Posts tagged ‘Bed Clothing’

June 3rd, 2011

How to Determine Best Quality Bed Sheets

by Jonathan Cogley

Bed Sheets are used almost in all the houses and in some commercial places like hotels, airways and in some hospitality departments. People always look for quality when it comes to comfort. Different products have different ways of testing their quality and this applies for bed sheets too. Since they are making us and our guests feel more comfortable while sleeping it is necessary to buy best quality bed sheets. The point here is how to determine the quality of bed sheets.
There are few factors which will let you know about the quality of bed sheets. Let us check what they are.

Thread Count: Generally people tend to go for cotton whenever they want to purchase a bed sheet. So the quality of these cotton sheets depend upon the thread count of the fabric. That is the number of threads used in weaving the fabric. It is counted per square inch from both the sides of the fabric. You can find this thread count on the label of the bed sheet. The higher the thread count, the greater will be the quality of the fabric. Bed sheet with thread count above 250, but not below 175 is treated as the best quality cotton bed sheet.

Weight: Weight of the fabric also determines the quality of the bed sheet. But this principle belongs to only fewer fabrics like flannel. Flannel sheets are measured by weight per square yard of fabric. Quality flannel sheets should be less than 4 oz. per square yard. In this case also, the higher the weight the better will be the quality. As the weight increases follows the softness of the fabric.

By Touch: Apart from the tread count and the weight of the fabric there are some other factors which affect the touch of the fabric. The weaving, dying and yarn processes tells us the quality even when we touch the fabric with our hand. Whenever we touch the fabric you should feel the softness and smoothness of the fabric. The more softer the fabric is the greater the quality of the sheet will be.

These are simple things with which anybody can easily find and choose a better quality bed sheet.

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June 2nd, 2011

Know How To Take Care of Your Bed Sheets

by Jonathan Cogley

Bed Sheets are very common kind of clothing which we find in each and every household. They entirely change the look of our bed room and make our bedding even more comfortable with a soft and smooth touch. So when they are providing such a nice room to sleep it is important for us to maintain them neatly and properly. A dirty bed sheet never makes you happy even though it looks stunningly beautiful.

Let us see some tips on how to care your bed sheets.

Washing:

  • Prefer Luke warm water to wash your bed sheets since the warm water cleans the sheets with out hurting the fibers of the sheet.
  • Don’t use strong detergents as they vanish the color of the fabric.
  • Do not fix the white sheets with the colored ones while putting them in the washing machine.
  • Unless your sheets are dirty always use gentle mode for washing in machines.
  • Don’t add any bleaching agents as they weaken the fiber of the fabric.
  • Rinse thoroughly until the detergent completely leaves the fabric.

Drying:

  • Place the sheets in the dryer immediately after the washing process is over.
  • Over drying may cause your sheets to wrinkle. So never do it.
  • After drying if you still find any wetness allow them to dry in the sun and fold it immediately once they are dried completely.
  • For a better texture you can even iron them.

Storing:

  • Make sure that the cupboard in which you are storing your sheets is free from any sort of germs and moisture.
  • Clean your cupboards regularly so that your bed sheets will be more safer.
  • See that they will be exposed to sunlight at least once in a while.

Besides all these it is good if you change your bed sheets weekly once whether they are dirty or normal. These caring techniques improves the life of your blankets and provide you with healthy bedding.

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June 1st, 2011

Colorful Pillow Covers for Home décor

by Jonathan Cogley

Pillow covers not only protect the pillows from different things but also help a lot in decorating our homes. Even though they are not complete until they were worn by pillow, the pillow looks incomplete with out a pillow cover. How ever colorful the pillow may be it gives a good impression only with a pillow cover.

Here are few tips to decorate your home with different pillow cushions.

  • A designer pillow cover mainly breaks the monotony of the room or the furniture. If your room is painted in a single color, then you can definitely use a multi colored or a contrast colored pillow color to make it look attractive.
  • If your wall is decorated with a fine master piece of painting, choose pillows that match the colors of your painting which gives a complete look to the room.
  • Velvet and satin pillow covers give a rich and royal look to your home. Use them if your furniture is supporting the royalty.
  • Pillows covers with beads, sequences, laces add a perfect decorative touch to your furniture.
  • Even some plain colors and simple designs of pillow covers goes well with the rooms with high interior designing.
  • Choosing pillow cover colors in such a way that they contrast your wall color is also a better idea.
  • Matching your walls with the pillow covers is a general thing which we usually do. It looks unique if you have some different wall colors like purple, blue and red.
  • Using Pillow covers with some cartoons and animal postures in kids rooms attracts them a lot.
  • You can also try mix and match different designs when you are using a heap of throw pillows to decorate your furniture.

Add a little bit of creativity to your taste and I’m sure you will definitely create wonders.

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