A complete yet concise V&A bedding and general bedding buying guide for all those are not sure as to what and how they have to purchase.
A lot of people who seem to be quite smart and wise, are actually don’t aware of the basics of buying a reliable and the right bedding. This is the reason we have so many bedding guides written and published by experts. You must be wondering what is so special about this particular bedding buying guide and why you have to read this till end.
There are two reasons why you should read this particular bedding buying guide. First, it is a concise yet complete buying guide. You don’t need a couple hours to read this entire guide instead you can easily read it under 10 minutes. Once finished, you will have a basic picture clear in your mind as to what you have to buy and how you have to buy. Second, this buying guide is basically about V&A bedding where we will talk a bit about V&A bedding too.
Let’s begin with a short review of V&A bedding
V&A is one of the leading bedding brands of UK which is famous for its old designs that are adapted from the Victoria and Albert museum. All the bedding designs by V&A are either directly adapted from the museum archives or they are re-designed a bit so as to make them even better. Not to forget that V&A gives royalties to the V&A museum so this brand is a major earning source for the museum.
Bedding Buying Guide
Bedding includes a whole lot of different products including sheets, mattress, duvets, pillows, cushion, blanket, throw and much more. So when we talk about bedding buying guide, it means we have to talk about and discuss about all the items of general bedding set. This is what exactly we will do today.
Experts say that premium quality bed sheets can last as long as 18 years. You don’t have to expect every single bed sheet to be with you for 18 years. The real strength of a bed sheet lies in its fabric. Fabric doesn’t just have to be strong but it has to be soft too. Some of the major fabrics that are used in UK for the production of bed sheets are:
Note, these include fabrics as well as their types.
There are two types of bed sheets; fitted and flat sheet. Normally when you purchase V and A bedding set or a bedding set from any other bedding brand, you get both these sheets. Fitted sheet is the one that is fitted on the mattress while a flat sheet comes into contact with our body and is placed atop of mattress.
When shopping for a bed sheet, you have to look for following factors:
- Size of the bed sheet which has to be exactly the same as the size of your mattress.
Imagine sleeping without a pillow? It feels awful, doesn’t it? This is the reason you mostly get two types of pillowcases with V&A bedding sets. When shopping for a pillow, however, you have to emphasize on the fill of the pillow. Pillow has to be soft. The softer it is, more comfortable it will be. The softness of a pillow depends entirely on its filling material.
Pillows are generally filled with two types of material:
Natural filling materials include down, feather, cotton, wool, silk and other natural materials. On the other hand synthetic filling materials include foam, polyester, memory foam, hollowfibre and many others. Of course natural pillows are expensive as compared to synthetic pillows. But most of the people prefer using synthetic pillows because they are easy to wash and their maintenance is very easy.
No matter what type of pillow you buy, make sure that you get rid of it as soon as it loses its shape. A shapeless pillow is not good for your neck and can result in neck pain, back and shoulder pain so be very careful with pillows.
If you are of the view that duvets are only used in winter, you are wrong because you can use duvets throughout the year. You don’t have to believe me instead visit V&A bedding store and see for yourself. Duvets are available for every season and weather. There is a duvet that’s known as all-season duvet which can be used in all seasons.
Just like pillows, duvets should be purchased on the basis of their filling material. Of course a duvet has to be soft as well as warm (winter duvet). However if you are buying a duvet for summer, it doesn’t has to be warm. Duvets are filled with both natural as well as synthetic materials. Natural fibers include down, feather, silk, cotton, wool and others while synthetic materials include hollowfibre, polyester and others.
Majority of the people like to buy synthetic duvets because these are inexpensive, easy to wash and are hypoallergenic. Most of the experts say that synthetic duvets and pillows are better than natural ones. This is because manufacturing companies have created materials that contain all the benefits and good features of natural materials and have eliminated the drawbacks.
When you purchase V&A bedding set, you don’t get a duvet rather you get a duvet cover. Same is true for pillows where you get pillowcases with the V&A bedding.
Other Bedding Items
The bedding items that we have talked about are the major ones. All the other bedding items are counted as accessories or to be more general aren’t always needed.
Other bedding items include:
When buying bedding from V&A bedding or from any other bedding brand like as Browns of Weston, you just don’t have to look at the fabric and the quality of the fabric instead design also plays a major role. If you are buying bedding from V&A bedding, I am sure you know that you are in safe hands because you don’t have to worry for design and styling.