The right bedding -- pillows, sheets, blankets and comforters -- is essential. Cotton bedding offers the best balance of comfort and softness. Thread counts of cotton bedding sets, sheets, blankets, comforters, duvets and shams reveal how densely the yarns are woven into the finished fabric. The higher the thread count in your sheets, pillowcases and other bedding, the finer the weave and durability. The fill is also an important aspect to consider when purchasing bedding like blankets, comforters and pillows. Fill can vary in material from goose down to hypoallergenic polyester. Silk is another popular bedding fabric choice, especially for bed-toppers like blankets, comforters, duvets, pillows and pillow shams. Look for quality brands like DownTown, Blue Ridge Home Fashions, Melange Home, plus many more to turn your bedroom into a relaxing retreat.