21 December 2020 / 7 mins read

Today’s world is all about choices. We have so many decisions to make on a daily basis because we have more options in front of us than ever before. From what to eat, what to wear, and what bedding material to use, anything we want is just a mouse click away from being delivered to our door. 

 

It’s great to have all those choices. But it means you have to do some homework before you purchase something to make sure it’s what you truly want and need. To help you learn about the best material for bedding, we’ve prepared this guide. 

 

The Most Popular Fabric for Bed

 

Cotton sheets remain the top contender in the bedding industry. Does that mean it’s the best bedding material though? Not exactly.


Cotton is the fabric that people are used to having on their beds. It may be the fabric they grew up using. After all, it’s been a staple fabric for several thousands of years in some capacities.


As a sheet fabric, cotton has a lot going for it. It’s comfortable, widely accessible to purchase, everyone has heard of it, and, most of the time, it’s pretty affordable unless you’re after the more expensive Egyptian cotton


So while cotton is still the reigning king of the industry, there are other good quality bedding options that are gaining steam, like eucalyptus. 

 

The Best Fabrics For Bed

If you’re looking for the best quality bedding, you need to know the pros and cons of each of the types of fabric available. 

 

 

Cotton

There are different kinds of cotton, and your bedding experience will depend upon which one you choose. If you’re looking for high-quality luxury, choose Egyptian cotton with its long fibers, smooth texture, and high thread count. Pima cotton is also an outstanding choice because of its softness. Upland cotton is popular because of its lower price point, although it’s not as soft. 

Pros

Cons

Silk

If you’re looking for a smooth, amazing feel against your skin, silk is one of the best fabrics. Silk pillowcases resting against the face is the ultimate in luxury. 

If you’re warm, you’re instantly cooled down when you touch these bed sheets. But as great as silk feels, this fabric choice does have some significant cons. 

Pros

Cons

 

Linen

Some people consider good linen sheets a luxury buy. It’s not the most practical of fabrics for your bedding, but they feel so comfortable that some buyers are willing to overlook linen’s downsides. 

Pros

Cons

Bamboo

Bamboo has been a more recent addition to the bedding industry. 

Pros

Cons

Tencel Lyocell

This fabric is made from eucalyptus, and it’s attracting a lot of attention when it comes to luxury natural bedding. You can find an entire bedding set made from this plant, including cooling bedding sheets, a eucalyptus duvet cover, pillow cases, and even eye masks.  

Pros

Cons

 

Polyester

This fiber isn’t natural and can be a little harsh feeling on the skin, so you’ll often find it used in conjunction with another fabric for sheets. Unless you’re on a tight budget, there are better sheet options out there.

Pros

Cons

Bedding Shopping Tips

If you’re going to be buying new bedding soon, here are some practical tips to help you find the best fabric for you and your lifestyle.

Sleep on Your Decision

There’s no need to run out and buy the first sheet set you think looks decent enough. Spend a little time mulling over your options to make sure you get a bedding set that you’ll be happy with for the long haul.