Bed Linen Basics

Bedspread, Comfortspread and Comforter

Comforters, bedspreads and comfortspreads cover the bed evenly and create a nice day look for the bedroom – they are often used for the guest bedrooms, in hotels and Bed ‘n’ Breakfast places. You can use them in your bedroom too – the only question is which type do you prefer?






Duvet, Quilt or Doona?

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?

The Truth About Thread Count

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

To Iron or Not to Iron?

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?

‘Care Instructions’ Rant

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