Shopping Tips For Buying the Right Bedspreads

Shopping Tips For Buying the Right Bedspreads

So you are looking at bedspreads, thinking it’s time to replace one or more that have worn out. There are so many choices that it may seem to be a difficult purchase. Let’s see if we can get this organized and broken down into the basics of how to select a bedspread.

The most basic element is size. The bedspread must fit the bed. The standard bed sizes are twin, full, queen and king, going from smallest to largest. You may also see California king, which is even larger than a standard king. Full is sometimes referred to as double. There are also sizes for younger children, and totally custom designs. Clearly if you try to put a queen size bedspread on a king size bed, there is going to be a shortfall somewhere.

Now we get to pick the color. The basic choices are to either match the color scheme of the room or go with something fairly neutral. You could just go with your favorite color. This may clash with the rest of the room, so you may need to think about how important to you your favorite color really is.

Then there is the pattern. Plain could be considered a pattern. Once again there is a need to balance your preferences with the existing scheme in the room. If possible view a picture of the bedspread in the room where it will be used so you can see how well it fits in.

Your choice of material may depend to some extent on the expected range of temperatures in the bedroom. If there are seasons when it becomes quite cold in the room at night, then a heavy one with good heat retention would be desirable. Wool is a good material for keeping warm, but there are other good choices for this.

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If there are times when it is hot at night, then a very light one would be more comfortable. A cotton blend might be a good choice. If you have to be prepared for either hot or cold weather, having two or more bedspreads is the best way to go.

Of course cost can be an issue as well. One must balance the good features of a possible bedspread against its price. In many cases a more expensive choice may be expected to last longer than a cheaper one. Clearly this may also influence where it is purchased. It is often easier to pick one out if you can see it and touch it in a store, but it may be cheaper to purchase from a web site.

Those are some of the basic things to think about when in the market for bedspreads. This kind of purchase is often a balancing act. Happy shopping, and good luck with your purchase!