Types of Bedding

“We’ve come across so many bedding but I believe some of us how to call or the names of each one. We are familiar with comforters and pillows but there are still more that you need to be familiar with.”


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There are many different types of terms used to identify certain pieces of bedding. Knowing the correct terms will help you shop and find the right item for your bed. Whether it’s linens, bed coverings, pillows, or the stuffing you use for a duvet cover, this list will help you find the perfect fit, along with some tips you may not have known in regards to bedding.

Top Sheet

A top sheet, also known as a flat sheet, is the sheet you put over the top of your bed to separate you from your comforter or duvet.

Some duvet or comforter sets do not include a top sheet because they’ll have a smooth, crisp cotton side instead, which replaces it.

Bottom Sheet

A bottom sheet, or fitted sheet, is the sheet with the elastic-edge that is used to fit over your mattress–hence the name bottom or fitted sheet.


A coverlet is a decorative fabric covering that does not touch the floor and normally does not cover the pillows.

Woven coverlets and quilts fall into this category.


A bedspread is similar to a coverlet–a thin, decorative covering–but it normally covers the entire bed and touches the floor.

Blanket or Throw

A blanket or throw is a small covering normally found at the foot of a bed used for extra warmth or decorative accents.


A comforter is a bed cover stuffed with fibers or down then sewed together at all four sides. This stuffing is …



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