Bed & Bath Buying Guide

Often times it is difficult to decide what you need for the bedrooms and bathrooms in your new home, therefore we have provided below a bedroom and bathroom guide and a checklist listing the essentials for each room.


Creating the Perfect Bed

To create your dream bed you'll need the following

A fitted sheet

A flat sheet

A duvet cover

Four pillowcases

Throw cushions

Summer bedspread


When all the above are combined you have the ideal bedding set. Most stores, including nillens, sell their bedding in the following sets:

- Bed sheet set (1 fitted sheet, 1 flat sheet, 4 pillow cases)

- Duvet cover set (1 duvet cover, 2 pillow cases)

- Summer bed spreads and throw cushions are usually sold separately


The ideal amount to purchase is three bed sheet sets and three duvet cover sets per bed. The idea behind this is that  one set should be on your bed, one in your bedding closet, and one in the laundry. This way you never run out of fresh bed linens. Some prefer to use bed spreads in the summer rather than their duvets and if so that should be purchased as well.

The size of bedding you need depends on your mattress size. See our size guide for more information.

To ensure that you are getting the quality you desire, a key factor to look at when selecting bedding is 'thread count' and the origin of the cotton used. Another important factor is how to wash your bedding. Properly treated, our bedding will give enjoyment for a long time. Please read our care instructions before washing your bedding to ensure that you get it right. 


For Your Bathrooms

For a main bathroom you need to have three bath towel sets per person using that bathroom. Each bath towel set includes a large bath towel and face towel. Toiletry and laundry bags are also a plus to have in your master bathroom.

Smaller guest bathrooms usually do not have showers or bath so  you should only purchase  three guest towel sets. It is also essential to provide your guests with hand towels to be placed by your guest bathroom sink. Each hand towel set includes four towels and ideally you should have two sets so you can alternate between both. For guest bathrooms that have a shower or bathtub you should also purchase two extra bath towel sets.