duvet cleaning

Companies who manufacture down comforters (also known as duvets) usually recommend washing them every five years if necessary. You want to be careful to not wash them that often, as it can damage the clusters. Washing it can also shrink your duvet about 3% to 5%.

Because duvets don’t actually need to be cleaned that often, we really recommend that their cleaning be done by a dry cleaner or a commercial laundry service that has experience in cleaning down comforters.

To simply do a spot clean on your duvet, follow these instructions:

1. Shift the down filling away from the area you are going to spot clean.
2. Use a mild soap or spot remover and gently rub it into the spot that needs cleaning.
3. Rinse well with water while avoiding getting the down filling wet.
4. Use a hair dryer to dry the duvet.

Organic Comfort Mattress Topper

Organic mattress topper

Take a look at the Natura Organic Comfort wool-filled mattress topper! It can give you a super soft layer of organic cotton covered with a certified 100% organic Pima cotton sateen cover. These kinds of mattress toppers are put between your mattress and sheets, and the organic fill inside it will wick away moisture – keeping your bedding fresh, dry and allergen-free.

Mattress toppers, or mattress pads as they are sometimes called, have many uses, including making your current mattress softer, more hypo-allergenic, and generally they are easier to clean than a mattress. They are also particularly adept at keeping your body temperature more regular as you sleep, which is indispensable if you are someone who gets too hot, or too cold while you sleep.

Pottery Barn Christmas Bedding

cardinal duvet cover pottery barn

Just in time for the holiday season, Pottery barn has their newest seasonal bedding available, and it is gorgeous as usual! Lovely red cardinals adorn snow-covered pepperberry branches in this wonderful scene that you can enjoy in your own bedroom, or in the guest bedroom over the holidays! Sketched and painted by Pottery barn’s resident artist, this pigment-printed 200-thread-count cotton percale bedding is perfect for Christmas!

This seasonal Duvet cover has interior ties and a hidden button closure; and the matching sham has an envelope closure. This makes the entire set extremely easy to remove and clean, which you’ll want to do when you take it out of storage for the holidays!

One of my personal favorite uses for holiday themed bedding is at the cottage or lakehouse, especially if its a year-round recreational property. The rustic colors and festive trees look great year round in a natural setting like a cabin.

Check back with us over the next few weeks, as we’ll be posting about a number of different holiday themed bedding ideas, from decorating to perfect gift ideas.