Luxury Bedding Ensembles

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Luxury bedding ensembles will save you time in designing your bedroom, while giving your bedroom a sophisticated designer look.

How to Save Money

You can save money on your bedding if you buy special purchases, closeouts and discontinued patterns, sale items, or from a discount store. Make sure you understand the terms of sale before purchasing because many times deeply discount bedding is non-returnable after purchase.

Special Purchases

Some stores make what are called special purchases. These are high-ticket items that the manufacturer or distributor has discounted in order to move out of warehousing to make room for new stock. The bedding is usually first quality and is being offered at a savings to the retailer. Many times the retailers will pass on the savings to customers as a way to entice the customer to shop at the store. You might go to a store or go online with the intention of purchasing the special purchase item, but find a better deal and walk away with something entirely different.

Closeouts and Discontinued Patterns

Closeouts and discontinued patterns are another great way to save. Usually, these finds have some of the steepest discounts. The discontinued status means the pattern won't be available after the initial stock is sold. If this is a pattern you really like, then you may wish to buy a second set of sheets or extra pillows. If you've been holding off buying a throw in the pattern you already have, this kind of markdown is the perfect opportunity to build your ensemble. The only problem you might have with this kind of purchase is a mismatch of dye lots or an incomplete ensemble because of the pattern is popular. If you come across a closeout of a discontinued pattern you want, don't hesitate because it might not still be there when you decide to make the purchase.

Sale Items

There are many reasons why a bedding ensemble is put on sale. The manufacturer may be running a special promotion to introduce a new pattern design or the store may be trying to move inventory in preparation of a new season. Whatever the reason for the sale, you can take advantage of it by knowing beforehand what you want and setting a budget.

Discount Store

There is an abundance of discount stores to choose from when it comes to buying luxury bedding. Some of these stores can save you hundreds of dollars if you're able to take advantage of sales and special purchases. Some stores, especially online stores have monthly sale items and many have second and third markdown sections. When you get to this kind of sale, you often can't find a complete ensemble, so be cautious and pay attention to what items are included and which ones are missing.

Designer Luxury Bedding

Many designers have a line of luxury bedding. You can often save on this kind of bedding by frequenting stores to catch a one-day sale or end of season sale. Many times stores feature a half-price sale just to move the store inventory.

What an Ensemble Includes

The items that come in a complete bedding ensemble can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, but most will include the following items. Many of the luxury linens sets can be monogrammed for an additional cost.

Typical Ensemble Pieces Include:

Linen Set:

  • Fitted Bottom Sheet
  • Flat Top Sheet
  • Two Pillow Cases
  • Some may have a bonus of two extra pillow cases

Comforter Set:

  • Dust Ruffle
  • Two Shams

Throw Pillow Set:

  • Two Shams
  • Two Euro Shams
  • Two Square Pillows
  • One Neck Roll (Bolster Pillow)
  • Two Accent Pillows
  • Two Small Square (Breakfast) Pillows with Flanged Edges

Additional Matching Pieces:

  • Throws
  • Blankets
  • Bedspread
  • Quilt
  • Coverlets
  • Oversized Duvet Covers
  • Draperies and Valances

Some ensembles will include all of the ones listed in the sets above while others may be sold in varying combinations.

Luxury Fabrics and Designs

Luxury fabrics come in an array of textures that are sensual to the touch. You'll feel pampered in elegance when you buy high-end bedding.

Popular Fabric, Design and Trim Choices:

  • Thin Pipe Edging
  • Candlewick and Terry
  • Corded Trims
  • Cottons
  • Damask
  • Diamond Stitching
  • Embroidery
  • Eyelash Dots
  • French "stuffed work" designs
  • Knotted Fringe
  • Matelasse
  • Puckered Fabric Corners
  • Quilted
  • Scalloped Fringe
  • Sculpted appearances
  • Sheared Chenille
  • Solid Crushed Velvet
  • String Fringe
  • Tassels
  • Toile
  • Twisted Braid or Cord Trim
  • Velvet Silk

Luxury Bedding Designer and Manufacturers

There are several manufacturers who specialize in luxury bedding. You can shop for famous designers and brand names at discount shops and bedding stores for huge savings.

  • aj Moss
  • Ann Gish
  • Annie Selke Home Collection
  • Bergman Collection
  • Charisma
  • Croscill
  • Dian Austin Couture Home
  • Donna Karan
  • Dransfield & Ross
  • Lacoste
  • Lawrence
  • Lichtenberg
  • Matouk
  • Nygard Home
  • Ralph Lauren Collection
  • Sferra
  • Sweet Dreams
  • The Marcus Collection
  • Thomasville
  • Veratex
  • Waverly

Buy Luxury Bedding Ensembles

There area many online sites where you can purchase discounted, first-quality, luxury bedding.

Caring For Your Bedding

Once you've bought your bedding, you'll want to follow the cleaning instructions to the letter in order to protect your investment and continue to enjoy your luxury bedding ensembles.

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