Spring has Sprung - it is always an exciting time at the queenb offices and showroom!
The trends we are seeing for Spring/Summer 2016 are tropical palms, bold geometrics and "painterly" (watercolour) looks. Inspiration is drawn from all corners of the globe - Morocco, The Bahamas and Mexico, there is a theme in there for everyone, so that you can create your ultimate sleep sanctuary!
Duvet Covers are a bit like clothes, they change with the seasons and we get new designs from all the best brands like Sheridan, Logan & Mason, Private Collection, davinci, Baksana, bluebellgray, Florence Broadhurst, Wedgwood and more, every 6 months!
If you want to bring gorgeous watercolours into your bedroom - and make your bed a living piece of art, look at Juliette Rose by Logan & Mason, Wisteria by bluebellgray and Roma Pontoon by Ltd. Logan and Mason.as there are such beautiful new Duvet Cover designs coming through daily!
If you look at Lorne Green Duvet Cover by Platinum Collection you will get a real taste of the tropical palms theme, bold geometrics are clearly seen in designs such as Fender by Nu Edition, Rio Gold by Logan & Mason, Neo Teal by Logan & Mason and Aires Duvet Cover Set by Alex Perry.
All the new designs should give you some serious inspiration to do up your bedroom, and change its look for Spring/Summer 2016.
1) They want a boxed, fitted bedspread to make their bedrooms look "tidy"
2) They want something quick and easy to throw over the bed in the morning to speed up their morning routine
3) They want something that goes to the floor and covers up the base of the bed
In bedspreads there are two main varieties: Fitted and Throwover:
Toppers are completely separate to the mattress, with elastic straps or an elasticated skirt that will allow you to remove it to air, clean or “fluff” it up.
It's not always easy to choose the perfect robe! First you need to decide what material you want for your robe - do you want a nice, fluffy and light 100% polyester robe, do you want a light-weight waffle or 100% cotton robe, or maybe you want a heavy cotton terry toweling robe?
The word "velour" often throws people when relating to cotton bath robes. Lots of our Diamonds Commercial and Baksana robes have a velour shell (like a nice fluffy beach towel), and toweling interior- but they are still 100% cotton, this is simply because the Cotton is treated in a different fashion on each side, that way you get the best of both worlds- a nice fluffy outer, and toweling on the inside - so you can chuck it on after a shower or spa if you want to!
Choosing the right pillow is a very personal decision – what is perfect for one person may not suit the next. As well as having a supportive and comfortable bed, it is really important to have the right pillow, one suited to your size and sleeping style and which fully supports your head, neck and shoulders throughout the night. So what should you look out for when choosing a pillow for yourself?
At queenb we often get asked "what is the latest trend in Duvets?". Well the hottest thing on the market for Duvet Covers right now is....... MARBLE!
Who would have thought you could add a gorgeous, natural, stone-like quality to your bed (just like your tiles or benchtop)! Totally unisex, your husband or partner can't complain the bedding you chose looks a bit "girly".
Marble Duvets aren't cheap but damn, they are amazing quality and are made where else- but Italy!!! Buy these online from queenb in Gold or White- no-one ever regretted buying quality!
Egyptian Cotton is often a term used to describe good quality sheets. Unfortunately you have to be careful as a very cheap “Egyptian Cotton” sheet set is more than likely too good to be true! Here's what we have to tell you...
Did you know, we don’t have any regulations in New Zealand, so a bud gown in China, Pakistan or similar means the origin of Cotton can still be described as “Egyptian Cotton” even though it will not receive the same nutrients or perfect growing climate genuine Egyptian Cotton, grown on the banks of the Nile and picked by hand (not machine picked like crops in China or Pakistan) are. The result of this could be a cheaper sheet set, but because of the machine picking process, the sheets will break down & pill (bobble) over a shorter period of time....
Sheets are really important for a perfect night’s sleep. We always get people in the queenb showroom after a new, top quality set of sheets! The first question we always ask the customer when they arrive to buy new sheets is what material do you want your sheet set made of; cotton, polycotton or “other”? The most common response is “what is the difference?" Being Manchester experts the queenb team are always more than happy to explain!