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Read this Guide before Buying a Bedding Set

Buying a rustic bedding set is one of the best and cheapest ways to provide your bedroom the transformation that it needs. Sure, your bedroom is for rest and relaxation, but why should you settle for a boring look for your bedroom? With the right bedding set, you can inject a lot of life and excitement into your bedroom!

It’s an Art and a Reflection of Who You are as a Person

You can tell a lot about the person by how he maintains the bedroom. Take a look at his choice of bedding. You can see if he treats the choice of bedding set as an art. It’s also a reflection of his style. It’s very much like how furniture choices reflect the style of the homeowner.

You’re Set to Benefit with the Right Rustic Choices

At the end of the day, and quite literally at that, you’re the one who will benefit the most with the right choice of pillows, bedspread and sheets. Choose wisely and you’re set to enjoy a comfortable time in bed that you’ll be in dreamland in no time.

If this is something that you want, you have to consider a few things. Make sure to take these things into consideration when shopping for a bedding set.

What are Your Western Bedding Choices?

It’s easy to be overwhelmed with all the choices available for you. This is why it’s a good idea to stick to what’s popular right now. You don’t have to worry because there are still a lot of available options for you so you can surely find something that will fit your style and preferences.

Here are some of the most popular styles right now:

Before you choose, you have to ask yourself a few questions first. While you can choose based on the design, it’s a better idea to ask yourself some questions first to help you make the right decision.

Answer the Following Questions

Ask yourself these questions in order to help you make a decision:

  • Are you a minimalist?

If you are, then of course you’ll stick with minimalist designs. This can help you make a choice faster because you don’t need to browse through the ones with more elaborate designs.

You can check out the minimalist designs of rustic bedding sets. That’s a good place to start.

What if you’re not really a minimalist? You need to determine your decorating style. Just simply take a look around your bedroom. Determine what your existing style is and buy something that will match the existing style.

  • Where are you going to use it?

A lot of people are looking for a set for their cabin. If this is the case, then a cabin bedding set is the logical choice. If you’re going to use it in your bedroom at home, check the rustic and western bedding options.

  • Do you prefer to sleep in a warm or cool environment?

If you’re going to buy a comforter, it should keep you warm during the winter but still comfortable during the summer. This means that it provides the best form of insulation. However, ask yourself if you prefer sleeping in a warm or in a cool environment.

You have to know that comforters come in a wide variety of weights that determine the warmth that it’s going to provide. If you need something to really provide warmth during the winter, buy something heavy. But if you’re like most people who are looking for something that you can use the whole year, choose something that has a light or average weight. You can simply add more layers if you need more warmth.

If you’re buying a cabin bedding set, check the average temperature in your cabin.

  • What are you trying to accomplish?

Are you trying to add more color to your dull bedroom? You can easily do that by choosing from a wide variety of designs. All styles offer different colors, even the rustic bedding sets. What if you’re not really after the style and you’re just looking for comfort? You simply need to buy the most comfortable set that you can find. Just make sure to determine the weight of the set.

  • What’s the size of your bed?
    Shopping online is very convenient, but not if you end up buying a set that doesn’t match the size of your bed. You don’t have to buy something that doesn’t match your bed. We here at Santa Fe Ranch are offering all sizes for all categories. We have all categories in the sizes of twin, full and queen. We’re also offering them in king and California king sizes.

Use the guide below to know what size you need to buy:

  • Buy a twin size if your mattress is 39 inches wide x 76 inches long.
  • Buy a twin XL size if your mattress is 39 inches wide x 80 inches long.
  • Buy a full size if your mattress is 53 inches wide x 75 inches long.
  • Buy a queen size if your mattress is 60 inches wide x 80 inches long.
  • Buy a king size if your mattress is 76 inches wide x 80 inches long.
  • Buy a California king size if your mattress is 72 inches wide x 84 inches long.

While we’re in the topic of bed size, you also need to consider the size when buying pillow shams. Use the guide below to know how many you need:

  • If you have a twin or twin XL bed, you need to buy a Euro pillow sham, some sleeping pillows and one or more accent pillows.
  • For a full or queen sized bed, it’s a good idea to buy two Euro pillow shams and a couple each of standard pillow shams and accent pillows. You also need to buy sleeping pillows.
  • For a king or California king bed, you need three Euro pillow shams, a couple king-sized pillow shams, and around four to six toss pillows. You can also buy additional sleeping pillows.

Practical Tips in Beautifying your Rustic Bedding set

Follow these tips when buying a bedding set to beautify your bed:

  • Buy to complement your existing style.

You’ve already invested on your existing style so buying something that contradicts it is counterproductive. Make sure that your choice of bedding coordinates with the style and the overall color theme of your bedroom.

It’s always a safe bet to go for solid designs, but feel free to choose one with prints or patterns. Western bedding is known for its prints and patterns.

You can also inject some variety. Buy one each of rustic bedding, cabin bedding and Western bedding. Feel free to mix and match. As an added bonus, you’ll never run out of bedding to use even if one is in the laundry room. You can use one while the last set is in the closet as a backup.

  • Hide ugly spots.

You can also use the bedding sets to hide the ugly spots. What if your bed has those ghastly box springs? Buy one with a bed skirt. Alternatively, you can also buy a flat sheet and tuck it to fit so that the legs of the bed wouldn’t show.

  • Dress the bed.

Yes, these bedding sets are not just to cover the bed and the mattress. You can buy a set that has a bedspread that reaches the floor. You should also check out a comforter quilt because it offers a lot of decorative designs.

  • Be functional.

You should have a duvet cover in hand and use it to go over a comforter. Also, use the conventional bedspread for a seamless look. If you’re looking to inject a bit of romantic touch, small pillows will do the job. You can also drape some quilts across the bed.

Using rustic themed Pillows

You’re missing out on a lot if you’re not going to put some thoughts into buying and using pillows. They can really add amazing appeal to the overall look of your bed.

Most homeowners will tell you that you can never have too many pillows. Of course, you’ll only use a few of them when sleeping, but feel free to use as many as you want for decorative purposes. Experiment with different designs and use different sizes for a nice contrast. Just prop them up along the headboard. For more depth and dimensions, use smaller accent pillows. You should also experiment with different textures by using pillows with laces, tapestry, weaves and the likes.

Buying a Bedspread

It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for rustic bedding, Western bedding or cabin bedding. You generally have 4 options as far as the bedspread is concerned:

  • Comforter

Comforters are easy to recognize because of their filling. They’re usually filled with down feathers, silk or wool. They are strategically stitched to make sure that the filling is evenly distributed.

It offers variety as far as warmth is concerned. Just choose a heavier one for more warmth, or a lighter one for something that you can use the whole year. You can use it on its own or add more layers for more warmth.

It’s a popular choice because it’s very easy to clean and maintain. Most of them can be washed in the washing machine.

  • Duvet and duvet cover

Duvets are often mistaken for comforters because they both have fillings. One of the main differences is that duvets are often plain white in color. They’re also utilized more as an insert for a duvet cover that has more elaborate patterns and/or colors. As such, they’re a good choice if you like mixing things up.

Duvets and duvet covers complement each other well. The covers serve as a layer of protection to protect the duvets from dirt and spills which is important considering that they’re often plain white.

When it’s warm, you can simply fold it and place it at the foot of the bed. Just like comforters, you can choose from different weights depending on the warmth that you’re looking for. They’re also very easy to wash since they’re often machine-washable.

  • Quilt

There’s a reason why it’s a popular gift for weddings, anniversaries and the likes. Quilts are really special. They come in three layers so you can just imagine how they’re often used as an extra layer during winters. But even so, they’re lighter than comforters and duvets.

As proof of their decorative appeal, you can often see quilts hung on walls. A lot of them have intricate designs that homeowners can’t help but show them off.

As for washing, it depends on how it was made. The more common quilts can be cleaned in a washing machine using mild detergent, while those with laces need to be dry cleaned.

  • Coverlet

They’re more like decorative bedding since they’re lightweight and don’t really offer much when it comes to providing warmth. They’re usually used to layer over thicker bedspreads. This is often done to add a decorative touch to an otherwise plain and boring bedspread.

With their light weight, you can use them during warm seasons. You can also use them if you’re still feeling cold even if you’re already under a bedspread.

Care for it like how you would care for a quilt.

Other Rustic Bedding Options

Feel free to check out the following options:

  • Sheets

Buy them in a set. You’ll often get a fitted sheet together with 2 pillowcases. Buy a few sets that complement with one another so you can mix and match.

  • Shams

They’re like pillowcases but they open in the center. They’re also more elaborate as far as the designs are concerned.

  • Throw

They’re smaller in size as compared to a quilt or a blanket. Buy a few of them and place them at the foot of the bed or even in the living room for movie nights with the family.

  • Blanket

Blankets are perfect if you need another layer for warmth.

  • Accent pillows

Just as the name implies, they’re used for decorative purposes. Feel free to buy a lot of them and mix and match when you get bored of a look.

How to Take Care of Your Western Bedding

It doesn’t matter if you’re going to invest in a Western bedding, rustic bedding or cabin bedding. You need to protect your investment by properly caring for it. Follow these tips to take care of it:

  • Sheets and pillowcases

Change them once a week. This prevents overuse. However, don’t change them after just a couple of days of use. Washing them too often will reduce their lifespan.

When washing, make sure to wash them separately from clothes and other items. Use a mild detergent and the gentle cycle of your washing machine.

You can dry them in the dryer. Just make sure to remove them immediately once the cycle is finished.

  • Pillows

Buy a pillow cover. This will protect your pillows from dust, dirt, oil, and more. You should also hang them outside at least once every 6 months to air them out. Deep cleaning is also recommended.

  • Down comforters

This is where a duvet cover can help you because it can help protect it from stains. Make it a daily habit every morning to fluff it.

It’s a huge piece of bedding so use a big front-loading washing machine to wash it. Drying it can be a challenge so make sure to dry it on the low setting for several cycles. If you’re not using it, wrap it in a cotton sheet before storing. Whatever you do, don’t store it in a plastic bag.

  • Mattresses

Invest in a mattress protector. Also, make sure to make your mattress breathe by removing the sheets regularly and exposing it to fresh air. Another practical tip is to rotate it every 3 months or so to make sure that it remains even.

As a general tip, make sure to store your bedding sets when the new season rolls in. Store them in your closet or under the bed if they can fit.

What You Need to Buy

For each bedroom, it’s recommended that you buy the following:

  • 3 sets of bed sheets in the right size of the bed. All sets should have top and bottom sheets plus 2 pillowcases. Buy more pillowcases if you use more than 2 pillows at once. Also, buy a couple of pillowcase protectors for every pillow that you use.
  • 2 mattress pads.
  • One duvet and one duvet cover.
  • One each of comforter, quilt, coverlet, and bed skirt.
  • One light blanket for the summer and one heavy blanket for the winter

What to Do Now

Look around the site to see your rustic and western bedding options. We have different categories but start with our selections of Western bedding, cabin bedding and rustic bedding. Remember; consider your style when making a choice!