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Choosing Bedspreads - Size
Bedspreads are labeled as 'king size', 'double' etc, so make sure that you buy the correct size bedspread for your bed. This is especially important if you want a floor length drop.
Choosing Bedspreads - Fabric
Bedspread cases and fillings come in a wide variety of fabrics, both natural and synthetic. If you have any fabric allergies, make sure that you check the tag to see what the bedspread is made of before buying. Tightly woven bedspread cases are preferable for allergy sufferers, as these help to protect against dust mites.
Common materials for bedspread covers and fillings include:
Cotton - Cotton is a light, all-natural, easy to clean cover choice. Cotton bedspreads come in a range of colors and patterns.
Wool - Some bedspreads have wool fillings; these are heavy and warm, ideal for colder climates.
Polyester - This popular synthetic fabric is commonly used for bedspread fillings. Cotton-polyester blend covers are popular too.
Acrylic - Another popular synthetic, which is very lightweight.
Feathers and down - Some bedspreads are filled with down and feathers from geese and other birds.
Luxury and specialist fabrics - Used for covers, these include taffeta, satin, faux fur, faux suede, silk and velvet. These fabrics can be made from natural or synthetic fibers, and may be plain, patterned or quilted. Some are even embellished with beads, sequins and other decorative touches. They are likely to require dry-cleaning.
Choosing Bedspreads - Style
Your bedspread can match or complement the color of your bedding, walls and other décor. Bedspreads are available in both patterned and plain designs, and you can also get 'themed' designs (such as cartoon characters etc.), which appeal to children. Quilted bedspreads feature patterns stitched intro the fabric; these can be simple or very intricate, and offer a subtle way to have a patterned bedspread even if you prefer a single-color fabric.
Most bedspreads drape freely over the bed, but some are fitted. This type is tailored to fit your bed more precisely, with the bottom corners sewn to give a 'cap' style. This provides a very neat look, and these bedspreads do not fall off easily. 'Waterfall' fitted bedspreads have a 'skirt' that looks more like a traditional draped bedspread.
Choosing Bedspreads - Care
You should check to see if your bedspread can be machine washed, as not all can. Before washing, dampen a small section of the bedspread to ensure it is colorfast. Remember that you may need to use a large commercial machine to handle some bedspreads. If your bedspread needs professional cleaning, consider if the time and expense involved is worth it, especially if you have children or pets.
Choosing Bedspreads - Accessories
Some bedspreads come with matching or complementary accessories, such as pillow shams. These may be included in the purchase or available separately.
You can get some great deals on bedspreads if you shop online.
You can find second hand bedspreads on free ads sites or if you are thinking about buying a new bedspread shopping online is also convenient as you can have it delivered directly to your door.spread Design Ideas