Creating the Perfect Bed

We all crave the perfect bed. But it isn’t difficult to choose the right options for us if you look at these key areas:


A change of bedding is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to improve your night’s sleep. Nobody wants scratchy, bobbled sheets which are too hot or too cool: they can keep us awake at night or give us a lesser quality of sleep without us even being aware of it. We need to choose a fabric which feels soft against the skin, such as cotton. You may find silk or satin sheets, although soft to the touch and fashionable, too cool, particularly during winter months in the UK.

Harlequin bedding is of the highest quality, made from fabrics such as 200 thread count cotton sateen, which has a gentle light reflecting sheen. The quality of Harlequin bedding is evident from both its appearance and feel.

Harlequin duvet covers feature designs which are contemporary yet warm, and some are reversible to give you flexibility with changing the look of your bed. The Pod design is retro in style, featuring eye-catching aubergine and lime colours to really stand out, whereas Prato offers more muted aqua and stone colours and a striped design. Both Harlequin duvet covers feature a piped edge in one of the design’s main colours, demonstrating the quality of these designs. The quality fabric in these designs, and Harlequins other bedding, feels fresh, crisp and allows the skin to breathe. Optimum body temperature is maintained by Harlequin’s threadcounts, which have been selected to be both warm and breathable.

There is more to Harlequin than bedding however. Opulent Harlequin throws and cushions in velvets and silk set off your bedroom perfectly, and they even offer an inspirational range of stand-out wallpapers in matching prints to the bedding.

Pillows and Duvet.

Pillows and duvets can feature natural or synthetic fillings. Synthetic pillows are considered basic, yet they are more likely to be machine washable. This is particularly useful to those with allergies affected by dust mites, although eczema sufferers may find synthetic pillows too hot and uncomfortable.

Natural duvet and pillow fillings include feather, wool and silk, which are not often machine washableThey do tend to mould more successfully to the head and neck however, and have a more luxurious feel.


Mattress preference varies from person to person. Unlike bed linen, where everybody looks for quality and design in brands such as Harlequin, mattresses very much depend on the individual.

The most common type of spring mattress is open spring, where springs set within the mattress, with rods or wire giving the mattress a firm edge and helping it retain its shape. These tend to be the cheapest, yet least durable form of common mattress.

Pocket spring mattresses are also spring-based, but these are sewn into separate fabric pockets. This is ideal if there is a weight or size variation between the two people sleeping in the bed.

Memory foam mattresses have become popular in recent years. They work by moulding and re-moulding to the shape of the body, providing support and helping to maintain a good posture. People with spinal conditions may benefit from a memory foam mattress because of this.

But whatever mattress, duvet or pillows you choose, don’t forget the importance of choosing quality bedding. Choosing a good quality bed linen is a simple and affordable way to ensure a good night’s sleep.

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