The Ultimate Bedding Buying Guide

We spend a lot of time snuggled up in our beds, one third of our lives to be exact! Within this interior style blog, I help you create the perfect sleep sanctuary that reflects your style and your snooze. So, let’s dive in to…’The Ultimate Bedding Buying Guide’…zZzZz.

If you’ve ever wondered what bedding is best to make the perfect bed, or what’s the difference between an Oxford pillowcase and a Housewife?….Below, I explain the differences to help you create a beautiful bedding set that you’ll be able to enjoy for years to come.

The bedding basics…

What is thread count??
Essentially, it’s the number of threads both vertically and horizontally in a square inch of fabric. The higher the thread count the more luxurious and durable the sheets.

The Arighi Bianchi AB Bedding Collection – 400 Thread Count 100% Egyptian Cotton

Pillow Talk…

Different sizes and style pillows add an extra nod of luxury to your bedding set, but with so many possible layers and arrangements, what are the different size pillowcases? And how do you arrange pillows on the bed to look great and feel comfortable?

Below explains; what different style pillows look like, what size pillows to use within pillowcases and also links to this beautiful bedding featured in the images.

Square Pillow

Square Pillowcase

65cm x 65cm.
These require a 65cm x 65cm filler cushion/pillow. Square pillows create a beautiful backdrop.


Oxford Pillowcase

50cm x 75cm (Border approx 5cm). Again, a normal pillow will fit within.


Housewife pillow case

Standard/Housewife pillowcase

50cm x 75cm. A normal size pillow will fit within.


Bed Linen Size Guide

Size of bed linen
Flat & fitted sheets to fit mattress
Duvet covers to fit duvet size
Small single90 x 190cm135cm x 200cm
Double135 x 190cm200cm x 200cm
Kingsize150 x 200cm230 x 220cm
Super kingsize180 x 200cm260cm x 220cm
Standard fittedUp to a depth of 26cm 
Deep fittedUp to a depth of 32cm
International sizes
Approximate equivalent sizing for non-UK mattresses
UK Single = Twin
UK Double = Full
UK Kingsize = Queen
UK Super Kingsize = King
Luxury Bedding Guide

Luxury Duvet

The AB Berkeley Bedding Collection is 400 Thread Count 100% Egyptian Cotton.


Finishing Touches

Once you’ve made your decision on different size pillows and duvet sizes, it’s all about the finishing touches. If you’ve opted for a crisp white bedding set, accessorising is easy. The option to change with the season or your mood, without having to invest in new bedding can be fun and simple to do.

Bed Throws

Bed throws add fashionable layers, texture and warmth to a bedroom immediately. They also keep you super cosy in the winter! Opting for a furry throw in winter keeps your bedroom on trend and stylish.

Furry Throw

Alaska Silver Faux Fur throw adds warmth and style to a beautifully made bed.

Click here to shop this throw

Scatter Cushions

Adding beautiful scatter cushions to a bed adds the perfect finishing touch to the overall look and feel of the bedroom. Different textures and sizes work perfectly.

In this image….

Shop Furry Cushion Here

Shop Front Bee Pinch Cushion Here

Watch ‘The Ultimate Bedding Guide’ Video Below

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To view more bedding from Arighi Bianchi click here.

Thanks for stopping by…Lydia xXx

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