Looking for high-quality bedding that won't break the bank.
October 13, 2011 2:36 PM Subscribe
Looking for high-quality bedding that won't break the bank. We've got a new king-sized bed and need to trick it out, but I'm feeling overwhelmed with brand choices.
posted by Specklet to home & garden (17 answers total) 30 users marked this as a favorite
We need a down comforter, a duvet cover, sheets, and a wool blanket. I'm willing to spend extra for durability and comfort, but can't afford luxury items.
Down comforter: what's a reasonable amount for me to expect to spend? Are Hungarian Goose down feathers really the way to go? I had a down comforter where, after a year, all the feathers ended up in the corners. Will a box stitch (baffle stitch?) truly solve that problem? Any brands you recommend?
Duvet cover: I like a high thread count, but not anything satiny. Simple designs, leaning towards more traditional than modern. Not too feminine. Mostly white with splashes of color sounds good. Must be washable.
Sheets: we've got some L.L.Bean flannel sheets that we lurrrrve, and a set of okay cotton sheets that are good for warmer weather. Any recommendations for brands of cotton sheets, so we can get an extra set?
Wool blanket: Waffled/honeycombed? Suck it up and buy a Pendleton blanket that will last for years? What's not too scratchy and not too lightweight?
- synthetic fabrics
- loud or rustle-y
- shedding feathers
- scratchy wool
Bonus question: should we spring for down pillows? Yeah? Why? What brand?
Thanks for any and all input!