How To Make A Cozy, Comfy Bed.

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Clean Cozy Comfy Beds

My grandma, mom, daughter, and aunt have always had the nicest cozy, comfy beds when we've stayed at their homes. My beds are this way too.

If I'm having a guest, I try to make my guest beds as comfy, cozy and pretty as I can. I always make sure they are clean and fresh. I hang the sheets outside if I get the chance and it's not winter.

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First of all clean is the most important thing. First wash your bedding. I use Tide because my family has always used it, but use whatever you have. All clothes soaps smell good now, no fabric softener. I think fabric softener leaves a feeling on sheets and covers up the crispness. Dry in the dryer, but if you have a clothes line it's better to hang outside. Your sheets will have a fresh crisp smell to them. There is nothing like the lovely smell of sheets hung on the line.

I iron my pillowcases not the sheets, but the pillowcases for a crispy feel.

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What kind of Sheets

Any kind of sheet will do as long as they don’t have any peeling on them. I hate sheets that feel like sand in the bed, drives me crazy. Pure cotton always feels the best. Sheets with higher thread count are also the great, 800 count sheets feel so good and they seem to be warmer than other sheets. They just have the comfy, cozy feel. They usually run about $100.00 for queen size set, if you use your coupons and all discounts you might get them much cheaper. Another comfy bedding is linen sheets. They are harder to come by and they are very pricey $145.00 per sheet. You can get them in a place like Garnet Hill, Overstock or Williams-Sonoma. You may be able to find them in vintage shops. Remember even a low count sheet can be soft and comfortable. High count sheets sometimes have a silicone softeners on them when you feel them in the package but once washed won't feel as soft.

Hint 1:

No iron or permanent bed linens should always be washed before putting on the bed. They are often treated with formaldehyde. Many people have problems with this and get fatigue, headaches, running nose, and watery eyes.

Hint 2:

You might want to get sheet grippers for your bed. They will keep your fitted sheet down. I bought mine at Bed and Bath.

Hint 3:

Measure your box springs before buying fitted sheets. Every box spring has different depths. Fitted sheet pockets are from 10 inches to 22 inches. Many box springs now days are deep and most fitted sheets come with deeper pockets.

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Before you buy new bed sheets for a shared bed, consider this idea, for a double bed or a queen-size bed buy the next larger size top sheet, for example, a flat queen-size sheet for a double bed, a king-size top sheet for a queen-size bed. This gives each person an extra five to nine inches to turn over without pulling the sheets off the other. I find a larger blanket a great sleep saver too.

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Most department stores like Dillards, Macy and even Overstock have a guide for buying sheets. This will help you decide what you want.

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Just an example of some sheets your can buy. The difference between percale sheets and sateen sheets.

Percale is a sheet that has a matte finish they are lighter in weight and breathable, with a crisp feel and plain weave. They are better for summer because they are lighter.

Sateen sheets feel silky with a sheen and tightly woven thicker sheet better for cold winter months.

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What to use on your bed.

Covers for mattress and box springs: (optional)

Bed skirt: Lots of pretty bed skirts to buy use them if needed.

Matters pad: A mattress pad is necessary I believe for the protection of the mattress, (a pad that fit’s the bed and not lose and bumpy).

Sheets: First the fitted sheet then the top flat sheet. Sheets come in these fabrics, jersey, Egyptian, prima cotton, percale, sateen, and flannel.

When you make your bed make it up neat use military or hospital corners on your flat sheet and blanket.

The top flat sheet I place upside down so when you fold it back the pretty upper border will show.

It should be folded back over the blanket once the blanket is on. The top of a flat sheet is the end with the wide border.

A nice warm blanket: I like cotton, flannel or fleece blankets. Homemade quilts will work. They’re great and if they're aged it’s even better they will be soft, but you don't want to use thick quilt for a blanket, like those puffy things we see in the stores, they’re fine for a top quilt but not as a blanket.

My mother would put a thin flannel sheet on top of the regular sheet and then add the blanket, (not sure if you can buy those thin flannel sheets anymore). I think their called sheet blankets. Once the blanket is on, fold it back just below where the bottom of the pillows will then fold the sheet over the blanket.

Pillows: No special kind whatever you like. I always put a zipper cover over my pillows before I put on the pillowcase then I put on an ironed pillowcase. I keep four pillows on the bed most of time two with pillow shams and then the regular pillows with the pillowcases. You don't have to do this, two pillows are fine. I have heard Australian like closure pillowcases. I think I agree with that. Here's how they can be made.

Top Cover: Quilt or bedspread.

Throw pillows: (Optional)

Throw: for foot of bed (Optional)

Sheets, blanket, and fluffy comforters or quilts in different weights and textures create a great look and ultimate comfort.

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Vintage pillowcases

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You can also put a cover over your box springs and your mattress if you want, either in cotton or plastic. We use to do this because we had a child with asthma.

My grandmother always had a feather cover (duvet) on her bed. It was snugly and warm. We never use them now because of allergies. You can buy a synthetic mattress cover to put under the fitted sheet; this cover feels like a featherbed cover. Pillows can be bought which feel like feather pillows. Nothing has to be expensive. I love vintage pillowcases I think they just feel crisper and more comfortable, maybe because most are 100% cotton.

Bed skirts are easy to make if you sew and they don't have to be anything fancy.

When I have a guest I put four pillows on the bed. Some people sleep with more than one pillow. I also always lay an extra quilt at the foot of the bed in case they get cold. Vintage quilts look great, but it can be anything even fleece blanket you have made yourself or just a nice looking throw. It’s good to do in guess your guest gets cold, there will be something extra to pull up.

Keep a basket in your guest bedroom so guest can throw extra pillows and throw pillows in the basket.

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Duvet come in all looks. This one pretty for a teenagers room.
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Duvet Cover

You can also buy a duvet cover to go over a down quilt or just to cover an old quilt or blanket. When you need to wash all you have to wash is the duvet, or pull them apart and wash both. Duvets are not cheap some are as high priced as buying a quilt or bedspread. They come in all colors and designs.

They can be made with actually just two sheets. Find a pretty white lace sheet or a design you like for the duvet top and cheap sheet for the bottom of the duvet. Sew on three sides and leave open at the top end and add either ribbons or buttons to close the open end. Cover your quilt with the duvet it. I have made them in the past and they are not hard to make. I made have them to cover up old worn out quilts which didn't look good anymore.

Duvet (also known as a doona) and duvet cover. JamaGenee reminded me of the duvet cover I had forgotten about them.

Whiten linens on the stove top. Fill a pot with water and some slices of lemon bring to a boil. Turn off heat and add linens, socks, t-shirts or white uniforms. Anything you have that is white and needs to be whitened place in lemon water and soak for at least an hour. After they have soaked spread them out in the sun for more whitening and to dry. In the winter and just dry them on a line or in the dryer.

You can spot clean whites with Hydrogen Peroxide and Ivory Liquid Dish Soap. Make a 50/50 paste and let it sit on the spot. Throw in washer and wash.

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The climate you live in makes a difference.

Now we live in a very cold climate and we need all the blankets but if you live in Florida you may not need all the blankets and quilts. Just go lighter with everything. We even have to take blankets off when summer comes and I also lighten everything up then.

It's also a good idea to fold your bedspread or top quilt back at night when you crawl into bed to keep it clean so you don't have to wash it every time.

I wash my sheets and pillow cases once a week. Mattress pad you can also do, but it doesn't have to be done often. If I had a maid I would have them done every three days but I don't have one and never will.

When washing a down comforter Staci-Barbo7 can tell you how to do this in her hub

How to Wash a Down Comforter or Duvet.

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Temperatures for your bedroom.

Your room temperature should always be comfortable to you. Most people sleep well in a 62-72 temperature. We have a family member he sleeps well with the window cracked even when it's 20 below outside. A mild drop in body temperature induces sleep. Make sure your room is not too hot and causes you to wake up sweating or too cold and feeling like you can't get enough blankets on you.

Maybe you like a dark quite room or maybe you like to have some noise in your room like a fan. I have a cousin when he comes to stay we have to set up a small fan in his room or he can't sleep. You can do whatever works best for you.

I think a beautiful chandelier also makes a room look cozy and comfortable. If you don't want it too bright you can add low watt light bulbs to it.

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Let's Not Forget The Kids.

Children need to also have comfy rooms and lots of nice bedding can be found for their rooms. Our kids beds were made up and comfortable for them to get into. We tucked them in at night and made sure their night light was on. Their rooms were clean all toys put away so no tripping in the middle of the night. Caution with night lights: Do not put a night light in a room it can be moved from one plug to the next. Our son did this one time. I found the night light behind his bed where he had moved it. There was a big burn hole in his blanket. We were lucky it didn't catch the bed on fire. I feel he would have never got out of the bed in time without getting burned and burning up the house. We started to use a lamp in his room with low voltage bulb in it. He wasn't as likely to move it around.

When I made up the crib for our kids I may have gone overboard. I always used a crib skirt, mattress pad, a sheet, a small wet pad covered with a receiving blanket. I covered the baby with a receiving blanket or I swaddled. Never a pillow until they were older enough not to smother in the pillow. I put a heavier blanket over them. I made sure they had warm pajamas on. This was for winter months. Nowadays they don't want anything in the crib with the baby not even a blanket.

Summer time is different when our son was born in the summer in California the doctor told us to use only a light receiving blanket on him.

How To Fold A Fitted Sheet.

Folding Fitted Sheets

If you can't fold a fitted sheet here's a vido on how you can do it. They are not easy to fold and never look good in the closet. We have managed to fold ours to look good. I always did mine the way Martha showed how to fold them. This guy seems to have a better way.

My grandma didn't use a fitted sheet. She said when she got old they were just to hard to handle. She lived to be 100.


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Night, Night snuggle up in your nice cozy,comfy bed and have sweet dreams, "Don't let the bed bugs bite."

Thread Count in Sheets. Don't Be Fooled.

Don't be fooled by thread counts, check ABC news on threat count in sheets.

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moonlake 2 years ago from America Author

Century Mills, You are so right a mirror will add more light to a room. I think cushions are also a good idea and I have them on our bed. I have to say I have one red wall in our bedroom. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.


Century Mills 2 years ago

Love the look you have got in these pictures,a picture can tell story about a home and how you have decorated it.I see that all the rooms have plain clean walls which gives you a sense of a bright tranquil space so you can add any colours you like such as a vibrant quilt cover set or vivid curtains.

A good tip is to add a large mirror this will reflect more light in a room and give a sense of space.Cushions are also a great edition as these will make any room look more inviting.

Thanks

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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

Mangroshemy, Drawstring sheets is a good idea. I hate sheets the wrinkle up and I feel them drives me nuts. I get out of bed and try to get them pulled tight. Thanks for stopping by.


Mangroshemy 3 years ago

The most comfyist bed is where the sheets are nice and tight and flat where you can feel the comfort of the mattress you spent your hard earned money on. When the sheet is nice and tight it becomes transparent to the sleeper. This would be possible if you had a team of 20 servants that can pull the sheet tight from all points around the bed. Short of that you can get drawstring sheets that are automatically tight and smooth. The drawstring is better than elastic or any straps or clips and you can get them them here:

http://www.drawstringsheet.com/


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

Elias Zanetti, Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate it.


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Elias Zanetti 3 years ago from Athens, Greece

Great hub, moonlake and some excellent tips and advice on making a bed.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

vespawoolf, Thank you and thanks so much for stopping by. Let me know how you like your sheets. I need new ones too.


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vespawoolf 3 years ago from Peru, South America

My goodness, you know a lot about sheets! I had to check out this Hub again. We recently purchased percale sheets, whereas we had sateen before. I'm interesting to see which we like best, but I do like the look of the percale sheets which is why I got this time. Thanks for all these helpful and interesting suggestions!


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

lisasuniquevoice, I'm glad I gave you an idea for your bed. Thanks so much for coming by Lisa. I appreciate it.


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lisasuniquevoice 3 years ago from Michigan

moonlake,

I like your idea for making that duvet cover out of sheets. I could put the comforter in, or leave it out using the duvet as a light blanket. I can't wait to pick out some great summer sheets for the project.

Thanks,

Lisa


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

FullOfLoveSites, Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment I appreciate it.


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FullOfLoveSites 3 years ago from United States

Hmmmmm... makes me want to go home to a warm and comfy bed with freshly washed and dried sheets. :)


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travel_man1971, Thank you for stopping by I appreciate it.


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travel_man1971 3 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

This is what I needed to make this summer. A DIY project of making comfortable bed will come my way.

Thanks for the tips.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

beingwell, Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

Deborah-Diane, Thank you for stopping by. The tree bed seems to be everyone's favorite.


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beingwell 3 years ago from Bangkok

Cool tip on the sheet grippers! I want to buy one of those for my sheets!


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Deborah-Diane 3 years ago from Orange County, California

These beds look wonderful. They make me want to curl up and take a nap right now. I especially loved the bed frame that looks like trees! It would be delightful to wake up in that bed!


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

Jasmine Flowers, Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment I appreciate it.


Jasmine Flowers 3 years ago

Wow thanks for writing this article it's really great! I serisouly need to get a new matress,we bought cheap mattresses when we moved into our apartment. These are great ideas!


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

Gail Meyers, Your right nothing like it. I love flanned sheets myself. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.


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Gail Meyers 3 years ago from United States

There is nothing like climbing into a comfortable, cozy bed. For the last few years I have used flannel sheets all year round just because they feel so much better to me. These are great ideas to keep in mind. Voted up and shared.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

torrilynn, Thank you and thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate the vote.


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Thelma Alberts, Thank you for stopping by and for the vote and share I appreciate it.


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torrilynn 3 years ago

very thorough article about how to make a nice bed comfortable and suitable to what you like when your laying down or sleeping. nice. voted up.


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Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany

I love comfy cosy bed. Just looking at the photos made me want to dive in this comfy bed of yours. Beautiful. Thanks for the many advices you have written on here. Voted up and shared.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

LongTimeMother, Your right and when I was a teenager I need it for recommended reading too. Thanks so much for stopping by and for the vote.


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LongTimeMother 3 years ago from Australia

This hub should be recommended reading for all teenagers! Voted up.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

newusedcarssacram, People seem to really like the bird's nest bed. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

DIYmommy, How nice you have a bed that looks like that it is so pretty I like the way they have the Christmas garland on it. Thanks so much for dropping by and leaving a comment.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

Bonsie007, I don't blame you I love that bed. We use to have a log bed my husband made when we moved in a smaller home we couldn't use it. I sure liked it. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.


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newusedcarssacram 3 years ago from Sacramento, CA, U.S.A

The ideas are amazing, especially the birds nest over the bed.


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DIYmommy 3 years ago

My husband and I have a bed that looks similar to the first picture you posted in this hub. That bed looks incredibly comfy. Ours isn't quite there, but it's getting there. Thanks for the great hub! :) -- DIYmommy


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Bonsie007 3 years ago

This hub is lovely! I have dibs on the bed above with branches and the nest sitting on top! This hub reminds me of spring. Fresh and new! Thanks!


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

superkates, Thanks so much for stopping by. A good bed can take the stress away.


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superkates 3 years ago

I agree that it is best to hang sheets outside, more refreshing. :) Thank you for this hub! I have always fancied to have those ultra cozy looking beds that can take your stress by the sight of it.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

MayG, New sheets sound good and I also need some but I'm waiting for winter to be over. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

Pavlo Badovskyy, Wrinkles in a bed can make for an uncomfortable sleeping. My husband is the same way when he makes the bed. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment and for sharing.


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MayG 3 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

Hi Moonlake. Inspiring hub - I was just thinking how drab my bedroom is.. .time for some new sheets and doona covers I think! Thanks.


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Pavlo Badovskyy 3 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

I am absolutely crazy about making the "right" bed. Unlike my wife I spend much more time spreading lining. I hate wrinkles ... It may sound stupid and I do not think that I am princess which was bothered by a pea but we spend in a bed so much time that I want it to be "faultless". Great hub! Shared!


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

rajan jolly, Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate the vote thank you.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Really useful ideas here moonlake and some beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing. voted up and useful.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

Au fait, Thank you for stopping by I also love sun dried sheets they smell so good. Thanks for the vote.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas

I love fresh, crisp, cotton sheets that are sun dried, and warm, fluffy quilts! Appreciate that you included the laundry tips for whitening, too! I'm looking forward to crawling into a nice comfy bed shortly -- just 1 more day of work!

Voted up!


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

DeBorrah K. Ogans, You welcome and thank you so much for stopping by my hub and leaving a comment.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 3 years ago

Moonlake, Great nifty and creative ideas! A cozy, comfy, neat, fresh and clean bed is important! Great videos! Thank You for sharing, Peace & Blessings!


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

vespawoolf, That's for sure but we do have to have them.


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vespawoolf 3 years ago from Peru, South America

Yes, sheets are expensive! Thankfully they don't have to be purchased that often. : )


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

vespawoolf, I was just in the store looking at sheets I need a new set. They are expensive. That's so nice that you can get duvets so cheap. Thanks so much for stopping by.


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vespawoolf 3 years ago from Peru, South America

I agree that fitted sheets are hard to fold! I can't imagine making a bed without one, though. These are great reminders for making a comfortable bed. I do believe in high thread-count cotton sheets. We can get high-quality duvets at our local flea market for a few dollars. That's a great tip on sheet grippers. I'm going to look into it!


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moonlake 3 years ago from America Author

2patricias, Good idea with the electric underblanket and the airing out. We have an electric throw and when it's real cold here we plug it in and lay it on the bed to warm it up before we get in it.

Thanks so much for stopping by and for the vote and sharing.


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2patricias 3 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

Lots of great advice here!

We live by the sea - and our houses get damp in winter. So an electric underblanket is a useful bed warmer. I turn them on about 15 minutes before bedtime - and either switch off, or leave on a 15 minute timer on getting into bed.

In the morning , if it is a sunny day, I turn back the top layer of bedding and leave the bedroom window open while I eat my breakfast. This gives the room and the bed a chance to air out.

This is an unusual hub - and so I am sharing it. (as well as voting up).


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

Debbie J Friede, Thanks so much for stopping by. I know Egyptian sheets are great. I don't blame you for changing your bed after hubby left. I know a friend of mine threw out the whole bed. I appreciate your comments.


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Debbie J Friede 4 years ago

You show lots of comfy looking beds on here! It makes me wanna curl up in my bed and go to sleep. My bed is comfy, it has a Sealy posturepedic matress, with a thick down mattress cover. I love my egyptian cotton sheets, but the reg. high count cotton sheets are comfy too. I have a pretty comforter that I purchased after my husband left. I sure didn't want to sleep in the bed with it looking the same as when he was here. Thanks for sharing.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

ignugent17, Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Glad you liked it.


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ignugent17 4 years ago

Great ideas! Thanks for sharing. :-)


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

ExoticHippieQueen, Thanks for stopping by. As soon as it gets cold here we add our flannel sheets. I have seen people sleep on beds that hardly have the sheets on them. I knew a person that let her kids sleep where ever they dropped. How can you get a good nights sleep. Appreciate your comments.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

Abdul Wahabone, Thanks so much for stopping by. Our son is always buying beds looking for one he likes. I appreciate you leaving a comment.


ExoticHippieQueen 4 years ago

Thanks for sharing your cozy, comfy article. I love to crawl into a bed with warm, flannel sheets on a winter night and pull a thick comforter up over me. I also like lots of pillows, though sometimes I use them, sometimes I don't. Actually, your bed is a very important place as you spend 1/3 of your life there. Many people sleep in beds so scant and miserly, I don't know how they get any rest or feel any comfort!


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Abdul Wahabone 4 years ago from Yanbu Al-Bahar, Al Madinah, Saudi Arabia

Wow, soft and Comfy article,

its so very important to have comfy bed, but its so hard to get the real comfy beds in the market.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

Millionaire Tips, Thanks so much for stopping by always nice to see you. I love a comfy bed.


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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA

All these photos are gorgeous - all these beds look so comfortable and inviting. I agree that a cozy comfy bed is a must for every bedroom. Voted up.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

adjustablebeds, Thank you so much for stopping by I'm glad you liked the hub.


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adjustablebeds 4 years ago

Very practical advice! Thank you for sharing. Building a cozy bed that will promote a healthy night's rest is very, very important.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

Seeker7, Your right a nice clean bed is a great thing. I'm not good about staying in motels because I always worry about the clean sheets. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment I appreciate it. Thanks for the vote and the shared.


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Seeker7 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland

I have to say I like no place better on the planet than a nice cosy bed!!! This hub was brilliant and brought back a lot of memories of my Mum and Gran and how they would make their beds up. I also agree, there is nothing like newly washed sheets on a bed! When I go anywhere to stay overnight, the first thing I look at are the sheets and pillows to see if they are clean. If I have any doubts, I go somewhere else. I do have a 'thing' about dirty sheets - I hate them!!

Lovely hub and very, very interesting! Voted up + shared!


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

Suzannie, Thank you so much for stopping by. I'm glad you liked it.


Suzannie 4 years ago

This is so nice. Thank you!


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

furniturez, You are so right. If it's not clean it feels uncomfortable to me. Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my hub and leaving a comment.


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furniturez 4 years ago from Washington

Having a clean room and making your bed makes it that much easier to get up in the morning and head to bed at night. It's sort of weird how it works but I've made it a habit of mine. I love the purple shag duvet cover btw!


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

Stacie L, That's true most men don't care. I guess this is a woman's hub. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment and for the vote.


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Stacie L 4 years ago

Women love this but I don't know many men that will care about the bed appearance! LOL

Voted up.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

Cyndi10, Thanks so much for stopping by so glad you liked the hub. I like a bed a little higher off the floor also. Mainly because we live in a small house and I can add storage under the bed.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

bizwin, Thanks for the Voted and the sharing. I appreciate your comment and your stopping by.


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Cyndi10 4 years ago from Georgia

Moonlake, I loved your hub because I also love a cozy bed. I think a bed that is a little higher off the floor for some reason also adds to the coziness. You chose great pictures, especially the one from Home and Garden. Thanks for sharing the tips for making things whiter.


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bizwin 4 years ago from England, UK

Great hub. Interesting ideas to make a cozy bed. Voted up and shared.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America Author

gjfalcone,

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Yes, mattress toppers are great. So far they are not stopping my husbands snoring.


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gjfalcone 4 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

The benefits of a Mattress Topper cannot be understated. I got one as a gift, and I'm still enjoying the improved comfort but best of all... my wife doesn't snore as often or as loudly...and that is priceless!


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moonlake 5 years ago from America Author

MyFavoriteBedding,

Thanks for stopping by. Sheets hung outside are so nice and it does make a difference in comfort of a bed, I think.


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MyFavoriteBedding 5 years ago from United States

I always loved sleeping at my grandmothers house, because the beds were so comfortable and always smelt so good. She always hung the sheets out to dry, and I think that made such a difference. This hub brought back fond memories for me. Great hub with nice pictures:)


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moonlake 5 years ago from America Author

sidharth,

Thanks for stopping by glad you enjoyed the hub.


sidharth 5 years ago

Very nice option given by u.....i love cozy beds ..feeling very comfortable by seeing nice pics...


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moonlake 5 years ago from America Author

Slightly Bonkers, Thanks for stopping by and leaving comment. Hope you fell better soon.


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Slightly Bonkers 5 years ago from Ireland

Great Ideas - I love my bed too and find it very important to have a nice bedroom. Nothing worse than waking up and look at a messy desk... I have some urgent revamping to do in mine... after I am better. First batch flue this season keeps me hostage :(


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moonlake 5 years ago from America Author

Sinea Pies, Thank you and thanks for coming by.


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Sinea Pies 5 years ago from Northeastern United States

I love a nice, clean, cozy bed. Not only is it a lovely end to a busy day...it makes for a nice beginning the next. This hub is voted "beautiful". Sweet dreams.


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moonlake 5 years ago from America Author

JamaGenee, I have made duvets before when I've had old quilts or blankets that needed a cover, their great. They can also be bought. I should really add the duvet to my hub thanks for giving me the idea. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.


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moonlake 5 years ago from America Author

Peggy W, I love sheets on the line. We still have a clothes line and we hang our sheet out through the summer. The smell is great and if you fold them and put them in a closet that smell stays with the sheets. Thanks so much for stopping.


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JamaGenee 5 years ago from Central Oklahoma

No matter what kind of day I've had, clean, sun-dried sheets will send me straight to Dreamland the second my head hits the pillow. In fact, I shouldn't be here this late at night because just reading this hub conjures up that delicious smell and is making me sleepy!

Hotels and B&Bs in England were my first experience with duvets. A rather novel idea once you get used to them. The duvet cover itself doubles as the top sheet AND the bedspread, and no hospital corners to mess with.

Basically, it's two sheets sewn together on three sides with the fourth (top/head) side closed with self-fabric ties or buttons (which does require buttonholes for anyone heading to the sewing machine). On laundry day, you just untie or unbutton the "open" side, pull out the fluffy "quilt" or whatever inside, and toss only the cover in the washer. I didn't ask, but am guessing one would have a spare set of duvet cover and matching bottom sheet.


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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

I remember the days of hanging wash on an outside line to dry. The fresh air smell was terrific. Goes back to my childhood memories. Past my bedtime now and reading this hub about cozy and comfy beds is a great ending to the day. Ready for some ZZZ's!


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moonlake 5 years ago from America Author

Pollyannnalana, Thanks for stopping by. Oh yes, it was always fun to crawl into Mom and Dad's bed.


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moonlake 5 years ago from America Author

Pollyannnalana, Thanks for stopping by. Oh yes, it was always fun to crawl into Mom and Dad's bed.


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Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

We can try and I do too, but I really don't think we can replicate mommy's bed. I think it has a lot to do with love. I still looked for opportunity to sleep with my mom even when I was a teen, if dad would be gone for the night. I do try too though, good ideas.


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moonlake 5 years ago from America Author

Thanks Alastar Parker for stopping by.

Making beds I know about buying beds I know nothing about.

I know our son has bought three different kinds in the last couple years and nothing seems to help his back.


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Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

Beautiful beds and a pleasant scroll through what could be. Around here that is. Those Tempur-Pedic are the best some say but pricey. ZZZzzz...


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moonlake 5 years ago from America Author

PoliCommandments, You are so right I should add that and I should have added that. We always flip our mattress but I completely forgot. Thanks for stopping by and leaving comment.


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moonlake 5 years ago from America Author

Cloverleaf, You are so right nothing like a cozy bed. Thanks for stopping by and leaving comment.


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PoliCommandments 5 years ago from DeKalb, IL

This is a great article, though you might want to consider an addition. I have found that flipping your mattress is not only healthier for a longer mattress "lifespan," but it also promotes comfort. After all, the weight distribution that a mattress must tolerate can make it start caving after a couple months. It is best to give your mattress a flip every six months.


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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

Oh how I adore a comfy cosy bed. There's nothing quite like crawling into a bed made with freshly washed sheets...

Cloverleaf.


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moonlake 5 years ago from America Author

Gypsy Rose Lee, never slept on a hay bed but have heard of them. Thanks for stopping by and leaving comment.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Comfy and cozy beds are great but the greatest bed I ever slept on when I was little was the bed my grandma made with a mattress made of fresh sweet smelling hay.


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moonlake 5 years ago from America Author

Thanks, they do look cozy.


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Cutters 5 years ago from South Carolina

Your welcome , those really do look cozy!


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moonlake 5 years ago from America Author

Cutters, Thank you and thanks for leaving a comment.


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moonlake 5 years ago from America Author

Nell Rose, Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Those are pretty quilts and really not has hard to make as they look. It's the quilting part that's hard.


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Cutters 5 years ago from South Carolina

I am falling asleep already ZZZZzzzzz. Great Pics and Great article!


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

Hi, moonlake, this is lovely and so cosy! its such a shame that these days we make a bed so quickly, just throw on a quilt and of we go! but these look amazing, I always wanted one of those blankets grandma made, the multi colored square ones you always see in American films! cheers nell


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moonlake 5 years ago from America Author

Susieq42 Thank you and thanks for stopping by and leaving comment.


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moonlake 5 years ago from America Author

aphagirl, I remember my dad showing us how to make our beds like that when we were kids he was military.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving comment.


Susieq42 5 years ago

Nice hub, Moonlake. I enjoy the photos too. Sleep tight, tonight!


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alphagirl 5 years ago from USA

I liked the video on making bed sheets so perfect. It is almost like wrapping a big present. Thx


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moonlake 5 years ago from America Author

Cardisa, Your welcome and thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.


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Cardisa 5 years ago from Jamaica

My bed has to be comfy for me to sleep well. Thanks for sharing your ideas.


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moonlake 5 years ago from America Author

writer20, Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. What a good idea with the headboard. You should make a hub on that.


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moonlake 5 years ago from America Author

lady rain, thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. They do look comfy.


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writer20 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

This is a really great hub to see really pretty beds.

I made my own headboard, padded it then I found a pretty white materlasse bed cover and stapled to the headboard.


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lady rain 5 years ago from Australia

I love sleeping, seeing the comfy beds make me want to crawl into bed and sleep. Thanks for the great ideas on preparing the sheets and pillows.

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