Monday, June 12, 2006

Comforter Interior Decorating Tips

by Dean Cecere

Comforters are a great way to turn your bed into a more luxurious and comfortable place to sleep. A comforter is basically a luxurious thick, fluffy blanket that people put on their bed to achieve a much higher level of comfort and warmth. They are not exactly like a duvet, as comforters usually have a colour besides white, and quite often have a pattern or print to enhance the appearance of your bed. You can choose from hundreds of styles to find one that will fit the decor of your bedroom. Comforters can also be white like a duvet, and a comforter cover can be added to protect and enhance the appearance of it.

Comforters are usually made of either silk, satin, wool, goose down and a down-like synthetics for those who suffer from allergies, but still want the coziness comforters provide. Comforters are available in different sizes such as twin, double, queen and king comforters. Generally, the larger the size, the more expensive they are, due to the amount of material it is stuffed with. However, the quantity of fill is not the only factor affecting the price. The stitching and thread count, as well as the quality of the fill is also important. Most people prefer a down filled comforter, which you have a variety of down types to choose from including white goose down, Siberian goose down and Hungarian goose down. To determine the quality of comforters, you want to find out the fill power or fill weight, which basically is the number of ounces of fill in the comforter. This number will vary depending on the size of the comforter.

Comforters have a very wide price range, as there are very different qualities to choose from. For some, it might be preferable to have a comforter that is easily reversible, and machine washable. Convenience and durability are always a factor when making a purchase. Another important factor that you will appreciate over time with comforters is their ability to remain fluffy time and time again. The stitching will prevent all of the filler from clumping together causing unevenness. Comforters are a great solution for people who want to create a warm atmosphere in the bed room. There is a downside to comforters as well, especially if you invest in a quality comforter, and the disadvantage there is that you will never want to leave your bed.

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Discover Down Comforters

by Dean Cecere

Let's begin by saying that down comforters are the role model for all other types of comforters in the world of bedding cushiness. You can spend all day sorting out all of the different genres of comforters, but if you want the optimal level of snugness, warmth, comfort and cosiness, the kind of feeling you get when you just want to stay in bed all day, you'll want to borrow your way under one of your down comforters. If you're fortunate enough to not be allergic to fowl feathers such as goose or duck feathers, and you're in the market for a comforter, down comforters are the cream of the crop.

There are various species of down comforters that you can separate into different categories. Some will surpass others in quality, durability, price and a variety of other characteristics. Generally speaking, the biggest tip we can offer is that if you plan on choosing a comforter, and want to be satisfied with your purchase for a lengthy duration, get your hands on the cheapest comforter cover you can get, and the utmost premier fill you can shell out for. The superiority of down comforters is distinguished by what's inside. That doesn't mean to take out a loan to buy a comforter, but you don't really want to buy the cheapest comforter you can get your hands on. Down comforters offer softness, warmth and amazing contentment that you will appreciate.

As stated above, you can categorize down comforters into different types. There are goose down comforters, Siberian down comforters, Eiderdown comforters and Hungarian down comforters. Although they all offer quality comfort, some will surpass the others a great deal. They can also become quite costly, and the merit goes to the amount of labour needed to manufacture them. Eiderdown for example, is the most luxurious down, the cats' meow of down. The feathers that are used to fill Eiderdown comforters have actually been plucked from the mothers' breast by the mother herself, and used to keep her eggs warm. The feathers are left in the nest until it has been abandoned.

As you surely realise, this can be a very long and tedious process. These down comforters easily can leave a thousand dollar dent in your cash pile. This was just an example of how costly and why some may seem unreasonably priced for something you lay on your bed. White Goose down comforters are much more likely to balance comfort and price to suit most peoples' budgets. There's so many to choose from, definately one that will be ideal for you.

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Selecting A Down Comforter For Your Bedroom

by JM Anderson

It's soft, fluffy and terrific to cuddle with. No, it's not a cat. A down comforter breathes better than synthetic comforters and is much more efficient when it comes to keeping you comfortable at night. This puffy cloud of insulation is designed specifically to fit beds of all sizes, just as any other comforter is designed to do. They are manufactured in twin, queen, full size and king sizes. A down comforter is made to keep your body warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Because it breathes easier than other comforters, a down comforter allows the release of moisture rather than having it trapped inside the material.

In addition to being luxurious, a down comforter is ideal for anyone who suffers from allergies. It is important to remember, however, that consideration must be given to a product's feather content, cleanliness and fill power. Because the down is typically cleaned, processed and inspected prior to being placed in the comforter, users do not often notice any increase in allergies. This is especially true if they purchase a down comforter that is designed to be hypo-allergenic.

When it comes to cleaning , a down comforter can be washed using mild soap and warm water. Dry cleaning may leave the down as being brittle and/or dry or may cause cleaning residue to become trapped inside the material. Special down soaps are designed for cleaning a down comforter. Some down comforter manufacturers, on the other hand, recommend machine washing or dry cleaning. The best way to determine the recommended care is to simply read the instructions on the tag found on your down comforter.

In between cleanings, you can preserve the look and longevity of your down comforter with the use of a duvet cover. Basically a large pillow case for your comforter, this product will keep it crisp in color and will protect it from stains and airborne allergens.

If you are shopping for a quality down comforter, you can expect to pay a minimum of $100.00 and the price may be even higher depending on the size, fill, thread count and overall quality. A down comforter can be found at any department or retail store in the bedding section. In addition, most online stores specializing in quality bedding offer a line of down comforter products.

The information in this article is to be used for informational purposes only. It should not be used in place of, or in conjunction with, professional medical advice. Before using a down comforter, individuals with mild to severe allergies should consult their physician to ensure the use of this product will not worsen their condition.

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