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The Beginner’s Guide to Daybed Bedding

Have you ever heard of a sham? How about a duvet? If you just bought your first home and are now thinking about decorating your living room or bedroom, you’ve most likely come across several new bedding terms and wondered what they meant. Here is a simple guide to those words you’ll see a lot as you plan and work towards making your home “yours”.

Daybed – This is a combination of a sofa, lounge chair and bed. The daybed is used as a sofa or lounge chair during the day and a bed at night. For some people, the daybed is also where they take a nap during the day. It is typically the same size as a twin bed.

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Daybed Bedding Ensemble – A daybed bedding ensemble is what you use to cover the bed. It usually includes a cotton comforter set, accent pillows and fitted or flat sheets. The kind of daybed bedding that you choose to get will depend on your budget, the location of the daybed and of course your personal preferences.

Sham – A sham is a decorative pillow that opens in the middle instead of the end like regular pillow cases. It normally has frills or ruffles all around the edges and is normally placed in front of the regular pillows when making up the daybed to give a nice finishing touch.

Duvet – In some countries a duvet is also called a comforter. However, the true duvet is actually two sheets with down feathers or fabric placed between them before being sewn together, generally in a square pocket construction to keep the filling well distributed. The duvet is often placed directly on the bed with a cover while the comforter is usually placed on top of the sheets or blankets.

Decorating your home can be a lot of fun and understanding some of the terms used in daybed bedding will help you avoid problems later on.

Types of Daybed Bedding

With so many different kinds of beds with new frame designs as well as multifunctional furniture taking on new forms, bedding types have also increased to accommodate that. For a furniture that can double as both a couch and bed, a daybed is perfect with back frame for seating but can also transform into a bed thanks to the larger width of seat cushion/mattress. If space is at a premium in your home, getting a daybed along with attractive daybed bedding will help save space without sacrificing aesthetics. When purchasing daybed bedding you need to consider the size of the mattress for the best fit. Here are some of the styles out there.

Daybed bedding ensembles usually contain some combination of covers, sheets, pillows, and skirt ruffles. They can come in all sorts of colors, patterns, and sizes, ranging from twin up to king. For optimal comfort, you can choose higher thread counts and make your sheets more luxurious. Standard quality is typically at 200 to 300 counts. Other accessories such as bed skirt, comforter, throw pillows, pillow shams may also be included as part of the set.

Have kids using the daybed? Then consider getting a kids daybed bedding that features fun bright colors. Some of the theme available include animal prints such as jaguar print style and whimsical ones like race car or sailboat. Try using matching color on pillows and other items of the daybed bedding set to create a uniform theme.

For trundle daybed, another bedding is needed because of the mattress in the bottom drawer. Also prepare extra sheet, blanket or comforter when you need to sleep at night. Regardless the types of daybed bedding sets you choose, there are many themes available like floral and stripe patterns. You can also find simple tie dye designs such as ones offered by Caribbean Coolers and they fit in nicely with every room decor.