Adding fun teen bedding is a great way to update your teenager’s bedroom and allow them to express themselves by making their room décor just what they want. It is amazing how much difference just changing the bedding set can make. Not to mention how much fun your teenager will have picking out the perfect bedding and accessories that is perfect for them!
Teen bedding sets come in so many different styles, you are sure to find the perfect bedding collection for any girl or boy. From avid sports fans to retro chic, cute teen bedding to funky, you can find just about anything when it comes to teen bedroom decorations and bedding.
There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing bedding for your teen. It is important that linens you choose are of a good quality so that it will hold up to multiple washings and still look great. The most common things to look at when purchasing any type of bedding is the kind of material it is made of, how to care for it, the thread count of the sheet sets, and last but not least in your teenagers mind – style!
Choose Your Fabric Wisely!
Most of the teen bedding sets you will find are made of cotton or a cotton/polyester blend. Cotton is a good choice for sheets and comforters because it is easy care and it breathes. In other words, your son or daughter will sleep more comfortably in cotton sheets because they will prevent excessive sweating. Many parents find cotton/poly jersey knit sheets are a favorite. Bedding such as this is also called T-shirt bedding because the fabric is similar to a t-shirt and it is comfortable just like your favorite tee.
Another great bedding fabric is bamboo. Bamboo is a natural resource that replenishes quickly so that makes it a great choice. Bamboo fibers have been found to have a unique antibacterial factor. This means that items made with bamboo will stay fresher and odor free longer. This antibacterial property will stay with the bedding even after being washed many times. Like high quality cotton linens, bamboo bedding will become softer and softer as you use and wash it. You can find bamboo bedding sets that are made of 100% bamboo or a bamboo/cotton combination.
Bedding Care Info
Have you ever bought a great comforter set only to get it home and find out the comforter is dry clean only? While this might be okay for master bedroom or guest room bedding, it will never do for teen bedding! You will want comforters and sheets that you can throw in the washer and dryer. For the most part, bedding sets that can be washed and dried are more durable and will last longer. This is especially important for teen boys bedding, boys can get pretty stinky! Another plus to buying a bedding set that you can wash and dry is the fact that your kids can take care of cleaning them all on their own. They will have to wash their own clothes, including bedding, when they go to college so having them care for their own now is the perfect way to get them ready.
Thread Count – Does it Matter?
There was a time when thread count seemed to be everything when selecting sheet sets. But that is not the case anymore. Sure, thread count is important but it is the quality of the thread that really matters. You want your sheet sets to be made with long, fine fibers. The finer the fiber the more they can weave into an inch, that is where you get the thread count. But if the fibers are short, you will have more pilling because of the short ends. So, a long fiber is best. But how do you know you are getting a long fiber in your bedding? Look for bedding sets that are made with Egyptian or Pima cotton, both of which have long fibers.
You may have a hard time getting your teenager out of bed because both Egyptian and Pima cotton are so soft and comfortable and they get softer over time. In fact, because of the tight weave and high thread count, sometimes new sheets will feel stiff and coarse when they are brand new, but as you use and wash them they will soften up nicely.
Keep in mind that a high thread count created with long, fine fibers does more than make exceptionally soft bedding. It also makes your sheets last longer. High quality sheet sets will cost more, but they will actually save you money in the long run because they will last for a very long time. A good Egyptian or Pima cotton sheet set with a 300 – 400 thread count is a great choice for teen bedding. Soft and durable enough for the teenage years!
It is All About STYLE!
We all know that teens just want to express themselves, and after years of sleeping in a room with little kid decor it is time to update. There are so many fun decorating ideas and teen bedding sets that coordinate with curtains, pillows, etc. You can mix and match styles and colors. They sky is the limit when it comes to decorating a teen bedroom!
When you are decorating your teen’s bedroom, keep the cost in mind. Changing the bedroom décor doesn’t have to cost a fortune. You can keep the same bedroom furniture and just change the bedding set to something fun and funky. Find a style that your teenager can call their own.
When you shop for new bedding for your teen, at first you may think that teen girl bedding is all there is. But that isn’t true. It just seems that way because of the bright colors and patterns that bedding for girls usually has. There are a lot of choices for both teen boys and teen girls bedrooms. There is a wide range of sports and outdoors themed bedding as well as solids and patterns that you can mix and match to create a unique bedding set that is all your own.
Where to Buy Teen Bedding
Before you shop for teen bedding, you will want to have an idea of what you are looking for so it is a good idea to follow a check list:
• What size bedding are you looking for?
• Do you want just a comforter or a comforter set? A comforter set usually includes extras in addition to the comforter. Things such as shams and possibly a bed skirt and throw pillows.
• Do you want accessories such as window treatments, throw pillows, bed skirt, etc. to go with your bedding?
You can find teen themed bedding at most department stores that carry sheets, etc. However, for the best selection you will want to shop online. You can compare the same bedding collections at different online stores from the comfort of your own home, rather than driving from store to store. Plus, you will probably find a better price online because the online stores don’t have to worry about the operating expenses of running a brick and mortar store. Often you can get free shipping if you spend over a certain amount as well, so buying online will probably cost you less.
It is fun for teenagers to express themselves and by updating their bedroom with fun teen bedding they can do just that!