To create the perfect bed a number of factors must be considered:
A change of bedding is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to improve your night’s sleep. We need to choose a fabric which feels soft against the skin, such as cotton. You may find silk or satin sheets, although soft to the touch and fashionable, too cool, particularly during winter months in the UK.
is of the highest quality, made from fabrics such as 200 thread count cotton sateen, which has a gentle light reflecting sheen.
Harlequin duvet covers
feature designs which are contemporary yet warm, and some are reversible to give you flexibility with changing the look of your bed. The Pod design is retro, featuring a deep purple and zesty lime colouring. Prato, in contrast, boasts a graduating stripe in dusky blue and stone colouring. Both Harlequin duvet covers feature a piped edge in one of the design’s main colours, demonstrating the quality of these designs. They are equally as beautiful, and show the contrast in the variety of Harlequin bedding designs on offer.
The quality fabric in these designs, and Harlequins other bedding, feels fresh, crisp and allows the skin to breathe. Its thread count keeps temperatures at an optimum level, warm yet breathable.
There is more to Harlequin than bedding however. Finish off a room with luxurious silk cushions or a rich velvet throw, designed to match Harlequin’s bed linen ranges.
Pillows and Duvet.
Pillows and duvets can feature natural or synthetic fillings. Synthetic pillows tend to be less luxurious to the touch, but are generally better at being machine washed which helps to remove dust mites and their droppings. This is particularly useful to those with allergies affected by dust mites, although eczema sufferers may find synthetic pillows too hot and uncomfortable.
Natural fillings include feather, wool and silk, and are less likely to withstand washing.They do tend to mould more successfully to the head and neck however, and have a more luxurious feel.
Mattress preference is a personal choice. Unlike bed linen, where everybody looks for quality and design in brands such as Harlequin, mattresses very much depend on the individual.
Open spring mattresses are the most common type of mattress. These tend to be the cheapest, yet least durable form of common mattress.
Pocket spring mattresses are also spring-based, but these are sewn into separate fabric pockets. This is ideal if there is a weight or size variation between the two people sleeping in the bed.
Memory foam is another type of mattress. They work by moulding and re-moulding to the shape of the body, providing support and helping to maintain a good posture. Memory foam mattresses can help those prone to bad backs, and they can also be created from anti-allergy materials.
But whatever mattress, duvet or pillows you choose, don’t forget the importance of choosing quality bedding. An expensive top-of-the-range mattress is a waste of money if your bedding is keeping you awake all night.