Bedding tips and care instructions
We like to think we have addressed virtually every
question that one might have relative to bedding. We have
also attempted to make most of these articles more
informative rather than sales oriented.
As you may notice, some of our videos are older and shot
pre 4K monitors. We are in the process of re-shooting
them in higher resolution. However, the information these
articles and videos contain are still relevant.
These articles include frequently asked questions such
How to remove wrinkles from your bedsheets without an
To view our article and video that demonstrates how to
remove wrinkles in bedding without an iron, click
here or read below.
Water is a wrinkle release, which is why there is a
steam setting on irons.
To remove wrinkles from
sheets or duvet covers, all that is needed is a
spray bottle of water and a little bit of tension applied
to the fabric.
A fitted sheet, when placed over the mattress is already
under some degree of tension. Simply spray, spritz, or
mist the fitted sheets with your water bottle.
With a flat sheet, place it on the bed, tuck
the foot. Then grab a corner of the flat sheet at the top
of the bed and gently pull on the fabric until it is a
little taunt. Then mist the sheet with the spray bottle
With the pillowcases, stuff them with your
pillows. Then suspend the pillowcase by the cuff with one
hand and lightly spray both sides. Now hold the
pillowcase at the cuff with both hands, lightly shake the
pillowcase up and down. This will create tension on the
With a duvet cover, go to one corner, grab
the cover at the corner and lightly pull on the fabric to
apply tension to it, then spritz the top side, repeat on
the other three corners.
Following these steps will make your entire
bed look as if it has just been ironed. The best part is
this process should take less than a minute to accomplish
and can be done mid-week when your bed may begin to look
a little frumpy.
How to make a luxurious bed like one you see in a
To view our full article on the different
elements used by hotels to give their beds and rooms a
light cozy and inviting look, read our article/video
Decades ago, the Weston Hotel discovered that
bedding was an important attribute to a guest's
comfort while staying at their property. After all, why
do most people stay in a hotel? To sleep of course.
Hotels also discovered that many enjoy a
simple, uncomplicated bed. So they began creating beds
that were uncluttered and clean looking.
Most hotels that have embraced this concept
dress the bed as follows:
White sheets, some may use bedsheets with a
little decoration such as embroidery on the duvet cover,
flat and solid sheets, pillowcases, and
Hotels also discovered that traditional
bedspreads were heavy and difficult to clean and were not
As a result, they embraced the use of down
comforters, as a down comforter is enjoyable.
What is thread count?
Thread count is a simple measurement. It is
the number of weft threads plus the number of warp
threads found in one square inch of fabric.
To view our detailed article/video on thread
count and additional information on different grades of
cotton used in bed sheets click here or read
our overview below.
Many assume that thread count is an indicator
of quality; it is not. This is why you may find 600
thread count sheets selling for $60 and some selling for
as high as $1,000.
A primary factor that determines the quality
of a sheet is the grade of cotton that is used.
Substandard grades of cotton are inexpensive by
comparison to high-quality grades such as Long-Staple
cotton or Extra-Long-Staple cotton.
Although Egyptian cotton is considered to be
some of the finest cotton grown, there are also poor
grades of Egyptian cotton.
Because a garment or bedsheet is labeled,
Egyptian cotton doesn't mean it is. There is a lot of
deception in the market place, likely 90% of the sheets
and towels sold that are labeled Egyptian cotton are not.
Are flat sheet necessary?
To learn more about the benefits of using a
flat sheet or not using one, view our article on this
topic found here or read below.
One advantage of using one is, a flat sheet
provides an extra layer of protection for your duvet
cover, coverlet, blanket, or other top of the bed items.
Cleaning a flat sheet is far easier than the
Some find that they get tangled up in a flat
sheet and will forgo using one. The downfall of not using
one is you will need to clean your duvet cover or
whatever you have on the top of your bed more frequently.