Ancient people did not care about bed linens,they slept on skins and covered themselves with them. In the warmer localities, sheets and blankets were served by leaves and grass. In the Middle Ages, our ancestors slept on straw mattresses, covering them with barbed hair and coarse materials. Fashion for bed linen appeared only in the fifteenth century, it was then that the beds began to cover the fabrics. The sheets were made by hand and decorated with exquisite lace, to afford such a luxurious and expensive thing could only the rich. Only in the eighteenth century sheets and pillow cases became available to other segments of the population. In those days, sets of bed linens consisted of three or four sheets of different fabrics and six pillowcases on pillows of different sizes.
There are a variety of sizesbed linen. In different countries there are standards for bedding. If we are accustomed to square and rectangular cushions with a long side of 70 centimeters, then abroad, in the course of the cushion from 30 to 40 to 80 by 80 centimeters. The same applies to the size of mattresses and blankets. The size of the bed linen is always indicated on the package. In order to choose the right kit, you need to know the size of the bed and the size of the blanket and pillows.
The sizes of bed-clothes. Domestic classification
The sizes of bed-clothes which are let out by the Russian manufacturers:
- sets for children's beds;
- sets for one and a half beds;
- for double beds;
- sets of euro size;
- Family kits.
In all sets, except for children, includes a sheet,two pillow cases, a duvet cover. The set of bed linens, which is called "family", includes another extra duvet cover, so it is suitable for owners of large beds who like to sleep under two different blankets. Well, for those who are accustomed to rest, embracing, bed linen "euro size" will do. In one category, the sizes of bedding can be different, so you need to know the exact measurements of your own pillows and blankets, carefully read the manufacturer's information on the package.
The sizes of bed-clothes. European classification
Foreign representatives of light industry label bed linens as follows:
- "children" or "baby bed" - kit for a crib;
- "twin", "single" or "1-bed" - a single set;
- "extra long single" or "1,5-bed" - one and a half pack;
- "double", "full" or "2-bed" - a double set;
- "king-size" - a set for a bed of very large size.
The "fitted sheet" designation indicates that inA set with bedding includes a stretch sheet on the elastic band. It is very convenient to use, because it is securely fixed on the mattress, it does not stray and does not require ironing.
In different countries, bed linen is differentsize and has its own characteristics. So, for example, Americans do not use ordinary duvet covers. Their sets include a special sheet, which is fastened to the blanket with the help of buttons or zippers. I must admit that it is very convenient.