Although the title may sound strange to you, we’re sure there were lots of situations when the bed sheet terminology can be quite confusing, with all these sheets that come on top or under or…. Who knows where. But no worries, we’re here to help! Check out or bed sheet dictionary and you’ll know everything you need to know!
1. Bed skirt – decorative piece that is found between the box springs and the mattress. It reaches the floor and it is used to hide the box spring and to decorate the room.
2. Pillow sham – it resembles a pillowcase, but without the opening on one side. It just has a piece of extra material that is sewn. It is mostly used for decorating and most of the times it has countless decorations on it.
3. Pillowcase – although everybody knows what this means, we should clarify it. It’s the cover used for a sleeping pillow, but it can also be used for decorative pillows. It is generally rectangular and it has one opening on an end through which you can insert the pillow.
4. Bolster pillow – a special type of pillow that is designed for lumbar support. However, most of the times it’s used decoratively, mainly as an accent pillow. It can be very small, but also very large, some even can be as large as the bed where they are placed.
5. Decorative pillow – also called an accent pillow, it refers to a pillow that can have any shape, color and size and it has a purely decorative role, without being used for anything. They can be customized and matched to the rest of the décor.
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6. Sleeping pillow – the most basic term in the bed sheet dictionary, the sleeping pillow is the regular pillow we use to sleep on it. Most of the times it’s rectangular and it comes in medium size. Depending on the bed, you can also find queen/king sized pillows or even smaller ones.
7. Euro pillow – also called a Continental pillow, it is basically a large square pillow which is placed against the headboard to support the head.
8. Duvet cover – it’s placed above a comforter or duvet and it has an opening where you can place it. It also has buttons and it’s generally a decorative cover.
9. Top sheet – also called a flat sheet, it refers to the sheet placed on the top of the bed that separates you from the comforter/duvet.
10. Bottom sheet – named also a fitted sheet, it is characterized by an elastic edge that is used to be fixed onto your mattress.
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11. Coverlet – simply decorative, its length does not reach the floor and does not cover the pillows either. Quilts can also be placed in this category.
12. Bedspread – similar to the coverlet, also only decorative, except that this one touches the floors and covers the whole bed.
13. Blanket – also named a throw, a blanket is placed at the foot of the bed and it serves for decoration purposes or for extra warmth at night.
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