Every girl wants to have a king size bed in her room. However, shopping for bedding sets for a king size bed can be a bit confusing. In this post, we have prepared some tips for you.
There are two different sizes of king bed – standard king size bed and California king size bed. The standard one is about 4″ wider and the California king is 4″ longer. When shopping for bedding sets, you need to carefully choose the right size. Flat sheets fit both sizes, but fitted sheets are cut to fit one or the other. That’s why you need to measure the bed, so that the sheets you buy will fit exactly.
When choosing king size bedding, you have different options for the fabric of the sheets – natural, artificial, synthetic or blends. Natural fibers usually come from silk, flax, wool or cotton. They are absorbent, which makes them comfortable despite the changes in humidity and temperature. Natural fiber fabrics should be ironed after washing, because they crease easily.
Artificial fabrics are tencel, modal and rayon. They have natural hypoallergenic properties. King size bedding sheets made from artificial fiber fabrics are soft and absorbent. They are usually brightly colored. Artificial fabrics tend to be more durable than natural fabrics, but they usually shrink, when washed. If you choose this type of king size bedding, make sure you follow all the instructions on the label for washing, drying and ironing.
Synthetic fabrics usually come from petrochemicals. These include polyester, nylon and acrylic. They are more durable than natural fabrics and have more vibrant colors. They are more suitable for colder climates, because they have low absorbent properties and porosity, which makes them really warm.
Blends, used to make king size bedding sets, include more than one type of fibers. For example, a poly-cotton blend is part polyester and part cotton. Blended fabrics are a good choice, because they have all the good qualities of the different fibers.
When shopping for king size bedding, keep in mind that you will need to get at least three standard or two king size pillows. To make the bed look even more attractive in your girl’s bedroom, you can get a few different types of pillows and combine them. You can find standard pillows, square pillows, V-shaped pillows or king size pillows. The filling of the pillows is either natural, or synthetic. Natural fillings are duck or goose down. The usually snug comfortably and the more down a pillow has, the firmer and more comfortable it is. Synthetic fillings, like latex or memory foam, are designed to maintain their shape to provide support for the head and the body. They are also good for asthma or allergies, because they don’t accumulate dust.
These are the basic things you need to know, when choosing king size bedding. The color and design of the sheets is a matter of personal preference. You can choose something, which matches the rest of the interior in the room or create a theme. Keep in mind that some manufacturers change the definition of ‘standard’ with a few inches, so it’s a good idea to know the exact measurements.