Creating a Designer Look Bed. Part 1

How to get designer look bedding. Part 1

Are those beautiful designer beds featured in your favorite magazines, the object of your desire? Do you wish to have a bed that rivals any you see on any given HGTV show? Well, after studying a few designer blogs and videos, It seems to be a very achievable goal, and quite an easy way to add designer style to your room. We also got some great ideas while on vacation in the Great Smoky Mountains.  We were pleasantly surprised that our weeks lodging at Family Owned Cabins had an AMAZINGLY designed kids room for our daughter.Its also a fun way to change up the look of your room.

Starting with the Basics: Mattress, Toppers and Mattress Covers

The first step to an amazingly made bed is of course the mattress. Choose a high quality mattress and remember that name brand mattresses don’t guarantee the best mattress for you. Look into local owned mattress stores, even look for locally made mattresses. Often times they offer the same brands or competing brands with a significant savings due to low overhead and short transportation distances. Buying a mattress, is pretty big decision considering the amount of money spent on one, just remember that it is an investment into your health and well being, and given the amount of time you will own it take your time and choose wisely.

The next step is one of the most important ones, even though it is often overlooked. You simply must have a mattress protector. Sure its an added expense and no, it won’t be seen. But protecting the mattress you just invested in is key. There is a multitude of styles to choose from, but we suggest to splurge on waterproof. Nothing can ruin your mattress (you know the one you just invested in) quicker than liquids, so go ahead and prevent that with a waterproof mattress pad.

The next Step of the layer is a super optional one. The Mattress topper is a layer that you can use to customize your sleeping experience. And and extra layer of softness, or a layer of foam, this layer is simply dependent upon your preference.

So now we’ve got the beginnings of a designer bed, with a comfy sleeping experience. But in part two of this blog post is where we get down to the fun, and “designer” part of creating the bed of your dreams.

Choosing Sheets

How To Choose Girls Sheets

 Choosing sheets for your bed, may sometimes feel like an after thought, maybe you have already chose your comforter, and/or duvet. You have found the size and color. Also, the style that you want to be conveyed in your room, but the sheets…should you just grab a coordinating color and not think twice about it? That seems to be just how it usually happens, and most of us don’t think about the fact that our bodies spend around eight hours a night wrapped in the sheets, not the comforter or the duvet. Maybe you do know better than to just grab a set of sheets and run, Maybe you remember hearing chatter about thread count, something like the higher the better. You know, the higher, the better, and so you found a nice high number, the color matched done. And done.

What if I told you that there is more to it than that? And what if I even mentioned that the whole thread count thing might not be all you’ve heard it to be? It’s sad, It’s true, It has to be said: Thread Count is just a gimmick, a ploy, if you will to sell sheets. Sure Thread Count is a ‘thing’. Thread count, by definition is: a measure of the coarseness or fineness of fabric. It is measured by counting the number of threads contained in one square inch of fabric. However, the manufacturers have found a way to manipulate the system by using a low quality thread, or a low quality construction of the sheet. So even though we’ve always heard its all about the thread count, its really about other components like, fiber and weave and chemicals. Some of the more preferred, higher quality fibers seem to be Egyptian cotton, Pima, Cotton-polyester mix, and bamboo. You might also be interested in checking out a flannel, a satin or even a knit jersey material. Egyptian cotton seems to be “the” sheet of the moment, But feel for yourself, its amazing how much difference you can feel right there in the store.

Next, check the weave. The way the threads are woven together is what gives it its look and feel, and a lot of times its price. Percale weave is the most used in. Balanced weave provides a cooler temperature sheet, good for the summer months, and a sateen weave gives you a softer, warmer sheet.

Another thing to consider is the chemicals used. You may be surprised to find out that sheets with terms like “wrinkle resistant” and “shrinkage control” are called this because of the chemicals that have been added to the finished product. So if the thought of surrounding your sleeping self in chemicals every night bothers you, you will want to look for Organic bedding.

Whichever sheets you decide upon, remember that its a great item to splurge on, the quality and the price go hand in hand. Remember your body spends around eight hours a day inside of these sheets, its worth a little time and research.

 

 

Learning To Choose Bedding For Girls:

If you are looking for some young girls popular bedding choices for your daughter or sister then there are a lot of things to understand before you buy one. Remember, that a young girl’s bedroom is much more than a place to sleep. This room can be a reading nook, a play room or a place where your daughter uses to stay away from the world. In our search for the perfect beddings for young girls, we decided to meet some professional designers. They shared some of their tips regarding making such choices.

The first thing to remember is the fact that choosing beddings or sheets for young girls does not mean that you need to stick with cartoon characters. The 21st century has seen much more exciting choices for kids and they look awesome on the bed. Mix match patterns in the bed sheet can feel great and they tend to grow with the girl. You can also replace them with a few solids if and when required. Well, before making a purchase of girl’s bedding it is important that you check out some of the top brands in the market today.

Sheets According To The Age Of The Girl:

The nursery for the baby girl: Creating a nursey for your newly born girl can be fun and exciting. You will have to find a mix between making the nursery attractive and comfortable at the same time. The baby beddings that are available today are much more decoration friendly than what we had in the previous decades. A number of options available are like never before. In addition to this, many of the patterns currently seen in the market allow the baby to make the transition to a toddler or in other words that can be used when the baby turns into a toddler.

The Bedding For The Toddler:

Decorating a toddler’s room is never easy. There are many considerations which have to be looked into. Remember, that your toddler may have his own opinions about his room. In addition to this, the bedding needs to be functional for toddlers and long lasting. You can choose bright and bold colors to give the right combination of shades to the bedding.

Creating The Girl’s Bed:

When your baby has turned into a girl then you just cannot go with a cartoon character for her bed sheet. Such characters have long gone out of action and have been replaced with new and interesting colors. The girls today are much more knowledgeable as opposed to the girls a few decades back. Young girls want to show off their style in whatever possible manner and you definitely cannot stop them from doing that. You may need to shop high-quality brands as children today are brand conscious.

Nevertheless, the options are many when it comes to choosing the right bedding for your daughter or sister for that matter. Try to consult with a designer before making or purchase and never ignore the opinions of the girl.