Ensuring Sheet Longevity

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Washing your sheets every week or so does not guarantee their longevity.  On the contrary, it can weaken the quality if not done correctly.  All too often, consumers believe washing sheets every week with detergent will keep them fresh and clean looking; however, the type and amount of detergent you use can be a big factor in keeping your sheets feeling smooth and silky.  For example, you might already be using an unnecessary amount of soap and not rinsing properly causing a residue build-up and cotton breakdown.  Ultimately, these things can cause the fabric to dull in color, lessen softness and even decrease absorbency.  This helpful article from the Washington Post, “Tips on Buying and Caring for Sheets, Towels, Pillows and Other Linens” provides insightful details on what you need to keep in mind when caring for your sheets to ensure long-lasting durability.you need to keep in mind when caring for your sheets to ensure long-lasting durability.your sheets to ensure long-lasting durability.

 

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Pillows: Are You Using Too Many?

The art of layering is what takes a so-so room, or in this case, bed and makes it look fabulous. Layering, according to blogger August Avenue, invites the eye in, offers a sense of comfort and luxury, and helps to anchor and define a room. Pillows on your bed make the most layering impact, but also need to serve a functional purpose.

So how many pillows are too many? And are you using enough to really make your bedroom look great?

According to one home decor expert at Apartment Therapy, five is ideal for a minimally styled bed: four standards and a decorative pillow. The bloggers over at HomeGoods suggest a multitude of options, but the solid 6-pillow combination remains the top choice: 3 euro shams, 2 standard shams, and a decorative pillow. This look is reminiscent of a hotel bed, and offers luxury without overkill.

One rule is for sure: if your pillow collection edges past the top 1/3 of your bed, you have too many pillows.

Luxury 1000-thread count pillowcases look and feel amazing on your bed.

Luxury 1000-thread count pillowcases look and feel amazing on your bed.

Another great trick for a functional but beautiful bed is stack your sleeping pillows (in gorgeous pillowcases!) towards the back, and cover them with 2 giant euro shams, then draw the attention away with a few smaller decorative pillows. This is one of my favorite looks, and makes getting your bed ready in the morning (and at night) a snap!

How many pillows are on your bed?

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