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How to Find Discount Bedding

May 13, 2016

by Jennie Everson Bedding Specialist

Whether it's for the thrill of the deal or because you'd rather spend your hard-earned cash elsewhere, buying discount bedding is always a good idea. The phrase "cheap bedding" can have negative connotations associated with it, but the truth is that clearance bedding doesn't always mean poor quality bedding. Discount bedding is simply quality bedding at a better price. Keep reading for tips on how to shop for discount bedding.


Floral pattern bedding on a white bed frame

Find Your Size

Before you begin your hunt, double check what size sheets you need. The standard depth for sheets is 8 inches, but if you have a mattress topper or a pillow-top mattress, look for deep-pocket sheets to ensure a proper fit. Taking a quick measurement can save you the hassle of purchasing the wrong size. Check out our handy chart to find the size you're after.

Infographic of bed sizes

Choose Your Fabric

Sheets and other bed linens come in a variety of materials and weaves. Depending on the season and your preference, you may need to look for a specific fabric to ensure optimal comfort. For example, if you wake up frequently because you're cold, look for a set of flannel sheets. If the opposite is true, search for lightweight cotton and organic linens to help wick away sweat. To find out more about available bed sheet fabrics, check out the Overstock.com Bed Sheet Fabric Guide.

Aqua bed sheets on a bed

Pick Your Style

If you've already chosen your bedroom color scheme, then finding the perfect style to complement your room will be easy. If you're just getting started, this task may seem overwhelming. Sometimes doing a little online browsing can help you narrow down the colors and styles you like. But, one of the best parts about buying discounted bedding is that you may be able to purchase a few bedding options for the price of one regular-priced sheet set.

Stack of sheets that have a chevron pattern

Consider Bedding Sets

If you're looking for the biggest possible discount, you may want to buy a bedding set or a "bed-in-a-bag." Purchasing bed linen sets gets you everything you need to make your bed at a fraction of the cost of buying the items separately. Another benefit of buying bedding sets is that they come in matching or coordinating colors to make it easy for you to create a cohesive style.

Man shopping online with a tablet computer

Shop 'Til You Drop

Shopping online for sheets is convenient because you can compare options quickly and easily. Many online stores offer coupons and discounts that can be applied to already discounted prices, making online shopping even more appealing. If you prefer to shop for sheets in stores, check outlet stores first. As stores make room for new products, they have to sell what's currently in stock. This means you can find beautiful bedding at reduced prices. Outlet stores have great prices, but be aware that coupons and discounts are not typically available for outlets.

Shopping out of season can create opportunities for big discounts, too. For instance, winter bedding goes on clearance when spring bedding arrives,so you can snatch up plenty of warm bed linens for the following winter.



by Jennie Everson Bedding Specialist

Jennie strives to live a life filled with positive chi and moments of nirvana even though her house is generally in some state of cluttered nonsense. She likes researching and writing about home organization and decor in the hope that someday her home will be a feng shui-ed, positive chi-producing powerhouse.