From traditional quilts that add warmth and vintage charm to your master bedroom to sporty dorm bedding sets for a college-bound teen, Overstock carries a huge assortment of fashion bedding products to suit the needs and style preferences of every member of your family. Made by leading brands, including Croscill, Madison Park, Laura Ashley, and Beverly Hills Polo Club, the inventory includes bedding sets in an array of fabrics, colors, and patterns. If you are shopping for a formal set for the master bedroom, you can find plenty of bedding ensembles that include comforters, sheet sets, and coordinating accessories, such as window treatments and throw pillows, that make it simple to create bedroom decor that rivals the work of a professional designer. If you have kids and teens, Overstock carries bedding in fun, colorful fabrics designed with their preferences in mind. Keep reading to learn more about different types of fashion bedding and the meaning of specialized bedding terminology, and discover the answers to frequently asked questions about fashion bedding.
Bed-in-a-bag sets include a fully coordinated ensemble composed of a comforter, bedspread, or quilt, plus sheets, pillow cases, and pillow shams. Bed-in-a-bag fashion bedding usually features a mixture of fabrics that includes a solid fabric and two or more complementary patterns. The sets may include just a few basic pieces or a full array of bedding components, such as decorative pillows, window treatments, and other accessories, depending on the size of the bed and the room where the set is intended to be used, among other factors,
Daybed sets allow a mattress to serve double duty as a bed at night and as a casual sofa during the day. Fashion bedding for day beds usually includes a day bed cover, a dust skirt, and two or three pillow shams. When covered with the shams, bed pillows can be lined up along the back of the daybed to serve as cushions. Daybed sets often include a decorative pillow to complete the look.
Designed to enclose a soft, quilted bed covering, duvet cover sets are made from lightweight materials that are usually machine washable. Duvet covers frequently feature buttons or ties on one side that allow you to remove the duvet when you want to launder the cover. Many people choose to forgo a top sheet when they sleep under a duvet since the cover is easy to clean.
Dorm Fashion Bedding Sets
Dorm fashion bedding sets contain the basic elements college students need to make up a bed, such as a comforter and a sheet set. They are usually sized for twin beds and made of easy-care fabrics such as polyester. Many dorm fashion bedding sets feature the logos and colors of various schools or their sports teams.
Fashion Bedding Terms
Matelasse bedding features intricately stitched designs that resemble quilting. However, unlike quilts, matelasse bedding does not include batting. Usually solid in color, matelasse bed covers are often crafted from a heavier grade of cotton or cotton/polyester blend fabric.
Jacquard comforters offer a distinctive raised pattern that is constructed by a loom. Instead of being printed onto the material, the pattern is woven into the material. Jacquard bedding typically has an elegant appearance that complements traditional bedroom decor.
A bed skirt is composed of panels of fabric that are sewn together. The skirt is placed between a mattress and box spring to complement the comforter and conceal the box spring and the space beneath the bed. Bed skirts may feature neat, tailored lines, or they can be embellished with rows of ruffles or pleats for a more feminine or romantic look. Bed skirt fabrics with stripes, geometric shapes, interesting patterns, or floral designs can enliven the look of a solid-colored comforter or lend visual complexity to a bedding ensemble.
A sham is a decorative covering used over a bed pillow. Shams are not intended for sleeping purposes, so pillows covered by shams are usually removed from the bed at night. Unlike a regular pillow case, which typically has a pocket opening, shams are constructed with overlapping pieces of fabric on the backside that keep the pillow fully enclosed while allowing you to remove it when it needs fluffing or replacement or when you send the sham to the dry cleaner.
What is thread count and why is it significant?
Thread count refers to the number of threads contained in a square inch of fabric. This total includes threads woven in both horizontal and vertical directions. In general, bedding with a higher thread count is softer and more durable. Most thread counts range from 200 to around 800, although they may go up to 1,000. Ply can also affect thread count. Single ply yards contain only one thread per yarn; two-ply yarns are composed of a pair of threads that are woven or twisted together to form a single yarn. While double-ply yarns may lead to a higher thread count, sheets made from single-ply yarns might be softer and of higher quality, despite their lower thread count.
What are some differences between a comforter and a bed spread?
Comforters are constructed with a layer of filler sandwiched between two pieces of fabric. In contrast to duvet covers, which are open on one side, comforters are sewn closed on all four sides, and they may include quilting or a similar sewing technique to keep the layers together. Comforters are usually used in combination with a dust ruffle since they do not reach all the way to the floor. In contrast, bedspreads cover the bed completely, so they do not require a separate dust ruffle. Bedspreads are often lighter in weight than comforters, and they may include decorative details such as pleats. Bedrooms with traditional decor are ideal for bedspreads.
What is a down alternative?
Down alternatives are types of filler used in place of down, which is a soft, fluffy feather often derived from geese. Fashion bedding made from down alternatives may be an excellent option for sleepers who appreciate the softness of down but are sensitive to feathers. Down alternatives may be made from either natural or synthetic fibers. Some bedding made from a down alternative is less expensive than bedding filled with real down.