These days it seems more people are ditching their flat sheet and making their bed quicker than before! The new way of sleeping which is enjoyed by many consists of using only a fitted sheet, a duvet cover, and 2 pillowcases. Removing (or not buying if possible!) the flat sheet that typically goes in between will save you money too. We’ve dubbed this the New Way of Sleeping, because its more popular among the younger generation. But it may be best known as the ‘European way of sleeping‘. This bedding style assures quicker bed-making in the morning, but its also great for people that prefer a simple and hassle-free bed.
Do you really need a flat sheet?
Typically, the American style of bedding consists of using a fitted sheet on the mattress, a flat sheet, 2 pillowcases and a duvet cover on top. In this style of bedding, a flat sheet is mainly used to keep your duvet cover and blankets from getting dirty. The flat sheet acts as a barrier between the duvet cover and your body. This also cuts down on how often you need to launder your duvet cover. Some people really enjoy a flat sheet in the summer, because it simply drapes over your body while sleeping. You’ll still feel ‘just a little covered’ but not overheated with a duvet cover.
Who Best likes this New Way of Sleeping?
This way of not using a flat sheet is best for those who find a flat sheet unnecessary and time consuming. In fact, many who don’t care for a flat sheet claim that having one doesn’t benefit them at night. It can just end up all tangled around their ankles every morning. If this happens to you, remaking your bed in the morning feels like a colossal waste of time! If you feel that way about flat sheets, then you might like the New Way of making your bed, with just a fitted sheet and a duvet cover. Interestingly, in Asia they have a similar style of making the bed, but they tuck a Flat sheet around the mattress instead of a fitted, and then they add a duvet cover on top.
If you’re not using that extra top sheet that comes in the set, then you’re spending money on something you’ll never use. In addition, making your bed this way allows you to save time in the morning and also adapt to the changing seasons. For instance, during warmer months you can use a light blanket in your duvet cover instead of a down comforter. But when the weather cools; simply add back in the heavier comforter back on. Or you can also layer with a BedVoyage Blanket or Coverlet to stay extra warm and cozy, while also dressing up your bed!
Introducing Sleeping With No Flat Sheet: the Duvet Bed Set by BedVoyage!
Why buy a sheet set that comes with a flat, when you don’t want one? At BedVoyage, we believe you should only pay for what you want, so we’ve created a new Bed Bundle with our mélange collection! This Duvet Bed Set is great for those who prefer the new way of sleeping and don’t see the need for a flat sheet. The Bundle includes 1 Fitted Sheet, 1 Duvet Cover, and 2 Pillowcases. The mélange linens offers the same quality as our 100% luxe bamboo line, but with a more relaxed and comfy feel, and at a lower price point. This lets you dive into the bamboo pool and test the waters, without too much investment!
Melange linens are made with a blend of 50% bamboo and 50% cotton. They’re not only only amazingly soft and comforting, but they’re also eco-friendly bed sheets. Bamboo is one of the most sustainable plants on the planet, and needs to fertilizer or pesticides while growing. Incredibly, melange is also BPO safe and 100% bleachable! This means you won’t need to worry about retinal creams or stains.
What is melange?
Now, you might be wondering, “what is mélange?” Its a patented process of pre-dying fibers with a waterless coloring method that does not discharge any dye chemicals into the environment. This unique dying process is what allows the linens to be bleachable. The pre-dyed bamboo fibers are then woven with white cotton fibers, which results in a beautiful heathered-effect. The fabric looks like a texture, but is actually a smooth and comfy fabric with a luxe lived-in look. Its also woven with a tight twill weave which guarantees no pilling. Whether you use a flat sheet or not, with this new luxurious collection you can make-over your whole bed. Or layer with our 100% Bamboo Sheets, Coverlets, and Duvets! Check out our new Mélange collection available now at bedvoyage.com!