What are bedding sets

What Are Bedding Sets?

Going out and buying a bedding set is not such a straightforward task if you are not exactly sure what you are buying. Beddings sets contain many pieces that create the term “bedding set”, and right now we will explain what are bedding sets and how to pick the one that is suitable for your needs.

The fundamental pieces of a bedding set include sheets, mattress covers, duvet cover/comforter, coverlet, quilt, pillows and pillow covers. Generally speaking, not all items are needed to make a bedding set, but these are all the pieces that create and belong in a bedding set.

As you can see, there are a lot of products involved in a bedding set, but you should not worry about that since most households do not use all the products because it can get time-consuming to use them and maintain. In that case, full bedding sets are widely used in hotels and other similar objects.

Sheets & Sheet Types

There are many types of sheets in the market, and some are more common in America or Europe, also depending on the country and city. Having a high-quality sheet is important for durability and hygiene reasons, but also where and how you place it on your bed. It is always good to have multiple sheets in your closet, so you don’t have to worry if you have a clean set available.

Flat Sheet / Top Sheet

Flat sheet is commonly used in America, and it is also known by a term called top sheet. This is the type of sheet that separates your body from the blanket, comforter or quilt. In hotels and in some households, throw pillows can be placed on a flat sheet.

Bottom Sheet / Fitted Sheet

The bottom sheet is the type of sheet that is being placed over your mattress, on the “bottom” as the title describes it. Also known as a fitted sheet, this type of sheet is elastic and you can stretch it out and simply place it over your mattress. We highly recommend you to learn your exact mattress measurements before purchasing a fitted sheet, since sheets come in different sizes.

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Mattress Covers

Having a high-quality mattress cover is always highly recommended to have since it has to provide protection and comfort to the top mattress. Durable mattress covers also extend the life of your top mattress and it creates a layer of protection versus germs, dust, and bacteria.

You can mattress covers in different shapes and they can be made with different materials & fabrics, depending on the season. Mattress covers made with Quilted cotton can be used during Autumn and Winter seasons, while Terry cotton is commonly being used during warmer seasons.

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Duvet Covers & Comforters

There are differences between a duvet, duvet covers, and comforters. Many people tend to mix up these terms, so hopefully, this explanation will make your shopping experience much easier.

Duvet Cover

The main difference between a duvet and a comforter is that a duvet requires a cover, while comforter does not. A duvet is made up of two flat, soft pieces of fabric and it is filled with synthetic fibers. In most cases, you will find a duvet in its respectable cover, that is why you will hear the term “duvet cover” very often, instead of just duvet. With duvet and duvet cover, it is not necessary to have a top/flat sheet.

Duvet usually comes in standard white color, while duvet covers have a large number of patterns and colors to choose from.

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A comforter is a quilted bed cover, that is filled with fibers, such as cotton or polyester. This blanket is positioned on top of your sheets. This is the most common piece of bed product in America, also called a “bed topper”. They provide an extra layer of warmth and comfort, but it is also known to be the heaviest item on the bed if the comforter is made of cotton. Polyester comforters tend to be easier to use and maintain.

Like duvet covers, comforters come in many different variations of design, color, and pattern. Some people tend to buy comforters just because of decoration purposes because they are very practical in terms of decor.

Coverlets & Bedspreads

Coverlet is mostly a decorative fabric and sometimes used in cold seasons as an additional layer on top of a duvet. Coverlet or a bedspread is a lightweight piece of fabric, placed near the end of a duvet, but it does not touch the floor or extend beyond the corners of a bed. This thin piece of fabric is widespread among hotels, rental apartments, etc.

Usually, when we talk about bedspreads and coverlet, this is similar to quilts, except a bedspread is typically woven and non-reversible.


A quilt is a multi-layered fabric, made of pieces of fabric sewn together. It contains 3 main pieces: top sheet, inner batting, and a bottom sheet. This is a lightweight fabric, and it mostly does not have a filling or a very little amount of it. Quilts by itself are thin, which makes them a great choice for warmer seasons and months. Quilts can also be combined with heavier types of fabric like duvets, which makes them nice support for colder months.

It usually has a sewn pattern on top, and the stitching is usually visible and can form many different designs and patterns. Quilts also have a historical value, since they exist for many years, and the overall design with the patchwork proved numerous times to be a work of art.


Pillowcases are made from thin textiles, also referred to as sheet coverings which protect your pillows from tears, damage and also offer protection in terms of dust, germs, and bacteria. Pillowcases usually match up with flat sheets, but there is a lot of room to experiment and create a style and design you like for your bed and bedroom.

Pillows and pillowcases usually come in pair, so when buying a bedding set, you will get multiple pairs of pillowcases for your pillows.

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Final Verdict

To wrap up the article, these are the most important products included in the bedding set. Depending on where you live, bedding sets can have slightly different named products, but the fabric and textile dimensions will most likely stay the same.

Let us know what you think in the comment section down below, and share with us what you think about beddings sets. Also, be sure to ask away if you have any questions!

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