Decorating your bedroom with purple sheets and other purple accents will create a feeling of luxury and warmth. There are many shades of purple, from deep eggplant to pale lavender, making it an excellent color choice for bedding.
Though there are many shades, the color purple is more versatile than you would think. Purple goes with just about any color and, depending on the shade of purple, it can brighten, add drama, or add elegance to your bedroom.
Purple sheets can be found in both solid shades of purple as well as purple prints of floral, retro, or modern designs. With so many options, purple sheets that match your personal style can be found with relative ease if you know what you are looking for. When choosing a shade of purple bedding, be sure to chose a purple shade that you love. You’ll appreciate it all the more waking up to a color that you adore.
One of the most sought-after fabrics for purple sheets is Egyptian cotton, which is grown exclusively in the Nile River Valley. Egyptian cotton is one of the world’s strongest and most luxurious fibers for sheets. Another popular cotton is Pima. Pima cotton is grown only in Australia, Peru and in the United States in Pima, Arizona. “Supima” is a trademarked name for 100-percent pima cotton which has been grown in America. Purple bedding sets can also be found in bamboo, flannel cotton, and synthetic fabrics, such as microfiber and satin.
After you’ve considered the shade and design (solid or print) of purple sheets, you will then want to consider the usual specifications for buying sheets:
Fiber: purple sheets are available in 100% cotton, cotton-polyester blends, microfiber, bamboo, cotton flannel, satin, and silk. Sheets that are cotton, bamboo, or flannel can be very comfy and cool as they absorb moister. Satin or silk sheets are elegant and warm. If you prefer a sheet that does not need to be ironed, you may want to consider a wrinkle-free cotton poly blend.
Thread Count and Construction: thread count is simply the number of threads per square inch of fabric. Purple sheets can be found in a wide range of thread counts. Most common are thread counts between 200 and 600. Thread counts higher than 600 are not as common and are more expensive.
Weave of Fabric: Sateen sheets are stitched with four threads over and one thread under. This means that most threads are on the surface of the sheet, giving the effect of a very soft to touch fabric. However, because most of the threads are on the surface, the exposed threads are vulnerable to wear making sateen sheets less durable than other types of fabrics.
Size and Fit: Aside from ordering King, Queen, Double, or Twin sized sheets, you’ll want to make sure you know the depth of your mattress before purchasing your sheets. The pocket size of a fitted sheet refers to the measure of thickness of the mattress that the sheet is made for. This is especially important for mattresses that have a pillow-top as this can increase the depth of your mattress considerably. If the sheets your are considering purchasing do not specify the pocket size in inches, it will likely state that they are “deep pocket” or “extra deep pocket”
The bed is the most important piece of furniture in your bedroom and usually the focal point of the room. Choose your purple bedding carefully so that you get the look and feel that you will love.
If you are looking for decorating ideas for your bedroom, check out these resources:
- Purple Bedroom Decor: Purple is a vibrant color with varying shades that can be used in the bedroom for a his-or-her paradise, as a teenage girl’s colorful room, and as a traditional feminine escape.
- Decorating With Purple: Great tips on decorating with purple and creating the right feeling with purple decor
- History of Purple: Outlines the historical development of purple and it’s symbolic representations
- The Purple Store: A great resource for those who love the color purple and who like to buy purple things!
- Purple Haze Lavender: A lavender farm in Sequim, WA. Complement your purple decor with fresh scented lavender.
- Lavender Candles: Treat yourself to the warm glow and soothing scent of a lavender soy candle.