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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.

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.

Hint 4:

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.

Hint 5:

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

Hint 6:

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.

Beautiful Beds

Beautiful Beds

Beautiful Beds

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.

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.

Bedskirt

Vintage pillowcases

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.

Duvet with buttons

Duvet with buttons

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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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.



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

© 2011 moonlake

Comments

Pato Lai from 1500 South Archibald Ave. 91761, CA on February 19, 2020:

I love your own concept to make which duvet from linens. I possibly could place the actual bed comforter within, or even depart this away while using duvet cover like a gentle quilt. I can not wait around to choose some good summer time linens for that task.

AB Chaudhry from Bolton on December 12, 2016:

To get a better sleep, luxury and comfy bed sheets are important. If you have comfy bed sheets and right pillows that will help you get a better sleep.

moonlake (author) from America on July 25, 2014:

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 on July 25, 2014:

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

Century Mills

moonlake (author) from America on October 06, 2013:

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 on October 05, 2013:

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/

moonlake (author) from America on September 01, 2013:

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

Elias Zanetti from Athens, Greece on August 29, 2013:

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

moonlake (author) from America on May 27, 2013:

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

Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on May 26, 2013:

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!

moonlake (author) from America on May 24, 2013:

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

Lisa Brown from Michigan on May 23, 2013:

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

moonlake (author) from America on April 26, 2013:

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

FullOfLoveSites from United States on April 26, 2013:

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

moonlake (author) from America on April 17, 2013:

travel_man1971, Thank you for stopping by I appreciate it.

Ireno Alcala from Bicol, Philippines on April 15, 2013:

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

Thanks for the tips.

moonlake (author) from America on March 26, 2013:

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

moonlake (author) from America on March 26, 2013:

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

beingwell from Bangkok on March 25, 2013:

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

Deborah-Diane from Orange County, California on March 25, 2013:

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!

moonlake (author) from America on March 24, 2013:

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

Jasmine Flowers on March 23, 2013:

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!

moonlake (author) from America on March 02, 2013:

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

Gail Meyers from Johnson County, Kansas on March 02, 2013:

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.

moonlake (author) from America on February 22, 2013:

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

moonlake (author) from America on February 22, 2013:

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

torrilynn on February 21, 2013:

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.

Thelma Alberts from Germany and Philippines on February 21, 2013:

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.

moonlake (author) from America on February 15, 2013:

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.

LongTimeMother from Australia on February 14, 2013:

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

moonlake (author) from America on February 13, 2013:

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

moonlake (author) from America on February 13, 2013:

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.

moonlake (author) from America on February 13, 2013:

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.

newusedcarssacram from Sacramento, CA, U.S.A on February 13, 2013:

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

Julie on February 12, 2013:

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

Bonsie007 on February 11, 2013:

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!

moonlake (author) from America on February 10, 2013:

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

superkates on February 10, 2013:

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.

moonlake (author) from America on February 10, 2013:

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.

moonlake (author) from America on February 10, 2013:

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.

May Galnou from Melbourne, Australia on February 10, 2013:

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

Pavlo Badovskyi from Kyiv, Ukraine on February 09, 2013:

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!

moonlake (author) from America on February 07, 2013:

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

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on February 06, 2013:

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

moonlake (author) from America on January 11, 2013:

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

C E Clark from North Texas on January 10, 2013:

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!

moonlake (author) from America on January 10, 2013:

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

DeBorrah K Ogans on January 10, 2013:

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

moonlake (author) from America on January 10, 2013:

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

Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on January 08, 2013:

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

moonlake (author) from America on January 08, 2013:

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.

Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on January 07, 2013:

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!

moonlake (author) from America on December 08, 2012:

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.

2patricias from Sussex by the Sea on December 08, 2012:

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).

moonlake (author) from America on December 02, 2012:

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.

Debbie J Friede on December 02, 2012:

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.

moonlake (author) from America on December 01, 2012:

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

ignugent17 on December 01, 2012:

Great ideas! Thanks for sharing. :-)

moonlake (author) from America on December 01, 2012:

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.

moonlake (author) from America on December 01, 2012:

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 on December 01, 2012:

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!

Abdul Wahab from Yanbu Al-Bahar, Al Madinah, Saudi Arabia on December 01, 2012:

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.

moonlake (author) from America on November 26, 2012:

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

Shasta Matova from USA on November 26, 2012:

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.

moonlake (author) from America on November 03, 2012:

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

adjustablebeds on November 02, 2012:

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

moonlake (author) from America on October 06, 2012:

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.

Helen Murphy Howell from Fife, Scotland on October 06, 2012:

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!

moonlake (author) from America on September 24, 2012:

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

Suzannie on September 19, 2012:

This is so nice. Thank you!

moonlake (author) from America on August 08, 2012:

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.

furniturez from Washington on August 08, 2012:

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!

moonlake (author) from America on August 03, 2012:

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.

Stacie L on August 03, 2012:

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

Voted up.

moonlake (author) from America on May 02, 2012:

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.

moonlake (author) from America on May 02, 2012:

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

Cynthia B Turner from Georgia on May 02, 2012:

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.

Christabel Evans from England, UK on May 02, 2012:

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

moonlake (author) from America on January 29, 2012:

gjfalcone,

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

gjfalcone from Gilbert, Arizona on January 29, 2012:

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!

moonlake (author) from America on November 17, 2011:

MyFavoriteBedding,

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

MyFavoriteBedding from United States on November 17, 2011:

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:)

moonlake (author) from America on October 29, 2011:

sidharth,

Thanks for stopping by glad you enjoyed the hub.

sidharth on October 24, 2011:

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

moonlake (author) from America on October 07, 2011:

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

Slightly Bonkers from Ireland on October 07, 2011:

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 :(

moonlake (author) from America on September 24, 2011:

Sinea Pies, Thank you and thanks for coming by.

Sinea Pies from Northeastern United States on September 24, 2011:

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.

moonlake (author) from America on September 23, 2011:

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.

moonlake (author) from America on September 23, 2011:

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.

Joanna McKenna from Central Oklahoma on September 22, 2011:

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.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on September 22, 2011:

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!

moonlake (author) from America on September 13, 2011:

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

moonlake (author) from America on September 13, 2011:

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

Pollyannalana from US on September 13, 2011:

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.

moonlake (author) from America on September 02, 2011:

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.

Alastar Packer from North Carolina on September 02, 2011:

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...

moonlake (author) from America on September 02, 2011:

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.

moonlake (author) from America on September 02, 2011:

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

PoliCommandments from DeKalb, IL on September 02, 2011:

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.