How to Make Your Bed
Bed making is a divisive subject, with proponents arguing that a tidy bed corresponds with a tidy life and opponents claiming that it’s just going to get messy again anyway. At Pure Parima, we love the feel of walking into a room with a freshly made bed at the end of a long day. Keep reading to discover our tips on making a bed like the pros and selecting the right bedding for a warm and cozy night’s sleep.
The foundation of any bed, your fitted sheet comes into constant contact with your skin while you sleep. So it’s only logical that you’d want this article of bedding to be at once buttery soft and incredibly durable. For a sheet option that’s as silky as it is lustrous, consider the Hira Sheet Set, which gets added style points from the contemporary accent diamond embroidery and wide range of trending colors. The 100 percent Egyptian cotton will keep you warm and dry while you sleep, while the sateen weave will ensure perfect comfort night after night. For best results, make sure the sides and corners are tucked in well and wash the sheet regularly to remove dust and oil.
Top Sheet (or Flat Sheet)
As crucial as a fitted sheet, a top sheet drapes your body while you rest, wicking away moisture while helping you feel secure and cozy. Because the top sheet covers your body, it’s important to choose a breathable fabric that will keep you warm without causing you to overheat. For best results, choose a thread count between 350 and 800 and opt for Egyptian cotton over lower-quality alternatives. When making the bed, we recommend laying out your flat sheet so it hangs evenly over all four sides. While some people opt to pull the flat sheet up over the pillows, others fold it down to allow you to slip into bed with ease. Ultimately, the right option is whichever works best for your family.
Comforters and Duvet Covers
If you want to stay warm and cozy all night long, an Egyptian cotton duvet and duvet cover are essential. We recommend choosing a lightweight yet fluffy duvet that makes you want to snuggle in on chilly nights. For best results, choose a duvet cover made from 100 percent Giza Egyptian cotton, such as our Hira Duvet Cover Set, which comes complete with matching pillow shams. Along with protecting your comforter from dirt, dust, and pet dander, duvet covers preserve your skin. Wondering how to get your duvet cover in place? We recommend turning the cover inside out for easy application. Be sure to shake the duvet smooth and then run your fingers over the fabric so it doesn’t wrinkle or bunch.
The wrong pillowcase can make it hard to get a good night’s rest while also affecting your look the following day. After all, pillowcases don’t just protect your pillow. They also keep your complexion clear and your hair soft and free of tangles while you slumber. For best results, opt for an Egyptian cotton pillowcase such as our Yalda Sateen Set. Made with exceptionally soft long-staple cotton, these pillowcases come in an array of shades and boast a simple style that works well with any bedroom decor. We recommend placing the pillows with the opening facing out. Top the bed with a few accent pillows in different colors and textures.
Spare Sheet Storage
Egyptian cotton sheets represent a significant investment, so you want to ensure they last for years to come. To that end, proper sheet storage is essential. The good news is that Pure Parima provides a convenient fabric pouch with every purchase. Simply store your bedding in the pouch when you aren’t using it and keep it in a cool, dry area of the home.
Laundering Your Bedding
If you want to protect your Egyptian cotton bedding for the long haul, it pays to follow Pure Parima’s guidelines for washing and drying. For best results, wash your sheets and pillowcases in cold water using a mild liquid soap. Avoid using bleach or other powerful stain removers, as they can damage the high-end cotton fibers. After washing your sheets, shake them out before drying them on a line or in a machine. If using a dryer, opt for low heat and a delicate cycle to minimize shrinking. The goal is to ensure your Giza cotton sheets and pillowcases last for years to come.
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