The perfect bed linens are vital for a teenage girl. You want her to be able to collapse in angst and heave great dramatic sighs from the comfort of bed linens that fit her perfectly. Here are a few things to take into consideration when shopping for sheets.
Although many beds fit within the standard sizing of twin, full, queen and king, not all of them do. Measure your teenager’s bed and shop for sheets armed with the knowledge of exact dimensions.
The cost of bedding really ranges. Are you thinking about investing in high-end sheets? Be prepared to shell out $1,000 for the highest quality. Would you rather get something midrange and comfortable? You can expect to spend about $100 on average. For the most part, the price of bedding corresponds to the quality, so think about exactly what sort of investment you’re interested in making.
For a nice-feeling middle of the road, middle of the price range thread count, go with something around 250. But there are so many alternatives if you’re interested in other fabrics. Jersey sheets are much more inexpensive, but can be just as comfortable. If you’re shopping for someone who sleeps cold, think about going flannel. Consider washing instructions when shopping; do you really want to take your teenager’s linens to the dry cleaners every time she spills soda on the sheets?
Think about the celebrities and artists that your teenager admires. What posters or paintings has she hung in her bedroom? What books does she read? What movies does she watch? And most importantly, how does she dress herself? All of these things can be huge indicators of your teenager’s personal style. If she’s wearing bohemian dresses, think about pastel sheets with a fun pattern. If she’s into sports, consider bold, solid colors. Many retail stores that sell clothes for teens sell bedding as well. Get ideas for your teenager’s bedroom from her favorite shop at the mall. Just make sure your teenager’s bedding matches her personality and her aesthetics.
How long do you want these sheets to last? Are you hoping she’ll bring them to college with her? Consider going for a higher quality sheet. But if you anticipate buying new sheets in a year or two, maybe don’t invest in the luxury brands.
For a teenage girl, the bedroom is sanctuary, confessional and an office space all rolled into one. From behind her closed bedroom door, she can scribble in her journal or pine for Justin Bieber in safety and privacy. It must be decorated to her personal style, and the place where this matters the most are the bed linens.