What size is your doona / duvet / quilt? **First of all – this information is for the Australian users** Whether you call it a doona or a quilt, you need to know its size so that the cover you order is the most comfortable fit possible. Measure your bed covering, write the measurements down … Continue reading Bed Linen Measurements
Practises vary across the globe, but in most western cultures and in Australia the normal arrangement of sheets is fairly uniform. One or two bed sheets (fitted and/or flat), one or two pillows for practical use (depending on Standard Bed Size), and a doona / quilt on top for warmth. To start, find out the … Continue reading What Makes a Bed? – Practical Guide
Different names for the same thing People have given it different names over the ages, but the item itself is almost the same all around the globe – a soft, flat bag filled with some light, warm filling that we use to cover ourselves in bed. Duvet, Doona, Quilt, Continental Quilt, Edredon, Cotton Blanket … Continue reading Duvet, Quilt or Doona?
Thread count is often considered a simple measure of fabric quality, so that “standard” cotton thread counts are around 150, while good-quality sheets start at 180 and a count of 200 or higher is considered percale, or closely woven. Thread count in sheets can range from 80 to 700+, although most stores sell sheets ranging … Continue reading The Truth About Thread Count
High Thread Count Cotton 100% Cotton Sheets are pretty easy to understand. The higher the Thread Count (commonly abbreviated to TC – more on Thread Count here), the stronger, more durable and dense the fabric. But not everything in the world of the humble bedsheet is that simple! The higher the thread count the heavier … Continue reading Egyptian Cotton vs Bamboo Fibre vs High TC Cotton
When winter is in full swing it’s time to pile on the sheets and blankets and huddle up in bed! As BLO is based in Melbourne we know a little bit about miserable weather and what a difference the right doona can make. But which IS the right Doona? And what’s the difference? Many of … Continue reading Which Doona is right for me?
For probably as long as we have had bed linen one of the most time-consuming jobs for the home-maker was ironing it all out. The best looking beds are generally freshly made and pressed, and yet many choose not to take on this arduous task due to how labour- and time-intensive it is. Many of … Continue reading To Iron or Not to Iron?
Some swear by flat sheets, some swear to never use them, and will strip them off hotel beds if need be. Flat sheets and the use thereof is quite often a decision informed by culture and upbringing, though many have changed their preference to better suit their sleeping habits or circumstances. In the US it … Continue reading Flat sheets – love them or leave them?
Care Instructions have this annoying tendency of failing to distinguish between very important instructions – ones that if you fail to follow will result in your purchase suffering a severe defect – and the less important ones that just help preserve looks but not function, as such. This applies more to clothes, but it does … Continue reading ‘Care Instructions’ Rant