of bedding selection: style. Color is one of the most important decisions as it affects how your sheets and comforter sets make you feel when you enter the bedroom. For example, neutrals like white, ivory, and grey tend to provide a soothing backdrop for relaxing with that special someone. On the other hand, bright pinks and yellows have a habit of energizing and stimulating creativity. Finally, shades of blue and green have been associated with sleep, something many of us could use more of these days. Ultimately, the right bedding color is whichever one fills you with joy when you walk through the door. Our Yalda Collection has many colors available for all color palettes. Our Ariane and Hira Collections also offer many color choices with embroidery.

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Choosing the right bedding size helps ensure that your sheets and comforters provide a great night’s rest. Most bedding components come in sizes twin, full, queen, king, and California king. However, some sets are also available in uncommon sizes like twin XL, which college dorms use, and split king. In general, sheets need to fit perfectly on the mattress, while it’s okay for comforters, quilts, and duvets to be slightly oversized. In particular, those who sleep with a partner or pets may prefer larger comforters over smaller ones so no one can steal all the blankets. 


Pure Parima has many sizes, colors, embroidery, and weave options, so we know we have a set for everyone!

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