by Staff Writer
At the end of a long winter season, nothing feels better than switching out your bed linens. Replacing your old down comforter with a lightweight coverlet signifies the coming of warmer months and freshens up your decor instantly. Spring bedding can be coordinated with the style and theme of your bedroom to create a new look that is still familiar. Whether you're decorating a guest bedroom, master bedroom or a child's room, you can choose from several styles and types of bed linens for the season. Look below to learn how to choose bed linens for spring.
Determine your mattress size. When selecting bed linens for spring, you will need to purchase bedding designed for a twin, full, queen, king or California king mattress. The mattress and bed size is determined by the width, length and height of the mattress. If you have a mattress topper on your bed, look for extra-deep sheets.
Pick a material. Select a suitable material for the season. Appropriate bed sheet fabrics for spring include light and airy materials, such as bamboo fibers and lightweight cotton. Stay away from winter fabrics, like flannel and fleece, that trap heat.
Be aware of allergies. Look for natural fibers if you have allergies. People who experience spring allergies will enjoy a good night's rest with bed linens made with natural fibers. Bamboo, all-natural cotton and hemp are a few hypoallergenic and organic options in bedding materials for those who have allergies.
Go lightweight. Choose a lightweight duvet or quilt. If you want to stay cool and comfortable as the weather warms up, select a duvet or quilt made with lightweight cotton covers and a low fill count.
Let it bloom. To infuse your bedroom with a soft feel, select floral patterns and pastel colors. Spring calls for softer color palettes, so make sure your bed evokes the season by choosing bed sheets, duvets and comforter sets designed with printed flowers, small birds and nature-themed designs, or sheets and bed covers in solid pastels, such as yellow, sky blue, mint green or light pink.