BEDDING

BEDDING

 

Custom bedding provides the opportunity to not only have the look you want for your bedroom, but also to perform the way you like and fit the type of bed you have. Does bedding perform? Well yes, it does. Do you need a pillow tuck to cover over your sleeping pillows or no pillow tuck if you want to use pillow shams and accent pillows? Do you want a fill weight that won’t be too heavy if you keep the coverlet on you when you’re in bed? Or so you want a lot of fill weight for an opulent quilted appearance on the made up bed during the day? Do you you need it to be a certain length – to the floor as a bedspread or just below the bottom of the mattress as a coverlet? Do you have a platform bed and want the corners to be sewn together? Are you covering studio beds and need a spread or coverlet with drops on four sides? There are many reasons to have bedding custom made to meet your personal specifications.

There are usually three components to custom bedding. However, not all three are required on every bed. These components are the bedspread, dust skirts, and pillows or pillow shams. Each of these components are available in numerous styles to perform the function and look you want for your bedroom. A fourth and popular addition to the components of bedding used today is also the bed scarf now used in most hotels but popularly making its way into a lot of homes. It offers a function as well as a decorative aspect to the overall look of the bed.

There are many styles of beds that will lead one to a decision on how they want to dress the bed. There are mattress and box spring configurations or sometimes just a mattress is used on a platform style bed. The different styles of beds, whether just with a headboard or a headboard and foot-board with side rails, or poster beds or platform beds, they all provide unique ways to fabricate the bedding that will be used.

The term bedspread usually implies a to-the-floor length. This is usually used on a mattress and box spring configuration for a number of reasons. It can be a simpler look and eliminate the need to have a dust skirt, although a dust skirt is occasionally used to cover the box spring for when the bedspread is pulled back or removed at night. A coverlet falls just below the bottom of the mattress and is usually used together with a dust skirt. A comforter is a form of a coverlet. It usually is a thicker and quilted with a distinct quilted pattern, boxes being a popular style. A duvet is sometimes referred to as a comforter. A duvet cover is usually used to cover it for protection as well as style.

Both bedspreads and coverlets have a lot of design options and styles from which to select to get the look you want. They can be a fitted style. This usually has a welt cord around the top perimeter of the mattress with split corners at the foot of the bed and a gusset flap. A throw style is literally thrown over the top of the bed and has even “drops” hanging at each side and the bottom or foot of the bed. “Bell” shaped corners are created at the bottom corners of the bed with a throw style. A fitted throw style is a combination of features of both and is a popular style It eliminates the welt cord at the top perimeter of the mattress but utilizes the split corners with the gusset flaps at the bottom corners of the bed for a simpler more casual and up-to-date look.

Options used on bedspread and coverlet styles are as follows. A pillow tuck can be used which is adding enough material at the head of the bed to fold under and over the pillows. A reverse pillow tuck comes from the top of the spread and folds forward over and sometimes under the pillows. When using this option the spread is usually removed at night due to the excess layers of material. Welt cord can be added to the bottom hem of the bedspread and coverlet as well as shirred welt cord, flanges and ruffles. Decorative accent bands can be applied in a number of ways to create interest and add color. The drops can be shirred or gathered or hems on drops or the bottom of reverse shams can be scalloped.

Many bedspreads and coverlets are quilted and there are many styles of quilting to from which to choose. If a print or special patterned fabric is selected, an outline quilt design can enhance the pattern on the bedspread. Diamonds, circle tacks, squares and channels are some of the more common quilting styles and many more are available. There are options as to the weight of the Dacron that is used in the thickness of the bedspread or coverlet. Decisions are based on the look and weight one desires. If you want an opulent look of a thick bedspread a 9, 11 or 13 oz. will give you a lot of puff. Typically here in Florida, a 4 or 6 oz. weight is used for a lighter weight and less heavy bedding. Your imagination is the limit for the look you desire.

Please see the Pillows and Dust Skirt sections of the Products Offered for more information on those items.

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