Makin' beds in the hot sun.

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Education & Training with House Proud Ottawa-Ontario-Canada

Are you fighting to get a king size duvet in a duvet cover?  It is a Herculean task - too much sheet with too short arms.  Tempted to toss that duvet out the window?  Stop.  You too can have a duvet without the work. This tip will save you aggravation and minutes of time. 

To get that hotel look: 

  • Give away your duvet cover - you are never going to use it again.
  • Buy 2 flat sheets bigger than the duvet and a fitted mattress sheet (plus any number of pillow cases that you want). 
  • After putting the fitted sheet on the mattress, put one of the flat sheet on the bed, then the duvet, then the other flat sheet. 
  • Tuck the bottom between the mattress and box spring. 
  • Fold back the two flat sheets so that the top of the duvet is encased. 
  • Toss a throw on the bed to make it look like a hotel bed.

To make it look clean and even more like the Westin / Soffitel, use plain white sheets and pillow cases.  The throw is actually just a strip of heavy beautiful fabric that is placed at the end of the bed from one side to the other.  Search the fabric stores for just the right piece of fabric and sew it into a srip.  Ah, lovely and the bed will look so inviting. 

I fought the bed and the sheets won.

Photo credit:  DSC_3270

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Valerie Zinger
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Ellen:  I look forward to reading that - crocheting is supposed to be very relaxing.  I bet those covers were/are beautiful.

Anna:  I think sunlight was a way of freshing and maybe disinfecting (?) bedding.  I know that sheets that come in from the clothes line are wonderous.

Janet:  My husband too which is why we eventually moved away from duvet covers on the king size bed.  It was not a job that either of us enjoyed.

April 15, 2011 07:07 AM
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Anna Dovger
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607

I think you right ultraviolet light kills bacteria and they were also airating those pillows and blankets. At the end of a day they would fluff them to get the dust out. Do you  remember a fresh smell of air dried clothes?

April 15, 2011 11:37 PM
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Valerie Zinger
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Anna:  Yes I do.  There is a clothes line at my girlfriend's cottage.  Anything that comes in the cottage from that line smells so nice!

April 16, 2011 08:53 AM
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Kathy Burke
S.F. East Bay Home Staging
Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA

WOW.....so easy and clearn looking.  Will need to try this!

April 21, 2011 09:50 PM
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Valerie Zinger
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Kathy:  It makes those duvet covers obsolete. 

April 22, 2011 07:51 AM
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