The average person spends almost a third of their lives asleep, so having the correct bedding to snuggle into is an absolute necessity at any home. From bed sheets to duvet covers, bed sets and pillows, the correct bedding not only has a practical use but can also be very visually appealing, creating a centerpiece for your perfect bedroom.

Bed sheets

Available in two main varieties, flat and fitted, bed sheets work as both protective layers for your mattress and duvet set as well as a visually stimulating piece on top of your bed.

Flat bed sheets are a rectangular shape, with elastic sewed into the corners of the sheet in order for the fabric to grip the sides of the mattress. In turn, this decreases the likelihood of your bed sheet moving during your nightly slumber. However, flat bed sheets merely sit on top of your mattress, where you can tuck the corners into the bottom of the bed to prevent the sheet from moving during the night.

Most commonly made from a blend of soft cotton and polyester, bed sheets are available in a wide variety of colors and patterns - ranging from subtler and more conservative sheets to bolder, striking patterns and colors.

With a wide variety of styles, shapes and patterns as well as colors, John Lewis provides a vast array of different kinds of bed sheets tailored to suit almost all of your needs.

Pillows

Sitting your head on a pillow is such an individual, yet necessary, part of sleeping that it can be quite difficult to find the correct type of pillow to suit you.

Often made from polyester, pillows are available various shapes, sizes, and materials - almost everything to suit your needs. Next offer many different pillows which include, but are not limited to, feather down pillows, memory foam pillows, latex reactive pillows, cotton pillows and - the most common - polyester pillows.

Whether you require a hypo-allergenic and organic pillow or a pillow specifically designed to reduce your neck problems, there is such a wide variety of different pillows to suit your sleep needs that there will always be a pillow right for you.

Pillows also require covers in order to be kept fresh and more durable. Fortunately, pillow covers are also readily available in a wide variety of colors and patterns.

Duvet covers

Much like their bed sheet counterparts, duvet covers provide a protective layer for your duvet set, keeping your warm duvet fresh and longer-lasting. These covers are available in a broad spectrum of patterns as well as shapes and sizes - including king size, queen size, single and double.

Additionally, the color and patterns of duvet covers range from bold to conservative, allowing you to choose the look that you really want or need. When either blended seamlessly into your bedroom aesthetic or serving as a bold and striking visual stimulant, duvet covers certainly have an aesthetic draw as well as a practical appeal.

Bed sets

Saving you the time and stress of having to find and buy matching pillows, duvet covers and bed sheets separately, bed sets include all of these in matching colors and patterns.

Dunelm provides an enticing choice of bed sets, which typically include pillowcases, a duvet cover, bedspread and a bed sheet, too. Whether you want your bed set matching or a different color for any of the components above, your individual bed set can be tailored to suit your needs and preferences.