A NEW Look at The Trendy Bed!

The Trendy Bed Get’s a face lift…

 

 

 

The Trendy Bed was started in August, 2008 all because I couldn’t find a BLACK bed skirt for my son’s bed and in these three years it has grown from just bed skirts to a full on-line bedding store.   Never to forgot my original idea you can still get bed skirts in over 20 some colors, fabric choices, custom drop lengths, styles, and designs but now with matching comforters, quilts, duvet covers, and shams for a complete Trendy Bed look.

The Trendy Bed has been with Mayfield Manufacturing from the beginning bringing us our custom sizes, 2-Tone comforters, and matching window treatment.

Also new at The Trendy Bed is some new bedding styles from Royal Plaza Textiles, Royal Plaza Textiles brings us our great Egyptian Cotton bedding along with beautiful Duvet Cover Sets and this fall some beautiful Comforter sets in the new Fall colors.

With the Winter months soon approaching it’s time to get those heavy Down Comforters out.   The Trendy Bed has a great selection of Down and Alternative Down comforters and pillows in Light, Medium, and Heavy weight from Royal Plaza and Downright.

At The Trendy Bed we strive to give our customers a complete shopping experience bringing you new products from some old traditions taught to them by their parents in the skill of weaving America’s favorite terry / candlewick and matelasse bedspreads from Maine Heritage Weavers.

Our newest addition to The Trendy Bed is our partnership with Taylor Linens here in Southern California.   We feel we have found a quality of bedding that will last for years, if not generations with their beautiful Quilts,  Duvet Covers, Shams, Sheets, and Bed Skirts.

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Hope you enjoy the new look of The Trendy Bed along with our new products,  keep coming back as I am always working to bring you new products and new ideas.

Sincerely,

Cathy Campbell

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The Facts on Cotton Bedding…

Is it really all about Thread Count?

THREAD COUNT: Simply put, this is the number of threads per square inch. both vertical and horizontal, in a one-inch square of fabric. Hold the sheet up to the light, if you can see through the fabric and make out the actual weave, you’ve got a low thread count on your hands. The higher the thread count (or tc), the softer and more lustrous the fabric, and the more durable and less prone to shrinkage.

"Laura" Linens by Taylor Linens

Taylor Linens now @ The Trendy Bed

PERCALE: A smooth, flat, closely woven and combed fabric that comes in 100% cotton or 50/50 cotton/poly blends.  Finer than muslin, expect TC’s here to range from 180-250.

Raspberry Minotte Set by Taylor Linens @ The Trendy Bed.com

PIMA or SUPIMA: A high quality cotton whose long fiber staple is somewhat similar to that of Egyptian cotton. The differences are geographical only. Pima is grown in the southwestern part of the U.S. and Egyptian is grown along the Nile River. Supima is made from extra-long staple Pima. The soft hand feel of Pima and Supima make them very desirable in bedding. Expect to find TC’s here from 200-300.

Crisp White Cotton Sheets @ The Trendy Bed.com

EGYPTIAN COTTON:  This is the cotton queen of the Nile.  Grown alongside the river, this quintessential cotton owes its superior durability, luster, and silky hand feel to its extra long fiber staple. TC counts range from 200-1000.

Egyptian Cotton at it's Best!

SATEEN: a weave construction that has more yarn surface on the face of the cloth than other basic weaves giving a softer hand and more lustrous look.

I hope we all got a little more information on The Facts of Cotton and thread count.

Come visit us at The Trendy Bed and remember to make your home:

 Cathy C

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The Trendy Bed – Making the Bed!

Sheets Attached or Fitted?

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I’m all about getting a good nights sleep these days… and my husband is a very restless sleeper. I’m one of those people that you put to bed, come back in the morning and “most of the time” it will look like I didn’t even move!   Now, I know I do… but I like sheets that don’t stick to me and sleep wear (PJ’s) that are not binding.

Where am I going with this?

All most EVERY morning I have to make the bed, and I mean “make the bed” on my husbands side due to his restless sleep habits.   I’m sure one day we’ll have separate bed’s, but I’m not there yet!   OK, you are allowed to have a good laugh,   I never thought I would EVER say that…

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The other day while making the bed,  I was wondering  if they actually make  “Fitted”  top sheets?   I never really thought of it, but like most things that are invented,  it’s usually out of necessity.  So I started talking to my suppliers and Oh My Gosh!  They do.   They even make “attached” sheets for conventional mattresses!!   I knew they made attached sheets for water beds, but I learned something new that day.

Then I asked my readers on facebook,  “If they made  “Fitted Top Sheets”  would it be something you would purchase,  AND should I add them to The Trendy Bed?”     And the response was 100% YES!       And yes, they are already on The Trendy Bed for your shopping convenience, click here.

So, needless to say I have two sets of  fitted Top Sheets coming my way,  AND I have added them as an option on our new 300 thread count “Beyond Bliss”  combed cotton sheet sets.    I have also included the option to have them attached at the bottom for those that like that idea.

The attached sheets would be very close to the Inseparable Sheets that we already carry, but those are also attached along one side for bunk beds, or a bed that are up against a wall for easy comfort and making of the bed.

Inseparable Sheets

Inseparable Sheets

I personally am looking forward to the fitted top sheets as I do like to split my sheet sets  for a totally different look to my bed.   I’ll use a gold top sheet and a burgundy fitted sheet because those are the two colors of my 2-Tone Cotton Comforter.     I’m looking forward to a good nights sleep with our new “Beyond Bliss”  sheet set, and waking up in the morning and having my sheets still on the bed.    I’ll keep everyone posted as to how they work.

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I hope you all enjoyed the little “humor” in this blog today.

Have a GREAT day, and a day with out humor is a day with out sun shine!

Cathy C

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Designer Bedding – Bed In A Bag

New Designer Bed In A Bag’s @ The Trendy Bed

Julian Bed In A Bag

Julian Bed In A Bag

This week has been the week for New Designer Style Bed In A Bag’s at The Trendy Bed.   I have done a lot of blogs on the benefits of purchasing a Bed In A Bag,  they are an economic investment,  every thing matches, and usually a designer has put them together, so we all know they look good.    Our Julian Bed In A Bag set is a 8 piece set with Comforter, 14″ Drop tailored bed skirt with kick pleats,  comes with 2 matching standard size pillow shams,  2 matching Euro pillow shams,  1 breakfast pillow, 1 decorative 18 x 18 firm filled cushion.

Beautiful Quilt Bed In A Bag

Beautiful Quilt Bed In A Bag

At this point it’s just finding the one with your right colors, and the one that says “That’s It”….    The new Chocolate Quilted Set is a 9 piece set  with beautiful diamond pattern Quilt that is Brown on one side and Gold on the reverse giving you dual options in this Bed In A Bag.   Also comes with matching box pleated 14″ drop bed skirt, 2 standard shams, 2 matching Euro pillow shams, 1 breakfast pillow, 1 decorative 18 x 18 firm filled cushion and 1 beautiful matching throw measuring 50 x 60″.

Dual Colverdale Option 1

Dual Cloverdale Option 1

Dual Cloverdale Option 2

Dual Cloverdale Option 2

I am finding this years new Bed In A Bag’s are giving us options.  Like the new Cloverdale, 100% Egyptian Cotton 400 thread count bedding.  This is a 12 piece set that the Duvet Cover and all shams are made with dual prints.    If you enjoy the colors of deep wine and white, this could be the one for you.  These designs are brand new and will become available on May 15th for shipping.

Lilian Bed In A Bag Option One

Lilian Bed In A Bag Option 1

Lilian 2 BIB

Lilian Bed In A Bag Option 2

The Lilian Bed In A Bag is also a Dual Option Designer Set, 12 piece, 100% Egyptian Cotton and this is a beautiful flowery / contemporary design mixing the flowers on Navy Blue background along with matching color strips for a very “Trendy” look.     These 12 piece sets also come with a White Down Alternative comforter for your Duvet cover.

Hamption Bed In A Bag Option 1

Hampton Bed In A Bag Option 1

Hampton Bed In A Bag Option 2

Hampton Bed In A Bag Option 2

I was really taken by this new “Hampton” Bed in A Bag -  Paisley designs are coming back in style with a vengeance and this 12 piece Bed In A Bag gives you a bright beautiful Paisley design along with a softer design.    Flip it over to match your mood,  bedding with an attitude!      Trendy at it’s BEST!

Tabley Bed In A Bag by Regency

Tabley Bed In A Bag by Regency

This “Tabley”  Bed In A Bag set is from our new Regency Collection at The Trendy Bed.  I saw this and it brought me back to when I was 16 years old, wishing  I had a bed like this.   I loved the design of the comforter and the striped 14″ Drop bed ruffle and the poke-a-doted  complete sheet set,  what teenager wouldn’t like this?    Dorm room?   This just says “FUN” to me.

I hope you enjoyed taking a look at our new Designer  Bed In A Bag’s from The Trendy Bed this morning.    All of these great designs can be found in our “Designer Style”,  Bed In A Bag section.

Make your HOME………

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How to Dress A Trendy Bed…

Beautiful Bed in Gold

Have you ever walked by a Linen Department and seen a bed in the middle of the department that was so magnificent in grandeur that it made you think,   how can I create this look in my home?   To be honest with you, it’s very easy!     It’s called “Dressing the Bed”,  just like you dress your self in the morning, you dress your bed.    When it’s cold out side you put on layers of clothing,  a bed requires layering, and the more layering, usually the more beautiful a bed becomes.

Romantic Bedroom

Designer looking bed

Looking at this photo;    Let’s start with the sheeting which includes the FLAT sheet (A), the  FITTED sheet (B), and the pillow cases (C).    Most  likely all of these pieces will match and are considered a Sheet Set. Sheets can be very basic from 300 thread count cotton, to 1500 thread count Egyptian Cotton,  or Satin Sheets – this is what you will be sleeping in between,   I say  make them comfortable and a dream to sleep against!     This is one area that I don’t mind spending a little more for higher thread count sheets, we all deserve a little luxury in our life!    Note:  your sheets “should” enhance the top of the bed components, such as the duvet cover, shams and coverlet.

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Our next layer is a Coverlet, or matelasse. (D)  Coverlets are available in a variety of fabrics, weights, colors, and styles.  Selecting the “right” one is a matter of personal preference.    Coverlets are a great way to add depth to the bedding ensemble and some coverlets come in set’s with matching shams.  At The Trendy Bed we have a great selection of Egyptian Cotton Quilted Coverlets in seven different colors with matching shams.   Note:  If using a patterned Duvet Cover and Shams, a coordinating solid color Coverlet is the perfect way to break up a bold and busy pattern.

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The Duvet Cover (E) and Shams are now added to the bed, some people like a Comforter instead of Duvet Cover, this is personal choice.   Your Duvet Cover and Shams  (or Comforter) is the inspiration for the entire look.   Most likely these 2 pieces are of the same pattern and tie together the entire ensemble.   While placing the duvet cover at the foot of the bed with a lofty Goose Down Comforter inside evokes the feeling of relaxation, comfort, and elegance.   Placing the Shams at the head of the bed are what adds the height to the bed.

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Shams come in different sizes, with the European Sham (F) being a large square pillow placed against the headboards to the boudoir sham (G), which are smaller travel size pillows that add the “decorative” touch, along with dimension and character to the bed.  The more pillows used on a bed, the more elegant and luxurious of a feel it creates.

We are talking about the bed skirt next, but I must say… This goes on your bed FIRST between your box spring and mattress.   Some bed frames today are very decorative and do not require bed skirts, (H)  but I believe if your bed is a work of art, then the Bed Skirt is it’s pedestal upon which it sits.    Bed Skirts or Dust Ruffles come in many styles today;  Ruffled, Box Pleated or tailored are the most common.   Your bed skirt can match either the sheeting or the duvet cover and shams and create a very “finished” look to any bed.

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To give your bed a creative and daring look, and making it your own is where you can throw on a couple of beaded or embroidered decorative pillows (I).  Like getting dressed in the morning and putting on a bracelet, necklace and earrings,  this is where you accessorize the look.

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I hope you enjoyed “Dressing” the bed with me, now go and have fun and turn your Home into The Trendy Home you’ve always dreamed about!

Cathy C,  The Trendy Bed...

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Beverly Hills Polo Club Bedding comes to The Trendy Bed

Beverly Hills Polo Club Thoroughbred Bedding

Beverly Hills Polo Club Thoroughbred Bed In A Bag

At The Trendy Bed we are so excited to be able to bring to you our new “Beverly Hills Polo Club” designer bedding.

Beverly Hills Polo Club Thoroughbread Window Treatment

Beverly Hills Polo Club Thoroughbred Window Treatment

Nautically inspired broad horizontal stripes define this all cotton stylish Bed In A Bag in these beautiful vivid colors.

Beverly Hills Polo Club Harbor Bedding

Beverly Hills Polo Club Harbor Bed In A Bag

The Thoroughbred and  Harbor are both dramatic and sporty, and these two great designer styles also have matching tab style drapery available to assist you in creating that “Trendy Bed” look.

Beverly Hills Polo Club Harbor Window Treatment

Beverly Hills Polo Club Harbor Window Treatment

The Thoroughbred and Harbor Bed In A Bag set comes complete with Comforter, Box Pleat Bed Skirt,  Standard Size Shams,  Euro Size Shams,  18″ Color-Blocked Square Toss Pillow, and   13″ x 18″ Breakfast Pillow.

Beverly Hills Polo Club Blue Comforter Set

Beverly Hills Polo Club Blue Bed In A Bag

If stripes are not your decorating choice,  The  Beverly Hills Polo Club Bedding also comes in these 4 great, colorful Comforter Sets.   Each set comes with Comforter, Shams, and matching tailored style Bed Skirt for a very nice clean look.    This is the Indigo / French Blue design.

Beverly Hills Polo Club Grass Green Comforter Set

Beverly Hills Polo Club Grass Green Bed In A Bag

Casual and sporty, these reversible comforter sets are tailored in brushed polyester for a cozy and comfortable feeling.  Contrasting stitch color, accent border and solid reverse adds a pop of fashion to this apparel driven design.    This is the Grass Green / Magenta design.

Beverly Hills Polo Club Brick Red Bed In A Bag

Beverly Hills Polo Club Brick Red Bed In A Bag

This is the Brick Red / Chocolate design.  All sets are machine washable for easy care.

Beverly Hills Polo Club Turquoise Bed In A Bag

Beverly Hills Polo Club Turquoise Bed In A Bag

This is their Turquoise / Papaya design.

The Beverly Hills Polo Club Bedding would add a touch of color and comfort to any room along with that classic designer appeal.

At The Trendy Bed we try to bring you great designs, and styles for every taste.    I sincerely hope you enjoyed taking the first look at our new Beverly Hills Polo Club Bedding and please visit The Trendy Bed,  the one place for all your Trendy Bedding.

Thank you for visiting The Trendy Home,  make your home The Trendy Home you’ve always dreamed of…

Cathy Campbell

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Coverlets, Bed Skirts, and Shams Oh My!

Blue Coverlet and Shams, White Bed Skirt

Blue Coverlet and Shams, White Bed Skirt

Your Mother-In-Law is coming to visit and you want something light, crisp, feminine and a touch of Vintage.   This look has it all,  the blue coverlet and matching pillow shams along with white crisp bedding, and the bed skirt to dress it all up.  This is a room any Mother or Mother-In-Law would feel very blessed to have a Daughter or Daughter-In-Law that showed her comfort was considered.      Painting the walls a neutral color allowed the bedding and accents stand out and say “Look At Me”.

Romantic cottage Style bedroom

Romantic cottage Style bedroom

Romance is in the air, the floral prints are a staple in this cottage style room.  Adding a touch of vintage, the antique poster bed with the white coverlet and matching shams.  Pulling out the rose color in the floral print and adding rose colored sheets and matching bed skirt to create this beautiful, romantic look.

Painting the walls a light mint green, and the ceiling white is just the finishing touch this country cottage look needed.

Coverlets for Spring

Coverlets for Spring

Another beautiful vintage style being created with the use of a coverlet,  sham,  and a bed skirt.    Don’t get me wrong, coverlets are not just for the vintage, country cottage look, but today I wanted to show you some beautiful cottage style looks that you too can create at home.

Going to a swap meet,  flea market, yard sale to find an antique bed,  old maidens desk, are all beautiful accents to add to any room.   Adding the woven basket at the end of the bed adds storage and texture to this room.

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Americana Coverlet and Shams

Add this beautiful coverlet,  shams, and  bed skirt to create a  Elegant Country Cottage look, this style goes back to the Civil War days.  At The Trendy Bed we have a full line of Americana look  Coverlets, Shams, and bedspreads.

You can transform any bedroom from drab to fabulous by adding a coverlet, bed skirt, and shams all in one day!

Visit The Trendy Bed, the one place for all your Trendy Bedding.

Cathy Campbell

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Beautiful Trendy Bedspreads

Queen Elizabeth Bedspread

Queen Elizabeth Bedspread

Beautiful Trendy Bedspreads now at The Trendy Bed.     I have been looking for Beautiful,  Elegant, Trendy, and Americana bedspreads for some time and I am so happy to say, “There Here”..

What is a Bedspread really?

Bedspreads are a timeless and simple classic covering for your top of the bed.  Bedspreads usually cover the entire bed by hanging all the way to the floor and fold over your pillows.

Standard size beds have a drop of 21″, if you do have a higher bed you may want to purchase a bed skirt to give you that desired finished look, and that Trendy Bed look that we all love.

Shams are occasionally used to complement a bedspread.

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Martha's Choice Coverlet

What is a Coverlet?

Coverlets are lightweight, like a quilt.  They tend to be used in warmer areas of the country and during the Summer season, instead of a comforter or bedspread.

Coverlets cover the top of the bed only, similar to a comforter.  Coverlets do not cover the bed pillows or hang to the floor like a bedspread, they are most often used with Shams and a Bed Skirt.   You will find that coverlets are often sold as an exact match in design to a bedspread.

They are lightweight, great for summer use or just for snuggling on your favorite sofa.

Martha’s Choice design also comes in a Bedspread,   this style is called Martha’s choice because George Washington purchased this style for his bride, Martha Dandridge.

Kingston Chenille Bedspread

Kingston Chenille Bedspread

Beautiful piece of Americana;   will go with Traditional, Colonial, and Heritage decor.  I’m originally from York, Pennsylvania, as a little girl I remember my Grandparents had a beautiful  bedspread just like this, that was the beginning of my love for these woven bedspreads.

Cape Cod Design

Cape Cod Design

What a beautiful bedspread for a home at the beach,  East Coast, or West Coast this will add elegance to any home.  Just enough weight for those cool summer nights at the beach.

Thank you, and visit The Trendy Bed, the one place for ALL your Trendy “Bedspread”  Bedding.

Cathy

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The Trendy Bed offers Free Shipping

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Good Morning,

As of February 1st  The Trendy Bed will be Free Shipping within the Continent of The United States.

In making it easier for the customer to shop, no hidden fees,  no drop ship fees, and no shipping fees.  (Within the Continental USA, UPS Ground only.)

California residents will still have the State Sales Tax (I can’t take that away!)

I have another surprise for you… we have a new product…. and it’s not a SOLID color.   The Trendy Bed has added a printed product,   and here it is….

Taupe and Black

You are invited to experience the comfort, luxury, and softness of our new Luxurious Bloomingdale Bedding.  Silky soft made from 100% Egyptian Cotton, quality linens like this one are available only at selected Five Star Hotels.    The beauty of this 9 piece Bed In A Bag  is that you get one set with two looks.   The back colors of the duvet cover and shams are the opposite print of the front… so by turning the duvet cover and shams over, you will get a new look in 10 seconds.

This 9 piece ensemble includes:  Duvet Cover, Pillow Shams, Euro Shams, Fitted Sheet, Pillow Cases, and a Down Alternative comforter.  The Bloomingdale Bedding comes in five different 2-tone color combinations:  Taupe & Black,  Navy & White,  White & Black,  Chocolate & Blue, and Blush & Chocolate.

I have done other articles on the benefits of these ensembles, check out Trendy Bed In A Bag  as to why these are cost effective and trendy!

Visit The Trendy Bed to take advantage of our new “Free Shipping,  and it’s the one place for all your Trendy Bedding!

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