Need new Pillows?

Does She need a new Pillow?

Do you know now to test your pillows to see if you need new ones?

I came across this article and wanted to share it with my readers, I didn’t know this…  enjoy!

Here’s a test:    Place the pillow on the floor and fold it in half.  For a down or feather pillows, squeeze out the air.  When you release it, the pillow should return to normal shape.

For synthetic pillows, place a medium size tennis shoe on the pillow.  The pillow should spill the shoe and return to shape.

Pillow care:     Down and down-and-feather pillow should be dry-cleaned once or twice a year.         Synthetic pillows generally can be machine washed; check the care labels before hand.

If you use pillow protectors, which are available at The Trendy Bed, wash synthetic pillows annually.

Enjoy the comfort of sleeping on a Satin Pillow Case – good for your hair and your skin.  The Trendy Bed has two different types of satin pillow cases for your everyday enjoyment.

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Trendy Bedding and Wash Day!

Here are some things to keep in mind when buying fine bed linen with higher thread count when it comes to wash day.

Do not use harsh detergents, these may hasten the breakdown of your linens. Use a small amount of a gentle liquid detergent to help prevent pilling.  If you have hard water use a little fabric softener when washing your fine bedding and always wash on the ”gentle cycle”.   

Your bedding should be washed at least once a week, and it’s aways best to rotate two or three sets, they will last you for years! 

Do not put your fine Egyptian Cotton Sheets, Satin Pillow Cases or other fine bedding in the dryer on high, or for too long for that matter.  High heat will bake your sheets limiting there wear.  Try to take your sheets out of the dryer as soon as they are dry, you will get less wrinkling that way.   Or for something different, hang them outside to dry.  When I was I kid, I loved the smell of clean sheets on my bed and my Mother dried them during the spring and summer outside on the clothes tree.  (Bring back memories?)

If having fine bed linen is important to you, then these little tips will help you get the most comfort and use out of them and they will last you for years.  (You may decide to change your color scheme before they wear out!)

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Red, White, and Blue and Bunked

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I came across this picture in the Better Homes and Garden web site and I thought it was a great Kids room to share with my readers AND I can see the Cotton Blend Bed Cap Comforters that The Trendy Bed has in 20 different colors being used on a bunk bed like this one. 

The bed caps in the cotton blend can also be ordered in the 2-Tone option giving you one color on one side, turn your comforter down and it’s another color on the reverse side – great option for this Red, White, and Blue Room.

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Your Trendy Fabric choices!

A Little Taste of Luxury

When you need to purchase bedding, you must consider your fabric choices!

This is important because your bed sheets, pillow cases, comforters, and duvet covers all touch your skin.  It’s a good ideal to go for more natural fibers like linen, cotton, or blends of those. You will find that these fabrics wick away moisture, dry quickly, and are absorbent.

Like the Egyptian Bamboo Cotton sheets that The Trendy Bed carries, they are very absorbent and feel really soft too!   Pure cotton fabric feels cooler to the skin which is great for those warm summer nights.

Some people go for the Cotton Polyester Blends for their bed linens, these are more economical and tend to wrinkle less.  These blends are warmer for those who live in cooler climates or have a tendency to get cold at night.   These blends are generally not as comfortable, they have a tendency to hold onto body oils and sometimes odors, and they tend to “pill” over time.   (this means they fuzz up little balls over time)

For the best durability and softness of natural fabrics for bed linens would be pure Egyptian cotton and Pima or Supima.  What makes this cotton better?  It’s the fact that their fibers are longer than regular run of the mill cheaper, shorter fiber lower thread count cotton.    Why is this important?  If the fibers are longer and stronger, ultimately you’ll end up with stronger fabric for your bed sheets, pillow cases, comforters, and duvet covers.

These linens even get softer and more comfortable as you wash them over time.  You will be thrilled at how soft and luxurious 100% Egyptian cotton sheets can feel!!!   Pure 100% Egyptian Cotton Sheets will NOT pile and you will notice almost NO link in the dryer.    Be careful and make absolutely sure you are purchasing 100% Egyptian or Pima, or Supima cotton.   It is very important that if you are spending the money for good quality sheets, you buy them through a reputable source.

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Cathy C

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Our Trendy Bed “Face Lift”!

Satin Bed Skirts

You want to give your bed a little “face lift”, but you don’t want to get carried away financially;  we are ALL watching our pennies these days.

With this face lift you would like to add a little touch of femininity to your room;  some men prefer the Master Bedroom to be a little more on the masculine side.

With adding a Bridal Satin Bed Skirt to your bed, I feel we can have the best of both.  I would also add some Satin Pillow Cases to the bed, it’s great for your skin and your hair.  Bridal Satin bed skirts are made with the same satin they use for bridal gowns, giving it it’s name.

In the picture above, they added the satin bed skirt and it created a nice blend of different fabrics and textures.

At The Trendy Bed we have a great selection of Bridal Satin and Luxurious Satin Bed Skirts and Pillow Cases to assist you in your “face lift”.

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Cathy C

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You CAN get it Your Way!

You want to purchase a Bed-In-A-Bag but, your requirement are different.   How different?    Most Bed In A Bag’s come with a standard bed skirt drop of 14″, you need 18″, or even 21″ drop.

And to complicated is more, you want a different size Comforter than the rest of the bed!  You like that “over sized” look that a larger comforter gives.

At The Trend Bed you can get that  ”custom service”,  you can tell them what your requirements are,  like your bed size, color choices, fabric choices, and even your budget,  and they will try to meet all your requirements.

So, different doesn’t have to be difficult, it just takes finding the right place – Let The Trendy Bed be that right place!

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Cathy C

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Is it Really all about Thread Count?

Bamboo Sheets

Bamboo Sheets

There’s this whole thread count aspect of linens, which just means how many threads run up and down through one square inch of fabric.  Thread counts range from 80 or so, to well over 1000 these days.  One would assume that the higher the count, the better the bed linens.  This is true to a point, but some will say the more thread that you put into that one square inch, the smaller those thread tend to become.

Some bed linen manufacturers split the threads and then weave them in a way that allows them to say the thread count is double.

So, is there a point at which a higher thread count doesn’t guarantee better softness and durability?

Some will say that happens somewhere around 400 thread count – per some of the experts in the Hotel linen industry.

A “general” rule of thumb you may go by when thinking of purchasing your bed linen.

  • 200 to 220  is a respectable thread count,  fine for daily use.
  • 230 to 290 is better
  • 300 to 400 is best

That being said, there are those of us that love their 1200 thread count Egyptian Cotton Bedding!

If you’re looking to freshen up our bedroom with a great new look, you’ll be sure to find everything you need online.  At The Trendy Bed we have 100% Egyptian Cotton Sheet Sets from 300 thread count to 1500 thread count for your shopping convenience, and delivered right to your door in almost less than 1 week.

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