Bedspreads. Types and materials.

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A bedspread is supposed to have primarily a protective function, but also a decorative one. So it is worth to think carefully while shopping, how to choose the perfect, that is nice and functional blanket


General information

When choosing the first bedspread for our bed, it is worth taking into account several factors. First of all, however, it is necessary to realize at the beginning why actually we need a bedspread. The answer is quite simple. It protects the bed and prevents it from getting damaged. A good bedspread usually requires a lot of energy and a lot of space. Interestingly, a good bedspread usually requires quite a bit of care, but looks phenomenal and can be considered by many as a purely decorative element of the space

What is worth considering when buying one?

1. Material

One of the most important things we should consider when choosing a bedspread is the material of the bedspread. Unfortunately, the material offered by manufacturers often leaves much to be desired – it quickly deteriorates during use or washing. The material used to make the perfect bedspread should be extremely durable. There are quilted bedspreads with a relatively thick fabric filled with non-woven material inside, or bedspreads made of a single material

Many stores offer more or less patterned bedspreads. Their colors will also meet the expectations of any consumer. When making a purchase, it is worth to take a closer look at the material the product is made of. Do not be afraid to read labels – the future of the product is written on them, that is, whether it will serve us for years or not. Everything depends on whether the material is durable and body-friendly cotton or synthetic satin. Both satin and cotton have their advantages and disadvantages. A definite advantage of satin is that, as an artificial material, it will not permanently absorb stains, so we can certainly remove them easily – unlike stains on cotton. However, artificial materials are unfriendly to our skin and body. They are also often slippery, so unfortunately they pull off the bed even just sitting down. The unquestionable advantage of cotton is its naturalness. Pleads made of this material will be very airy and pleasant for the skin – they will ensure that it can breathe. Unfortunately, cotton requires very frequent ironing, and although it can successfully serve as a blanket, the vision of its constant creasing may effectively discourage the purchase

2. Size

The size of the blanket should be adjusted to the bed or simply to the specific area you want to cover. It is advisable to take accurate measurements before going shopping. A blanket that is too big will not look attractive at all, just like a blanket that is too small. The size of the blanket should almost perfectly match the size of the space it is to occupy

3. Market prices of blankets

The prices of blankets depend largely on their size and the material they are made of. The latter is definitely evident when you want to make a purchase of a blanket made of cotton or other natural material. These types of bedspreads are much more expensive than those made from synthetic materials. It is worth keeping this in mind when choosing the material of our blanket.

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