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The value of a good bed sheet set
A sheet set is a pack of matching bed sheets and pillowcases bundled together for convenience. Usual sheet set size options include single or king single, double, queen, king or - in some cases - super king.
When you buy a bed sheet set, it will include a fitted sheet to cover the mattress of your bed, a top flat sheet to create a barrier between your body and the doona or quilt cover, and a pillowcase. For double, queen and king bed sheet sets, you get a fitted and flat sheet plus two pillowcases.
While flat or fitted base sheets are a matter of personal choice, it's recommended to make use of the two sheets to help reduce sweat transferral and keep your bedding as fresh as possible until wash day. Bed sheets play an important role in protecting your mattress for longer life, while creating a smooth and comfortable surface for you and your family to sleep on, which is essential for a good night's sleep.
Choosing the best bed set
You don't need to be an interior design guru to choose the best bed sheets but it pays to know a few pointers so you get the sheet set to suit your purposes.
Materials and fabrics
Cotton and cotton blends are the most popular materials but you can also find a wide range of bamboo, flannel, satin and polyester bed sheet sets. Egyptian cotton is also popular due to its durability and luxury. If you're prone to allergies, make sure you look for sheets made from natural fibres.
Thread count is the number of vertical and horizontal threads per square 10cm and, when it comes to bed sheets, higher isn't always better. The fibre, yarn size, finishing and construction will all determine the real quality of your sheet set, so don't be distracted by sales pitches about high thread count. For example, a lower thread count made with higher quality materials will last longer than a high thread count made with ordinary quality fabrics.
Sheet sets with high thread counts trap heat rather than let the air flow more freely, which is ideal if you prefer to be warmer when you sleep. Lower thread count sheet sets allow air to move through your sheets more easily and still feel soft and luxurious for the person who likes a lower sleep temperature.
Size and coverage
Know the dimensions of your mattress so you purchase a sheet set with the perfect fit. Extra-deep fitted sheet sets are available for padded mattresses and you can also buy large flat sheets to make them fit more securely on the bed. Most sheet set packaging specifies the dimensions, so make sure you check before you buy.
Find the right bed sheet sets at Spotlight
Ready to purchase? You can click through to our extensive range of sheet sets and bed linens online. Our buying guide also offers heaps of practical tips and information on factors like thread counts, how to care for your bed linen and how to fold a fitted sheet.
Alternatively, head into a Spotlight store to check out the different bed sheet sets available and speak with one of our friendly customer service team who'll be happy to answer your questions.