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What is the best temporary use bedding for when guests are visiting 

When you have guests, such as family and friends, as guests in your home, you want to give them the best possible accommodations so that they will feel at home. These accommodations will obviously include their bedroom arrangements, which start with the...

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What’s the difference between a quilt and a duvet? 

There are many options for bed linens and coverings. Whilst just about any bedding plan will include a bottom sheet and cases for the pillows, it’s up to the individual to decide what other elements will be included. Two common options are duvets and quilts. Here are some facts to know about...

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What's the best way to store my bedding and bed linen when it's not being used 

Many people change out bedding as the seasons change. One question that comes to mind is what should be done to ensure the bedding remains fresh and crisp during those months in storage. Here are some tips that will ensure the bedding and bed linens are...

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What fabric types are best for sensitive skin? 

Finding the best fabric type for bedding depends on more than its colour or price. An important consideration is how your skin reacts to what is put on the bed, such as pillowcases, duvets, pillows and sheets. Allergies that cause rashes or sneezing interfere with quality sleep and...

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What is tog rating? 

The rating to determine the proper weight of the duvet needed for the desired amount of warmth during the seasonal weather is known as the tog rating. It is a means of measuring the insulating value of various materials such as cotton, wool, silk and other fabrics such as...

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What’s the difference between an oxford pillow case and a housewife pillow case? 

Completing a bedding set in terms of comfort, functionality and style pillowcases, also referred to as pillow covers, provide soft comfort against the skin, help protect dirt, dust and stains from entering the pillow's fibres or filling and add an attractive, usually coordinating finish to...

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What's the difference between bed linen and fitted sheets? 

When we use the term bed linen we are generally referring to the sheets used to cover the mattress so that the sleeper is comfortable and the mattress is protected. If blankets or covers are being used a second sheet needs to be used for comfort between the sleeper and the roughness of...

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What branded bedding do you currently stock, and which are the most popular?

Whether you're decorating your own bedroom, creating a fun bedroom for the children or an attractive guest room, you're sure to find something you love. There are famous designer brands suitable for all moods and styles with a plethora of colours for any colour scheme...

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What nursery and childrens bedding is available, and what ages are these appropriate for?

Nobody is left out when it comes to bedding at Terrys. We have something for all ages, so you always know where to shop as your child grows, because we have the décor to let their room grow with them. From their first bed until they leave the house, there's something here for everyone...

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What is thread count and why is it important?

The thread count of a fabric is the number of threads woven together in a square inch. This might seem like just a marketing ploy but it is actually a scientific term and is regulated by strict laws. To obtain a thread count of say 200, there must be 100 lengthwise threads, referred to as...

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What are the benefits of each bedding fabric type?

There are several types of fabric used in bedding like sheets, pillow cases, duvet covers and throws and it can be a little daunting for the buyer to decide what type best suits your personal needs. For instance you would probably not want to put the same sort of sheets on your child’s bed as...

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What style options are available with bedding?

Anyone who has fitted out a bedroom from scratch knows how much choice there is within the heading 'bedding'. It is possible to create almost any look and to accessorise to whatever extent you want, be it cushion heaven or cushion hell. But let’s look at what the term bedding includes before we begin...

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What is the most resilient bedding for dogs and cats that sleep in your bed?

Sleeping with your pets particularly cats and dogs isn’t such an unusual occurrence. But this begs the question: What’s the best bedding when your pets sleep with you on your bed instead of on their...

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How often should I wash my bedding? And are there special cleaning requirements? 

There are different schedules for different types of bedding. The bedding that needs to be washed is the bedding that's closest to your skin, the pillowcases and sheets. You can shower before bedtime and it isn't enough. Body oils, dead skin and sweat collects on...

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How do you sleep? And what bedding best matches your needs 

Getting a good night's sleep is imperative to good health and mental alertness. That's why choosing the right type of bedding can be so important. Every part of the bedding, from the pillows to the sheets, play a role. When you get the combination that's perfect, you'll be sleeping more soundly each and every the night and...

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How often should I replace my bedding? 

Bedding is a very personal thing and what one person might think is heaven to sleep in might be a total nightmare for others. Some people might like the feel of cotton or linen whilst others might like the smooth feel of satin or even silk. Whatever your preference you need to...

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How do I stack pillow and cushions to make my bed look stylish 

Fashion bedding design and the need to make a personal statement are what can make a huge difference in the room décor for most people. There are some who do not care how the colours fit together or when to change the simply horrid curtains and blinds for something...

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How do I choose bedding to compliment my bedroom decor? 

After selecting the colours for the walls and the flooring, there’s the matter of coming up with the right combinations for the bedding. There are several ways to go about the process and ensure that the room has a unified look. Here are some..

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Our complete guide to buying pillows and duvets 

There are two things that we give little thought to purchasing during the spring and summer months and that is duvets and pillows, duvets in particular. After all, we have little need for them. No doubt there are many of us who have trouble sleeping through the hot and humid nights of summer...

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Do certain bedding sizes work better with certain bed sizes?

There are a number of different sizes from which to choose in both bedding and mattresses. Sometimes these sizes vary from country to country and even within certain companies. It's easiest if you know the measurements before you start to shop. Some companies have varying sizes of...

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I have a small bedroom, will particular colours of bedding make the room look bigger? 

The colours you use in a bedroom can make a huge difference in whether it feels airy and open or dark and cloistering. Using cool colours, such as white and pale blue can make any room seem larger. Just as using neutral tones does. In order to make a room seem bigger, you need to first address the colour of the...

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Is anti-allergy bedding available? And how does it prevent my symptoms? 

Dust mites, fleas, and other parasitic insects are just some of the many culprits that cause an allergic reaction at home. Depending on the environment and location, these pests can cause a person to suffer an allergic reaction. If you don’t have pets at home, allergy sufferers will find...

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Am I best going for cheap bedding that I can replace, or bedding that is going to last? 

There are many factors that go into the manufacturing of quality bedding. As a consumer, should you look for the most expensive duvet cover or bedding that is going to last or go for the cheaper option...

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A season tog guide: which tog to use depending on the weather 

The duvet originated in the colder regions of the Scandinavian countries and is filled with eiderdown from birds, feathers or synthetic stuffing. This is why the tog rating matters and with the weather changes happening across the U.K...

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Complete measuring guide: matching size names to exact measurements 

When it comes to buying new bedding most people will just refer to their bed as single, double or king size, but what do these sizes really mean in exact measurements. Well you may be surprised to know that officially there are no exact measurement for any...

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Our children occasionally sleep in our bed, so what bedding is most resilient and easy to clean? 

If your children occasionally sleep in your bed, you will obviously want more appropriate bedding products that will address their unique needs. You want bedding that can withstand the food and drink stains, and the occasional toilet mishap, while also...

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Glossary of duvet and pillow related phrases 

We've cut through the jargon of pillows and duvets so that you'll know exactly what you're buying. Using this glossary you can determine what phrases are relevant to you and then buy a duvet or pillow that matches your requirements...

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