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    • Fusspot
    • By Fusspot 2nd Jul 17, 8:46 PM
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    Fusspot
    What colour bedding do you have and how much?
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    • 2nd Jul 17, 8:46 PM
    What colour bedding do you have and how much? 2nd Jul 17 at 8:46 PM
    Do you have lots of different duvet covers in fancy patterns or just plain?

    I had a white duvet cover which was really cosy from M&S, gave it away when I saw a heavily patterned purple one with butterflies but, although I love purple and its my favourite colour, I think the white was fresher and I think having just one or two sets in plain colours is more money saving.
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    • Mr_Singleton
    • By Mr_Singleton 3rd Jul 17, 7:06 PM
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    Do you have lots of different duvet covers in fancy patterns or just plain?
    Originally posted by Fusspot
    Just skimming through the thread and I'm glad to see I'm not the only one with all white!

    Hate shopping so normally get everything from John Lewis. Ended up with white Egyptian cotton with a high tread count and price to match. 2ish years on and am happy with it.
    • Wicked Lady
    • By Wicked Lady 3rd Jul 17, 7:17 PM
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    Wicked Lady
    We have two sets of John Lewis embroidered Egyptian cotton in white for our king size bed plus another full set for the spare bed, but in a different raised pattern.


    Along with this we have some random spare sets for single and double beds plus some spare duvets but rarely spare pillows!
    • Judi
    • By Judi 3rd Jul 17, 10:06 PM
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    Judi
    1 set each bed.

    Double bed - Plain white cotton.

    Single bed - Plain blue cotton.

    In emergencies i have the sleeping bags in drawers under the bed.
    'Holy crap on a cracker!'
    • Fusspot
    • By Fusspot 3rd Jul 17, 10:38 PM
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    Fusspot
    Thanks for all your replies. I can see myself going back to the white bedding from M&S, the seersucker, its needs no ironing. I will try not to get swayed by fancy bedding again in the future, I find I am wasting money
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 4th Jul 17, 7:40 AM
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    Thanks for all your replies. I can see myself going back to the white bedding from M&S, the seersucker, its needs no ironing. I will try not to get swayed by fancy bedding again in the future, I find I am wasting money
    Originally posted by Fusspot
    If we're spending around one third of our lives in bed, shouldn't we be allowed a little indulgence?
    That is - if we want to.

    If you paid a lot for your purple buttefrly bedding and didn't like it, that's different.

    To me, there's nothing nicer (well, maybe there is but Hey! ) than getting into bed with freshly ironed good quality bedding.

    I iron mine because they are high thread count and get creased in the wash.
    • MMF007
    • By MMF007 4th Jul 17, 7:53 AM
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    MMF007
    3 sets. One very brightly coloured almost oriental style print of crysanthemums etc - orange, turquoise, duck egg blue, and white - used in winter because the busy pattern seems warm.
    One white with a delicate embroidery in a band down one half in duck egg blue, navy, beige of cherry blossom type flowers with a small bird.
    One white with a band of beige flowers in outline in a band at the bottom.

    We have a selection of sheets in pale green, pale blue, and beige and these get mixed and contrasted and all of them look good with each duvet cover. I love choosing the sheets each time I change the bed because the 'look' is different each time.

    The room itself has wallpaper of duck egg blue with a fine white pattern. I am due to redecorate (I like to do this as an autumn job, so not quite yet, and not every year, of course!) but have no idea what to choose next.
    I have changed my work-life balance to a life-work balance.
    • Prinzessilein
    • By Prinzessilein 4th Jul 17, 8:27 AM
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    I have 2 identical sets.

    They are plain cotton - off white with a couple of broad stripes of soft green and pale grey.

    No lace or other embellishments...my autism means I really don't like the feel of anything other then the cotton bedding.

    I bought one set in the sales and loved it so much I kept my eye on the store for a few months until I spotted another set in their stock clearance.

    Even in the sales they cost a bit more than some sets of bedding I have seen in other stores/catalogues...but it was love-at-first-sight...and I really do sleep better under the plain, unembellished cotton!

    Two sets....one-on the bed and one on the wash is all I need...but I have an extra undersheet and an extra pillowcase.
    • SparksAlive
    • By SparksAlive 4th Jul 17, 9:14 AM
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    I have a kingsize bed and two sets of plain white bedding. The sheets however are light blue, to match the wall behind the bed.


    I somewhat regret the white because when it rains and my cat comes in wanting some fuss, he gets muddy paw prints everywhere... but on the other hand, the white makes the room look airy and bright, so I put up with it!
    • Chris25
    • By Chris25 4th Jul 17, 10:17 AM
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    I've got 3 sets of Bluebell Gray which whilst very pretty, and expensive, annoys me as it comes very crumpled out of the washing machine. I refuse to iron bedding, so it's always wrinkly on the bed.

    Have just replaced 2 lilac polycotton bottom sheets with 100% cotton white ones, annoyingly they've shrunk badly in the first wash (on 40 degrees). The frill touched the floor when new, it's now 4 inches off the floor and a real fight to get it to fit the mattress.
    Originally posted by Slinky
    I have a gorgeous, expensive, Sanderson set which badly creases even on the lowest spin speed &, like you, I don't want to iron it; it takes ages and still doesn't look lovely so we rarely use it.

    I found a cotton seersucker set in M&S for £10 in their sale and it's great - except it's white & we now have a dog who's allowed on the bed.

    So I decided to put the M&S one away for a while & bought two sets from a CS - but originally from Next - at £3.50 each set. They're patterned & not something I would have chosen had I been buying them from new but they're quite nice, wash well and they do the job.

    We've had most of the sheets for years and are all taupe/beige/cream hotel quality from US. We've always had a v deep mattress and they fit beautifully and were so much cheaper than buying here as once upon a time, they were considered specialist sizes. They wash well and still look as new.
    • Mr_Singleton
    • By Mr_Singleton 4th Jul 17, 7:26 PM
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    I iron mine because they are high thread count and get creased in the wash.
    Originally posted by Pollycat
    Wow, that sounds tedious. Mine are 1000 and find that if I don't over crowd the washing machine and do a quick steam cycle at the end coupled with a quick 'on to the line' it deals with most of the creasing. Besides i kinda like the creased look.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 4th Jul 17, 7:39 PM
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    Wow, that sounds tedious. Mine are 1000 and find that if I don't over crowd the washing machine and do a quick steam cycle at the end coupled with a quick 'on to the line' it deals with most of the creasing. Besides i kinda like the creased look.
    Originally posted by Mr_Singleton
    I don't like the 'creased look' - at all.

    I don't overcrowd the machine.
    I whip the bedding straight out of the machine and on to the line as soon as the cycle has finished.

    Personally I don't find ironing tedious as there is something positive at the end of it.
    That'll be non-creased bedding.
    • TiredTrophy
    • By TiredTrophy 5th Jul 17, 1:29 PM
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    We are still using one of the polycotton single duvet covers bought on hp from a well known catalogue when the kids were young almost 30 years ago!...It is still in constant use....off the bed, through the wash and back on the same day...we have a quilt each as we like different! The rest is that cloth made of beech fibre...cannot remember the name offhand. ..all in cream....3 flat sheets, 2 single fitted for the guest bed.2 single covers, two double covers, 8 pillow slips.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 5th Jul 17, 1:31 PM
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    We are still using one of the polycotton single duvet covers bought on hp from a well known catalogue when the kids were young almost 30 years ago!...It is still in constant use....off the bed, through the wash and back on the same day...we have a quilt each as we like different! The rest is that cloth made of beech fibre...cannot remember the name offhand. ..all in cream....3 flat sheets, 2 single fitted for the guest bed.2 single covers, two double covers, 8 pillow slips.
    Originally posted by TiredTrophy
    Modal perhaps?
    • YorksLass
    • By YorksLass 5th Jul 17, 5:29 PM
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    Ours are all white, Egyptian cotton in summer and flannelette in winter. Duvet covers are in plain colours - cream in our bedroom, cream and duck egg blue in second bedroom and terracotta in third bedroom. Pillow cases always white cotton.

    Today I hung out a pair of sheets and 4 pillow cases as it was a good drying day; some toe-rag has taken one of the sheets and had the cheek to leave the pegs on the line! So, one sheet down now.
    Be kind to others and to yourself too. Life has its ups and downs, use the ups to overcome the downs!

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    • loocyloo
    • By loocyloo 5th Jul 17, 7:14 PM
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    I'd love to have white bedding - but 2 black & white cats and it is never going to happen!


    we currently have a beige/cream pattern set, and a purple/black set, both with matching sheets. I'm going off the first set, and the 2nd set is fading quite badly, but I'm going to wait until we re-decorate and then get something that matches ( and will hide cat fluff! )


    I have a lovely pale grey & white set that is used in the spare room and the cats are not allowed in !


    I have 2 purple/lilac sets that are 'spare' and are used when we use the sofa bed.


    DS has 2 sets he uses, DD has 2 sets she usually uses, but another 2 for when friends come to stay!
    • loocyloo
    • By loocyloo 5th Jul 17, 7:15 PM
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    loocyloo
    Ours are all white, Egyptian cotton in summer and flannelette in winter. Duvet covers are in plain colours - cream in our bedroom, cream and duck egg blue in second bedroom and terracotta in third bedroom. Pillow cases always white cotton.

    Today I hung out a pair of sheets and 4 pillow cases as it was a good drying day; some toe-rag has taken one of the sheets and had the cheek to leave the pegs on the line! So, one sheet down now.
    Originally posted by YorksLass


    That's dreadful. I'm so cross on your behalf.
    • YorksLass
    • By YorksLass 6th Jul 17, 5:06 PM
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    That's dreadful. I'm so cross on your behalf.
    Originally posted by loocyloo
    Thanks loocyloo. It's a good job I'm not a witch otherwise there would be some not very nice things happening to whoever it was! Now I've calmed down a bit, I'm wondering why they would take steal just one sheet and not the pair.

    Luckily, I have another spare sheet I can use to make up a pair.
    Be kind to others and to yourself too. Life has its ups and downs, use the ups to overcome the downs!

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    • Any
    • By Any 6th Jul 17, 10:56 PM
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    Any
    I have creams and blues
    I got Hotel collection heavy Egyptian cotton cream set for our bed in 70%off at House of Fraser in New Year, it's cream and lovely!! I think £50ish, down from over £200. I would never pay that much for bedding.
    But when warmer weather hits I find I can sleep with just that, no duvet in it.

    Then I just bought (from Debenhams sale) lovely light blue set with creamy birds on it. Not washed to be put on the bed yet! That is to replace another cream set that we had for years! I think it was £42, but I bought it with Topcashback cashback, which is worth 10% more when exchanged to shop vouchers.

    The most annoying and expensive thing are bed sheets. We got new matrasse last year, lovely, but now I need extra deep fitted sheets and not everyone carries them and they seem to never go into sale. Just bought 2 (white) at £27 each!!

    Spare bedroom will be getting new bed and duvet within next 12 months, currently I only have 1 stripy blue set for that bedroom and not going to buy another one until new sizes are decided. I have a drier so I can manage with just 1 set there for now.
    • K9sandFelines
    • By K9sandFelines 10th Jul 17, 6:44 PM
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    Mix of tea and pink
    ... with a bit of navy

    They all feature some shade of those colours.

    Patterned is better for me, as I have lots of cats who like to share the bed.

    I have far too many duvets but I love my cotton ones, so I am trying to whittle it down to just cotton and recycle/sell/donate the polycotton ones
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    • adandem
    • By adandem 10th Jul 17, 6:52 PM
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    We have a white with grey toile type pattern (ikea) and 2 of everything so I can change the bed as soon as it's stripped.
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