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What size is a king size duvet? and other duvet questions

What size is a king size duvet

We get asked a number of questions relating to duvets so we have decided put all the answers here in one easy to find resource about duvets. The questions are just laid out in the order that they were asked,so just scroll down to find the answer to your duvet question.

What size is a King size duvet?

A king size duvet is obviously intended for use on a king size bed but your duvet has to be bigger than the the bed so that it drapes down the sides a little. Otherwise as soon as you got into bed your body will lift the edges and you could get a cold draught coming through the gap. A king size mattress measures 150cm x 200cm but a king size duvet measures 230cm x 220cm. read more

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The benefits of a faux leather bed frame with storage

The benefits of a faux leather bed frame with storage

When you think about it your bed is probably the largest piece of furniture in your bedroom. In fact some bedrooms can fit little else in but the bed. So it makes sense to maximise that one piece of furniture so that its not just somewhere to sleep, but also somewhere that provides a storage solution. A faux leather bed frame with storage is the perfect solution.

Of course many of us shove all sorts of things under a traditional bed frame, out of sight, out of mind. But what tends to happen is that the under bed area becomes a dusty mess. Each time you push something else under there something tends to pop out from the other side. read more

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What is the best mattress encasement available?

To answer this we first need to understand what a mattress encasement is, what it does and why we might need one.

By mattress encasement we mean a removable cover that completely covers, or encases a mattress and fastens securely with a zip. This means that all parts of the mattress are covered and protected by this encasement. Some mattress encasements are waterproof, some aren’t. Which is the right one for you depends on what you are trying to achieve. read more

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What are Ottoman Beds?

What are Ottoman Beds

An Ottoman bed is a bed with a very versatile area of storage underneath the mattress. Essentially the entire mattress and the platform that it sits on lifts on gas assisted struts to allow you to places items inside for storage.

Why choose an Ottoman bed? read more

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Small Double Fitted Sheet

Small Double Fitted Sheets

A small double bed has become a very popular choice for many people but it isn’t easy to find a small double fitted sheet in the usual high street retail outlets. So where can you buy a small double fitted sheet?

First let’s look at the reason for the increased popularity of small double beds. Today’s modern houses often have an extra bedroom in the form of a box room. So called because they were originally intended just as a storage room, but are often used as an additional bedroom. These rooms are not usually big enough to take a full size double bed, sometimes they can only accommodate a single bed. However some can just about take a small double bed, so if two people share a bed, and the bed is in a box room, then a small double maybe as large as it can be. read more

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Are You Looking For a Mattress Cover with a Zip?

mattress cover with a zip

If you are looking for a mattress cover with a zip you have come to the right place. We have 5 different models available , they all completely encase the mattress and fasten with a zip. Three of them are waterproof and two of them are not.

There are a number of reasons why you might prefer a mattress cover with a zip. One reason is that once they fitted to the mattress they cannot accidentally come off, they don’t lift at the corners or at the sides and they can’t just pop off. However do bear in mind that although that they are a bit more laborious to fit than a standard type of mattress cover. It’s probably a two person job to fit them, but once they are on they are going nowhere. read more

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Where Can I Buy Red Pillowcases From?

Plain Dye Percale Housewife Pillowcase Red

People are sometimes quite traditional in the colour choice for bedding, but every so often you want something a bit more vibrant, something that makes a statement, something that makes people go wow. Red pillowcases definitely have the wow factor, they are bright and bold and can look very impressive, but they need not be expensive.

We have red pillow cases available in our So Soft No Iron Percale range. These are beautifully made using a 50% cotton/50% polyester soft fabric. They are lovely to the touch and are so easy to care for thanks to the polyester content which means that you just wash them, dry them and pop them back on to your pillows. They are sold as a pair. read more

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10 Top Tips to Stay Cool at Night During a Heatwave

10 top tips to stay cool at night during a heatwave

At the time of writing this we are experiencing a heatwave here in the UK coupled with thunderstorms and occasional heavy rain. This is giving some very hot and humid nights. So how can you stay cool at night and get the best possible sleep?

1. First of all you need to do everything to keep your bedroom as cool as possible. So open your windows to allow heat to escape and to allow fresh air into the room. read more

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How Often Should You Wash a Mattress Protector?

How Often Should You Wash a Mattress Protector?

We are often asked this question, and the very short and simple answer is that you should wash your mattress protector as often as you wash the rest of your bedding, because why wouldn’t you?

The thing is that many people never wash their mattress protector, the leave it sitting there festering, getting its nightly dose of perspiration and everything else that heads a mattress protectors way. They forget that it is part of their bedding and not part of the mattress, or maybe they don’t forget and they just can’t be bothered. read more

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Can You Tumble Dry Mattress Protectors?

Can You Tumble Dry Mattress Protectors

Well the short answer is that some you can and some you can’t. Most mattress protectors suggest on their labels that tumble drying on a low heat setting is permissible but from experience some mattress fare better than others whilst in a tumble dryer and it often just comes down to the quality of the fabric that they are made out of. If it looks like the material is at all fragile and thin then you are better of hanging them out, or up, to dry. Some of the lower priced quilted mattress fall into this category.

But what about waterproof mattress protectors that have a waterproof membrane on the underside? read more