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How to choose the right bed sheet?

The right bed sheet is as important as the right mattress. All the right ones feel soft against your skin, and can make it very easy to get 8 hours of shut-eye at night. Hence, for good sleep choosing the right bed sheet is paramount. Here are some basics to keep in mind while shopping for a bed sheet.

What fabric?

Cotton is the best choice for bed sheet, as it is all-natural and ideal for most skin-types. It is soft, durable and breathes well. The highest quality of cotton is found in 100% Egyptian Cotton, which is the most expensive but the most durable as well. Next is 100% Pima Cotton that is soft but made of shorter fibres than Egyptian Cotton. You can even go for a cotton-polyester blend, which is very easy to maintain.

What thread count?

Higher the thread count the denser the weave and stronger the fabric. Pick sheets with thread counts between 200 and 800.

What weave?

The weave of a bed sheet defines how soft and comfortable it feels on the skin. Percale bed sheets have a smooth finish and a crisp feel Sateen weave results in an exceptionally soft feel with a lustrous finish that resembles satin. Flannel is brushed cotton, and is recommended for colder climates. Twill is a weave that gives the fabric a ribbed effect.

What size?

Twin Sheets - 38 x 75" Twin XL Sheets - 38 x 80" Full (Double) Sheets - 53 x 75" Queen Sheets - 60 x 80" King Sheets - 78 x 80" California King Sheets - 72 x 84"

How to choose the right pillow

Buying the right pillow can put most of your troubles away – or at least the ones related to your neck and back. Picking the right pillow for your sleeping position, allergies and ailments can help you get restful sleep and make you feel energetic the next morning.

How do you sleep?

This is the first question you should be asking yourself when you go shop for a pillow. If you sleep on your stomach, a soft pillow is ideal as it allows your head and neck to sink in, and keep your head and neck aligned to your spine. If you sleep on your back, opt for a medium pillow that gives your head a slight cushioning. If you are a side sleeper, you need a firm pillow, which helps align your ear and shoulder with your spine.

What fill should I choose?

The most common fills are down feathers, synthetic or polyester fibres, and foam fill. Down is the most luxurious and expensive choice amongst these varieties, and it conforms to your head and neck beautifully well. Polyester pillows feel similar to down and are cost-effective and machine washable. They also tend to be hypoallergenic, perfect for allergy sufferers. Foam pillows are ideal for firm support, but they also retain heat easily.

You may not always need the same type

Weight fluctuation, aches and pains, muscle pulls, and changes in body with age can alter the type of pillow you need. So if the pillow you have been using for years is not feeling as comfortable as before, you need to try a new type.

What thread count should I go for?

Higher the thread count, the more durable and soft the pillow will feel. Our tip: For a standard 20" X 26" pillow, go for one with 300 thread count, which is cost-effective and comfortable to sleep on.

How to take care of a pillow?

Wash your pillow 2-4 times a year to make sure it lasts longer. Check washing instructions before buying, as some may strictly need dry-cleaning only. Change pillow cases regularly.

When should I buy a new pillow?

Test it out: If you own a traditional fibre fill pillow, fold it in half. If it springs back in shape, it's still good. But if it stays folded, it's time to replace it.

How to care for your bed linen

In the daily hustle-bustle of life, it becomes difficult to maintain and care for your bed linen properly. However, creating a system and making a few things a routine, can ensure your sheets, pillows and comforters stay healthier for a long time Daily care tips Bathe before bedtime so you take less dirt and dust to the bed. Keep at least 3 sets of sheets per bed, so that you can replace and rotate regularly. Pre-treat stains before laundering sheets, and avoid using bleach on bed linens. For brightening white sheets, add 1/4th cup of lemon juice to the wash water. Store your sheets alongside scented sachets (available in flavours such as lavender) with linen spray or pillow mist. Fluff your comforter every morning; give it a few shakes while making the bed. Air our your pillows twice a year by placing them on a clothes line, or near a window. Deep clean your pillows annually. Hanging a bundle of chalk in a linen closet helps absorb extra moisture. Washing, Drying, and Caring Washing your bed linen once a week is advisable, especially if you live in a humid climate. Wash sheets separately from towels and other clothing; this will give the sheets more room to circulate in the water. Use a gentle wash cycle and cool or lukewarm water. Remove the sheets as soon as the cycle is over to reduce wrinkles. Shaking the sheets out before placing them in the dryer can also reduce wrinkles. When possible, dry sheets on an outside clothesline but out of direct sun. If drying in the clothes dryer, use a low heat setting to minimize damage from high temperatures. Remove the sheets from the dryer as soon as the cycle is over, and fold them, smoothing wrinkles with your hands. If wrinkles have set, dry the

How to style your bedroom

You don't need to refurbish your room to give it a new look. Play with colour, new bed linen collections, and some funky storage ideas to give your room a new lease of life. Here are some quick, small and innovative ideas that can make a BIG difference.

Pick a theme

You can start by deciding which look, mood, theme you would like to give your room. Do you want to make it quirky, bright and eclectic? Then, may be Bohemian is your theme. Do you want it be clean, minimal and light, then Contemporary-Modern is your theme, or you can go for Classic and Traditional with a touch of romantic accents. For the Bohemian look, Welspun's Boho-Chic, Ruyal and Courtyard bed linen collections are apt to bring that excitement of colour and print. Youthopia and Allure are great choices for a Contemporary look, Hygro Comfort and Bespoke collections for a Modern look, and Forever and Intensity collections are perfect for a Classic and Traditional look.

Paint the walls

As per the theme you pick, paint the walls a fresh new colour. We suggest a mint green for a romantic, vintage look, or a bright colonial blue for a modern-meets-quirky take.

Patterns and prints

A patterned lampshade or a rug can add an element of new to an old room. A cushy, bright throw on a chair or a bench in the corner of a room is also a great idea. As per the colours of your walls and the theme you choose, you can play around with pattern and print in your choice of bed linen as well.

DIY Art

Instead of shopping for framed or art pieces, create something on your own and put it up on one corner of your room. You can even create an artsy but functional item such as a key holder or bowl for knick-knacks. This will add personal warmth to your space. You can experiment with some wall art by painting leaves or branches in one corner of the wall.

Add a little greenery

A small house plant, a bunch of pretty lilies or orchids, or a willowy branch with pretty autumn leaves placed on your desk by the window can be a beautiful soft touch to any space.

Add accessories

A few accessories can make a big difference, such a bright throw on a couch or bench, pretty lights can help with the look and mood, a dream-catcher, or quirky storage ideas such as a refurbished ladder shelf for books. Your book and magazine collection can also be played around with like an accessory; find new ways to stack them up.

Display your cool things

Most often we tuck away our collectibles, rare China and other travel souvenirs into drawers and cupboards. But finding a way to display these knick-knacks can be a great way to change the look of any room. Use your finest China as your fruit bowl for the table, frame your postcards, or display your travel photos in a new fashion. Be creative!

What your bathroom needs

When we think of redecorating our homes, we rarely believe in giving our bathrooms a fresh lease of life. Always the lowest on our priority is this space, and often it comes together with the bare essentials and last minute ideas. But, stop and think again. Whether small or spacious, a bathroom can be turned into a delightful little room that you enjoy waking up to, and it can be a sanctuary of sorts for those who need their a little time out before the hustle and bustle of life commences. Here is a list of fun, functional and fabulous design and storage ideas, and new-age necessities that you absolutely can't have a noveau bathroom without!

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Bath Towels Vs Bath Sheets

The difference between these two is just the size; bath sheets are larger in size and can wrap your body in a much better way, whereas bath towels are smaller and great for tying around your damp hair too. Buying considerations should also include size of the bathroom, as bath sheets will take up more storage space.

Hand Towel Vs Face Towel

Face towels are smaller in size, and it is great to have these as a separate stack from hand towels, especially if you are hosting a dinner party at home. This is because hand towels tend to be used more often and you don't want your guests to use the same damp towels to wipe their faces! Make sure to pick high-absorbent and quick-dry varieties.

Bath Rug Vs Bath Mat

Bath rugs are placed in the dry area of the bathroom (usually right outside the bathroom), whereas the bath mat is placed in the wet area of the bathroom. While buying these two elements, make sure to measure your bathroom in order to buy a size that is apt, and also look out for anti-skid, anti-stain, and quick-dry properties.

Bathrobes

A rarely used essential, we vouch for this as a must-have while stocking up on the new. It is a convenient accessory and the perfect way to dry up and ponder over your wardrobe choices for the day. Make sure to pick one with a sheared and soft finish in pure cotton. Get one for your kid too, in a smaller size and bright colours!

Turbie Towels

While this may seem like a luxury for most women, it is an essential as this is the only way your damp hair can stay wrapped up neatly in a twist. If you want to keep stray strands of hair out of your room, this comes handy even then as it can reduce hair fall when hair is wet. The turbie towel will ensure drying is swift, hence you will use the blow-drier only occasionally.

Try this
Ladder Shelves

A repurposed ladder painted in a soothing colour can be used as shelves to hang towels, place knick-knacks, and add a fun element to dreary bathroom.

Wall Baskets

If you have a tiny bathroom, build storage on the wall. Mount cane baskets vertically on a wall, and dump your every day essentials in them. This looks great and is a very efficient idea.

Storage cups

Use storage cups and containers throughout your bathroom and inside drawers, to organise things. This makes the bathroom look neat without much effort.

How to buy the right towel

It may seem like the simplest task on the errand list, but there is a lot to know about the every day bath towel before you make a buying decision. We have broken it down into different elements that will help you understand which towel is right for your needs. Here's our Bath Towels 101 crash course:

Type of cotton

Bath towels are usually made with one of these varieties of cotton: Egyptian, Turkish, Pima, and MicroCotton or Microfibre. Egyptian, Pima and Microfibre towels are lightweight, fluffy, highly absorbent, durable and breathable. Turkish cotton is premium in bath towels, and they are soft to touch with a heavy, substantial feel. The uniform surface is known to be great for absorbency and durability.

Type of construction

This is how the yarn is made: Combed Cotton This cotton has been combed to remove short, uneven fibers for a stronger and more lustrous result. Ringspun Cotton Tightly woven fibers are twisted together for a strong, smooth finish. These towels have a refined finish compared to combed cotton towels. Hygro Cotton This cotton yarn has a hollow core, which allows air at the centre of the yarn. It absorbs more water and towels made with this technique are extra fluffy. Twist A lower twist means the towel is plusher while a higher twist means the towel is more durable & has a weighty feel. Velour Velour towels don't have loops at all; instead the fibres in the towel stand up like blades of grass. They are soft and great for printing patterns, but are less absorbent. 2-ply Double the yarn makes an extremely durable, absorbent and dense towel. The weight Bath towel density is measured in GSM (grams per square metre) and varies between 300 and 900. 300 to 400 GSM These are thinner, lighter towels apt for the kitchen or the gym as they dry quickly. 400 to 600 GSM These medium-weight towels are usually the choice for most households for bath towels. 600 to 900 GSM Dense, heavy and luxurious, these towels take longer to dry, but feel great. Types of towels There are different sizes of towels for different purposes, find out which ones you need to buy for your home: Bath Sheet This oversized towel is for those who would like to wrap themselves comfortably after a shower. Bath Towel Smaller than a bath sheet, this is commonly used after a shower but it may not provide as much coverage. Hand Towel This multi-purpose towel is used for wiping your hands or face, and is much smaller in size than a towel. Fingertip Towel Smaller than a hand towel, it is ideal to arrange a few of these in a pile when you are hosting guests for a dinner party. Wash and care Simple tips can make sure your towels stay fluffier longer: Wash before using Wash your towels once before using; it improves absorbency, sets the colour, and reduces lint. Avoid fabric softeners They make towels stiff. A dash of vinegar Distilled white vinegar can remove residue, improve absorbency, and fight musty odours.

Why you need these bathroom accessories!
10 Hot Bathroom Accessories that you must buy

Most often we tuck away our collectibles, rare China and other travel souvenirs into drawers and cupboards. But finding a way to display these knick-knacks can be a great way to change the look of any room. Use your finest China as your fruit bowl for the table, frame your postcards, or display your travel photos in a new fashion. Be creative!

1. Linen and Laundry Baskets

Bulky towels and dirty laundry are usually the two things it's hard to find the right space for. That's why we recommend investing in simple but cute-looking cane baskets that can make that heavy load look neat and tidy. Buy wicker or cane baskets, or you can even opt for lined baskets that come lined with soft pinks and blues, and plaid.

2. Trendy Towel Rack

Depending on the size of your bathroom, buy a towel rack or towel stand that is stylish and trendy to add a bit of oomph to the space. A towel rack made of chrome can be apt for an all-white, traditional or modern bathroom, whereas a vintage wooden stand can be perfect for a classical or bohemian home. You can even go for a coloured one for a colour-blocking theme.

1. Linen and Laundry Baskets
Bulky towels and dirty laundry are usually the two things it's hard to find the right space for. That's why we recommend investing in simple but cute-looking cane baskets that can make that heavy load look neat and tidy. Buy wicker or cane baskets, or you can even opt for lined baskets that come lined with soft pinks and blues, and plaid.

3. Stylish Bath Mats

There isn't enough emphasis given to the importance of a bathroom mat. These are not only functional elements but the print, pattern and colour of the bath mat can make a striking difference to the feel of the bathroom. You can place a bath mat inside the bathroom, and one right outside the bathroom in the dry area, and you must a pick a mat that is suitable to each of these areas and their specific needs. At Welspun, you can shop for bathroom mats from their Exotica Grand, Duplex, and Swift Dry collections. A colour-blocked or a striped bath mat is a good choice.

4. Quaint Hand Towel Ring

Bulky towels and dirty laundry are usually the two things it's hard to find the right space for. That's why we recommend investing in simple but cute-looking cane baskets that can make that heavy load look neat and tidy. Buy wicker or cane baskets, or you can even opt for lined baskets that come lined with soft pinks and blues, and plaid.

1. Linen and Laundry Baskets

You can always opt for a standard steel ring, but if you want to add a touch of creativity, pick one in a bright colour or in a vintage design. We particularly love those that are European inspired, to add a touch of quaint glamour in the bathroom.

5. Apothecary Jars

These glass jars look super stylish and are smart storage ideas. You can store cotton balls, knick-knacks or even stuff them with nuggets, a plant, ear buds or soap cakes.

6. Scented Candles or Small Plants

These two elements are great for adding atmosphere, warmth and touch of cosiness to a bathroom. Go for flowers or a small plant, or you can even opt for a terrarium.

7. Lamps and lights

Fitting the right light by the mirror is one of the most important things that you must pay attention to. The wrong lighting, on the other hand, can make it difficult for putting make-up or just about anything else. Lamps by the side of the mirrorare recommended, and additionally you can plonk one mood lamp in the corner of a bathroom.

8. Coloured Glass Bottles

The simplest and cheapest way of decorating a bathroom is by adding these coloured bottles as an accessory. You can keep them on the window sill as a decorative or you can use them to store your shampoo, conditioner and hand wash.

9. A Clock

This an absolute essential that most people don't think of! Placing a clock in the bathroom ensures you don't get late to work while indulging in a luxuriously long bath! Buy a vintage clock and place it on the bathroom counter.

10. Shower Caddy

A shower caddy is ideal for storing all your shower knick-knacks in one place and is ideal if you don't have a spacious bathroom. Pick one that goes with the theme of your bathroom, and make sure there is plenty of storage shelves in its design.

What your bathroom needs

When we think of redecorating our homes, we rarely believe in giving our bathrooms a fresh lease of life. Always the lowest on our priority is this space, and often it comes together with the bare essentials and last minute ideas. But, stop and think again. Whether small or spacious, a bathroom can be turned into a delightful little room that you enjoy waking up to, and it can be a sanctuary of sorts for those who need their a little time out before the hustle and bustle of life commences. Here is a list of fun, functional and fabulous design and storage ideas, and new-age necessities that you absolutely can't have a noveau bathroom without!

Buy this
Bath Towels Vs Bath Sheets

The difference between these two is just the size; bath sheets are larger in size and can wrap your body in a much better way, whereas bath towels are smaller and great for tying around your damp hair too. Buying considerations should also include size of the bathroom, as bath sheets will take up more storage space.

Hand Towel Vs Face Towel

Face towels are smaller in size, and it is great to have these as a separate stack from hand towels, especially if you are hosting a dinner party at home. This is because hand towels tend to be used more often and you don't want your guests to use the same damp towels to wipe their faces! Make sure to pick high-absorbent and quick-dry varieties.

Bath Rug Vs Bath Mat

Bath rugs are placed in the dry area of the bathroom (usually right outside the bathroom), whereas the bath mat is placed in the wet area of the bathroom. While buying these two elements, make sure to measure your bathroom in order to buy a size that is apt, and also look out for anti-skid, anti-stain, and quick-dry properties.

Bathrobes

A rarely used essential, we vouch for this as a must-have while stocking up on the new. It is a convenient accessory and the perfect way to dry up and ponder over your wardrobe choices for the day. Make sure to pick one with a sheared and soft finish in pure cotton. Get one for your kid too, in a smaller size and bright colours!

Turbie Towels

While this may seem like a luxury for most women, it is an essential as this is the only way your damp hair can stay wrapped up neatly in a twist. If you want to keep stray strands of hair out of your room, this comes handy even then as it can reduce hair fall when hair is wet. The turbie towel will ensure drying is swift, hence you will use the blow-drier only occasionally.

Try this
Ladder Shelves

A repurposed ladder painted in a soothing colour can be used as shelves to hang towels, place knick-knacks, and add a fun element to dreary bathroom.

Wall Baskets

If you have a tiny bathroom, build storage on the wall. Mount cane baskets vertically on a wall, and dump your every day essentials in them. This looks great and is a very efficient idea.

Storage cups

Use storage cups and containers throughout your bathroom and inside drawers, to organise things. This makes the bathroom look neat without much effort.

SLEEP WELL, BUY RIGHT

We all know that 8 hours of good sleep at night, commenced at a healthy hour, is what gives you fuel to go on every day and perform to your maximum potential, physically and mentally. But often, we are unable to achieve this. We somehow fall into unhealthy routines, and before you know it you find yourself going to bed every night at 1 am. Restless sleep is very common for those who work in front of the computer till late at night or for those who eat dinner right before sleeping, and a few drinks are a sure-fire way to wake up fatigued and low on energy. Just like our morning coffee helps us wake up and feel charged, there are certain bedtime rituals that help us unwind, slow down, and put us into proper sleep mode. This includes a mix of big lifestyle changes, smaller habit-breaking routines, as well as investing in advanced bed linen that propagates good sleep.

Shop for sleep-inducing bed linen

Good quality bed linen is not given its due importance in a purchasing decision, in relation to sleep. Today's innovative bed linen is made using intelligent and perceptive technology and techniques that solve lifestyle problems common in modern day life. At Welspun, we use patented technologies such as Hygro Cotton, Sleep Energy, Ultra Soft Peach Sheets, and Allergen-Free Sheets, to create bed sheets, mattresses and comforters that induce healthy sleep.

Hygro Cotton Sheet, Mattress Pad, and Comforter

This pure hollow core Hygro Cotton comes with patented temperature control technology that ensures the body remains at the comfortable temperature ideal for sleeping. It is also anti-microbial and promotes moisture absorption and evaporation providing protection and all-night freshness.

The Sleep Energy Sheet, Mattress Pad, and Comforter

Celiant-rejuvenating fibre help in increasing oxygen levels in the body thus helping muscle relaxation. This sleep energy technology also restores body heat in the form of energy to improve overall health. It is an ideal choice for that extra comfort and sound sleep.

Allergen Free Mattress Pad and Comforter

A unique weave technology allows greater air permeability and helps the fabric to breathe, providing all-round protection and a good night's sleep.

Ultra Soft Peach Sheet, Mattress Pad, and Comforter

Velvety peach finish gives cosy feeling and enhances comfort. Specially designed cotton-up weave ensures only cotton touches the body.

Smart Zoned Ergonomics Mattress Pad

This mattress pad gives support to crucial body parts such as the lumbar region and upper back, and reduces muscle tension by 50%. It is known to provide higher sleep efficiency due to these features, and helps you wake up fresh and full of energy.

Take a warm bath

This helps the body reach the right, relaxed temperature perfect for sleeping.

Tidy up your room and bed

A messy bedroom clutters the mind. Clean up and put away things you don't need until the next morning.

Avoid using a frighteningly bright and ticking clock

This will create unnecessary anxiety over the wake up time and will disturb your sleep routine.

Stretch before sleeping

Do some light yoga stretches before sleeping; this signals the body to relax and puts you into sleep mode.

Eat dinner 3 hours before sleeping

This will give your stomach enough time to digest the food, and you will feel light when you are about to knock off into a slumber.

Keep a gap between your workout time and bedtime

For most individuals, working out results in a rush of energy and a pumped up heart beat. This isn't good if you would want to sleep right after your workout. Try to work out 2-3 hours before bedtime to ensure your body temperature and heartbeat is restored.

Avoid drinking alcohol on weekdays

It may seem that alcohol induces sleep, but after the initial few hours it can also prove to make you restless in bed and leave you feeling low on energy when you wake up. Try to avoid drinking on weekdays when you are trying to make a sleep routine, or keep it to a two-drink minimum well before your sleeping time.

Establish a schedule and stick to it

This is the hardest of the lot to put into practice. Set a time and go to bed religiously at that time, every day. Slowly the body gets used to this routine and demands sleep at this regimented hour.

What your bathroom needs

When we think of redecorating our homes, we rarely believe in giving our bathrooms a fresh lease of life. Always the lowest on our priority is this space, and often it comes together with the bare essentials and last minute ideas. But, stop and think again. Whether small or spacious, a bathroom can be turned into a delightful little room that you enjoy waking up to, and it can be a sanctuary of sorts for those who need their a little time out before the hustle and bustle of life commences. Here is a list of fun, functional and fabulous design and storage ideas, and new-age necessities that you absolutely can't have a noveau bathroom without!

Buy this
Bath Towels Vs Bath Sheets

The difference between these two is just the size; bath sheets are larger in size and can wrap your body in a much better way, whereas bath towels are smaller and great for tying around your damp hair too. Buying considerations should also include size of the bathroom, as bath sheets will take up more storage space.

Hand Towel Vs Face Towel

Face towels are smaller in size, and it is great to have these as a separate stack from hand towels, especially if you are hosting a dinner party at home. This is because hand towels tend to be used more often and you don't want your guests to use the same damp towels to wipe their faces! Make sure to pick high-absorbent and quick-dry varieties.

Bath Rug Vs Bath Mat

Bath rugs are placed in the dry area of the bathroom (usually right outside the bathroom), whereas the bath mat is placed in the wet area of the bathroom. While buying these two elements, make sure to measure your bathroom in order to buy a size that is apt, and also look out for anti-skid, anti-stain, and quick-dry properties.

Bathrobes

A rarely used essential, we vouch for this as a must-have while stocking up on the new. It is a convenient accessory and the perfect way to dry up and ponder over your wardrobe choices for the day. Make sure to pick one with a sheared and soft finish in pure cotton. Get one for your kid too, in a smaller size and bright colours!

Turbie Towels

While this may seem like a luxury for most women, it is an essential as this is the only way your damp hair can stay wrapped up neatly in a twist. If you want to keep stray strands of hair out of your room, this comes handy even then as it can reduce hair fall when hair is wet. The turbie towel will ensure drying is swift, hence you will use the blow-drier only occasionally.

Try this
Ladder Shelves

A repurposed ladder painted in a soothing colour can be used as shelves to hang towels, place knick-knacks, and add a fun element to dreary bathroom.

Wall Baskets

If you have a tiny bathroom, build storage on the wall. Mount cane baskets vertically on a wall, and dump your every day essentials in them. This looks great and is a very efficient idea.

Storage cups

Use storage cups and containers throughout your bathroom and inside drawers, to organise things. This makes the bathroom look neat without much effort.