The Four S’s: How To Choose the Right Bedding for You

November 06, 2017

The Four S’s: How To Choose the Right Bedding for You

Bedding can make or break a bedroom.

A gorgeous comforter and pillow set is a statement that can transform a dull and lifeless room into an incredible retreat. The key is choosing the right bedding for you.

How to Choose the Right Bedding

When choosing bedding, there are a few things you need to consider to ensure you get it right.

We like to remember the four “S’s”: Size, Style, Sense, and Space.

  1. Size

First, you need to know the size of your bed. Nothing looks worse than an overly small or overly large bedding set because you ordered incorrectly. But, that’s not the most important size measurement. You also need to think about the size of your bedroom.

The size of your room plays an important role in the kind of bedding you should purchase. Small rooms do best with light and bright bedding that helps the room look and feel larger. You should also think about simple patters. However, if you have a large master suite, you have a lot more options. You can go dark, bright, simple, exotic, and everything in between.

That’s why at VCNY we have bedding options for every size room. For a smaller room, we love our 2-Tone Marion 2/3-Piece Duvet Cover Set. This light gray and white bedding can enlarge any room with its simple style and crisp finish.

For a larger room, how about our gorgeous Casa Real Paisley 4/5 Piece Reversible Comforter Set?

This detailed bedding can transform any room into a cozy, well-decorated setting.

  1. Style

Next, you need to think about your style.

This is probably the most difficult part of the process.

At VCNY we have hundreds of bedding styles, which makes the process of choosing just one option feel almost impossible. But it doesn’t have to be.

To determine your style, you should think about your room and the rest of your house.

Do you like darker woods for your furniture?

If that’s the case, a brighter bedding set like our Lincoln 5/7-piece Reversible Down Alternative Comforter Set is a great choice. Bright bedding can offset dark furniture for a more complete look.

Or, let’s say your house is an old colonial with detailing such as crown molding and hard wood floors. In that situation, your style might be better suited to a more traditional bedding set such as our Beckham 6/8-Piece Damask Comforter Set.

The key is to figure out what you like and what works with your current furniture and housing style.

And, if you can’t decide, there’s always the option to purchase a reversible bedding set so you get two options for the price of one like our Corliss 5-Piece Reversible Comforter Set.

  1. Sense

One element of bedding that most people forget is their senses.

By this we mean you want to choose bedding that evokes the right senses.

For example, do you want your bedroom to be a place of relaxation and comfort?

Or do you prefer a bedding set that reminds guests of the crisp and clean styling of a hotel? No matter what, you want bedding that speaks to your senses.

If you love nature and want to bring the outside in, then our Daria Floral 3-Piece Duvet Cover Set is the perfect choice.

Its shades of green and browns along with the gorgeous floral pattern is sure to make it feel like you’re walking into a wonderland every time you step inside your bedroom.

On the other hand, our Shore Life 4/5-Piece Reversible Quilt Set evokes a sense of calm and tranquility that you can only find at the beach.

  1. Space

Finally, you need to figure out the type of space you want before you choose your bedding.

This is very dependent on the room and how it will be used.

For example, you’ll want to choose a different type of bedding for a guest bedroom than you would for a master bedroom. You also need to consider how often you or someone else will be in the space.

Let’s say you’re looking for a bedding set for your master bedroom, which you retreat to every night after the kids are put to bed.

It’s your sanctuary—the one space in your house where it’s only you.

In that situation, you want to choose a bedding set that doesn’t look like something that would belong in any other area of the house where kids and guests might be. That’s where something like the Adela Medallion 8-Piece Comforter Set could be the perfect choice.

On the other hand, for a guest room, you might want something that’s a little more versatile depending on the guest. For that room, we’d recommend our Malik Geometric Striped 5-Piece Reversible Comforter Set. This set is perfect for a well-used guest room and a variety of guests.

The good news is that when you purchase your bedding from VCNY, you don’t have to limit your wants and needs. We have such a large range of bedding options and styles you could decorate ten houses without ever repeating a set.