Sheets and Coverlets
Top sheets are one of the most essential parts of bedding; as well as the bottom sheets. Bottom sheets can be stretched out as the top sheet or fitted. Fitted bottom sheets have an elastic-edge that fits over your mattress. Then, there is the coverlet. A coverlet is a decorative fabric that does not touch the floor and often does not cover the pillows.
Bedspreads cover most beds and are similar to coverlets. Bedspreads often cover the entire bed and often touches the floor. Many also put on a Dyne or throw. A throw is a small covering that is found at the foot of a bed and used for additional warmth.
Comforters and Duvets
Comforters are bed coverings that are filled with down or fibers and then sewn together at all four sides. Comforters provide additional warmth; especially appreciated on cold night. Comforters come in a variety of patterns, colors and designs. Duvets are similar to comforters but they need a duvet cover; a comforter does not. Some also put a Continental pillow on their bed; it sits back against the headboard. Many also like and use a sleeping pillow. It is medium in size and made so you can lay your head on it when sleeping. Some also place a couple of decorative pillows on their bed. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes and make a bed look more inviting and comfortable.
To conclude, there are many types of bedding. Check out several varieties and choose several that fit your needs.