Plain vs Printed Bedsheets: Which One Is The Best?

A bed sheet is a basic and essential item that you need in your bedroom. Bedsheets are easy to use and clean and add a touch of style and elegance to your space, no matter your choice. At Blue Dahlia, you can choose from a wide collection of bedsheets. 

We carry bedsheets that are plain or patterned with prints, and you can find one that suits your space, no matter the colour or decor of your bedroom. Read on to find out how to choose the best bedsheet for you.

Blue Dahlia bedsheets are perfect for those who value comfort and style over frills and fluff. It's made of 100% organic cotton, so it's lightweight yet durable enough to last many years. And since this product has no synthetic materials, you can be sure that it won't harm your skin or lungs—or make you sick! The various designs available make it easy to coordinate with any decorating style.

At Blue Dahlia, we pride ourselves on sourcing the best organic cotton to make our bedsheets, pillowcases, quilts, and comforters. The bedsheet is something that is constantly touching our skin while we are asleep, and we want it to be comfortable, soft, and allergen-free. 

Cotton ticks all of these boxes and is great at wicking moisture away from the skin. This is why cotton clothes are the most comfortable to wear. The same goes with bedsheets as well; cotton is one of the best materials to choose when picking a bedsheet.

What are the common factors while choosing a bed sheet?

As far as printed or plain bed sheets are concerned, there are some common factors you should consider while choosing something for your bedroom. While conventional cotton is a great material for many applications, it can be too rough for sensitive skin. 

Organic cotton is an excellent alternative because it has a softer texture and does not cause irritation or redness in the user's skin. Additionally, organic cotton fibres are more durable than those from conventional sources. This means you will be able to use this bedsheet for many years without ever having to replace it with another one. While organic cotton is marginally more expensive than its non-organic counterpart, the benefits offered by organic cotton are way more than conventional cotton.

Another factor that comes into play is the thread count of the fabric used. Thread count is the number of threads per square inch. The higher the thread count, the more threads there are in each square inch of fabric. This can be a useful way to gauge quality and comfort. At Blue Dahlia, we ensure that the fabric we use in bedsheets is a minimum of 200 TC. This ensures unparalleled softness and comfort for you.

There is nothing better than a comfortable bedsheet. It’s important to keep in mind that you are sleeping on your back, so the material needs to be soft enough to not irritate your skin or cause discomfort. These sheets are also great for laying on because they can be used as a blanket during cold weather or even as an extra layer of warmth if you want more insulation from the floor.

Cotton bedsheets are machine washable. The fibres are durable and last for years, even after multiple wash cycles. They are also lightweight, fold up small when not in use for easy storage, and are versatile.

The bedsheets' softness makes them ideal for anyone who suffers from allergies or asthma, as they are particularly good at blocking out dust mites. Dust mites are a common allergen and live in dust, bedding and pillows. They can cause allergies, asthma and eczema. 

In addition to irritating your skin, dust mites also carry several viruses, such as cytomegalovirus (CMV), human herpes virus 6 (HHV6) and Epstein Barr Virus (EBV). Exposure to these viruses can lead to long-term health problems like cancer or autoimmune conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS/MEA).

Now that we have seen why we choose cotton bedsheets from Blue Dahlia over other brands let us look into the designs of the bedsheets on offer.

Plain Bedsheets:

Plain bedsheets are exactly as they sound: solid white or colours. This is a very simple design, but it simply does not mean it is not stylish. On the contrary, plain bedsheets are a great way to show off or highlight other design elements in your room, like a patterned wall.

Plain bedsheets add elegance to any bedroom. They have different weaves to make the fabric look luxurious or have an elegant sheen. The solid bedsheets from Blue Dahlia come in different weaves and thread counts to suit your requirements.

Solid: The solid weave is the most basic of weaves. This weave is true to its name. The bed sheet is a solid colour with a plain weave. It is ideal for any bedroom. The solid sheets at Blue Dahlia come with a thread count of over 400TC, making them affordable while you do not compromise on quality. The king sheets are slightly more expensive than the 400TC sheets, owing to the superior thread counts of 700TC and 1000TC.

A plain white bedsheet is understated yet classy, and most hotel rooms prefer these for a reason. It gives a feeling of freshness and brings light into the room in a way only white can. However, if you would like to provide a contrast to your light walls but still prefer to use a solid bed sheet instead of prints, Blue Dahlia has a wide colour palette that you can choose from.

Using solid bed sheets not only provides elegance but also helps to make your bedroom look more spacious. With the solid weave, these sheets are ideal for aged people as well, as the fabric is light and breathable.

Percale: Percale is a tight weave. The sheets made with this weave are smooth. They have a thread count of 300TC and are heavier than solid weaves. Percale bed sheets have a self-design- a criss-cross pattern that comes with the weave. Bed sheets with this weave are usually good for bed sheets and bed covers. These sheets are great for slightly cold places and also great for bedrooms that have walls with solid colours.

The percale plain bed sheets at Blue Dahlia come in four colours. These are the perfect complement to a bedroom painted using light colours. The advantage of using solid colours in bedsheets is that they add a luxurious touch to your bedroom without making it look cramped. Another advantage of using a dark-coloured plain bedsheet is that there are less chances of discolouration, as there is no print, and the fabric would fade evenly unless it is affected by external factors.

When choosing a plain, coloured bedsheet, make sure you choose one that complements or contrasts with other colours in your room. Also, consider the other bedding options you have; a plain bedsheet can be used to highlight a patterned quilt or comforter. While choosing the colour of the plain bedsheet that you intend to pick up, keeping all of these in mind is key to getting the decor of your room right. As you very well know, the bed is the centrepiece of any bedroom and will take up the most space.

Patterned Bedsheets:

Bedsheets are also available with a range of patterns or prints, which can also make a great addition to any bedroom. You can choose from stripes and abstract prints to geometric and asymmetrical ones, whichever appeals to you most. Just like choosing a plain bedsheet, keeping your decor and other colours in your bedroom is key when choosing a pattern for your bedroom. Colours and patterns that complement other elements of decor should be chosen.

At Blue Dahlia, we have a variety of printed bedsheets in different colours for you to choose from. We also carry a collection of printed bedsheets for your little one's room, with bright colours and patterns of their favourite cartoons and animated characters that are sure to light up their faces when they see it on their bed. No more tantrums when it is time to go to sleep!

There are many benefits of using patterned bedsheets. The most obvious one is that you can add to the room's overall ambience with the right bed sheet. For instance, you could choose from a wide range of floral prints when you are going for a nature-based look. These prints could be calming and make you feel relaxed while you stay indoors. Patterns also add a vibrance to the room. 

Children’s bedroom: Kids like patterned bed sheets more than plain or solid colours. This is because many interesting prints could keep their curiosity alive and get their imagination going. The bed sheet itself could become the inspiration for their next bedtime story. For instance, Blue Dahlia’s Smiling Star, Floating Fish, Moving Cars or Stargazing Sheep patterns are designed to help your child feel comfortable and welcome. These patterns help them fall asleep easily, even if they have no one to tuck them in. 

Using patterned bed sheets in a child’s bedroom has multiple benefits. As we mentioned, it keeps their imagination alive. The next is that these patterns could also take attention away from the stains that little children love to make on their sheets. While any spill or stain could be noticeable in a solid bed sheet, patterns are far more accommodating. 

The patterned bed sheets for kids’ bedrooms from the house of Blue Dahlia are made with a thread count of 220TC or more, so they are lightweight and easy for your child to use. They are also easy to wash and care for, as we understand that kids can get quite messy and their bed sheets need regular care. 

Guest bedroom: The guest bedrooms or spare bedrooms in the house are generally the ones that are not used, like the master bedroom or kids’ bedrooms. However, these are the ones that can be spruced up and ready for visitors so that you can make a great impression. 

The first thing to note is whether the guest bedroom could do with a splash of colour on one of the walls. Many homeowners like to have a design panel on one of the guest bedroom walls or to accentuate the mirror. In this case, choosing a patterned bed sheet for the room proves quite tricky. In this case, it is best to go with the same theme as the pattern on the wall. For example, if there is a geometric pattern on the wall, using big flowers on the bed sheet would prove to be a clash of themes. Using a geometric patterned bed sheet in the room would be better. 

If the guest bedroom has solid colours on the wall, with no patterns or prints, choose a pattern that would prove to be soothing, such as a floral or geometric one, or something that would appeal to your younger visitors. Patterns and colours add to the feeling of warmth and home, making visitors feel more comfortable. 

Master bedroom: The master bedroom is one of the most used rooms in the house. Patterned bed sheets could provide a great way to wind down and relax after a long day’s work. Floral patterns lend warmth and beauty to the bedroom while complementing the walls and other decors. Abstract, geometric patterns are also great to add to the room's vibe. If you work from home and like to spend a lot of time on the bed, then patterned bed sheets are a great choice, as they take longer to look soiled. 

Both plain and patterned bed sheets have their advantages, with plain ones lending elegance and beauty to the bedroom and contrasting with the room's walls and decor. They can be a welcome break from the colours and patterns on the walls or provide a plain backdrop for a patterned quilt. On the other hand, patterned bed sheets are a great way to add vibrance and colour to the room. 

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