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Bedroom Fashions Guide

1. Just your style 2. Bedding basics 3. The right fit 4. Comfort keys 5. Fabric & style terms

Fabric & style terms

Acrylic Blanket: Known to resist pilling and shedding; great for year 'round use.

Attached Sham Bedspread (or Flip Top Bedspread): A fully quilted bedspread or embellished bedspread designed so the top of the bedspread flips over your pillows creating a look of your pillows in a sham.

Bed-In-A-Bag: Usually includes a comforter, shams, bedskirt, sheet sets; some may also include pillows or a window treatment.

Bedskirt (also bed ruffle, dust ruffle): A fabric designed to coordinate with a comforter or quilt; platform-style rests between the boxed springs and mattress and reaches to the floor on three sides of the bed; wrap-around style stretches to fit around the boxed spring with a ruffled skirt that drops to the floor.

Bedspread: Decorative bed covering that reaches to the floor and has extra fabric to allow for covering pillows at the head of the bed.

Chenille: Plush fabric that's created when cotton or cotton-blend tufts are sewn into a base cloth of muslin sheeting. The more tufts sewn in, the more luxurious and heavyweight the fabric is. The tufts can be sewn to create an all-over pattern, or a pretty floral or paisley design. Chenille is a favorite from generation to generation.

Chenille Bedspread: Throw style bedspread usually made of cotton or of a cotton blend with a velvety surface produced by an extra set of looped filling that is cut and sheared.

Comforter: Bed covering filled with synthetic or down fibers. Drops over the top of the mattress, extending down to the top of boxed springs. Use with shams and a bedruffle.

Comforter Set: Consists of comforter, bedskirt and pillowshams for one price.

Comfortspread: Bedspread that appears to be a comforter and bedruffle all-in-one.

Coverlet: Lightweight bed covering that drapes over the top of the mattress, extending down to meet the top of the boxed springs. Use with a bedruffle.

Duvet Cover: Decorative,removable comforter cover.

Embellished Bedspread: Bedspread that is ¾ quilted with an attached coordinating ruffle.

European Sham (or Euro Sham): A decorative pillow covering which fits a large 26" x 26" pillow. These are often placed behind the standard size pillow shams as a backdrop for all of the other pillows.

Flannel: Soft woven fabric, usually made from cotton, and often brushed for extra softness. Great choice for winter sheets because of their plush warmth.

Fleece Blanket: A soft, bulky, deep-piled knitted or woven fabric of wool or cotton in a plain, twill, pile or knitted weave. Fleece has a deep, soft nap or pile obtained by heavily brushing with a wire brushes, which provides air space for good insulating properties without too much weight.

Jersey Knit: Stretchy, insulating fabric often made from a cotton or cotton blend.

Memory Foam: Dense polyurethane foam that's supportive, yet molds to your body to perfectly for extraordinary comfort. Used for mattresses, mattress toppers and pillows.

Matelasse Bedspreads: Usually heavy fabric woven to give the appearance of hand-stitched quilting.

Mitered Bedspread: A fully quilted bedspread with mitered corners that are specially sewn for a tailored look.

Microfiber: Fabric commonly created from micro-size fibers of polyester; known to be moisture-wicking, insulating, very elastic, and extremely soft (almost silky) to the touch; incredibly durable, as well.

Percale: Closely woven plain-weave fabric used primarily for bedding. Noticeably smoother than other standard bedding fabrics, with no gloss.

Plisse Bedspread: Throw-style bedspread with a puckered effect finish similar to seersucker.

Quilt: A hand-made or printed bed covering which can be either coverlet size or bedspread length; featuring beautiful patchwork squares forming an intricate design.

Quilt-top Bedspread: A bedspread with a quilted top and attached ruffle that drops approximately 20”, reaching to the floor.

Scalloped Bedspread: One-piece bedspread that goes to the floor with scallops on 3 sides.

Shams: Decorative fabric cover for bed pillows.

Thermal Blanket: Loosely woven construction, which allows air to circulate freely, providing less warmth for supreme comfort in warmer weather.

Thread Count: Defined as the number of threads woven together per square inch of fabric. Higher thread counts yield softer, smoother, more luxurious fabrics.

Throw-Style Bedspread: A bedspread that fully reaches the floor, but is "Not" quilted, rounded bottom corners.

Washable Wool: Pure sheep's wool, which is one of nature's original and best insulators, for excellent comfort in the winter months, but with easy machine wash/dry care.

Woven Bedspread: A throw style bedspread with a woven jacquard pattern; finished with fringe on 3 sides or turned back hem.

 

1. Just your style
2. Bedding basics
3. The right fit
4. Comfort keys
5. Fabric & style terms